26 Aug

4 Ways to Prepare for a Personal Injury Claim in Florida


If you have been injured due to negligence, recklessness, or carelessness, the law provides the option of a personal injury claim in Florida. While injury and a personal injury claim can be overwhelming and disruptive to your life, there are four ways to prepare for a personal injury claim in Florida. Once you recognize your injury is due to negligence, it’s time to determine the next steps.

22 Aug

Why Are My Impairment Rating and Benefits So Low?


In Florida, when you get hurt on the job, you are entitled to two classes of benefits: medical and indemnity or lost wages. Medical treatment starts with the goal of treating the person until they reach a status called maximum medical improvement (MMI). After MMI, the goal is to provide palliative care or pain management. MMI also shifts an injured worker’s entitlement to indemnity benefits. After MMI, temporary wages are cut off. With the exception of rehabilitation temporary total benefits, only permanent indemnity benefits are available.

07 Jul

What Are Different Types of Workers’ Compensation?


Most employees understand that workers’ compensation exists to support workers who have been injured while on the job; however, workers’ compensation has different types and levels of care for employees.

20 Jun

How to Prove Permanent and Total Disability


While every case is unique with different factors, it is possible to prove permanent and total disability through a Florida workers’ compensation case. The discussion starts by understanding the statutes, case law, and past experience. In every situation, it’s ideal to reach out to a workers’ compensation lawyer to dive into the details of your case.

23 May

What Happens When a Work Injury Causes Traumatic Brain Injury?


A Traumatic Brain Injury, as a result of your work, can be a scary situation to navigate, but your first step should be medical care. From there, your options depend on a number of factors that are discussed in this article.

Traumatic Brain Injury or TBI is when an injury affects the brain’s function.[1]

11 May

8 Frequent Workers’ Compensation Injuries and Claims


No matter where you work, workplace injury is a common problem. Knowing your workers' compensation rights is crucial to your health and well-being. Workers are eligible to get benefits related to medical expenses, rehabilitation services, and lost wages.

Workplace injury is part of the risk that an employer must plan for, and most states, including Florida, requires that employers have workers’ compensation insurance in place for their employees. As an employee, it’s important to know common injuries for workers’ compensation claims.

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.
01 Mar

5 Things Every Employee Should Know About Personal Injury


There may be times when accidents can occur in the workplace, either due to malpractice, negligence, or human error. Though distressing, the aftermath of a personal injury includes a number of options for pursuing your rights.

Knowing what to do in case of personal injury in the workplace is the first step. Here are five things every employee should keep in mind in the event of a personal injury.

1. Focus on the Injury Care

When you suffer an injury at the workplace, your first priority should be your health.