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Pros & Cons of Settling a Florida Workers’ Compensation Claim

By Musleh Law Firm |

While you might be familiar with the basic workers’ compensation claims process, you may not realize that one alternative to resolving the matter is settling with your employer’s insurer. Many employees who suffer work-related injuries or occupational disease do exactly that, according to the Florida Division of Workers’ Compensation’s (DWC) Workers’ Compensation Claims Statistics:… Read More »

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Top Children’s Product Recalls for First Half of 2020

By Musleh Law Firm |

Though the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) publishes information on every product recall throughout the year, it is always helpful for parents to do a periodic review of some of the most dangerous items that could cause harm to children. The more information you know – and the sooner you become aware of… Read More »

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The “Fatal 4” Put Florida Construction Workers at Risk

By Musleh Law Firm |

When you consider the dynamic, dangerous nature of the construction worksite, you may not be shocked to learn that accidents can cause serious injuries for Florida construction workers. In fact, some workplace incidents are so common and extreme that they have earned the nickname the “Fatal Four” by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration… Read More »

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Can Advanced Safety Features Reduce the Risk of Teen Car Accidents in Florida?

By Musleh Law Firm |

There is an assumption that teen drivers are far more likely to be involved in car accidents, and data gathered by the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV) loosely supports this theory. According to the three-year average indicated by the Traffic Crash Facts Annual Report 2018, there are more than 63,700… Read More »

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What is MMI and How Does it Affect a Florida Workers’ Comp Claim?

By Musleh Law Firm |

If you were injured in a workplace accident, you may have already discovered that the consequences involve more than just physical pain. Many employees in your position are unable to return to work right away, so lost wages could start to add up significantly over several weeks or months. Fortunately, Florida workers’ compensation laws… Read More »

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Does Florida Follow the “One Bite Rule” for Dog Bites?

By Musleh Law Firm |

Americans love their canine friends, so it can be hard to think that some dogs are capable of attacks and causing injuries. Still, statistics from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveal that dog bite injuries are quite common: More than 344,000 individuals seek emergency medical care for dog bites every year…. Read More »

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What Benefits Can I Receive Under Florida Workers’ Comp Laws?

By Musleh Law Firm |

Statistics from the Florida Division of Workers’ Compensation reveal that there were 768 cases filed in Marion County in 2019, with $23,637 as the average amount of workers’ comp benefits. However, the numbers only have meaning when you review them in terms of context. If you were hurt in a workplace accident or suffer… Read More »

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4 Wrongful Reasons for Denying a Florida Workers’ Comp Claim

By Musleh Law Firm |

Florida employees who suffer workplace injuries or occupational diseases often assume that the process for filing a workers’ compensation claim is straightforward. You notify your employer, fill out the necessary forms, and start receiving benefits promptly. Other times, you could encounter significant challenges, either from your employer or its workers’ comp insurance company. Your… Read More »

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Speeding is a Top Cause of Florida Car Accidents

By Musleh Law Firm |

When you consider some of the top causes and contributing factors of Florida car accidents, you might rank drunk driving, texting, and red light running high on the list. You may not think of speeding as being a major issue, especially when you drive faster than the posted limit yourself from time to time…. Read More »

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Long-Term Costs and Consequences for TBI Victims

By Musleh Law Firm |

You expect that the costs for treating traumatic brain injury (TBI) can be astronomical, and some statistics from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) corroborate this point from a societal perspective. The lifetime economic costs of TBI are around $76.5 billion, before adjustment for inflation. Hospitalization is at the top of… Read More »

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