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...
05
OCT
2018

Florida Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rates Set Decline But Does Not Help Injured Workers!

Florida’s Workers’ Compensation rates are going down. In 2018, more than 500 professions saw their rates decrease. The National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) has recommended a 13.4% reduction in employee compensation insurance premiums, which will take effect...
15
DEC
2016

Florida Workers’ Compensation 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...
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’ Compensation 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, Florida

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 rash of security breaches to one’s financial information. Seems like every week we hear about cyber thieves breaking into accounts and or hacking passwords. As a result, this often leads to identity theft. There are the usual preventive...
08
JAN
2016

Gas Line Explosion Injures Worker In Boca Raton, Florida

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
DEC
2017

Getting Legal Help With PTSD And Workers’ Compensation In Florida

As reported by Click Orlando, new legislation would expand Florida workers’ compensation benefits for first responders to include diagnosis and treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder, better known as (PTSD). Currently, the law requires “a physical impact” before any type of...
17
SEP
2013

Home Repair Rip-Offs

As the weather gets warmer, many people hire contractors to work on their homes. While most contractors are reputable, some are not. Here are some clues that you are being subject to a home repair rip-off: The contractor pressures you to sign the contract or suggests that you not...
17
SEP
2013

Household Chemicals

Although most of us would think twice before moving near a chemical plant, many don’t think about willingly bringing dangerous chemicals into our homes. Almost any household produce can be dangerous if swallowed or spilled. Potentially dangerous chemicals include such items...
01
NOV
2017

How To Protect Your Computer Network

Do you ask a salesperson to hold onto your wallet while you go shopping in the store? Of course not. Yet people are effectively doing the same thing with their computer networks when they surf the web. There are several ways outsiders may be able to gain access to your home or...
01
NOV
2017

Hurricane Damage?

NOT GETTING THE AMOUNT THAT YOU DESERVE? DON’T DEAL WITH YOUR INSURANCE COMPANY ALONE! Have you suffered damage to your home, personal property and or a boat after a hurricane? If so, know your rights! Sometimes an insurance company offers you less than what a claim is...
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 Workers’ 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...
28
SEP
2018

Injured Roofer In Miami Rescued From Top Of Office Building

A roofer in Miami, Florida may be in need of a Miami Workers’ Compensation Lawyer after crashing into a window. A witnesses stated that they heard breaking glass and observed the individual dangling from a rope from a four-story office building. Fortunately, investigators stated...
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...
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