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 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 [...]

Broken Bones and Broken Resolutions

It is not uncommon for on-the-job injuries to result in broken bones. In fact, Fort Lauderdale workers’ comp attorney Nick Panebianco has handled quite a number of cases involving fractures during his long career in workers’ compensation law.   

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 85,710 workers’ comp claims in private industry in 2019 (the last year for which data is available) involved someone breaking a bone. That is up by more than six thousand from the previous year when 79,470 cases involving broken bones were recorded in the private industry sector. 

In the manufacturing sector, a total of [...]

Helping Holiday Workers Avoid Injury

You don’t need the workers’ comp experts at the Panebianco Workers’ Compensation Law Firm  to tell you that the holidays are a stressful time of year. They are more stressful for some than for others, however. 

Imagine being one of Santa’s elves and being responsible for helping him deliver all those presents on a seemingly impossible deadline! 

We have it on good authority that Santa does not carry workers’ compensation insurance. But don’t worry, under the contract the elves in his workshop have with the jolly old soul, they don’t need workers’ comp. There is universal healthcare at the North [...]

Workers’ Comp Cases Increase before the Holidays

This isn’t always the most wonderful time of the year. The number of workplace accidents resulting in workers’ compensation cases tends to increase around the holidays. 

As Occupational Health & Safety magazine reports, ’tis the season for workplace injuries. 

“As more inexperienced employees rush to fulfill consumer demands, many companies will experience a spike in musculoskeletal injuries caused by repetitive motions like picking and packing, lowering, lifting, carrying, stepping, and bending,” they say. 

This isn’t only a threat to the health and wellbeing of the employee, it can also cut into the company’s productivity, slowing things down at one of [...]