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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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..
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.
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.
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.
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.
Free Ride Home if You Drink Too Much “Tow to Go” is available to AAA members and nonmembers. The service is sponsored by beer maker Anheuser-Busch and covers all of Florida; Atlanta; Savannah, Ga.; Nashville, Tenn.; and, during the holiday season, Knoxville, Tenn. The number is 800-222-4357. Last year, about 900 Florida drivers called Tow.
Workers’ Compensation Benefits May Be Denied if Employee Detours and Deviations From Business Trip Employees may be called upon by their employer to travel for a business purpose. Such travel is generally considered to be in the course of employment and, if injured, the employee will be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. However, if the.
TIPS TO DRIVING SAFELY According to the National Safety Commission, the following are tips to driving safely through the holidays and the winter season: Prepare Your Vehicle for Winter Driving: Although maybe not needed in Florida, you should get your car tuned up and winterized. Check that you have sufficient antifreeze in your coolant system,.
Workers’ Compensation Mileage Reimbursement Rate Increased Florida lawmakers recently increased the state’s mileage reimbursement rate from 29 cents per mile to 44 and one-half cents per mile. Although the employers and carriers are not required to follow the state’s mileage reimbursement rate, the state rate has long served as a guideline throughout the industry to.