December 7

Workers Compensation Rates To Decrease for Florida Businesses

Employers struggling through 2020 recently received some good news. Florida Insurance Commissioner David Altmaier has issued a Final Order directing an overall decrease of 6.6 percent for Florida workers’ compensation insurance rates. The new rate applies to both new and renewal work comp insurance policies effective in Florida as of January 1, 2021. According to.

May 7

Courts May Be Closed, But We Are Pushing Cases Forward

See You In Court! Words some lawyers and insurance companies say when they cannot reach an agreement. Well, that won’t happen in Florida until July. However, that won’t stop us from fighting for our clients and moving their cases forward! Earlier this week, Florida Supreme Court Chief Justice Charles Canady extended the suspension of trials.

March 26

Can COVID-19/Coronavirus Be Covered Under Florida Work Comp?

If an employee is diagnosed with COVID-19/Coronavirus, there may be an argument that they are entitled to Florida workers’ compensation benefits if they contracted it at work, but it will be a tough argument in most cases. Under Florida law, there is a three-pronged test to show compensability for exposure injuries: Prolonged exposure – what.

December 30

Florida Workers Compensation Changes For 2020

Most things in the Florida workers’ compensation system are not good for the injured worker, but two changes set to occur in 2020 are good for the injured worker and employer. First, workers compensation rates are being reduced by an average of 7.5 percent effective January 1, 2020. The insurance carriers initially requested a 5.4.

December 11

Does Florida Workers Compensation Cover Team Bowling?

With work holiday party season upon us, a recently decided case can be very important to employers.  Yesterday, the First District Court of Appeals overturned a workers compensation judge’s order denying work comp benefits to an employee who sustained injury while bowling with co-workers during regular working hours. So, in this case, yes, bowling with.

August 29

Florida Workers’ Compensation – Your Medical Benefits

One benefit of Florida’s Workers’ Compensation law is that employers are required to furnish medical care to an employee hurt at work for as long as necessary, even if it is for the injured workers’ lifetime. However, the law imposes many restrictions and rules regarding medical care after a work comp injury. A full discussion.

August 26

Indemnity (Wage Loss) Benefits After a Work Comp Accident

If a workers’ compensation injury prevents you from earning the wages you earned prior to the work injury, you may be entitled to indemnity payments paid by the workers’ compensation carrier. There are three types of indemnity (wage) payments that the carrier would be responsible for after a work comp claim – Temporary Total Disability.

June 18

Ways the Workers Compensation Carrier Will Try to Deny Your Work Comp Claim

Some workers compensation insurance companies will try anything to deny your work comp claim. Thus, it is important to know your rights and responsibilities after being injured at work. Over the decades of handling workers’ compensation cases, I have found that these are some of the main reasons the carriers use to deny claims: The.

February 27

Epidural Steroid Injections After a Car Accident

An epidural steroid injection (ESI) are often performed after a neck or back injury caused by a car accident or work comp injury. Many of my clients simply agree to the procedure without clearly understanding an epidural steroid injection and how it works.  This article will generally explain an epidural steroid injection, but you should.

April 26

Florida Workers Compensation Law Changes – My Soapbox

Florida workers compensation law may be changing if some Florida legislators get their way. Last week, the Florida House of Representative passed a bill that will change present Florida workers compensation law. The Florida Senate Rules Committee approved a work comp bill which is now ready to go to the full Senate. Each bill could.

March 2

Is Florida Workers Compensation Law About to Change?

Changing Florida workers compensation law will be debated in the upcoming weeks and months. What changes will occur? Nobody knows. What is known is that the Florida regular legislative session begins next Tuesday, March 7, 2017 and will run until May 5, 2017 and Florida workers compensation law will certainly be discussed. Stay tuned for.

October 13

That Is, In A Word, Bull . . .

That’s not my quote, but rather a quote from Tampa Bay Times’ reporter John Romano on big business and insurance carriers’ arguments regarding the Florida workers compensation law. I admit, as a Claimant’s workers compensation attorney fighting work comp carriers daily, I am a bit biased and jaded towards the injustices injured workers are stuck.

June 10

Part of Work Comp Law Unconstitutional Per Supreme Court

Work comp law is changing again in Florida, but it isn’t as drastic as the business community would want you to think. Yesterday, the Florida Supreme Court found another portion of the work comp law in Florida unconstitutional. In Westphal vs. City of St. Petersburg, the Supreme Court said the workers’ comp law that limited.

April 28

Workers Compensation Attorneys Fee Law Found Unconstitutional

Finally, the Florida Supreme Court has ruled that workers compensation attorneys don’t have to work for $1.53 an hour. In fact, they ruled the limitation of Claimant’s attorneys’ fees in the work comp arena is unconstitutional. Today, in Castellanos v. Next Door Company, the Florida Supreme Court ruled the 2009 law is a violation of.

December 1

Any Rights After A Coworker Causes a Car Accident?

If you are a passenger in a friend’s car and your friend’s driving causes you to be injured in a car accident, you have the right to make a claim against the at-fault driver for your medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering damages. But what if the at-fault driver was a coworker? Do.

October 27

Understanding a Herniated Disc

A herniated disc impacts millions of people around the world – not just those persons with the herniated disc, but their family members, friends and work associates they encounter every day. A herniated disc can result from the natural aging process of a person’s spine. However, a herniated disc can also develop after a car.

September 30

Who Gets to Pick the Doctor in Florida Work Comp Cases?

One important thing to know after a work comp injury is who gets to pick your treating doctor. The Florida Workers’ Compensation law states that in almost all situations, the work comp carrier gets to pick your doctor. However, there are two situations where the injured worker may be entitled to pick their treating doctor..

August 7

Committing Work Comp Fraud? Look to the Skies

Workers’ Compensation fraud is a hot button in Florida. Too many insurance companies and defense attorneys are too quick to scream “fraud” albeit there is some fraud that goes on. To catch those injured workers committing work comp fraud, companies are using new technology to scream “gotcha.” According to, the use of drones is.