Play Ball! 6 Common Legal Issues with Baseball-Related Injuries

Baseball season is a time of fun – after all, this is American’s favorite pastime. However, just because you are having fun, it doesn’t mean you can let your guard down. There are a few ways you may suffer a personal injury while at a baseball game. Knowing the dangers can help you avoid the consequences.

Foul Ball

According to the “Baseball Rule,” fans understand that there may be foul balls that enter into the stands while a game is going on. This occurrence is so common that it was put into effect to stop fans from being able to sue after they suffered an injury that occurred because of a foul ball.

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10 Injuries that May Not be Covered by Workers Comp

When trying to determine if a certain injury is going to be covered by workers compensation insurance, there are a few factors that must be considered. However, the main, determining factor is whether or not the injury was job-related.

Did the injury occur while you were at work and working? Or due to the type of job you were doing? Were you on your way to work or to some type of work function? Answering these questions can help you determine whether or not you can get workers comp for the injury you have suffered.

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What to Know about the “Gray” Areas of Workers Compensation Law

If you suffer an injury while at work, it is more likely than not that your injuries will be covered by Florida’s worker’s compensation benefits. Worker’s comp, as it is often called, is a type of insurance that provides injured workers with wage replacement and various medical benefits to workers. In exchange for receiving these benefits, an employee relinquishes their right to sue their employer for any negligence.

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Are Work Related Injuries Covered by Workers Compensation while on a Business Trip?

Many people don’t realize it, but a work related accident can occur in areas that go beyond the building or premises that are used or owned by an employer. For example, if you are scheduled to travel for work, then you are considered a traveling worker.

The law considered any traveling employee to be in continually conducting business. This means that even if you aren’t literally working, you are still covered under workers compensation while engaged in necessary and normal activities, including sleeping and eating. Cases in the state of Florida have consistently shown that if you work a job that requires you remain overnight, then the hotel serves as the temporary place of employment.

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The Dangers of Dehydration and Driving: A Hidden Risk

There are several news stories, as well as professional studies that are focused on the dangers of driving while intoxicated, distracted or fatigued. However, a new study has shown that if you don’t drink the proper amount of water during the day, it may lead to the higher chance of being involved in an accident and more critical injuries.

As the summer months approach, record breaking heat is more common than not in Florida. There are far too many people who are completely unaware of how much the sun and heat can drain their energy.

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Why workers Compensation Claims and Social Media Don’t Mix

In just a few short years, social media has completely transformed the world. In 2016 there were over 1.71 billion people using Facebook. This doesn’t even account for all the other platforms out there that are used on a daily basis. To help you better understand how big this number is and the effect of cellphones on the world, consider this – more people around the world have a cellphone than have access to working toilets.

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What You Shouldn’t Do after Suffering a Head Injury

Head trauma that occurs in a car accident can often cause a TBI – traumatic brain injury. However, these injuries aren’t always apparent right away. This may result in you putting off medical treatment, which is never a good idea.

If you suffer a head injury after a car accident, you need to contact a personal injury attorney in Florida. They can help you recover the compensation you deserve.

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Common Worker’s Compensation Myths

Worker’s compensation benefits are designed to provide you with the money you need after being injured while on the job. If you suffer an injury at work, you need to hire a workers’ compensation attorney to help protect your rights. However, it can also be beneficial to know some of the most common myths about these benefits. When you are aware of the truth, you will better understand your rights and responsibilities.

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How are Pain and Suffering Calculated in a Personal Injury Case?

If you are injured because of another person’s negligence – regardless of if it is due to a car accident, slip and fall, or another cause – you have the right to pursue compensation from the at-fault person’s insurance company. This is referred to as a third-party claim.

Once you have proven the defendant is at fault, you have to prove the financial losses you have incurred so you can claim the money you need to begin rebuilding your life. The money that is allotted for these expenses is called damages.

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The Top 5 Mistakes Made after an On the Job Injury

Injuries at work occur all the time. Many people aren’t prepared for this, which is understandable but can also lead to mistakes. If you suffer an injury at work, it is essential that you know what to do, and more importantly, what not to do. Some of the most common mistakes can wind up reducing the potential benefits and/or settlement you receive. As a result, you need to get to know the top five things to avoid doing after being injured on the job.

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