14
SEP
2018

Florida Workers’ Compensation Rates Could Drop

Florida Workers’ Compensation Rates rates may be reduced by 13.4 % starting 2019 if approved. A proposal by the N.C.C.I. (the body that helps determine workers’ compensation premiums), was made last month. The Council reported that the reason for the requested drop is... Read More →
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05
SEP
2018

OSHA Assesses Large Fines Against Walt Disney World For Workers Injuries

Accidents will happen at any workplace, even in the Magic Kingdom. Unfortunately, three serious claims took place this summer, including two fatalities. In June, one employee suffered a traumatic injury resulting in the loss of a finger. The Occupational Safety and Health... Read More →
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23
AUG
2018

Are Smartphones Boosting Workers’ Compensation Claims?

Workers’ Compensation laws are set up to insure that employees injured on the job receive medical care and lost wages. Over the years, employers have worked to increase safety regulations in order to reduce accidents. While it is true that on-the-job injuries are declining, there... Read More →
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21
AUG
2018

Obtaining Help Through the Florida Workers’ Compensation Law

A plan to raze a building in Miami recently went terribly wrong when the structure unexpectedly collapsed, seriously injuring a 46-year-old worker. The victim will undoubtedly require both medical treatment and lost wages. As such and in order to protect his rights, he should... Read More →
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16
JUL
2018

Utility Worker in Cooper City Hospitalized After Possible Lightning Strike

An FP&L subcontractor who was working in his bucket truck repairing a power pole in Cooper City, may have been struck recently. Emergency personnel took the 27-year-old man to Hollywood Memorial Regional Hospital for possible serious injuries. A co-worker also suffered burns... Read More →
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29
JUN
2018

Additional Workers’ Compensation Cost Reductions For Florida Businesses

On June 13, 2018, Jimmy Patronis, the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for the state of Florida, made a huge announcement that would help both businesses and employees. The announcement revolved around workers’ compensation and revealed that there would be additional workers’... Read More →
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11
JUN
2018

Worker Injured When Crane Topples Over At Vero Beach Construction Site

A crane operator in Vero Beach suffered a severe head injury after the machine he was operating, toppled and fell onto its side. What caused the accident is not yet known, but there’s speculation that one of its tires hit a soft spot under the surface of the ground, causing... Read More →
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31
MAY
2018

Worker Suffers Serious Accident And Has Two Legal Remedies!

A 40-year-old road construction worker remains hospitalized and on a respirator after being struck by a car that was apparently trying to avoid another vehicle on Interstate 95 near Lauderhill. The Florida Highway Patrol reports that they are looking for that second care that... Read More →
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24
MAY
2018

Construction Worker Injured After Crane Collapses In Fort Lauderdale

On May 17, the collapse of a crane in the 1800 block of Fort Lauderdale’s South Ocean Lane resulted in the serious injury of a construction worker working for Tom Krips Construction. The individual was transported to Broward Health Medical Center by Fort Lauderdale Fire... Read More →
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11
MAY
2018

Florida Workers’ Compensation Rates Drop Due To Tax Overhaul

Citing the recent changes to the federal tax code, the Florida Insurance Commissioner has approved a decrease averaging 1.8 percent in the 2018 workers’ compensation insurance rates. The lower rate will become effective on June 1 for new as well as renewal policies. This... Read More →
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