Lots of people work part-time. Across the United States, there are more than 25 million part-time workers—accounting for approximately 17 percent of the U.S. workforce. Just like full-time workers, these part-time workers deserve financial stability when they get injured on the job. Fortunately, in Florida, part-time workers and full-time workers […]
Author: Kevin R. Gallagher, Esq.
When employees file workers’ compensation claims, their employers will often fight their claims by all means available. Employers don’t want to be held responsible for benefits unnecessarily, and even though workers’ compensation is a “no-fault” system in Florida, having a high number of paid claims can lead to additional costs […]
Under Florida law, most employers are required to provide workers’ compensation coverage—and this coverage protects their injured workers in most circumstances. But there are some exceptions. When you get seriously injured on the job, it is important to know whether your employer’s workers’ compensation coverage applies. If it does, you […]
Under Florida law, there are two main types of workers’ compensation benefits. “Medical benefits” cover the cost of treating eligible workers’ job-related injuries, while “disability benefits” provide partial wage replacement for those who are unable to work for an extended period of time. Eligible workers can receive medical benefits immediately. […]