Workplace injuries are a common basis for employee liability claims. Employees who have been fired as result of an injury, face a legal challenge that often requires professional legal consul. Lawsuits filed against employers by terminated employees injured on the job in Florida, are disputes surrounding alleged employer violations of federal Occupation Safety and Health Act (ASHA)regulatory standards to workplace safety. Employment litigation lawsuits can be costly and time-consuming pursuits for both sides of an injury dispute. Employers found to not be in adherence with federal rules of workplace safety, are especially vulnerable to the detriments of lawsuit should a case be decided in a plaintiff’s favor. When a workplace injury leads to legal dispute after an employee is terminated, parties can seek professional legal advice from a licensed Florida attorney with a practice in employment law.
When you are injured at work, there is no question that it can be a confusing and difficult time. You may be losing wages and have a pile of medical costs to deal with. The good news is, you may also be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. However, in order to collect these benefits, you have to take the appropriate actions within a certain period of time. Learn more about this here.
Later this month Florida Insurance Commissioner David Altmaier is supposed to decide on a fling by the National Council on Compensation Insurance that calls for an average 9.3% reduction in workers’ compensation premiums in the coming year. The recommendation includes a 10.3% reduction in premiums for manufacturing businesses and an 11.3% decrease for clerical businesses. This comes after businesses were hit with 14.5% increase last year after an NCCI-recommended increase that exceeded 19%. New data shows that Florida businesses paid nearly $3.8 billion in workers’ compensation premiums in 2016, which was up from about $2.8 billion in 2012.
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