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Elderly Workers’ Deaths are Increasing

A new study conducted by the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that the number of fatalities in older workers (ages 55+) have nearly doubled from 1992-2017, while workplace fatalities for 65+ workers have increased over 66%. The table below shows the decrease in workplace fatalities for people ages 54 and under and the increase for workers ages 55 and over. While the percentage of older workers has increased by only 17% during this time, fatalities increased nearly 50% or more for older workers. The graph below shows that younger workers fatality rates have declined by almost 40%, while fatalities for older workers have stayed stagnant, increasing more drastically from 2015 to present day. As

Nursing Home Abuse Publicized

In a controversial push for transparency, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) unveils an icon on its website that is placed next to nursing homes with reported abuse, negligence or exploitation. CMS states that less than 5% of the 15,000 nursing homes that participate in Medicare or Medicaid will get this icon Levels of Severity Nursing home citations range in severity on a scale from A – L, A being a minor infraction and L being severe. A report conducted on Florida area nursing homes showed: 94% increase in G-level violations or higher from 2017-2019 Florida nursing homes were cited for 3,958 violations, with 94 being G severity or higher in 2017-2018. From 2018-2019, over

Message to Our Clients

A message to our clients, Although our office is physically closed during these uncertain times, we will continue to work around the clock for our clients. Our staff of over 45 employees is connected and working remotely from the comfort of their homes, and we are still available by phone or email. We will make an announcement when we have more information on the coronavirus . Please stay safe and follow the recommendations of the CDC. Thank you for your patience in the time of uncertainty. Kimmel Carter is still available to serve Delawareans. Managing Partner, Larry Kimmel, ESQ

Does Workers' Compensation Cover Employees Who Work from Home?

Workers’ compensation for Delaware is defined as a system, created by the Delaware Legislature, which provides benefits to workers who are injured or who contract an occupational disease while working. Worried that you contracted Coronavirus at work? See our latest post here In general, workers’ compensation provides benefits to employees who are injured during the course and scope of their employment. You do not need to be injured on the employer’s property to be entitled to benefits, but you must show that you were acting in the employer’s best interest when the injury happened. So what does this mean for the rising amount of employees who work remotely? Remote Work has Increased During th

Coronavirus and the Workplace

COVID-19, commonly known as the Coronavirus, is an upper respiratory infection where the victim may exhibit flu-like symptoms. As of March 17th, 2020, there are 4,226 cases and 75 deaths in the U.S, and over 153,000 cases worldwide. Droplets of bodily fluids - such as saliva or mucus - from an infected person are dispersed in the air, on surfaces, or on objects by coughing or sneezing. These droplets can come into direct contact with other people or can infect them when they touch infected surfaces and then their face. If you believe you caught the infection at work, you may be entitled to Workers’ Compensation. You May be Entitled to Workers’ Compensation Benefits. Say, for example, you are

Kimmel Carter COVID-19 Update - 3-17-2020

Due to recent developments with COVID-19, it is out of an abundance of caution that Kimmel, Carter, Roman, Peltz & O’Neill will be closing our physical offices until at least March 30th. All attorneys and staff will work remotely during this time, and will be available via phone and email between the hours of 8:30am - 5pm. If you have an existing appointment, or have further questions, please reach out to your attorney or their staff to discuss your options. We thank you for your flexibility and understanding during this time. We will continue to bring updates through our website and Facebook page.

Kimmel Carter Supports Action for Delaware’s Children

At Kimmel Carter, we love to invest in our community. We happily contributed to the funding of Action for Delaware’s Children, and look forward to seeing its impact in our community for years to come. Helping At-Risk Youth Action for Delaware’s Children’s mission is to advocate for Delaware's at-risk children, especially those living in poverty. Action for Delaware’s Children supports three main ways that children can succeed: through the nurse family partnership, extending the school day and school year for low income children, and improving re-entry services for juvenile’s leaving correctional facilities. Learn more here: https://www.actionfordelawareschildren.org/why-this-matters Kimmel

Blue-Gold All-Star Basketball Games Postponed

In light of recent health-related developments, Kimmel Carter and Cancer Care Connection have decided to postpone the Blue-Gold All-Star Basketball Games, originally scheduled for March 21st, at the 76er’s Fieldhouse. Tentatively, the games are being scheduled for June 13th, 2020. We are currently working to reschedule activities associated with the Blue-Gold Basketball Games. Tentatively, the Blue and Gold practices will be held Tuesday June 9th, Dover Day for Wednesday June 10th, and the Blue-Gold Banquet for Thursday, June 11th. The Blue Gold All-Star Basketball Games have been a symbol of charity, sportsmanship, and athleticism since 1999, highlighting the best of High School Basketball

COVID-19 Announcement

Due to recent developments with COVID-19, it is out of an abundance of caution that Kimmel, Carter, Roman, Peltz & O’Neill will be limiting in-person client interaction. The health and safety of our clients and our employees is of the upmost priority. Attorneys and staff are available via phone and email during the hours of 8:30am - 5pm. We are handling this situation day by day. If you have an existing appointment, please reach out to your attorney or their staff to discuss your appointment options. We thank you for your flexibility and understanding during this time.

Kimmel Carter Honored by the Delaware Combined Campaign for Justice

On Monday, March 9th, 2020, Kimmel, Carter, Roman, Peltz & O’Neill was recognized at the Appreciation Breakfast by the Delaware Combined Campaign for Justice (CCJ). Kimmel Carter’s attorneys had 100% participation in giving to this worthy organization. Kimmel Carter appreciates the work that the CCJ is doing in our community, to help those in need. We represent those victims injured in motor vehicle accident and work accidents and advocate for accessible legal representation for everyone. Partner Sean Gambogi Justice for All For over 20 years the Combined Campaign for Justice (CCJ) has been a coordinated approach to fundraising to support Delaware’s three nonprofit legal aid agencies: Commun

Larry Kimmel Invited To American Board of Trial Advocates

We are pleased to announce our Managing Partner, Larry Kimmel, has become a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA). Founded in 1958, ABOTA is a national association of experienced trial lawyers and judges, who are voted into the association by fellow legal professionals. ABOTA is an invitation-only organization. Members must have at least five years of active experience as trial lawyers, have tried at least ten civil jury trials to conclusion, and possess additional litigation experience. Members must also exhibit the virtues of civility, integrity and professionalism by following the Code Of Professionalism and Principles of Civility. Regarded for its steadfast efforts to p

Inattentive Driver Crashes into Construction Equipment

Delaware officials are urging the public to slow down after a distracted driver struck another vehicle, hurdling it into a truck mounted attenuator (TMA). A TMA is a safety barrier that is attached a construction truck and is meant to protect road workers. Minor injuries were reported. If you have been injured due to the negligence of another, the Lawyers at Kimmel, Carter, Roman, Peltz & O'Neill are able to help. It is imperative to stay attentive while driving, and to be aware of your surroundings - especially on the highways. Delaware has 39 construction projects currently under way, with over 100 being planned for the near future. As the summer months draw near, it is crucial to heed spe

Head on Crash Kills Mother, Injuries Child on Saturday Night

A truck driver was illegally passing traffic on the grassy median when the driver lost control and drove to the opposing side of the roadway. The driver of the Ford F-350 was trying to pass a traffic jam in the south lanes of Rt. 301 when the driver lost control trying to merge onto the roadway. The F-350 hurdled into the northbound lanes, hitting a Grand Caravan which carried a 34-year old mother and her 10-year old child. Mother and child were rushed to the hospital, where the mother was pronounced dead, and the child is being treated for non-life threatening injuries. According to police, the driver of the Ford F-350 was not injured in the crash. Had the negligent driver obeyed traffic la

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