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State Requires Workers’ Compensation for Workers on the Front Lines of COVID-19

By Stephen M. Barbas |

In normal situations, getting workers’ compensation for contracting illness or disease is very difficult. As you can imagine, the workers’ compensation system would fall in on itself if everyone who got the flu, or strep throat, could get workers’ compensation. As a general rule, the same laws apply to COVID-19. However, lawmakers are trying… Read More »

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The Life Care Plan Expert Can Make a Huge Difference in Injury Cases

By Stephen M. Barbas |

When we calculate damages in a personal injury case, we give  a lot of attention to the relatively immediate needs of the victim, as we should. These include things like lost wages, medical expenses, or pain and suffering. We also try to make sure the victim is compensated for losses in the future, such… Read More »

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Arbitration and Mediation: What’s the Difference?

By Stephen M. Barbas |

The words arbitration and mediation are used a lot when it comes to different kinds of lawsuits, but particularly with personal injury lawsuits. These two dispute resolution processes have some similarities, but also, a lot of differences. The Main Differences The main difference between these two processes is that in arbitration, a neutral arbitrator—a… Read More »

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Can You Sue in Personal Injury for Contracting the Coronavirus?

By Stephen M. Barbas |

As more and more businesses close or limit their operations because of the Coronavirus, people may just assume that they are doing so in the name of public safety. To some extent, that is true—many businesses are voluntarily limiting operations in an effort to avoid spreading the COVID-19 disease. But there also may be… Read More »

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Electrocution Injuries at Work are Too Common

By Stephen M. Barbas |

When you think of injuries that happen at work, you probably think of objects falling on people, people falling off of ladders or structures, broken bones, or sprains or strains from either acute injuries, or from repeated repetitive motion. You may not give much thought to electrocution, but electrocution is actually one of the… Read More »

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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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