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Can I Recover Lost Wages in a Florida Workers’ Compensation Case?

By Stephen M. Barbas |

If you have recently been injured on the job, and your injuries are inhibiting you from being able to work, you may be concerned about those wages you would have otherwise earned had you not been injured. If you are unable to work, it is natural to worry that you will not be able… Read More »

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Is It Better to Settle Your Car Accident Case Outside of Court?

By Stephen M. Barbas |

If you are considering whether or not to bring a case to court after a car accident, you may be wondering whether or not it is worth the extra time and legal fees. When it comes to car accidents, most cases never actually reach a courtroom and instead are settled after enough pressure from… Read More »

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Common Mistakes Injured Workers Make When Filing Their Claims

By Stephen M. Barbas |

Most people assume that when they are injured on the job, they are guaranteed compensation via a workers’ compensation claim. While it is true that it is easier to obtain workers’ compensation than it is to obtain a settlement for a non-work-related injury, it is foolish to think that compensation is automatic in work-related… Read More »

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Dealing With Back Pain After a Work-Related Accident

By Stephen M. Barbas |

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, back injuries lead to more lost days of work than any other work injury or illness, accounting for 43 percent of all work-related injuries. Humans are not infallible creatures, and we are susceptible to injury after putting our bodies through even the slightest strain. Our backs are… Read More »

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Florida House Passes Law to Make PTSD Compensable for First Responders

By Stephen M. Barbas |

First responders, like firefighters, EMS, and police officers, are witness to a number of tragic events on an annual basis, yet, they are expected to move on and “forget about” each event as if they never happened. Or, at least they were. Beginning in October of this year, the state of Florida will officially… Read More »

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What to Do if Your Child Has Been Bit or Attacked by a Neighbor’s Dog

By Stephen M. Barbas |

No parent likes to see his or her child get hurt, but when harm does befall a little one, that child’s parents are forced to tell their child to “walk it off and forget about it,” mostly because that is what they themselves must do. When a child is hurt by another little kid… Read More »

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Reasons Your Workers’ Compensation Claim Was Denied

By Stephen M. Barbas |

You were injured on the job, filed a workers’ compensation claim, and expected to be compensated within days. After all, workers’ compensation is guaranteed, right? Wrong. Though most work-related injuries are eligible for workers’ compensation (when the employer has workers’ comp), certain factors may affect eligibility. At Barbas, Nuñez, Sanders, Butler & Hovsepian, we… Read More »

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Workplace Hearing Loss: The Causes, Characteristics, and “What’s Next?”

By Stephen M. Barbas |

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, work-related hearing loss is the most common workplace illness, with 22 million suffering from exposure to hazardous decibels in the workplace on an annual basis. Hearing loss is debilitating, and not just because a person has lost one of his or her senses. Work-related hearing… Read More »

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Who is Liable for Swimming Pool Injuries in Tampa?

By Stephen M. Barbas |

Summer is a great time to sit out by the pool and enjoy the warm weather, especially in a water-friendly state like Florida. Unfortunately, having a pool in one’s backyard also comes with responsibility for potential dangers. Three children a day lose their lives in swimming pool accidents, and it only takes a few… Read More »

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How to Win Workers’ Compensation Benefits for Repetitive Motion Injuries

By Stephen M. Barbas |

When office workers begin to experience back pain after years of toiling away at a computer; or when cashiers complain of carpal tunnel after decades of completing the same scanning motion over and over again; or when construction workers accrue bad joints and are unable to lift heavy objects after so many years in… Read More »

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