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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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Proposed Law Intended to Stop Delivery Tragedies

By Stephen M. Barbas |

It was just a few months ago that an elderly woman was brutality and ultimately fatally beaten in her home before being set on fire by workers delivering equipment for and on behalf of retailer Best Buy. The crime shocked the nation, and brought to people’s attention how careless businesses can be when reviewing… Read More »

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Why Are Workers’ Compensation Claims Denied?

By Stephen M. Barbas |

The system of workers’ compensation is supposed to be relatively easy. Florida law is designed for workers to have quick and easy access to quick medical care, without having to prove any liability or negligence. Yet, there are workers’ compensation cases filed all the time. Why do these cases happen? How do people end… Read More »

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Employee or Contractor? It Matters in Workers’ Compensation

By Stephen M. Barbas |

In Florida, businesses of four or more employees are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance. This is just a general rule, and there are exceptions (for example, a construction company with any employee must provide workers’ compensation insurance). If you are in a situation where your employer claims that it does not have to… Read More »

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Are Hold Harmless Agreements Enforceable?

By Stephen M. Barbas |

You see them and likely sign them every time you engage in a high risk activity, send your child on a school field trip, or even go to the local indoor park: hold harmless agreements. They are long, seemingly complex documents that we often sign off on in a hurry, without taking much time… Read More »

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Workers’ Compensation Can Help With Lost Wages

By Stephen M. Barbas |

Workers’ compensation helps people access medical care when they’re injured on the job, and helps them pay for the medical expenses attendant to that care. But what about lost wages? Paying for medical care is certainly needed, but it doesn’t help if you can’t feed yourself or your family while you are sitting in… Read More »

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Volunteering? You May Be Entitled to Workers’ Compensation

By Stephen M. Barbas |

In almost every case, and in almost every full time job, employers must provide workers’ compensation to employees. But what about volunteers? Many volunteers work as hard or harder than paid employees, and many do so in conditions that may be dangerous. Yet by definition, volunteers are not paid. Does that mean that they… Read More »

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Why You Should Care About Jury Instructions

By Stephen M. Barbas |

A personal injury attorney can work tirelessly on your case, getting it ready for trial. Your attorney can have witnesses lined up, evidence prepared, and be ready to cross examine the Defendant’s witnesses. But many attorneys fail to prepare for one of the most important, but overlooked, part of a personal injury trial: jury… Read More »

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