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Pros & Cons of Settling a Florida Workers’ Compensation Claim

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While you might be familiar with the basic workers’ compensation claims process, you may not realize that one alternative to resolving the matter is settling with your employer’s insurer. Many employees who suffer work-related injuries or occupational disease do exactly that, according to the Florida Division of Workers’ Compensation’s (DWC) Workers’ Compensation Claims Statistics:… Read More »

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The “Fatal 4” Put Florida Construction Workers at Risk

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When you consider the dynamic, dangerous nature of the construction worksite, you may not be shocked to learn that accidents can cause serious injuries for Florida construction workers. In fact, some workplace incidents are so common and extreme that they have earned the nickname the “Fatal Four” by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration… Read More »

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What is MMI and How Does it Affect a Florida Workers’ Comp Claim?

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If you were injured in a workplace accident, you may have already discovered that the consequences involve more than just physical pain. Many employees in your position are unable to return to work right away, so lost wages could start to add up significantly over several weeks or months. Fortunately, Florida workers’ compensation laws… Read More »

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What Benefits Can I Receive Under Florida Workers’ Comp Laws?

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Statistics from the Florida Division of Workers’ Compensation reveal that there were 768 cases filed in Marion County in 2019, with $23,637 as the average amount of workers’ comp benefits. However, the numbers only have meaning when you review them in terms of context. If you were hurt in a workplace accident or suffer… Read More »

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4 Wrongful Reasons for Denying a Florida Workers’ Comp Claim

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Florida employees who suffer workplace injuries or occupational diseases often assume that the process for filing a workers’ compensation claim is straightforward. You notify your employer, fill out the necessary forms, and start receiving benefits promptly. Other times, you could encounter significant challenges, either from your employer or its workers’ comp insurance company. Your… Read More »

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Workplace fatalities rose by 2% in 2018

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Work-related fatalities in Florida and around the country rose by 2% to 5,250 in 2018 according to figures released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics on Dec. 17. Transportation incidents such as motor vehicle accidents were the leading cause of workplace fatalities, but the BLS figures also reveal an alarming increase in overdose… Read More »

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Warehouse workers face dangers on the job

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An increasing number of Florida workers have turned to warehouse jobs either for full-time employment or for supplemental income. With the rapid rise of the e-commerce industry, warehouses and fulfillment centers have outstripped traditional brick-and-mortar retail in many areas. Just one company, Amazon, has over 150 million square feet of warehouse space around the… Read More »

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Investigation finds Amazon violating workplace safety rules

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The Atlantic and Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting have published a joint report on an investigation made into the safety conditions of Amazon warehouses across the United States. Amazon workers in Florida, as elsewhere, may be aware already that warehouse work is considered dangerous. The long hours and fast pace can lead… Read More »

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How overall workplace quality determines worker health and safety

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There are a number of factors that influence workers’ health and safety in Florida and across the U.S., including scheduling, pay and the type of contract. Many studies have taken these factors individually, but none has analyzed them all together. A study from the University of Washington, though, has striven to correct the simplistic… Read More »

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Miners, oil and gas extraction workers at risk for hearing loss

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Florida residents who work in the gas and oil extraction and mining industries are at risk for hearing loss, according to the American Journal of Industrial Medicine’s new study. In fact, around 61% of all workers in those industries have experienced dangerous levels of on-the-job noise. Researchers found that 24% of all miners exposed… Read More »

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