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The Signs of Brain Injuries and the Importance of Treatment

By Stephen M. Barbas |

Someone that you love has just been in an accident. They go to the hospital, and although they are shaken up, they seem to be OK. X-Rays and all scans are negative, and they are sent home. But just a few days later, things seem different about your loved one. Your loved one is… Read More »

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What Happens When a Workers’ Compensation Insurance Company Acts in Bad Faith?

By Stephen M. Barbas |

When it comes to suing a workers’ compensation insurance company, we often think of the standard things that workers’ compensation insurers do to people to try to deny them benefits. These can include a failure to pay medical expenses, cutting people off from needed medical care, or disputes about the nature, extent and severity… Read More »

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Understanding Broken Bones

By Stephen M. Barbas |

When people are in an accident, they often characterize their injuries as being something that has “broken.” For example, they may say “I broke my back” or “I broke my arm.” What they are really talking about is a break or fracture of a bone. And while breaking a bone may seem like a… Read More »

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Workers’ Compensation and the Coronavirus

By Stephen M. Barbas |

With the spread of the coronavirus, many Florida workers are probably wondering whether or not they can or would be able to receive workers’ compensation for contracting coronavirus. Of course, because the virus is so new, there is no actual legal precedent for this question, but it is an interesting legal question to ask… Read More »

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Common Workplace Injuries and the Most Dangerous Professions

By Stephen M. Barbas |

We’ve written in the past about getting worker compensation coverage for various kinds of accidents. But what are the most common workplace accidents? And what professions or jobs carry the highest risk of injury to a worker? Types of Injuries Sustained by Workers The National Safety Council estimates that a worker is injured while… Read More »

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What if You Disagree With Your Workers’ Compensation Doctor?

By Stephen M. Barbas |

In Florida, if you are injured on the job, your employer through its workers’ compensation carrier has the right to dictate almost everything about your medical treatment. That includes which doctor you see, the kind of treatment you get, and the treatment options that are offered to you. Going to The Correct Doctor It… Read More »

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Do You Have a Claim for Negligent Security?

By Stephen M. Barbas |

Crime happens all the time, and it can happen to anyone. When a crime does happen, we know that the criminal is responsible for the injuries that the crime has caused. But can a business be liable as well? In some cases, it can, which is why the law recognizes what are known as… Read More »

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Florida Considering Rule Requiring Preservation of Emails

By Stephen M. Barbas |

If you are injured in an accident, you may be more than willing to give the other side any information you have about your accident. You may be eager to tell them what they did wrong, how you were injured, and about the disabilities and limitations that you now face because of your accident…. Read More »

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Will Getting Workers’ Compensation Hurt My Chances of Getting Disability?

By Stephen M. Barbas |

Let’s assume that you are injured on the job, a common occurrence that happens to many workers. What is uncommon about your injury is that it is so severe, that you and your doctors fear that it may prevent you from working again at any time in the foreseeable future. Which Do You Need?… Read More »

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Sometimes You Can’t Sue in Florida

By Stephen M. Barbas |

If you are filing a personal injury lawsuit to recover damages for injuries, you probably will give a lot of thought to whether someone else was negligent, and how to prove that they were negligent. You may also be thinking of your injuries, including the monetary losses you have sustained because of the accident…. Read More »

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