January 13

Picking Your Doctor in Workers’ Compensation

When Do You Get to Pick The Doctor in a Florida Work Comp Claim? If you have a Florida workers’ compensation claim, there are very few times that you have the right to choose the doctor who will examine you. Almost always, you are stuck with the doctor that the insurance company sends you to..

January 12

Football Fans Don’t Let Football Fans Drive Drunk

Avoid Car Accidents While Preparing for the Super Bowl This weekend we will be one week closer to this year’s Super Bowl in Miami, Florida. Let’s make sure that every fan and their loved ones can watch the big game without injury from a car accident because someone was drinking. Super Bowl Sunday is one.

January 11

Florida Governor Agres That Insurance Companies Make Extraordinary Profts

Finally Someone In Florida Government Agrees that Insurance Companies Are Receiving Too Much Profit Florida newly-elected governor, Charlie Crist, recently went on the attack against the insurance industry, telling reporters that he’s not sure he trusts the insurers to set their rates fairly. “Insurance companies are making extraordinary profits,” Crist said, noting a profit of.

January 10

Maximum Compensation Rate for Florida Work Comp Claim

Florida Determines Cap on Workers’ Compensation Weekly Wage Benefits for 2007 An injured worker in Florida is only entitled to two-third of his average weekly wage over the 13-weeks prior to the work injury. However, according to Florida’s workers’ compensation law, the maximum weekly compensation rate for work-related injuries and illnesses shall be equal to.

January 10

Red Light Runners Can Kill

Running Red Lights Get You Nowhere Fast Tampa Bay police are cracking down on drivers who run red lights. “It might get you to the next red light,” said Sgt. Glenn Luben who heads the selective traffic enforcement program for the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office. “It also might get you in an accident where people.

January 10

National Safety Commisson Says Florida’s Auto Insurance Rates Need Fixing

National Safety Commission Urges Florida Legislature to Tackle Rising State Auto Insurance Rates With the Florida Legislature preparing to convene in Special Session Tuesday to tackle the problem of skyrocketing Florida property insurance rates, the National Safety Commission called on the Legislature to take action to provide relief from rising Florida auto insurance rates as.

January 9

So You Have a Herniated Disc, Now What?

What You Need to Know About Your Herniated Disk Many of my clients suffer a herniated disk after a car accident or work injury. Until they are diagnosed with a herniated disk, many victims of a car accident or work injury do not even know what a herniated disk is. I hope this article answers.

January 8

What If The Work Comp Carrier Denies Your Workers’ Compensation Benefits

Overview of Denied Claim Procedure Benefits under the Florida Workers’ Compensation law have been dramatically reduced over the past several years. If you are involved in a work-related accident, it is crucial that you seek advice as to what your rights and benefits are after an injury. If you need assistance in obtaining workers’ benefits.

January 8

Ten Things to Know To Avoid Car Accidents with Motorcycles

Ten Things All Car & Truck Drivers Should Know About Motorcycles To Avoid A Car v. Motorcycle Accident A recent study performed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration shows the dangers of motorcycle driving. According to the study, approximately 76,000 motorcycles were injured in motorcycle accidents in 2004. Over 4,000 motorcyclist died because of.

January 7

Pain and Suffering in Florida Work Comp Claims

There is No Compensation in Florida’s Workers’ Compensation for Pain and Suffering Because workers’ compensation is a “no fault” system, one of the rights taken away from injured workers for receiving workers’ compensation benefits was the right to recover for damages due to “pain and suffering.” The insurance companies and legislators argue that since the.

January 7

Text Messaging While Driving Can Kill

Think Twice Before Text Messaging While Driving Driving while under the influence or alcohol or drugs is one thing. But allowing yourself to get distracted when you’re behind the wheel is never wise. Along with reading, applying makeup or talking on cell phones while driving, you can add a new type of dangerous behavior: text.

January 6

What If Your Employer Won’t Provide Work Comp Information

Website Provides Employer’s Workers’ Compensation Information Some times, injured workers in Florida cannot determine who is supposed to pay work comp benefits after a work accident. Too many times, an employer is not willing to provide the name and telephone number or the workers’ compensation company’s name and telephone. However, this information may be just.

January 6

What’s Your Sign? It Could Mean More Car Accidents.

Study Indicates That Astrological Sign May Be Indicator of Car Accidents. Wonder why some people get into so many car accidents and others do not? A new study says it may have something to do with your astrological sign. InsuranceHotline.com, a Web site that gives auto insurance quotes, looked at 100,000 North American drivers’ records.

January 4

15 Deaths During New Year’s Holiday Reported by FHP

New Year’s Holiday Proves Deadly on Florida’s Road The Florida Highway Patrol released its synopsis of the fatality count during the 72-hour New Year holiday period, which began at 00:01 hours, Saturday, December 30th, 2006, and ended at midnight, Monday, January 1st, 2007. The statistical information represented preliminary figures and covers only those crashes investigated.

January 3

Aggresive Driving Can Cause Disaster

What To Do To Avoid Aggressive Drivers and Driving According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, this is what you are to do if confronted by an aggressive driver: Get Out of the Way: First and foremost make every attempt to get out of their way. Put Your Pride Aside: Do not challenge them.

January 3

Responsibilities Under Florida’s Work Comp

Injured Workers & Insurance Company’s Responsibilities Under Florida’s Workers’ Compensation Law Florida’s Division of Workers’ Compensation has set forth the following responsibilities of both the insurance company and the injured worker: Insurance Company’s Responsibilities To provide medical treatment in a timely fashion. To pay wage benefits on a timely basis. To timely pay medical bills..

January 2

DUI Deaths Increase

DUI Deaths Increase in Nearly Half of the States U.S. Secretary of Transportation Mary E. Peters recently released new state-by-state data for 2005 showing that alcohol-impaired driving remains one of the nation’s deadliest crimes. In 2005, 23 states and Puerto Rico showed a decrease in the fatality rate for crashes where the driver had an.

January 2

New Case Law on Florida Work Comp Benefits

Very Recent Case Clarifies “Change of Doctor” Rule in Florida Workers’ Compensation Cases On December 29, 2006, Florida’s First District Court of Appeals decided a case called Butler v. Bay Center/Chubb Insurance Company. The Court affirmed a ruling that was entered against an injured worker relating to medical care under Florida’s workers’ compensation law. In.

January 1

The Dangers of Cell Phones

Cell Phones Can Kill According to a study in the New England Journal of Medicine, you may want to stay away from drivers busy talking on their cell phones. Researchers discovered that cell phone users were four to five times more likely to have crashes than non-users. While convenient, using cell phones while driving can.

January 1

Obtaining Florida Workers’ Compensation Benefits

A Road Map to Florida Workers’ Compensation Benefits If you are injured on the job in Florida, you may be entitled to various benefits under the Florida Workers’ Compensation system. What benefits you are entitled to depends on the date of your accident. Because the benefits are so limited under the law, it is important.

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