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

3 Things to Do After a Work Injury
3 Things to Do After a Work Injury

Despite workplace safety initiatives and educational efforts, work injuries, illnesses, and accidents do happen. It may not be a dramatic event that makes the evening news, such as a factory explosion. But even what you may consider a minor happening (such as a slip and fall where you don’t notice any immediate injuries) needs proper medical care.

If left untreated, your “minor” injury could develop into a serious condition that could affect your work performance and your daily life. And failing to follow the proper procedures with your employer could mean not receiving the care and benefits you’re entitled to.

At The Law Office of Brian D. Tadros, our main focus is educating our clients (and potential clients) about the most effective ways to handle their case. If you’ve experienced a work injury—major or not—here are three steps you should take next.

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Workers’ comp fraud hurts us all

Fraud — or as we call it in legal terms, misrepresentation — hikes already-high costs of workers’ compensation insurance for Florida business owners. It also has made the process of filing a claim more complicated for workers with legitimate, authentic cases.

The state Bureau of Workers’ Compensation Fraud — made up of 21 detectives, with squads in Miami, West Palm Beach, Orlando and Tampa — reports prosecuting 335 cases of misrepresentation in FY 2017-2018. Read more

Report injuries now, not later

One of the most important factors in a workers’ compensation case is handled by the employee — reporting the injury. The fact that the injury occurred at work must be documented.

Injured on the job? You have 30 days from the date of the injury to report that fall, laceration, sprain or burn to the employer, no matter how minor the injury appears. Your employer will then complete a First Report of Injury form and have you sign it. The employer sends the form to the workers’ compensation insurance company. Read more

Retail employee holiday survival guide

For retail employees and workman’s compensation cases, it’s the most risky time of the year, right? Malls are open longer hours, stores are competing with online retailers and employees are stretched thin.

We’ve already discussed the higher risk of retail injuries such as cuts and lacerations at holiday time, which can result in workers’ compensation claims. The Law Office of Brian D. Tadros P.A. holds free consultations with retail employees who are injured on the job; we know the kinds of conditions under which they work. Read more

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