Law and Disorder | 4/18/2018

WJRR Law and Disorder on April 18th, 2018

Here is a link to the show Law & Disorder if you didn’t get a chance to hear it.

  • I got hurt working for my boss on Saturday when he told me he would pay me cash. Now I cannot get a hold of him, but I have a text of the set up to work for him. Do I have a case for him to pay for the injuries?
  • First, you need to file a worker’s comp claim and if that is not applicable a regular personal injury attorney can probably help you out.
  • A person filed for worker’s comp. After they came back from the worker’s comp. procedure, the employer made everyone sign a paper stating they would not file for workers’ comp. They were not allowed to work until they signed the form. Is this legal and why would the employer entertain this?
  • You normally cannot be forced to sign a document giving up your right to sue your employer.
  • I worked as a contractor and filled out a 1099 form. The contractor was made to fill out a form where it was his own business. They worked 6 days a week and were not paid overtime, is this legal? In other words, what do you do when a contractor is doing a job that is normally salaried?
  • Overtime rules might apply depending on whether you were actually an independent contractor or just one to avoid paying overtime. For instance, how much control the employer had over you and what the type of work you were doing.
  • I am a gator trapper and I was served a 1080, is that right?
  • Not sure what a 1080 is. It sounds like a skateboard trick.
  • How soon after an auto accident should you contact a lawyer?
  • Immediately to protect your right, make sure you don’t say anything that could hurt your claim and to make sure you get treatment in the first 14 days by a doctor to make sure you don’t lose your PIP benefits.
  • Does an employer have to make security improvements after an armed robbery occurred in which an employee was injured during silent alarms?
  • It depends if they failed in their duty to protect you as an employee. If they are on notice that there may be a problem, they might be shown to have that duty and may be liable.

Any questions you may have, email A lot of times the questions that people have, does not require hiring a lawyer. Jeff is the first to let you know so you can save the money. A certain percentage of his cases comes from other lawyers that don’t talk to their clients over the phone. If your lawyer is not talking to you, get a second opinion. The hard thing is not signing you up, but it is doing the work.

TV and radio stations are full of lawyers who want to serve you, and it's real tempting to contact that lawyer because you have seen them a lot. With these big firms, you don’t know who your lawyer is for a few months. You know exactly who will be serving you at Kaufman & Lynd.

Listed below are other recent shows if you missed them during the week.

Law & Disorder with Kaufman & Lynd: April 11, 2018

Law & Disorder with Kaufman & Lynd: April 4, 2018

Law & Disorder with Kaufman & Lynd: March 28, 2018

Jeffrey S. Kaufman is currently licensed to practice law in Florida and seventeen other states. Jeffrey can be found on Justia Lawyers, Martindale Hubble, and

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