Does Exposure to Mold Qualify for a Worker’s Comp Claim?

If you are injured on the job or if your workplace conditions are unhealthy and cause you to get sick, your employer has a responsibility to provide care for you. Some employers are great, but most will make it difficult for you to get all the care, support and benefits you are entitled to. That’s where a skilled workers’ compensation attorney like Nick Panebianco comes in. 

You are entitled to work in a safe, clean and healthy environment. If your employer fails to maintain those standards in your workplace and your health suffers as a result of it, you can [...]

What Is SSDI?

Fort Lauderdale workers’ compensation attorney Nick Panebianco has not only secured groundbreaking settlements in workers’ comp cases, he has also helped many clients with their Social Security Disability Insurance claims. 

Social Security Disability Insurance – which is commonly referred to as SSDI – provides benefits for those with disabilities. In some cases, SSDI may also provide benefits to family members of the disabled claimant. 

Who is eligible for SSDI benefits?

To qualify for SSDI benefits, you must be considered to be “insured” by the Social Security Administration. What that means is that you must have spent enough time in [...]

The History of Workers’ Compensation

The workers’ compensation system has been a lifeline for countless workers who have been injured on the job – and for their families. From slip and fall injuries that may keep you off work for a month or two to motor vehicle accidents that can leave workers permanently disabled, the workers compensation attorneys at the Panebianco Workers’ Compensation Law Firm in Fort Lauderdale have seen how important workers’ comp benefits can be to their clients. 

These days, most of us tend to take the workers’ compensation system for granted. But in terms of the big picture, it really hasn’t been [...]

Coping with the Pain of a Workers’ Comp Injury

A workers’ compensation injury can be extremely painful – in both the short-term and the long-term. As Fort Lauderdale workers’ compensation lawyer Nick Panebianco knows from experience, pain can also be one of the most difficult things for doctors and workers’ comp claims adjustors to assess fairly. 

Fortunately, as the health experts at WebMD say, “Great strides have been made in the understanding of pain and its treatment in the last decade.” 

Overcoming Misconceptions About Your Workers’ Comp Pain 

We’ve all heard that old adage, “no pain, no gain.” Unfortunately, not enough people have heard that it isn’t true. “There [...]

Are Your Workers’ Comp Benefits Taxable?

If you have suffered a workers’ comp injury, you probably have a lot of things on your mind. Are you going to recover? Are your medical bills going to be paid? Is your employer going to treat you fairly or do you need to hire a workers’ compensation law firm in order to protect your rights? 

Chances are you are not thinking about your taxes right now. And you haven’t even begun to consider what a workers compensation settlement might mean to your tax situation.  

Is Workers’ Compensation Taxable? 

Do you need to report your workers’ comp benefits as taxable [...]

The Power of Ergonomics to Prevent Workers’ Comp Claims

You might think of industrial accidents when you think of workers’ compensation claims, but office workers are not immune to on-the-job injuries. Workers’ comp lawyer Nick Panebianco, who has been practicing in South Florida for more than 25 years, has handled many cases involving repetitive stress injuries as well as back and neck strain.

Some employers are very proactive about protecting the health and wellbeing of their office personnel and will provide ergonomic equipment, including chairs and keyboards designed to ease the strain that spending long hours working on a computer at your desk can cause. 

Unfortunately, not every employer [...]