Video instructions and help with filling out and completing florida workers comp exemption database

Instructions and Help about florida workers comp exemption database

Welcome to the legal view with Ferrand Farah I'm Eddie Farah and with me in today's mr. Bruce Pfeifer who supervises our workers compensation Department Bruce got a question for you today tell us about what's entailed in settling a worker's comp claim well once you settle your workers compensation case you are trying to resolve the case to get you more freedom from the stringent workers compensation system under the system you have to see the employer carriers doctors and so by settling your claim for a lump sum you're getting more freedom to pick your own doctors and and take control of your case and take control of your life so that's one of the most positive things about some settling your workers comp case the value of your case is based upon the future exposures so taking the time when you're settling the case forward what's expected into the future you need to interview your doctors and get information as to whether there's gonna be future surgeries injections for pain management prescriptions and what this costs are to determine the value of the claim also if you're unable to return to your past work the vocational rehabilitation and the cost for that can be factored into the settlement the insurance company is responsible for paying you lost wages up to 52 weeks if you do attend a program approved by the state of Florida to vocationally rehabilitate you so Bruce the more future medical expenses and the more lost wages you have in the future results in a higher settlement with the workers comp claims that great most most definitely say are you involved in trying to determine those amounts right we write to the doctors to get this information regarding the future medical care that's involved additionally if somebody's receiving Social Security Disability we have to even have more thorough information gather because a Medicare set-aside known as an MSA will need to be set up for approval by Medicare what are the repercussions of settling your workers comp claim there really are no repercussions the way I see it as as the current law exists under the current law the insurance company has a lot of control over your mat treatment by settling your case you take back control of your life you get to pick your own doctors using the settlement proceeds from the insurance company or even better if you have new employment or if you are on Social Security potentially you have Medicare or other insurance that will cover the medical treatment and then you can use those settlement proceeds to assist you in other facets of your life one last question I have is are those settlement proceeds taxable no the settlement proceeds are tax-free thanks a lot Bruce and thanks for watching the legal view

FAQ

Is it legal for a doctor to charge fifty dollars to fill out the one page ca20 form workers comp requires?
Almost certainly. This is not covered under the costs of medical care. If it takes him only 10 minutes to do so that physician is being underpaid. If it is 5 minutes it might be close. Doctor’s time is expensive because of high overhead. The front desk person, the nurse, the building, the utilities, the malpractice insurance. Most physicians have overhead of over $200 an hour.
How many employees can I have in Florida without paying workers comp?
If you are in the construction industry, having a single employee requires workers’ compensation coverage. If you are a business outside of the construction industry and you have 4 or more employees, you must have workers’ compensation coverage. This may be helpful.
How do you fill out the articles of organization for an LLC in Florida?
Quoting Instructions for Articles of Organization (FL LLC) :FILING ONLINE OR BY MAILThese instructions are for the formation of a Florida Limited Liability Company pursuant to s.605.0201, F.S., and cover the minimum requirements for filing Articles of Organization.Your Articles of Organization may need to include additional items that specifically apply to your situation. The Division of Corporations strongly recommends that legal counsel reviews all documents prior to submission.The Division of Corporations is a ministerial filing agency. We cannot provide any legal, accounting, or tax advice.Limited Liability Company NameThe name must be distinguishable on the records of the Department of State.You should do a preliminary search by name before submitting your document.The name must include:Limited Liability Company, LLC or L.L.C., ORChartered, Professional Limited Liability Company, P.L.L.C. or PLLC if forming a professional limited liability company.Do not use or assume the name is approved until you receive a filing acknowledgment from the Division of Corporations.Principal Place of Business AddressThe street address of the LLC’s principal office.Mailing AddressThe LLC’s mailing address, if different from the principal address. (P.O. Box is acceptable.)Registered Agent Name and AddressThe individual or legal entity that will accept service of process on behalf of the business entity is the registered agent.A business entity with an active Florida filing or registration may serve as a registered agent.An entity cannot serve as its own registered agent. However, an individual or principal associated with the business may serve as the registered agent.The registered agent must have a physical street address in Florida. (Do not list a P.O. Box address.)Registered Agent’s SignatureThe registered agent must sign the application.The signature confirms the agent is familiar with and accepts the obligations of s.605.0113(3), F.S.If a business entity is designated as the Agent, a principal (individual) of that entity must sign to accept the obligations.If filing online:The registered agent must type their name in the signature block.Pursuant to s.15.16, F.S., electronic signatures have the same legal effect as original signatures.NOTE: Typing someone’s name/signature without their permission constitutes forgery pursuant to s.831.06, F.S.Limited Liability Company PurposeA Professional Limited Liability Company (which is formed under both Chapter 605 and Chapter 621, F.S.) must enter a single specific professional purpose. Example: the practice of law, accounting services, practicing medicine, etc.Non-professional companies are not required to list a purpose, but may do so.Manager/Authorized RepresentativeThe names and street addresses of the authorized representatives or managers are optional.Manager: a person designated to perform the management functions of a manager-managed limited liability company. Use MGR.Authorized Representative: a person who is authorized to execute and file records with the Division of Corporations. Use AR. See 605.0102(8), F.S., for more information.A Manager or Authorized Representative may be an individual or business entity.Do not list members.NOTE: If you are applying for workers’ comp exemption or opening a bank account, Florida’s Division of Workers’ Compensation and your financial institution may require this information to be designated in the Department of State’s records.Effective DateAn LLC’s existence begins on the date the Division of Corporations receives and files your Articles unless your Articles of Organization specify an acceptable alternate “effective” date.LLCs can specify an effective date that is no more than five business days prior to, or 90 days after, the date the document is received by our office.If you are forming your LLC between October 1 and December 31st, but don’t expect to transact business until the next calendar year, avoid filing an annual report form for the upcoming calendar year by listing an effective date of January http://1st.By specifying January 1st as the effective date, your LLC’s existence will not officially begin until January 1st of the following calendar year, even though your entity is already on the Division’s records.The January 1st effective date will allow you to postpone your LLC’s requirement to file an annual report form for one calendar year.SignatureMust be signed by at least one person acting as the authorized representative.If filing online: The authorized representative must type their name in the signature block. Electronic signatures have the same legal effect as original signatures.Correspondence Name and EmailPlease provide a valid email address.If filing online: The filing acknowledgment and certification (if any) will be emailed to this address.All future email communications will be sent to this address.Keep your email address up to date.Certificate of StatusYou may request a certificate of status.This item is not required.A certificate of status certifies the status and existence of the LLC and verifies the LLC has paid all fees due to this office through a certain date.Fee: $5.00 eachCertified CopyYou may request a certified copy of your Articles of Organization.This item is not required.A certified copy will include a filed stamped copy of your Articles of Organization and will verify that the copy is a true and correct copy of the document in our records.Fee: $30.00 eachAnnual Report NoticeEvery LLC is required to file an annual report to maintain an “active” status in our records.If the limited liability company fails to file the report, it will be administratively dissolved.The filing period for annual reports is January 1st to May 1st of the calendar year following the LLC’s date of filing or, if listed, its effective date.The annual report is not a financial statement.The report is used to confirm or update the entity’s information on our records.
Do un-contracted workers have to fill out IRS W4 form?
I have no idea what an “un-contracted worker” is. I am not familiar with that term.Employees working in the U.S. complete a Form W-4.Independent contractors in the U.S. do not. Instead, they usually complete a Form W-9.If unclear on the difference between an employee or an independent contractor, see Independent Contractor Self Employed or Employee
How do you find out if a company is open to using a staffing agency to fill positions?
Get an introduction to the target company through a referral if possible.  A lot of the companies that retain us even talk explicitly about "no agency referrals" on their website.  There are times that going in through HR or their staffing org can be to your benefit but more often that not it helps to have a referral with a "VP" in their title to get you that introduction.  You might still be a long way from getting a fee agreement signed (retained or contingent) but you'll be a lot close than being one of the hundreds of agency recruiters leaving voicemails for the VP HR or Staffing Manager.
What's the average workers' comp settlement amount in Florida for a non-repairable injury to a dominant side?
There is no “average settlement”. Every injury is different and every claim is different. Some states have schedules for types of permanent workers compensation injuries, but others do not. Each claim must be weighed on its own merits.