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Four Top Reasons Claims Are Denied

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

Some employers and/or their insurance carriers will do anything to get out of paying for your workers’ compensation benefits. Sadly, most companies care more about maximizing their profits than they do about their employees. As such, many injured workers are unfairly denied medical benefits or wage replacement benefits by their insurers or employers. In… Read More »

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Can Workers’ Compensation Pay For Your Vocational Training?

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

While they may not understand every aspect of workers’ compensation, most people know that it pays for their medical bills, and some portion of their lost wages while they take time off work to recover from their injuries. But workers’ compensation covers more than just medical expenses and partial wage replacement—it can also be… Read More »

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Filling Prescriptions Under Workers’ Compensation In Florida

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

If you were injured on the job and need any type of prescription medication, workers’ compensation should cover 100 percent of those costs. This is also true of a workers’ compensation claim for a work-related illness—all prescriptions and over-the-counter medications prescribed by your doctor are covered under workers’ compensation. Unfortunately, injured and ill workers… Read More »

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Can I File A Workers’ Compensation Claim For Injuries In A Professional Office?

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

We often think about workplace injuries in relation to serious accidents that occur on dangerous job sites like construction sites or factories where heavy machinery is in regular use. Yet it is critical to remember that serious workplace accidents and injuries can happen in any place of employment, even if there are not obvious… Read More »

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Can I Sue My Employer After A Workplace Injury?

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

Getting hurt on the job can be devastating, not only due to the pain and suffering you are experiencing but also because your injury may prevent you from working and earning a living. Worksite injuries can be even more upsetting when they result from an employer’s negligence. For example, if you work on a… Read More »

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Workers’ Compensation Claim And Work Study Student Employees

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

College is no longer just for rich kids spending daddy’s money without a care in the world.  Even before the pandemic hit, most university students held some kind of paid employment, and an equally large number have received financial aid in the form of grants and scholarships from the government or from individual schools. … Read More »

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The Employer Has The Burden Of Proving That An Injury Is Not Work-Related

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

In order to receive payment on a workers’ compensation claim, you do not have to prove that the injury happened because of your employer’s negligence.  You do not even have to prove that the accident is work-related.  Your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance will assume that the injury is work-related, or else you would have… Read More »

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Third Party Liability And Workers’ Compensation Claims

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

On-the-job injuries are not always the fault of your employer, just as they are not always the fault of the injured victim, another employee, or any one person in general. In fact, there are often no “at-fault” parties in work injury incidents; sometimes it all comes down to bad luck. As an injured worker,… Read More »

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Top Seven Causes Of Work Injuries

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

Imagine the most bizarre way in which someone can possibly get hurt, and it has likely happened at work. However, the vast majority of work injuries are caused in the same few ways: slip and falls, overexertion, overuse injuries, motor vehicle collisions, falls to a lower level, being struck by an object, and lifting… Read More »

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Current Definition of “Permanent Total Disability” Leaves Seriously Injured Workers Out in the Cold

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

You and I think that the phrase “temporary permanent total disability” is an oxymoron, and Florida workers’ compensation law agrees.  An injury is either temporary or permanent, not both.  This creates a difficult situation in a small percentage of workers’ compensation cases, though.  The law allows injured workers to collect permanent total disability benefits… Read More »

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