No matter which type of accident you might have experienced, suffering an injury can be traumatic. You might be left with property losses, time lost from work, mounting medical bill, and physical limitations and pain from your injuries. When an accident results because of the negligent acts or omissions of other people or entities, personal injury law offers a method for injured victims to seek and recover compensation for their losses. This injury checklist can help you when you …

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Based on our 25 years of experience as Miami personal injury lawyers, here is a guide to how personal injury cases are evaluated, and the factors that determine how much you can expect to receive from your claim. PROVING YOUR CASE To win a personal injury claim, a lawyer must be able to prove 2 things: (1) Liability and (2) Damages: LIABILITY: Who Caused the Accident? If a person or a company acts carelessly and you get hurt as a …

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IT’S ILLEGAL FOR YOUR EMPLOYER TO FIRE YOU OR MAKE YOUR LIFE DIFFICULT JUST BECAUSE YOU FILE A CLAIM FOR BENEFITS (THIS IS WHY IT’S IMPORTANT TO CONSULT WITH AN EXPERIENCED EMPLOYMENT LAWYER) Florida Law is crystal clear: if you get hurt on the job you have the right to get full medical treatment and receive at least 66.66% of the wages you lose while out of work: Not only that, your employer cannot retaliate against you just because you …

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If Water Damages Your Home Will Your Insurance Company Pay? That depends on the type of insurance policy you have and the actions you take before and after the loss occurs. In this post we are going to look at a typical Florida water damage insurance policy and claim and try to give you the best chance of getting compensated. The good news is Florida law protects homeowners when an insurance company wrongly refuses to pay. We buy homeowner’s insurance …

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Construction’s fatal four The construction industry carries a higher risk of injuries and fatalities than most other sectors. Each year, a large number of workers are seriously injured or killed in construction accidents on the job. While there are a number of different types of accidents that happen, there are four primary causes of serious workplace injuries and fatalities within the industry. Statistics In 2015, 4,379 private-industry workers were killed at their jobs. Out of those, 21.5 percent were employed …

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  The construction industry carries a substantially higher injury risk than most other sectors. Numerous injuries on construction sites involve scaffolding, which is commonly used when workers need to work at heights. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, an estimated 2.3 million construction workers work on scaffolds. Each year, an average of 60 workers are killed and another 4,500 are injured in accidents involving scaffolds.  Common scaffolding injuries Many scaffolding injuries happen when workers fall from scaffolds. Serious …

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  Every year, thousands of people are hurt or even killed by defective products. While defective or unsafe products can cause harm with personal use, they can also pose a danger to Florida workers.  Common Defective Product-Related Workplace Injuries Workers on job sites often use a wide variety of products to carry out their duties, including heavy machinery and power tools on construction sites and even vehicles while making deliveries or meeting with clients. While work-related defective product injuries can …

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  The temptation is overwhelming for some, but you can be your own worst enemy when oversharing on social media in the midst of a personal injury claim. Before the Internet Age, it was a more difficult and time consuming process for opposing counsel to dig up dirt on the other side’s client. These days, it seems all you have to do is follow social media accounts and wait for the person to screw up. And often it’s a short …

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  After a car accident, you may need to establish that negligence by another person caused it to occur. There is a variety of evidence that you can use including physical evidence at the scene or a police report. It may also be possible to use witness testimony as part of your accident case. However, do you need a witness to prove that you were the victim of an auto accident? How Strong Is Your Case Without Eyewitness Testimony? In …

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