Category Archives: Workers Compensation
Lacerations Can be Serious Workplace Injuries
When we think of injuries in the workplace, we often think about injuries to bones, or limbs. If someone mentioned a laceration, you may automatically equate laceration with a minor injury, that could not be expected to keep you out of work for very long. But a laceration is not “just a cut,” and… Read More »
Common Questions About Workers’ Compensation
You may think that you know a lot about workers’ compensation. Many people do, even if they aren’t workers’ compensation attorneys. But there are still things to learn, and things that you may not have known about workers’ compensation. Here are some of the more common things that people ask their attorney about workers’… Read More »
Getting Workers’ Compensation For Injuries After or Before Work Hours
When the country shut down because of COVID, more and more Florida workers found themselves working from home. Many restrictions have been lifted, but many employers have continued to allow employees to work from home. With so many people now working from home (or perhaps, a hybrid of home and in office work), it… Read More »
Car Accidents on the Job: Personal Injury or Workers’ Compensation?
We often talk about workers’ compensation and car accidents separately, because an entirely different system of medical treatment, benefits, payments, and damages are available in both. They are governed by separate laws and statutes. But what happens when they intersect—specifically, what happens when you are involved in a car accident on the job? Car… Read More »
COVID-19 Workers’ Compensation Claims are Being Denied at an Alarming Rate
We expect workers’ compensation insurers to deny claims. That’s how insurance companies save money, by denying claims, and forcing injured workers to file claims and lawsuits in order to get their workers’ compensation insurance. But insurers are stooping to a new low, in denying claims being made by workers on the frontline of the… Read More »
Can You Get Workers’ Compensation for Injuries Because of Workplace Violence
When we’ve discussed getting workers’ compensation for workplace accidents, we tend to think of just the word “accident.” But what if you’re injured at work because of something other than an accident—specifically, what if you are injured as a result of violence in the workplace? An assault, a battery, or some kind of criminal… Read More »
Jobs That Don’t Seem Dangerous, But Are
If you work in some professions or jobs, you may not think much about workers’ compensation. After all, you don’t work in a “dangerous” job. When you think of jobs where the likelihood of injury is high, you probably think about construction workers, police and emergency responders, electricians or warehouse workers. And you would… Read More »
Why Truthful Answers on Medical Questionnaires Matter in Workers’ Compensation
Let’s say that you are applying for a new job. Like many jobs, this job requires that you fill out a mound of forms. The list of forms is almost never ending to the point that you start to zone out and get a little numb. You zone out so much that when it… Read More »
Can Your Workers’ Compensation Settlement be Used to Pay Back Owed Child Support?
So you have settled or won your workers’ compensation case, and part of the settlement calls for you to receive a lump sum of money, perhaps to compensate you for previous lost wages not paid, or an early cutoff of benefits, or benefits that were unpaid but should have been paid. Your attorney goes… Read More »
What Happens if Workers’ Compensation Makes an Overpayment?
When you think of mistakes that workers’ compensation insurance makes, you tend to think of underpayments, or refusals to pay. In most cases, lawsuits and litigation related to workers’ compensation have to do with compelling the compensation insurance company to pay more, or to continue paying benefits. But what if your workers’ compensation company… Read More »