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Can I Get Workers’ Compensation For Hearing or Vision Loss in Orlando?

Florida companies must take proactive steps to protect their employees from any ear or eye-related injuries. Hearing and vision are both highly sensitive, and any injury could have serious long-term ramifications. Unfortunately, far too many workers still suffer debilitating ear or eye injuries. In Florida, workers are entitled to recover benefits for the full extent […]

Can I Get Workers’ Compensation if I Work From Home?

Earlier this year, Gallup released the results of a survey which found that more than 37 percent of Americans spend at least some time telecommuting to work. Additionally, the survey found that 22 percent of all employees work from home at least 10 days in the average month. The data is very clear: working from […]

Common Causes of Parking Lot Injuries

According to a study conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), nearly 20 percent of all car accidents actually occur in parking lots. While many of these accidents are merely minor fender benders, that is certainly not always the case. In fact, nearly 10,000 Americans are injured by accidents that take place in […]

How Car Reporting Systems Can Affect Your Injury Case

As technology continues to improve, an increasingly number of vehicles are now equipped with advanced data reporting systems. These systems, sometimes referred to as vehicle telematics, can come in many different forms. A car reporting system can include anything from a GPS tracking device to an automatic smart phone application. They can also include an […]

What Orlando Industry Has the Most Workers’ Compensation Claims?

Every year thousands of Florida workers are injured on the job. Workers’ compensation is the state-run system designed to ensure employees receive compensation for medical benefits and lost wages. But Florida workers’ compensation laws work slightly differently depending on the type of employer involved. Florida’s Four-Employee Rule In general, any business that has four or […]

Going Back to Work After an Injury in Orlando

Florida’s workers’ compensation system allows an employee injured on the job to receive up to two years (104 weeks) of temporary disability benefits. In most cases the employee is able to return to work, although depending on the nature of the injury, he or she may not be able to perform all of the exact […]

Why Are Drivers In Orlando Paying More for Car Insurance?

Car accidents are on the rise in Florida. According to official statistics published by the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, there were 374,095 reported car accidents in 2015, an 8.6 percent increase from 2014, when there were 344,340 crashes. And through the first five-and-a-half months of 2016, there have been 168,749 car […]

Can Drug or Alcohol Use Affect Workers’ Compensation In Orlando?

Workers’ compensation generally operates as a “no-fault” system. This means that if you are injured in a workplace accident, your employer and its workers’ compensation insurance carrier will normally pay out benefits without regard to how the accident occurred. However, there are important exceptions to this general rule in Florida. For example, if the employer […]

Fender Bender Claims in Orlando

Most car accidents are “fender benders” such as a rear-end collision. You might not consider a fender bender that serious, but even a low-speed car accident can result in significant injuries to people and property. That is why you should never ignore even a seemingly minor accident where there is no immediately apparent injuries. Whiplash […]