23 Dec

Can Seasonal Employees Receive Workers' Compensation?


Businesses hire seasonal employees to get an extra hand and increase staffing during the holiday season. Even though seasonal employees only work for a short period of time, costs and obligations associated with hiring seasonal workers remain a concern, including providing workers’ compensation coverage.

08 Dec

The Lingering Effects of a Car Accident


A car accident happens in the blink of an eye, but the effects can last longer than the broken limbs and open wounds you first see. Not only is it dangerous to be unaware of your lingering symptoms, but it is also important to understand what they mean to you. Knowing the lasting effects of car accidents can benefit you when seeking medical help and keep you informed when you may not know and see the source of your injury.  

12 Nov

Four Common Injuries in the Food Industry


Do you work in the food industry? Every business covers different common injuries that qualify for workers’ compensation, even in the food industry. Therefore, knowing your workers’ compensation rights can be crucial to your health and well-being.

03 Oct

Can You Receive Workers’ Compensation as a Part-time Employee?


Employers offer workers’ compensation to full-time employees who get hurt on the job, but what about part-time employees? Can they receive workers’ compensation? Legally, all workers are entitled to workers’ compensation regardless of full-time or part-time status.

One of the most common employee benefits is wage loss benefits. Wage loss benefits compensate employees who have been injured on the job. Employees can receive compensation for wage loss, but the amount depends if the employee was able to return to work or his wages before and after the loss.

06 Sep

How to Prove Causation in a Personal Injury Case


Causation is one of the most vital components of a personal injury case. Without causation, there is no case. And to win a personal injury case, there must be a connection between the damages and injuries that a victim has suffered and the alleged party at fault.

A jury may not award you the compensation that you require if you only prove the negligent actions of the other party. You need to link the accident with your injuries and to the other party’s negligence.

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.