April 26

Workers’ Compensation Benefits Denied for Injury Caused by Public Urination

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.

April 23

Are Epidural Steroid Injections (ESI) Better Than the New Procedure?

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.

April 18

Workers Compensation Appeal Won by Attorneys Lorrie Robinson and Matthew Noyes

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.

February 15

Are Epidural Steroid Injections the Answer for a Disc Herniation?

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,.

November 28

Judge Awards Workers’ Compensation Benefits and Wages After Final Hearing

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.

September 7

Where Have Tampa Bay Workers Died in Recent Work Comp Accidents?

Workplace fatalities happen. In the past 5 years, there have been 86 fatal accidents that occurred in the Tampa Bay area or involved a Tampa Bay-area employer. Unfortunately, Florida workers’ compensation law is inadequate to compensate the surviving family when a death occurs on the job. If death results from a work comp accident within.

August 25

Workers’ Compensation Settlement is Not Always the Answer

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.

April 15

Do I Have to Pay Taxes on My Car Accident Settlement or Work Comp Benefits?

It’s April 15th–you know what that means! Yes, it’s my niece Angelina’s birthday, but also it is Tax Day. So, I thought it was appropriate to talk about some of the tax consequences after a car accident, motorcycle crash, workers’ compensation injury or other personal injury matters. Please remember that I am a personal injury.

February 23

New Study Supports Chiropractic Care for Lower Back Pain

Lower back pain is the fifth most common reason that people go to the doctor. Studies have suggested that half of working Americans suffer from back pain each year. According to a 2006 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report, an estimated 25 percent of American adults reported that they suffered from back pain for.

February 16

Even NFL Players Have to Fight to Get Workers’ Compensation Benefits

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.

January 13

Changes are Coming for Medication Containing Acetaminophen

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.

January 5

Maximizing Your Average Weekly Wage in a Workers’ Compensation Claim

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.

December 14

Holidays Can Be a Pain–Back Pain That Is

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.

December 8

Shoulder Injuries During the Holidays

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.

December 3

Red Light Cameras Coming to Clearwater

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.

November 29

What To Do After a Parking Lot Car Accidents & How to Avoid Them

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.

November 16

Yet Another Fatal Bicycle Accident in Tampa Bay

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.

November 9

Little Boy Dies After Being Run Over in Driveway

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.

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