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Monthly Archives: June 2021

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Workplace Car Accidents: Can I Seek Workers’ Compensation?

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

Accidents and injuries can occur at Fort Lauderdale workplaces in a wide variety of ways, from slips and falls or falls from heights to serious car accidents. Yet it can be difficult for an injured worker to know with certainty whether a particular type of injury that happens on a job site is compensable… Read More »

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Can I Receive Workers’ Compensation Benefits For An Injury That Happens While I Am On Break?

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

Many different types of jobs in Florida, from part-time jobs paid hourly to full-time salaried positions, have clearly demarcated break periods for employees when they have been working for a specific amount of time. In many white-collar jobs with a typical nine-to-five schedule, employees will have lunch breaks. In other types of employment, including… Read More »

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Are Injuries At Workplace Social Events Compensable?

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

Nobody expects to sustain a serious and debilitating workplace injury, even when they work in an industry that has common hazards and risks. Indeed, while employees in certain industries like construction or trucking might consider workplace risks and take precautions to reduce the risk of injury, a sudden accident that results in traumatic injuries… Read More »

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What Is An Occupational Disease?

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

When many workers and their families in Florida think about the risk of a workplace injury, they are thinking about accidents that result in traumatic injuries, such as falls from heights, slips and falls, machine amputations, electrocutions, or being struck by an object. Yet workers can also become debilitated and unable to work as… Read More »

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Commonly Asked Questions About Florida Workers’ Compensation

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

The workers’ compensation system in Florida is complicated, and it can be difficult for injured employees and their families to understand how the system works and what steps must be taken in order to be eligible for compensation from workplace injuries. Our experienced South Florida workers’ compensation attorneys are here to help anyone who… Read More »

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Out-Of-State Workplace Accident: What You Should Know

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

For many workers in South Florida, job sites—even if they are out of town and require some travel—are still located within the state of Florida. As such, most injured workers do not run into the problem of seeking workers’ compensation benefits in Florida for injuries that occur in another state. Yet there are certainly… Read More »

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Four Top Reasons Claims Are Denied

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

Some employers and/or their insurance carriers will do anything to get out of paying for your workers’ compensation benefits. Sadly, most companies care more about maximizing their profits than they do about their employees. As such, many injured workers are unfairly denied medical benefits or wage replacement benefits by their insurers or employers. In… Read More »

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Can Workers’ Compensation Pay For Your Vocational Training?

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

While they may not understand every aspect of workers’ compensation, most people know that it pays for their medical bills, and some portion of their lost wages while they take time off work to recover from their injuries. But workers’ compensation covers more than just medical expenses and partial wage replacement—it can also be… Read More »

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