Posts Tagged ‘Damages’

Pitfalls of Hiring Unlicensed Contractors

Pitfalls of Hiring An Unlicensed Contractor

You might be tempted to use an unlicensed contractor but I promise you, it’s not worth the risk. You open the door to a number of different issues that could end up costing you a fortune and leave you legally liable. While the perception exists that hiring unlicensed contractors is usually cheaper and they might agree to do some work that others wouldn’t attempt, these advantages don’t weigh up equally against the pitfalls that you could fall into.

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Calculating Punitive Damages in Florida

Punitive damages are a form of compensation that go above and beyond the initial rate. Let’s say that one of your employees is injured while at work. They sue on the ground of company liability. The first thing your company might have to pay is compensation awards. This is a figure designed to compensate the employee for any loss of earnings and health care costs. However, they can also ask for ‘punitive damages’ to be applied. This is a figure beyond the compensation damage. It intends to punish the defendant for negligence or misconduct.

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