Florida workers’ compensation law

The 4 Basics of Florida’s Workers’ Compensation Law

At our firm, Rudolph, Israel, Tucker & Ellis (RITE Law), we often deal with matters that involve federally created workers’ compensation programs, such as the Longshore & Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act, and the Defense Base Act.

longshore act in action

LONGSHORE ACT IN ACTION – REAL-WORLD CASES

You have probably, at some point in your life, looked at the instructions on a piece of furniture that you buy at Target or IKEA and think, “Sure, that looks as easy as 1-2-3, there’s just a few steps here.” Has it then played out that when you…

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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…

Florida’s Workers’ Comp Cover Ptsd

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…

Florida workers’ compensation act

HOW DO ATTORNEY’S FEES GET PAID UNDER THE FLORIDA WORKERS’ COMPENSATION ACT?

Let’s face it, attorney’s fees can be expensive. If you have ever had an issue in family court, involving divorce or custody issues, then you know how attorney’s fees need to be factored into any decision you make with regard to the litigation…

Florida workers’ compensation

FLORIDA WORKERS’ COMPENSATION: WAS YOUR CLAIM DENIED?

We spend most of the hours of our day at work. Many of us identify ourselves with the job we do. Work is a source of income, to be sure. Yet, it is also a source of personal growth, of intellectual stimulation, and of pride. We care deeply…

defense base act

CAN I RECEIVE COMPENSATION FOR PAIN AND SUFFERING UNDER THE DEFENSE BASE ACT? IF NOT, WHY?

You are working at a United States military base overseas. You are driving for your employment or you are stocking shelves. Suddenly, another driver runs a red light or a poorly stocked shelf come crashing down on you. You now have severe…

longshore act and jones act

CAN MY ACCIDENT BE COVERED UNDER BOTH THE LONGSHORE ACT AND THE JONES ACT?

If you have been injured at your job in the maritime industry, then your injury may be covered by either the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (Longshore Act) or the Jones Act – but not both. The real challenge is understanding the…

disability benefits calculated under the defense base act

HOW ARE DISABILITY BENEFITS CALCULATED UNDER THE DEFENSE BASE ACT? THE ANSWER SHOULDN’T LEAVE YOU HANGING.

Getting injured on the job is something that we would all like to avoid. We do not want to be out of work and dependent on disability benefits. We do not want to have to worry about making insurance claims, or worse yet, fighting with an…

works related surgery

GETTING DISABILITY BENEFITS WHEN YOU HAVE A WORK RELATED SURGERY

Until recently, it was universally held by the Courts that once an injured Longshoreman or Defense Base Act civilian contractor retired from the work force, any surgery he/she needed as a result of a work related injury was paid for by the…