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

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’ compensation benefits long enough to fully recover from your injuries? How long does workers’ comp last?

At The Law Office of Brian D. Tadros, 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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When will workers comp offer a settlement?
When Will Workers Comp Offer a Settlement?

You have questions about workers compensation…we have answers.

Wondering “When will workers comp offer a settlement?” or “Should I even accept this offer?” Here’s everything you should know.

 

Whether you work in a warehouse or an office on the 87th floor, we all run the risk of suffering a work injury or illness. Some professions carry higher risk compared to others, but that doesn’t mean employees in “less risky” jobs should face neglect in their workers’ compensation case.

In case of an injury at work, you’re entitled to certain benefits to cover your medical expenses and lost wages. Sometimes, these benefits come in the form of regular workers’ compensation benefits paid through your employer’s insurance company. But what happens if you are offered a lump sum settlement instead? And when will workers comp offer a settlement?

If you’re anticipating a settlement offer, you need to understand the factors in play. Read more

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