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Are Truck Drivers Eligible for Workers’ Compensation?

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

The question of whether or not a truck driver is eligible for workers’ compensation is a bit more complex question than it may seem at first glance – but generally, yes, truckers can get workers’ comp. Just like any other employee, truck drivers can get reimbursed through the workers’ compensation system for damages that… Read More »

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How to Deal with a Construction Site Accident

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

Working on a construction site is dangerous, and while it carries its risks, employers and job site managers are required by law to ensure a safe, healthy working environment for everyone that enters the site. Despite staying as safe as possible, you are injured on the job. Now, you may wonder what your options… Read More »

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Do You Need a Lawyer for a Workers’ Comp Settlement?

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

There are some situations where people can settle a workers’ comp claim without an attorney. However, it is often better to have legal counsel to help ensure you receive a fair amount. While we always recommend people who need Workers’ Compensation consult an attorney for help with their claim, there are some situations where… Read More »

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How Does Workers’ Compensation Work in Florida?

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

As an employee working for a Florida company, you have some reassurance if you are injured or contract an illness at work because workers’ compensation often covers you. The State of Florida requires employers to not only purchase workers’ compensation and keep up with their benefit payments, but they must provide these benefits to… Read More »

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Reasons Why Your Workers’ Compensation Case Gets Denied

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

Workplace injuries are typically covered by your employer’s workers’ compensation coverage. In fact, the state requires that an employer carry workers’ compensation insurance coverage when they have a number of workers over a specific threshold. Therefore, if you are injured at work, you might assume that the injury is covered. You file your claim… Read More »

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Muscle Strains and Workers’ Compensation

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

Florida’s Experienced Workers’ Compensation Attorney Muscle strains, tears, and overextension injuries are extremely painful. They may not only impact your day-to-day life but your ability to work comfortably. With the right type of strain injury, would you be able to work? What if your job is physically demanding and further work would make the… Read More »

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10 Injuries Covered by Workers’ Compensation Insurance

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

The vast majority of illnesses and injuries experienced by Florida employees are covered by workers’ compensation insurance. Workers’ compensation insurance is specialty coverage that pays for medical costs and lost wages when an employee is injured at work. Everything from construction accidents to repetitive motion claims and even illnesses can receive compensation under Florida’s… Read More »

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Can I Be Fired While on Workers’ Compensation in Florida?

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

Today’s job market is sparse, and many Floridians find themselves working extra hard just to scrape by. When injured at work, you can find yourself in a position where you cannot pay your bills, medical costs are compounding, and you worry that there might not be a job waiting for you when you get… Read More »

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Are You an Independent Contractor or Employee? It Matters with Workers’ Compensation

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

The difference between employee and an independent contractor might not matter initially. However, if you are injured at work, that distinction would matter a great deal. An employee is eligible for workers’ compensation coverage. However, an independent contractor is not. Therefore, if you are a contractor and injured on the job, you may not… Read More »

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5 Reasons to Hire a Workers’ Compensation Attorney

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

After being injured on the job, you might feel like you have nowhere to turn. You want to know your rights under the Florida Workers’ Compensation Act, but you do not know if you need an attorney to explore those rights. Injured workers contact attorneys for a variety of reasons. While you might not… Read More »

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