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Monthly Archives: March 2021

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Current Definition of “Permanent Total Disability” Leaves Seriously Injured Workers Out in the Cold

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

You and I think that the phrase “temporary permanent total disability” is an oxymoron, and Florida workers’ compensation law agrees.  An injury is either temporary or permanent, not both.  This creates a difficult situation in a small percentage of workers’ compensation cases, though.  The law allows injured workers to collect permanent total disability benefits… Read More »

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Can You Get a Cash Advance on Your workers’ Compensation Benefits?

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

A quick infusion of cash can be a lifeline temporarily, but it usually just masks a bigger problem.  If a cash payment of several hundred or several thousand dollars didn’t solve problems at least in the short term, then the whole country wouldn’t be holding its breath for another round of COVID-19 stimulus checks. … Read More »

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Unjust Termination of Employment as Retaliation for Filing a Workers’ Compensation Claim

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

Your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance is supposed to pay for the treatment of all injuries that you sustain while doing your job at your workplace, but in practice, employers look for ways to get out of paying, especially if your injuries are severe and their treatment is expensive.  Sometimes employers just dispute the employee’s… Read More »

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Can Your Own Doctors’ Professional Opinions Support Your Workers’ Compensation Case?

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

If you have never filed a workers’ compensation claim, you have probably heard that your employer gets to choose every doctor that treats you for your work injury and that your workers’ compensation claim will fall apart if you seek treatment for your work injuries by visiting your usual primary care physician and specialists… Read More »

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Intentional Torts and Florida Workers’ Compensation Law

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

One of the purposes of workers’ compensation laws is to eliminate a lot of legal red tape, so that workers can get necessary treatment for their work injuries in a timely manner.  In the case of relatively minor injuries, this works well for everyone; for most working people, an injury serious enough to require… Read More »

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Traumatic Injury Symptoms Can Have More Than One Major Contributing Cause

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

The human body is complex, and all but the youngest and healthiest among us have symptoms that could be due to more than one cause.  This is especially true with traumatic injuries that cause intermittent pain for years afterward.  Does your back hurt today because of a work accident you suffered three years ago,… Read More »

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