According to information from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, fatal occupational injuries are increasing in Florida. In 2015, 272 people died in work-related accidents throughout the state. The largest contributing factor or event that year was transportation incidents followed by falls, slips, and trips. During 2014, there were 228 people killed in work-related accidents and in 2013, 239 people died from work-related injuries. Transportation-related incidents and falls continue to be the leading factors in work-related deaths each year. […]
According to a report in Clay Today, a principal of an Orange Park pizzeria was arrested on felony charges for allowing his workers’ compensation insurance coverage to lapse two times in the past five years. The report states that an investigator conducted a compliance visit at Infield Pizzeria and Sports Bar late last year. […]
What Experts Do You Need in a Florida Slip and Fall Case?
Have you been injured in a Florida slip and fall accident? If so, you may be entitled to receive compensation from the property owner for your injuries and damages. However, you must file a slip and fall claim in order to collect damages. This may require a lawsuit if the property owner or the insurance company denies liability or fails to negotiate a fair and just settlement.
It is in your best interest to retain an experienced slip and fall attorney to represent your interests. The insurance company for the property owner has a team of professionals working for it to limit the amount of money it must pay to you for your slip and fall case. You deserve to have the same or superior representation fighting on your behalf to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve. […]
What Are the Minimum Car Insurance Coverages in Florida?
Car insurance protects you and others in the event of a motor vehicle accident. Florida requires drivers to maintain a minimum amount of coverage. Florida is a no-fault insurance state meaning that your insurance coverage will pay your damages up to the policy limits. You must exhaust your no-fault insurance coverage before you can sue another driver for damages.
Minimum Car Insurance Coverage in Florida
In order to purchase and maintain a Florida license plate and registration for your vehicle, state law requires that you have two types of automobile insurance. The car insurance policy must be issued by an insurance company licensed to provide insurance by the Florida Department of Financial Services. […]
Workers’ Comp Settlement Offer: What If The Workers’ Compensation Insurer Will Not Settle?
A common myth about workers’ compensation cases is that the insurance carrier for the employer must make a settlement offer if the employee is permanently disabled or has a permanent impairment as a result of the workplace injury. This is not the case. An insurance company is not required to make a settlement offer in a workers’ compensation case. With that in mind, what is required by the insurance carrier for your employer?
Benefits For a Workers’ Compensation Claim
In most workers’ compensation claims, you have three basic benefits.
ONE: Your reasonable, related medical expenses are paid in full by the insurance provider or the employer. In either case, you should not be required to pay any of the reasonable, required medical expenses related to your workplace injury. At times, what is “reasonable, related, and required” can be debatable. A Boca Raton workers’ compensation attorney can help ensure you receive this benefit as required by law. […]
Do I Need a Florida Workers’ Compensation Attorney or a Personal Injury Attorney?
“I work for a courier service delivering documents. I fell while at a business making a delivery. Do I need a Boca Raton workers’ compensation attorney or a slip and fall attorney?”
The best answer is to hire a Boca Raton workers’ compensation attorney who also has experience handling personal injury claims. The attorneys of The Broderick Law Firm P.L. are experienced workers’ compensation attorneys and personal injury attorneys. We represent clients who are injured in the workplace and clients who have been injured due to the negligence of another party. In a situation like the one above, our experience in both areas of law gives you the comprehensive legal representation you need in order to receive the maximum compensation allowable by law for your injuries. […]
Compensation for Pain and Suffering in a Florida Workers’ Comp Case
Have you been injured at work? Is your employer and/or its insurance carrier delaying or denying your workers’ comp claim? You do not need to accept their decision. Florida’s workers’ comp laws are designed to protect workers who have been injured on the job. Our attorneys are here to help you receive the compensation and benefits you are entitled to receive when you have been hurt at work. […]
Safe Driving Videos for Teen Drivers
A survey of 2,000 teen drivers revealed some startling statistics regarding texting while driving.
- 71% of teens surveyed agreed that texting while driving was not acceptable but 45% of teens admitted they have texted while driving
- 95% of teens surveyed admitted they read emails and texts while driving
- 75% of teens surveyed admitted they watched a video while driving
- Over 90% of teens surveyed admitted they posed to social media websites while driving
Florida Teen Drivers At Greater Risk For Accidents This Summer
From Memorial Day through Labor Day, teen drivers are at a higher risk of being involved in an accident than any other time during the year. For this reason, the time between these two national holidays is dubbed the “100 Deadliest Days For Teen Drivers.” Over 5,000 people died from 2010 to 2014 in car accidents involving teen drivers during the 100 deadliest days of summer. Parents need to be aware of the dangers and the increased risk for teen drivers of being involved in a car crash during the summer.
Teens have more time on their hands during the summer; therefore, those with a driver’s license and a vehicle are on the road much more than during the school year. Furthermore, teen drivers are more likely to have more passengers in the vehicle during the summer than during the school year and they are more likely to travel new routes as they enjoy many of the summer activities in Florida from the beach to the amusement parks. […]
What is the Difference Between Florida Medical Malpractice and Medical Negligence Laws
Medical malpractice and Medical Negligence laws are very similar; however, there are a few differences that some medical malpractice attorneys may not understand. It is crucial that you hire a Boca Raton medical malpractice firm that understands both of these personal injury claims in order to ensure your case is handled properly. If not, you may risk losing your case or receiving less money than you deserve for your claim. The attorneys of The Broderick Law Firm, P.L. not only understand the differences between these two areas of law. […]