Understanding the Overlap between Social Security Disability and Workers’ Comp

When you become disabled due to an injury at work, you will most likely qualify to receive workers’ compensation to cover your lost wages and medical costs. However, if that workplace injury or illness leaves you fully disabled, you may also qualify for social security disability benefits. This sounds exciting, but since both forms of disability are considered to be government funded, there are actually limits on what you can collect. It’s best to work with an attorney to ensure that you overlap your social security disability and workers’ compensation benefits to maximize the financial support you receive. (more…)

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Business Owners, This Tool Will Help You Find Workers’ Comp Insurance

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Florida’s compensation system has been undergoing many changes in the past few years. The most notable adjustment has been the higher insurance rates, now up beyond 14 percent after a recent Florida Supreme Court decision. While businesses and the Florida Chamber of Commerce are struggling to find a solution, senators warn that rates cannot be decreased without cutting health benefits, something they are unwilling to do. (more…)

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Florida Workers’ Comp System Will Not Be Changing Anytime Soon

Florida Workers’ Comp System Will Not Be Changing Anytime Soon

workers-compBack in May 2016, the Florida Supreme Court caused a major controversy when it declared that attorneys would no longer face a limit on the fees they can collect during workers’ compensation cases. This decision was a major victory for workers but a devastating loss for businesses, and despite the decision, the battle is far from over. The case of Daniel Stahl v. Hialeah Hospital was decided on October 31 when the United States Supreme Court declared it would not review a Florida case challenging the state’s workers’ compensation system. (more…)

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The Most Common Occupational Illnesses Deserving Compensation

The Most Common Occupational Illnesses That Deserve Compensation

hearing testIt’s commonly known that injuries that occur in the workplace can be covered with workers’ compensation benefits, but many people forget that illnesses and diseases that arise as a direct result of the working environment also receive the same coverage. Depending on the type of work being done, employees may be at risk of different forms of illness and disease, and the following are the most common.

Defining an Occupational Disease (more…)

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Workers’ Compensation Fraud Crackdown

Workers’ Compensation Fraud Crackdown

fraudThe workers’ compensation system, also known as workman’s comp, is a tricky and complicated system to begin with, but it is being made all the more controversial as more dishonest workers are caught defrauding the system.

What is Workers’ Compensation?

Workers’ compensation is a form of insurance held by employers to provide financial support for employees who are injured on the job. By accepting workers’ compensation money, employees agree not to pursue any legal recourse against their employers, even if the injury was the fault of the employer or company. The money provided by workers’ comp is meant to cover lost wages and medical bills during recovery, so it is not intended to be a permanent form of financial compensation. (more…)

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When Large Companies Don’t Report Injuries

When Large Companies Don’t Report Injuries

Just as employees are held to specific standards when working and representing their employer, employers have an obligation to quickly and efficiently report any workplace injuries for workers’ compensation. Unfortunately, many companies, large and small, neglect to report injuries and instead leave employees in danger and without adequate financial support to recover. (more…)

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What Happens After a Work Place Accident?

What Happens After a Work Place Accident?

Injuries in the workplace are very common, which is why workers’ compensation laws were created to protect and support an employee in case of injury.  If you sustain a work related injury, whether sudden or gradual, it’s important to react in a manner that protects your legal rights and prepares you for a successful journey to compensation. (more…)

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