What does workers' comp cover?
What Does Workers’ Comp Cover?

If you’ve been injured in a work-related accident, you probably have several questions…

The most important of which is: “What does workers comp cover?”

 

No matter how diligent you might be about preventing workplace accidents, they sometimes happen anyway.

That’s the nature of accidental injuries: you don’t usually get a warning that your lifestyle and physical condition are about to drastically change. Which means, when you do get injured, you might be left with dozens of questions about the workers’ comp process.

One of the most important ones being, “What does workers comp cover?Read more

Accepting a Workers’ Comp Settlement After Surgery

There are pros and cons to every procedure, and surgery is no different.

Here’s what you can expect from a workers’ comp settlement after surgery.

 

As your doctor is probably quick to remind you, undergoing surgery is a serious matter that requires careful consideration. After all, even a minor procedure can take weeks or even months to recover from.

You may be wondering about the risks associated with surgery, whether you will need to go through physical therapy, or what the long-term complications will be. But if you are recovering from a work injury, you may also be wondering how surgery will affect your claim.

Deciding whether to accept a workers’ comp settlement after surgery or before should not be taken lightly. In this article, we’ll talk about the various factors that may affect your settlement offer and how you can get the most out of your workers’ compensation benefits. Read more

Will Workers’ Compensation Cover Medical Marijuana?

Medical marijuana is legal in Florida…

…but is it covered by workers’ comp?

 

In 2001, Patrick Shawn Jones was working for Grace Healthcare when he injured his back in a work-related accident. His physician, Dr. Allan Honculada, diagnosed him with chronic pain syndrome and prescribed oral painkillers, which Jones took for more than 15 years.

But in 2017, Jones grew dissatisfied with the side effects of the prescription medications and asked his doctor whether cannabis would be a better alternative.

Dr. Honculada issued a referral to a medical marijuana doctor for an examination. Yet when Jones asked his employer to authorize this referral, his request was denied. A Judge of Compensation Claims (JCC) upheld this decision. Read more

Maximum Medical Improvement: What Does That Mean?
Maximum Medical Improvement: What Does That Mean?

You’ve reached MMI…but what does that mean?

Here’s an explanation of Maximum Medical Improvement and what it means for your case.

 

If you’re dealing with a workers’ compensation claim, you’ve probably heard your doctor talk about Maximum Medical Improvement (MMI).

And like so much in the workers’ comp world, you might have been completely lost as to what this term means.

Your MMI date is an important factor in understanding your work related injury and its effects on your life.

In this article, we’ll answer the following questions:

  • What is Maximum Medical Improvement?
  • What happens after I reach Maximum Medical Improvement?
  • Can my condition change later?
  • Should I settle my case?
  • What rights am I entitled to?

As always, if you have questions regarding your specific case, contact an attorney.

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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

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