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

By Musleh Law Firm |

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

By Musleh Law Firm |

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

By Musleh Law Firm |

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

By Musleh Law Firm |

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

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?

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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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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

By Musleh Law Firm |

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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