Is My Injury At Work Covered If Caused By A Co-Worker?

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. […]

Orange County FL Man Alleges Termination Because of Workers’ Comp Claim

In a Florida Record­­ report by Jenie Mallari-Torres, an Orange County man has filed a lawsuit in the 9th Judicial Circuit Court of Florida against Circle K Stores, Inc. In his complaint, he alleges that while working for the defendant in July 2015, he was injured while placing deposits from the store into a bank drop box. Because of the injury, he filed a workers’ compensation claim. Subsequently, he was fired from his position in August 2015. […]

Common Summer Work Hazards in Florida

Summer can be particularly dangerous for some workers. The hot summer months can increase work-related accidents in 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. […]