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Did Reporting a Workplace Hazard Result in Employer Retaliation?

By Stephen M. Barbas |

Has your employer retaliated against you because you filed a workers’ compensation claim or reported a safety hazard? Studies show that retaliation claims are on the rise in this country, so you would not be the first person to wonder if what you’re experiencing is real or imagined. If you think unfair practices are… Read More »

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When Man’s Best Friend isn’t Friendly

By Stephen M. Barbas |

Many dog lovers consider their furry friends part of the family.  And why not? A dog can be an excellent companion, is loyal to the end, and loves you in spite of your worst flaws. Unfortunately, even dogs who have always been mild mannered have been known to become aggressive at times. If you… Read More »

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Running Stop Signs: A Risky Mistake

By Stephen M. Barbas |

Running a stop sign: drivers seem to get away with it unscathed at times. Traffic control devices, such a stop signs, require drivers to come to a complete stop at the limit line, that white line painted on the street to indicate where to stop, or, in the event there is no line, at… Read More »

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Hit-and-Run Accidents in Florida

By Stephen M. Barbas |

Driving accidents are always stressful. When there’s been an accident, determining fault is a significant issue for insurance examiners and lawyers alike. While most of us recognize our responsibility following an accident, there are those who, whether in a panic or with full intent, flee the scene. Hit and run drivers add to the… Read More »

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Stairway Accidents Cause Harm

By Stephen M. Barbas |

Summertime is the most active part of the year for many Floridians, so when your undertakings are quashed following an accident on a set of stairs, it can put a real damper on summer fun & productivity. If your injuries are serious, and if they were the result of faulty stair design or other… Read More »

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Understanding Workers’ Compensation in Florida

By Stephen M. Barbas |

Following a workplace accident, you may be bewildered with the flurry of paperwork that comes your way. Knowing how to maneuver through the workers’ compensation system requires more than a little patience and experience. A good workers’ compensation attorney can make short work of it. Your Responsibilities After an Accident or Injury  There are… Read More »

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When Asbestos Exposure Results in Personal Injury

By Stephen M. Barbas |

After years as a productive worker, you find yourself suffering from a serious respiratory disease. The truth is, many industries spent decades exposing workers to asbestos before research came out linking the substance to cancer and other serious respiratory illnesses. Asbestos-related diseases can come from a number of places, but occupational exposure is the… Read More »

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Cranes: Ground-breaking, but Dangerous

By Stephen M. Barbas |

Cranes are incredible pieces of machinery that have revolutionized work in construction, logging, mining and materials handling. But in addition to the productivity and economic development they have enabled, cranes are also at the center of many accidents and deaths. If you or a loved one has suffered serious harm due to an unfortunate… Read More »

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When You Cannot Return to Your Job Following a Workplace Injury

By Stephen M. Barbas |

Let’s say you experienced a workplace injury that required extensive medical interventions. Following surgery, rehab, and months of misery, you are still unable to return to the job. What now? If you find yourself flummoxed by the paperwork and red tape associated with your workers’ compensation case, a good attorney schooled in the complexities… Read More »

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Multi-vehicle Pileups on Florida Roadways

By Stephen M. Barbas |

Highway driving can be stressful, particularly when visibility is poor or weather conditions make roadways untenable. Collisions at high speeds can be especially dangerous, and when multiple vehicles are involved, the chances for heartrending outcomes increase. If you are involved in a multi-vehicle collision, an experienced personal injury attorney can help you in the… Read More »

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