Workplace Injuries Covered by Workers’ Comp

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Types of Florida Workplace Injuries

Workplace injuries occur in every type of industry. Florida employers are required to protect employees injured in workplace accidents by carrying workers’ compensation insurance. With very few exceptions, your only recourse for workplace injuries is to file a claim under Florida’s workers’ compensation laws.

We strongly suggest you contact our office to discuss your legal rights to ensure you receive the workers’ comp benefits you are entitled to receive for a work-related injury.

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Heat Injuries and Workers’ Compensation

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Workers’ Compensation for Heat-Related Injuries Sustained While Working Outside

For most workplace injuries, you are entitled to receive workers’ compensation benefits including being injured if you work outside in the heat. Parts of Florida experience brutal heat, especially during the summer months. Working outside during periods of extreme heat can be dangerous especially in areas with high humidity. Extended periods of exposure to the heat can result in heat-related injuries including:

    • Heat rash – Skin irritation caused by excessive sweating.
    • Heat exhaustion – This often precedes a heatstroke. Symptoms include rapid breathing, fast pulse, weak pulse, and heavy sweating.
    • Heat cramps – Muscle spasms or muscle pains.
    • Heatstroke – Heatstroke occurs when the body temperature rises above 106 degrees in a matter of minutes. Heatstroke can be life-threatening.

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Independent Medical Examination for Workers’ Comp

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What Is A Florida Workers’ Comp Independent Medical Examination?

If you are injured at work, you have the right to receive benefits under Florida’s workers’ compensation laws. Our system is designed to ensure that an injured worker receives the medical care he or she needs to recover from a work-related injury. It also provides benefits while the employee is out of work due to the injury.

Workers’ compensation insurance carriers are the same as other insurance companies — they do not want to pay any more in claims than absolutely necessary. One tactic insurance companies use to try to limit claims is the Independent Medical Examination. […]

New Study Provides Insight on Florida Workers’ Comp Claims

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Industrial Accident Injury Article Sheds Light on FL Workers’ Comp Claims

A new national study entitled: “Industry-Related Injuries in the United States From 1998 to 2011: Characteristics, Trends, and Associated Health Care Costs” was recently published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. The study was a comprehensive collection of industrial accident injuries from a broad span of time which provides insight into the type of severity of injuries suffered by workers in Florida and beyond. […]