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What Is the Difference Between a Workers’ Compensation Case and a Premises Liability Case?

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

People who get injured in accidents at places of businesses can get their medical bills, as well as some other expenses, covered by the party legally responsible for covering these expenses.  That is where the similarity between workers’ compensation law and workers’ compensation law ends.  They both involve an accidental injury that takes place… Read More »

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Controversial Policy Enables Florida Police Officers and Firefighters to Claim Workers’ Compensation Benefits for Treatment of All Cardiovascular and Lung Diseases

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

Cardiovascular events, such as heart attacks and strokes, are a leading cause of death and disability, especially in people over 50.  While high blood pressure, obesity, smoking, and family history are risk factors, these problems can happen to almost anyone.  They are not closely correlated with any particular profession.  Why, then, does workers’ compensation… Read More »

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Firefighters, Cancer, and Florida Law

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

During the COVID-19 pandemic, most Americans are staying home to avoid exposure to a deadly disease.  Meanwhile, doctors, nurses, and first responders attend to people that they know are contagious; simply by doing their jobs, they are placing themselves at risk of the novel coronavirus attacking their lungs, too.  Discussions have started to turn… Read More »

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Facts and Statistics About Catastrophic Accidents in Florida Workplaces

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

Workplace injuries and work-related illnesses are such a normal part of work that almost all employers are legally obligated to carry workers’ compensation insurance to cover expenses related to workplace injuries.  Most workers’ compensation claims are for relatively minor injuries; the injured worker makes a full recovery and is able to return to the… Read More »

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When Schools Fire Teachers for Medical Reasons Unrelated to Their Workers’ Compensation Claims

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

Workers’ compensation laws hold that employees who sustain injuries at their places of employment have the right to have their employers cover their accident-related medical expenses and lost income.  They do not have to prove that the injury was the employer’s fault.  Workers’ compensation is not simply a paid vacation from work, though.  It… Read More »

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When Doctors and Patients Disagree About Whether the Patient Is Well Enough to Return to Work

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

Most of the time, when you and your doctor disagree about the appropriate course of treatment for you, you are free to seek a second opinion.  You probably know someone who had to visit more than one doctor before they found a way to manage a health condition effectively.  When your illness or injury… Read More »

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How Much Money Can You Get from a Workers’ Compensation Claim?

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

If a plaintiff wins a civil lawsuit, the court orders the defendant to pay the plaintiff an amount equivalent to the financial losses the plaintiff suffered because of the defendant’s actions or negligent failure to act.  In personal injury lawsuits where the plaintiff suffered a severe or permanent injury, the court sometimes also awards… Read More »

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Important Deadlines for Workers’ Compensation in Florida

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

It does not take long for a work injury to throw your finances into disarray.  In a culture where everyone is overworked, it feels overwhelming to add small tasks to your already busy schedule.  For example, once you get diagnosed with a work-related illness, you might feel compelled to get right back to work,… Read More »

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Bursitis: A Common but Painful Occupational Injury

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

People complaining about their aches and pains after a day of work has almost become a cliché, but that is because feeling the strain of your work in your body is almost inevitable.  If you have to be on your feet all day at work, you probably can’t wait to take off your shoes… Read More »

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The Most Common Workplace Injuries, According to Workers’ Compensation

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

People probably tell you that work is hazardous to your health, but you usually don’t listen, and rightfully so.  Most of the time, when people complain to you about the hazards of your job, they are just jealous because you are gainfully employed, or else they are trying to give you a guilt trip… Read More »

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