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Category: Workers Compensation

Can I Get Workers’ Compensation for Chemical Exposure in Orlando?

Written by Shawn Diederich on May 6, 2016

Many Florida workers’ compensation cases involve a straightforward physical injury. For example, an employee slips and falls on a wet factory floor and breaks his leg. In such cases, establishing an employee’s workers’ compensation claim can be a simple matter. But then there are more complicated cases such as those involving workers injured due to […]

Do Safety Violations Affect Your Eligibility for Workers’ Compensation?

Written by Shawn Diederich on April 28, 2016

The purpose of Florida’s workers’ compensation system is to ensure employees are promptly compensated for injuries incurred in the course of their employment. Workers’ compensation does not relieve your employer of its legal obligation to maintain a safe working environment. However, neither does workers’ compensation absolve an employee’s responsibility to follow federal and state safety […]

What Is the Difference Between a Permanent and a Temporary Disability?

Written by Shawn Diederich on April 12, 2016

An on-the-job injury can prevent you from returning to work for weeks, even years. And even if you are able to work, you may not be able to perform the same duties—or earn the same wages—as you did before your accident. Workers’ compensation is designed to compensate you in such cases. What Is a Disability? […]

The Gig Economy and Work Injuries in Orlando

Written by Shawn Diederich on March 23, 2016

Working for a company like Zipcar or Uber has its advantages, including flexible hours and the ability to spend time out and about instead of stuck at a desk like so many. However, there are disadvantages as well, with the most significant perhaps being a lack of benefits that come with a standard offer of […]

How Workers’ Compensation Benefits Are Calculated

Written by Shawn Diederich on February 8, 2016

Under Florida’s workers’ compensation system, your employer is responsible for the costs of any medical treatment you receive following an on-the-job accident. For simple injuries that do not result in any significant lost work time, that may be enough. But if your injuries render you unable to work—or even limit your ability to perform all […]

Workers’ Compensation and Preexisting Conditions?

Written by Shawn Diederich on December 17, 2015

Workers’ compensation is designed to benefit employees injured on the job. Florida law requires an employer to pay benefits whenever an employee demonstrates “to a reasonable degree of medical certainty” he or she has suffered a disability or other serious injury which can be attributed to a workplace accident. This means it is not enough […]

Workers’ Compensation for White Collar Injuries

Written by Shawn Diederich on November 16, 2015

If you work in an office environment, you might think you cannot receive Florida workers’ compensation benefits. But workers’ compensation covers white collar employees the same as physical laborers. In fact, office and clerical workers can suffer several types of on-the-job injuries which may be ignored or dismissed as normal workplace stress. Office Work and […]

Frequently Asked Questions about Work Injuries

Written by Shawn Diederich on July 23, 2015

HOW LONG AFTER AN ACCIDENT DO I HAVE TO REPORT IT TO MY EMPLOYER? You should report it as soon as possible but no later than thirty (30) days or your claim may be denied. Reference: Section 440.185, Florida Statutes WHEN SHOULD MY EMPLOYER REPORT THE INJURY TO THEIR INSURANCE COMPANY? Your employer should report […]

Am I Entitled to an Advance on my Workers Compensation Benefits?

Written by Shawn Diederich on June 17, 2015

Many times when a Workers’ Compensation claim is pending the Claimant finds him or herself running out of money, either because WC doctors take them out of work, or because the Employer/Carrier has denied their case. It is important to know that in some cases as a Claimant you are entitled to an advance on […]