HOW DOES WORKERS’ COMPENSATION WORK IN FLORIDA?

When employees suffer injuries on the job, and their employer has workers’ compensation coverage, there’s usually an assumption that benefits begin automatically. Unfortunately, that is not true. An injured worker is required to file…

GET TO KNOW ALL ASPECTS OF THE DBA CLAIMS PROCESS

With any subject, getting a sense of how all the pieces work together can be invaluable in understanding that subject. Chemistry can be a bit easier if you look at how the table of elements relates to the overall picture. Your experience at the…

DO YOU REALLY NEED A DEFENSE BASE ACT ATTORNEY?

You go to an auto mechanic school, and you should be able to fix any car. You get a computer programming degree, and you should be able to develop any computer system. You go to medical school, and you should be able to help any patient. …

LONGSHORE ACT AND DEFENSE BASE ACT Q & A

At Doolittle & Tucker, P.A. we are passionate about helping our clients get the compensation they deserve for their work-related injuries. We have been in the field for decades, and we have worked hard to distinguish ourselves as the finest…

HOW DO I PROVE MY INJURY WAS WORK RELATED?

Under the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (Longshore Act), or any workers’ compensation plan for that matter, there is a general rule that a person injured at work will be compensated quickly. There is, by design, a “no-fault”…

DEFENSE BASE ACT FOR RELIEF WORKERS IN PUERTO RICO

Hurricane Maria’s “Mind Boggling” Devastation As you likely know, Puerto Rico was devastated by Hurricanes Irma and Maria in September 2017. Hurricane Maria, in particular, was a Category 5 storm with sustained winds of 175 mph. The Prime…

DOES FLORIDA’S WORKERS’ COMP COVER PTSD?

Maybe you are firefighter. You are called to a serious fire in a small office building. A number of people are trapped inside. You and your crew do your best to save everyone inside, but someone unfortunately perishes. Once out of the…

YOUR AVERAGE WEEKLY WAGE: WHAT’S IN AND WHAT’S OUT

In previous blogs we have talked about the average weekly wage. When dealing with workers’ compensation under the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (Longshore Act), the Defense Base Act, or even the Florida Workers’ Compensation…

AVERAGE WEEKLY WAGE: HOW DO I CALCULATE IT?

If you are a longshoreman, if you work at a dock, if you work at a shipyard, or if you are a maritime worker who does not work on a vessel, then most likely you are covered by the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act. (Longshore Act)…

WHAT IS A NOTICE OF CONTROVERSION?

A “Notice of Controversion” is, simply put, a denial of your workers’ compensation claim under the Defense Base Act (or a claim under the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act). If you received a Notice of Controversion in connection…