FILING A FLORIDA WORKERS’ COMPENSATION CLAIM: YOUR HOW-TO-GUIDE

physical and mental. If you have been injured at work, then you can understand how stressful it can be. The Physical and Mental Toll of a Workplace Injury First and foremost, you…

WHAT BENEFITS CAN I EXPECT FROM LONGSHOREMAN WORKERS’ COMPENSATION INSURANCE?

You are a longshoreman, you get injured on the job, and you file your claim. Now what? It is not uncommon to have questions about what comes next after you have put in your claim for a legitimate work-related injury on the job. Of course, an…

IS MENTAL INJURY COVERED UNDER FLORIDA LAW?

Our society has yet to equate mental illness with physical illness. As we all know, many times mental injury or illness can be as painful and devastating as a physical injury. Yet, mental illness still lurks in the shadows as something to be…

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…

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…

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…

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: 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…

WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU QUIT OR RETIRE WHILE RECEIVING BENEFITS UNDER THE FLORIDA WORKERS’ COMPENSATION ACT?

While workers’ compensation benefits are based on a simple concept – make sure that employers have insurance to immediately address an employee’s work-related injury – the mechanics of workers’ compensation can get complicated. As they always…