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Returning To Work After A Work-Related Injury

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If you were recently injured at work and are recovering, you may have some questions regarding the process of returning to work with an injury. The following article will provide some helpful information regarding returning to work after experiencing a work-related injury in the state of Florida. Once your physician clears you to return… Read More »

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When Does Workers’ Compensation Not Apply?

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After you are injured at work, you should consider filing a workers’ compensation claim to receive proper compensation for your injuries. Before filing a claim, however, you should make sure that workers’ compensation applies to your situation. Situations where workers’ compensation may not apply There are some injuries that occur under certain circumstances where… Read More »

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Florida Court Rules That Medical Marijuana Treatment Is Not Covered Under Workers’ Compensation

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When injured workers file workers’ compensation claims, they are entitled to receive medical treatment for their injuries. With the rise of alternative medicine, however, it is not always clear whether certain medical treatments are covered under workers’ compensation. One such type of medical treatment involves the use of medical marijuana. In a recent Florida… Read More »

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The Role Of Private Investigators In The Workers’ Compensation Claims Process

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Oftentimes when an injured employee files for workers’ compensation, the employer’s insurance company will hire a private investigator to investigate the employee’s claims. This is typically done to confirm the extent of the employee’s injuries and to uncover any fraudulent claims. Ultimately, the goal in these investigations involves finding evidence to reduce the amount… Read More »

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What To Do If Your Workers’ Compensation Claim Is Denied

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Workers’ compensation claims are denied for various reasons. If your claim is denied, you may not be aware of what the next steps you should take are. This article will provide information regarding some of the reasons why workers’ compensation claims are denied, as well as some steps you could take if your claim… Read More »

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Workers’ Compensation FAQs For Florida Employees

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The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that there were 2.8 million nonfatal workplace injuries among private industry employees in 2019. As the number of workplace injuries rise, so too do the number of workers’ compensation claims. The following article will provide the answers to some frequently asked questions regarding the workers’ compensation process in… Read More »

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OSHA Proposes $265,000 Fine For Florida Dollar Tree Store For Exposing Employees To Hazardous Working Conditions

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On April 20, 2021, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) proposed a fine of $265,265.00 for a Dollar Tree store in Beverly Hills, FL for repeated labor violations. Dollar Tree Stores, Inc. has often found itself in hot water with OSHA for consistently exposing its employees to hazardous working conditions throughout the country…. Read More »

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Employee V. Independent Contractor: Why The Difference Is Critical For Florida Workers’ Comp

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It is a relief to know that you do not need to prove that your employer was at fault when filing for workers’ compensation, but there is still one key requirement for obtaining monetary benefits: You need to show that you qualify under the definition of employee under Florida workers’ comp laws. The statute… Read More »

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Are Office Workers Covered Under Florida Workers’ Comp Laws?

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Most people think of workplace accidents as something that only happens to construction workers or factory employees, assuming that individuals in office or administrative positions could not possibly be injured while sitting behind a desk. They tend to overlook the risks that these employees face in the work environment, but Florida workers’ compensation laws… Read More »

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Occupational Diseases That May Qualify For Florida Workers’ Comp Benefits

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While much information regarding Florida workers’ compensation laws focuses on employee rights after a workplace accident, some people tend to overlook occupational diseases or wonder whether the system covers them. To clarify any confusion, work-related ailments are treated the same as injuries. On average, the Florida Division of Workers’ Compensation handles around 560 cases… Read More »

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