Workers Compensation

Florida Considering Double-Digit Workers’ Compensation Rate Decrease

Post on behalf of Thomas J. Ueberschaer PA on Tuesday September 25, 2018

For many who find themselves in the unfortunate situation of having been seriously injured on the job, workers’ compensation is a vital support that helps them maintain their lives and recover. Unfortunately, individuals who currently receive this important assistance may find their support reduced in the coming year. The Florida Office of Insurance Regulation is

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Five-Year, $123,000 Sentence for Floridian’s Workers Comp Fraud

Post on behalf of Thomas J. Ueberschaer PA on Monday June 25, 2018

A man in Trinity, Florida will have to repay $123,434.89 of workers compensation benefits in addition to serving five years in probation for defrauding the Department of Labor. District Judge James D. Whittemore handed down the sentence following a guilty plea on March 23rd, 2018 from Gary W. Rochevot. Following a work-related injury in 2004

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Man may need workers’ compensation help after serious arm injury

Post on behalf of Thomas J. Ueberschaer PA on Thursday February 8, 2018

Many Florida residents may feel as if their jobs become so routine that they can almost do them without thinking. In many occupations, however, there may be no such thing as a routine day, as any unforeseen problem could result in a serious injury that requires one to file for workers’ compensation benefits. Recently, one

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Some workplace accidents should never happen

Post on behalf of Thomas J. Ueberschaer PA on Tuesday January 2, 2018

Many Florida residents work in hazardous conditions every day. Between the company and its workers, certain safety measures should be followed in order to reduce the risk of workplace accidents as much as possible. When a company fails to do its part, innocent people suffer and some of them lose their lives. This was the

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Workers’ compensation claims are increased by lifting mishaps

Post on behalf of Thomas J. Ueberschaer PA on Monday October 30, 2017

Lifting heavy objects at work in Florida and elsewhere accounts for one of the largest causes of back injuries among workers each year. The Bureau of Labor Statistics says that one in five of all work injuries are back injuries. Each work injury raises the possibility that a workers’ compensation claim will be filed by

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When safety concerns lead to workers’ compensation claims

Post on behalf of Thomas J. Ueberschaer PA on Tuesday October 10, 2017

Florida employers are required to provide their workers with safe environments. This often means providing safety equipment and training. When an employer fails to adhere to regulations set forth by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, along with state agencies, a surge in workers’ compensation claims may be cause for alarm. This was the case

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Workers’ compensation news: 3 dead after gin pole collapse

Post on behalf of Thomas J. Ueberschaer PA on Wednesday October 4, 2017

Someone has to erect, repair and maintain those huge communication towers that dot the Florida landscape. Many of them reach 100 feet tall, and climbing them can be a challenge, not to mention a safety nightmare. Even so, men and women do it every day expecting that their employers will provide them with the safest

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Workers’ compensation news: Company fined for trench collapse

Post on behalf of Thomas J. Ueberschaer PA on Tuesday September 5, 2017

Florida residents who work in construction face numerous dangers on job sites. Whether they work at heights, underground or in trenches, they continue to report for work trusting that their employers will take all of the measures necessary to secure their safety. Even so, some would say that accidents are inevitable; otherwise, there would be

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Workers’ compensation benefits available even in freak accidents

Post on behalf of Thomas J. Ueberschaer PA on Tuesday August 8, 2017

Most Florida residents are aware of the dangers associated with their chosen professions. Even so, most people are often completely unprepared for what may only be characterized as freak accidents. Fortunately, workers’ compensation benefits are available for workers injured in these types of accidents. For example, most of the workers at Florida’s airports expect there

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Families may seek workers’ compensation benefits after deaths

Post on behalf of Thomas J. Ueberschaer PA on Thursday July 27, 2017

Many industries involve dangerous work. As such, some of the hazards people work around every day could lead to their deaths. When Florida families lose loved ones to work-related accidents, they may be able to obtain benefits through the state’s workers’ compensation system. For example, three families of men who died on the job in

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