Category Archives: Workers Compensation

Does My Injury Have to be at Work to be Covered by Workers’ Compensation?

Worker’s compensation laws were established to protect employees who are injured on the job. The Office of Workers’ Compensation is a federal agency that has rules and guidelines covering federal employees under workers’ compensation. Workers’ compensation follows a rule of strict liability, which means that it is not necessary to prove that your employer is […]

Does My Injury Have to be at Work to be Covered by Workers’ Compensation?

Worker’s compensation laws were established to protect employees who are injured on the job. The Office of Workers’ Compensation is a federal agency that has rules and guidelines covering federal employees under workers’ compensation. Workers’ compensation follows a rule of strict liability, which means that it is not necessary to prove that your employer is […]

Types of Compensable Injuries Under Workers’ Compensation

Defining “injury” under the Florida workers’ compensation laws is not as straightforward as you might think. When most people think of on-the-job injuries, they imagine the results of trauma or accidents — for example, injuring your shoulder or head when falling boxes strike you. However, many other types of injuries may qualify for workers’ compensation.  […]

When Is an Injury Within the Course of Employment?

The workers’ compensation system is designed to provide workers with medical care and monetary compensation for lost wages when they are injured on the job. They may collect regardless of fault, as long as the injury occurred within the course of employment. In most cases, this requirement is fairly straightforward and can easily be proven. […]

Repetitive Stress Injury: Knee, Back or Joint Damage?

Heavy lifting, awkward postures and repetitive stresses on your bones and joints at work can cause serious damage that makes it impossible to continue in the same line of employment. These career-ending injuries require medical treatment and care, the cost of which should be covered by workers’ compensation insurance. Yet if weeks pass before the […]

Why You Can’t Sue Your Employer for a Workplace Injury

Years ago, throughout the United States, an injured employee’s sole recourse was to sue the employer in tort in much the same way a car accident victim sues an at-fault driver. The problem was, however, that an injured worker could only recover if the employer was at fault. Even then, the employer would often argue […]

Why You Can’t Sue Your Employer for a Workplace Injury

Years ago, throughout the United States, an injured employee’s sole recourse was to sue the employer in tort in much the same way a car accident victim sues an at-fault driver. The problem was, however, that an injured worker could only recover if the employer was at fault. Even then, the employer would often argue […]

What Workers’ Comp Benefits are Available?

The workers’ compensation benefits you receive depend upon the nature of your injury and the extent to which it prevents you from working. Understanding the types of benefits and how they are determined is essential to planning your own finances and deciding when to settle your workers’ compensation claim. Benefits available to injured workers fall […]

What Workers’ Comp Benefits are Available?

The workers’ compensation benefits you receive depend upon the nature of your injury and the extent to which it prevents you from working. Understanding the types of benefits and how they are determined is essential to planning your own finances and deciding when to settle your workers’ compensation claim. Benefits available to injured workers fall […]

Non-Traumatic Injuries and Workers’ Compensation

Establishing the work-related nature of your injury is often the first of many challenges that a workers’ compensation claimant in Florida faces. In many cases, this is not much of a problem. If you were injured in a traumatic incident, it is usually clear that the injury was work-related. However, a large number of very […]

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