The Safety Benefits Offered by Workplace Floor Markings

Your employer should have the priority of keeping you and other workers safe. One way this is done is by installing the proper floor markings in the Florida business.

Floor tape is very easy to use and it’s an affordable way to keep your workers safe. It can be used to mark floors, as well as work equipment, pipes, and walls. The point of this tape isn’t just to create a workplace that is more efficient, though. It’s also necessary for worker safety. Read More

What You Should Know About Post-Injury Drug Testing for Workers’ Compensation

It used to be standard practice to require a drug test after a workplace injury, a “blanket” procedure that was expected, regardless of how the injury took place. However, this changed in 2016 when the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released anti-retaliation provisions to their injury and illness tracking rules. Their new provisions were intended to make employees feel safe when reporting a work-related injury or illness, since many workers neglected to do so for fear of losing their job and their chance at workers’ compensation due to a positive drug screening. Read More

Statutes of Limitations in Your Florida Workers’ Compensation Case

If you have ever been involved in any type of lawsuit or workers’ compensation claim, you have likely heard the term “statute of limitations.” However, due you really know what that means?

A statute of limitations is a provision in place that ends the right a person has to sue for compensation or claim benefits for an injury or damages caused by another person or entity. According to Florida law, you lose your right to recover compensation unless your case is filed within a period of: Read More

If You’ve Suffered an Injury on the Job, What are Your Next Steps?

In the United States in 2015, there were almost 3 million injuries in the workplace. That’s a rate of almost 15 injuries per 10,000 full-time workers. This means that if you are employed somewhere – especially if your work is in any way dangerous – there is a good chance that you will suffer an injury on the job. If you have been injured on the job or think there is a good chance you might be, it’s important to know what steps need to be taken. It’s better to be prepared for what could happen than to scramble for answers to your questions after you have been injured. Either way, here are the first steps you need to take if you have been injured on the job. Read More

Why workers Compensation Claims and Social Media Don’t Mix

In just a few short years, social media has completely transformed the world. In 2016 there were over 1.71 billion people using Facebook. This doesn’t even account for all the other platforms out there that are used on a daily basis. To help you better understand how big this number is and the effect of cellphones on the world, consider this – more people around the world have a cellphone than have access to working toilets. Read More

These Are the Five Biggest Mistakes You Can Make After a Workplace Injury

Suffering a devastating injury on the job or contracting an illness associated with your employment can be overwhelming and frustrating. However, there are several important steps you need to take to protect yourself as well as to comply with your employer’s rules regarding worker’s compensation. Read More

Understanding Worker Compensation Liens

The Florida Division of Worker Compensation reports 54531 workers comp claims in Florida in 2011, resulting in a total of $666,486,463 in medical payments and $1,021,598,822 in total benefits.

Workers injured in accidents caused by negligent third parties while in the course of their employment have two avenues to seek compensation. They may be entitled to medical expenses and lost earnings benefits through Florida’s workers compensation system. They may also be permitted to bring a third-party lawsuit against the negligent party, so long as they do not sue their employers. In the third-party action, injured workers can seek compensation for past and future pain and suffering. For example, a worker injured in a motor vehicle accident can file a workers comp claim and bring a separate lawsuit against the other driver involved in the accident. A worker injured by defective machinery can bring a lawsuit against the manufacturer separate from his workers compensation claim. Read More

How to File an Injury or Illness Claim with OSHA

If you consider your workplace dangerous, you can file a claim with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). OSHA is an agency of the federal government and does not administer workers compensation programs, which are administered by state governments. The role of OSHA is to address hazardous workplace conditions and help workers and their employers prevent injuries and illnesses. Read More

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