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Using sick or vacation to cover workers' comp time off

Here is the question: Can my Employer make me use my sick or vacation pay when I miss time for workers' compensation? Employers often offer vacation or holiday pay as well as some form of sick pay. Sometimes, the employer lumps all of these forms of benefits into one Personal Time Off (PTO) category.

How to deal with retaliation after filing a workers' comp claim

We often hear these sentiments and questions: After filing a workers' compensation claim, my employer is treating me so badly that I want to quit. Can I quit my job without it impacting my case?

Are mental or nervous injuries compensable under Florida workers compensation?

As with many areas of the law, the answer is sometimes. If the mental or nervous injury is in any way connects to an actual physical injury that occurred during the course and scope of employment. However, if you are a First Responder under Florida Statutes then the mental or nervous injury does not need to be associated with a physical accident or injury.

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