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

By Musleh Law Firm |

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?

By Musleh Law Firm |

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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When is Workers’ Compensation NOT the Sole Remedy for a Florida Workplace Injury?

By Musleh Law Firm |

If you were hurt in a workplace accident, you may be aware of your legal options under Florida workers’ compensation laws. In general, you could receive monetary benefits if you: Qualify as a true full- or part-time employee; Work for an employer with four employees or more; Were acting within the scope of your… Read More »

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FAQs About Settling a Florida Workers’ Comp Death Benefits Claim

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It is horrific to think that a loved one’s life could be at risk simply for going to work, but statistics on fatal workplace injuries and occupational diseases reveal that there were 138 job-related deaths in Florida in 2019. Fortunately for the victim’s surviving loved ones, the state workers’ compensation system pays out death… Read More »

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Can I Choose My Own Doctor Under Florida Workers’ Compensation Laws?

By Musleh Law Firm |

When you are injured at work or suffer from an occupational disease, your employer – through its workers’ compensation insurance company – must provide you with necessary medical care. One of the best benefits of the workers’ comp system is getting the treatment you need, now and in the future. However, under Florida’s workers’… Read More »

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Top 5 OSHA Violations Put Florida Employees at Risk of Injury

By Musleh Law Firm |

We may still be a few weeks away from the end of the year, but a key time period for purposes of workplace safety regulations has already drawn to a close. As of September 30, 2020, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) closed its annual reporting period regarding the top reasons employers are… Read More »

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Florida Workers’ Comp Presumptions That Favor First Responders

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First Responders, including law enforcement, firefighters, and other emergency medical personnel enjoy certain preferential treatment under Florida workers’ compensation laws, and for good reason: These heroes put their lives at risk to keep the public safe, so they should receive certain benefits as part of performing risky, potentially life-threatening services. The key to the… Read More »

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Can I Get Workers’ Comp Benefits for Auto Accident Injuries?

By Musleh Law Firm |

When you think about the most common factors behind workplace injuries, slips, falling from a height, and being struck by an object would probably top the list. However, data collected by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics reveal that motor vehicle accidents are a serious concern. Traffic-related crashes cause around 40… Read More »

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Pros & Cons of Settling a Florida Workers’ Compensation Claim

By Musleh Law Firm |

While you might be familiar with the basic workers’ compensation claims process, you may not realize that one alternative to resolving the matter is settling with your employer’s insurer. Many employees who suffer work-related injuries or occupational disease do exactly that, according to the Florida Division of Workers’ Compensation’s (DWC) Workers’ Compensation Claims Statistics:… Read More »

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