Can I Sue My Employer for Getting Hurt on the Job?

By: Matthew Carrillo, Carrillo Injury Law   This question has been asked by countless employees that have been injured on the job and believe it was caused by their employer’s negligence.  Outside of an employment situation, like a car accident, slip and fall, or...

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HOW TO KILL A ZOMBIE MEDICAL DEBT FOR GOOD

HOW TO KILL A ZOMBIE MEDICAL DEBT FOR GOOD

By Paul A. Herman, Esq. and Joel A. Brown, Esq.   The Florida Workers’ Compensation Industry is living in its own version of the “Zombie Apocalypse” comparable to the one seen in the movies Zombieland and Zombieland 2. We are referring to “Zombies” in the form of...

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Not All Court Reporting Companies Are the Same.

Not All Court Reporting Companies Are the Same.

By Mike McDonner / President of Milestone Reporting   I vividly recall the first deposition I took after getting out of law school. It was for a group of RICO plaintiffs in a lawsuit against a large car manufacturer. I spent days writing out questions, analyzing how...

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The MSA Blind Spot

The MSA Blind Spot

By John V. Cattie, Jr., Managing Partner at Cattie For years, the workers’ compensation (WC) industry has suffered from Medicare Set-Aside (MSA) blind spots. Current WC industry practices do not align with Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) expectations. Largely driven by the employer side of the table, those MSA protocols have missed the […]

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How Florida’s New Opioid Bill is Impacting Injured Workers

How Florida’s New Opioid Bill is Impacting Injured Workers

The opioid epidemic is no stranger to Florida.  In 2016, there were 2,798 reported opioid-related overdose deaths in the state, a rate of 14.4 deaths per 100,000 persons.  The national average is 13.3 deaths per 100,000.[1]  While there is no single fix to the opioid epidemic, states across the country have employed various approaches and […]

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