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Can Your Employer Punish You for Making a Workers’ Compensation Claim?

By Stephen M. Barbas |

There are many people who refuse to get treatment after an injury on the job. They may have their own reasons, although few reasons are valid given how important it is to get help for yourself as soon as possible. One reason which sounds like it has legal validity, is the fear of an… Read More »

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What to Do After a Work-Related Injury

By Stephen M. Barbas |

If you are an employee in Florida, it is more than likely that your employer is required to have workers’ compensation insurance if you injure yourself on the job. If reported and filed a workers’ compensation claim can help you recover lost wages and pay for medical expenses associated with the injury. Included in… Read More »

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Florida Supreme Court rules on Workers’ Compensation

By Stephen M. Barbas |

In 2016, the Florida Supreme Court decided two cases that have lasting effects on the state’s workers’ compensation system. Some people are questioning the rulings of the state’s highest court, but one study found that the changes instituted by actually align Florida more closely with other states’ workers’ compensation plans. The Workers’ Compensation Research… Read More »

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What is Workers’ Compensation and How Can it Help Me?

By Stephen M. Barbas |

You got hurt at work, and now you have to take time off to heal. How are you going to be able to make ends meet while you can’t work? At the offices of Barbas, Nunez, Sanders, Butler & Hovsepian, our Tampa workers’ compensation attorneys can help make sure you are compensated fairly for… Read More »

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Common On-the-Job Injuries That Could Put Your Working Teen at Risk

By Stephen M. Barbas |

According to Pew Research Center, teen employment has decreased by between 12 and 18 percent since 2000. As of 2017, approximately 28.7 percent of American teens held year-round jobs, compared with 43 percent of teens in 2000. To be sure, 35 percent of teens worked summer jobs last summer, compared with 51.7 percent of… Read More »

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Why Evaluation is Necessary After a Work-Related Injury

By Stephen M. Barbas |

If you are injured on the job, there is a good chance that you will be unable to return to work for a significant period of time, and even if you can return to work, you may find that you are no longer able to perform the duties of your position. Fortunately, workers’ compensation… Read More »

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Your Rights as a Worker Under OSHA

By Stephen M. Barbas |

The Occupational Safety and Health Association governs workplace safety across all industries and throughout Florida and the U.S. OSHA’s goals are two-fold: to create safety standards by which all employers must abide and to ensure all workers have access to a safe, hazard-free workplace. To achieve those goals, OSHA has created numerous regulations for… Read More »

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What is an Idiopathic Injury and How Can it Affect Workers’ Compensation Claims?

By Stephen M. Barbas |

According to the International Risk Management Institute, idiopathic injuries are those that arise spontaneously and have no identifiable cause. Typically, the condition is a trait or disorder that is unique to the injured party and that could have arisen at anytime and anywhere regardless of in which activities the injured party participated. If an… Read More »

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Electrical Hazards At Construction Sites

By Stephen M. Barbas |

Construction sites are fraught with dangers, some more obvious than others. While most workers are taught to be wary of scaffolding, heavy machinery, power tools, and saws, many are not informed of the very real dangers of electricity. At least, those who do not regularly work with electricity are not. Yet, linemen and electricians… Read More »

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Is Your Workers’ Compensation Company Monitoring You?

By Stephen M. Barbas |

If your employer suspects you are guilty of workers’ compensation fraud, it may hire a private investigator to watch over you. It is not uncommon for employers to do this for employees who file workers’ compensation claims, especially if a worker’s story changes from one telling to the next, does not add up with… Read More »

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