Slip and Fall Injury Outside the Office – Are You Covered by Workers’ Compensation?

The workers’ compensation policy owned by an employer will pay for the medical expenses incurred by an employee who suffers a work-related injury.

There will also be a payment of possibly two thirds of their average weekly wage for the time lost while they recover from those injuries, if the employee qualifies. But, the injury must be work-related, and the employee must be performing duties that are within the scope of their employment. There is some confusion, however, as to when an employee is technically considered as being at their place of employment when it comes to a slip and fall injury. Read More

Key Legal Issues in a Car Accident Involving Alcohol

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 10,265 people in the United States died in 2015 as a result of alcohol-impaired driving car accidents – this accounts for nearly one-third of all traffic-related fatalities in the country.

The same year, nearly 1.1 million drivers were arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. This is 1% of the 111 million self-reported alcohol-impaired driving episodes among adults each year in the US. Read More

Establishing Liability after a Car Accident in a Defective Roadway Design Case

According to the National Center for Health Statistics, every single year approximately 31 million people are injured throughout the United States, requiring medical treatment.

Of these 31 million, there are roughly 2 million injuries that are serious enough to require some form of hospitalization.

Additionally, 162,000 are fatal injuries. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) data reveals that about 5.5 million car accidents occur each year in the US, which result in 40,000 fatalities and 3 million injuries. Read More

Construction Site Accidents: Common Safety Requirements

June is celebrated for being National Safety Month, and we take the opportunity to provide a few construction safety tips and requirements that should be implemented in order to provide a safe working environment for employees and workers.

You may be surprised to know that the fatality rate in the construction industry stands at more than double when compared to all other industries’ average, with minor accidents on the rise. Construction sites are no less than a safety and health nightmare that is home to every conceivable hazard that you can imagine within a forever changing working environment. Read More

Florida Courts Not Applying “Firefighter’s Rule” for Preventing Cases Filed by an Injured Emergency Responder

A rule that is generally accepted is that people don’t have a duty to help with the rescue efforts of another person who is in danger. However, if someone passing by does make the decision to help in the rescue efforts, the party who needs to be rescued has a certain duty of care to the individual or individuals who have made the decision to help them. This means that if a would-be rescuer suffers an injury while helping the party in danger, that individual may be held liable for the rescuer’s injuries. Read More

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. Read More

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. Read More

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. Read More

Tips on Successfully Settling a Slip and Fall Accident Case

Most people fail to realize slip and fall accidents are the leading cause of worker’s compensation claims. The injuries sustained from this type of accident can be quite significant. Whether falling from an elevated or flat surface, a person can injure themselves badly. In most cases, slip and fall lawsuits are settled out of court. This is usually because the business being sued will want to keep this type of negative publicity under wraps. There are a number of things you and your lawyer will have to do in order to make the settlement process successful. Below are some of the things your lawyer will focus on when trying to get you the compensation you are owed for your slip and fall related injuries. Read More

Common Florida Workplace Accidents and How to Avoid Them

Getting up and going to work on a daily basis is something most people are used to. Over time, you will develop a certain familiarity with your job environment. Falling into a routine when it comes to work can lead to mistakes being made and to you possibly being injured. The last thing you want to do is to let your guard down when working in a dangerous environment. Being aware of the various hazards around you is a great way to stay safe and avoid injuries. Here are some of the most common workplace injuries and what you can do to avoid them. Read More

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