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How Do Florida’s No-Fault Laws Apply To Motorcycle Accidents?

By Musleh Law Firm |

Even without a legal background, you are well-aware of your auto insurance requirements established by the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV). To register any four-wheeled vehicle, you must have proof that you carry at least $10,000 in Personal Injury Protection (PIP) insurance and $10,000 in property damage coverage. Part of… Read More »

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Employee V. Independent Contractor: Why The Difference Is Critical For Florida Workers’ Comp

By Musleh Law Firm |

It is a relief to know that you do not need to prove that your employer was at fault when filing for workers’ compensation, but there is still one key requirement for obtaining monetary benefits: You need to show that you qualify under the definition of employee under Florida workers’ comp laws. The statute… Read More »

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Are Office Workers Covered Under Florida Workers’ Comp Laws?

By Musleh Law Firm |

Most people think of workplace accidents as something that only happens to construction workers or factory employees, assuming that individuals in office or administrative positions could not possibly be injured while sitting behind a desk. They tend to overlook the risks that these employees face in the work environment, but Florida workers’ compensation laws… Read More »

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Common Medical Malpractice Claims In Florida

By Musleh Law Firm |

Florida may rank at the top of the field in several categories when it comes to quality medical care, but one key statistic on medical malpractice should be cause for concern. The 2019 Medical Malpractice Payout Report published by LeverageRx, an online insurance platform exclusively for physicians, reveals that Florida is in the top… Read More »

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4 Myths About Florida Truck Accidents That Could Impact Your Rights

By Musleh Law Firm |

Before getting to the topic of truck accident myths, you might find helpful to review the facts: These crashes remain one of the deadliest types of traffic crashes on Florida roadways, and Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV) statistics are proof. In Marion County, there are almost 6,400 total traffic accidents every… Read More »

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Top 6 Grounds For Premises Liability Claims In Florida

By Musleh Law Firm |

With all the news stories and media attention focused on the dangers of motor vehicle collisions, there is a tendency to overlook some of the other unintentional injuries that result from accidents. According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 39.5 million people visit a physician for accidental injuries every year;… Read More »

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Occupational Diseases That May Qualify For Florida Workers’ Comp Benefits

By Musleh Law Firm |

While much information regarding Florida workers’ compensation laws focuses on employee rights after a workplace accident, some people tend to overlook occupational diseases or wonder whether the system covers them. To clarify any confusion, work-related ailments are treated the same as injuries. On average, the Florida Division of Workers’ Compensation handles around 560 cases… Read More »

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When is Workers’ Compensation NOT the Sole Remedy for a Florida Workplace Injury?

By Musleh Law Firm |

If you were hurt in a workplace accident, you may be aware of your legal options under Florida workers’ compensation laws. In general, you could receive monetary benefits if you: Qualify as a true full- or part-time employee; Work for an employer with four employees or more; Were acting within the scope of your… Read More »

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5 Types of Distracted Driving That Do NOT Involve a Cell Phone

By Musleh Law Firm |

By now, several years after the dangers of cell phone use while driving became apparent, motorists are very aware of the risks of texting, talking on the phone, surfing the internet, and posting to social media. In an ongoing public awareness campaign, the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV) outlines the… Read More »

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FAQs About Settling a Florida Workers’ Comp Death Benefits Claim

By Musleh Law Firm |

It is horrific to think that a loved one’s life could be at risk simply for going to work, but statistics on fatal workplace injuries and occupational diseases reveal that there were 138 job-related deaths in Florida in 2019. Fortunately for the victim’s surviving loved ones, the state workers’ compensation system pays out death… Read More »

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