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January 2019 Archives

Pedestrians and bicyclists face significant personal injury risks

Pedestrians and bicyclists in Florida face multiple safety challenges, and the fact that they have no protection in the event of a crash makes them even more vulnerable. These road users can take precautions to limit the chances of suffering personal injury in an accident. The fact that cyclists and pedestrians are often hard to see -- especially by drivers of large vehicles such as buses or big rigs -- pose the most significant danger.

Workers' compensation: Buried worker rescued from collapse trench

Trenches are some of the most hazardous areas on construction sites in Florida and other states. The chances of surviving being buried under tons of soil when a trench wall collapses are said to be zero. However, a worker on a Gainesville construction site recently beat the odds, and instead of his family filing a death benefits claim with the workers' compensation system, he will likely file a claim for injuries only.

Does the return to work stop Social Security disability benefits?

Anyone in Florida who suffered a debilitating injury or illness would likely attempt to get back to work and earn a steady income to ease the financial burden. Those who receive Social Security Disability Insurance benefits might not be aware of their options. SSDI has different time frames when it comes to returning to work, starting with the Trial Work Period, which does not affect the person's disability benefits.

Wrongful death: Tragedy on I-75 kills 5 children in Florida

One of the worst highway accidents over the holidays happened on Interstate 75 in Florida on Thursday, Dec. 27. The latest reports indicate that a 59-year-old big rig driver allegedly caused a fiery crash that led to his own death and killed six others. If any wrongful death lawsuits follow, this driver's estate will likely be named as a defendant.

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