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Intruding Squirrel Causes Property Damage

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A while back we wrote about a family whose home was trashed by a rampant alligator, and about how their homeowners’ insurance policy refused to pay for that damage. It appears that someone else’s home has been destroyed by a wild animal, although this one was not nearly as menacing: A squirrel. Squirrel Causes… Read More »


Make Sure You Have Homeowners’ Insurance Coverage for Sewage Damage

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Raw sewage: It isn’t a pleasant topic to think about or discuss. It’s particularly disgusting when speaking about it in places it’s not supposed to be, like on the floors or carpets of your home. But before you think this is a highly unlikely occurrence, a recent incident in Ft. Lauderdale may change your… Read More »


What to Do After a Hit and Run Accident

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Anytime a car hits a pedestrian it can be devastating. The human body simply was not meant to withstand the forces of a multi ton vehicle, and unlike another car, the human body is not encased in steel. A car on pedestrian accident is made even worse when the driver does not remain at… Read More »


Payment of Lost Wage: A Bedrock Principle of Workers’ Compensation Law

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In Florida, the “grand bargain,” legislated in 1938, was that the employers promised to provide expeditious medical care and lost wages to an injured worker in exchange for the injured worker forgoing his/her right to sue the employer in Circuit Court. Unfortunately for injured workers, this “promise” has long-been forgotten and ignored, similarly to… Read More »


Don’t Let Yourself be Misclassified as an Independent Contractor

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With certain very limited exceptions, almost all businesses are supposed to provide workers’ compensation benefits for their employees; however, many employers try to avoid paying workers’ compensation premiums by fraudulently classifying their employees as independent contractors, who, by statute, are not covered. Employers Try to Dodge the Workers’ Compensation Statute Pity the worker injured… Read More »


How are Workers Injured on the Job?

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Although the workers’ compensation system is designed to help workers who sustain an injury while on the job, workers’ compensation is not designed to prevent an accident on the job. Workplace Injuries are Too Common According to the National Safety Council, a worker is injured every seven seconds while at work in America. There… Read More »


Lawsuit is Filed in Best Buy Tragedy

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It is always important to remind the public that when people are victims of criminal activity, it is not just the criminal legal system that can help you, but the civil justice system can help as well. Sadly, it is often the worst of tragedies that reminds us of this. Big Stores Often Subcontract… Read More »


A Judge Can Alter a Jury’s Damage Findings

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Our system of justice is based on a jury making certain decisions of fact, including making a decision as to the value of a victim’s injuries. Rarely does a trial judges intervene and second guess a jury, or overturn a decision a jury has made, because doing so would minimize the power and importance… Read More »


When Should You Reapply After Being Denied Social Security Disability?

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Our legal system isn’t perfect, which means that some people that need help or relief, don’t get the help that they need. When it comes to Social Security, some people that need help, don’t get it because they are denied benefits at any given stage in the application process. However, the law does not… Read More »


How to Get Workers’ Compensation for Repetitive, Cumulative Injuries

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Imagine that you are working in a job where you perform the same type of physical movement many times a day. At first, your job may not seem stressful but, over time, the repeated motion starts to cause you pain, and wear and tear. Can you recover workers’ compensation benefits for an injury(ies) that… Read More »

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