Category: Work Injuries

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… read more

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,… read more

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… read more

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… read more

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…. read more

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… read more

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… read more

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… read more

Construction Accident Statistics Keep Workers on High Alert

Construction is one of the most important industries in the U.S. However, construction workers put themselves at a high risk of sustaining an injury from a workplace accident. In fact, the construction industry is one of the most dangerous industries in America. For a look into the construction accident statistics that are keeping construction workers… read more

Could silica be slowly killing you? What Hydraulic Fracturing Workers Need to Know

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) are becoming increasingly concerned with reports of injuries and illness related to respirable crystalline silica. This type of fine particle is often a byproduct of hydraulic fracturing operations, also known as “fracking.” What You Need to Know About… read more

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder After Work Accident

How to Recognize PTSD after a Work Accident You may know to be on the lookout for delayed signs of physical injury after a serious on-the-job accident. Have you been similarly advised to safeguard your mental and emotional wellbeing? Accident victims often experience post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), which can take weeks, months or even years… read more

Gives 5 Workplace Safety Tips

Fort Lauderdale Slip and Fall Lawyers Give Advice Some people go to work never thinking that today could be the day that they could be involved in a slip and fall accident at work. However, there are thousands of fall accidents that occur at the workplace each year, and no one ever knows if he… read more

What Your Fort Myers Work Injury Means to Your Employer

Following your Florida construction work accident and injury, you may assume that your employer will be there for you. After all, you have been a loyal employee and worker for years, and you know that your direct boss values the work you do. Although this may be true, you need to understand one thing –… read more

Emotional Injuries from Construction Accidents

After a work injury in Florida, an injured victim generally seeks medical treatment. Doctors can usually tell with certainty the type of construction injuries the victim sustained by ordering an X-ray, MRI, CT scan, or other diagnostic test to determine broken bones, ligament injuries, brain injuries, and more. However, emotional injuries are sometimes harder to… read more

OSHA Recommendations Help Prevent Florida Trench Collapses Injuries

One of the most dangerous workplace accidents that can happen is a Florida trench collapse. These accidents almost always result in the death of one or more workers, or at best, serious or life-threatening injuries. Trenches are used for many construction projects in and around the cities of Florida. Trenches can be used for burying… read more

Florida Federal OSHA Crane Regulations

On March 26, 2008, a construction crane in downtown Miami collapsed. Part of the crane plummeted onto a structure 30 stories below, killing two Florida construction workers. Just days before the deadly Florida crane accident, a similar construction tragedy occurred in New York City. Investigations by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) both found… read more