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Monthly Archives: December 2020

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Spinal Cord Injury and South Florida Work Accidents

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

Unless you know someone who is living with a spinal cord injury, you probably don’t know how disruptive it is to virtually every aspect of your life.  With appropriate medical treatment, people with spinal cord injuries can live a normal life span.  Three famous people, namely the author Chinua Achebe, the musician Curtis Mayfield,… Read More »

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Did Your Workers’ Compensation Doctor Give You an Incorrect Permanent Impairment Rating?

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

If a doctor tells you that you have reached maximum medical improvement, it is not good news.  It does not mean that you have made a full recovery, quite the opposite, in fact.  It means that your health has improved as much as it is going to after your injury, and whatever residual symptoms… Read More »

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When a Work Injury Acts Up Again Years After an Accident

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

Getting a back injury at work, even one that is not truly incapacitating, means that you might suffer from backaches off and on for years afterward.  Why working with your doctors, and perhaps also with physical therapists or chiropractors, you can find effective ways to manage your pain and to reduce the frequency of… Read More »

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One Independent Medical Expert Per Accident and Other Terms with More Than One Possible Interpretation

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

The poshest private health insurance plans pay for a substantial portion of your treatment no matter which doctor you visit.  Workers’ compensation insurance is quite the opposite.  Your employer chooses the physician who treats you; of course, that physician can then refer you to specialists of his or her choice if it is medically… Read More »

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What Happens to Your Temporary Partial Disability Payments If Your Employer Lays You Off?

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

Temporary partial disability (TPD) benefits can be a boon both to workers and to their employers.  They enable workers to stay connected to their careers while recovering from their injuries, and they reduce the amount of money that workers’ compensation insurance must pay until the worker can return to their pre-accident job.  When all… Read More »

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What Came First: The Seizure or the Head Trauma?

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

Many disputes over workers’ compensation payments have to do with whether the work accident was the main contributing cause (MCC) to the worker’s injury and need for treatment.  When you hear about this type of dispute, the first thing you imagine is probably a nonspecific complaint and a worker who had identifiable preexisting conditions. … Read More »

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