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February 2018 Archives

Workers' compensation denied for first responders mental health

Following the horrific tragedy of the recent shooting at a Florida high school, Jimmy Patronis, chief financial officer and state fire marshal of Florida, visited the area to talk to first responders. His particular concern is the mental health care access for these workers who, without second thoughts, would put their lives on the line for others. However, he came away with the conclusion that with the current workers' compensation rules, first responders are shamefully let down.

Workers' compensation: Employers refuse protection for roofers

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration prescribes strict safety rules covering roof workers in Florida. However, the agency says there has been an 80 percent increase over the past two years in the number of citations issued in the Jacksonville area for contractors allowing employees to do roof work without the required fall protection. Falls are said to be the cause of a significant percentage of all workers' compensation claims.

Criminal conviction not necessary for wrongful death lawsuit

When a family in Florida loses a loved one in circumstances that involve the negligence of another party, the close relatives may have questions about pursuing claims for financial relief. This can be done by filing a wrongful death lawsuit in a civil court. Such a claim can be filed regardless of the outcome of a criminal case that might have followed the incident.

Wrongful death claim may follow Navy vet's fatal crash

A Navy vet who served from 2003 through 2007 lost his life in a tragic accident in Florida on a recent Sunday evening. His wife said she was puzzled about the fact that he appeared to have died on impact while she suffered no more than a few bruises. This crash followed the failure of another driver to yield, and a wrongful death claim may follow.

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