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Employees Sue After “Abnormally Dangerous Activities” Led To Explosion

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One employee and one subcontractor have filed a lawsuit against a company for whom they were working after they said they were asked to perform unreasonably dangerous activities that led to an explosion at the facility. The explosion, they said, left them with “serious and painful” injuries. The employee and the contractor were within… Read More »

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Women Fail Drug Tests After Taking Weight Loss Tea

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Several women have filed a lawsuit against a company that produces an herbal diet tea that purports to increase energy, reduce hunger cravings, and induce a sense of wellbeing. However, the women didn’t expect that the herb in their tea would be marijuana. Now, they’ve filed a lawsuit against the company that they believe… Read More »

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Judge Rules Workers’ Comp Is Sole Remedy For Worker Who Committed Suicide

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The family of a worker who suffered chronic bullying filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the company he worked for after the man killed himself. However, a judge ruled that the family was prohibited from filing a wrongful death lawsuit on the basis of employer immunity and that workers’ compensation death benefits were the… Read More »

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Hospital Employee Files Lawsuit After Elevator Mishap

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Workers’ compensation is controlled at the state level. That means every state has different approaches to how the workers’ compensation system works. In Florida, the vast majority of all employers are required by law to carry workers’ compensation insurance. Under Texas’ rule, employers can choose whether or not they carry workers’ compensation insurance. Employers… Read More »

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Department Of Labor Targets Texas Hotel Over Retaliation Firing

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Few stories in the news are more infuriating than hearing about a company firing an employee after they got injured. The Department of Labor recently announced that they have filed a lawsuit against a Texas hotel after the hotel fired an employee who sustained injuries due to carbon monoxide poisoning while on the job…. Read More »

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Employers Weigh Consequences Of COVID Vaccine Reactions

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Some employers will be mandating or encouraging employees to get the COVID vaccine once it becomes available to everyone. What happens if one worker has a negative reaction to the COVID vaccine? If the worker needs to miss time from work, will they be able to file a claim on the employer’s workers’ compensation… Read More »

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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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