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Reaching retirement: Your workers' compensation benefits

Once you reach the age of retirement, you may not think there is any way to obtain workers' compensation for injuries. In truth, you know you can't return to work largely because of your age. Workers' compensation is designed to compensate you for being unable to work in the future.

How can you prevent slipping and falling in the workplace?

Slipping on water, tripping over wires and fallings are all kinds of accidents that happen far too often in the workplace. Fortunately, there are some things you can do to protect yourself and others. Whether it's getting enough sleep or picking up things that fall on the floor, there are many ways to prevent injuries in the workplace.

Workers' compensation premiums to potentially decrease

In 2018, the cost of workers' compensation could decrease, which is good news for employers and employees alike. With lower workers' compensation costs, more employers are likely to have the insurance coverage. Even though it is required by law, costs can be prohibitive and lead to employers not taking the steps they need to protect their employees.

Know your responsibilities in a workers' compensation case

People who are injured at work face the possibility of having to take time off work while they heal. This is frightening for many people because they just don't have the funds available to take months or even weeks off of work and still cover the bills. Workers' compensation is one option for these workers.

What is workers' compensation for injured workers?

When you are injured at work, there are several things that you have to think about. One of these is how you are going to get medical care for your injury. Another concern is how you are going to pay your bills if you have to take time off work. When this occurs, you might turn to the workers' compensation system to get benefits that will help you during this time.

Legality of worker's compensation limited called into question

Workers in Florida who are injured while they are at work rely on the worker's compensation system to get the compensation they need to survive. The legality of the whole worker's compensation is being called into question by an appeal filed with the United States Supreme Court.

I've hurt my back at work. Now what?

Because back injuries often involve the spine, they can impact you in a variety of different ways, from limiting mobility to causing chronic pain. To address these issues, you may need to be hospitalized, undergo surgery and go through months of physical therapy and rehabilitation afterward — all of which are very expensive. However, depending on your situation, you may be able to seek compensation from the at-fault part through the Florida courts.

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