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Monthly Archives: May 2020

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Can You Get the Workers’ Compensation Payout You Need Without Hiring a Lawyer?

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

Work injuries are very common, and the workers’ compensation insurance system is quite efficient at paying the necessary benefits to injured workers so that they can get back to work when they recover from their injuries with as little financial disruption as possible.  Most of the time, you can get enough compensation without hiring… Read More »

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Work Injuries: When Students Attack Teachers

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

Anyone who has a teacher as a family member or friend knows that teaching is one of the most challenging professions.  Every weekday during the school year, your skills in conflict resolution and improvisation get put to the test, while you must also ensure students’ understanding of the subjects you teach, and that is… Read More »

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What Is the Difference Between a Workers’ Compensation Case and a Premises Liability Case?

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

People who get injured in accidents at places of businesses can get their medical bills, as well as some other expenses, covered by the party legally responsible for covering these expenses.  That is where the similarity between workers’ compensation law and workers’ compensation law ends.  They both involve an accidental injury that takes place… Read More »

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Controversial Policy Enables Florida Police Officers and Firefighters to Claim Workers’ Compensation Benefits for Treatment of All Cardiovascular and Lung Diseases

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

Cardiovascular events, such as heart attacks and strokes, are a leading cause of death and disability, especially in people over 50.  While high blood pressure, obesity, smoking, and family history are risk factors, these problems can happen to almost anyone.  They are not closely correlated with any particular profession.  Why, then, does workers’ compensation… Read More »

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Firefighters, Cancer, and Florida Law

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

During the COVID-19 pandemic, most Americans are staying home to avoid exposure to a deadly disease.  Meanwhile, doctors, nurses, and first responders attend to people that they know are contagious; simply by doing their jobs, they are placing themselves at risk of the novel coronavirus attacking their lungs, too.  Discussions have started to turn… Read More »

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Facts and Statistics About Catastrophic Accidents in Florida Workplaces

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

Workplace injuries and work-related illnesses are such a normal part of work that almost all employers are legally obligated to carry workers’ compensation insurance to cover expenses related to workplace injuries.  Most workers’ compensation claims are for relatively minor injuries; the injured worker makes a full recovery and is able to return to the… Read More »

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When Schools Fire Teachers for Medical Reasons Unrelated to Their Workers’ Compensation Claims

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

Workers’ compensation laws hold that employees who sustain injuries at their places of employment have the right to have their employers cover their accident-related medical expenses and lost income.  They do not have to prove that the injury was the employer’s fault.  Workers’ compensation is not simply a paid vacation from work, though.  It… Read More »

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When Doctors and Patients Disagree About Whether the Patient Is Well Enough to Return to Work

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

Most of the time, when you and your doctor disagree about the appropriate course of treatment for you, you are free to seek a second opinion.  You probably know someone who had to visit more than one doctor before they found a way to manage a health condition effectively.  When your illness or injury… Read More »

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