Florida workers’ compensation can be tricky. What if you get hurt at an employer-sponsored and paid-for Halloween party, Christmas party or company picnic? Are you entitled to workers’ compensation benefits? Well, a few days ago, a workers’ compensation judge in Orlando shed some light on this subject. Here are the facts of that case: A.
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.
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.
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 FDA is making changes to prescription medicine that contains acetaminophen. Manufacturers that produce prescription combination products containing acetaminophen are being asked by the FDA to limit the dosage to 325 mg per capsule or tablet to protect liver toxicity. Also, the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) has informed manufacturers that all their prescription products.
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.
Whether it be hanging the lights, shoveling the snow (thankfully not here in Florida), walking and standing too long, or simply eating too much, the holidays can cause havoc on your back. Did you know that low back pain is the fifth most common reason for all physician visits in the United States? Nine out.
A shoulder injury is no fun–especially if it is because of a fun game of flag football. Anyone who knows my family knows that we are holiday warriors. There isn’t a holiday that passes that the Noyes family is not out on the football field or softball field playing some sporting event. But, be aware–according.
Smile drivers in Clearwater–you’re on red light camera! Last night, the Clearwater City Council voted to bring red light cameras to an intersection near you. Clearwater’s police chief and traffic engineer both said they believe the cameras will reduce the number of accidents while others opined they are just revenue builders for the City. Clearwater.
With Target’s, Wal-Mart’s, and the malls’ parking lot filling up with holiday shoppers, the chance of a parking lot car accident increases. Thus, it is important that precautions are taken to avoid a parking lot car accident and you should know what to do in the event you have a car accident in a parking.
Yet another bicyclist is killed on Tampa Bay streets bringing the number of fatal bicycle accidents to 9 deaths in less than 4 months. Early this morning, a bicyclist was struck and killed by a Jeep on U.S. 41. The crash happened about 5:15 a.m. near St. Paul Street, according to FHP. Troopers said the.
A 17-month-old baby boy was killed Monday morning after a neighbor ran over him in a driveway. This tragedy must serve as a reminder to us all. According to reports, the little boy, Ulysiss Franklin, and his mother were walking towards a dumpster. The mother proceeded without him. A neighbor, who’s car was backed into.