After having been the victim of an accident at work, you are probably working with your employer in Florida to determine your eligibility for receiving workers' compensation benefits. One of the key aspects of recovering from your injury will involve vocational rehabilitation to help you regain the strength and capacity you need to eventually return to your responsibilities at your job.
After an auto accident resulting in injuries or death, it may turn out that another person or another entity was at fault. The negligent party needs to be accountable, and that requires looking at everything that contributed to the crash and subsequent injuries.
When you stay at a hotel or resort, you expect it to be a safe and comfortable experience. That is not always the case. Sometimes the conditions are merely unpleasant. But in many cases unexpected hazards create the condition for serious injury.
You may associate head injuries with sports like football or soccer because those injuries often make the news. But what about car accidents?
While today’s truck drivers play a critical role in the commerce system across Florida and the United States, many of them also pose a threat to the motoring public because of their admitted substance abuse. The results of numerous studies reveal that a significant percentage of commercial truck drivers are taking unnecessary and dangerous risks while driving their trucks, and they are endangering you, your loved ones and everyone else on the roadways in doing so.
Florida’s 1st District Court of Appeals recently denied workers’ compensation benefits for a woman injured while she worked from home. According to the court’s opinion, the woman sustained injuries to her knee, hip and shoulder in 2016 when she tripped over her dog while reaching for a coffee cup. But, even though the injury occurred during her normal workday, the majority found she ran the risk of tripping over her dog whether she was working or not.
Realizing that you can no longer work due to an injury or medical condition is not easy. Many people in this situation worry about the future. Paying bills and providing for our families gets a lot harder when we can no longer do the work we used to.
The tragedy of losing your spouse affects your entire life. Who will pay for the funeral? How will you afford the mortgage? Will your kids be able to go to college? You deserve help for all these expenses as you figure out how to live life without your partner.
You might be driving along on a Sunday morning, looking forward the relaxing day ahead of you. Suddenly, another car jumps in front of you and brakes. You feel a sudden jolt, hear a horrible crunching sound and maybe even feel an airbag in your face.