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How Much is a Workers Comp Settlement Worth?
  • By: Micah Longo, Esq.
  • Published: October 25, 2017

The amount of a workers’ compensation settlement may vary greatly depending on the exact cause. If your injury is minor, the settlement may be limited to the employee’s lost wages and payment of the medical expenses related to the treatment of the said injury. If the injury is severe, for instance, a major back injury, and you have partial or total use of the body part(s) injured in the accident affected for the rest of your life, your settlement will be higher. In this case, the settlement will include lost wages, medical expenses, and some level of compensation for the injury to the body part. In a case where the employee suffers a partial or total loss of a body part, the treating doctor will assign a disability rating between 0% and 100% for each… Read More

  • By: Micah Longo, Esq.
  • Published: August 11, 2017

Many people like dogs, but very few like being bit by one. If you are attacked and bit by a dog that is not your own, you may have a legal case that can be brought against the owner. While some people may get a bite and heal within a few days, others can suffer long-term and even lifelong issues, such as scars, broken bones, and mental trauma. It is also very possible to need to miss work while you recover, resulting in serious financial losses. Even more upsetting than the actual bite is the fact that the whole thing could have been prevented if someone else were doing what they were legally supposed to. If your dog bite was the result of a property owner or dog owner not taking the proper steps to…Read More

  • By: Micah Longo, Esq.
  • Published: August 11, 2017

Has your workplace or previous workplace become a living hell? Many people use the term “harassment” to describe any workplace treatment that seems unfair, unduly harsh, or just plain mean. From a legal perspective, however, it must meet certain criteria. State and federal laws recognize many types of workplace discrimination, all of which can create a hostile work environment. A person may claim discrimination on the basis of race, national origin, age, sex, religion, and disability. If you feel you have a discrimination or harassment case, call the Longo Law Firm for a free consultation to find out. Don’t wait because there are time limits on when you can file a claim. In order to make your claim in court, you need to prove the following: It was based on your protected characteristic (ex. Being…Read More

  • By: Micah Longo, Esq.
  • Published: August 11, 2017

A fall can injure much more than your pride, especially if you are a senior citizen or suffer from a pre-existing health problem. While some people may slip in a puddle and be fine, others can suffer long-term and even lifelong issues, such as broken bones and mental trauma. It is also possible to need to miss quite a bit of work while you recover, resulting in serious financial losses. If this has happened to you, you don’t need to be told how upsetting it is to have your life turned upside down by just a moment. Even more upsetting is how your fall could have been prevented if someone else were doing what they were legally supposed to. If your fall was the result of a property owner or someone else not taking the…Read More

  • By: Micah Longo, Esq.
  • Published: July 25, 2017

Click here to get the video explanation of "Women Are More Susceptiable to Age Discrimination?" Attorney Micah Longo of the Davie law firm The Longo Firm says, “the truth is that older workers applying for jobs receive fewer callbacks than younger applicants, making it harder to get hired. The LA Times recently did a study that found “women are more susceptible to age discrimination than men. Why might older women suffer relatively more from age discrimination? Research indicates that physical attractiveness boosts hiring. Studies also show there is an “attractiveness penalty for age, which is harsher for men than for women. Also, the law that protects women from sexual harassment/discrimination (Title VII and FCRA) is a different law than the one that protects everyone from Age discrimination (ADEA), thus it’s harder for women to win…Read More

  • By: Micah Longo, Esq.
  • Published: July 25, 2017

Click here to get the video explanation of "How to Request FMLA Leave in Florida?" Attorney Micah Longo of the Davie, Florida law firm The Longo Firm says,”under the FMLA an eligible employee may take up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave during any 12-month period for a serious health condition, birth of a child, or the care of a spouse, child, or parent who has a serious health condition. This leave is called FMLA leave. So, how do you request FMLA leave? Well, the first step is providing “proper notice” to your employer by notifying them of your need to take FMLA leave in a “timely manner” and in a way that alerts your employer that your absence might qualify as FMLA leave. Although not required, you should give notice of your desire to…Read More

  • By: Micah Longo, Esq.
  • Published: July 25, 2017

Click here to get the video explanation of "How to Deal With Unfair Treatment at Work?" Attorney Micah Longo of the Davie, Florida law firm The Longo Firm says, “in evaluated an unfair treatment claim, courts use the McDonnell Douglas framework (famous case), under which plaintiff has the initial burden of establishing a case by showing he/she was a qualified member of a protected class and was subjected to an adverse employment action in contrast with similarly situated employees outside the protected class. Protected classes under federal law are (1) Race, (2) National Origin, (3) Religion, (4) Age, (5) Sex, and (6) Disability. Plaintiff and comparators outside the protected class who are treated more favorably must be similarly situated in ALL relevant aspects. This prevents courts from second-guessing employers’ reasonable decisions and confusing apples with…Read More

  • By: Micah Longo, Esq.
  • Published: July 25, 2017

Click here to get the video explanation of "Calculating Overtime Pay With Vacations and Holidays" Wanna know how to calculate overtime pay with vacations and holidays? Hi, I’m Micah Longo, I’m a Florida employment lawyer practicing law here in Davie, Florida. Fair Labor Standards Act requires employers to pay non-exempt employees time and half the regular rate for all hours worked over 40 in a work week. The regular rate is a rate per hour that is determined by dividing the total pay in any workweek by the total number of hours actually worked by him in that workweek for which such compensation was paid. So for a salary worker, the regular rate would be calculated by dividing the weekly pay by 40 hours. Employers do not have to count paid holidays, paid time off,…Read More

  • By: Micah Longo, Esq.
  • Published: July 25, 2017

Click here to get the video explanation of "How to Win Defective Product Case in Florida?". Attorney Micah Longo of the Davie, Florida law firm The Longo Firm says, “in Florida, a product can be defective because of a manufacturing defect or a design defect. A product is defective because of a manufacturing defect if it is in a condition unreasonably dangerous to the user and the product is expected to and does not reach the user (or consumer) without substantial change affecting that condition. A product is unreasonably dangerous because of a manufacturing defect if it is different from its intended design and fails to perform as safety as the intended design would have performed. In other words, if you got the one toaster that explodes after 5 minutes, then you likely have a…Read More

  • By: Micah Longo, Esq.
  • Published: July 25, 2017

Click here to get the video explanation of "Herniated Discs From Car Accident?" Attorney Micah Longo of the Davie law firm The Longo Firm says, “when you’re in a car accident the physical forces do a number on your body. A common injury is a herniated disc which is a condition where the jelly like substances found inside the disc rupture, putting pressure on a nerve, causing pain and numbness. Most common herniated disc injuries occur in the lower back (lumbar spine) and neck (cervical spine). Recovery from a herniated disc injury is usually a lengthy process and can get very expensive. A herniated disc may have a permanent effect on your quality of life, as you job and daily activities are limited due to the pain. Herniated discs are usually treated with physical therapy…Read More

  • By: Micah Longo, Esq.
  • Published: July 25, 2017

Click here to get the video explanation of "My Lawyer Filed A Lawsuit: Now What?" Attorney Micah Longo of the Davie law firm The Longo Firm says, “the first stage of a civil litigation case is the pleading stage. Here the Plaintiff files a complaint which outlines the facts to support a particular cause of action. The Defendant then has an opportunity to respond by admitting or denying the allegations in the Complaint. The Defendant also has an opportunity to assert “affirmative defenses.” The next stage of a civil litigation case is discovery. Discovery usually takes the form of Interrogatories, Requests for Production of Documents, Requests for Admissions, and the taking of Depositions. Anything that is “reasonably calculated to lead to the discovery of admissible evidence” is fair game in discovery. Usually, the next stage…Read More

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