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June 11, 2018

Can I Collect Workers’ Compensation as a Volunteer?

Whether it is building a house or working at a local meal center, people volunteer for various reasons. Some people do so because it gives them a chance to give back to the community. And likewise, some people do so to make a meaningful societal difference. A Chicken Soup for the Soul kind of reasoning. For others, it is an opportunity to develop new skills or improve existing ones, make new friends, or, less altruistically, watch a live entertainment. Sadly, like any activity, personal injury can happen while volunteering. It is bad enough that someone was injured while doing a […]
January 25, 2017

Wait! What? I Was Fired For Filing a Workers Compensation Claim. What Are My Rights?

Can I Be Fired For Filing A Worker’s Compensation Claim? The State of Florida is one of the minority states that is categorized as an at-will employment state, meaning either the employer or employee for any reason may terminate the employment at any time and no action may be maintained for breach of the employment contract. With that said, it can be an especially terrifying experience for any injured employee to be told by their employer that he or she is fired during the time of financial and physical hardship brought on by a workplace injury. Florida’s Workers’ Compensation law, […]