21
MAY
2014

Florida Labor Law Lawyer

Employer Must Reimburse Workers For Unpaid Overtime Undocumented and illegal workers in the United States often face a dilemma when attempting to find work in the United States. Many employers attempt to pay workers below the minimum wage requirement by claiming the undocumented...
23
NOV
2016

Florida Set to See Spike in Workers’ Compensation Rates

Workers’ compensation is an important security net that guarantees if someone is injured while working, they will receive the compensation that they deserve to recover their losses. The bad news for those in Florida is that their compensation rates are set to see a sudden...
21
JUN
2016

Florida Supreme Court rejects another part of workers-comp system

Florida workers won a victory on June 9 when the state Supreme Court ruled that a firefighter should have his disability benefits reinstated. The man had suffered a back injury in 2009, and after two years, his benefits came to an end. The court referred to this as a disability...
01
DEC
2015

Florida Supreme Court To Hear Challenge To Workers Compensation Law

The Florida Supreme Court will soon hear a case that may substantially change the landscape of workers compensation claims in the state. The case challenges the “exclusive remedy” provision of the workers compensation law to the extent that it limits what a worker may...
06
MAY
2016

Florida Supreme Court Weighs Battle Over Workers’ Compensation

Anyone who knows a Coral Springs workers compensation lawyer may hear that workers compensation lawyer talk about a current case before the Florida Supreme Court. The case is important to workers compensation lawyers, as well as employers, insurance companies, government...
09
SEP
2016

Florida Taxpayers Bilked by Insurance Fraud Scam

The problem of individuals abusing Florida’s current workers compensation laws came into focus on August 31. That’s when a 57-year-old Coral Springs man was arrested after immediately opening his front door and was charged with four counts of fraud and grand theft. He was then...
03
MAR
2015

Florida Workers Compensation Provisions Under Attack

Workers compensation insurance was a system developed to provide benefits for workers who are injured on the job. It was designed to provide payment for both medical costs and lost wages. A recent ruling has allowed some companies to implement their own self-insurance for workers...
08
OCT
2015

Florida Workers Seeing Fewer Workers Compensation Benefits

The state of Florida sets its own workers compensation laws, requirements and benefits. Since Florida reformed certain laws and requirements, the total cases filed, cases with benefits and total benefits declined between 2005 and 2015 in Palm Beach County and Broward County....
28
JAN
2016

Florida Workers’ Compensation Laws Challenged

Florida workers’ comp attorneys and workers’ rights advocates challenge constitutionality of anti-worker changes to workers’ compensation laws. Can Florida change a law that allowed employees to trade their right to sue their employers for negligence in exchange...
15
DEC
2016

Florida Workers’ Comp Market in Turmoil

The worker’s compensation programs across the nation are facing rate increase problems, and the state of Florida is included on the list of those with the most severe financial issues. Following a series of lawsuits aimed at the Florida comp system, the Florida court system...
29
SEP
2017

Florida Workers’ Comp Premiums Going Down

Florida Workers’ Comp Premiums Going Down It hasn’t even been quite a full year since Florida’s workers’ compensation insurance premiums shot up by 14.5%, and yet it seems that business owners are already going to get some relief from these high premiums. After reviewing the...
04
SEP
2017

Florida’s First District Court of Appeal Overturns Workers’ Compensation Claim

Worker’s compensation laws are quite strict. Case in point, an employee was driving a front-end loader at work when its brakes failed. He allegedly suffered various injuries when he jumped from the vehicle. It is of note however that this individual suffered at least four...
08
JUL
2014

Food Poisoning Leads to Large Verdict

One of the largest cases of food poisoning in recent memory has resulted in a substantial jury verdict against the restaurant responsible. The case involved a fast-food restaurant specializing in breakfast food. More than 125 patrons of the restaurant came down with salmonella...
17
SEP
2013

Forced Arbitration Threatens Consumers

Forced Arbitration Threatens Consumers A lawsuit is how most legal disputes are settled. But due to the explosion of forced arbitration, the option of a lawsuit is being made increasingly unavailable to consumers. In arbitration, a case is decided by an arbitrator instead of by a...
04
NOV
2013

Foreclosures, How to Protect Yourself

Currently numerous people are having to deal with this stressful issue. Plus there is a tremendous amount of misinformation out there which is often very confusing for persons who are not familiar with the process. Florida is a “Judicial Foreclosure” state meaning that all...
12
APR
2016

Forklift Mishap Can Lead to South Florida Workers’ Compensation Case

The dangers of operating a forklift became evident on the morning of April 8 when a man working at the Sun Terminals in Fort Lauderdale suffered a partially severed leg as a result of an accident. Sun Terminals is part of the busy Port Everglades, which ranks among the busiest...
01
JUN
2016

Former BSO Sheriff Accused of Workers’ Comp Fraud

Nicolas Carreno, former Broward County Deputy, has been arrested and accused of workers’ compensation fraud. According to the SunSentinel, Carreno has received in excess of $533,000 in workers’ compensation for a back injury that he said made him reliant on a...
19
FEB
2016

Fort Lauderdale Employee Death at Port Everglades

A Port Everglades employee died recently after being struck by a tractor-trailer as a pedestrian after leaving work in the afternoon. The victim worked at Sun Terminal in the Port Everglades complex and was pronounced dead at the scene. A Broward County Sheriff’s Office...
17
JUN
2015

Fort Lauderdale Salvage Yard Accident Highlights Ongoing Need for Workers Compensation Lawyers

Fort Lauderdale Salvage Yard Accident Highlights Ongoing Need for Workers Compensation Lawyers A recent accident involving a model and photographer in Fort Lauderdale has left both individuals badly burned and recovering in Jackson Memorial Hospital. On June 9, 2015, the two were...
08
AUG
2016

Fort Lauderdale Woman Caught On Camera Faking Injury

A Ft. Lauderdale woman was arrested on allegations that she attempted to fraudulently collect workers’ compensation benefits from the State of Florida. The arrest followed an investigation by the Department of Financial Services Division of Investigative and Forensic...
28
APR
2014

Fort Lauderdale Workers’ Compensation Lawyer

  Fort Lauderdale Man Arrested For Workers’ Compensation Scam The pervasive and unjust business model that has a stronghold in South Florida has the Broward and Palm Beach County investigative task forces uncovering “cheat to compete” workers’ compensation fraud...
08
JUL
2014

Freeze” Your Credit to Help Prevent Identity Theft

By now, most people are familiar with the threat of identity theft and the uses to which the thieves might put your stolen identity. This includes using your personal information to charge goods and services on a new bogus credit card. There are the usual preventive measures you...
08
JAN
2016

Gas Line Explosion Injures Worker in Boca Raton

In attempting to repair an underground gas line with two co-workers, an employee suffered injuries when the gas line ruptured. He sustained injuries to one leg and one arm, and was taken to the trauma center of a local hospital for treatment. Although this man may be eligible for...
17
SEP
2013

Gastric Bypass Dangers

An increasing number of obese Americans are having gastric bypass surgery. A gastric bypass is intended to reduce the amount of food ingested by the patient, thereby helping him or her lose weight. Unfortunately, with the increase in the number of gastric bypasses performed,...
14
OCT
2015

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