04
NOV
2016

Infection With Zika Virus an On the Job Injury? City of Miami Beach Says No

The Zika virus, and the mosquitoes that carry it, have earned their share of headlines in South Florida over the past few months, but now it appears they are about to enter a new environment: Worker’s Compensation law. A few weeks ago, two Miami Beach police officers fil...
28
OCT
2014

Injured Miami Dade School Employee Granted $2,000 in Compensation

A worker in Florida who was injured has been awarded workers compensation benefits after proving financial hardship to the Florida First District Court of Appeals. The court’s ruling came about on Tuesday, October 8, 2014 and stated that the woman was allowed to collect...
20
OCT
2016

It’s Official: Florida Workers’ Comp Rates Going Up Nearly 15%

In the state of Florida, there has been an order granting approval filed by the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation to the National Council on Compensation Insurance that results in an increase of workers’ compensation to nearly 15 percent in the state. The increase...
17
SEP
2013

Keep the Thrills but Avoid the Spills!

The vision of driving down a country road, atop a large motorcycle, with the wind blowing through your hair is an attractive one for many people and the number of motorcycles on America’s highways is growing. Although they share the road with cars they are subject to the same...
06
JUL
2015

Key Workers Comp Ruling Tossed Out by Appeals Court

A key ruling in a worker’s compensation case that would allow injured workers to take workplace injury cases to the state court system for full compensation has been tossed out by the Florida appeals court system. A Miami-Dade County judge had ruled that the long-standing...
17
SEP
2013

Lack of Planning Crane Injury Accident

We have all heard the phrase “accidents happen”. This might be true some of the time, but, more often than not, accidents can be prevented by foresight and planning. A recent case illustrates this point. A company was using four cranes to move a 1,200-ton load. While...
22
MAY
2017

Legal Assistance for Those in Need of a Workers’ Compensation Attorney

An attempt by someone to take advantage of Florida’s Workers’ compensation system was recently thwarted with the help of videotape surveillance. This evidence proved that the accidental injury had in fact been faked! Although the below referenced case is clearly...
15
OCT
2013

Mortgage Tips

The fallout from the financial crisis will be felt all over the world for years to come. This crisis high lights how important it is for homeowners and would-be homeowners to manage their mortgages intelligently. Consider the following tips: When thinking about buying a house,...
17
SEP
2013

Natural Products May Not Be “Natural”

Without a doubt, “natural” is in. Many consumers, concerned about artificial additives and chemicals in things they and their children use, are seeking out food and household products that claim to be natural. The assumption on the part of consumers is that natural...
17
SEP
2013

Negligent Truck Driver

A woman was killed when a truck lost part of its load: 4,200-pound weight used to counter-balance construction cranes. The weight hit the woman’s car, smashing it and thereby causing her death. The trucking company claimed it was not legally responsible for the accident. It...
12
JUL
2016

New Florida Law Defines Negligence in Workers’ Compensation Cases

Whether or not a person was negligent is the pivotal issue in all cases alleging carelessness, but Florida law carves out a difference between ordinary negligence and gross negligence. That distinction arose in the context of a case involving a construction worker who was injured...
27
MAY
2015

Nine Contractors Sited For Safety Violations On Doral Residential Project

Workers who were building homes at a residential development in Doral were at an increased risk from falling from a height up to 35 feet. They were also working without eye and head protection. Federal inspectors found this during an inspection in November 2014. Nine contractors...
23
SEP
2014

Occupational Accidents and the Legal Right to Workers’ Compensation in Florida

Along with the rest of the state, South Florida experienced a significant rise in workplace fatalities in 2013, with the death rate increasing by nearly 20 percent above the previous year. This rise bucks the trend of fewer on-the-job fatalities elsewhere in the country and marks...
15
NOV
2016

One Dead, Two Injured in Hyde Hollywood Construction Accident

Federal and local officials are investigating a swing stage scaffolding collapse from 40 feet above the ground at the Hyde Resort and Residences in Hollywood that left one person dead and two others injured. At the time of the collapse, three men were painting a mural on th...
13
AUG
2014

One Worker Killed, Two Injured in Coral Springs Construction Site Accident

A recent new story in the state of Florida illustrates the need for a worker’s compensation and personal injury attorney. An accident at a construction site led to the death of one construction worker and the injury of two others. The workers were constructing a BMW service...
24
MAY
2016

OSHA Requires Employers to be More Transparent about Workplace Injuries

Those who work in dangerous industries know that the risk of injury is a great one. However, new regulations suggested by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration will now allow employees to view if a certain employer is more dangerous than others. The new measure will...
11
OCT
2013

Painkillers Can Be Deadly

According to the Food and Drug Administration (or F.D.A.), four out of the six most deadly prescription medications given to Americans are members of a class of powerful painkillers known as opioids. Opioids are related to opium, long known for its painkilling effects. Modern...
30
JAN
2014

Palm Beach Workers’ Compensation Attorney

Florida Employee Facing Workers Comp Fraud Charge Evan Ostfeld, and his law firm, understands the pain and suffering that occurs with a workplace injury. Whether you are an office employee or a field tradesman, accidents happen everyday, changing employee and family lives...
23
JAN
2014

Palm Beach Workers’ Compensation Lawyer

Public Safety Employee Charged with Workers’ Compensation Fraud A Palm Beach County firefighter/paramedic was booked and jailed on December 12. He surrendered himself after receiving a call notifying him that an arrest warrant had been issued for workers’ compensation...
17
SEP
2013

Pedestrian Accidents

The Stats When a pedestrian and a car collide, the pedestrian is always the loser. In 2009, about 5,900 pedestrians lost their lives in such collisions in the United States, or one every 90 minutes. These As you would expect, a large majority of pedestrian-vehicle collisions...
17
SEP
2013

Personal Injury Q&A

Q: What is a Personal Injury (PI) claim? A: Any kind of legal claim against someone for causing physical or mental injury. PI claims commonly result from automobile collisions, motorcycle accidents, boating crashes, cruise ship claims, inadequate security, slip & falls, trip...
17
SEP
2013

Prevent Burglary

Approximately every 15 seconds, a house is robbed somewhere in America. A few simple pre-cautions can make your home a less-inviting target and can convince burglars to try their luck elsewhere. Install dead bolt locks where ever possible, make sure that all windows (not just...
17
SEP
2013

Preventable Infections on the Rise

According to the federal Centers for Disease Control (CDC), patients in American hospitals come down with over 2 million hospital-acquired infections each year, 90,000 of which result in death. Nor are nursing home patients immune: the CDC estimates that this population suffers...
17
SEP
2013

Protecting Your Rights

Protecting Your Rights in Workers’ Compensation, Personal Injury and Social Security Disability Matters This is generalized information. For questions about your specific legal problem, contact EVAN M. OSTFELD, P.A. IMMEDIATELY! DO NOT give a statement, sign anything from...
24
JUN
2014

Renter’s Insurance

          For many reasons, the rental market has been hot in recent years however many tenants do not have any insurance to protect them from theft, liability and or property loss. Despite the fact that some 96% of land lords in fact do have home owners’ insurance coverage, many...
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