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The Benefits of Hiring a Workers’ Compensation Lawyer

When you suffer an injury at work, your first concern is likely your family and your financial future. Filing a workers’ compensation claim through your employer’s insurance company can help you access the funds to pay your medical expenses. But what happens when your employer’s insurance firm denies your claim? What steps can you take…

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The Steps To Take after a Work Injury

You are likely here because you or someone you know has suffered a work injury. If so, you’re one of over 2 million Americans injured at work each year. Now, you’re considering the question: “What steps should I take after a work injury?”. To help you understand and protect your rights under Florida law, the…

Why Should I Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer?

You’ve recently been injured in an accident and are now facing significant medical bills. Meanwhile, you’re unable to work because of your injury. You’re now considering legal action and reviewing the benefit of hiring a personal injury lawyer to handle your injury case. Let’s explore the question: Why should I hire a personal injury lawyer?…

What If I Can’t Work Because Of Long Term Covid-19 Illness?

If you are a worker suffering long-term effects of COVID-19, then you may be entitled to protections under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), or other Federal civil rights laws, including additional time off to seek medical treatment or to recover. The ADA protects workers with a qualifying disability, i.e., a physical or mental impairment that…

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 Florida Workers’ Compensation Work?

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

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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…