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America’s Workers Put in Harm’s Way Without Proper Protective Equipment

April 14, 2020

America’s Workers Put in Harm’s Way Without Proper Protective Equipment

Around the country, tens of thousands of frontline workers have been called upon to complete their everyday duties under extraordinary circumstances. Grocery store employees, adult care staff, and even first responders and medical workers have all faced woefully inadequate provisions from their employers when it comes to the personal protective equipment (PPE) they are provided…

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November 15, 2019

Workers’ Comp Benefits for Stress-Related Injuries

Work injuries are not uncommon in the United States. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) says that there were approximately 2.8 million workplace injuries or illnesses in the latest reporting year across the country. However, not all work injuries look the same. Many people think of traumatic injuries when they hear about an on-the-job incident….

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November 6, 2019

Common Types of Workplace Injuries

While nobody wants to get hurt on-the-job, work injuries are not uncommon. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), there were approximately 2.8 million non-fatal workplace injuries or illnesses reported during the latest reporting year in the US. These injuries and illnesses range in severity, but they all share a common theme – they…

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January 14, 2019

Deadly Crash on I-75: Will Sudden Medical Emergency Defense Apply?

Earlier this week, audiences across Florida watched in horror as news channels showed the fiery remains of the vehicles involved in a head-on collision on I-75, near Gainesville, FL. The recent accident involved a semi-tractor trailer suddenly veering sharply left, striking another vehicle, and then both vehicles ending up in oncoming traffic. Colliding with another…

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January 14, 2019

Work-Related Deaths in the US

Fall, slip, fire, exposure to harmful substances, struck by equipment, and caught in, or compressed by an object. These are all categories the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) uses to neatly accomplish the grisly task of tallying and categorizing workplace-related deaths in the U.S. each year. According to the BLS’s annual report, 5,147 workers died on…

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April 4, 2017

Should You Accept a Workers’; Compensation Settlement for Office Injuries in Orlando, FL?

Work related accidents, injuries, and occupational illnesses can occur in any kind of work environment in Orlando, Florida, including office environments. When people think about work related injuries, they tend to imagine accidents involving machines in a factory, construction workers falling from heights, or overexertion injuries in occupations that require heavy lifting. When you think…

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January 30, 2017

Can I Be Fired for Filing Workers’ Compensation in Florida?

Employees who are injured while on the job in Florida are generally entitled to receive workers’ compensation benefits via their employer. However, injured employees are sometimes reluctant to file for workers’ compensation because they fear that if they seek benefits their employer will fire them in retaliation. Generally speaking, employer-employee relationships in Florida are governed…

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March 18, 2016

Steps to File a Georgia Workers’ Compensation Claim

If you have suffered an injury while on the job in the state of Georgia, you may be able to pursue certain workers’ compensation benefits. Workers’ compensation is a type of insurance purchased by your employer that will pay the medical bills resulting from your injury and compensate you for the income you lost while you…

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