February 22, 2023 | Legal Alerts

Remote Employees and Workers' Compensation: What Companies Should Know

The fact that employees are not physically at their work site does not mean that the potential for workers’ compensation claims is eliminated. In some ways, there is even more of a risk that an employee may be injured because the company cannot supervise how they do their work to the same extent they would if they were on a work site. Even with detailed instructions about work safety, employees may still put themselves at risk for injury. Thanks to the rise in remote work, there may be more complex issues surrounding workers' compensation claims now compared to when most employees did their work at a work site.

February 13, 2023 | Verdicts and Settlements

Summary Judgment Obtained In Homeowner’s Insurance Case

Jesse C. Dyer and Noelia C. Vaccaro recently prevailed on a motion for final summary judgment in a homeowner’s insurance case in Miami-Dade County, in which the Plaintiff alleged that the insurer materially breached the insurance policy by failing to make payment for mold testing. The Court agreed that the insurance policy only provided coverage for mold testing to the extent there was reason to believe mold was present, and Plaintiff’s affidavits failed to create a genuine issue of material fact because they were conclusory in nature.

February 9, 2023 | Verdicts and Settlements

Hollywood Attorneys Prevailed on a Motion for Summary Judgment in a Negligence Case

Samuel Spinner, appellate associate, and Mark Goldstein, associate, recently prevailed on a motion for summary judgment in a negligence case on the grounds of workers’ compensation immunity. The plaintiff represented the estate of a worker who suffered a fatal injury during a construction project. The defendant general contractor moved for summary judgment on the basis that it was the decedent’s statutory employer and entitled to immunity. The trial court granted summary judgment, rejecting the plaintiff’s arguments that the decedent’s status as an undocumented worker and fact that the decedent was not paid for his work for the week of the accident precluded the defense from asserting workers’ compensation immunity.