After you’ve been hurt by another’s actions, you may wonder what your options are—for many, a personal injury case is the most viable option. Personal injury cases allow you to ask for several types of damages, depending on the type of injuries you’ve suffered and their severity. Many people underestimate the costs associated with a serious injury; a personal injury attorney can help you evaluate your damages and hold the other party accountable. Your lawyer
Personal Injury
One option for companies utilizing workers’ compensation insurance is the use of managed care arrangements. These arrangements are touted as beneficial to companies and employees alike, but there are pros and cons to MCAs. In this blog, we highlight these benefits and drawbacks. An Introduction to Managed Care Arrangements Managed care arrangements (MCAs) strive to provide quick, high-quality care to employees to get them back to work as quickly as possible. Companies utilizing MCAs have
Workers Compensation
Florida Trucking Crash
Accidents with commercial trucks can be physically and financially devastating. They often lead to serious injuries or fatalities and significant property damage. The risk is even greater if the semi-truck is carrying dangerous chemicals or materials. If you or someone you love has been injured in a truck accident, your attorney might try to recover damages from one of these responsible parties. Truck Driver In many cases, the obvious responsible party is the truck driver.
Vehicle Accidents
What to do if you’re injured while working at UPS
If you’re wondering what to do if you’re injured while working at UPS, it’s important for you to know how workers’ compensation works. Workers’ compensation is meant to help injured people get financial help in taking care of the medical costs, lost wages, and expenses that come with experiencing an injury on the job. In Florida, all businesses with four or more employees are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance. This means a major employer
Workers Compensation
Do you wonder can I sue for chemical exposure at work?
If you’ve been injured because of chemical exposure in the workplace, you’re likely to be wondering, “Can I sue for chemical exposure at work?” The short answer is yes. The longer answer is that you can, but you may not have to. Can I Sue for Chemical Exposure at Work? Chemical exposure at work can give you a case of personal injury, but it could also be valid as a workers’ compensation claim. Either way,
Workers Compensation
This worker may wonder, can I sue for chemical exposure at work?
If you’ve been injured because of chemical exposure in the workplace, you’re likely to be wondering, “Can I sue for chemical exposure at work?” The short answer is yes. The longer answer is that you can, but you may not have to. Can I Sue for Chemical Exposure at Work? Chemical exposure at work can give you a case of personal injury, but it could also be valid as a workers’ compensation claim. Either way,
Personal Injury, Workers Compensation
If this worker has dual employers he may be impacted by the Department of Labor changing rules on joint employment
On April 1, 2019, the Department of Labor made an announcement that it will be making a notice of proposed rulemaking concerning joint employment. Most of the new rules on joint employment will cover what rights and responsibilities joint employers will have, as opposed to those of other employers. If this all sounds horribly confusing, don’t worry. We’ll explain what joint employment is in just a minute. For now, all you really need to know
Employment Law
When swimming on vacation like this woman, it's important to understand that hotel pools can pose serious risks to vacationers.
If you or a loved one has been injured or worse in a hotel pool accident, you already know how devastating these accidents can be. A serious incident can lead to broken bones, permanent brain or muscle damage, and even death. The good news is that you may be able to recover some part of the value of what’s been taken from you in a personal injury case. Before we get into that, let’s go
Personal Injury
DOL proposes expansion of OT pay to cover more than 1 million additional workers, like this man looking at his watch.
Businesses were panicking in 2016 at the prospect of paying more to employees. At that time, a proposal was set to be enacted by the Department of Labor that would have doubled the maximum salary eligibility for overtime pay. The threshold was (and still is) $455 per week, or $23,660 annually. Long story short, business owners and some lawmakers in 21 states banded together to sue the then-administration for its proposal. The rule was delayed,
Employment Law, Overtime and Wage Violations
Are there scenarios when you should waive your workers’ comp claim rights?
Workplace injuries are an unfortunately common experience, especially in industries where employees have to work with dangerous equipment, perform repetitive motions or tasks, or work in potentially dangerous settings. In many cases of an employee injury, workers’ compensation is the obvious choice. It does not require the employee to prove fault and an employee’s own negligence does not diminish their ability to get compensation. There are some situations, however, solely when you are in a
Workers Compensation