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October 2018 Archives

Personal injury: When is a civil lawsuit viable?

Whenever anyone in Florida suffers injuries due to the negligence of another party, there might be grounds to bring a claim to court. The civil justice system allows injured victims to pursue financial relief that will make them whole again. However, before rushing into a personal injury lawsuit, it might be a good idea to find out whether the legal costs will not be more damaging than the injury.

Workers' compensation: Flood recovery is hazardous work

Following the devastating storms that hit Florida recently, emergency crews and workers who are involved in cleanup and recovery operations will be exposed to numerous hazards that could be life-threatening. While the state-regulated workers' compensation insurance system will cover those who suffer injuries at this time, workers can take some precautions. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration warned crews of the common dangers during flood recovery operations.

When a car crash causes catastrophic burns

A serious burn is one of the most catastrophic injuries you could suffer in a Florida auto accident. Hundreds of people die each year in fiery crashes, and even if you survive yours, your life likely will be forever changed because of the disfiguring scars that severe burns almost invariably produce.

Workers' compensation now covers PTSD in first responders

First responders are exposed to trauma every single day. The stress of their jobs is exacerbated by the fact that they can never be prepared for what they will encounter because there is no telling where the next call will take them. However, law enforcement officers, firefighters, emergency medical technicians and paramedics might find comfort in learning that post-traumatic stress disorder is now recognized by Florida law as an occupational disease that is covered by workers' compensation.

Personal injury claim might follow crane landing on car

A hazmat team was called to clean up oil and fuel spilled at a crash scene in Fort Walton Beach in the Florida panhandle. This followed an accident in which a teenage driver suffered serious injuries after the alleged negligence of a 20-year-old driver of a commercial vehicle. This type of incident could result in a personal injury lawsuit in a civil court.

Workers' compensation benefits will cover burn injuries

Burn injury hazards exist in many workplaces in Florida, and the lack of adequate safety training puts many workers at risk. Thousands of injured workers file workers' compensation benefit claims every year, of which a significant percentage involve burns. Employers are responsible for the health and safety of employees, and their responsibilities include providing adequate safety training and the necessary personal protective equipment.

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