24
AUG
2015

12 Workers Injured When Firetruck And Rescue Truck Collide

Police officers in Miami have just released a video that shows a Miami fire rescue truck colliding with a fire truck. This footage is very important because investigators are currently trying to determine the cause of this accident. Twelve people had to go to the hospital after...
04
DEC
2014

2 Florida UPS Workers Injured In Fork Lift Accident

A fork lift fell in at a UPS center in Hialeah, Florida on Monday, December 1st, 2014. Two people were injured and the accident occurred around 6:30 A.M. The two people who were injured when the fork lift fell were airlifted to the Jackson Memorial Hospital Ryder’s Trauma...
17
OCT
2013

30 Most Common Debt Collector Violations

Debt collectors may not harass or abuse you by: * Making repeated and continuous phone calls * Making annoying, harassing and abusive phone calls * Telling others about your debts, like your neighbors or co-workers. * Contacting you without disclosing their identity * Contacting...
07
OCT
2014

Additional Litigation Is Likely After Workers’ Compensation Decision

The Florida State Attorney General’s office has already announced that it will appeal Judge Cueto’s decision to the Third District Court of Appeal in Miami, Florida. Some experts see potential drawbacks to this appeal. Judge Cueto’s decision currently applies only to Miami-Dade...
29
JUN
2018

Additional Workers’ Compensation Cost Reductions For Florida Businesses

On June 13, 2018, Jimmy Patronis, the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for the state of Florida, made a huge announcement that would help both businesses and employees. The announcement revolved around workers’ compensation and revealed that there would be additional workers’...
01
MAR
2018

Animals In The Car? Safety First!

All people know by now that using a seat belt is required by law in most states. Few however follow the same safety rule for their loveable animals. Although my labradoodle “Buddy” loves to ride with the windows down when we go to the store, bank, post office and/or getting gas,...
23
AUG
2018

Are Smartphones Boosting Workers’ Compensation Claims?

Workers’ Compensation laws are set up to insure that employees injured on the job receive medical care and lost wages. Over the years, employers have worked to increase safety regulations in order to reduce accidents. While it is true that on-the-job injuries are declining, there...
18
AUG
2016

Attorneys Defend Florida Supreme Court Decision

Attorneys defend Florida Supreme Court decision on workers’ comp rate increase One of the major struggles with business interests is getting them to recognize the plight of the common man, or so claim attorneys in a recent Florida case. This principle came true during an August...
17
SEP
2013

Auto Car Breakdown Safety Tips

Most of us at some point will have to deal with a car that has broken down. Whether the problem is a simple flat tire or something more serious, here are some safety tips for handling a breakdown: If you notice a problem with your car while driving, REMAIN CALM. Keeping a level...
17
SEP
2013

Auto Safety Improved By Lawsuits

Auto Safety Improved by Lawsuits When a person is hurt in a car accident by some problem or defect in a vehicle, he or she may bring a products liability lawsuit against the manufacturer. If the injured plaintiff can convince the jury that the manufacturer built a car that was...
15
OCT
2013

Automatic Deductions From Your Checking Account/Debit Card May Violate The Law!

Automatic Deductions from your checking account/debit card may violate the law!           You may be making recurring payments by automatic deductions from your checking account or debit card. These transactions may be on a monthly, weekly or other regular basis and could be for...
08
JUL
2014

Beware Of Deer Crossing

The combination of a growing deer population and increased urban sprawl has resulted in an increase in the number of collisions between cars and deer. According to the National Institute for Highway Safety, there are 1.5 million such collisions each year, killing some 150 people...
02
JUN
2014

Big Trucks Threaten Highway Safety

Big Trucks Threaten Highway Safety We all know the feeling: that uncomfortable tightening of the chest we get when we look into our rear view mirror and see an 80,000-pound 18-wheeler truck barreling down on our back bumper. This feeling is downright scary! According to federal...
10
SEP
2015

Broward County Worker Injured In Crane Accident Could Be Due Compensation

A construction worker was critically injured while he was working on a crane on the overpass of Miramar Parkway. The police officers stated that the accident occurred around 2 p.m. on Saturday, August 29, 2015. The man was airlifted to the hospital. The accident caused a traffic...
27
NOV
2017

Businesses To Get Workers’ Compensation Premium Rate Reduction

Florida business owners can breathe a little bit easier now after a 9.8 % percent decrease in workers’ compensation premiums was ordered for 2018. This is the first such reduction in recent history. Florida’s workers’ compensation laws operate as a no-fault...
01
MAR
2018

Cases From The Supreme Court

1. ERISA exemption: The Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) offers certain protections to participants in qualified retirement plans. Church plans however are specifically exempted. ln this case, a group of employees worked for a health care network formed via...
02
FEB
2018

Change In The Workers’ Compensation Law For First Responders?

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or P.T.S.D. for short, is a serious health condition for anyone. The sad truth however is that first responders are not eligible to receive workers’ compensation benefits in Florida even if they are suffering from mental trauma stemming from as a...
01
NOV
2017

Checking In On Passports

Do you need a passport or a passport card? They are now required for all U.S. citizens traveling internationally, even to our good neighbors in the great white north, Canada. The passport card is a wallet-size travel document that can only be used to re-enter the United States at...
06
JUL
2016

City Of Margate To Payout $37,422 For Workers’ Compensation Claim

The city of Margate has reached a resolution with a retired employee, Martin Orlando, who worked for the city for 33 years. Orlando retired as a utility mechanic eight years ago and suffered an undisclosed injury in 2006. The city has approved a workers’ compensation...
15
OCT
2013

Clothes Dryers Can Cause Fires

It may surprise you to learn that one of the most dangerous home appliances you own may be your clothes dryer. It is estimated that dryers are responsible for over 15,000 fires every year- fires that cause millions of dollars in property damage and over 300 injuries and 10 deaths...
01
MAR
2018

Collections Law – When Your Spouse Has Debts

Are you liable for your spouse’s debts? It depends on the applicable state law. In community property states, most debts incurred by one spouse during the marriage are attributed to both. In other states however that follow “common law” property rules, the debts...
01
NOV
2017

Collisions With Pedestrians

THE SAD STATISTICS When a pedestrian and a car, truck and or motorcycle collide, the vehicle always wins. In 2015, over 32,000 people lost their lives in automobile crashes in the United States. That was a 7.7 percent increase over 2014. The number of people killed while walking...
08
JUL
2014

Commonly Asked Questions Regarding Traffic Tickets

How long do I have to respond to the ticket and what are my options? Some tickets like the ever popular “Red Light Camera”, running a stop sign and or speeding may carry points. Moreover, they could cause a suspension of one’s license and or significantly raise your auto...
19
JAN
2016

Construction Company Accused of Fraud

The two owners of a Deerfield Beach construction company have been arrested along with four other men and charged with racketeering and fraud for allegedly attempting to avoid mandatory workers’ compensation insurance premiums and payroll taxes over several years....
18
MAY
2016

Construction Company Owner Charged In Florida Workers’ Compensation Fraud

The owner of an Orlando construction company has been charged with avoiding at least $300,000 of workers’ compensation premium payments by misrepresenting information regarding his employees and payroll when he was applying for a workers’ compensation insurance...
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