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Many people dream of moving to Florida for the endless sunny days. However, during the summer, temperatures can quickly reach 90 degrees Fahrenheit and higher across the state.  While spending time on the beach is great during this type of weather, working outdoors (and in some indoor environments) is not only challenging, but it can also be downright dangerous.  When it comes to work-related injuries in Florida, most people don’t think about the heat. However,…
A work injury can leave you with several medical bills, days or weeks of missed work time, as well as stress over how to finance your living costs. Fortunately, you’re entitled to benefits by way of your employer’s workers’ compensation policy. You have a lawful right to compensation for your lost wages and medical costs, and there are specific things you can do to get the most out of your workers’ compensation claim. Understanding…
Medical Professionals rank at the top of the list of experts with the most challenging as well as risky jobs. They are exposed to diseases and germs, and their work often involves physical labor that may lead to injuries. As a healthcare worker, you should therefore be aware of common injuries so that you’ll be able to recognize them and then make a worker’s compensation claim. Physical injuries may include bruises, concussions, and broken…
My Employer Has No Workers’ Comp Insurance: What Now? Even if your employer is required to carry workers’ compensation insurance, that doesn’t mean they’ll do so. While this doesn’t affect you day to day, it will have a big impact if you’re injured on the job. What Can You Do? If you’re injured on the job, the first step is notifying your employer and verifying that they have workers’ compensation insurance. You hope they do,…
When you imagine a dangerous profession, chances are teachers don’t come to mind. Instead, you likely think of more hazardous jobs like construction workers, firefighters, and police officers. These preconceived ideas of what a hazardous job is may make the following statistic slightly shocking. Each year, seven percent of teachers across the country are threatened with injury. It’s not just college professors that are being threatened with violence either. Many of the reports came from…
Just because you work as a part-time employee doesn’t mean you give up your legal rights. So, in many cases, you’re able to file a workers’ compensation claim if you’re injured on the job. Let’s get right to it: All employees in the state of Florida are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. This includes both part-time and full-time workers. But there’s a question you need to answer: Is your employer required by law to have…
There’s no question that Florida offers more than a few options when it comes to amusement parks. From Universal Studios and LegoLand to the “king” of all amusement parks, Disney World, there are more than a few ways to have fun and enjoy fast-moving rides. There are thousands of workers who are employed at these parks, with many being younger. Unfortunately, because of their lack of experience with being employed, they may not realize they…
Pain in the lower back is a commonly reported work injury, which can cause big issues if you are unable to work. As well as being painful, injuries of this nature are subtle — so physicians find it hard to diagnose the underlying cause of them.   Some jobs require workers to do lots of bending and lifting, or to remain standing for extended periods. OSHA (Occupational Safety Health and Safety Administration) reports…
Were you injured on-the-job during a construction accident in Florida? Protect your legal rights to compensation – contact an attorney today. The Florida real estate industry is booming and attracts many investors. Every time you turn around, it seems like there’s always a new retail space, apartment complex, or freeway coming up. Most Florida residents are often annoyed by the traffic jams caused by heavy construction equipment moving around and closing off roads, as well…
Were you injured on-the-job and considering filing a workers’ comp claim? Here are 9 facts you should know before starting the claims process. Work-related injuries occur when you anticipate them least. Hurting yourself at work can have a significant impact on both your health and your survival. While worker’s compensation is supposed to ease the stress of work-related injuries, it can be challenging to navigate the claims process. Fortunately, a reliable Orlando worker’s comp attorney