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
Any job can be the source of a work injury. While jobs like construction and manufacturing are responsible for most acute workplace injuries, chronic injuries can develop in even desk jobs. All of these are classified as work injuries and all of them may be due compensation.
Because of this, employers have to offer worker’s compensation once they reach a certain size. The interaction between workers, employers, worker’s compensation boards, and the law is complex, but that interaction can mean the difference between getting the money you need for your injury or getting stuck with the bill. We talk about some of these issues on this page.
As a worker, you have worker’s compensation responsibilities that you must follow if you are injured on the job, like reporting injuries promptly to your boss. Employers are required by law to post what those responsibilities are. If you fail to follow them, you put your chances for compensation at risk.
If you’ve been injured at work, the first thing to do after receiving medical attention is to make a report and follow the guidelines. If your employer fails to follow through on the report or retaliates, or a worker’s compensation board makes an offer that is too low, then that’s the time to call a personal injury lawyer.
Unsafe workplaces may try to hide their dangerous practices to reduce the amount of compensation they have to pay. Don’t let them. If you see something that’s unsafe, report it to OSHA or the relevant authorities. You could be saving your life or the life of a coworker.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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