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September 2018 Archives

Negligent boat operators could face personal injury lawsuits

There is no shortage of ideal areas for boaters to have fun on Florida waters. Sadly, many personal injury and wrongful death claims involving negligent boat operators are handled by the civil justice system of the state every year. Just like drivers on land, boaters have to comply with rules and regulations, and responsible boaters take necessary precautions to keep themselves and their passengers safe without being a threat to others on the water.

3 common broken bones

Broken bones occur due to a variety of brute forces, such as falling or being in a car crash. There are many different types of ways a bone can break, including:

Fatal bike accident might lead to a wrongful death lawsuit

Motorcyclists have little protection, and they will always be vulnerable. Many wrongful death claims are filed in Florida civil courts after fatal collisions between motorcycles and other automobiles. Modern technology brings more advanced protection for motorists every year, while bikers rely on helmets and leather riding suits to limit the severity of the injuries they suffer in crashes. Thus, it is not surprising that few motorcycle riders survive collisions with other vehicles.

Workers' compensation benefits available for injured roof workers

A spokesperson for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration in Florida says fall protection for employees who work at heights is not optional; it is a mandatory legal requirement. This followed the conclusion of a March investigation at a roofing company in Jacksonville. A significant number of workers' compensation claims involve falls from elevated levels.

Social Security Disability: Does Anxiety Disorder qualify?

Anyone in Florida who is unable to work due to an anxiety disorder might be in need of financial assistance. If he or she is eligible, an application for Social Security Disability benefits might be the way to go. However, it could be challenging to prove that such a disorder caused total disability. The reason for that is the subjective manner in which anxiety disorders are diagnosed. Doctors have to base such diagnoses on behavior and feelings as reported by the patients and not observed by the doctors.

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