With very few exceptions, all Florida businesses must carry some form of workers’ compensation insurance. The purpose of this, of course, is to cover medical bills for full-time or part-time employees who injure themselves on the job. This blog will serve as a general guide to help you understand your obligations when it comes to filing a claim as well as your options if your employer does not handle your claim satisfactorily. Statute of Limitations
Workers Compensation
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought a period of nearly unprecedented economic upheaval. There is a great amount of uncertainty over when life will turn back to normal, which has led to massive layoffs across the country. To hammer the point home, over three million Americans filed for unemployment in a single day.  If you are one of the millions of Americans who is currently unemployed or underemployed, you should assess whether or not you might
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In these unprecedented times, almost all of our daily routines and professions have been impacted due to COVID-19. However, life still goes on, and serious personal injuries that require hospital stays and payouts for damages are still occurring. Whether you already have a personal injury case pending or have not quite gotten things rolling after a very recent injury to yourself or a loved one, our firm has put together a brief guide that will
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All of us, especially our aging loved ones, require the expertise of skilled doctors, nurses, specialists, and other medical professionals to keep us alive. After many years of intensive training, the vast majority of them are dedicated to meticulously living up to the Hippocratic Oath of “do no harm.” Unfortunately, just like with all professions, those we entrust with our medical care make serious, sometimes fatal, mistakes. Any egregious mistakes may rise to the level
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Companies are willfully violating the FLSA by misclassifying hurricane cleanup workers as independent contractors and salaried exempt employees.  What you need to know is that most if not all HURRICANE CLEANUP WORKERS or STORM RECOVERY WORKERS are employees under the law and required to be paid time overtime wages, or a premium for all hours worked over 40 in each and every workweek.  If you are not being paid a premium for all overtime hours
Overtime and Wage Violations, Uncategorized
Feldman Legal Group files new class and collective action for inside sales reps of Partsbase inc and Govgistics inc. for recovery minimum wages and overtime wages and other damages: Shawn Martin v. Partsbase inc. and Govistics inc., United States District Court, southern district of Florida, case no: case 9:20-cv-80235-dmm, 02/18/2020 filed. Martin v. Partsbase, inc Case number: 9:20-cv-80235-dmm See the lawsuit here: partsbase-class-and-collective-action-complaint-martin-1.pdf
Class Action, Overtime and Wage Violations, Workers Compensation
Giving birth to a child is one of life’s most precious and sacred moments. With all the physical and emotional tolls that come with childbirth, you and your partner are understandably anxious to finally be able to bring a new life into this world. Unfortunately, there are many ways that things can go wrong during the birth of a child. Sometimes, through all the work done by your medical team, there is no way to
Personal Injury
Case: Hernandez v. Crespo, 171 So. 3d 116 (Fla. 2015) In an important medical malpractice case, the Florida Supreme Court ruled that arbitration agreements cannot do the following: Change the costs the medical providers (defendants) must pay Limit the amount of money the plaintiff can recover Limit the fairness incentives of the Medical Malpractice Act. What Is the Medical Malpractice Act? The Medical Malpractice Act (“MMA”), includes a statutory arbitration procedure covering potential medical malpractice
Employment Law
The unfortunate truth about many emergency rooms and even private doctor’s practices is that there is often a large volume of patients to examine, diagnose, and treat – leaving inadequate time that doctors have with each patient. The vast majority of doctors and other medical professionals perform due diligence on each case, testing for any medical problems they reasonably suspect a patient of having.  Occasionally, though, due to overcrowding and other reasons, doctors commit a
Personal Injury
The medical advances made in the past 30, 20, and even 10 years are astounding. A notable example is the availability of artificial implants that perform the functions of organic body parts. Unfortunately, complications often arise from this complicated medical undertaking. A startling fact about artificial limbs is that 25 percent of the time, some infection occurs due to implantation of the artificial limb. Medical professionals go through many years of education and training to
Personal Injury