Work injuries can happen at any time and in any job. Construction workers and people who work around heavy machinery have the greatest risk of being injured on the job, but even an office worker
Injuries change lives. They impose financial burdens associated with medical expenses and loss of income. They cause disabilities that alter lifestyles. They cause pain and may lead to emotional distress.
Work injury victims who ask for workers’ compensation have a right to a hearing. A workers’ compensation hearing is similar to a trial, but the claim is decided by an administrative law judge rather than a jury. Like other legal
Liens are common in personal injury cases. They are only granted with a client’s consent. Lawyers will advise clients to grant or not to grant a lien, depending on the circumstances. A lien is an agreement to allow a debt
Most laws that require employers to compensate employees for workplace injuries are enacted by state governments. Federal legislation requires workers’ compensation for employees in certain jobs, including longshore and harbor employees
Movie fans are familiar with enraged characters who shake a fist and proclaim that they will take a dispute “to the highest court in the land.” The reality is that most disputes are resolved outside of court. Some are resolved before a lawsuit needs to be filed.
Personal injury cases are brought by injury victims against the person or business responsible for their injury. Victims who bring lawsuits are called plaintiffs. The persons or businesses they sue are known as defendants. Most personal injury cases require proof of three elements.
Workers’ compensation provides benefits to employees who are injured while working. Those benefits are normally available regardless of fault. Workers’ compensation law requires an employer to provide and pay for an injured employee’s
Workers’ compensation is available to every Florida employee who needs medical treatment for a work injury, who misses at least seven days of work because of a work injury, or who suffers from a disability caused by a work injury.
A personal injury claim is a legal demand for compensation that is asserted against a person or business that caused an injury to the person. Personal injuries are bodily (physical) injuries. Injury victims are also entitled to recover