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I Got Hurt Near My Workplace: Am I Eligible For Workers’ Compensation Benefits?

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

Getting hurt in connection with your job can be devastating, regardless of where and how the accident occurs. Yet when it comes to injuries that occur near—but not on—a person’s worksite, it can be difficult to know whether workers’ compensation benefits are possible. If you were injured recently while you were near your place… Read More »

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Top Reasons For Workplace Injuries In Fort Lauderdale

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

Why do workplace injuries happen most often, and are those injuries compensated through the Florida Division of Workers’ Compensation? Given that different types of workplaces have varying hazards, it is difficult to provide a complete list of the most common accidents at all job sites in South Florida. However, the National Safety Council (NSC)… Read More »

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Negligence And Pompano Beach Workers’ Compensation Claims

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

Many workplace injuries occur because of somebody’s negligence. To be sure, on-the-job accidents tend to happen most often because an employer was negligent, a co-worker was negligent, or the injured worker was negligent in some capacity. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) there are about 2.8 million nonfatal injuries every year in… Read More »

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Can I Leave My Job And Continue To Receive Workers’ Compensation Benefits?

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

Getting hurt on the job can be devastating, especially when the injury results in a debilitating physical injury that requires extensive medical care and causes pain and suffering. The Florida workers’ compensation system is designed to ensure that workers who sustain injuries can be eligible for benefits regardless of fault, providing medical care coverage… Read More »

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5 Things To Know About Workers’ Compensation In Florida

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

Anyone who has sustained an injury at work or developed an occupational disease as a result of their job duties should be thinking about filing a claim to receive workers’ compensation benefits. Yet seeking workers’ compensation benefits in Sunrise and throughout South Florida can be a complicated process, and it is critical to learn… Read More »

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What You Should Know About Restaurant Employees And Florida Workers’ Compensation

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

Injuries occur on all types of job sites, from construction sites to office buildings. To be sure, a worker can be at risk of a workplace injury regardless of whether she is engaged in job duties that require heavy lifting and use of heavy machinery or she is engaged in job duties that require… Read More »

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I Just Got Hurt: Now What?

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

After suffering a serious injury, it can be difficult to think clearly about the steps you need to take in order to seek compensation. When it comes to Pompano Beach workers’ compensation claims, it will be especially important to ensure that you follow certain steps in order to be eligible to receive compensation through… Read More »

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Rarer Workplace Injuries And Seeking Workers’ Compensation

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

Some types of workplace injuries occur much more frequently than others. Indeed, injuries like slips and falls may be particularly common in healthcare settings and offices, while falls from heights and struck-by accidents tend to occur with more frequency on construction sites. Yet there are many other kinds of work injuries that can happen… Read More »

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Falls From Heights Versus Slips And Falls At Work: What You Should Know

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

Employees can sustain serious injuries at work in a wide variety of ways, but falls are commonly cited as among the most common causes of workplace injuries and missed workdays as a result. Given that the term “falls” is a broad and general one, it may be difficult to know with certainty if your… Read More »

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My Employer Said They Do Not Have Workers’ Compensation Coverage: Now What?

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

Getting hurt at work because of somebody’s negligence is devastating under any circumstances. To be sure, realizing that your injury occurred because your employer or a co-worker made a mistake can be both overwhelming and demoralizing. The good news for most workers who get hurt on the job due to another party’s workplace negligence… Read More »

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