Workplace Injuries can be Disabling

Some of the most serious injuries Floridians suffer are those that occur on-the-job, especially in high-risk professions. The issue with many workplace injuries is that they often occur to body parts you are using to do your job, which can incapacitate you from work for an extended period of time. If you are unable to…

Can You Get workers’ compensation for Stress-Related Illnesses?

Workplace accidents are an everyday occurrence within the American workforce. Workers who are injured on the job have a legal right to be compensated for their injuries through their employers’ workers’ compensation coverage. For some accidents, such as slip and fall injuries, this is a fairly straightforward process. But what happens when injuries are intangible…

Steps to Take After a Workplace Accident

Accidents in the workplace are very common and can happen at any time, under a variety of circumstances. If you have been injured in an accident while you were working on the job (and without regard to fault), you may be entitled to monetary compensation under Florida workers’ compensation laws. Insurance coverage in a Florida…

Even Office Workers Can Sustain Injuries

Although working in an office setting is, generally speaking, much less dangerous than working in construction or as a firefighter, office safety is still an issue for everyone involved. Office workers may still suffer injuries on the job due to environmental hazards or an improperly maintained work-space. If you have been injured on the job…

Can I Sue After A Workplace Accident?

Employment relationships are very tricky and regulating them is a balance between the livelihood and well-being of the worker and the ability of the employer to remain profitable. Without the worker, there is no business, but without the business, there is no job for the worker. This balancing act permeates employment laws and regulations, labor…

US Labor Calls for Federal Oversight of Workers’ Comp Laws

The United States Labor Department is calling for an examination of changes to state workers’ compensation laws in an effort to prevent the further deterioration of the system, NPR reports. “Working people are at great risk of falling into poverty,” the department stated. These different changes from state to state have resulted in “the failure…

Structure of A Workers’ Compensation Claim

When a worker is injured on the job, he or she is usually entitled to workers’ compensation benefits to compensate for medical expenses, rehabilitation and lost wages resulting from the accident. The requirements and terms of an injured worker’s right to receive workers’ compensation benefits in Florida is set out by statute, commonly known as…

Understanding Your Work Comp Claim

What damages can I seek in my workers compensation claim? In work comp claims, you’re entitled to lost wage benefits, medical benefits, and impairment benefits.  In addition, the possibility for payment of penalties and interest exists in the event a monetary payment you’re entitled to receive is not paid timely.  Essentially, when you’ve been injured…

They Want You To Quit

If you’ve been injured on the job, the severity of your injury has a significant impact on how your claim is handled by your employer’s workers compensation insurance company (workers compensation insurance company, will hereafter be stated as, “carrier”).  The opinions provided by physicians you’re authorized to treat with will determine what rights and obligations…

Afraid To Retain a Work Comp Attorney?

Regardless of whether you love what you do, everyone is grateful for their paycheck.  Income provides the means to establish a living wage.  [1] When a work accident occurs, you may have reservations about hiring an attorney.  Some people do.  Some people don’t.  If you’re one of the people that are afraid to retain an…

How To Best Describe Your Florida Work Accident

A thorough and accurate description of your work accident, including all related injuries, is more important than most realize.  A generally unknown fact is that numerous perceptions and assumptions are made based on your description.  These perceptions and assumptions can strongly influence the manner in which your work comp claim is handled.  Potential individuals forming…

Top 5 Questions: Work Comp Impairment Benefits

After sustaining an injury on the job, you are entitled to medical treatment, lost wages, and what are called permanent impairment benefits.  The rate at which you are entitled to be paid, for how long, and what the penalties are to the workers compensation carrier for late payment can be confusing.  The Dolman Law Group…