Monthly Archives - March 2019

Wrongful Termination in Florida

‘At-Will Employment’ Florida, along with most of the United States, is a state that implements “employment atwill.” This means that your employment can be terminated at any time for any reason or no reason by your employer so long as you are not fired for an unlawful reason. Additionally, the employee can quit at any time for any reason or no reason. Florida’s “at-will” employment rules often discourage clients from seeking out compensation for their wrongful termination. They assume there is [...]

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Don’t Get Lost in the Shuffle: Advantages of a Specialized Law Firm

A Dedicated AttorneyLiving in Central Florida, it is hard to go a day without seeing an advertisement for a law firm. Big, rich law firms spend enormous amounts of money so that you cannot drive down a highway, watch television or surf the web without seeing their names and slogans plastered over billboards, commercials and other digital media. While these firms are wealthy and enlist numerous different lawyers, a smaller, more specialized firm may better suit your interest.Specialized Lawyers Rather [...]

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Florida Supreme Court Cracks Down on Lawyer Referral Services

New Rules As reported by The Florida Bar News, the Supreme Court of Florida passed a series of Bar-proposed amendments to lawyer referral service rules. Most notably, the Florida Supreme Court ordered the Bar to submit a rule within 90 days that prohibits a lawyer from accepting clients from any entity that in addition to legal services also refers callers to any nonlegal professional work stemming from the same incident. This means that lawyers will no longer be taking referrals [...]

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Immigrant Workers Arrested for Workplace Injuries

Overview​​​​​​​ It is a well-known fact that the criminalization and arrest of thousands of immigrants has been conducted over the last year. While these arrests have been carried out by Immigration Enforcement, they also have been facilitated by insurance companies looking to avoid payouts. According to a recent investigation by NPR and ProPublica, workers’ compensation insurance companies have reportedly been turning in unauthorized immigrants when they report injuries on the job in order to avoid making legal payouts. NPR and [...]

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Workers’ Compensation for Central Florida Homebuilders

OverviewMetro-Orlando has proven to be one of the fastest growing areas in the country. It is hard to ignore the sprawling growth happening in the outskirts of our city. According to U.S. Census Bureau statistics, more than 3,900 people move to the Orlando area every month. Recent growth has been centered around areas such as Lake Nona and Horizons West, neighborhoods popping up along the beltways, as well as cIncoming DevelopmentsTavares, Lake County: Avalon Park Group has plans for [...]

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Unhappy with the Doctor the Insurance Company Picked?

Working Against You​​​​​​​ Claimants can no longer select their own doctor when pursuing a workers compensation claim in the state of Florida. Instead, the doctor is chosen by the insurance company. The insurance adjusters often develop mutually beneficiary relationships with doctors they choose, persuading these doctors to side in favor of the insurance company. These companies have curated lists of doctors to whom they send many patients each year. Insurance adjusters also summon these doctors for their medical opinion pertaining [...]

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Why Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer?

Most people will find themselves involved in an accident, or suffering from an injury at some point during their life time. Sometimes it can be a minor incident that has little to no impact on your ability to function, while others may prove to have long-term debilitating effects. Inability to work and subsequent loss of earnings, medical bills and ongoing therapies are just some of the consequences of common accidents or injuries. However, if you have suffered an accident or injury that wasn’t your [...]

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How to Recover Car Damages with an Attorney

Driving is a cost-effective and convenient mode of transportation, but it can also be surprisingly risky. In the U.S. alone, over 37,000 people die as a result of car accidents each year, with an additional 2.35 million people being injured or left disabled¹. In addition to personal injury, people who are involved in a car accident will find that their vehicle sustains some degree of damage. This is known as property damage and occurs in almost every motor vehicle accident, [...]

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How to tell if your case is medical malpractice or just a bad outcome

Every medical procedure has some degree of risk, and these should always be explained to you by your doctor ahead of your treatment or surgery. Unfortunately, sometimes things can go wrong, and this can have serious, long-term and even catastrophic results for the patient and their family. If things don’t go to plan and there is a bad outcome to the procedure, you may immediately want to blame your doctor or hospital. The truth is that sometimes medical treatment does [...]

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Get Compensation In Florida for a Truck Accident Case

Road traffic accidents are an unfortunate but common occurrence. However, when one of the vehicles involved is a truck, the seriousness of the incident almost always increases, often to a life-threatening level. This is because their size and weight contribute towards a massive momentum at the point of impact, which causes extreme levels of damage to infrastructure and other vehicles involved. The effects of a truck accident Estimates suggest that someone is injured or killed as a result of a road [...]

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