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What is FMLA?

If a loved one has a serious medical issue that requires your attention, you may be worried about getting time off work to provide much-needed support to your family member.

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Tragic Crash on Northlake Blvd

A devastating car crash involving three vehicles killed one person and injured three others. The crash occurred Monday afternoon along Northlake Blvd. on July 17, 2023.

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Maximizing Compensation in Personal Injury Cases

If you are planning on filing a personal injury claim against a negligent individual or entity responsible for your injuries and associated losses, you must do everything in your power to maximize and secure the compensation you need to move on with your life.

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Does Insurance Cover a Wrongful Death Claim in Florida?

A loved one’s untimely demise is one of the most terrible experiences you can experience. No one deserves this. But it gets worse if your loved one’s death could’ve been prevented if not for the at-fault person or entity’s negligent or malicious actions.

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What Are Florida's Distracted Driving Laws?

Distracted driving is among the most common causes of serious motor vehicle crashes in the U.S. In Florida alone, 54,680 distracted driving crashes occurred in 2022, and these crashes resulted in 2,651 serious injuries and 272 fatalities.

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Deadly Crash in West Palm Beach

One person was killed, and three more ended up in the hospital after a fatal car crash along Northlake Blvd. on the afternoon of July 17, 2023.

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Injured Retail and Restaurant Workers

If you work in a restaurant, café, or any job in the food service industry in a grocery store, clothing store, department store, or any job in the retail industry, you are aware of the many accidents that can occur regularly.

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How to Protect Yourself at These Dangerous Intersections in West Palm Beach

According to the Federal Highway Administration (FHA), while intersecting roadways, commonly known as intersections, are essential for connecting people who are walking, driving, and biking from one point to the next, approximately one-half of traffic-related injuries and one-quarter of traffic-related deaths in the U.S. occur due to intersection crashes each year.

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What Should You Do About Getting Injured at Work?

No one expects or plans to get injured while working. Being away from work, recovering from an injury, and attempting to fight an insurance provider that doesn’t want to pay what you deserve or denies your claim can be one of the most challenging experiences you’ll go through in your life.

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Why Can a Workers Comp Claim be Denied?

If you got injured at your workplace or suffered a medical condition due to your work, like a lung disease because of repeated exposure to hazardous chemicals or a repetitive strain injury from cumulative trauma, you are probably hoping that you will receive workers’ comp benefits.

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Can I Collect WC and File a Lawsuit?

You suffered a workplace injury that left you in pain and unable to work. To make matters even more exasperating, you suspect the incident that injured you could’ve been avoided if your employer had been more careful with proper precautions in place.

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Will I Be Paid if I Lose Time From Work?

When you rely on your paycheck to put food on the table and pay your family's bills, missing even a couple of days of work can not only put you in a financial pinch but may even send you into a downward spiral.

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Can I Work Another Job While on Workers Comp?

It isn’t uncommon for workers to consider a career change or look for a new job after suffering work-related injuries. In most cases, injured workers want to find a job in an industry that’s relatively safer than the one they were in. In other cases, they may simply want to change careers, particularly if their injuries prevent them from working the same kind of job they did before getting injured.

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How Often Does Whiplash Occur in an Accident?

According to estimates by the Spine Research Institute of San Diego (SRISD), as many as 3 million whiplash injuries occur each year in the U.S. alone. The risk of suffering whiplash is higher in rear-end motor vehicle crashes, intermediate in T-bone or side-impact crashes, and lower in frontal crashes.

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First Responder Claims Under the Heart/Lung Bill in Florida

While Florida workers’ compensation laws generally cover individuals who suffer injuries or illnesses on the job, one state law known as the Heart/Lung Bill provides additional protections to workers who put their lives on the line as first responders. Specifically, the law makes it simpler for firefighters, police officers, and correctional officers to obtain workers’ compensation benefits for cardiovascular disease, hepatitis A, B and C, tuberculosis, and sever all communicable diseases.

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Describing Florida Texting and Driving Laws

Electronic devices, mainly cell phones, are the leading cause of distractions for motorists. In Florida alone, 56,425 distracted driving crashes occurred in 2021, resulting in 2,723 injuries and 333 deaths.

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What Can I Receive in Compensation If I’m Hurt in a Truck Accident in West Palm?

If you or a loved one has been severely hurt in a truck accident, you can bring a personal injury claim against the at-fault party to pursue the compensation you’re entitled to for all the losses resulting from the accident. These losses or damages normally cover financial losses, resulting trauma and injuries, effects on the injured individual’s physical and mental health, and other costs related to the truck accident.

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If My Spouse Passes Away at Work, Do I Get Benefits in West Palm?

Yes. Aside from paying workers’ compensation benefits to qualified workers, Florida workers’ comp laws provide that eligible survivors of employees who have been killed due to a work-related illness or injury must receive death benefits. The amount of benefits you can receive following the death of your spouse will depend on various factors.

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What is PIP insurance?

PIP insurance, also known as personal injury protection insurance, is a kind of no-fault insurance. This is added on to an automobile insurance plan as a way of covering health care costs that are associated with a collision. Personal injury protection covers the...

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3 common fast food injuries

Whatever your particular goals are as a fast food worker, among the things that can have big impacts for you are workplace safety issues. You can face some unique hazards in a fast food restaurant. In fact, approximately 28,000 teenage fast food workers go to the...

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