One of the most dangerous fields that a person can work in is the construction industry. Of the 5,000 private-industry worker fatalities, 1 in every 5 works in construction. The “fatal four,” which are the leading causes of construction industry fatalities are falls, being struck by an object, electrocution, and being caught in something or… Read More
Any occupation can lead to a workplace injury. You’d be surprised how many claims are made to worker’s compensation for things like carpal tunnel syndrome and lumbar injuries from sitting. Worker’s compensation exists to keep worker injury claims out of the courtroom by negotiating payments between employers and injured workers from work injuries.
However, sometimes that money isn’t enough. In some cases, the claim is denied outright or hidden from the board by an employer. In cases like these, you need a strong legal defense to get what you’re owed. You gave your body to help your employer, and they need to compensate you for that injury.
On this page, we’ve collected stories about worker’s compensation and work injury in Florida. If you would like to know the original source for these stories, click the links and you’ll find a link to the source.
Protecting yourself from worker’s compensation trouble takes some effort on your part. The first and obvious rule is to avoid injury as much as you can. Follow safe work practices and wear personal protection equipment. If your employer refuses to let you do this, that sets up a dangerous situation. You may wish to file a claim with OSHA about it.
If you are injured, report it to your employer and follow the instructions posted on the labor board at your workplace. You have responsibilities you must follow when you get injured and the board will tell you that. It will also tell you what your employer is responsible for doing after a claim. If you don’t do these things, your claim could be jeopardized.
If you have any questions about a worker’s compensation claim or if you feel like you’re getting a raw deal from the board, contact a lawyer who knows how to handle work injury claims. Chalik Law is ready to hear your story.
Under laws set forth by the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA), employers have a duty to provide their employees with a hazard-free workplace. Standards and practices for safety can differ from industry to industry and OSHA sets these expectations. When an injury occurs in the workplace, it is primarily covered by Worker’s Compensation. However,… Read More
The Sun-Sentinel reports that a Fort Lauderdale family is suing the contractors and an unlicensed forklift operator for $25 million. 70-year-old James Zakos was driving his convertible Mercedes Benz with the top down along Fort Lauderdale Beach on November 17th. A forklift being driven by 30-year-old Ulises Mondragon entered the intersection, striking Zakos’ vehicle. The… Read More
Florida, like many states, has laws governing compensation for those who are injured at work. Florida law requires all employers to purchase workers’ compensation coverage, with a few exceptions. Regardless of fault, employees are compensated for injuries that occur in the course of their job duties. This coverage can allow immunity from some injury lawsuits… Read More