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Stryker Hip Replacement Lawyers

Written by lisaspitzer. Posted in Injured Worker News, Stryker Hip Replacement lawyers

Hip Replacement Surgery And Failure Of the Implant Lawyers

Workers’ Compensation and Hip Replacement Surgery

Hip replacement surgery is a common method used to treat serious job related hip injuries. Hip fractures are serious, and are often the result of an occupational accident, like a car accident or fall. Other hip fractures can be the result of a repetitive motion injury, such as heavy lifting in a warehouse environment. If you have suffered a hip fracture on the job and need hip replacement surgery, your employer’s workers compensation benefits should cover the cost.

 

The hip joint is responsible for moving the legs and providing support to the upper body. When damaged either from a workplace accident or repetitive injury, your movements will be painful and restricted. To restore the hip, a surgeon will use medically approved parts to emulate the movement of the joint and alleviate your pain. The ball of the joint, which sits at the top of your thigh bone, will be replaced and held in place with a specialized surgical glue and the prosthetic socket will be put into place.

After the surgery has been completed, you will begin physical therapy in order to regain full use of the hip joint and muscles that control it. At first, you may not be permitted to apply weight to the leg, and may need to get around with the help of crutches or a walker. Recovery time differs for each person. This could entitle you to both medical and disability benefits during the time it takes for you to recover. If you are unsure of how workers’ comp benefits work call our law offices for assistance.
How to File a Claim for Workers’ Comp Benefits

Stryker Hip Replacement Lawyers

 

Stryker Hip Replacement Lawsuit Criteria

You must have a Stryker Rejuvinate, ABG II Modular Stems or Accolade implanted

You must have had or have been told you need revision surgery

OR

You have a blood test showing high levels of Chromium and Cobalt

Stryker Hip Implant  Attorneys Accepting

  • Stryker Rejuvinate
  • Stryker ABG II Modular Stems
  • Stryker Accolade/Citation/ MeridianStryker Hip Replacement Lawsuit Criteria

    You must have a Stryker Rejuvinate, ABG II Modular Stems or Accolade implanted

    You must have had or have been told you need revision surgery

    OR

    You have a blood test showing high levels of Chromium and Cobalt

    Stryker Hip Implant Cases Our Attorneys Are Accepting

        Stryker Rejuvinate
        Stryker ABG II Modular Stems
        Stryker Accolade/Citation/ Meridian

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.

 

Florida Workers Compensation District Offices

Written by lisaspitzer. Posted in Injured Worker News

If you have been denied your workers compensation benefits contact us for a workers cmpensation appeals lawyer. Daytona Beach,
Ft. Lauderdale, Ft. Myers, Gainesville, Jacksonville, Lakeland, Miami, Orlando, Panama City, Pensacola, Port St. Lucie, Sarasota,
Sebastian, Melbourne, St. Petersburg, Tallahassee, Tampa, and West Palm Beach.

 

Central Clerks Office
Phone: 850-487-1911      Fax: 850-487-0724
Mailing Address
Office of the Judges of Compensations Claims – Central Clerks Office District
1180 Apalachee Parkway
Suite A
Tallahassee, FL  32301  – 4574

Office of the Judges of Compensations Claims
1180 Apalachee Parkway, Suite A
Tallahassee, FL  32301-4574

Daytona Beach
Phone: 386-254-3734      Fax: 386-254-3729
Mailing Address
Office of the Judges of Compensations Claims – Daytona Beach District
444 Seabreeze Boulevard
Suite 450
Daytona Beach, FL  32118
District Judges
Hon. Wilbur W. Anderson

Ft. Lauderdale
Phone: 954-714-3400      Fax: 954-714-3435
Mailing Address
Office of the Judges of Compensations Claims – Ft. Lauderdale District
4500 North State Road 7
Building I, Suite 200
Lauderdale Lakes, FL  33319
District Judges
Hon. Iliana Forte
Hon. Geraldine B. Hogan
Hon. Daniel A. Lewis

Ft. Myers
Phone: 239-938-1159      Fax: 239-938-1169
Mailing Address
Office of the Judges of Compensations Claims – Ft. Myers District
4379 Colonial Boulevard
Suite 200
Ft. Myers, FL  33966
District Judges
Hon. Kathy A. Sturgis
Hon. Jack A. Weiss

Gainesville
Phone: 352-955-2244      Fax: 352-955-3129
Mailing Address
Office of the Judges of Compensations Claims – Gainesville District
1900 South West 34th Street
Suite 202
Gainesville, FL  32608
District Judges
Hon. Marjorie Renee Hill

Jacksonville
Phone: 904-348-2790      Fax: 904-348-2788
Mailing Address
Office of the Judges of Compensations Claims – Jacksonville District
1809 Art Museum Drive
Suite 200
Jacksonville, FL  32207
District Judges
Hon. William R. Holley
Hon. Ralph J. Humphries

Lakeland
Phone: 863-648-3150      Fax: 863-648-3107
Mailing Address
Office of the Judges of Compensations Claims – Lakeland District
212 E. Highland Drive
Suite 105
Lakeland, FL  33813
District Judges
Hon. Margaret E. Sojourner

Miami
Phone: 305-377-5413      Fax: 305-377-5165
Mailing Address
Office of the Judges of Compensations Claims – Miami District
401 NW Second Avenue
Suite N918
Miami, FL  33128
District Judges
Hon. Edward R. Almeyda
Hon. Gerardo Castiello
Hon. Charles M. Hill
Hon. Margret G. Kerr
Hon. Sylvia Medina-Shore

Orlando
Phone: 407-245-0844      Fax: 407-245-0768
Mailing Address
Office of the Judges of Compensations Claims – Orlando District
400 West Robinson Street
Suite 608-North
Orlando, FL  32801
District Judges
Hon. W. James Condry
Hon. Neal Pitts
Hon. Thomas W. Sculco

Panama City

Phone: 850-872-7774      Fax: 850-872-7778
Mailing Address
Office of the Judges of Compensations Claims – Panama City District
2401 State Avenue
Suite 100
Panama City, FL  32405

Pensacola
Phone: 850-595-6310      Fax: 850-595-6388
Mailing Address
Office of the Judges of Compensations Claims – Pensacola District
700 South Palafox Street
Suite 305
Pensacola, FL  32502
District Judges
Hon. David W. Langham
Hon. Nolan S. Winn

Port St. Lucie
Phone: 772-873-6585      Fax: 772-873-6598
Mailing Address
Office of the Judges of Compensations Claims – Port St. Lucie District
544 NW University Blvd
Suite 102
Port St. Lucie, FL  34986
District Judges
Hon. Robert D. McAliley

Sarasota
Phone: 941-753-0900      Fax: 941-753-0904
Mailing Address
Office of the Judges of Compensations Claims – Sarasota District
6497 Parkland Drive
Suite M
Sarasota, FL  34243
District Judges
Hon. Diane B. Beck

Sebastian-Melbourne
Phone: 772-581-6800      Fax: 772-581-6810
Mailing Address
Office of the Judges of Compensations Claims – Sebastian-Melbourne District
1627 US – 1
Suite 115
Sebastian, FL  32958
District Judges
Hon. Robert L. Dietz

St. Petersburg
Phone: 727-893-2321      Fax: 727-893-5475
Mailing Address
Office of the Judges of Compensations Claims – St. Petersburg District
501 1st Avenue, North
Suite 300
St. Petersburg, FL  33701
District Judges
Hon. Stephen L. Rosen

Tallahassee
Phone: 850-488-2110      Fax: 850-922-3661
Mailing Address
Office of the Judges of Compensations Claims – Tallahassee District
1180 Apalachee Parkway
Suite A
Tallahassee, FL  32301  – 4574
District Judges
Hon. John J. Lazzara

Tampa
Phone: 813-664-4000      Fax: 813-664-4075
Mailing Address
Office of the Judges of Compensations Claims – Tampa District
6302 E. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Suite 460
Tampa, FL  33619
District Judges
Hon. Ellen H. Lorenzen
Hon. Mark A. Massey
Hon. E. Douglas Spangler, Jr.

West Palm Beach
Phone: 561-650-1040      Fax: 561-650-1066
Mailing Address
Office of the Judges of Compensations Claims – West Palm Beach District
250 South Australian Avenue
Suite 200
West Palm Beach, FL  33401
District Judges
Hon. Timothy M. Basquill
Hon. Mary A. D'Ambrosio
Hon. Shelley H. Punancy

 

 

Workers Compensation Lawyer Network

Written by lisaspitzer. Posted in Albuquerque work injury lawyer, Detroit work injury lawyer, Injured Worker News, On The Job Injuries

Albany, GA; Atlanta, GA;  Columbus, GA; Chicago/Naperville, IL; Detroit/Ferndale, MI; Ft. Lauderdale, FL; Indianapolis, IN; Irmo, SC; Livingston, NJ;  Melbourne, FL; Miami/Coral Gables, FL; Milwaukee, Wi; Nashville, TN; New York, NY; South Bend, IN; Albuquerque, NM and Tallahassee, FL.Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Las Cruces, Detroit, Ann Arbor, Lansing.

 

Speak To One Of Our Workers Compensation Lawyers

Workers compensation law is a complex and ever-changing field. To get the most effective and knowledgeable assistance, you should speak with an experienced workers compensation attorney near you who understands the laws governing your state. A workers compensation lawyer will be able to thoroughly evaluate your case and fight to ensure you recover the compensation you are entitled to. To schedule a private consultation, please contact us today. Remember, each state has it's own workers compensation Act and the federal Governement has a Workers Compensation act as well. This means you will need a lawyer with exoperience in the rules and laws of your state.

Contact Us For a Work Injury 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 job injury lawyer who is experienced with regard to workers' compensation claims.
 

On The Job Personal Injury Lawyers For Workers Comp Claims

Written by lisaspitzer. Posted in Injured Worker News

Florida Personal Injury Lawyers For On The Job Injury

We have Florida personal injury lawyers for on the job injury: Miami, Homestead, Miami, Miami Beach, Hollywood, Pembroke Pines, Fort Lauderdale, Pompano Beach, Boca Raton, West Palm Beach, Sturart, Okeechobee, Pahokee, Port St Lucie, Vero Beach, Melbourne, Titusville, Smyrna Beach, Daytona Beach, Deland, Gainesville, Ocala, Tavares, Jacksonville, St Augustine, Starke, Leesburg, Winter Haven, Winter Park, Orlando, Kissimmee, Tampa, Clearwater, St Peterburg, New Port Richey, Brooksville, Panama City , Pensacola and all of Florida.

When Would You Need a personal Injury Lawyer?

When you were injured by a machine where the machine was to be maintained by the manufacturer or the machine was faulty.

A truck, car or delivery accident where another driver caused your injury and was negiligent

Third Party Liability Personal Injury Lawyer

When you have an on the job injury or are the victim of an occupational disease, you are usually covered by Workers’ Compensation, which compensates you for medical costs, lost wages. Workers’ Compensation and permanent injury.

With third party liability an injured worker or surviving families can have the right to bring a third-party liability, or personal injury case against the maker of a defective product or against another negligent party that caused the injury.  Any compensation  received in such third-party liability, wrongful death, or product liability cases are over and above the Workers’ Compensation benefits. You should hire a personal injury lawyer.

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 Injured Worker News, South Florida Workers Compensation lawyer

If you have been hurt on the job and need help with your Fort Lauderdale, Miami, West palm Beach workers compensation benefits call our worker's compensation helpline.

We have  workers compensation lawyers Homestead, Workers compensation lawyers Miami, Miami Beach, Hollywood, Workers Compensation lawyer Fort Lauderdale, Pompano Beach, Workers compensation lawyer  Boca Raton,  Wokers compensation lawyer West Palm and all of Monroe, Dade, Broward and Palm Beach County Florida. Our workers compenstion lawyers can help with   on the job injuries including: construction workers, hotel and restaurant workers, home health aides and hospital employees, civil servants, mechanics, garbage and waste removal, roofers, truck drivers, firemen, cab drivers, maritime workers, harbor workers, airport and port personnel, and all on the job accident and injuries.

Some of benefits injured workers are eligible for that our south Florida  workers compensation lawyers can help with include:

* Temporary partial disability

* Temporary total disability

* Impairment benefits

Disabled World News (2011-03-31) – Florida law allows injured workers to seek compensation for injuries or illnesses they suffer while on the job: http://www.disabled-world.com/news/america/florida/work-injury-fl.php#ixzz2PRutyQX9

Our Workers Compensation Lawyers Can help Answer Your Questions Regarding Your Workers Comp Benefits

  •     How long after an accident do I have to report it to my employer?
  •     When should my employer report the injury to their insurance company?
  •     My employer will not report my injury to the insurance company. What can I do?
  •     What kind of medical treatment can I get?
  •     Do I have to pay any of my medical bills?
  •     Will I be paid if I lose time from work?
  •     How much will I be paid?
  •     Do I have to pay income tax on this money?
  •     When will I get my first check?
  •     If I'm only temporarily disabled, how long can I get these checks?
  •     Can I receive social security benefits and workers' compensation benefits at the same time?
  •     Can I receive unemployment compensation and workers' compensation benefits at the same time?
  •     What can I do if I am not receiving my benefit check?
  •     If I am unable to return to work until my doctor releases me, does my employer have to hold my job for me?
  •     Can my employer fire me if I am unable to work because of an injury and am receiving workers' compensation benefits?
  •     If I am unable to return to the type of work I did before I was injured, what can I do?
  •     My employer and the insurance company have denied my claim for workers' compensation benefits. Do I need legal representation to get my benefits? What should I do?
  •     What is the time limit for filing a Petition for Benefits?
  •     Is there a period of time after which my claim is no longer open?
  •     Can I get a settlement from my claim?
  •     If I settle my claim for medical benefits with the insurance company and my condition gets worse later, who pays for my future medical care, surgeries, etc?
  •     What can I do when it is difficult to get a prescription filled or I am having problems with the pharmacy where I get my workers’ compensation medication?

 

If you have been injured on the job call and speak to a workers compensation lawyer at no cost and protect your rights as an injured worker.

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