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Workers Comp Claims at Risk with Upsurge of COVID-19 Claims

Businesses throughout New Port Richey continue to reopen, despite ongoing concerns regarding COVID-19. Employees who end up being exposed to the virus could find themselves seriously ill and unable to work.

Be Informed About the New OSHA Safety Campaign for Falling Accidents

Reducing fall accidents and fall-related deaths in the workplace is a top priority In the construction industry, falls are a leading cause of death. Indeed, as reported by OSHA, falls from elevation accounted for nearly one-third of all deaths amongst construction workers in 2018.

Will the Unemployment Rate Affect My Workers’ Comp?

If you have been injured at work, you are entitled to workers’ compensation, regardless of the country’s unemployment rate. As a consequence of the coronavirus pandemic, unemployment rates have risen dramatically. The unemployment rate in the U.S. is at about 11% as of June 2020; before the pandemic, it was under 4%.

Will I Get Workers’ Compensation if I Have an Accident on My Way to Work?

Workers’ compensation provides financial compensation to pay for a workers’ medical benefits, as well as a portion of their lost wages, if they are injured while on the job. While any activities that happen at work or in the designated physical working space are usually covered under workers’ compensation, whether or not workers’ compensation coverage applies for injuries that do not happen at work may be less clear.

COVID-19 Relief Impacting Workers’ Comp for First Responders


If you contract COVID-19 at work, contact an attorney to learn more about the benefits to which you may be entitled. The idea of contracting the novel coronavirus is terrifying, yet a reality that many workers on the frontlines, including first responders, have to contend with right now. During the time of coronavirus, many states,

Truck Driver Still Safe with the current COVID-19 pandemic?


While many employees are working from home at this time, there are some who simply cannot perform their work from their living room. Indeed, employees like truck drivers have to keep going to work, and some employees are even working more hours in order to meet consumer demands in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Truck

Can You Lose Workers’ Compensation Over a Drug Test in Florida?


If you have tested positive for drug use in Florida, you may be denied workers’ compensation benefits. Here is what you need to know. In Florida, most employers are required by law to provide workers’ compensation benefits to their employees. These benefits offer coverage for medical expenses and wage replacement in the event that an

Can Liens Affect Workers’ Comp Benefits?


Even when workers’ compensation claims are successful, certain liens can affect how much injured individuals receive. When a worker is injured on the job in Florida, they are often entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. This compensation provides a percentage of the injured worker’s salary and medical bills. However, workers are often surprised to learn that

Is Workers’ Comp Hard to Claim for Amazon Workers?


Amazon workers who get hurt on the job may be entitled to compensation, but the company makes it difficult to receive those benefits. Thousands of people place orders on Amazon every day. For customers, the service is a good one. They simply have to choose a product, click a button, and within just a few

PTSD Can Happen from a Work Injury


PTSD is a reality in many workplaces and in some instances, workers can receive workers’ compensation for it. Back injuries, muscle strains, and inhaling toxic fumes are just a few of the most common workplace injuries. However, there is another injury sustained on the job that is starting to get more attention. That injury is

How Using Medical Marijuana Could Hurt Your Workers’ Comp Claim


If you have been hurt on the job and have been prescribed medical marijuana, you should know about some obstacles you may face. Although Florida has not yet legalized recreational marijuana, the state has allowed the use of medical marijuana. This is good news for individuals that are suffering from chronic pain, undergoing cancer treatments,

What to do About a Late Workers’ Compensation Check


As a worker who has been injured on the job in New Port Richey and surrounding areas of Florida, you are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. However, just because you are legally entitled to workers’ compensation does not mean that these benefits will be paid on time or in full, despite the fact that they

Construction Workers can Get Seriously Injured, too


The construction industry is one of the most dangerous in the nation; construction workers are injured at a rate that is greater than injuries to workers in nearly any other industry type. At the offices of the Rooth Law Firm, P.A., our experienced workers’ compensation and Social Security disability lawyer can help you to understand

How Long is the Waiting Period for Disability Benefits?


As there is a waiting period you must go through before receiving your benefits, it is important to contact our New Port Richey social security disability attorney for help in filing your claim.   Disabilities can occur as a result of accidental injuries or due to illnesses and chronic health conditions. When these impact your ability

Can You Get Financial Help While You Wait on Your Disability Benefits Claim?


There are several ways to obtain financial assistance while filing for disability or while waiting for a decision on an appeal due to a denied claim.   Social security disability payments can provide much needed financial support in the event you are unable to work. However, the claims process can be time consuming and it may

How Does a Pre-Existing Condition Affect Workers’ Comp Benefits?


How Does a Pre-Existing Condition Affect Workers’ Comp Benefits? Because a pre-existing condition can complicate your claim, it is important to have an experienced Florida workers’ compensation attorney on your side.   Work-related injuries can significantly impact your overall health while sidelining your career and preventing you from providing for yourself and your family. Getting the

Is it common for SSD benefits to get denied?


Is it Common for SSD Benefits to Get Denied? SSD benefits have a high denial rate, which is why you need an experienced New Port Richey, FL social security disability attorney on your side. When injuries, illnesses, and chronic conditions leave you unable to work and provide for yourself and your family, social security disability

Is There A Time Limit for Filing a Petition for Workers’ Comp Benefits in Florida?


 By not taking the appropriate actions in filing a claim, you could be jeopardizing your rights to Florida workers’ compensation benefits.  On-the-job injuries and illnesses can happen in any occupation. When they do, you could be left facing outrageous medical costs while being unable to work or provide for yourself or your loved ones. The

Gov Scott Signs First Responder Bill for PTSD


Governor Scott of Florida Signs a Bill for First Responders with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) There has been a landmark change signed by Florida Governor Rick Scott. The state of Florida will now cover incidences of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) under workers’ compensation insurance for first responders. Post-traumatic stress disorder is an illness that is

Do I Have to Pay Income Tax on Workers’ Comp Money


Do I Have to Pay Income Tax on Workers’ Comp Money? If you are injured on the job, you may be able to receive workers’ compensation benefits. In addition to receiving medical treatment related to your injury, you may also qualify for wage replacement income. You may worry about your tax liability when receiving these

Fired When Unable to Work & On Workers Comp


Can My Employer Fire Me if I am Unable to Work Because of an Injury and am Receiving Workers’ Compensation Benefits? Workers’ compensation provides payment for medical expenses and partial wage replacement benefits. However, it does not guarantee that a worker’s job will be indefinitely protected. At the same time, employers are prohibited from terminating

Factors the Social Security Administration Considers when Awarding Disability Benefits


If your disability prevents you from earning a living, you may be anxious to get started on your disability application. However, it is important that you understand how the Social Security Administration considers your application. The factors that it considers include: Whether you are currently working If you are currently working and your earnings exceed

On The Job Injury


Leading Florida Board Certified Workers’ Compensation Attorney Answers Your Common Questions If you are injured on the job, it is important that you know about your rights under Florida workers’ compensation laws. You may be able to receive medical care and partial wage replacement. However, there are strict rules in place that you must follow

Before Applying for Disability Benefits in Florida


What You Should Know before You Apply for Disability Benefits in Florida New Port Richey Social Security lawyer explains how to make a stronger case Getting approved for Social Security Disability benefits is notoriously difficult. The majority of applications are denied at first, and many more are denied again on appeal. That’s why it’s so

Who Pays the Attorney’s Fees in a SSD Case in Florida?


Who Pays the Attorney’s Fees in a SSD Case in Florida? Hiring a Social Security Disability attorney who is familiar with the complexities of these cases is often a critical component of being awarded benefits. Social Security Disability attorneys are knowledgeable about the standard that must be met in order for a claimant to be

What Impairments Qualify for SSD or SSI?


There are a number of ways to qualify for Social Security Disability or SSI benefits. One way is to meet or equal one of the physical or mental impairments that is included in Social Security Administration’s Blue Book of Impairments. If someone has the impairment listed and meets the criteria included in it, he or

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