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Florida’s Workers’ Compensation insurance companies are required to provide indemnity (lost wage) benefits to injured employees who are hurt at work and placed on no work or assigned restrictions that their employer cannot accommodate. However, exceptions to this requirement exist, including allegations of an injured employee’s misconduct.
What is employee misconduct? The Florida Workers’ Compensation definition of employee... Read More
After being hurt at work, or being involved in a Florida workers’ compensation injury, the insurance company will likely obtain video surveillance of your activities. In one recent case the Judge viewed a video recording of the injured employee snowboarding while he claimed he was unable to work. The Judge ruled that if he could play he could work and denied any lost wage benefits.
Call us today to obtain advice on how to avoid being in a similar situation.... Read More
While there are many insurance companies in Florida who, by law, are allowed to pick the first doctor an employee sees after being hurt at work, there are also insurance companies who must allow the injured employee to select the initial provider. However, chances are that the employer and insurance company will not provide this information as they seek to control the medical care. By controlling the medical care, the insurance company can obtain an opinion from their doctor that... Read More
If you have had an accident or injury at work you may be entitled to benefits under the Florida Workers' Compensation law.
Workers' compensation laws provide lost wage and medical benefits to an employee who has an injury resulting from a workplace accident, injury or occupational disease. Hiring an attorney allows you the freedom of not having to deal with adjusters, nurse case managers or the insurance company. Further, understanding the workers’ compensation... Read More