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How And Why Do Workers’ Compensation Cases Settle?

By Stephen M. Barbas |

In personal injury lawsuits, there is a beginning of the case, and the end. But that isn’t the case with workers’ compensation. Technically, there doesn’t have to be an end to your case—at least, no end to your treatment with the workers’ compensation doctors. Keep Treating? Legally, injured workers are allowed to continue treating… Read More »

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New Law Makes It Harder To Sue For COVID Related Injury

By Stephen M. Barbas |

A new law has been put into place that will make it harder for those who contract COVID-19 to sue companies and businesses that may have caused or contributed to the spread of the virus. Higher Standards for Victims in Court Any person that sues a business for any injury related to contracting COVID… Read More »

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Constructive Knowledge In Slip And Fall Cases

By Stephen M. Barbas |

In slip and fall accidents, words like notice or foreseeability are often thrown around. But what do those words mean in the context of premises liability—in other words, the standard slip and fall case? Actual Knowledge Florida law makes it tougher to sue a business for a fall than you may think. Under Florida… Read More »

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Proving Future Lost Wages In Injury Cases

By Stephen M. Barbas |

In life, there is both the past and the future. This isn’t just some metaphysical or philosophical statements, it’s also one that lawyers should remember when considering their clients damages in personal injury cases. Many lawyers will give a lot of attention to losses that their client has already sustained, and certainly, this is… Read More »

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What Is The Accident Report Privilege?

By Stephen M. Barbas |

When someone is involved in a car accident there will often be a police report written up. That police report is important to your case—but it may not be as important as you may think. That’s because there are restrictions as to how that police report can be used in court, should your personal… Read More »

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Workers’ Compensation Immunity Is Challenged In Court

By Stephen M. Barbas |

A judge recently declined to dismiss a personal injury lawsuit brought against Publix by a worker who contracted COVID-19. Although the case is in the early stages, it will once again test the limits of workers’ compensation immunity. What is Workers’ Compensation Immunity? Workers’ compensation immunity says that an injured worker cannot sue an… Read More »

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Who Is And Isn’t Required To Provide Workers’ Compensation Coverage?

By Stephen M. Barbas |

There is a general understanding that almost every employer has to provide workers’ compensation for their employees. But is that true? In fact, there are limited exceptions to what kinds of businesses need to provide workers’ compensation coverage. The Minimum Requirements Any business with more than four employees must provide workers’ compensation to its… Read More »

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Don’t Rush Into Settling Your Injury Case

By Stephen M. Barbas |

When we think of an accident case, we usually think about what happens once the lawsuit is filed. Certainly, that’s a large part of your personal injury case. But many people don’t realize that there is a lot that goes on “behind the scenes,” long before your case is filed—in fact, in many cases,… Read More »

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All About No-Fault/PIP Insurance

By Stephen M. Barbas |

You may already know that under Florida law, if you drive a car, you have to carry insurance. But the insurance you have to carry legally may not be all the insurance you need if you are in a car accident. What PIP Insurance Covers The insurance you must legally carry is called personal… Read More »

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Can You Get Workers’ Compensation For a Bad Reaction to a COVID Vaccine?

By Stephen M. Barbas |

With the development of effective COVID-19 vaccines, and the distribution of the vaccine in the coming months, will come issues of whether employers can, or should require employees to get the vaccine. From the employee’s standpoint, one major question might be what happens if an employer-required COVID-19 vaccine gets you sick? Can you get… Read More »

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