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Judges of Compensation Claims Have the Right to Use Their Own Judgment About Agreeing or Disagreeing with Doctors’ Opinions

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

Judges of compensation claims (JCC) are the judges who decide disputes between injured workers and the employers to deny their requests to pay for the treatment of their work-related injuries.  The assumption is that, in order to be appointed to the JCC position, the judge has sufficient understanding of medicine to make an informed… Read More »

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Complex Regional Pain Syndrome and Work-Related Injuries

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

Before the widespread availability of antibiotics, a minor injury could get infected and cause permanent damage to a large area of the body, or even death.  Today, it is usually possible to prevent disastrous consequences of infected minor wounds, but it is still possible that the body’s response to a minor injury will be… Read More »

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When Automation Makes the Workplace More Dangerous Instead of Safer

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

Ever since the beginning of the Industrial revolution, it has been obvious that the machines designed to make workers’ lives easier could actually make their lives more difficult and expose them to unforeseen dangers.  Fiction writers from Charles Dickens to Philip K. Dick have imagined the fear and despair that can happen and, in… Read More »

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Heavy Lifting Accidents at Work

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

You have probably seen sitcom episodes in which someone plans an ambitious home improvement project and boasts about his DIY skills only to throw out his back lifting a heavy item early in the project and spend the rest of the episode lying in bed helplessly.  While these kinds of injuries can be played… Read More »

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How to Prevent Accidental Injuries in an Office Environment

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

According to media stereotypes and conventional wisdom, traumatic injuries on the job, such as bone fractures, sprains, and concussions, only happen at high-risk, manual labor work environments, including construction sites, factories, and warehouses.  By this logic, you would assume that workers’ compensation claims by office employees would be for problems that develop slowly, such… Read More »

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When You Try to Protect Your Health but Your Employer Is Only Thinking About the Bottom Line

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

Even if you mostly found history class boring in school, you probably remember the horrifying stories about how dangerous the workplace was in the 19th century.  Despite the tiny print in the textbook or your teacher’s monotone voice, you remember that, as industry began to thrive on an unprecedented scale in America’s big cities,… Read More »

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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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