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. 

20 Aug

If I Hire an Attorney for Workers’ Compensation, Will I Get Fired?


Workers are often concerned about getting fired because they consulted or hired a lawyer to handle their worker’s compensation claim or personal injury claim. A smart employer will not fire you. Firstly, it is illegal for an employer to fire you for filing a claim or working with an attorney; secondly, termination will not affect your ability to receive worker’s compensation. This is considered wrongful termination and retaliation.

23 Jul

What Do I Do if I Finished Medical Treatment for My Work Injury but My Employer Fired Me?


One of the most perplexing aspects of the Florida Workers’ Compensation law is the lack of resources or solutions for workers when they have a career-altering injury. When an injured worker has completed their medical treatment but is still physically unable to return to their employment before the injury, the system has very little options for that worker. 

04 Jun

Why Can’t I Choose My Own Doctor?


The workers’ compensation community accepts and expects that injured workers in the state of Florida do not get to choose which doctors will treat them for their on-the-job injuries. However, when someone gets injured on the job, they are often frustrated by their lack of choice over who is going to treat them for their injuries. 

02 Apr

Understanding Complex Regional Pain Syndrome


Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) is one of the most devastating and perplexing conditions that can occur following an accident. It does not distinguish where the accident occurred, whether it be a work injury, car accident, or fall at home. It is likely one is not aware of this condition unless there is a personal connection to it. Seeing it first hand is typically the first encounter whether it be a friend or family member. 

30 Nov

The First District Court of Appeals reverses prior position on workplace injury causation doctrine.


On April 5, 2019, the First District Court of Appeal issued its en banc opinion in Sedgwick CMS and The Hartford/Sedgwick CMS v. Tammitha Valcourt-Williams.[1] This case is contradictory to years of established doctrine within the Florida Workers’ Compensation law.