13 Apr

What Benefits are Available to Me After a Severe Work Injury?


Severe work injuries are scary. For purposes of this article, “severe” is going to be used when describing a work injury that prevents someone from working ever again, essentially meaning a total disability injury. This is not to diminish other injuries that can also be very bad and difficult for daily life. However, let’s focus on the benefits available after a severe work injury that would prevent someone from re-entering the workforce.

09 Mar

The Myths of Employee & Employer Fraud


Most times when people talk about fraud in workers’ compensation cases, they mean employee fraud. It’s a common misconception that most work injuries are faked or exaggerated. Do those cases occur? Yes, but just not to the frequency that most people assume.
27 Jan

Workers’ Compensation Rates are being Reduced in 2022


On November 12, 2021, the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation issued a Final Order approving the recommendation from the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) for a statewide overall rate decrease of 4.9% of workers’ compensation insurance rates.

12 Aug

How Insurance Companies Deny Temporary Wage Benefits


Defense counsel routinely uses a number of defenses in order to deny paying temporary benefits to injured workers. These defenses assume your client has already met the threshold requirements for either Temporary Partial Disability (TPD) or Temporary Total Disability (TTD) i.e., restrictions from an authorized treating physician and not at Maximum Medical Improvement (MMI).

There are rare occasions when an injured worker is entitled to TTD but not receiving it while actively employed with the Employer and the Carrier has not asserted an affirmative defense to payment of TTD.

30 Mar

Can I Sue My Employer for Getting Hurt on the Job?


This question has been asked by countless employees who have been injured on the job and believe it was caused by their employer’s negligence. Outside of an employment situation, like a car accident, slip and fall, or medical injury, negligence can be a reason that the injured party seeks damages against the responsible person in court. Therefore, most people think the same rights exist when someone is injured at work and their employer was negligent. However, that is not the case. 

28 Jan

What Lost Wages Are Potentially Available to Injured Workers?


Injured workers in Florida are entitled to two different categories of lost wages: medical and indemnity. Strictly speaking, “lost wages” most often refers to indemnity benefits. These money benefits are provided to injured workers when they are no longer working due to their injury. 

01 Dec

Why Does It Take So Long to Receive My Check After Settling My Case?


While your legal case may be settled, your settlement check often must travel through an extensive process before it is in your hands. The release of the check only occurs after your lawyer has verified possible liens, outstanding paperwork, and health insurance. Every case is different and depends on the type of case, whether personal injury or workers’ compensation.

09 Oct

What to Know About Product Liability Law


When a product fails and causes injury, it’s likely that the people involved in manufacturing the product can be held liable for their part in the breakdown. Product liability attaches liability to the manufacturer, seller, and distributor. In some cases, the suppliers and retailers can be held responsible for product failure.

While product liability is very broad, generally the law is limited to products that are considered a tangible personal property.

01 Sep

How Do I Hire a Lawyer When I Can’t See Them in Person?


The COVID-19 pandemic has created a global shift in how everyday workers conduct business, including lawyers. From typical office workers to teachers, operating remotely to limit person-to-person contact has become an everyday reality.