Coye Law Workman's Comp - February 2019

Family Game Night Break the Monotony of Overplayed Board Games!

solving skills a typical chess game offers but with a twist. At the end of each turn, a player fires a small laser beam that bounces off the mirrored chess pieces. If it hits the non-mirrored surface of a piece, that piece is taken by the player. A player wins when the opposing player’s king piece is illuminated. Catan Welcome to the island of Catan! After a long voyage at sea, the people in your expedition compete against other seafarers in building settlements. Enjoy the 45–90-minute game as you and your family build roads, barter resources, and race for absolute Every night, werewolves prowl around the village, and it's up to the villagers to find the werewolf once the sun rises — before it's too late. Each person plays a unique role with different abilities to help find or conceal the werewolf. If the werewolf is caught, the villagers win the game, but if the werewolf manages to escape, the villagers lose. Now you can bring some exciting variety into your family game nights. Don’t miss out on these excellent tabletop games, and most importantly, have fun! supremacy on Catan. One Night Werewolf all the documentation your doctor can provide. Ask your doctor or specialist for detailed reports, rather than general ones, and copies of any X-rays and MRIs that are taken. You may want to consider keeping a journal of your injuries and medical visits, specifically the dates and details of what occurs. Workplace Considerations If an injury occurred before or after your normal work hours or happened while doing something outside your job duties, your employer may move to deny the claim. If a delivery person was burned while trying to make pizza, for example, an employer may argue that the staff member should not have been in the kitchen in the first place. Fraud Some people, though they are few and far between, lie in an attempt to receive benefits. If the employer or insurer detects the faintest whiff of fraud, you can bet they will deny your claim. A claim being denied is not the end of the road. You can still hire a workers’ comp attorney to fight on your behalf. Call us at 407-901- 2712 to speak to one today.

Family game night is a time when a family can forget about all of life’s commitments and bond over a good old-fashioned board game. But the old, tattered Monopoly box or worn-out UNO cards can leave something to be desired, and the classics might be getting a little dull. If you’re tired of playing the same board games over and over, it might be time to start looking for ways to change things up. Here are four tabletop games you might not have heard of that are perfect for spicing up family game night. Mysterium Your family will love delving into this cooperative murder mystery game that is a mixture of Clue and Dixit. You can play as the ghost or as one of the mediums who enters the haunting. The ghost player gives each medium a clue or vision about a potential murderer, and the mediums have to guess which person, room, or weapon was used to murder the ghost player. After each turn, the ghost reveals whether each of the mediums’ guesses are right or not. If all of the mediums succeed in guessing correctly by the seventh in-game hour, they work together to find the true murderer. Laser Chess A classic game of chess is a great way to spend an evening, and it just got a little more interesting. Laser chess includes all the problem-

4 Reasons Workers’ Comp Claims Are Denied Don’t Make These Mistakes There is nothing an

injured employee fears more than their workers’ compensation claim being denied. The workers’ comp system exists to defray the expenses

that arise from being hurt and missing work. When that system leaves you out in the cold, it’s easy to feel like you’re at a loss.

The fact of the matter is that claims being denied is a fairly common occurrence. Your employer or their workers’ comp insurance provider is capable of denying a claim. While every case is different, we’ve found four major reasons why claims get denied. Failure to Report Injury on Time In Florida, you have 30 days from the time of an accident to alert your employer that you’ve been injured. Technically, all you are required to do is verbally communicate your status to your boss, but that’s probably not the safest bet. To leave no stone unturned, you should file a First Report of Injury as soon as possible after an incident. Failure to Seek Medical Treatment Not only do you need to see a doctor after your injury, but you also need to see the right doctor. Your employer will have a list of doctors authorized to treat workers’ comp issues. You should gather


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