Category: Work Related Injuries

Florida Construction Worker Falls Three Stories, Nearly Dies

Construction work is no easy feat. There are many risks of working in construction, and workers have to take many precautions to stay safe.

 

If those precautions are not followed to the letter, workers face serious injuries in a variety of different ways. Even a simple slip and fall and turn deadly. Just look at what happened in Fort Lauderdale last month.

 

Three-Story Fall Causes Life Threatening[..]

Florida Bill Aims to Change Workers’ Compensation

It is no secret that workers’ compensation in Florida needs some reform. This year, Florida lawmakers are looking to tackle the issue, but some proposed bills are running into roadblocks.

 

Below, we’re going to detail the proposed bills, the reasons they are facing difficulties, and how reform may change the way worker’s comp is handled in Florida.

 

HB 1107: Exempting Injured Workers’ Data From Public Disclosure

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What to Do If You’ve Been Injured at Work

 

No one plans for an injury, but sometimes accidents happen. And an injury, depending how severe, can put you out of commission for a while, affecting all aspects of your life.

 

That’s why it’s important to be prepared – especially if get injured while you’re on the job. If you are hurt at work, you want to make sure you handle everything properly in order to ensure [..]

5 Steps to Take If You’re Injured at Work

 

No one ever expects to become injured on the job, but it happens. Each year, more than 4.1 million people in the U.S. suffer an occupational illness or workplace injury. If the injury is severe, you may experience physical pain or discomfort and stress due to money worries and your future.

 

If you’re involved in a work-related accident, it’s important to act quickly to protect any injury [..]

4 Things to Know About Work Injuries in Florida

 

Injuries on the job, no matter what the job is, are incredibly common. So common, in fact, that many employers make their employees sign contracts claiming they will not sue or seek restitution in the event that they are injured on the job. This is unconstitutional, and the state laws of Florida require that companies (with a few exceptions) have a workers’ compensation plan in place.

 

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Hurt at Work: What is Third-Party Liability?

When it comes to injuries in the workplace, the legal side of things can be complex. Under Florida law, you are entitle to recover worker’s compensation benefits if you are injured while working at your place of employment. By accepting workers compensation, you agree to not sue your employer for any carelessness or wrongdoing that caused your injury.

 

But what if someone contributed to your injury that was [..]

How Safe Is Your Office Workplace?

If you have a desk job, you probably don’t go into work every morning worrying about being injured. You go to the same office every day and have a routine down, so what could possibly go wrong? Unfortunately, settling into that sense of complacency may actually put you at greater risk for being involved in a workplace accident. When you work in the same place and do the same [..]

6 Reasons Why Construction Accidents Will Continue to Claim Innocent Lives

Some jobs certainly don’t attract as much attention as others. For instance, telling someone you work as a plumber or on a construction site may not impress them as much as telling them you are an architect, photojournalist, or an astronaut. But construction jobs are some of the most underrated, if not for the growth and rewarding opportunities, then at least for the many dangers and risks workers are [..]