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Monthly Archives: December 2020

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Dram Shop Laws: When a Bar is Responsible for a Drunk Driver’s Behavior

By Stephen M. Barbas |

Florida law punished people who get behind the wheel drunk, and cause accidents, both through criminal law, and civil, personal injury laws. But oftentimes, the responsibility for an accident is not just the person who drove intoxicated, but the business, bar or establishment that served the drink to the person. From a bar or… Read More »

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Car Accidents on the Job: Personal Injury or Workers’ Compensation?

By Stephen M. Barbas |

We often talk about workers’ compensation and car accidents separately, because an entirely different system of medical treatment, benefits, payments, and damages are available in both. They are governed by separate laws and statutes. But what happens when they intersect—specifically, what happens when you are involved in a car accident on the job? Car… Read More »

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COVID-19 Workers’ Compensation Claims are Being Denied at an Alarming Rate

By Stephen M. Barbas |

We expect workers’ compensation insurers to deny claims. That’s how insurance companies save money, by denying claims, and forcing injured workers to file claims and lawsuits in order to get their workers’ compensation insurance. But insurers are stooping to a new low, in denying claims being made by workers on the frontline of the… Read More »

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Can You Get Workers’ Compensation for Injuries Because of Workplace Violence

By Stephen M. Barbas |

When we’ve discussed getting workers’ compensation for workplace accidents, we tend to think of just the word “accident.” But what if you’re injured at work because of something other than an accident—specifically, what if you are injured as a result of violence in the workplace? An assault, a battery, or some kind of criminal… Read More »

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