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Florida Work Injury Lawyer- Workers Comp Benefits Entitlement Lawyer

Written by lisaspitzer. Posted in Injured Worker News

What Are my; Altamonte Springs, Apopka, Aventura, Belle Glade, Belleview, Boca Raton, Bonita Springs, Boynton Beach, Bradenton, Brandon, Cape Coral, Carrollwood, Casselberry, Citrus Park, Clearwater, Clermont, Coconut Creek, Coral Gables, Coral Springs, Crestview, Cutler Bay, Dania Beach, Davie, Daytona Beach, Deerfield Beach, DeLand, Delray Beach, Deltona, Doral, Dunedin, Edgewater, Esterno, Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Fort Pierce, Fort Walton Beach, Gainesville, Greenacres, Haines City, Hallandale Beach, Hialeah, Hollywood, Homestead, Immokalee, Jacksonville, Jacksonville Beach, Jupiter, Kendall, Key West, Kissimmee, Lakeland, Lake Worth, Largo, Lauderdale Lakes, Lauderhill, Leesburg, Lehigh Acres, Leisure City, Margate, Melbourne, Merritt Island, Miami, Miami Beach, Miami Gardens, Miami Lakes, Miramar, Naples, Navarre, New Smyrna Beach, North Lauderdale, North Miami, North Miami Beach, North Port, Oakland Park, Ocala, Ocoee, Orlando, Ormond Beach, Oviedo, Pace, Palm Bay, Palm Beach Gardens, Palm City, Palmetto Bay (Cutler), Panama City, Parkland, Pembroke Pines, Pensacola, Plantation, Plant City, Pompano Beach, Port Charlotte, Port Orange, Port Saint Lucie, Riverview, Riviera Beach, Rockledge, Royal Palm Beach, St. Cloud, St. Petersburg, Sanford, Sarasota, Sebastian, South Miami, Spring Hill, Starke, Sunny Isles Beach, Sunrise, Tallahassee, Tamarac, Tamiami, Tampa, Tarpon Springs, Temple Terrace, Titusville, Treasure Island, The Villages, Town 'n Country, Venice, Vero Beach, Valrico, Wellington, Wesley Chapel, Weston, West Palm Beach, West Pensacola, Winter Garden, Winter Haven, Winter Park, Winter Springs workers compensstion benefits?

 

Your employer is responsible for providing medical treatment through an insurance carrier which includes, but is not limited to, the following:

    An authorized primary doctor and specialist(s) when medically necessary.
    All authorized medically necessary care and treatment related to your injury such as:
        doctor’s visit
        hospitalization
        physical therapy
        medical tests
        prescription drugs
        prostheses
    Mileage reimbursement for travel to and from your authorized doctor and the pharmacy.

Helpful Hints:

    Do not delay in reporting your injury or illness. Your employer may authorize a doctor at the time of your accident, but the insurance carrier must authorize follow-up treatment.
    If your accident results in emergency treatment, be sure to tell the emergency room you hurt yourself on the job, and give them a contact name and phone number of your insurance carrier or your employer.
    Do not go on your own to your private doctor for treatment. The insurance carrier must authorize the doctor who is to treat you.
    If your employer or insurance carrier does not respond to your request for medical treatment, you can contact the Employee Assistance and Ombudsman Office for assistance at 800 342-1741 or at wceao@myfloridacfo.com.

Lost Wages and Other Monetary Compensation

The rate, amount, and the duration of compensation for all disability benefits are detailed in the workers' compensation law.

For assistance, call 1-800-342-1741 or e-mail us at wceao@myfloridacfo.com.
Temporary Disability Benefits

There are two types of temporary disability benefits that you may be entitled to during your recovery, to make up for some of your lost wages:

    Temporary Total disability (TT):
        If your doctor says you cannot work, because of your work-related injury or illness, you should receive money equaling 66 2/3% of your regular wages at the time you were hurt, subject to a statewide maximum reimbursement amount.
        You will not receive temporary disability benefits for the first 7 days of disability, unless you are disabled more than 21 days due to the work-related injury as determined by the authorized doctor.
        Certain severe injuries may entitle you to 80% of your regular wages for up to 6 months after the accident.
        For an estimate of your benefits, please click here.
    Temporary Partial disability (TP):
        When the doctor states you can return to work with restrictions, you may be eligible to receive Temporary Partial Disability Benefits if you are unable to earn 80% of the wages you were earning at the time of your accident.
        For an estimate of your benefits, please click here.

You can receive up to a total of 104 weeks of temporary disability benefits.
Impairment Benefits (IB)

When your doctor states you are at Maximum Medical Improvement, your condition is not expected to improve significantly, and the doctor will have you evaluated for possible permanent work restrictions and an impairment rating.

    If you receive a permanent impairment rating greater than 0%, you will receive money based on that rating.
    For an estimate of your benefits, please click here.

Permanent Total Disability Benefits (PT)

If after reaching Maximum Medical Improvement your injuries are so severe, as defined by law, that you are left permanently unable to work, you may receive permanent total disability benefits.

For assistance in estimating PT benefits, please contact the Bureau of Monitoring and Audit at 850-413-1608.
Death Benefits

If a work-related death occurs within one year of the date of accident or five years of continuous disability, the following benefits may be due and payable up to a maximum total of $150,000:

    Funeral expenses up to $7,500
    Compensation to dependents, as defined by law
    Educational benefits to the surviving spouse

For assistance, call 1-800-342-1741 or e-mail us at wceao@myfloridacfo.com.

Broward County Workers Compensation- Job Injury Lawyer

Written by lisaspitzer. Posted in Hurt On The Job, Injured On The Job, Injured Worker News

Were You Injured On The Job?

Were You Hurt On The Job In Pembroke Pines, Hollywood, Hallandale, Davie, Fort Lauderdale, Pompano Beach, Coral Springs, or any place in Broward?

Speak to one of our workers compensation lawyers if your benefits were deneid. A Workers Compensation appeals lawyer may be able to help you.

Orthopedic Injury: Fractures, rotator cuff, knee, shoulder, elbow injury

Neurological Injury: Spinal cord, Tranumatic head Injury, Trauma

Burns

Environmental toxins causing ling disease

Pulmonary Injury: Lung disease, asthma, bronchitus

Scars and skin injury

Speak to one of our qualified work comp lawyers and get help now.

 

Florida Loading Dock Platform Injury Lawyers

Written by lisaspitzer. Posted in Injured Worker News

On the job loading dock platform injuries  are not uncommon and can result in serious  injury and death. Serious injury  on a  loading dock happens  when there is a  separation between the trailer or truck being loaded and the loaded dock. Forklift operators are often victims of such accidents when their forklifts fall into the gaps or are driver out of open trailers or crush injury may also happen when a worker gets pinned in. Severe and  fatal injuries result. There are slos accidents from improper lifting technique or with  industrial machinery while loading.

Safety Warnings

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is a national organization that governs off-highway loading and unloading activities, such as warehouses, plants, grain handling facilities, retail locations, shipyards, etc. OSHA has(authority over forklift operations and employees who perform loading and unloading operations. For example, OSHA regulations require the use of wheel chocks or other vehicle-restraining device when loading and unloading trucks and trailers. Wheel chocks are wedge-shaped blocks placed in front of the rear wheel of a vehicle to prevent the vehicle from moving away from the docks while the trailer is being loaded or unloaded.

Florida Workers Compensation For Loading Dock Platform Injury

You may have a potential  Workers’ Compensation claim. There is also the potential for a third-party  injury claim. lawsuit if someone other than your employer contributed to the loading dock accident. You must hire an experienced workers compensation lawyer for your accident and to  help you seek maximum compensation for your injuries as well as the medical benefits, lost wages and settlement for a permanent disability.

Florida Loading Dock Injury lawyer For

Trucks with defective equipment,

Forklift injury,

Dock plate injury

Speak with an experienced Florida  on the job injury lawyer who can help you understand all of your options and how best to proceed with your workers compensation or personal  injury claim.

 

Fort Lauderdale Workers Compensation Appeals Lawyer

Written by lisaspitzer. Posted in Fort Lauderdale workers compensation appeals lawyer

Fort Lauderdale  On The Job Injury Lawyers and workers compensation appeals attorneys

Get help to appeal your workers compensation denial of benefits with a  Hollywood, Fort Lauderdale, Pompano Beach, Deerfield Beach, Coral Springs, Pembroke Pines, Hallandale Beach workers compensation appeals lawyer.

Work Related Injuries can end your ability to work

Work related injuries could limit or end your ability to perform your usual occupation. Whether these work related injuries last a few days or the remainder of your life, their affects are far-reaching. Work related injuries can result in permanent disability. Often, they result in financial losses: work related injuries can require costly medical treatment and recuperation time may mean lost wages.

Denied Benefits?

Get A Workers Fort Lauderdale Compensation Appeals Lawyer

Because of the amount of variance between the workers compensation laws from one state to another, it is strongly advised that you consult with  a workers compensation lawyer who understands the laws that apply to  your state. An attorney in your state  will be able to  interpret the state and federal laws that apply to you. They will be able to provide  information and help to ensure you receive a full recovery of all funds to which  you are entitled. For more information or to schedule a private consultation with one of our workers compensation attorneys in your area, contact us today.

There Are Many Reasons To Act Now
Contact Us For a Fort Lauderdale Workers Compensation  Appeals Lawyer

Workers compensation is a system of laws with guidelines and procedures that vary from occupation to occupation, and from state to state. If you have been injured on the job you will need an experienced workers compensation lawyer to guide you thru the complex maize of insurance companies, medical benefits  IME's, (independent medical exams) and  forms. Remember it is not in your employers or their insurance carriers best interest for you to stay out of work and collect benefits. They will do their utmost to avoid it. If your employer did not get the mandatory workers comp insurance you will need a lawyer to look into third party liability, a personal or other means of protecting your best interests.  Workers compensation cases can often pit the interests of a sick or injured worker against the interests of an employer. And rest assured, your employer is not on your side. For this reason, the workers' compensation claim process can be adversarial and difficult and will often necessitate the use of an aggressive For the Injured Worker lawyer who is experienced with regard to workers' compensation claims.
Workers compensation insurance is required for almost all employers in the U.S. that have at least three employees. State and federal laws require that employers carry workers compensation insurance in order to protect employees injured or killed on the job or made ill by the conditions at their place of work. 

a Fort Lauderdale  workers compensation lawyer can help you receive include:

▪   Payment of  medical bills
▪   disability income if you are permanently disabled
▪   a portion of lost wages
▪   vocational rehabilitation
▪   death benefits for the dependents of a deceased employee

Slip and Fall Injury Lawyer

Written by lisaspitzer. Posted in Injured Worker News

Slip-and-fall accidents can lead to serious injuries.  Head injuries, spine injuries,  and hip fractures are some of these injuries.

What Are The Causes of Slip-and-Fall Workplace  Injuries?

Slippery Floors, uneven Floors, broken steps, fallen debris, poor lighting  and poor cleanup at construction sites all cause slip and fall accidents.

According to ISSA:

What Are the Potential Hazards and Possible Controls Associated With Walking/Working Surfaces?

The causes of slip and fall incidents are varied and include:

    Walkways that are wet, oily, or otherwise contaminated
    Floor surfaces that are in disrepair
    Loose or unanchored mats or rugs
    Spills
    Weather hazards (such as ice, rain or snow)
    Lack of employee training
    Inappropriate footwear.

The OSHA Walking-Working Surfaces Standard, General Requirements and the Provision for the Slip Resistance on Walking/Working Surfaces (ANSI A1264.2-2006) both provide a framework for addressing the underlying causes of slips, trips, and falls in the workplace.

The OSHA Walking-Working Surfaces Standard, General Requirements sets forth the following:

    All places of employment, passageways, storerooms, and service rooms shall be kept clean and orderly and in a sanitary condition.
    The floor of every workroom shall be maintained in a clean and, so far as possible, dry condition.
    Every floor, working place, and passageway shall be kept free from protruding nails, splinters, holes, or loose boards.
    Aisles and passageways shall be kept clear and in good repair with no obstruction across or in aisles that could create a hazard.
    Permanent aisles and passageways shall be appropriately marked.
    Where mechanical handling equipment is used, aisles shall be sufficiently wide.
If you are injured in a slip and fall accident call for a slip and fall lawyer today.

 

Florida Workers Compensation Lawyer Resources, Workers Compensation Appeals

Written by lisaspitzer. Posted in Injured Worker News

Florida Workers Compensation Advisory Boards

Florida Workers’ Compensation Joint Underwriting Association (FWCJUA) 

Created in section 627.311(4), Florida Statutes, the FWCJUA provides workers’ compensation and employers’ liability insurance to applicants who are required by law to maintain workers’ compensation and employers’ liability insurance but who are unable to purchase this insurance through the admitted voluntary market.

Florida Workers’ Compensation Insurance Guaranty Association (FWCIGA)

Created in section 631.911, Florida Statutes, the FWCIGA provides a source of funds for insureds whose insurance companies become insolvent.

Florida Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board (Appeals Board)

Created in section 627.291(2), Florida Statutes, the Appeals Board provides individuals an independent review of the employers’ classification code assigned to them by an insurance company for the purpose of establishing their workers’ compensation rate.

Division of Workers' Compensation

Bureau of Compliance District Offices

Click on a district below to view contact information for the Compliance field office locations around the state of Florida:

District 1-A District 1 District 4 District 3 District 7 District 2 District 5

Bureau of Compliance District Offices map

District 1 Offices

  • District Supervisor: Donald Bowman
Bureau of Compliance
921 N. Davis St.
Building B, Suite 250
Jacksonville, FL 32209
Tel  904-798-5806
Fax 904-353-2101

District 1-A Offices

  • District Supervisor: Patricia Krossman
Physical:
Bureau of Compliance
2012 Capital Circle SE
Hartman Building, Suite 106
Tallahassee, FL 32399-2161
Tel 850-413-1609
Fax 850-413-7848
Mailing:
Bureau of Compliance
200 East Gaines Street
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-4228

 

Bureau of Compliance
610 E. Burgess Rd
Pensacola, Florida 32504
Tel 850-453-7804
Fax 850-484-5111

District 2 Offices

  • District Supervisor: Mark Carlin
Bureau of Compliance
3111 South Dixie Highway, Suite 123
West Palm Beach, Florida 33405
Tel 561-837-5716
Fax 561-837-5416

District 3 Offices

  • District Supervisor: Swendy Ariyanayagam
Bureau of Compliance
1313 North Tampa Street, Suite 503
Tampa, FL 33602
Tel 813-221-6506
Fax 813-233-3742

District 4 Offices

  • District Supervisor: Vacant
Daytona Beach Regional Service Center
DFS Division of Workers' Compensation
Bureau of Compliance
210 North Palmetto Avenue
Suite 210, Box #10
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
Tel 386-323-0906
Fax 386-226-7883

 

Bureau of Compliance
400 W. Robinson Street
North Tower, Suite N512
Orlando, Florida 32801-1756
Tel 407-835-4406, Option 3
Fax 407-999-5570

District 5 Offices

  • District Supervisor: Ken Howard
Bureau of Compliance
401 N.W. Second Avenue, Suite S-318
Miami, Florida 33128-1740
Tel 305-536-0306
Fax 305-377-7239

District 7 Offices

  • District Supervisor: Maria Seidler
Bureau of Compliance
2295 Victoria Ave. Suite #284
Fort Myers, Florida 33901
Tel 239-461-4006, Option 3
Fax 239-338-2786

Miami, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, Workers Compensation Lawyers

Written by lisaspitzer. Posted in Construction worker news, Injured Worker News, On The Job Injuries, South Florida On The Job Injury

South Florida workers compensation lawyers: Miami, Key West, Miami Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Pompano Beach, Coral Springs, Hollywood, Boca Raton, Delray Beach, Boynton Beach, Lanatana, West Palm Beach, Jupiter, Belle Glade, Okeechobee, Stuart, Palm Bay, Port St Lucie, Vero Beach and all of Monroe, Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach Florida.

A Little Florida Workers Compensation History

Florida was slow  to enact a workers' compensation law  because Florida had a small work force, virtually no manufacturing and no major problems until the "Great Depression" of the 1930's. Florida industry was limited and consisted primarily of phosphate mining, agricultural harvesting of fruits and vegetables, tobacco, cattle and logging. In addition, there was a steady movement of people, mostly unemployed, moving down from the north, seeking their fortune as well as Florida sunshine. This still happens today and most work injuries are in the entertainment industry, home health care for the elderly and constuction jobs. These are the result of the Florida migration to sun and a nice climate.

 Below  we can see the overview for dangerous jobs and injuries in Florida:

Florida's Most Dangerous Jobs With Fatalities

  • truck drivers  who died in a traffic accidents
  • Construction workers  
  • grounds workers 
  • police officers

Your Rights Under Florida Workers Compensation Law

Are you an employee?

Section 440.02(15), Florida Statutes, contains a lengthy definition of employee. The most basic definition is that an employee is a person who receives payment from an employer for the performance of work or services while engaged in any employment under an express or implied contract of hire. The definition of employee includes minors and illegal aliens.

Are You Covered?

Eligibility requirements for workers' compensation benefits:

  •     The person or company you were working for must carry workers' compensation insurance or be legally required to.
  •     You must be an employee of that person or company.
  •     Your injury or illness must be work-related.
     

To learn more about your rights as an injured Florida worker call us today for a workers compensation lawyer

Lawyers For Injured Salon Workers, Workers Compensation Lawyers

Written by lisaspitzer. Posted in Georgia, Injured Worker News

With thousands of beauty salon thru-out Florida and Georgia injuries to people in the "Beauty" business to happen. Beauty is a growing business. The number of people employed in hair salons, barbershops, nail salons, and other hair and skin care establishments has been growing faster than in other industries. According to the National Institute for Occupational Health (NIOSH), approximately 365,000 people are employed in nail salons and other personal care services in the United States. The workforce is largely female (75%) with the industry employing a large number of minority workers (46%) specifically Asian immigrants (38%).
In hair salons, one concern is indoor air quality from the various chemicals used in coloring and styling hair. In nail salons, workers can be exposed to dust and chemicals from manicure products.

The main purpose of each  workers compensation law is to compensate and provide medical care for:
•    workers who are injured while on the job
•    those who are made ill or disabled by conditions at their jobs, and
•    the surviving dependents of a worker who is killed on the job or dies from an illness incurred because of his or her job conditions
Each state and the federal government each have their own Workers Compensation Act which compensates workers who are injured during the course of their employment. Each workers compensation act is designed so that employees can receive fixed monetary compensation for their injuries without the need for legal action. The workers compensation act that is applicable to an individuals employment is dependent upon who they are employed by and the industry they are employed in.

Common Injuries Include:

  • Fatigue
  • Stress
  • Slips
  • Trips
  • Toppling Objects
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Repetitive Motion
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Lifting
  • Back injuries and pulled muscles
  • Workplace Violence
  • Collisions with hot liquids, sharp implements or heavy objects involved.
  • Leaving file drawers pulled all the way out

If you or a loved one has been injured due to your employment at a beauty salon, nail salon, barber shop as a Barber, hairdresser, cosmetologist provide hair styling and beauty services or tanning salon call and speak to a beauty industry workers compensation lawyer today.

Lawyers For Injured Roofers, Lawyers For Injured Carpenters

Written by lisaspitzer. Posted in Construction worker news, Georgia, Injured Worker News, South Florida On The Job Injury

Roofers in The Florida Keys, Homestead, Miami, Coral Gables, Miami Beach, Hollywood, Hallandale,Fort Lauderdale, Pompano Beach, Boca Raton, Delray Beach, Boynton Beach, West Palm Beach, Lantana, Okeechobee, Belle Glade, Atlanta, Valdosta, Tifton, Macon, and Ft Myers suffer some of the most debilitating injuries while on the job.  Typical injuries include broken legs, broken backs, fractures of all types, and brain injuries caused by falls from great heights, and cuts and amputations from knives and box cutters.

Roofing work is strenuous and tiring. It often involves heavy lifting, as well as climbing, bending, and kneeling. Roofers work outdoors in all types of weather, particularly when making repairs. However, they rarely work when it rains or when it is very cold because snow-covered or icy roofs are especially dangerous. Although some roofers work alone, many work as part of a crew.
Roofers have one of the highest rates of injuries and illnesses of all occupations. Workers may slip or fall from scaffolds, ladders, or roofs. They may get burns from hot bitumen. However, proper safety precautions can prevent most accidents. Roofs can also become extremely hot during the summer, which can cause heat-related illnesses.

Because carpenters are involved in many types of construction, from building highways and bridges to installing kitchen cabinets, they may work both indoors and out.
Carpenters may work in cramped spaces, and constant lifting, standing, and kneeling can be tiring. Those who work outdoors are subject to variable weather conditions.
Carpenters experience a higher than average rate of injuries and illnesses. Injuries may include muscle strains from lifting heavy materials, falls from ladders, and cuts from sharp objects and tools.

If you or a loved becomes injured in your employemt as a Roofer call our Roofers Injury Hotline for Roofers  and carpenters today.

Dangerous Florida Jobs, Florida Workers Compenstion Lawyer

Written by lisaspitzer. Posted in On The Job Injuries, Stories and Sharing

Florida dangerous jobs causing the most injury are: Fishermen, Aircraft Pilots, Flight Engineers, Farmers, Machine Operators, Roofers, Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors, and Truck Drivers. South Florida workers compensation lawyers are accepting workers compensation cases for all Workers injured on the job in South Florida.

It is important to file your workers' compensation claim right away. In the event that your compensation is delayed, denied, or terminated prematurely, Florida workers' compensation lawyers will  pursue the necessary steps to protect and enforce your right to receive all of your benefits.

Common Florida Workplace Injury

  • Bruises and contusions,
  • lacerations and cuts,
  • Joint Injuries,
  • Stress Fractures,
  • Stress fractures
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Tendonitis
  • Injury to the: Wrist, Elbow, Shoulder, Biceps, Legs, Knees, Hips, Ankles, and Achilles.
  • Chronic Pain
  • Traumatic Brain Injury