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.

19 Oct

When to Reject a Settlement Offer for a Personal Injury


Knowing when to reject a settlement offer for a personal injury claim can be difficult since several factors are at play, and it’s always best to work with a personal injury attorney who will know what’s fair, low, and high for a personal injury settlement.

After all, a personal injury can disrupt your daily life from your career to your hobbies, and it includes medical treatments, time off work, and medical bills. A good settlement offer covers your medical expenses, lost wages, and other associated bills.

27 Aug

Will my Personal Injury Case go to Trial?


No, in general, most personal injury cases settle before reaching trial. Statistically, 95% of personal injury cases settle pretrial with only approximately 5% going to trial. Settling before trial tends to save time and money, even when the settlement offer is a hefty sum.

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.

17 Jun

How is Pain and Suffering Calculated in FL


Accident injuries often include major medical expenses, job pay loss, and long-term recovery. These are, more or less, easily measured for determining how much compensation should be received by the victim. However, in some situations, your situation could be eligible for compensation for your “pain and suffering.”

02 Jun

Physical and Emotional Self-Care Tips After Personal Injury


A personal injury often pauses life as we know it, and that can be hard, especially if the injury makes work and life more challenging. In some personal injury cases, you cannot work at all and most of your time is spent in recovery. Personal injury requires taking time for self-care to expedite a full recovery.