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What is the Statute of Limitations for Filing a Personal Injury Claim?

By Stephen M. Barbas |

In Florida, the statute of limitations, or the period within which you must file any lawsuit related to a claim for personal injuries, is up to four years. However, each case is different and different types of claims may require specific legal actions to be taken at different times. If you or a loved… Read More »

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Florida Supreme Court rules on Workers’ Compensation

By Stephen M. Barbas |

In 2016, the Florida Supreme Court decided two cases that have lasting effects on the state’s workers’ compensation system. Some people are questioning the rulings of the state’s highest court, but one study found that the changes instituted by actually align Florida more closely with other states’ workers’ compensation plans. The Workers’ Compensation Research… Read More »

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Can Warm Weather Increase Bicycle and Pedestrian Accidents?

By Stephen M. Barbas |

During the spring and summer months, warmer weather creates more opportunities for people to spend time outdoors. From cycling to running, more people spend more time outside, which may increase the possibilities of pedestrian accidents and injuries. While it is important for cyclists and runners to be constantly vigilant near highways and roads, that… Read More »

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What Happens in a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

By Stephen M. Barbas |

When you have just lost a loved one, the last thing that you want to do is file a legal claim for their wrongful death. The Tampa wrongful death attorneys at the office of Barbas, Nunez, Sanders, Butler & Hovsepian, understand the difficult position that you are put into when you are filing a… Read More »

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What is Workers’ Compensation and How Can it Help Me?

By Stephen M. Barbas |

You got hurt at work, and now you have to take time off to heal. How are you going to be able to make ends meet while you can’t work? At the offices of Barbas, Nunez, Sanders, Butler & Hovsepian, our Tampa workers’ compensation attorneys can help make sure you are compensated fairly for… Read More »

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What is Premise Liability and How Does it Impact Your Personal Injury Claim?

By Stephen M. Barbas |

You’ve been in this grocery store hundreds of times. Today you just need to run in for one quick thing, as you approach the refrigerators that hold the gallons of milk, you slip and break your ankle. What do you do now? At the offices of Barbas, Nunez, Sanders, Butler & Hovsepian, we have… Read More »

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Common On-the-Job Injuries That Could Put Your Working Teen at Risk

By Stephen M. Barbas |

According to Pew Research Center, teen employment has decreased by between 12 and 18 percent since 2000. As of 2017, approximately 28.7 percent of American teens held year-round jobs, compared with 43 percent of teens in 2000. To be sure, 35 percent of teens worked summer jobs last summer, compared with 51.7 percent of… Read More »

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Why Evaluation is Necessary After a Work-Related Injury

By Stephen M. Barbas |

If you are injured on the job, there is a good chance that you will be unable to return to work for a significant period of time, and even if you can return to work, you may find that you are no longer able to perform the duties of your position. Fortunately, workers’ compensation… Read More »

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What is Negligent Entrustment and How Can You Establish It?

By Stephen M. Barbas |

People do it all the time. They lend their in-law their car for the week while his or hers is in the shop. They let their teenager take the minivan up the street one mile to grab a slushy. They let an employee take the company van to run an errand before lunch. Are… Read More »

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Your Rights as a Worker Under OSHA

By Stephen M. Barbas |

The Occupational Safety and Health Association governs workplace safety across all industries and throughout Florida and the U.S. OSHA’s goals are two-fold: to create safety standards by which all employers must abide and to ensure all workers have access to a safe, hazard-free workplace. To achieve those goals, OSHA has created numerous regulations for… Read More »

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