DO I GET TO PICK MY OWN DOCTORS IN A WORKERS’ COMP CASE?

Under Florida law, the employer’s insurance carrier generally gets to choose the doctors that you treat for your work injury. Most workers who are hurt on the job make arrangements to go to the nearest Emergency Room or someone makes the arrangements for them. After...

Overlooked & Undercompensated: Traumatic Brain Injuries

“Medical providers often check below the brain for spinal cord injuries after an accident, but these traumatic injuries often go undiagnosed, and uncompensated.” According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a major...

Recent Sarasota County verdict!

Our client suffered a meniscus tear while seated in the back seat of a vehicle involved in a collision. Because he had surgery, the defense argued that he had not suffered a permanent injury – despite his ongoing issues. This became a four-year battle against...

Does anyone care about Florida’s elderly citizens?

Chances are about 70% that you and I will eventually require the care of a nursing home or assisted living facility.  However, very, very few people realize that the nursing home industry is secretly insulating itself from its own negligence and responsibility. Many,...

Covid-19 And Workers’ Compensation

You just tested positive for COVID-19 and believe you contracted the virus through work, what is the likelihood of proving your claim? The COVID-19 pandemic has placed the world in unchartered territory including it’s effect on workers’ compensation benefits in...

Bradenton’s Best

We have just been awarded two categories of Bradenton’s Best by the Bradenton Herald – GOLD for best Personal Injury Law Firm in town and BRONZE for Best Law Firm in town! Thank you for all your support, we are so proud to serve our community! Check us out...

The Three D’s

By Attorney Alyson Battlaglia Insurance Companies’ Favorite Tactics to DENY, DISPUTE, or DEVALUE Your Injury Claim: 1. Fraud Insurance companies frequently accuse people of faking it in an attempt to devalue an individual’s claim. Now they won’t come right out and say...

Except Florida: “No-Fault” Means No Coverage

By Attorney Kelli Martinez “No coverage?! How do they have a driver’s license if they are driving without insurance?!” Florida has the highest rate of uninsured drivers in the United States. Approximately 26.7%, or about one in four vehicles on Florida roads are...

Mediation: A Way to Avoid the Courthouse

By Attorney Kennedy Legler As our court dockets continue to become more and more congested, the judicial system in this country has had to look for ways to resolve cases before they reach the level of jury participation. Litigation is extremely expensive and time...

Different Types of Personal Injury Cases

By Attorney Grace Reeves The attorneys at Legler, Murphy & Battaglia, LLP, can help with many types of personal injury cases. We have been handling car accident cases for over thirty-two years. In addition, our attorneys also have extensive experience in many...