08
APR
2014

Daughter’s Facebook Post Costs Father 80 Grand!

A man who once served as the head of a private preparatory school in Miami, Florida has seen $80,000 of his money go after he filed a discrimination lawsuit. The financial loss came about as a result of his daughter making a post on popular social networking website Facebook.A...
17
SEP
2013

Dirty Insurance Company Tactics

The Three “Ds” of the Insurance Industry: Delay, Deny, Defend U.S. insurance companies rake in billions of dollars in profits every year. How do they make so much money? Unfortunately, many-even the most well known and respected-engage in dirty tricks and unethical...
13
MAR
2017

Does Your Employer Carry Workers’ Compensation Coverage?

There is an on-line insurance coverage database set up by the Florida Division of Workers’ Compensation to help injured workers find out if their employer has secured this required insurance coverage in case they suffered an injury at the job. The link is...
17
SEP
2013

Drug Warning Oral Sodium Phosphate

Oral Sodium Phosphate :Having a colonoscopy is unpleasant, but it may also be dangerous. Before such a procedure, doctors often ask patients to take oral sodium phosphate (OSP) before the procedure. OSP (which is available over the counter) however can be very dangerous. Per the...
30
APR
2015

Duke Florida Energy Worker Electrocuted Due To Employers Poor Safety Procedures

On October 15, 2014, 36-year-old electrician’s apprentice Christopher L. Dasher died after being electrocuted from an excess of 10,000 volts at a substation in Reddick, Florida. A Victim of Negligence Dasher was in the process of both repairing and testing electrical transformers...
28
APR
2015

Employee Injured in Construction Site Accident

A construction worker employed by All Florida Electric was recently injured in an electrical trench collapse during the renovation of the Stephen C. O’Connell Center on the campus of the University of Florida. The injured worker was helping to install an underground...
01
MAR
2018

Employment Discrimination And Wage & Hour Law (Unpaid Overtime)

Zero-Tolerance Policy — An employee who had previously filed a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) got into an altercation with a co-worker. The employer had a policy against fighting and fired both employees. One sued and claimed that the employer...
17
SEP
2013

Fire Danger Zones

Having our house burn down is a nightmare we all want to avoid. Know these danger areas to maximize your chances of avoiding this disaster. Cooktop or stove: About 40% of fires start in the kitchen. Never leave cooking food unattended, and keep towels and pot holders a safe...
06
MAR
2018

First Responders In Florida Aren’t Covered For PTSD

First Responders In Florida Aren’t Covered For PTSD A Florida bill to compensate first responders for post traumatic stress disorders (PTSD) passed unanimously in the Florida House of Representatives on Monday and in the Florida Senate on Thursday, March 1, 2018. First responders...
16
SEP
2016

Florida Awaits Decision On Workers’ Compensation Rates

State regulators are reviewing the National Council on Compensation Insurance’s request for a rate increase, part of a legal filing and ruling on Florida’s workers compensation system by the state’s Supreme Court. It started with Castellanos v. Next Door Company...
14
FEB
2018

Florida Bill Seeks To Stop Arrests Of Injured Illegal Alien Workers

There is a new law being considered by Florida lawmakers to protect unauthorized immigrants who get injured on the job. It would prevent insurance companies from denying workers’ compensation benefits to employees who are legally not permitted to work. Plus, it could help prevent...
29
AUG
2016

Florida Denies Pulse First Responder Workers’ Compensation Benefits For PTSD

A 12-year veteran police officer who was one of the first responders at Orlando’s Pulse nightclub is at odds with the State of Florida on his post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) workers’ compensation claim. He helped pull out 49 bodies after the terrorist attack at...
26
APR
2017

Florida House Passes Workers’ Compensation Reform Bill

Workers’ compensation payments might be changing soon in Florida. That’s because the Florida House of Representatives just passed a bill that makes significant changes to the system. If you ask a Florida workers’ compensation attorney, the bill is good news for people...
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...
16
JAN
2018

Florida Legislators Discuss Change In Law That Punishes Injured Immigrant Workers

A Florida lawmaker stated that he would file papers to ensure that employers and insurance companies pay workers’ compensation benefits to undocumented immigrant workers who are injured on the job. The measure looks to correct that the issue that these individuals are typically...
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’ Compensation 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...
14
SEP
2018

Florida Workers’ Compensation Rates Could Drop

Florida Workers’ Compensation Rates rates may be reduced by 13.4 % starting 2019 if approved. A proposal by the N.C.C.I. (the body that helps determine workers’ compensation premiums), was made last month. The Council reported that the reason for the requested drop is...
11
MAY
2018

Florida Workers’ Compensation Rates Drop Due To Tax Overhaul

Citing the recent changes to the federal tax code, the Florida Insurance Commissioner has approved a decrease averaging 1.8 percent in the 2018 workers’ compensation insurance rates. The lower rate will become effective on June 1 for new as well as renewal policies. This...
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