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Can I Get Workers’ Compensation for Chemical Exposure in Orlando?

Many Florida workers’ compensation cases involve a straightforward physical injury. For example, an employee slips and falls on a wet factory floor and breaks his leg. In such cases, establishing an employee’s workers’ compensation claim can be a simple matter. But then there are more complicated cases such as those involving workers injured due to […]

Do Safety Violations Affect Your Eligibility for Workers’ Compensation?

The purpose of Florida’s workers’ compensation system is to ensure employees are promptly compensated for injuries incurred in the course of their employment. Workers’ compensation does not relieve your employer of its legal obligation to maintain a safe working environment. However, neither does workers’ compensation absolve an employee’s responsibility to follow federal and state safety […]

Who Is Liable for Injuries Involving a Stolen or Loaned Vehicle in Orlando?

In Florida, most car accidents are dealt with under the state’s “no-fault” insurance rules. This means the injured driver is supposed to seek compensation from their own insurance company without regard to who was at fault for the accident. But in cases where someone suffers a permanent injury, including death, the victim may step outside […]

What Is the Difference Between a Permanent and a Temporary Disability?

An on-the-job injury can prevent you from returning to work for weeks, even years. And even if you are able to work, you may not be able to perform the same duties—or earn the same wages—as you did before your accident. Workers’ compensation is designed to compensate you in such cases. What Is a Disability? […]

Can I Be Compensated If My Pet Is Injured in an Orlando Car Accident?

In the aftermath of a car accident, your first concern is obviously ensuring everyone in the vehicle is alright. This includes not just your human passengers but also your four-legged family members. Many Florida residents drive with their pets in the car, and in the event of an accident, it is important to understand how […]

The Gig Economy and Work Injuries in Orlando

Working for a company like Zipcar or Uber has its advantages, including flexible hours and the ability to spend time out and about instead of stuck at a desk like so many. However, there are disadvantages as well, with the most significant perhaps being a lack of benefits that come with a standard offer of […]

What Should Passengers Do If Injured In An Orlando Car Crash?

Most of the time, when one hears of an automobile accident, one hears of the ramifications for the driver. However, if there are passengers in the car, they may have to traverse a slightly different path in order to obtain compensation for their injuries. If you have been injured as a passenger in a car […]

How Workers’ Compensation Benefits Are Calculated

Under Florida’s workers’ compensation system, your employer is responsible for the costs of any medical treatment you receive following an on-the-job accident. For simple injuries that do not result in any significant lost work time, that may be enough. But if your injuries render you unable to work—or even limit your ability to perform all […]

What to Do If Your Child Is Injured in a Car Accident

More than 127,000 children are injured throughout the United States each year in car accidents, according to the most recent statistics published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. If your child is hurt in an accident, it is important to understand how the law may affect any personal injury case you subsequently bring […]

Distracted Driving and Personal Injury Cases

Although we often associate car accidents with driving under the influence of alcohol, distracted driving is just as big a problem for Florida drivers. “Distracted” driving can refer to any activity a driver does which takes away from his or her ability to concentrate on the road. The most common distracted driving activity is talking […]