As we near Memorial Day Weekend, many people will purchase fireworks as part of their celebrations. Some towns or event organizers may have firework exhibits as part of their holiday celebrations. Unfortunately, there will be some people who are injured while using fireworks or enjoying a firework display. According to the National Fire Protection Association, more than 18,500 fires will be started by fireworks each year in the United States. Over 10,500 people were treated in emergency rooms in 2014 for fireworks-related injuries. Sparklers caused a quarter of those injuries. Most of us love fireworks, but we must remember that using fireworks can result in serious injuries. Below are safety tips for using fireworks. […]
The Florida division of workers’ compensation has launched a new online assistance program for employer coverage. The goal is to assist business owners in obtaining coverage for their industry. The coverage helps to protect employees from the negative impacts of injuries that occur while on the job.
When you are injured at work, the Florida workers’ comp system is designed to provide medical care and other benefits while you are out of work. The system protects employers from being sued by injured workers while providing workers hurt on the job with much-needed care. While physical injuries clearly fall under the coverage provided by workers’ comp, mental injuries or nervous injuries are a complicated matter. […]
Kid’s Chance has launched an exciting new program aimed at providing stable and reliable income so that children of seriously injured workers can attend college. The program has three levels of sponsorship. The Partner Level requires a $20,000 commitment over four years, and the Associate Level requires a $10,000 commitment over four years. Anyone donating $500 or more will be placed within the Supporter Level. Each level has different recognitions for the donations. […]
The First District Court of Appeals ruled that Bryan Bishop, a former Orlando Predators Arena Football player, is not entitled to receive workers comp benefits because his employer did not sign his employment contract. According to reports, Bishop filed a workers’ comp claim for injuries he sustained during a tryout. The matter came before a judge of compensation who ruled for Bishop. […]
Florida’s workers’ compensation system was established to protect workers when there is an injury at work. The system provides for medical care, income benefits, and other benefits for the injured worker. In the case of death, the system provides benefits to the worker’s family. However, there are strict laws and procedures that govern Florida workers’ comp claims. You and your employer must take specific actions when you report an injury at work. Your employer should have protocols in place to report a workplace injury, including an injury caused by a co-worker. […]
Being injured at work is scary and frustrating. You are worried about getting the medical care you need to recover from your injury while you are worried about your job and the loss of income. A Florida workplace injury can turn your life upside down.
Our Boca Raton workers’ comp attorneys understand your fears […]
According to information provided by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), there are approximately 18 million workers under the age of 24 years in the United States. This number represents about 13 percent of the total workforce, but these workers have some of the highest occupational injury rates. The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) reports that 80 percent of teens are employed at some time during their high school years.
In 2004, more than 38,000 teen workers suffered an injury at work, and 134 teen workers died from on the job accidents and injuries. Each year, it is estimated that 70 teen workers die from work-related injuries and another 77,000 teen workers are sent to the emergency room for work-related accidents and injuries. […]
According to Florida’s workers’ compensation laws, workers’ comp insurance only covers employees. The law requires that every employer who has four or more employees to have workers’ compensation insurance. The construction industry is an exception — a construction company with one or more employees is required to carry workers’ comp insurance. […]