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Workers’ compensation is a type of insurance that is available to nearly all workers in the state of Florida. With very few exceptions, under workers’ compensation, you are entitled to benefits following any on-the-job injury or illness, regardless of the role you may have played in an accident. It is strange then, that close to 10% of workers’ compensation claims are denied – leaving these workers without the money…Read Full Post
As Labor Day approaches, many people will be making the most of what’s remaining of summer vacation, heading to the beach or visiting nearby attractions to squeeze as much fun as possible out of these final days of summer. As traffic increases, it is important to remember your role in creating it – and to take steps in reducing the risk you pose to yourself and others while you are a part of it.
Rule #1: Avoid Distraction
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Beginning with Memorial Day and ending with Labor Day, the summertime months see more fatal drunk driving accidents than any other time of the year. In fact, from Late May through Early September, fatal auto accidents involving drunk or intoxicated drivers nearly doubles.
Throughout the year, around 35% of all fatal auto accidents are caused by alcohol-impaired drivers. On the Fourth of July alone, that number rises to 47% - and while the Fourth is considered the deadliest day for drunk driving accidents during the summer months, both Labor Day and Memorial Day see a substantial increase as well.
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It’s National Safety Month, a month dedicated to educating workers on workplace dangers. During National Safety Month, the National Safety Council supplies employers with resources, educational materials, and other types of support to encourage more conversations around workplace safety and to help ensure compliance with local, state, and federal regulations.
This month, take…Read Full Post
Workers’ compensation is designed to provide injured workers with the financial support they will need to make the best recovery possible. In the state of Florida, most businesses with four or more employees are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance and to follow all of the regulations set in place by the Department of Financial Services for its administration.… Read Full Post
Distracted driving injures and kills thousands of people every year. The National Safety Council reports that an average of 700 vehicle accidents occur every day as a result of distraction. Tragically, each of these is completely avoidable.
There are three types of distraction that can occur while driving. These are:
- Thinking about anything besides driving
- Looking at anything besides the road
- Touching anything besides those things needed to operate the vehicle
Even one of these types of distraction increases the risk of an accident. Most forms of…Read Full Post
Motorcyclists in the state of Florida are not required to wear a helmet so long as:
- They are over the age of 21 and
- They carry at least $10,000 of Medical Payment Insurance
Similarly, passengers of motorcycles are not required to wear a helmet so long as they are over the age of 21.
Why Wear a Motorcycle Helmet?
Helmets save lives. This isn’t a slogan. It’s not a selling point for C-DOT-approved helmets…Read Full Post
There are several types of compensation you can pursue after a truck accident. Whether you need money to pay for medical treatment or damage to your property, you deserve compensation.
At Kelleher Law, we can help you determine the full extent of your damages. If you sustained injuries in a truck accident, call one of our experienced truck accident attorneys today at…Read Full Post
Truck accidents often result in serious injury. When you are injured in a truck accident, it is important that you know who can be held liable in order to seek fair and full compensation. However, unlike car accidents, liability in truck accidents may involve several parties who aren’t even on the scene, further complicating the issue.
Depending on the cause of your truck accident, there may be several…Read Full Post
There are 14.6 million licensed drivers in the state of Florida, making ours the state with the third-highest percentage of legal drivers. The Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles Department reports that there are around 650 auto accidents in our state every day, accounting for approximately 200,000 car accidents yearly. Many of these result in serious injury. Approximately 3,000 every year result in…Read Full Post