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

Who Pays Workers Compensation?
Who Pays Workers Compensation?

As an injured worker, you get a lot out of the workers comp program.

But who pays workers compensation in the first place? 

 

There’s no two ways about it: workers compensation is an incredibly necessary program. And if you’re in recovery from a workplace injury, you have firsthand experience with its many benefits.

But for everything you get out of the workers compensation program, are you expected to put anything into it? Who pays workers compensation programs in the first place? Read more

How Lawyers For Workers Comp Can Help
How Lawyers for Workers Comp Can Help

Has your workers comp claim left you without a leg to stand on?

Lawyers for workers comp do a lot more than just show up in a courtroom.

 

If you experienced a workplace injury, you’re probably a little confused about which steps you should take.

You’ve already filed a claim and started seeing your doctor and it’s likely that your employer has told you there’s nothing else you should do. Nevertheless, you can’t shake the feeling that maybe you should contact a workers compensation lawyer. But would that be a waste of time? After all, what do lawyers for workers comp do?

At the Law Office of Brian D. Tadros, we encounter this question a lot, so we wanted to put together a helpful guide showing the many ways that an attorney can assist your workers’ compensation case. Read more

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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