Your Guide to Florida’s Workers’ Compensation Benefits

You are entitled to Florida’s workers’ compensation benefits if you work in Florida. Florida law requires most employers to provide workers’ compensation coverage, compensating you for workplace injuries regardless of who is responsible for the accident. Keep in mind that if you file a workplace accident claim, you may not be eligible to file a…

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Why Was My Workers’ Comp Claim Denied?

There are several reasons the insurance company denied your workers’ compensation benefit. Common reasons for claim denials include lack of medical evidence, claim errors, late claims, no eyewitnesses or a dispute about whether the injury was work-related. Some injuries are not covered under Florida Statute 440.02. Regardless of why your claim is denied, you may…

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What Are My Employer’s Responsibilities in Work-Related Accidents in Florida?

The Florida Bureau of Compliance, a division of Florida Workers’ Compensation, enforces employers’ duty to provide workers’ compensation insurance for their employees. Workers’ compensation insurance is mandatory for most employers in nearly every industry across the state. As such, employers should become familiar with workers’ compensation coverage requirements to ensure that they are in compliance…

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Should I Get an Attorney for Workers’ Compensation in Florida?

If you get injured at work and need to file a workers’ compensation claim, you should consider hiring an attorney to help you with your injury claim. While it is possible to report your accident and submit your workers’ compensation claim on your own, an attorney can help you avoid common mistakes that can hurt…

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What Should I Do if I Get Injured at Work?

If you are injured at work, the first thing you should do is notify your employer. Once you notify them, your employer should help you fill out an accident report and start your workers’ compensation claim. The employer or their insurance should immediately authorize medical treatment for you. If there are delays you should consult…

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Do I Still Get Paid if I Get Injured at Work?

If you are injured at work, Florida workers’ compensation benefits provide pay during your recovery. You will receive a portion of your income for a designated period until you can go back to work. You need to fill out your accident report and apply for your benefits.  If you need help applying for benefits or…

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Workman’s vs. Worker’s Comp: Is There a Difference?

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You may have heard someone refer to something called “workman’s comp” before and wondered if it is related to workers’ compensation benefits. Essentially, there is no difference between workman’s and workers compensation as they are different names for the same system. The former is a colloquial, and somewhat dated, term and the latter the technical…

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Five-Year, $123,000 Sentence for Floridian’s Workers Comp Fraud

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A man in Trinity, Florida will have to repay $123,434.89 of workers compensation benefits in addition to serving five years in probation for defrauding the Department of Labor. District Judge James D. Whittemore handed down the sentence following a guilty plea on March 23rd, 2018 from Gary W. Rochevot. Following a work-related injury in 2004…

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