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Substantiating Your Workers’ Compensation Claim: How to Prove that Your Injury Occurred at Work

By Payer & Associates |

Generally speaking, workers’ compensation claims are different from civil lawsuits because the injured party is not required to prove fault or negligence. As workers’ compensation operates in the scope of a no-fault system under Florida law, you generally only need to show that you meet the requirements of the statute in order to obtain… Read More »

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Where Does My Claim Go When Workers’ Compensation Insurance Won’t Pay?

By Payer & Associates |

WLRN reported that Florida’s First District Court of Appeal recently issued an important decision for workers’ compensation claims. The Court held in favor of the insurance company in deciding that it should not have to pay a claim under a policy that was written after the claimed work injury. The policy in the case… Read More »

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Roofing Accidents and Workers’ Compensation: What Happens When You Fall Down

By Payer & Associates |

Many Americans make a living by working as roofers in the construction industry. Being that the nature of the construction industry involves many potentially dangerous aspects, construction workers depend on their employers to comply with the measures stipulated by law that are in place to keep the workers safe. When employers do not comply,… Read More »

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How a Pre-existing Condition Can Affect a Workers’ Compensation Claim

By Payer & Associates |

Incurring an injury at work is always challenging. In addition to the mental and emotional toll that injuries can place on you, a workplace injury can also cause many physical injuries that you don’t readily have funds available to finance. The fortunate thing is that workers’ compensation is generally available to workers who are… Read More »

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Recent Changes in Florida Workers’ Compensation Law for First Responders

By Payer & Associates |

Most people in the community can probably agree that first responders – a category that encompasses police officers, firefighters, paramedics and other emergency personnel – face unique challenges in their respective professions. After all, they are the people who get called when others are facing a crisis. As a result, first responders often witness… Read More »

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Fraudulent Workers’ Compensation Claims and How They Affect Yours

By Payer & Associates |

Workers’ compensation claims can be difficult to prove which means that people who have been legitimately injured at work can find it challenging to obtain the compensation they deserve. This difficulty is largely attributable to workers’ compensation fraud which is, unfortunately, not uncommon. A few months ago, Fox 13 reported that video cameras had… Read More »

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So You’ve Been Injured at Work. What Happens if Your Employer Doesn’t Have Workers’ Compensation Insurance?

By Payer & Associates |

At the end of last month, twenty unlicensed contractors were arrested in Pasco County as a result of “Operation Hot Water,” a workers’ compensation insurance fraud sting operation, according to a statement from Florida Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis. The contractors were arrested for failure to obtain workers’ compensation insurance coverage and contracting… Read More »

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Does Your Injury Count? The Gray Areas of Workers’ Compensation

By Payer & Associates |

Suffering from an injury obtained at work is hard on many different levels. Injuries incurred on the job can cause many physical, mental, and financial challenges that the individuals suffering and their families are not prepared for. By their nature, injuries incurred on the job are unexpected and often result in unanticipated hospital bills,… Read More »

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How to Sue for Wrongful Death in Florida

By Payer & Associates |

Claims of wrongful death in Florida are brought by victims’ head of the deceased’s estate, usually a surviving members of the victim’s family, when an individual or company showed negligent behaviors that cause another’s loss of life. The actions of the careless party must have directly contributed to the victim’s death. In bringing a… Read More »

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Truck Accidents Involving Hazardous Materials in Florida

By Payer & Associates |

Vehicle accidents involving trucks are tragic enough, so imagine the dire consequences one may face being involved in a truck accident where hazardous materials were being hauled. It’s beyond tragic; in fact, miles of highway will be closed and, in some cases, houses will be evacuated to accommodate a cleanup team’s request. Hazardous materials… Read More »

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