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Injured Workers File $10 Million Suit After Exxon Explosion

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Two contractors have filed a $10 million lawsuit against Exxon after an explosion in their Bayside factory caused them serious injuries. The pair were tasked with repairing a leaking pipe that contained the flammable gas naphthalene. According to the lawsuit, a bolt became stuck prompting one of the workers to use their wrench like… Read More »

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What Happens When You Die On The Job With No Dependents?

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In Florida, if you die on the job, your family can file a workers’ compensation claim to recover death benefits from your employer. What happens if you have no immediate family like a spouse or children? The rules will vary from state to state. In Florida, parents would be entitled to recover 25% of… Read More »

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Amazon Sued Over Crash That Paralyzed Motorist

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Rear-end crashes involving large commercial delivery trucks are becoming more of a problem for motorists. While rear-end collisions are not necessarily associated with fatal accidents, they sure are when the vehicle doing the rear-ending is more than three times the mass of the vehicle being rear-ended. This has resulted in a growing number of… Read More »

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Are Undocumented Workers Entitled To Workers Compensation In Florida?

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This is a complicated issue, but the answer is ‘yes’. Some states, like New York, actually prevent undocumented workers from ever filing workers’ compensation claims against their employer. Florida, however, permits these claims from moving forward. While many may be inclined to believe this is a travesty of justice, the reasons for permitting these… Read More »

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Top Reasons Your Workers’ Comp Claim Was Denied

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Workers’ compensation claims are denied all the time for a variety of reasons, both valid and otherwise. In these cases, injured workers hire an attorney to litigate the claim and ensure that the insurance company upholds their end of the bargain. It’s important to understand that the workers’ compensation system is governed by Florida… Read More »

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Three Couples File Wrongful Death Lawsuits Over Destroyed Embryos

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Three couples are filing a lawsuit in Alabama against an in vitro fertilization clinic after a patient wandered into the embryo room and dropped five embryos on the floor, causing them to be destroyed. The problem for the couples is that state law does not allow a fetus to have standing in a lawsuit…. Read More »

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Woman Files Lawsuit After Skydive Paralysis Accident

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A bucket-list item, a woman and her fiance took beginner skydiving lessons with a Toledo provider but ended up suffering severe paralysis injuries as a result just before her wedding. According to the complaint, the woman expressed concerns over the “static line” which deploys the parachute on its own once the chute is far… Read More »

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Parent Wins $45k In Playground Injury Lawsuit

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A parent recently sued the municipality of Chattanooga after his child was injured at a playground. According to the lawsuit, the boy was injured on a partially underground tire. The boy fell from the tire onto the hard earth and he broke his arm. His father sued saying that the playground was unreasonably dangerous…. Read More »

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Understanding Idiopathic Injuries In Workers’ Compensation Claims

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While idiopathic has one definition for the medical community, in terms of workers’ compensation, it refers to no-compensable injuries that occur outside of the scope of coverage. During your workers’ compensation claim, the insurance company may raise the contention that your injury is not compensable under the State’s rules by way of claiming the… Read More »

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Insurance Company Sues Mother Whose Children Were Killed By Father

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The father of two boys in a last-minute bid to harm his wife during a divorce killed their two young sons, burnt down their vacation home, just before killing himself. Beforehand, he had attempted to change the terms of the life insurance policy he had on himself, denying his wife any payment from the… Read More »

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