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What type of medical benefits do I get from an on the job injury?

By Ganon & Hessen |

Any and all medically necessary benefits as recommended by a workers’ compensation doctor. In workers’ compensation, the insurance company has a duty to provide you with medical care as the result of an on-the-job injury. This means, the insurance may have to provide transportation and translation for each of your medical appointments. If you… Read More »

Merit Retention – Florida Supreme Court

By Ganon & Hessen |

Please join The Law Offices of Nicole Hessen, P.A. in supporting the current Florida Supreme Court Justices on the upcoming ballot for Merit Retention. The ballot will ask voters if these Justices should be retained. Please vote yes to retain all Justices in the upcoming election. The judicial merit retention process in Florida is… Read More »

Do you have a workers’ compensation claim without a physical injury?

By Ganon & Hessen |

In most workers’ compensation claims where an employee is injured at work the injury is physical in nature. For example a torn rotator cuff (shoulder injury) or a herniated disc (back injury). There are times where these types of claims also have a mental health component. However, what if there is no physical injury?… Read More »

Workers’ Compensation Fraud Defense

By Ganon & Hessen |

In Lucas v. ADT Security, the 1st DCA reversed a ruling from the Judge of Compensation Claims that the injured worker committed fraud. In Florida workers compensation claims, it is common for insurance companies to utilize a ‘fraud defense’ to deny legitimate accidents and claims. The insurance companies often try to minimize the injury… Read More »

Employee Earning Reports in Workers’ Compensation Claims

By Ganon & Hessen |

In Republic Waste Services v. Ricardo, the First District Court of Appeal reviewed a Judge’s Order wherein the Judge awarded lost wages but denied penalties and interest on those lost wages. The Judge ruled the injured worker failed to submit earnings reports and therefore, the carrier wasn’t late in paying the lost wages. The… Read More »

Benefits You May Not Know About

By Ganon & Hessen |

The workers’ compensation law is unlike civil lawsuits in many respects. Generally, an injured worker is only entitled to two types of benefits – medical care and lost wages. Yet I’m frequently reminded that most injured workers are not advised of all of the benefits available to them. So, let’s look at a few… Read More »

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