Fla Work Comp Law Ruled Unconstitutional

As an attorney who practices in the area of Worker’s Compensation, I regularly have to tell employees that they cannot sue their employer for negligence if they receive workers compensation benefits. Specifically, pursuant to section 440.11, Florida statutes, the only remedy that an injured employee has against his employer are workers compensation benefits. This is…

After the Flood Waters Subside – Some Helpful tips

After having been pounded by torrential rain, many Pensacola and Santa Rosa homeowners are now faced with the damage done by this catastrophic weather event.  Fortunately, many people have homeowners insurance and flood insurance to help pay for the damage to their property.  However, dealing with the insurance claim process and “picking up the pieces”…

Personal Injury Protection Benefits-protect your rights under the new law.

Effective January 1, 2013, the Florida legislature changed the law concerning Personal Injury Protection Benefits (PIP), which is part of every automobile policy sold in Florida. These legislative changes have sweeping effects on everyone that is injured in an automobile accident.  While some people may have already heard about these changes, I talk to be…

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The Importance of Applying for SSD Benefits while on Worker’s Comp Benefits

So often in our legal practice, we meet people who have suffered serious work related injuries that affect their ability to return to work.  While, at that time,  the injured employee may be receiving temporary money benefits from the worker’s compensation insurance company, it is important for the injured employee to think ahead and consider…

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Social Security Disability – New Cancer Listing Proposed

The Social Security Administration has published a Notice of Proposed Rule-Making (NPRM) in the Federal Register to alter its Listing of Impairments for cancer, which is currently referred to in the Listings as neoplastic diseases. An NPRM is just a proposal and the public is allowed to comment on the NPRM. Social Security must consider…