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How Do I Appeal a Denial of Disability Benefits?

You may not be aware that millions of people apply for disability benefits with the Social Security Administration (SSA) each year. The majority of those applications are denied.  

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How to Win Your Slip and Fall Personal Injury Case?

Slip and fall accidents are part of the personal injury field of law. While the term implies a fall from actually slipping and falling down, it actually covers much more than that. 

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What Do I Do If My Florida Workers’ Comp Claim is Denied?

Florida workers’ compensation attorneys in Jacksonville, such as those at RITE Law can be in your corner. Our attorneys at RITE Law have years of experience with the Florida Workers’ Compensation Act.

Longshore Act

I’m Covered by the Longshore Act, Can I Use My Own Doctor?

Yes, you can choose your own doctor if you get workers’ compensation coverage under the Longshore & Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (Longshore Act). Is that a good thing? Definitely.

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The 4 Basics of Florida’s Workers’ Compensation Law

At our firm, Rudolph, Israel, Tucker & Ellis (RITE Law), we often deal with matters that involve federally created workers’ compensation programs, such as the Longshore & Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act, and the Defense Base Act.

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What Benefits Can I Expect Under the Longshore Act?

What happens if you are a longshoreman, and you get injured or contract COVID-19 in the course of your employment? The first thing you would do is file a claim under the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act.  But, what kinds of benefits can you expect at the end of the day?

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Will I Get a COVID-19 Stimulus Check if I Collect SSDI?

Those who receive disability payments from the Social Security Administration (SSA) are eligible to receive the coronavirus (COVID-19) stimulus checks in mid-April. But, read on to see if you have special circumstances that require you to affirmatively seek out the stimulus payment.  

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Can You Make a Claim for COVID-19 Under the Longshore Act?

In the midst of this terrible coronavirus crisis, we are learning about some true heroes. These heroes do not get the media spotlight on a daily basis, these heroes are not those who are able to shelter at home during the crisis. These heroes are the men and women who are working each day at our health care centers, at our grocery stores, at food delivery restaurants, and at the harbors handling important life-saving cargo every day.  

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Personal Injury Claims in the Wake of Coronavirus

These are uncharted waters. The new normal has become staying sheltered at home, keeping six feet away from others in public, wearing face masks as much as possible when doing essential activities like going to the grocery store, and washing our hands frequently. We are truly combating an invisible enemy, and it understandably has made us all fearful.

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Can I Be Covered Under Longshore Act and Florida Workers’ Comp?

Florida provides many maritime-related jobs to its citizens. As such, many people have come to our firm with the same question: Which workers’ compensation program am I under, the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act, or the Florida Workers’ Compensation Law?