I Work Part-Time, Am I Covered by Worker’s Comp?

I Work Part-Time, Am I Covered by Worker's Comp?

I Only Work Part Time If you only work part time, being injured on the job might be your worst nightmare. Needing to take time off for doctor’s appointments and recovery will leave you missing valuable money-earning hours at work. Some people aren’t certain if they are covered by workers’ compensation or if their employers […]

“Tis the Season for Injuries”

Tis The Season For Injuries | Lyle B. Masnikoff, P.a

Now that the holiday rush is in full swing and people are scrambling for gifts, the risk of being injured at the workplace increases. During the holiday season many industries, especially retail, see an influx in guests, clients, shoppers, etc… Sales are up and merchandise is flying off the shelves. Scrambling Employees This often means that the employee is […]

Reasons Why a Case May Be Denied and What Can Be Done

Reasons Why A Case May Be Denied And What Can Be Done

Workers Compensation Claim Denied There are many reasons why a workers compensation claim may be denied, but a denial does not mean that the case is over. Some common reasons why a claim may be denied include: fraud major contributing cause preexisting conditions and no accident in the course and scope of employment Workers Compensation […]

“51% PRE-EXISTING, 49% DUE TO THE WORK INJURY. HOW CAN THEY POSSIBLY KNOW?”

51% Pre-existing, 49% Due To The Work Injury. How Can They Possibly Know?

Throughout the life of your Workers Compensation claim you will hear “51%” more than you have ever previously heard the phrase in your life. Why? In Florida, for your injury to be deemed compensable, meaning the Carrier will provide medical treatment amongst other benefits, the Major Contributing Cause of the need for medical treatment must […]

Whether You Should Settle or Keep Your Claim Open?

Many injured workers are not sure how they should go forward with the claim and many of them ask us for our advice on whether it is better if they settle their claim or leave it open. There are a lot of different factors that need to be considered when making the decision of what […]

Physician Referrals in a Workers Compensation Claim

Physician Referrals In A Workers Compensation Claim

Every workers compensation claim is unique in that there are specific injuries that an injured worker has suffered and the seriousness of the injuries usually vary. Because of this, physicians with different specialties may be required to treat the injury. In order for an injured worker to receive authorized treatment from a specialist, a referral […]

Illegal Alien? Don’t worry! Your still eligible for Workers’ Compensation

According to the Pew Research Hispanic Trends Project, there were close to 8.4 million unauthorized immigrants employed in the United States. In addition to the above, the U.S. Department of Agriculture puts about half of all hired workers employed in crop agriculture as unauthorized workers. It is undeniable that the economy the US relies, in part, on the work […]

5 Must Dos If you are Injured at Work

5 Must Dos If You Are Injured At Work

TOP 5 Things to do when an accident at work has occurred. 1. You MUST report the accident to your boss or supervisor. Under the law, you have 30 days to report an accident at work. I would recommend reporting the accident immediately to eliminate any doubt that it occurred. 2. Get a copy of the accident report […]

The Hindrance to Recovery Theory

The Hindrance To Recovery Theory

When the Carrier is on the hook for your unrelated injury. Typically, the Workers’ Compensation carrier does not have to provide any medical treatment or other benefit for preexisting injuries. But what if my doctor cannot treat my work injury due to a preexisting injury and/or condition? The Hindrance to Recovery Theory may dictate that […]

The Difference Between TTD and TPD Checks

Temporary Total Disability (TTD) and Temporary Partial Disability (TPD) checks In a workers compensation case, there are primarily two types of checks that an injured worker may be entitled to. The first type is called Temporary Total Disability (TTD) checks and the other is called Temporary Partial Disability (TPD) checks. These checks are temporary because the […]