My attorney told me that my workers compensation claim wasn't worth anything. I got ran over by a garbage truck on 12-11-2019. I didn't receive surgery until 10-22-2020. My orthopedic surgeon put me on permanent Disability. During mediation my attorney told me the value of my case will... Read more »
Unfortunately, once you've settled your work comp case, and especially when a judge has enforced the settlement, there's not much you can do. Usually, if you disagree with the judge's decision, you can appeal to the First District Court, but they don't usually do much, and, most...Read more »
I was involved in an accident where both parties were deemed at fault by the officer. We traded information through the officer, and I told the other party I would be filing with my insurance when I got home, and they would be hearing from them.
Today, I received a letter from a local law... Read more »
If you have car insurance, it should defend you against the claim being made against you. If you believe you may have a claim against the other party (say you have injuries, car damages, lost wages, etc), then, just as the other party has done, you'd hire your own attorney. Unless you plan on...Read more »
A Dollar tree manager assaulted me, threw, my cane, shove me & grabed my phone when I told her I was recording her because she wouldn't do a refund on things I had bought 2 mins. earlier w/receipt even though Dollar tree policy is to do so. As soon as I told her I was recording her she... Read more »
If you want to sue to attempt to get some sort of monetary compensation for any injuries that you claim to have sustained, then it would be an attorney licensed to practice law in Florida and who regularly handles personal injury cases. If you want to press criminal charges, it would be an attorney...Read more »
My workers compensation case is done. I moved to another county. I've been contacting my WC lawyer to get my files so I can give them to my personal injury lawyer but she haven't been returning my calls back. Can i get my files from another facility if i live in a different county if... Read more »
I answered this same question under the workers' compensation topic. Here is my answer: "If your case is over and settled, your work comp attorney should have collected his/her costs from the settlement. These are costs for things, like obtaining your records, on the case. Thus, if your...Read more »
Contract employer wrote this in offer: "annualized salary of $100,000 (based on working 40 hours/week) + annualized bonus $10,000 (based on working 40 hours/week) and company offered benefits-The annualized bonus covers any expense that may incur as a part of fulfilling job including but not... Read more »
I'm not sure your question belongs in the workers' compensation section as I don't see anything about you being injured on the job. However, if you were injured, you should look into a free consultation with an attorney licensed to practice law in Florida and who regularly handles...Read more »
Without more information, it's difficult to answer this question. There can be a host of reasons such as your work comp attorney wanting to be paid by your personal injury attorney for documents that he/she will be producing, etc. Really, though, your work comp and personal injury attorneys...Read more »
How you can sue the person is the easier answer: hire an attorney licensed to practice law in Florida and who regularly handles personal injury/assault cases to file a lawsuit. Whether you have a strong, recoverable case with sufficient damages is another question, which also requires hiring an...Read more »
You can be fired for almost any reason in Florida (with some exceptions). Another questions is whether you being fired was wrongful or not, which may allow you to make a claim against your employer for your termination. To get an answer, or advice, as to that (more important) question, you should...Read more »
For general negligence, it's 4 years from the date of your accident. For malpractice, it's generally 2 years from the time the incident is discovered or should have been discovered. For wrongful death, it's also 2 years. If you have any question about whether you may be approaching...Read more »
I got hired for a job, took a drug test and heard nothing back. They had me working there for 3 weeks then decided to fire me for failing the drug test. Is there anything I can do? I failed due to marijuana and they took 3 weeks to let me know.
I'm guessing that you were not paid for the three weeks that you worked after being hired but before you were let go due to the failed drug test? If so, is your question whether you can get paid for that time worked? More information is needed to answer that question, but it's possible...Read more »
I'm not sure why the labels for this question include government contracts and international law, but, if this is an accident that occurred at work in Florida and is not a Federal Agency, if you were injured on the job, in almost all circumstances, your only choice is workers'...Read more »
Were you injured in any way allegedly due to the vaccine? It appears not, so I think that this question is a little premature to be asking until and unless something does happens. The only thing that I can say is that you should document everything in the meantime. Don't go looking for...Read more »
I have done nothing wrong. I have Bipolar 1/OCD/Anxiety & some other health issues.
I have no criminal past & no violent history. I've never threatened anyone or been inappropriate with anyone at any of these businesses. Just about all of the phone calls are businesses. One... Read more »
I'm not exactly sure what you are asking here. It seems that you are asking whether you have a case for discrimination due to your Bipolar/OCD/Anxiety disorders against these establishments who've called 911 and that have alleged that you've trespassed. I'm not sure what the...Read more »
During an extraction for a permanent bridge, I received an injury. Small but am now under another doctor's care hoping it will heal entirely. I requested a refund from the current dentist for the work not yet performed, and have been asked to sign a release but it needs to be done in 10... Read more »
Without knowing what the release says or what you may be waiving by signing it, I don't think any attorney can give you an answer on here. I'd highly recommend that you reach out to an attorney licensed to practice law in Florida and who handles personal injury cases for a free...Read more »
Whether you can sue isn't the question as you can pretty much sue for anything. However, whether you have any chance of recovery is another, and more important, question. A lot more information would be needed to determine whether you may have a viable chance of recovery verses the parked...Read more »
A cleaning company brought me with a tourist visa to work for 700 dollars a week over time, I accepted and came to South Carolina, they paid me 11.50 an hour and they charged me rent and transportation, they offered to return the investment. of the tickets and they did not, they fired me from work... Read more »
I'm not exactly sure what you are asking. You want to file a complaint for what and to whom? Do you mean you want to sue the cleaning company for not paying you something? Did you have a contract with this cleaning company? Did they pay you anything? A lot more information is needed to provide...Read more »
I agree that you can be fired for almost any reason in Florida (barring some exceptions). It does seem like this was a legitimate reason for termination as, maybe, your employer has some trade secrets that it doesn't want to get into its competitors hands. I'm not saying that you would do...Read more »
I currently get Lazer Hair Removal on my face. The owner of the shop usually does it but got a new girl to do my treatment last time. The new girl was either nervous and it burnt me twice in the same place. That same day the skin started to peel away and has now left an ugly scar or mark on my... Read more »
It's possible that you may be able to recover as a result of what this employee did to your face. The question is what are your damages? Damages in this situation appear to be, primarily, how much will it cost you to fix the scarring issue. If your face is something on which you rely to make...Read more »
I have a question. If I agree to a lump sum settlement and told my lawyer to sign it instead of me signing it at a mediation but end up emailing my lawyer telling him I changed my mind two hours letter about the settlement. Do I have to settle for whatever amount was given to me or Is the contract... Read more »
Florida Workers' comp is a little different in that it's typical to allow your attorney to sign on your behalf on the mediation agreement. If you truly do not want to proceed with the settlement and you've asked your lawyer to try and back out of the settlement, what may happen is...Read more »
I don't remember signing a workers compensation contract. And I didn't want to be under workers compensation. I got ran over by a garbage truck. One of the workers compensation clients must of came in and had me sign their contracts when I was at the hospital under the fluence when I was... Read more »
I'm not sure what you mean by under a workers' compensation contract. Workers' compensation insurance is purchased by your employer to provide injured employees coverage for medical care and lost wages. You don't HAVE to use it to cover your medical care, but, if your health...Read more »
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