5 Mistakes to Avoid After an Injury At Work
5 Mistakes To Avoid After an Injury at Work

Your worker’s comp claim should never be taken lightly

Here are 5 common mistakes to avoid after an injury at work.

An accidental misstep near a large gap. A dangling light everyone thought would never fall. The creaky elevator that always pulled through…until it didn’t.

These and other safety risks can lead to a serious injury at work. And when that occurs, you’re entitled to certain benefits. The problem is, injured workers often make mistakes that can jeopardize their workers’ comp claims or even cause them more injury in the long run.

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Hidden Office Injury Risks: an Office Safety Guide
Hidden Injury Risks at the Office: An Office Safety Guide

It isn’t only construction workers that can suffer a workplace injury.

Learn about the most common injury risks that threaten office safety.

When it comes to workers’ compensation claims, many are under the impression that, because they work in an office rather than a construction site, they are removed from danger.

Although most office environments lack the heavy machinery and sharp tools that can make a builder’s job site so hazardous, office injuries are actually quite common.

Keep reading for some of the most common injuries that threaten office safety. Read more

Can you be terminated while on workers' comp?
Can You Be Terminated While On Workers’ Comp?

Have you been injured on the job? If so, you’re not alone. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were 2.8 million non-fatal workplace injuries and illnesses reported in 2018.

Unfortunately, it’s likely that many more occurred but weren’t reported. Many people don’t inform their employers of workplace injuries or file for worker’s compensation benefits because they’re afraid of losing their jobs.

This begs the question: Can you be terminated while on workers’ comp? Stick with us as we explore the answer. Read more

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 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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