What Not to Say To a Workers comp Doctor
What Not To Say To a Workers Comp Doctor

Don’t jeopardize your work injury claim!

Learn what not to say to a workers comp doctor.

 

If you’ve been injured at work, you’re probably very grateful for your employer’s workers’ comp insurance. Being able to receive free medical care without having to chip away at your own savings can be a lifeline for most Florida workers.

But whether you receive those benefits is not entirely in your hands.

It is up to the worker’s compensation insurance company to decide whether to accept or deny your claim, and one of the factors they will use to come to that decision is the expert medical opinion of your workers’ compensation doctor. Read more

Is Workers' Comp Taxable?
Is Workers Compensation Taxable?

Your workers comp benefits are designed to replace your income…

…but is workers compensation taxable?

 

You already know that you have to pay taxes on most forms of income: salary, inheritance, lottery winnings, and even game show prizes. But where do your workers’ comp payments come in?

Workers’ compensation payments are designed to replace any wages you might have lost as a result of a workplace accident or illness, but these benefits are a significant reduction from your previous paycheck. Will you have to give Uncle Sam his cut and lose even more money?

In short, you want to know: “is workers compensation taxable?” Read more

Are Interns and Volunteers Workers?
Are Interns and Volunteers “Workers”?

Florida—like most states—requires employers to provide workers’ compensation coverage if they have a certain number of employees.

At first glance, this might seem pretty straightforward. But if you’re an intern or regular volunteer, you might be asking, “What exactly is an employee? Are interns and volunteers ‘workers’ when it comes to workers’ compensation?”

This is a very important question for both employers and workers to ask. In this article, we’ll go over the differences between interns, volunteers, and employees and how each of these statuses affect your work-related injury. Read more

What Is (& Isn’t) a Work Related Injury?

Workers’ Comp cases aren’t always straightforward.

Here’s what is (and isn’t) considered a work related injury.

 

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), an injury can be considered work related “if an event or exposure in the work environment either caused or contributed to the resulting condition or significantly aggravated a pre-existing injury or illness.”

Sounds pretty straightforward, right? However, multiple occasions can arise that muddy the waters when it comes to defining the terms “work environment” or “work related injury.” Yet nailing down these definitions is at the very heart of the workers’ compensation program. Read more

How Does Workers Comp Work?

If you have been injured in a workplace accident, you have probably been told that you’re entitled to receive workers’ comp benefits. But compensation claims are complicated, and most people scratch their heads and wonder, “How does workers comp work?”

Whether you know it as workers’ compensation, workers’ comp, or workman’s comp (spoiler alert: they’re all the same thing), there is a lot you should be aware of before you navigate this often-confusing industry.

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I Have a Pre-Existing Injury...Can I Still Get Workers Compensation?
I Have a Pre-Existing Injury…Can I Still Get Workers Compensation?

The workers’ compensation program was designed to benefit both workers and employers. Injured employees are given medical treatment and lost wage benefits to help them recover, while employers are given protection from personal injury (negligence) lawsuits.

This system is designed to work without legal involvement, but unfortunately, instances occur when you need the guidance and assistance of an attorney.

For instance, what if you have a pre-existing injury…can you still get workers compensation? This is one issue that isn’t quite so cut-and-dry, yet it’s one that Florida workers struggle with on a daily basis. Read more

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