Category Archives: Workers’ Compensation
How To Assess If You Are Eligible For Workers’ Compensation
Generally speaking, if you are injured at work, so long as you are injured in the course and scope of your employment, you are entitled to workers’ compensation. This is true even if the accident was not a direct result of anything done by your employer. At its most basic level, workers’ compensation benefits… Read More »
Common Reasons Workers’ Compensation Claims Are Denied
Every employer in Florida has a duty to ensure that their employees are operating in a safe environment. When an operating environment is inherently unsafe, a number of rules and regulations apply. These extra rules could result in mandatory breaks, shortened shifts, and/or for employees to possess and properly maintain specified safety items or… Read More »
Are Undocumented Workers Entitled To Workers’ Compensation Benefits?
Undocumented workers make up a significant portion of the workforce. This is particularly true in the state of Florida, and even more so after a superstorm like Ian comes through and causes significant damage to buildings and infrastructure. As discussed in a recent USA Today article, for several years migrant workers have made up… Read More »
Floridian Sentenced For Role In Workers’ Compensation Related Conspiracy Scheme
As all Floridians are aware, the tropical storms that come through Florida can leave extensive property damage in their wake. This leads to a regular, immediate need for construction services. With all of the construction taking place in Florida, the people in this state are more vulnerable than other areas in the country to… Read More »
Does Workers’ Compensation Cover Repetitive Stress Injuries?
Yes. Workers’ compensation can cover repetitive stress injuries. Not all workers are injured in dramatic explosions or collapsed buildings. Sometimes, small repetitive motions can slowly damage nerves and muscles, leading to immobilizing pain. At the Musleh Law Firm, we have helped many people with crippling repetitive stress injuries, and our Ocala workers’ compensation attorneys… Read More »
Social Media And Your Workers’ Compensation Claim
More than 70% of Americans are on social media, some of them posting every single day. Among the most popular platforms are Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube. Although having an online presence makes it easier to stay in touch with friends and family, a social media account can also negatively affect your workers’ compensation… Read More »
How To Get Workers’ Compensation For A Machine-Related Injury
Heavy machinery and large pieces of equipment are necessary in many fields, including manufacturing and construction. These pieces of machinery also expose employees to huge risks. In fact, over 34,000 employees each year suffer injuries as a result of machine-related accidents, and many of those employees have to undergo amputations as a result. An… Read More »
Have You Suffered Electrical Burns At Work?
Every job carries some risks, whether it be paper cuts or traumatic brain injuries. However, few injuries are more painful than electrical burns. Unlike other burns, electrical burns are not always visible externally, but can cause terrible damage to the underlying muscle tissue, flesh, and even bone. This can make them difficult to diagnose… Read More »
Can I Get Workers’ Compensation For A Car Accident?
If you have been involved in a car accident while on the job, you may be concerned for a number of reasons. There are so many factors involved in a workplace car accident that can complicate the process of recovery. You may be unsure of whether you qualify for workers’ compensation benefits or if… Read More »
Have You Slipped And Fallen At Work?
If you have suffered injuries and lost wages due to a slip-and-fall accident at work, you are not alone. Nearly 250,000 employees are injured in slip-and-fall accidents each year seriously enough that they require time off of work to recover. Nearly 900 will never recover, and die as a result of their injuries. The… Read More »