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How to File a Work Accident Report

Worker’s compensation insurance, carried by every employer, is a vital protection for workers against getting seriously injured on the job. When you’re working if you get hurt, no matter what the injury is, worker’s compensation is supposed to kick in to cover your medical bills, recovery costs and sometimes a portion of your lost wages. [...]

Workers’ Comp Benefits: How Much Can I Get?

Just about everyone knows if they get hurt on the job they can apply for workers’ compensation benefits. What many people don’t know, however, is how much they are entitled to collect, or even whether or not their injury makes them eligible at all. Without this knowledge, it can come as a real shock when [...]

I Was Injured by a Co-worker, Is That Workers’ Comp?

If you are injured while on the job, workers’ compensation will generally cover the medical costs of your injuries. Learn what will happen if you are hurt by a co-worker while at work, and what you can do if your claim is not covered by workers’ comp. Injured On The Job What constitutes a work-related [...]

March 7th, 2017|Worker Injury, Workplace accidents|0 Comments

What to Do After a Scaffolding Accident

Falls are the leading cause of death in the construction industry, and scaffolding accidents are one of the main culprits. Many workers who are injured in scaffolding accidents are entitled to workers’ compensation, but other cases require the worker to file a personal injury lawsuit if they want to receive compensation for their injuries. Here, [...]

February 23rd, 2017|Worker Injury, Workplace accidents|0 Comments

Construction Site Injuries: What You Need to Know

Cities are expanding, and suburbs are growing thicker wherever we turn. It’s difficult to walk a short block without finding yourself wandering onto a construction site. Construction companies have a duty to keep their sites safe for their workers as well as any passing pedestrians. If you’ve been hurt at a construction site, you may [...]

February 21st, 2017|Worker Injury, Workplace accidents|0 Comments

Florida Worker’s Compensation: Is Your Injury Covered?

Suffering a work-related injury can be a very frustrating and difficult situation. Many questions will run through your head regarding recovery time, lost wages, and other subsequent affects you may experience. To get through such a difficult situation, you must first educate yourself on your state and company laws regarding workers’ compensation and your rights. [...]

July 7th, 2016|Workplace accidents|0 Comments

What if Workers’ Comp Isn't Enough?

If you have been hurt on the job, you surely have a lot of questions. How will you provide for yourself and your family? Can you get workers’ comp, and if so, will it take care of everything, including medical bills? Will you need to file a lawsuit? Workers’ comp can cover some expenses, but [...]

September 18th, 2013|Workplace accidents|0 Comments

Accidents Continue in I-75 Work Zone

The widening of Interstate 75 from four lanes to eight lanes in Wesley Chapel, Florida, is supposed to improve traffic flow and make driving safer. But since 2012, three people have died in the construction area, which stretches from State Roads 54 to 56. Accidents in the four-mile section have declined since construction began, according [...]

August 21st, 2013|Accident App, Workplace accidents|0 Comments

Work-Related Vehicle Accidents Down During Recession

According to a report by the National Council on Compensation Insurance, the number or accidents involving work vehicles fell during the recession. From 2007 to 2010, large truck accidents dropped 16 percent while passenger vehicle accidents declined 8 percent. The drop is due in part to unemployment and fewer truck shipments. Workers’ compensation claims relating [...]

February 22nd, 2013|Accident App, Vehicle Accidents, Workplace accidents|0 Comments

Florida Fatal Workplace Accidents Statistics

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were 227 fatal workplace accidents in Florida in 2011. This was a slight increase from 2010, when there were 225 fatal accidents. But the number was down from 2009 and 2008, when there were 245 and 291 fatal accidents, respectively. The most common accident in 2011 [...]

February 8th, 2013|Accident App, Workplace accidents|0 Comments