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Workers' comp denied? You still have options

Imagine working in a retail store as a stocker. You are in the back bay pulling product when a tower of improperly stacked boxes falls on top of you. After getting to the emergency room, you find out you have a concussion and some cracked ribs. Now, you are facing a high emergency room bill, multiple other medical expenses and you will have to miss work for more than a week.

Retaliation for workers' compensation claims

If you have been injured while performing work-related tasks, you may qualify for workers' compensation. However, if you decide to file a workers' compensation claim and your employee fires you or threatens to fire you because of it, you have grounds for legal retaliation.

What constitutes a "workplace" injury in Florida?

It seems like a no-brainer: If you are injured while on the job in Florida, you should be covered by your employer's workers' compensation insurance. But today's workplace has changed. With the improvement of WiFi signals, more people work from home, at coffee shops and even while traveling across country. The changes have brought a widening definition of what it means to be "injured on the job" under Florida's workers' compensation laws.

Workers' compensation or personal injury claim? Could be both.

Workers injured on the job in Florida will typically be covered by their employer's workers' compensation insurance. But after paying for your medical treatment, workers' compensation only covers about two-thirds of your lost earnings.

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