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Clearwater, St Pete, New Port Richey Workers Compensation Attorney

Dolman Law Group is a full service award winning personal injury and civil trial law firm with locations in Clearwater and St. Petersburg. The trial attorneys at Dolman Law Group handle all areas of personal injury including workers compensation law. We have created a guide of articles to assist if you have sustained an injury on the job. Our guide discusses all issues concerning work injury and the law.
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Frequently Asked Questions About the Workers' Compensation Process

Under Florida law, injured workers have up to 30 days to report an incident in most situations. However, it is highly advisable to tell your manager or supervisor of an accident at work as soon as possible. This way, your injuries can be more closely associated with the accident. (click on this article to learn more)

Is it Possible to Have Both a Personal Injury and Work Comp Claim Together?

The simple answer is YES. The most commonly seen circumstance is one in which someone has both a personal injury claim and a worker's compensation claim together occur when an employee travels in connection with their employment. A traveling employee is someone who must travel away from the employee's home or the employer's place of business in order to perform their job.

Top Five Mistakes Made After a Job Injury
  1. Failure to report the accident to the supervisor or manager. Pursuant to the statutes governing worker's compensation claims in Florida, an employee is required to report an accident to the employer within 30 days after the date of the injury. The employee has 90 days after disability begins in occupational disease cases. (click on this article to learn more) Dolman Law Work Comp
What If My Employer Asks Me to Use My Personal Insurance for a Workplace Injury?

In certain situations, an employer may wish to keep a workplace accident and resulting injuries from their workers' compensation insurer. This desire may lead an employer to speak with the injured worker and request that the worker handle the injury through their own personal health insurance provider instead of making a claim for workers' compensation. (click on this article to learn more)

How Much Will I Receive in Lost Wages If Injured on the Job?

Another way to word this question is, "how much in lost wages should I receive from the work comp carrier?" If you are injured in the course and scope of employment and your employer has worker's compensation coverage in effect, you are entitled to lost wage (indemnity) payments every 2 weeks.

Chevron Workplace Negligence | Florida Burn Injury Attorney

On March 22, 2014, oil rig worker and Louisiana resident Kennedy Tasker was finishing up a job near the Gulf of Mexico. When instructed to cut a large, thought-to-be empty pipe, he hopped aboard a fixed platform and positioned himself for the job. (click on this article to learn more about workplace burn injuries)

Clearwater Workers Compensation Attorney

Dolman Law Group is a full service award winning personal injury and civil trial law firm with locations in Clearwater and St. Petersburg. The trial attorneys at Dolman Law Group handle all areas of personal injury including workers compensation law. We have created a guide of articles to assist if you have sustained an injury on the job.

Will My Workers' Compensation Case Go to Trial?

Whether your workers' compensation case goes to trial depends on whether the work comp carrier has denied your claim for claim or refused to provide benefits you're entitled to. A Petition for Benefits (PFB) is the first step in initiating a claim for workers' compensation benefits.
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You're Under Surveillance | Dolman Law Group

If you've been injured on the job, you're entitled to receive medical treatment and lost wages. Depending on the significance of your injuries, that treatment could go on for months or years. If you fall into the latter category where your treatment has been continuing and is expected to continue, the probability of being under surveillance is almost 100%. Surveillance in a work comp case

Top 5 Mistakes Made After a Job Injury | Dolman Law Group
  1. Failure to report the accident to the supervisor or manager. Pursuant to the statutes governing worker's compensation claims in Florida, an employee is required to report an accident to the employer within 30 days after the date of the injury. (click on this article to learn more)
Deposition Mistakes In Worker's Compensation Cases

Before addressing deposition mistakes in worker's compensation cases, it would benefit you to understand what a deposition is. A deposition is your oral testimony taken under oath. A court reporter will ask you to raise your right hand and swear to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.

How Likely am I to be Under Surveillance if I File a Work Comp Claim?

If you've been injured on the job, you're entitled to receive medical treatment and lost wages. Depending on the significance of your injuries, that treatment could go on for months or years. If you fall into the latter category where your treatment has been continuing and is expected to continue, the probability of being under surveillance is almost 100%.

Workers' Compensation and Third Party Liability

Most people think of the construction industry, firefighting, police work or other inherently dangerous jobs when discussing job related injuries. In actuality, a serious job related injury may occur to persons working in the most docile environments. How does a workers comp claim interplay with a third-party liability claim/lawsuit such as the at-fault party in a car accident?

Forklift Injuries Number In The Thousands Each Year

Forklift injuries number in the tens of thousands nationwide each year. If you work anywhere in construction, or where there is a warehouse or palletized deliveries, there is at least one forklift in operation. A forklift is generally known as a propane or electric powered machine, driven by a sitting or standing operator, used for...

When Does My Workers' Compensation Claim Have The Most Value?

Dolman Law Group represents those injured on the job. A workers compensation claim can occur in a number of ways. The most common is when you sustain an injury while in the course and scope of your employment. However, "course and scope of employment," is defined more broadly than you might think.

I Was Injured On The Job. Can The Nurse Case Manager Come To My Doctor Appointments?

So, you've suffered injuries as a result of a work related accident. This article addresses whether a nurse case manager (NCM) has the right to attend medical appointments related to treatment needed as a result of the work accident.

I've Been Released To Return To Work By My Doctor. Do I Have To Go?

One of the most tedious and frustrating events for someone injured on the job is when they visit with their authorized treating physician and receive a release to return to work. An "authorized treating physician," is simply the term used to refer to the doctor that the worker's compensation carrier instructs you to go to.

Forklift Injuries Number In The Thousands Each Year

Forklift injuries number in the tens of thousands nationwide each year. If you work anywhere in construction, or where there is a warehouse or palletized deliveries, there is at least one forklift in operation. A forklift is generally known as a propane or electric powered machine, driven by a sitting or standing operator, used for...

Top 3 Tips: Workers Compensation FCE (Functional Capacity Evaluation)

Florida workers compensation insurance carriers may require you to undergo what is referred to as an FCE. The purpose of the FCE is to determine your functional capacity from a physical standpoint. Questions regarding what you are capable of doing physically are what this test is supposed to answer.

Filing a Wrongful Death Lawsuit On The Job

On the job wrongful death claims try to remedy the damages family members and loved ones suffer after the unexpected loss of their deceased loved one. Although there will never be enough money that is measureable to the impact this person had on their loved ones, filing such a claim can bring relief to the costs of after-life care.

When Can I Sue My Employer For Job Injuries?

Suing your employer for injuries sustained on the job requires overcoming what is known as worker's compensation immunity. Workers compensation immunity is granted to employers when certain conditions are met.

Was Your Workers Compensation Claim Denied?

If injured on the job, you are entitled to certain benefits paid by the company providing workers compensation insurance to your employer. These benefits include both wage loss benefits and medical treatment. When you suffer a work injury severe enough to result in you losing time from work, the period of time in which you are undergoing treatment is often considered a painful, frustrating time period.

Workers’ Compensation: Benefits The Employer Or Employee?

Daniel Stahl was working as a nurse for Hialeah hospital in 2003, just a few months after the state made changes to its workers’ compensation system. During one of his workdays, Stahl lifted a patient and ended up injuring his back from the movement. In October of 2005, his treating physician found he had reached…

New Port Richey Workers' Compensation Lawyer | Dolman Law

Florida workers’ compensation laws[1] provide money and medical benefits to an employee who has an injury as a result of an accident, injury or occupational disease on-the-job.  Workers’ compensationn is designed to protect workers and their dependents against the hardships from injury or death arising out of the work environment.

Structure of A Workers’ Compensation Claim

When a worker is injured on the job, he or she is usually entitled to workers’ compensation benefits to compensate for medical expenses, rehabilitation and lost wages resulting from the accident. The requirements and terms of an injured worker’s right to receive workers’ compensation benefits in Florida is set out by statute, commonly known as…