Berlin Law Firm Holiday Party 2016

Thanks to everyone who came out to our annual holiday party.   It was a great time and I enjoyed spending time with each and every one of you.  Blessings to you and your families this holiday season and I look forward to a wonderful 2017.

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Privacy Rights of Injured Workers at Doctors Appointments

Your Privacy Rights as an Injured Worker at your Doctors Appointments Know that you have a right to privacy at your doctors appointments. Too often, I have client’s tell me that a representative of the insurance carrier was present at their doctor’s appointment.  I will tell you that it is never a good idea.  Think…

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We WILL never forget!

Where were you the day the foundations of our buildings fell but the spirit of America thrived?  As we sit here 15 years from that life changing moment, it has become almost cliché to say the words “we will never forget.”  However, as I watch the families lining up remembering their loved ones, I am…

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Workers Compensation Advances in Florida

Are you entitled to a lump sum workers compensation advance on your benefits? Anytime an employee suffers a work related injury, the effects can be devastating both medically and financially.  A work injury can impact an employee’s ability to work, the ability to perform routine daily tasks, and a reduction in income. The workers compensation law provides…

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Historic Odd Fellows Building, Home of Berlin Law Firm

Berlin Law Firm is located at the historic Odd Fellows Building in Sarasota.  The building, located at 200 N. Washington Blvd, was opened on September 2, 1940 as the home of the Sarasota Odd Fellows.  The Independent Order of Odd Fellows is an organization which promotes personal and social development.  The command of the IOOF…

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Berlin Law Firm First Billboard unveiled

BERLIN LAW FIRM BILLBOARD! In anticipation of our grand opening tomorrow, our television commercial is airing and the billboard on US 301 between Fruitville and University was unveiled.  Final work is continuing to our building as we are working on interior renovations of the building.  Please stay tuned for our open house later in September 2016.

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Can you choose your workers compensation doctor?

In Florida, the employer/carrier has the right to choose your doctor and control your medical treatment.  However, there are two exceptions where the injured worker may have the opportunity to either treat with the physician(s) if its choice or control medical treatment. Right to select a one-time change in provider.  The Florida Workers’ Compensation Act does…

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Workers’ Compensation Mediations in Florida

Workers’ Compensation Mediations in Florida WHAT IS A MEDIATION? Mediations are an extremely effective tool for settling workers’ compensation cases or resolving issues in Florida. Under Florida law, after a claim is filed, the case must go to mediation within 130 days.  Although mediations are mandatory, neither party is required to settle their case or…

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