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Does Workers’ Compensation Cover Psychiatric Care?

Physical injuries are easy to assess for purposes of workers’ compensation. For example, if you break your leg in a workplace accident, your employer is generally liable for your medical bills and lost wages. But what if your injury is mental or psychiatric rather than physical? When Are Mental or Nervous Injuries Covered? Unfortunately, it […]

Safe Bike Riding in Orlando

Many Orlando residents find bicycling a low-cost, healthy, and environmentally friendly alternative to traveling by car. But bicycling is not without risk. Bicycle accidents remain a major problem in Florida and throughout the country. The Washington Post, citing a 2007 academic study, noted that a person was “more than twice as likely to die while […]

Tips for Safe Driving in Orlando

Orlando is one of the nation’s most popular tourist destinations. And with tourism comes lots of traffic. According to popular GPS manufacturer TomTom, Orlando is one of the world’s 100 most traffic-congested cities. This means Orlando and the surrounding areas are a magnet for unsafe driving and car accidents. Where Are Car Accidents Most Likely […]

What Options Do Hit and Run Victims Have for Recovering Compensation?

Car accidents are a daily occurrence in Florida. Unfortunately, many drivers refuse to take responsibility for their actions and flee the scene to avoid dealing with the injured victim or law enforcement. According to Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, there were approximately 92,000 “hit and run” accidents in the Sunshine State last year. More […]

Does Workers’ Compensation in Orlando Cover Workplace Bullying or Hazing?

Workers’ compensation is typically associated with physical injuries, such as a slip-and-fall or an accident involving industrial equipment. But what about psychological injuries suffered in the workplace? Can a Florida employee seek workers’ compensation benefits if they have suffered mental harm due to acts of bullying or hazing at work? Defining Harassment, Bullying, and Hazing […]

Are Illegal Immigrants Eligible for Workers’ Compensation?

Workers’ compensation is supposed to provide “no fault” benefits for any Florida employee injured on the job. But does it matter if the employee is not legally authorized to work in the United States? Put another way, can an employer deny workers’ compensation benefits to an employee who is an illegal immigrant? Employers Cannot Use […]

Can Car Accidents Cause PTSD?

Car accidents are one of the most common traumatic events that a person may experience. Each year there are approximately 3 million injuries attributed to motor vehicle accidents. And aside from these physical injuries, many accident victims continue to experience mental anguish afterwards—and in some cases may even develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). What Is […]

The Difference Between a Personal Injury and Workers’ Compensation Claim

“Personal injury” refers to a broad class of potential civil claims, ranging from premises liability to car accidents. “Workers’ compensation,” in contrast, is a specific type of claim applicable to workers injured in the course of their employment. While personal injury and workers’ compensation overlap in some respects, there are important differences that should be […]

What to do if You Get Injured at an Orlando Theme Park

If you lived in Orlando for some time, you’ve probably visited one of the many amusement parks in the area. With parks like Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, Seaworld, and many others, it’s no coincidence that Orlando is considered the “Theme Park Capital of the World.” The rides at these theme parks can be thrilling […]

Can I Get a Second Job While Receiving Workers’ Compensation?

An injured Florida worker still needs to bring in income to support their family. While workers’ compensation benefits can provide an important source of income, in some cases, it may still not be enough. Additionally, even though some injured workers may not yet be able to return to their previous job, they may be able […]