Does Workers' Comp Cover COVID-19?
Does Workers’ Comp Cover COVID-19?

Workers’ comp was designed to provide reimbursement for injury and illness

So where does COVID-19 fit in?

 

You probably already know that the workers’ compensation system was designed to compensate workers who fall ill or become injured as a result of their employment.

But as a global pandemic still looms, it’s worth asking: “What happens if I contract the virus at work? Will I be compensated?”

Given the novelty of the virus, the relationship between workers’ compensation and COVID-19 is not well-established. But Florida law and recent memorandums can give us a clue as to how COVID-19 workers’ comp claims are likely to be handled in the future.

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Can I Get a Second Opinion In My Workers’ Comp Case?

Disputes are common among workers’ comp cases.

Here are the steps to take if you want a second opinion on your workers’ comp injury.

 

When it comes to healthcare, most Americans are used to being able to choose which doctor they see.

Even when insurance companies require you to select from their in-network providers, you typically have myriad options to choose from. So it might come as a surprise to find that the insurance company is responsible for choosing the authorized treating physician in your workers’ comp claim.

But does that mean you can’t request a second opinion?

Florida’s workers’ compensation law does provide you the opportunity to get a second opinion if you are not satisfied with the treatment your authorized treating physician is giving you.  However, we don’t call it a “second opinion.”  It is called your “one-time change in treating physicians.”

Maybe you feel that the doctor is siding with the insurance company rather than listening to your concerns. Perhaps you’re simply not getting any better, despite lengthy treatment. Alternatively, you might think that your doctor’s recommendations are too aggressive and you’d like to see if a gentler approach would be effective.

Whatever your reasons for considering seeking an alternate medical opinion, you are entitled to understand your rights in your workers’ comp case. In this article, we’ll explain various options available to you for getting another medical opinion from a workers’ comp doctor.

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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 were injured in a workplace accident, you’ve probably heard your doctor talk about MMI or Maximum Medical Improvement. Like so much in the workers’ comp world, you might have been completely lost as to what this term means.

But your MMI is an important factor in understanding your injury and its effects on your life.

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

  • What is Maximum Medical Improvement?
  • What happens after you 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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Are Workers’ Comp Lawyer Fees Worth It?

The insurance company hasn’t exactly been easy to work with…

…but is it worth it to pay workers’ comp lawyer fees?

You’ve been injured in a workplace injury and the insurance company has been playing hardball. One of your co-workers suggests hiring a lawyer to help you get the benefits you’re entitled to.

But wait a minute…can you afford workers’ comp lawyer fees? And are they really worth it?

Yes and yes!
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10 Workers' Compensation Myths Debunked
10 Workers’ Compensation Myths (Debunked!)

What you don’t know can hurt you.

Allow us to debunk 10 of the most common workers’ compensation myths.

Whether you’ve been injured at work or not, you’ve probably heard some rumors, myths, and misinformation about workers’ comp during your break around the water cooler. Perhaps there’s even been some talk surrounding a co-worker who took time off due to an injury.

But gossip and hearsay are no substitute for solid legal advice.

In this article, workers’ compensation attorney Brian D. Tadros will dispel some of the most common workers’ compensation myths. Read more

Is My Injury Covered By Workers' Comp?
Is My Injury Covered by Workers’ Comp?

Not all injuries are eligible for workers’ compensation payments

Have you been asking yourself, “Is my injury covered by workers’ comp?” Here are four instances that would make you unqualified to receive benefits.

If you’ve been injured at work, you probably have several concerns. And one of your most pressing questions is probably, “Is my injury covered by workers’ comp?”.

The workers’ comp process is a long and complicated one that is best understood with experience. Luckily, the Law Office of Brian D. Tadros, P.A. has a lot of experience with workers’ comp cases. Read more

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