What does workers' comp pay?
What Does Workers’ Comp Pay?

If you’ve been seriously injured in a workplace accident, the last thing you want to be concerned about is how you’re going to pay your bills.

Workers’ compensation benefits are designed to cover a portion of your lost wages (among other things) in the event a workplace accident has rendered you unable to perform your regular work duties. But what does workers’ comp pay? And is it enough to pay your bills?

If you are unable to work for 21 days or less, you won’t get paid for the first seven days of lost wages. You should receive your first check within 21 days of reporting your injury, assuming that you have been placed on either a “no work” or “light duty” work status and are losing wages.

If you are on a “no work” status, these payments are paid at your compensation rate (CR); If you are on light duty restrictions and are losing wages, your payments are calculated by a formula determined by your Average Weekly Wage (AWW). Read more

Workers' comp vs. disability...what's the difference?
Workers’ Comp vs. Disability: What’s the Difference?

If you are suffering from a workplace injury or occupational disease, it can be hard to know what to do next.

Conflicting information from your co-workers, your employer, and the internet can quickly leave you feeling overwhelmed and confused.

Will I be able to return to work? What if I’m permanently disabled? How will I pay my bills?”

As it turns out, there is a difference between workers’ compensation and disability benefits and you don’t always qualify for both. Let Brian D. Tadros untangle the differences in workers’ comp vs. disability.

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Workers’ compensation attorneys deliver both kinds of value

In the world of workers’ compensation cases, value is an important word. There is value in your case in terms of what you are entitled to under Florida workers’ compensation laws.

That is dollars-and-cents value.

But there is another kind of value in having a competent attorney that will ensure you get the monetary value you’re entitled to; give you the peace of mind that comes from knowing you have an advocate in your corner; and has not only researched and understood your case — but ensures you understand it as well. That kind of value goes beyond just money.

You’re educated on your rights in regard to your particular situation, empowering you as you proceed with your case. This empowerment is even more important during a vulnerable time, when you may have a serious or life-altering injury. Read more

Can't return to work after an injury? Here's what to expect.
Can’t Return to Work After An Injury? What To Expect

If you’ve filed a workers’ comp claim, it can be difficult to know what to do next. Especially if you have been told that you can’t return to work after an injury or illness.

In workers’ compensation cases, everything rests on the opinion of your medical provider. Whether or not you receive any benefits all depends on whether the doctor says you can return to work and, if so, what restrictions you have.

Workers’ Comp Doctors

There are three types of doctors you might see after a workers’ comp claim: an authorized treating physician (selected by the insurance company), either party’s one-time expert (an independent medical examiner), and a court-appointed expert known as an expert medical advisor. Read more