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Injured Workers and TBIs

By Payer & Associates |

While every unexpected work injury is devastating, some workplace injuries can have implications that affect the injured individual’s ability to ever be able to recover what he or she has lost. And severe workplace injuries do not only affect an injured worker – they also affect anyone who is close to him or her,… Read More »

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What You Need to Know About Workplace Eye Injuries

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While eye injuries may not be the first injury that you think of when contemplating things that can go wrong at work, workplace-related eye injuries are actually quite common. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 2000 U.S. workers sustain a job-related eye injury that requires medical treatment every day in this… Read More »

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A Recent Example of Poor Air Quality in the Workplace and Your Ability to Obtain Workers’ Compensation From Injuries That Can Happen as a Result

By Payer & Associates |

Breathing is a simple action that we come out of the womb understanding even as we have to be taught other actions that we don’t think about very often as adults, such as how to walk and how to use the bathroom. And as adults, the overwhelming majority of us have to work for… Read More »

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Follow the Doctor’s Orders: How Failing to Do So Can Affect Your Ability to Retain Workers’ Compensation Benefits

By Payer & Associates |

Like most other workers, you went to work that day simply hoping to earn a living for you and your family when you were unexpectedly injured in a workplace accident. The silver lining to your untimely workplace injury is that under Florida workers’ compensation law, any employee who is injured on the job is… Read More »

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The Valuation of Workplace-Related Amputations

By Payer & Associates |

As humans, we take many things for granted. This includes the ability to pick up an item with your hand, to stomp your foot in an argument, or to run up to a loved one and give him or her a hug. While each of these may sound like a simple undertaking, the reality… Read More »

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What You Need to Know About Post-Injury Drug Testing and Workers’ Compensation

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Historically, workers who were injured at work often had to contemplate an extra aspect of their potential claim – the fact that he or she would probably be required to take a drug test after reporting the injury which could affect the worker’s ability to obtain workers’ compensation benefits. Not surprisingly, this served as… Read More »

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Why You Should Report Even “Minor” Work Injuries Now to Avoid a Major Problem Later

By Payer & Associates |

In every industry, minor injuries are often a part of a routine workday. And when people are working hard and focused on providing for their families, it is unsurprising that many workers who are injured in what they consider to be a minor way to keep this information to themselves. But while you may… Read More »

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How Smartphones Are Boosting Workers’ Compensation Claims

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We all know that cell phones are very popular and have evolved significantly over the years. According to the Pew Research Center, the number of Americans with smartphones has more than doubled since the Center’s initial survey in 2011 which identified just 35 percent of Americans as smartphone users. These days, a whopping 77… Read More »

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Why Do So Many Young Workers Get Hurt?

By Payer & Associates |

Many young Americans view obtaining their first job as a milestone that represents a major step toward freedom. After all, that job represents what is likely the first monetary source that doesn’t come from, and therefore isn’t managed by, their parents. From buying a car to paying for prom and graduation expenses to shiny… Read More »

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Volunteering and Workers’ Compensation: Can You Obtain Benefits?

By Payer & Associates |

People who volunteer do so in an effort to give back to their community which is undoubtedly an admirable undertaking. Volunteering can encompass a range of activities, and especially here in Florida, many volunteer opportunities have a very physical aspect as our weather is so compatible with outdoor activities. A report by the Bureau… Read More »

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