I broke my left ankle at the office back in June and was entitled to workers comp who has been paying for everything, of course. Since I injured my left ankle I had to rely solely on my right leg to support everything for the first 5 months. This led to me injuring my right knee a month ago. It’s... Read more »
answered on Dec 21, 2022
Very good question! This would, most likely, fall under the initial date of accident with the insurance company, even though it's, technically, a new accident. If this new injury happened while working, it could either be a new injury or fall under the original accident. Either way, you should... Read more »
2 people that we tried to sue, found ways to absolve them of any negligence.
answered on Oct 28, 2022
I'm not sure what you mean by review, but if you mean hire a new attorney - yes you can. Attorneys differ in opinions, but the fact that your first attorney did not want to take the case to trial is a red flag for any new attorneys. I'd recommend that you consult with an attorney licensed... Read more »
Doesn’t have full insurance on car and now doesn’t have a car. He is store manager For years) and is on call 7 days a week - goes in on days off etc. got a call at 9pm from employee that the store needed fry boxes asap picked up and needed my son who was at home to go pick up. Used personal... Read more »
answered on Sep 11, 2022
Since it your seems to have been the one to have caused the accident (unless there was something that the semi-truck did wrong), I don't think your son would have a successful personal injury case verses the semi-truck. Hopefully, your son has bodily injury (BI) protection, which is what the... Read more »
Management was aware of the problem.
answered on Sep 7, 2022
Yes, you can sue. The real question is what, if anything, will you recover? A lot more information is needed to determine how much you may get if successful or if you may even be successful. Remember, there's something called comparative negligence, which reduces your recovery (if you go to... Read more »
Injured in a automobile accident at work while delivering packages for FedEx ground through a contractor. Other vehicle failed to yield right away Haven’t received no workers comp or any kind of pay at all. wasn’t able to perform job duties due to my back injury was so I did not go back to... Read more »
answered on Sep 6, 2022
It sounds like you have two types of cases here: 1) work comp as you were injured while performing your normal job duties, and 2) personal injury verses the driver of the vehicle that caused your accident. I'm not quite sure why you're not getting work comp benefits, but there's not... Read more »
answered on Sep 6, 2022
There may be a situation where there would be an offset between work comp payments and social security payments. Work comp might also be looking into your medical history, to which they're entitled, to determine what conditions you used as a basis for social security benefits or to determine... Read more »
A complaint from a person in a car crash was filed against me with many interrogatories and questions for me to answer, and they asked that I respond to them. However, my insurance claims representative told me to not worry about anything and that they will handle everything and ask me for help if... Read more »
answered on Sep 4, 2022
It seems that you are being sued by the other person involved in the auto accident. In that case, your car insurance will represent you by hiring an attorney, if they haven't done so already. The attorney should reach out to you to discuss the accident, so they know how to answer the complaint... Read more »
Nearly died choking on plastic from frappe that I bought from McDonald’s . Immediately went to the nearest gas station and poured my frappe in the sink so that I could see how much plastic was actually in there or if it was just one piece. I found several pieces of very sharp plastic in the... Read more »
answered on Sep 2, 2022
I agree that you should immediately speak to an attorney licensed to practice law in Florida and who regularly handles personal injury cases to determine who may be liable here. Typically, since McDonald's is a franchise, there is another company who owns and operates each individual... Read more »
I was injured on june 9th and was finally sent to a doctor on june 14th
answered on Aug 10, 2022
Unfortunately, there is no specific timeframe to be sent to a doctor. 5 days after the date of accident may seem like a long time, but I've seen way longer. Delays in medical care are typical under work comp, even though the Statute says your benefits should be provided quick and efficiently,... Read more »
My doctor has said several times at my appointment s that it is definitely possible that my injury was caused by my job. He said as far as he is concerned it happened at work its work related however he is not willing to give a written statement. Is there a way legally to get this statement from... Read more »
answered on Jul 27, 2022
You could get the doctor to testify in deposition about his opinion, but a big question here is whether this is your own personal treating doctor or an authorized doctor. In Florida, only authorized doctors, IMEs (hired experts who aren't treating you), or EMAs (judge's expert) opinions... Read more »
The guilty parties insurance company accepted full liability. I dont understand why it is taking my lawyer weeks to come back with a number after the adjustors lowball offer.
answered on Jun 11, 2022
There could be many reasons why your attorney hasn't responded to the offer. I agree that you should ask how much longer until he/she responds and for an explanation as to the process. Your attorney should be keeping you informed of the negotiations anyways since only you can accept an offer... Read more »
there is a PFB already granted by the carrier, there is a pending mediation and evidentiary hearing but there is also a motion that my previous lawyer did not respond to and that among other discrepancies is the cause I'm orphan. I know it will be difficult to find new representation, but I... Read more »
answered on May 24, 2022
There is no way that any attorney could give you guidance to represent yourself (nor should they) with the information that you provided. You NEED to immediately consult with an attorney that's licensed to practice law in Florida and that handles workers' compensation cases, especially... Read more »
I work at UPS and got injured on the job. They drug test anybody injured on the job to prove whether or not they were impaired. I use legal delta 8 THC, which shows up the same as illegal delta 9 THC on a drug test. They also use a urine test. Could they still deny me compensation/fire me even... Read more »
answered on May 5, 2022
Sure, work comp can deny you compensation and your employer can fire you, but that doesn't mean they are correct or won't suffer consequences for same. Assuming UPS is a drug-free workplace, there would be a presumption that your injury was due to intoxication, but this can be overcome if... Read more »
Transition to work my employer offered me
Can I still get my Occupational Therapy through my employer.
answered on Mar 9, 2023
You can get therapy even if you refuse to return to work, which only really affects to getting work comp checks. However, before you refuse the job that was offered, I'd highly recommend that you speak to an attorney licensed to practice law in Florida and who handles workers'... Read more »
answered on Aug 29, 2022
There are plenty of lawyers who are licensed to practice law in Florida and who regularly handle workers' compensation cases that are available to provide a FREE consultation to discuss your case and possible representation for same. I'd suggest giving one a call.
What does that mean?
answered on Apr 12, 2022
It means that the Judge both approved and denied something (or part of something) that was asked for. Without more information, it's difficult to give any more of an explanation.
Like instead of giving employees a 5% discount or something, you can invest in our company to be an "owner" of our private stock. Essentially forcing all employees to invest in the company. Even part timers have to work over 1,000 hours in a year to get enrolled into their stock... Read more »
answered on Apr 10, 2022
This question does not relate to workers' compensation, which deals with work-related injuries.
Today, they withdrew my entire pay from last week, from my bank account, putting me hundreds in the negative. I only work when they call. Can they do that?
answered on Mar 18, 2022
I'd highly recommend that you consult with an attorney that's licensed to practice law in Florida and that regularly handles workers' compensation cases because your question raises a bunch of questions that would be best suited for a telephone conference. It's hard to answer... Read more »
On monthly payments. Will I have to pay taxes on lump sum due to a injury I received and on disability.
answered on Mar 7, 2022
I'm not quite sure what you mean by your employer's "accident policy." Are you talking about its workers' compensation insurance policy or your employer's short/long-term disability policy? Work comp is tax free whereas short/long-term disability is taxable. I think... Read more »
Feb 2nd I was doing the speed limit of 65mph around 7pm which was dark out. Upon reaching the top of a hill instantly saw a vehicle stopped in my lane w/out hazards on and rear ended them. I Driving 2010 Buick Enclave w/zero open recalls.but upon impact my seatbelt didn’t lockup nor did a single... Read more »
answered on Feb 12, 2022
Firstly, do you have your own car insurance? If so, you need to report this accident to them immediately. If you have car insurance, hopefully they can pay the cost to replace your vehicle, although, I'm sure, it won't be much considering the year of the vehicle. Did the police come to... Read more »
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