16
MAR
2018

Legal Assistance For Those Seeking Workers’ Compensation

The risk of a job related accident was illustrated by a recent mishap in Coral Springs that seriously injured an electrical worker. There is a good possibility that the hurt employee will require extensive medical treatment along with lost wages. Do note however that the awarding...
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...
13
AUG
2014

One Worker Killed, Two Injured In Ac Coral Springs, Florida 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...
03
MAY
2018

Postal Worker Injured When Car Spins Out Of Control

An employee of the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) has been hospitalized after an out of control car slammed into a USPS delivery truck in Miami. A USPS spokesperson said that the employee, a letter carrier, was taken to a local trauma center. The Miami Police Department said that a...
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...
20
APR
2016

Roofing Contractor Charged In South Florida Workers’ Compensation Fraud

A 50-year-old roofing contractor has been arrested and charged with workers’ compensation fraud for intentionally violating a stop work order issued by state regulators in connection with a workers’ compensation penalty. Records from the Florida Department of...
08
APR
2016

Roofing Contractor’s Safety Failures Led To Worker’s Death

Roofing contractor’s safety failures led to one worker’s death and severe injuries to another at Florida job site An investigation has revealed that 35-year-old employee of Tecta America Southeast, LLC was crushed to death, and a co-worker was severely injured when an...
01
MAR
2018

Roundup Of Key Estate-Planning Terms

One should always use an attorney (and not simply “one-size-fits-all forms” found on the internet) to engage in the creation of wills, trusts and/or estate planning documents. In order to have a basic understanding of the key terms however, the following is a mini-glossary for...
15
JAN
2015

Steps To Take When Injured On The Job

Each year, approximately three million work-related injuries are reported by private industry employers. The claims often include amputations, heart attacks or strokes, disfigurement or scarring, eye injuries, carpal tunnel syndrome, occupational diseases, and head, neck, or back...
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