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How to Handle A Hostile Employer When You Are Filing a Florida Workers' Compensation Claim?

November 26, 2020

Injured workers in Florida have a lot on their plate. Facing the difficult and challenging situation of being injured, needing expensive medical treatment, being unable to work, and therefore earn their paycheck are burdens that take their toll. These pressures can cause an injured worker to experience so much stress that it actually makes healing […]

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What Happens if Your Employer Won't Report Your Florida Workplace Accident?

November 25, 2020

In the state of Florida, an injured worker has 30 days to report their workplace accident injury to their supervisor. If you don’t report your workplace injury to your employer in time you may lose out on your ability to obtain Florida workers’ compensation benefits. Additionally, you could actually hurt your chances of obtaining all […]

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The Importance of Getting an Accident Report for Florida Workers' Comp

November 24, 2020

Employees who suffer an injury during an accident at work should immediately report their accident and injuries to their employer. This allows their employer to connect with their Florida workers’ compensation insurance provider so that they can start the process of filing a claim and at least have their medical treatment paid for. The treatment […]

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Is Diabetic Retinopathy Considered a Disability by the SSA?

November 23, 2020

Diabetic retinopathy and could be impacting your ability to engage in daily life activities and interfering with your ability to work in a job and earn a wage. If this is happening to you, you may be considering applying for Social Security Disability Benefits and wondering if you are eligible. It is completely reasonable to […]

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Can Impaired Vision Qualify for SSDI Benefits in Florida?

November 20, 2020

If you suffer from an inability to see clearly and it has affected how you go about your daily activities and has impacted your competence at work, you may be wondering if you can get Social Security Disability benefits. There is a chance you can file a successful claim, but when it comes to impaired […]

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How Can Drugs or Alcohol Affect Your Florida Workers' Comp Claim?

November 19, 2020

Under Florida workers’ compensation laws, an employee injured while performing the duties of their job have the right to file a Florida workers’ compensation claim to obtain benefits. While an injured worker is out of work healing from their injuries, they have the right to have their employer’s workers’ compensation insurance provider pay for their […]

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Can You Be Injured While Working an Office Job in Florida?

November 18, 2020

It isn’t just law enforcement and construction workers that are at risk for workplace injury accidents. A workplace accident can happen on any job site including in the office. Rates of workplace accidents may be higher in more dangerous environments, but even an environment that seems as benign as an office can also have its […]

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What is an Independent Medical Examiner in Florida?

November 17, 2020

Employees who are injured at work have the right to file a Florida workers’ compensation claim with their employer’s Florida workers’ compensation insurance provider. It is important that you get a diagnosis for your injuries and get on a treatment plan to start the process of recovery. In order to get a diagnosis, you must […]

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What Happens If You Lose Your Job While Receiving Florida Workers' Comp Benefits?

November 13, 2020

It is only natural to wonder what will happen to you and your Florida workers’ compensation benefits if you lose your job while you are out of work recovering. It is true, that your employer cannot fire you in retaliation for you filing a Florida workers’ compensation claim. However, they can let you go for […]

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How Do You Obtain Florida Workers' Comp Benefits if You Work More than One Job

November 12, 2020

Stephen M. Andrews is a Tallahassee workers’ compensation attorney that can help you through the process of managing your Florida workers’ compensation claim when you are a concurrent worker. Concurrent workers’ who are in need of Florida workers’ compensation benefits make for highly complex cases. The biggest challenge comes when calculating an injured worker's average […]

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