When an employee is injured on the drive, it is obvious that potential conflicts can arise if that employee sues his employer for his injuries. This is one of the reasons that Florida requires employers to carry worker’s compensation insurance. Florida law also requires that employees utilize worker’s compensation benefits when injured on the job.
Florida worker’s compensation insurance is much like car insurance when it comes to covering an on-the-job accident. It will cover medical bills, lost wages, prescription medications, medical equipment, and certain job replacement benefits. The extent of the benefits depends on whether the injury created a total disability, a partial disability, or no disability.
Click Orlando reports that a man has died following a jobsite accident on the Virgin Trains project in Orlando.
The accident occurred on the morning of Thursday, June 25th.
33-year-old Marcus Green and a coworker were clearing standing water that accumulated due to heavy rains. Both men were employed by Granite Construction.
The two men were pulled into a drainage pipe and beneath the roadway while attempting to clear the water. The Orlando Fire Department’s Special Operations Unit rescued both of the men.
Green died from his injuries. His coworker, who was not identified, was treated at the hospital, and was released on Thursday. Granite Construction is working to determine the cause of the accident.
The Occupational Health and Safety Administration is also working to investigate the accident.