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Monthly Archives: October 2020

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Was It a Matter of Age Discrimination That Your Employer Denied Your Workers’ Compensation Claim?

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

Some people dream of retiring as early as possible.  If they are employed in an industry that offers workers a generous retirement package after a certain number of years of service, they might spend years planning ahead for life after the rat race, living within their means during their working years and then using… Read More »

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Ways That a Workers’ Compensation Lawyer Can Help You If You Get Injured at Work

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

Filing a workers’ compensation claim and getting treatment for your work-related injuries should be a straightforward process, but in reality, it does not always work out that way.  You do not even need to prove that the injury was the employer’s fault, so you would think that employers would happily pay for workers to… Read More »

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Is It Really Legal for Your Employer Not to Carry Workers’ Compensation Insurance?

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

According to Florida law, every company that employs four or more workers must carry workers’ compensation insurance.  They use this insurance to pay the medical claims of all workers who get injured on the job, regardless of who, if anyone, is at fault for causing the injury.  This makes it sound like it is… Read More »

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How Will Your Workers’ Compensation Claim Affect Your Income Tax Return?

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

The sad reality is that most working people in the United States do not have much of a financial cushion.  Even a minor medical expense can be financially devastating, even if you have employer-provided health insurance.  Even illnesses and injuries that require little treatment but which cause you to miss work can mean the… Read More »

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Apportionment in South Florida Workers’ Compensation Cases

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

Insurance makes risk-averse people feel safe until an accident or illness happens that requires the insurance company to pay.  You might confidently hand your insurance card to the front desk receptionist in the doctor’s office but then get an unpleasant surprise when your bill arrives weeks later, because your insurance only paid for a… Read More »

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The Burden of Proof Is on Your Employer If They Deny That Your Injuries Are Work-Related

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

In legal terms, a “presumption” is when the court assumes that something is true until a party in a legal case presents strong evidence that it is not.  For example, in criminal cases, defendants have the presumption of innocence.  That means that it is the prosecution’s duty to prove that the defendant committed the… Read More »

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