Under Florida’s workers’ compensation law, an employee is required to report a work accident within thirty (30) days. If the injured employee fails to report the accident within the 30 day period, he or she is barred from making a claim. However, there are exceptions. Under Florida Statute 440.185, the following statutory exceptions to the.
Florida Workers’ Compensation law is simply unfair to injured workers. Until last week, an undisputed injured worker would not be entitled to wage benefits despite being totally disabled because of a compensable work comp accident all because he had not reached maximum medical improvement yet. Florida’s First District Court of Appeals finally determined that this.
A Florida Workers’ Compensation judge recently rendered an Order that should serve as a lesson as the importance of putting the employer on notice if you feel you suffered a work comp injury at work. Workers Compensation Administrative Law Judge Joseph Murphy denied an employee’s workers’ compensation claim on the basis that the employee failed.
When one workers’ compensation claimant pops up on surveillance as manipulating the system and wrongfully getting workers compensation benefits, the whole world knows about it. However, the fraud that goes on by the workers’ compensation carriers and some of the employers can be much worse. According to CBS News, AIG — American International Group Inc..
Workers’ compensation claims can happen in the weirdest ways. However, they are not always compensable. Recently, Florida 1st District Court of Appeals opined that the Judge of Compensation Claims was right in denying a lock technician’s claim for workers’ compensation benefits while being “on call.” The case was about an employee whose employment required him.
Steroid injections are often used to relieve lower back pain and leg pain caused from a car accident, trip and fall, or a workers compensation claim. Often times, these pains are caused by a herniated disc pressing on the nerve. A new type of medicine–Etanercept–is used for similar problems. Which one is better? According to.
Recently, Florida’s First District Court of Appeals ruled in favor of Attorneys Lorrie Robinson and Matthew Noyes in a workers’ compensation case. . The issue pertained to an advance in a Florida workers’ compensation claim. The Florida Workers’ Compensation Act permits advances of payment of compensation. Under Florida Statute 440.20(12)(c), a work comp claimant may.
Many jobs require driving. Unfortunately, that exposes employees to the hazard of car accidents. If an employee is involved in a car accident while within the course and scope of their employment, it is important that the injured employee talk with an attorney who appreciates both the law of Florida workers’ compensation and personal injury.
Just yesterday, a workers’ compensation client asked my advice on whether she should have epidural steroid injections (ESI) or surgery for her back pain. Because I have a JD after my name and not a MD, I recommended that she research both recommendations and talk to her doctor and friends and family about it. Then,.
Last week, the Judge of Compensation Claims awarded workers’ compensation benefits after Attorney Matthew Noyes presented the case at the Final Hearing. Despite the workers’ compensation carrier’s position that the recommended epidural steroid injections were not medically necessary or related to the workers’ compensation accident, the Judge disagreed and accepted the testimony of the injured.
In Florida, a workers’ compensation Claimant can settle their work comp case for a lump sum of money. This settlement is in exchange for the workers’ compensation carrier to no longer be responsible for future medical care and any possible future wage benefits. However, a quick or non-thought-out settlement can result in devastation, according to.
It is a very dangerous job–doing road work on busy highways and interstates. Sadly, 20-year-old Robert P. Armstrong of Valrico, lost his life today on I-75 in Brandon when the driver of a pickup truck lost control. The driver of the pickup, 21-year-old Logan Tanner Feagle of Land O’ lakes, was traveling south on I-75.
My clients and I have been saying it for years, but workers’ compensation chooses to ignore it. Now, a recent study conducted by medical and healthcare professionals outside the chiropractic profession concludes chiropractic care to be more effective for common, work-related, low back pain, when compared to treatment by a physical therapist or physician. Overall,.
What happens if an employee isn’t wearing eye goggles and sustains a work comp eye injury? What about an employee not wearing a seatbelt who gets in a car accident while within the scope of her employment? Or the Home Depot worker not wearing the back brace provided by the employer? What about a police.
Workers’ compensation benefits are not just for the construction worker who herniates a disc while lifting a heavy item or the nurse that hurts her back while caring for a patient. Even NFL players who get hurt at work may have a workers’ compensation claim. However, just like the construction worker, nurse, a/c technician or.
The Florida workers’ compensation system can be unfair to the injured worker in many ways. One such way is the calculation of the injured worker’s average weekly wage in determining how much the injured worker is eligible to receive in temporary total disability or temporary partial disability benefits. However, using the seasonal worker method to.