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Common Types of Workplace Accidents

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According to the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration, 4,836 workers were killed on the job in 2015. That translates to more than 13 deaths a day. Almost 300 of those workplace fatalities occurred in Florida. Here are some examples of common workplace accidents that can result in injury or death: Repetitive motion injuries… Read More »

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Workers’ Compensation for Football Players?

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Last year a group of retired football players brought a lawsuit against the National Football League. They wanted the NFL to recognize chronic traumatic encephalopathy as an occupational hazard eligible for workers’ compensation. They filed their federal lawsuit in Fort Lauderdale. While the lawsuit has since been withdrawn, the ultimate goal remains the same… Read More »

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Collecting Damages for Work-Related Injuries as an Independent Contractor

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Many businesses choose to outsource to save money on everything from payroll taxes to overhead expenses. Many more also enjoy the added bonus of not being financially responsible for the contractor’s safety and wellbeing, including any injuries that occur while the contractor is on the clock. Or so they think. Though independent contractors are… Read More »

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Can I Sue Outside of Workers’ Compensation?

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If you were injured in your West Palm Beach workplace, you do not have to settle for workers’ compensation. While workers’ compensation is in place to help you cover a portion of your lost wages and your medical bills, it does not cover other types of damages that may stem from your injuries, such… Read More »

Were You Fired or Demoted After Filing a Workers’ Compensation Claim?

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Getting seriously injured on the job is oftentimes a devastating experience for an employee, as it not only means that they must miss out on work while they recover, but it also means that they must rehash every detail of their injury with HR, file a bunch of paperwork, and yes, file a workers’… Read More »

Injured Employees Have Difficulty Filing Workers’ Compensation Claims In Florida

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Many people, when they get hurt on the job, expect to receive significant compensation, and not just for covering their hospital bills, but also to cover any lost wages, pain and suffering, emotional distress and the like. While workers’ compensation is meant to help an injured employee, in Florida, receiving ample workers’ compensation benefits… Read More »

Two Injured In Parking Garage Collapse at Miami Dade College

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Miami Dade Fire and Rescue authorities are investigating the cause of a parking garage collapse that left two workers injured, one in serious condition and the other with a leg injury. The accident occurred on April 15th, 2016  when a beam fell off a construction crane, causing a concrete plate to come crashing down… Read More »

Lee County Investigators Probing Death At Cement Plant

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A 23-year-old Fort Myers man was recently killed in a tragic industrial accident at a cement plant in Lehigh Acres, according to police. The victim passed away after falling into a cement mixer while working third shift at Oldcastle Coastal on Leonard Boulevard North. Members of the Florida Urban Search & Rescue Task Force… Read More »

Port Everglades Worker Severely Injured In Forklift Accident

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A worker at Port Everglades had his leg partially severed in a catastrophic forklift accident, according to the Broward County Sheriff’s Office. The victim, believed to be in his 40s, was hurt while offloading a conveyer belt when a metal fragment of the forklift used in the operation broke off and landed on his… Read More »

Florida Supreme Court Set To Hear Miami Area Worker’s Challenge To State’s Workers’ Compensation Laws

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The Florida Supreme court recently agreed to hear arguments over another constitutional challenge to the state’s exclusive remedy provision in its workers’ compensation laws. The Florida Supreme Court recently struck down a previous challenge to the state’s workers’ compensation laws last year but is nonetheless poised to consider the arguments in this case. The… Read More »

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