Category: Work Related Injuries



Florida Construction Worker Falls Three Stories, Nearly Dies
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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 Injuries Despite Harness

 

A construction worker in Fort Lauderdale took safety precautions, including wearing a harness, before moving materials three stories off the ground.…

Florida Bill Aims to Change Workers’ Compensation
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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

 

The first bill, HB 1107, is relatively simple. Currently, when an employee reports an injury, their personal data is collected and made public.…

What to Do If You’ve Been Injured at Work
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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 you receive any Workers’ Compensation benefits you may be entitled to.

 

So let’s look at what steps you should take in the event you’re injured at work.…

5 Steps to Take If You’re Injured at Work
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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 claims you make with a workers’ compensation insurer. Follow these crucial steps if you ever become injured at work.…

4 Things to Know About Work Injuries in Florida
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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.

 

But that does not mean that it’s easy to get workers’ compensation. Many people are shocked to find themselves having to fight tooth and nail to receive compensation for a work injury.…

Hurt at Work: What is Third-Party Liability?
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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 neither your employer nor your coworker? In this scenario, you may be able to file a third-party negligence claim against the at-fault person or entity.…

How Safe Is Your Office Workplace?
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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 things on a day-to-day basis, it becomes easier to miss the signs of a potential accident hazard.…

6 Reasons Why Construction Accidents Will Continue to Claim Innocent Lives
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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 constantly exposed to. It may not be included in the job description, but working on construction sites often leads to injury, long-term disability, and death.…

OFFICE LOCATION AND SERVICE AREAS

 

The Injury Law Firm of South Florida handles cases throughout Florida from their Fort Lauderdale office. Here is a list of some of the counties and cities we serve:

Martin County

Jensen Beach, Jupiter, Stuart Sewall’s, Point Ocean, Breeze Park.

St. Lucie County

Fort Pierce, Port St Lucie.

Lee County

Bonita Springs, Cape Coral, Estero, East Dunbar, Fort Myers, Fort Myers Beach, Sanibel.

Palm Beach County

West Palm Beach, Boca Raton, Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, and throughout the greater Palm Beach area.

Broward County

Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood, Hallandale, Pembroke Pines, Hallandale Beach, Pompano Beach, Deerfield Beach, Weston, Miramar, Plantation, Sunrise, Coral Springs and throughout the greater Broward area.

Miami-Dade County

Miami, Miami Beach, Coral Gables, South Miami, Kendall, Hialeah North Miami Beach, Aventura, Sunny Isles, and throughout the greater Miami-Dade area.

Collier County