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, 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...
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...
01
NOV
2017

New Cases Address FMLA Issues

Three new cases point out the need for both employers and employees to understand the rules relating to the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Under this federal law, an eligible employee may take up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave to care for a newborn child; a parent, spouse or...
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...
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