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Personal Injury Law Blog Category: Work Injuries

December 21, 2016

Former Florida NFL players demand workers’ compensation for brain injuries

Over 140 former NFL players have filed a federal lawsuit in Fort Lauderdale against the league regarding brain injuries resulting from playing football. The suit demands workers’ compensation benefits for the traumatic brain injury known as chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), which the players call an occupational hazard of playing football. Symptoms of CTE, a deadly […]

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A slippery walkway is at the center of a slip and fall personal injury case involving a house owned by Tiger Woods' company. Photo by JJ Harrison

June 25, 2015

Tiger Woods’ company confronted with slip-and-fall lawsuit

Tiger Woods is facing a slip-and-fall case filed by one of his former security guards, John Davis, who is also a retired police officer. While guarding Woods’ mansion in Jupiter Island, Florida on December 23, 2010, Davis slipped and fell on a marble walkway. As a result of the fall, Davis, who resides in Miami, […]

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February 16, 2015

Work and Construction Injury Statistics for Florida

The Department Of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) tracks injury and illness statistics across the country, including in Florida. The non-fatal workplace injury rate in Florida was 3.8 per 100 full-time workers in 2010, the last year the data was available, according to the BLS. The rate for injuries requiring days away from work […]

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January 21, 2015

Preventing Deadly Scaffolding Accidents

An estimated 65 percent of construction workers work on scaffolds frequently, according to the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA). Scaffolding may involve some common types of construction site injuries – each year, 4,500 workers are injured, and 50 workers die in scaffolding accidents. Not only do scaffolding accidents affect workers and families, but they […]

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January 08, 2015

Exercises for Lower Back Pain

Workers who perform repetitive motions in the workplace are at risk of repetitive stress injuries. Back pain is one of the more common musculoskeletal disorders because many workers perform repetitive motion that put stress on the back muscles. Workers in jobs requiring them to do the following may be at risk for repetitive stress injuries. […]

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January 05, 2015

Staying Safe at Work during Florida’s Construction Boom

In the last year, there were 40,100 new construction jobs in Florida, according to the Sun-Sentinel citing state data. This is over a 10 percent increase from the year prior. It’s an excellent state to be a construction worker these days, now that Florida leads the nation in new construction jobs. Florida is a Hotspot […]

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December 04, 2014

Common Occupational Diseases and Illnesses

Most know workers’ compensation is available to those who suffer an injury at work. But did you also know that developing a work-related illness or disease may also entitle you to workers’ comp benefits? For a look into some of the most common occupational diseases and illnesses, read on. Lung Diseases and Conditions Lung diseases […]

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November 24, 2014

Common Construction Site Accidents and Injuries

The construction industry is one of the most dangerous industries for workers in the United States and the state of Florida. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), out of the 3,929 worker fatalities in 2013, 20.3 percent were in the construction industry. The following takes a look at some of the most […]

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