Is Florida Worker Compensation Law About to Change in Favor of the Injured Worker?

Since the workers compensation system was introduced across the United States, many legal analysts have seen the system as being skewed in favor of the interests of insurance companies. While the workers compensation system guarantees workers the right to claim medical and income benefits for an injury, without the delay of having to prove negligence, it also grants employers immunity from negligence lawsuits as long as they have insurance. A significant percentage of injured workers struggle to return to their previous lives and might have been better compensated had they had the opportunity to sue. Read More

When Can I Claim Worker Compensation Benefits for Occupational Diseases?

Statistics from the Florida Department of Financial Services show that between the years 2005 and 2012, the number of Florida workers compensation cases involving occupational diseases fell from 1,134 in 2005 to 395 in 2012. That represents a 65 percent decrease in the number of cases. In money terms, the amount of benefits paid has fallen from more than $18 million to slightly more than three million dollars, an 83 percent decrease. Read More

Welcome to Our Blog

Writing a blog was not something I awoke one morning with a burning desire to do, but as a lawyer whose career has been devoted to helping people who have been the victims of work related accidents, I saw a blog as another way to help me to communicate with the firm’s clients. Welcome to our blog. Read More

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