Wage Loss vs Earning Capacity

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When a worker is injured, there are many different areas that are examined to determine the impact an injury has had on an individual’s ability to work. Some of the time, what is being explored with regards to compensation for an injured worker can be a very complicated process. One of the more important things […]

Workers’ Compensation Basics

injured worker requires help with Workers’ Comp

When people are injured on the job, Workers’ Compensation (a.k.a., workers’ comp) can offer a means of assisting employees while they recover by offering them benefits. Companies hold workers’ comp insurance in part to provide wage replacement or “lost wages” from not working, medical benefits, as well as funeral costs or legal needs that may arise […]

COVID-19 and its impact on Workers’ Compensation

Covid-19 impact on Workers' Comp injured back and neck pain

Workers’ Compensation (a.k.a., workers’ comp) deals with an individual becoming injured or obtaining an illness at a workplace and assists them with returning to work or finding another job once they can. Traditionally and per legal statutes and laws, there are certain procedures for dealing with workers’ compensation cases. These rules and regulations include a […]

Proving PTD in Workers’ Compensation: What Makes a Good Job Search?

Proving PTD in Workers' Comp

by Brenda Martinez Richardson and Tracey Wilkerson What is PTD (Permanent Total Disability)? Permanent total disability (PTD) is the compensation for disability that may be paid to Florida’s injured workers post-MMI (maximum medical improvement). Claimants need to have become permanently and totally disabled, as defined under the Florida Workers’ Compensation Act, section 440, Fla. Stat. […]