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Who Chooses my Doctor if I'm Injured at Work?

Under Florida Worker’s Compensation Laws, there are a number of restrictions on injured workers. For example, injured workers are required to report work-related injuries to their employers in a limited amount of time. Also, depending on the severity of the injuries, the amount of time in which an injured employee can collect his or her payout may vary. Perhaps one of the most shocking restrictions… Read more

Florida Workers Compensation Time Restraints

In any workers compensation claim, time is of the essence. It is always best to act immediately when you’ve been injured a work related incident. In recent news, Florida has received some criticism over its Workers Compensation time restraints. More specifically, in a recent 5-2 vote, Florida’s Supreme Court overturned a law previously restricting an injured worker’s payout to two years. Prior to… Read more

Collecting Rehabilitation Costs

Collecting Rehabilitation Costs Have you been injured at the workplace? Have you been released from the hospital but have months of rehabilitation ahead of you? You are worried of how you are going to pay for it. But what you don’t know is that after filing a workers compensation case, your employer is responsible for paying any rehabilitation costs as a result of your injury. There are different types of rehabilitation: Rehabilitative Vocational Rehabilitative… Read more

Diabetes and its affect on your workers compensation claim

Diabetes and its affect on your workers compensation claim Do you have a health condition such as diabetes? Do you know this can impact your settlement for your workers compensation claim? The question the court will have to determine is how much of the employees injury was due to him having diabetes or because of his work. There are certain factors the court will have to consider such as the extent of his illness, his job duties and etc. Diabetes is medical… Read more

How to settle a case?

How to settle a case? You have been through the workers compensation process and now want to settle with the insurance company. Whether you have hired an attorney or have been going through the process alone, there is some important information to know when going through this process. As the injured party you have several options in trying to settle with the insurance company. The first option is to contact the insurance… Read more

Florida Supreme Court Decision to be made in April

Florida Supreme Court Decision to be made in April The article Florida High Court set to hear Constitutional Challenge to Worker’s Comp, discusses an important worker’s compensation issue that will be heard in April and that can change the workers compensation system if ruled in the plaintiffs favor. Daniel Stahl v. Hialeah Hospital, et el. is being heard by the Florida Supreme Court on April 16, 2016. It is one of several cases that have question… Read more

Injury at the Workplace: Collecting Lost Wages

Injury at the Workplace: Collecting Lost Wages It is a Monday afternoon and you are at work completing your usual tasks. You are walking back from using the copy machine and trip on a loose rug and are rushed to the hospital. At the hospital you are told that you will not be able to work for six (6) months and you think to yourself how am I going to pay my bills. Under the worker compensation laws in Florida you are protected for your accident… Read more

Florida Appellate Court Overturns JCC’s Order Denying Stipulation Paying Injured Employee’s Costs

Florida Appellate Court Overturns JCC’s Order Denying Stipulation Paying Injured Employee’s Costs In Gobel v. American Airlines, a Florida employee filed a claim for benefits after suffering injuries while on the job, and the claim was eventually granted. Next, the parties submitted a joint stipulation to the Judge of Compensation Claims (“JCC”) overseeing the claim, regarding the payment of legal fees and costs. Pursuant to the stipulation, the employer agreed to pay the injured worker $200 towards… Read more

Florida Appellate Court Upholds JCC Determination Regarding Denial of Sheltered Employment Claim

Florida Appellate Court Upholds JCC Determination Regarding Denial of Sheltered Employment Claim In Moore v. Servicemaster Commercial Services, a housekeeper who worked for a commercial company sustained injuries to her right shoulder while working, requiring the woman to undergo surgery to address the injury. Approximately one week after the operation, the woman was cleared to return to her occupational schedule, subject to some limitations. The surgeon also recommended that the woman undertake… Read more

Florida Appellate Court Reduces Apportionment of Injured Workers’ Surgical Costs

Florida Appellate Court Reduces Apportionment of Injured Workers’ Surgical Costs In Frankel v. Loxahatchee Club, Inc., the plaintiff suffered injuries on the job while moving a large piece of furniture. After the accident, the man submitted a claim for workers’ compensation benefits to his employer, which the employer accepted. At a hearing before the judge of compensation claims (“JCC”) assigned to the case, the worker stated that he had suffered injuries to his right shoulder… Read more
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