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Workers' Compensation - What Is It?
The last few years have been stressful and difficult for most. Employees are working longer hours and possibly without proper training. Thus, people are working harder, faster, and this is a recipe for disaster.
My name is Brian Tadros and I’m a #workerscompensation #attorney in the State of Florida. I pride myself on serving not only hard workers in #Florida, but also employers and #insurance companies. This allows me to become an expert in my field and help people on both sides of the fence.
What is a workers’ compensation case?
Workers compensation is the compensation received after an #accident at work. Some common injuries include the spine and joints from lifting or heavy items.
What do you do first?
First, report your injury to your #employer. That sets the process in motion. Second, ask for medical treatment.
Keep in mind that in workers’ compensation cases, the insurance company picks your doctor. Once they choose your doctor make sure to get treatment right away and be sure to tell them about all symptoms including minor ones. Fill out all of your paperwork in its entirety and spare no details.
After your examination your #Doctor will provide you with a diagnosis and treatment plan. It’s important to note that if you disagree with your doctor’s assessment that you are allowed a one time change of doctors within the same medical specialty. The insurance is able to pick this doctor too.
There are two types of compensation in workers’ comp cases. They are Indemnity (lost wages) and medical benefits.
Once you’ve healed as much as you’re going to, you reach MMI or Maximum Medical Improvement. At this point checks from workers’ compensation will stop.
After your doctor deems that you have healed, if you are still considered disabled from the injury, you may be eligible for a few weeks of compensation depending on the percentage of your permanent impairment rating. These payments will be for a set amount of weeks and then cease.
When you’ve reached MMI, it doesn’t mean that your treatments stop. If your doctor says that treatments will benefit you, then you are entitled to those treatments.
Another aspect that people should consider is the fact that workers’ compensation does not pay your full paycheck. They pay a percentage of your Average Weekly Wage if you are unable to work for a while. This is called TTD or Temporary Total Disability. You are entitled to 66 ⅔% of your AWW. If you’re on light duty, it’s a little more complicated.
If you’re put on light duty and your job has nothing for you to do, you get 64% AWW.
The last part of workers’ compensation that is important is whether you take a settlement or not. A settlement is completely up to you and it means you give up your rights to further compensation, give up your right to your job, and give up the right to sue the company later.
All of this information is probably overwhelming but that’s why you need an experienced attorney at your side. If you’ve been injured on the job and aren’t sure what to do, give me a call. I’m here to help.
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0:44 What I do
1:07 What is a workers' compensation claim?
1:58 Immediately after the accident
2:14 Medical Treatment
2:54 2 kinds of benefits
3:08 Not happy with your treating Doctor?
4:16 Not a full paycheck
5:05 Light duty
6:12 Overwhelmed? We can help
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Hello! My name is Brian Tadros and I am a Florida #workerscompensation attorney. The highlight of my day is when my clients get the outcome they deserve after the hard work that goes into a case.
I not only represent #injured workers but I also represent #employers and #insurance companies. Taking both types of cases allows me to better represent all of my clients.
If you've been injured on the job or find yourself needing representation as the employer, give me a call. I provide free #consultations to go over your details.
What Are The Workers' Compensation Benefits In Florida?
What compensation you receive is completely unique to your case. There are no two cases that are exactly the same. What is the same is how your compensation is calculated. Your average weekly wage is determined by adding up the last 13 weeks of your wages prior to your injury, dividing them by 13, and the result is your Average Weekly Wage. You are entitled to 66 ⅔% of that wage. It’s vital that you retain an experienced workers’ compensation attorney for this because your AWW is the base for all future compensation. If this initial AWW is miscalculated, it has a domino effect. Additional compensation beyond your AWW would be anything related to mileage (driving to and from appointments or meetings) or vocational retraining benefits (for up to a year). Vocational training benefits may occur when/if you are able to work but not at your same position/job or if your employer cannot accommodate any physical limitations you may be experiencing. There’s also a settlement option. Settlements occur if both parties agree on a figure after negotiations. This means that the case doesn’t go to trial and is over with. What if you have 2 jobs? It can get a little complicated but the short answer is that you do get to factor that into your AWW since you’ll likely be out of both jobs for a while. These are very generalized answers to some complicated questions. Feel free to reach out to my office for any questions. We are happy to discuss things with you. Contact us: https://bdtlawfirm.com/contact-us/FAQ: https://bdtlawfirm.com/faqs/About: https://bdtlawfirm.com/about/
0:10 How Much are Benefits?
0:26 Average Weekly Wage
0:59 Percentage Calculation
1:46 Additional Compensation
2:56 Minimum Compensation Rate
3:37 Example Rate
4:20 What if I have more than one job?
5:39 Give us a call
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Should you hire a workers' comp attorney? YES!
If for some reason you're still on the fence about it, call for a free consultation at least.
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A Day In The Life Of A FL Workers' Comp Attorney
I’m often asked what a day in the life of a workers’ compensation attorney looks like. Most days are the same with a few changes here and there.
Most of the time I am talking to my clients. I will either call them if there is an update in their case or they may reach out to tell me about a doctor’s appointment, discuss settlement options, or any updates they think might help their case.
I pride myself on my communication with my clients. At a lot of law firms you won’t always get to speak to a lawyer unless it’s something very important. Sometimes you will speak to a member of my staff, but most times you can get a hold of me.
At the Law Office of Brian Tadros I like to explain all of the details of cases to my clients. It may bore them, but they need to know the information.
Occasionally I’ll spend days in mediation, trials, or preparing for trials but more often than not I’m just in my office talking to clients.
In some cases I have to meet with physicians to discuss their recommendations or to get clarification on their opinion about my injured clients.
If you’re looking for a lawyer who will communicate with you one on one and make sure you have all of the information relevant to your case, then give me a call. I’ll take a look at your case, give you honest answers, and do all I can to get you the compensation you deserve.
Contact us: https://bdtlawfirm.com/contact-us/
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When you get injured at work, you will be evaluated by a workers' compensation doctor. And what that doctor puts into the report about your injury will have a major impact on your case. But what if your doctor makes a mistake while filing that report? Unfortunately, it can be very difficult to overcome.
Can a Car Accident Injury Be a Workers' Comp Case?
Depending on the circumstances, a car accident can become a workers’ comp case. If you were heading to or from work, it would not be considered eligible for workers compensation, but if you were in the scope of working, then yes it would.
Sometimes you’ll have two cases open at the same time. One personal injury case and one workers’ compensation case. At the Law Office of Brian D. Tadros, P.A., we only handle the workers’ comp side but we are very experienced at working alongside personal injury attorneys for the best outcome. In fact, if you come to us for a workers’ compensation case and need a personal injury attorney, we have a lot of connections and are able to provide you with some resources.
There are some key points to consider when you are in the position of having both types of cases open. In a workers’ compensation case, you do not pick your own doctor. In a personal injury case you or your lawyer will be choosing your medical care.
You need to make sure that you hire two very experienced lawyers who know how to work with one another and can navigate the two cases together. You want to make sure that one outcome with a doctor doesn’t negatively affect your case as it pertains to the other physician or case.
If it comes down to settling your case you need to realize that since someone else has the responsibility of your injuries (whatever 3rd party entity was deemed responsible), your workers’ compensation case will be entitled to some of your settlement. Your lawyer will negotiate this for you.
As always, if you have any questions or find yourself in the unfortunate situation that you’ve been injured while driving during work, don’t hesitate to give me a call. I have a lot of resources and can help you navigate through this difficult time.
Contact us: https://bdtlawfirm.com/contact-us/
About me: https://bdtlawfirm.com/about/
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