Category Archives: Workers Compensation
Frontline Workers in Florida Eligible for Covid-19 Workers Comp Benefits
Florida has joined a number of other U.S. states in ensuring that both public and private-sector health care workers, first responders, and others on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic are protected by workers’ compensation benefits if they contract the disease in the course of their work. As of April 15, Florida had… Read More »
Do My Injuries Qualify for Workers’ Compensation in Florida?
Under Florida law, the vast majority of employers that have four or more employees are legally required to carry workers’ compensation insurance. For employees, this coverage is important, as it will give workers access to desperately needed benefits (both income and medical) should they become injured while on the job. Yet, while injured Florida… Read More »
A Tampa Based Roofing Company Failed to Follow Safety Regulations, Now Faces DOL Lawsuit
According to reporting from the Tampa Bay Business Journal, the United States Department of Labor (DOL) has brought a lawsuit against Jasper Roofing Contractors Inc. for their attempts to obstruct a workplace safety investigation. Several times over the past few years, the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) has conducted workplace safety reviews at… Read More »
Repetitive Stress Injuries and Florida Workers’ Compensation Claims
In Florida, individuals who have been hurt on the job are entitled to recover benefits under the state’s workers’ compensation law. This concept seems straightforward enough, but in reality these claims often become extremely complex. Perhaps no workers’ compensation claims are more complicated than ones related to injuries that have developed slowly over time…. Read More »
My Florida Workers’ Compensation Claim was Denied, What Can I Do Now?
An on-the-job injury often causes tremendous damage to the victim. Medical bills can quickly start to pile up and pay checks can stop coming in. Victims need and deserve their full and fair worker’s compensation benefits. In the event that your Florida workers’ compensation claim has been denied, it will no doubt be extremely… Read More »
Was Your Work Injury Caused by a Third Party?
Many Florida work injuries are caused by third parties. The term ‘third party’ refers to any person, or entity, that is not related to your employer. A third party could be another company, or it could be a driver on the highway who ran into your vehicle while you were on the job. If… Read More »