15 Nov

3 Employee Rights in the Workplace


Knowing your employee rights is important for protecting your health and safety in the workplace, especially if you suffer an injury while on the job. Many workers go right from high school or college into the workforce and may be unaware of their employee rights.

Every worker in the United States has basic employee rights, but without knowing what those rights are, your employer can sometimes take advantage of your lack of knowledge. Protect yourself by knowing your rights.

28 Jul

Who Pays for Workers' Compensation


Workers’ compensation offers financial relief to workers who have been injured on the job. It covers a certain amount of medical expenses and sometimes a portion of lost pay. This means that workers can focus on healing rather than their livelihood. But who pays for workers’ compensation?

While it’s possible to file for workers’ compensation without a lawyer, it can significantly streamline and smooth the entire process.

02 May

How To Sue for Personal Injury


Did you know that personal injury is one of the most common situations that result in civil lawsuits? However, not all injuries deserve to be filed as a personal injury claim. It’s crucial to understand the different types of injury claims because each type offers different potential damages, limitation periods, and so much more.

The complexity of the legal system seems daunting, but it also offers relief in light of possible wage loss and healthcare costs.

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. 

01 Mar

What Does Workers’ Compensation Cover?


Workers’ compensation covers benefits for employees who have suffered work-related injuries and illnesses. While certain exceptions occur, the point of workers’ compensation is to ensure that those injured on the job receive monetary aid as they recover. 

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. 

02 May

Is COVID-19 Considered a Compensable Workplace Accident in Florida?


The COVID-19 pandemic offers a unique challenge when it comes to workers’ compensation in Florida. With countless concerns and consequences from this virus, employers are scrambling to adjust to the ever-changing regulations and expectations, especially if an employee contracts the virus while on the job.

30 Apr

Common Worker’s Compensation Injuries


Every industry has common injuries that qualify for worker’s compensation. While certain professions pose more risk of injury than others, it is important to recognize that every office and position comes with some level of risk. Being educated on potential injuries, knowing how to avoid them, and understanding what to do in the event that you receive an injury on the job are crucial to note for any position.

The most common injuries for worker’s compensation include overexertion, trips and falls, machinery accidents, transportation incidents, and workplace violence.

03 Apr

Repetitive Stress and Overexertion Injuries


Repetitive stress and overexertion injuries are two types of injuries that plague many workers and places of employment. Each of these injuries is likely eligible for worker’s compensation, but their gradual symptoms often can be hard to recognize until they’re extremely severe, causing a change in the ability to perform certain activities. Therefore, it is important for employees to recognize possible symptoms early and report them before they have the chance to get worse.