14 Jan

Filing an Insurance Claim Under Florida’s No-Fault Car Accident Law


Florida is a "no-fault" state regarding car insurance, which means that each driver's insurance company is responsible for covering their policyholder's injuries and damages, regardless of who was at fault in the accident. The purpose of the no-fault system is to reduce the number of lawsuits resulting from car accidents and to make it easier for individuals to recover damages.

12 Nov

Four Common Injuries in the Food Industry


Do you work in the food industry? Every business covers different common injuries that qualify for workers’ compensation, even in the food industry. Therefore, knowing your workers’ compensation rights can be crucial to your health and well-being.

03 Oct

Can You Receive Workers’ Compensation as a Part-time Employee?


Employers offer workers’ compensation to full-time employees who get hurt on the job, but what about part-time employees? Can they receive workers’ compensation? Legally, all workers are entitled to workers’ compensation regardless of full-time or part-time status.

One of the most common employee benefits is wage loss benefits. Wage loss benefits compensate employees who have been injured on the job. Employees can receive compensation for wage loss, but the amount depends if the employee was able to return to work or his wages before and after the loss.

06 Sep

How to Prove Causation in a Personal Injury Case


Causation is one of the most vital components of a personal injury case. Without causation, there is no case. And to win a personal injury case, there must be a connection between the damages and injuries that a victim has suffered and the alleged party at fault.

A jury may not award you the compensation that you require if you only prove the negligent actions of the other party. You need to link the accident with your injuries and to the other party’s negligence.

01 Mar

5 Things Every Employee Should Know About Personal Injury


There may be times when accidents can occur in the workplace, either due to malpractice, negligence, or human error. Though distressing, the aftermath of a personal injury includes a number of options for pursuing your rights.

Knowing what to do in case of personal injury in the workplace is the first step. Here are five things every employee should keep in mind in the event of a personal injury.

1. Focus on the Injury Care

When you suffer an injury at the workplace, your first priority should be your health.

19 Oct

When to Reject a Settlement Offer for a Personal Injury


Knowing when to reject a settlement offer for a personal injury claim can be difficult since several factors are at play, and it’s always best to work with a personal injury attorney who will know what’s fair, low, and high for a personal injury settlement.

After all, a personal injury can disrupt your daily life from your career to your hobbies, and it includes medical treatments, time off work, and medical bills. A good settlement offer covers your medical expenses, lost wages, and other associated bills.

27 Aug

Will my Personal Injury Case go to Trial?


No, in general, most personal injury cases settle before reaching trial. Statistically, 95% of personal injury cases settle pretrial with only approximately 5% going to trial. Settling before trial tends to save time and money, even when the settlement offer is a hefty sum.

12 Aug

How Insurance Companies Deny Temporary Wage Benefits


Defense counsel routinely uses a number of defenses in order to deny paying temporary benefits to injured workers. These defenses assume your client has already met the threshold requirements for either Temporary Partial Disability (TPD) or Temporary Total Disability (TTD) i.e., restrictions from an authorized treating physician and not at Maximum Medical Improvement (MMI).

There are rare occasions when an injured worker is entitled to TTD but not receiving it while actively employed with the Employer and the Carrier has not asserted an affirmative defense to payment of TTD.

28 Jul

Who Pays for Workers' Compensation


Workers’ compensation offers financial relief to workers who have been injured on the job. It covers a certain amount of medical expenses and sometimes a portion of lost pay. This means that workers can focus on healing rather than their livelihood. But who pays for workers’ compensation?

While it’s possible to file for workers’ compensation without a lawyer, it can significantly streamline and smooth the entire process.