How Does Workers Comp Work in Alabama?

There are specific processes when it comes to filing an Alabama workers’ compensation claim. If your claim is for Florida, see this article instead: How Does Workers Comp Work in Florida? First, it is critical that you file an injury notice immediately. Failing to do so can put the future of your claim at risk…

How Does Workers’ Comp Work in Florida?

We regularly handle workers’ compensation claims and it’s important to know that every state has different laws in place for how to handle and process these injury claims. In Florida, you have specific duties as an injured employee and as an employer.  If you have a claim in Alabama, we can help you but that…

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FL Supreme Court Decision Benefits Injured Workers

The Florida Supreme Court issued its long awaited opinion in Castellanos v. Next Door Company, wherein the Court found that section 440.34, Florida Statutes, was unconstitutional and violated the injured employee’s equal protection rights. In the 55-page decision, the Court outlined why the legislature’s attempt to limit an employee’s ability to hire and pay for…

Florida’s Workers’ Comp Law’s Refusal to Protect Employees

As personal injury and workers’ compensation attorneys, we are often asked whether an employee can recover damages from their negligent employer for acts which cause injury to the employee.  Clients are often surprised by the explanation of the law and are upset at the law’s unfairness.  This blog is intended to explain the history and…

Fla Work Comp Law Ruled Unconstitutional

As an attorney who practices in the area of Worker’s Compensation, I regularly have to tell employees that they cannot sue their employer for negligence if they receive workers compensation benefits. Specifically, pursuant to section 440.11, Florida statutes, the only remedy that an injured employee has against his employer are workers compensation benefits. This is…

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The Importance of Applying for SSD Benefits while on Worker’s Comp Benefits

So often in our legal practice, we meet people who have suffered serious work related injuries that affect their ability to return to work.  While, at that time,  the injured employee may be receiving temporary money benefits from the worker’s compensation insurance company, it is important for the injured employee to think ahead and consider…