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Workers’ Compensation

August 13, 2018

Can I FIRE My Lawyer?

We often receive telephone calls from people who are unhappy with their current lawyer and want us to take over their case. So, can you fire your lawyer and how does it work? The short answer is, yes, you can fire your lawyer at any time and the lawyer will have a lien on the proceeds of your case. Before firing your lawyer, you should first clearly state your problem, in writing, to the lawyer. Usually the problem with people who hire big law firms is lack of communication and responsiveness – the feeling that they are just a number […]
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, […]
October 12, 2016

An Overview of Workers’ Compensation in Florida

Florida’s Workers’ Compensation law, codified in chapter 440 of the Florida Statutes, is designed to compensate workers injured in the workplace without regard to fault. With a few exceptions, employer’s participation in this program is mandated by law. Generally, the employers purchased workers’ compensation insurance coverage from insurance companies that deal with these line of business. Most workers are eligible for benefits and the sole issue is whether the injury occurred while the worker was performing functions that were “in the course and scope of their employment.”This means that a person injured in the course and scope of their employment […]