Common Summer Work Hazards in Florida

Summer can be particularly dangerous for some workers. The hot summer months can increase work-related accidents for some industries. Employers and employees need to take steps to reduce the risk of injury to workers during the summer. Below are several of the common summer work hazards faced by Florida workers.

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By | August 3rd, 2017|Worker's Compensation|

Man Fires Gun at AT&T Workers in Hialeah

NBC 6 News reported on the incident last week in Hialeah in which a former Miami-Dade firefighter pulled a gun on AT&T workers. According to the news report, Jorge Jove began firing his gun at the AT&T trucks around 11:30 a.m. outside of his home. Two workers were on site but not injured in the incident. Cellphone video shows Jove walk toward the trucks and shoot out the tires. Jove reloaded his gun several times as he continued to shoot at the trucks.

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By | August 1st, 2017|Worker's Compensation|

Heat Stroke from Working Inside in Florida

When we think about heat stroke on the job in Florida, we tend to think about employees who work outside. We know that construction workers, farmers, and other people who work outside during long, hot days are susceptible to heat stroke. However, employees who work indoors are also in danger of heat stroke. In some cases, the temperature indoors can be higher than the temperature outside. In buildings without proper ventilation, air circulation, or air conditioning, the risk of a heat stroke can increase dramatically.

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By | July 27th, 2017|Worker's Compensation|

Orange Park Business Owner Arrested for Violating Florida Workers’ Comp Laws

According to a report in Clay Today, a principal of an Orange Park pizzeria was arrested on felony charges for allowing his workers’ compensation insurance coverage to lapse two times in the past five […]

By | July 20th, 2017|Worker's Compensation|

How to Avoid a Back Injury at Work

Back injuries are a common on-the-job injury that employees suffer across multiple industries. Injuries to the back are not limited to industries that require hard physical labor or heavy lifting. A person working in an […]

By | July 18th, 2017|Worker's Compensation|

Judge Denies Request to Change Doctors in Florida Workers Comp Case

According to a story reported by the Florida Record, an injured worker’s second request to change doctors after a workplace injury has been denied. In a decision by the First District Court of Appeal, the court upheld the lower court’s decision to deny the worker’s request to change doctors because he had already been granted a one-time change of physicians.

The injured employee had previously requested a change of doctors when his authorized orthopedic physician retired and the insurance company authorized another doctor. The employee alleged that he should be allowed to change doctors again to return to a doctor with the practice of his original doctor. The court denied the request because the worker had already been granted a one-time change of doctors. […]

By | July 13th, 2017|Worker's Compensation|