The 2019 Florida legislative session has come to an end, and while many new laws are coming in July one is especially worthy of note as it adds protections for certain cancers to Florida’s firefighters. The men and women who put their lives in harms way every day for the Florida’s citizens.
Worker’s compensation is an item where many people need assistance or an advocate. You may not notice what is going on with your case before it is too late, but you can still have an advocate or attorney step in for you. When the attorney takes over your case, they are going to follow procedure […]
The Social Security Administration has recently enacted a new rule that requires all evidence be submitted 5 days before the court hearing. The new rule is called the Five Day rule. The rule states that if you do not submit evidence 5 days prior to your court date, the judge does not have to consider […]
On June 3, 2018, Associate Attorney, Shakayle Grant and Legal Assistant, Benjy Delian had the pleasure of attending Scholar’s Career Coaching 4th Annual Scholarship Award Ceremony & Luncheon.
First responders are often put in situations that the rest of us could not even imagine. Day in and day out the brave men and women in the ranks of Florida’s Fire Departments and law enforcement agencies knowingly and willfully go into extremely volatile situations in order to protect, to serve, and to save. At […]
On July 29, 2017, Lyle B. Masnikoff & Associates had the privilege of being a top sponsor for the First Annual Heathcote Botanical Gardens Showdown on the Green which took place at Indian Hills Golf Course in Fort Pierce, Florida. Heathcote Botanical Gardens is a not for profit organization whose mission is to educate and […]
Are you entitled to benefits if you violate a safety rule? The short answer is yes. It is extremely important that we adhere to our company’s safety regulations and rules while we are at the workplace. These regulations are in place to protect ourselves and our co-workers. At times, however, we may be extremely busy, under […]
Beginning in November 2016, the Social Security Administration announced the launch of a new Health IT initiative with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) that enables Social Security Disability processing sites the ability to receive medical records electronically from all VA facilities. Veterans will receive a faster decisions on their Social Security disability claim, which […]
As you are all well aware, State Farm’s policies from 2008-2011 did not allow for fee schedule reductions. Since that period of time, State Farm has modified the language in a number of different policies. However, numerous courts have ruled on the language in various versions of State Farm policies 2012 and later. A number […]
In workers compensation, there are two benefits that an injured worker is entitled to: medical treatment and lost wages. When an employee is injured while in the course and scope of employment, the Employer is required to send the injured worker to a medical provider that is covered by their workers compensation insurance. In many […]