I Was Injured At Work...What Are My Rights?
I Was Injured at Work, What Are My Rights?

If you’ve suffered from a major injury or even something like carpal tunnel syndrome, you may be asking yourself, “I was injured at work, what are my rights?”

There’s a reason this question is so important.

The average payout for workers’ compensation claims ranges from $30,000 to $100,000. If you’re injured on the job and you don’t understand how to get what’s legally owed to you, you could miss out on the benefits you deserve.

Workers’ compensation laws generally vary from state to state. Following are the most important rights that injured workers have in the state of Florida.

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When To Hire a Workers’ Comp Lawyer

The workers’ compensation system is in place to protect workers via employer-paid insurance policies to ensure payment of lost wages and medical bills for injured employees. The concept is straightforward, but the wide variety of injuries and circumstances create a complicated field of options for anyone to wrap their head around. 

In some cases, you may not even need a work injury lawyer because the insurance company will simply pay appropriately. For example, if your injuries were clearly work-related, don’t require extensive medical treatment, or don’t require extended periods of time off work, you may not need the help of a workers’ comp attorney. 

However, if there is ever a dispute with the insurance company, a workers’ comp lawyer is going to become your newest, best friend.

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How Long Does Workers' Comp Last?
How Long Does Workers’ Comp Last?

Many employees rely on workers’ comp to provide them with assistance in the event they are hurt at work. While some injuries are relatively simple with no long-term side effects, others take years to recover from (if at all).

So how can you be sure that you will receive workers’ comp benefits long enough to fully recover from your injuries? How long does workers’ comp last?

At BDT Law Firm, it’s important to us that all injured workers are given accurate information regarding their workers’ compensation claim so they can make educated decisions.

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Why Was My Workers’ Comp Claim Denied? (10 Reasons)

You got hurt at work and the doctor told you to stay home so you could recover. Time to sit back and let those workers’ comp checks come in!

In some cases, this is exactly how workers’ compensation works. But for some, their case ends in a workers’ compensation denial.

Why was your workers’ comp claim denied? Every situation, employer, injury, and insurance company are different, but here are 10 common reasons why your workers’ comp claim may have been denied.

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Staffing Agencies Key In Temporary Workers Safety

Temporary workers need to stay safe, too

The holidays are a key time for retailers and other businesses — such as delivery companies — to employ temporary workers. Sure, these employees may be new on the job and require quicker training in order to serve hordes of holiday shoppers as soon as possible. But these seasonal employees are still entitled to compensation if injured at work, as is a permanent worker.

That’s where staffing agencies come in. Read more

What Is Workers’ Compensation (& How Does It 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 what is workers’ compensation and how does the process work?

Whether you know it as workers’ compensation, workers’ comp, or workman’s comp, there is a lot you should be aware of before you navigate this often-confusing industry.

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