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Family Files Wrongful Death After Nurse Dies Of COVID

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The family of a health care worker recently filed a wrongful death lawsuit against her employer after she contracted and died from COVID-19 while on the job. A growing number of COVID lawsuits are being filed against employers in Florida and around the country. While Florida’s rules regarding workers’ compensation insurance are quite strict,… Read More »

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Protections for Health Care Workers Against COVID-19 Lawsuits

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It’s becoming increasingly routine to support that a piece of legislation with a specific purported aim is doing literally the opposite of what it claims to do. As an example, the Florida Congress recently announced broadscale protections “for frontline hero health care workers” against “junk COVID-19 lawsuits.” There are at least three reasons why… Read More »

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Construction Workers and Falls

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NBC 2 News recently published an article about a worker who had to be rushed to hospital after falling from a North Naples roof. Rescue crews have asserted that the man who fell, who is between 20 and 30 years old, was working on the roof of a three-story condo building when the incident… Read More »

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Workers’ Compensation versus Personal Injury Lawsuits: When Can I Sue My Employer?

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Workers’ compensation law is considered a trade-off between employees and employers. Employees can get coverage for injuries that occur in the workplace regardless of whether or not the accident was their fault, and employers get immunity from lawsuits filed by employees against them. Of course, the system doesn’t work exactly like that, and there… Read More »

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Types of Workers’ Compensation Fraud

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Insurance companies often hire investigators to gather more information and evidence about a particular case after a workplace accident. In addition to doing this to try to negate the validity of even the most legitimate workers’ compensation claim to minimize costs, investigations also occur so often because workers’ compensation fraud unfortunately occurs. The last… Read More »

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COVID-19 and Wrongful Death Lawsuits

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As recently reported by the Tampa Bay Times (Times), the family of a Publix employee who died from COVID-19 is suing his employer over his death. It is asserted in the lawsuit that the Miami Beach Publix where the deceased employee worked in the deli section declined his request to wear a mask to… Read More »

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Understanding Workers’ Compensation for Landscapers and Groundskeepers

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The Miami Herald recently reported that the groundskeeper at the stadium of French soccer team Lorient has died after lighting equipment fell on him following a game. The unidentified man was fatally injured in the accident shortly after the soccer team was beat by a competitor in northwest France. Oh has been reported that… Read More »

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Risks of Working in the Janitorial Industry

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The Miami Herald has reported that officers recently located two janitorial custodians who never came home from a workday at the California school they were employed by. The two missing custodians, a 32-year-old man and a 29-year-old woman, were found incapacitated inside the library of the middle school after a mysterious chemical smell led… Read More »

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Dos and Don’ts of Being Injured in a Workplace Construction Accident

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Construction seems to never stop here in South Florida. As much as Floridians may complain about the related noise and road blockades, the reality is that this is the only way that we can have sufficient infrastructure to support our society. And while we are complaining, those employed within the construction industry work in… Read More »

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New Year, New Injuries: 3 Workers’ Compensation Resolutions

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A new year always seems to come with a sense of new beginning and the chance to start over from scratch. And after the year that many of us experienced in 2020 between the COVID-19 outbreak here in America and the accompanying residuals of it, many people have been looking forward to 2021 and… Read More »

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