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Palm Beach County Court Awards $1.88 Million to FPL Subcontractor Injured by Falling Equipment

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

Most Floridians do not think very much about what FPL workers do until a hurricane or one of South Florida’s famously monstrous lightning storms knocks out the electricity; then it is FPL to the rescue.  In order to keep the electricity functioning in the residences and businesses of South Florida, FPL employees must inspect… Read More »

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When Your Employer Accuses You of Exaggerating Your Injuries

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

One of the worst parts of living with a chronic illness or an injury that causes chronic pain is when people assume that, because you look healthy, you must be faking your pain or exaggerating it just to get attention.  It is demoralizing enough when your family members and work supervisors do this, but… Read More »

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Florida Supreme Court Will Decide Workers’ Compensation Case About Broward School Employee’s Rotator Cuff Injury

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

When you get injured at work, your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance will pay for your treatment, including surgery, if necessary.  That means that your employer’s insurance has the final decision about which doctors treat you.  If you disagree with the workers’ compensation doctor, challenging the doctor’s decision or getting your case reassigned to a… Read More »

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What Qualifies as a Work Injury When Your Home Is Your Workplace?

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

All employers must carry workers’ compensation insurance, and they must use this insurance to pay for the medical treatment of employees who are injured at work.  Workers’ compensation insurance must pay for the injured workers’ treatment as long as the injury was work-related, whether or not it was due to negligence on the part… Read More »

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Family of Coral Springs Delivery Truck Driver Killed by Falling Steel Beams Files Lawsuit

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

A popular subject for think pieces is how the people who do the work are becoming farther and farther removed from the people who make the most money from workers’ efforts.  The jobs where you work with the same small group of people, each person knowing that they can depend on each team member… Read More »

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Family of Construction Worker Killed in Miami Beach Demolition Accident Files Lawsuit

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

Workers’ compensation benefits are available to all employees to cover the costs associated with accidental injuries that happen on the job.  Whether or not your employer’s negligence was the cause of the accident, you are entitled to file a claim for workers’ comp.  Your employer, through their workers’ compensation insurance company, will cover the… Read More »

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Hospital Employee Injured in Active Shooter Situation Struggles to Get Workers’ Compensation to Cover His Injuries

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

When Alfred Gaines was a much younger man, he served in the U.S. Marine Corps.  In 2016, when he was in his early 60s, he got a job in the housekeeping department at the VA Medical Center in Riviera Beach.  The greater part of his job duties included cleaning patients’ rooms, but one day… Read More »

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Florida Legislature Considers Bill That Would Count PTSD as an Occupational Disease for Correctional Officers

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

Advocates of criminal justice reform often support their position with evidence of the lasting trauma people suffer during incarceration or because of the stigma of having been incarcerated.  People who work in jails and prisons also experience trauma, usually because of witnessing violence or being assaulted themselves.  Many correctional officers who have witnessed violence… Read More »

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Will Workers’ Compensation Pay for Your Treatment If You Get Injured While Working at Home?

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

The idea that working from home is the safest option is central to the stay-at-home policies that have been instituted in Florida and many other states.  The fact that your chances of contracting COVID-19 or any other contagious illness decrease the fewer in-person interactions you have is only one of the benefits.  When you… Read More »

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OSHA Fines Florida Roofing Company After Worker Suffers Fatal Fall

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

You might not have known the name of the photograph “Lunch Atop a Skyscraper” until now, but you probably have a clear mental image of it, even if it has been years since you last saw it.  The sight of construction workers with lunchboxes, sitting on a crossbeam, with their legs dangling 69 stories… Read More »

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