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Every year, tens of thousands of Floridians file a workers’ compensation claim after suffering a workplace injury. With very few exceptions, Florida’s workers’ compensation laws cover every type of injury that occurs while an employee is “on the clock,” even if the injury was sustained because the employee breached company policy or procedure. Even if an employee were 100% at fault for their injury, they would likely be eligible to receive workers’ compensation benefits. Workers’ compensation claims are generally straightforward and relatively simple to pursue. They are the first and most obvious route to compensation for employees who need immediate financial relief during the challenging aftermath of an injury, providing an injured employee with coverage for medical expenses, a percentage of lost wages, and legal fees associated with the claim. However, workers’ compensation claims aren’t without downsides. For example, as soon as an employee signs a workers’ compensation agreement, they give up their right to sue the employer for their injuries. When it comes to serious injuries, workers’ compensation benefits typically cover only a tiny fraction of medical costs and wage loss from being unable…Read More

Eight Things You Need To Know You work hard for your money. You should be protected while you’re at it. The good news is, you are. Under Florida’s workers’ compensation laws, almost every injury sustained while on the job will be covered. Unfortunately, far too many people in Florida never get the workers’ compensation they’re entitled to. This happens for numerous reasons, including confusion about who qualifies for workers’ compensation and what it covers. In other cases, injured workers receive money from their claim, but it isn’t nearly enough to cover all their medical expenses and damages associated with the injury. Here we discuss a few of the most critical points to consider if you’ve suffered an injury while on the job. Florida workers’ compensation is “no-fault,” meaning that even if you were 100% responsible for your injury, you’re eligible to receive benefits. There are very few exceptions to this. If your workers’ compensation claim has been denied, contact a workers’ compensation attorney who can investigate the denial and help you file an appeal. Most Florida employers are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance. The…Read More

Stephanie Fenstersheib of Fenstersheib Law Group, P.A., in Hallandale recently completed a 30-mile mountain spartan race. It was a tough 14-hour race on steep terrain. Still, the personal injury lawyer pushed through to the finish line. That tenacity carries over into her professional life too she never gives up. Fenstersheib Law Group, P.A., main goal is helping those who are victims of accidents which require legal assistance. They’ve represented countless accident victims with injuries resulting from auto accidents, truck accidents and slip and falls, as well as wrongful death claims. Their firm has also fought many class action lawsuits against large corporations. Every client that she and her brother, attorney Robert David Fenstersheib, meet receives individualized care. “Our sole goal is to make people whole who’ve been injured in any type of accident,” she says. Stephanie Fenstersheib of Fenstersheib Law Group, P.A., in Hallandale recently completed a 30-mile mountain spartan race. It was a tough 14-hour race on steep terrain. Still, the personal injury lawyer pushed through to the finish line. That tenacity carries over into her professional life too she never gives up. Fenstersheib…Read More

Are Insurance Companies Really Working In Your Best Interests?

Insurance companies are mainly interested in protecting their own interests and bottom lines, and paying out any claim in full is detrimental to their bottom-line. So when dealing with insurance companies, it’s important to understand how they work, so you can get a significant settlement. Simply stated, insurers make money in part by denying benefits, so the insurance adjustor is not your friend – his primary role is to keep the insurance company’s payout as low as possible. He may try to discourage you from seeking medical treatment (especially from chiropractors), or he may tell you that rental car coverage is limited to a set number of days. In most cases, this is not true, and if you are not at fault, you are entitled to have all of your reasonable damages and expenses covered. You are also not required to give an adjustor a recorded statement or medical authorization. If you have been involved in an accident and feel that you are not being treated fairly by your insurance company, contact the Fenstersheib Law Group, P.A., toll-free, at 1-800-TellRobert. We have over three decades of experience in…Read More

For Robert David Fenstersheib of Fenstersheib Law Group, P.A., practicing personal injury law is a family business. He goes above and beyond to carry on the legacy of his late father, who began the practice more than 39 years ago. Every client that he and his sister, Stephanie Fentersheib, who is also a personal injury attorney, meet gets treated with individualized care. “Our clients are very important to us,” he says. “We treat every case as if they were family because we want them to be heard and to know someone is advocating for their pain.” Earning his law degree from Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law School, Fenstersheib has experience in insurance law, personal injury and premises liability.Read More

Where Can You Turn For Sound Legal Advice In Florida?

When you are faced with the need to seek legal assistance for a personal injury, it is of utmost importance to have a full understanding of your rights and responsibilities. At Fenstersheib Law Group, P.A., our experienced team of seasoned lawyers will carefully review your specific circumstances, explain your legal options, and advise you about the merits of your case. We understand that there are countless law firms and attorneys in Florida that you can turn to for legal help, which is why we appreciate your trust and value your decision to work with us. We pride ourselves in providing each and every client with only the best legal services and work diligently to help you receive compensation for your injury, or accident. And we work on a contingency basis, which means you never pay any fees until a settlement is won. At Fenstersheib Law Group, P.A, we are your advocates; we feel your pain and, along with our legal expertise, offer understanding and compassion. We have been helping accident victims throughout Florida since 1984, we believe that each and every case we represent is truly…Read More

6 Reasons It Pays To Hire A Personal Injury Attorney Home to endless beaches and entertainment, Hallandale Beach and major cities in Florida attract millions of visitors every year. Whether you find yourself dining and dancing in Fort Lauderdale, strolling the sands of West Palm Beach, braving the rides and water parks of Orlando, or seeing the cultural sites of Tampa, there’s one thing the Sunshine State can’t offer: protection from injury. Hundreds of thousands of people get injured in Florida every year, and many of these injuries are serious if not life-altering. Unfortunately, far too many people never receive the compensation they’re entitled to, either because they don’t think they have a good personal injury claim, or because they try to handle it on their own, without the help of a personal injury attorney. Does Every Single Injury Warrant Legal Assistance? No, but many do. And consulting with a lawyer who handles personal injury cases day in and day out is never a bad idea. Let’s flesh out some reasons you might want to hire a Florida personal injury lawyer. Top 6 Reasons It Makes Sense To Hire A…Read More

A slip on a spill in a grocery store. An auto accident. A dog bite. A defective piece of equipment. All of these could lead to a valid personal injury claim, but none can guarantee that fair compensation will actually be delivered to the injured party. Why is this? There are many factors at play in a personal injury case, but one of the main reasons so few claimants receive fair compensation has to do with insurance companies and their adjusters. The problem is that it is never in the insurance company’s best interest to pay claimants what they deserve, and it is always the insurance adjuster’s job to do what is in the best interests of the company — not you, the claimant. To compound this problem, most insurance companies have powerful resources at their disposal to ensure that at the end of the day, they continue to make significant profits. This leaves injured parties like you with barely enough money to pay their medical bills or make up for lost wages during their recovery time. The cards are stacked against single claimants who are not…Read More

FAQs Every Worker Should Be Able To Answer Every year, tens of thousands of individuals get injured on the job in Florida. And although Florida law requires most employers to provide workers’ compensation insurance, injured employees often don’t receive the compensation they deserve. In many cases, this stems from confusion surrounding Florida workers’ compensation laws and the process of filing a claim. Let’s explore some of the most common questions and answers concerning workers’ compensation in Florida. #1—Does My Employer Have To Provide Workers’ Compensation Insurance? In Florida, employer coverage requirements depend on the industry and the number of employees, and are laid out by the Bureau of Compliance in Florida: In the construction industry, employers who have one or more employees are required to provide workers’ compensation coverage. However, it’s not always clear which trades are considered to be in the “construction” industry, and this classification could have a big impact on whether you’re able to pursue a workers’ compensation claim. An experienced attorney can provide you with information specific to your situation so that you can move forward with confidence. In non-construction industries,…Read More

It’s a common source of confusion: how to distinguish between bodily injury and personal injury…and also why it matters. In a general context, the term ‘bodily injury’ is used to refer specifically to physical injury to the body, such as bruises, broken bones, burns, cuts, muscle tears, and dislocations. In contrast, the term ‘personal injury’ is used to refer to a broader range of damages that can result from any type of accident, such as emotional and mental trauma (in addition to bodily injury). Both personal injury and bodily injury lawsuits often involve property damage, but a property damage claim is not a component of either; it is a separate claim that can cover damages to both real property (e.g., fixed property, like a building) and personal property (e.g., vehicles, jewelry, clothing). A related source of confusion is the difference between personal injury protection (PIP), bodily injury coverage, and property damage liability. Bodily Injury Coverage — This type of insurance covers at-fault individuals against lawsuits brought by anyone who has suffered injuries caused by the at-fault individual. Bodily injury coverage will not cover the policyholder’s own…Read More

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