Workplace injuries are a common basis for employee liability claims. Employees who have been fired as result of an injury, face a legal challenge that often requires professional legal consul. Lawsuits filed against employers by terminated employees injured on the job in Florida, are disputes surrounding alleged employer violations of federal Occupation Safety and Health Act (ASHA)regulatory standards to workplace safety. Employment litigation lawsuits can be costly and time-consuming pursuits for both sides of an injury dispute. Employers found to not be in adherence with federal rules of workplace safety, are especially vulnerable to the detriments of lawsuit should a case be decided in a plaintiff’s favor. When a workplace injury leads to legal dispute after an employee is terminated, parties can seek professional legal advice from a licensed Florida attorney with a practice in employment law.
Unfortunately, people are injured at work every day. This is because some of the most essential jobs that help with the function of modern society are also considered the most dangerous. These jobs involve a very high risk of injury, permanent or temporary disability, and in some cases, even death. Here you can learn about the most dangerous jobs in the country.
If you have been out of work and receiving workers compensation benefits, you may wonder if your employer has the right or ability to terminate your employment. An example would be a roofer who was injured and as a result, out for several months. After a period of two months, his employer lets him know he has been terminated for economic business reasons. When this happens, the worker is going to be upset and wonder if this is legal.
In any industry, safety in the workplace is important. In 2012, the Department of Labor challenged the public to design an electronic tool to help workers better understand safety and accident prevention and help younger workers understand important rights in the workplace. In January 2013, these four tools won the contest:
Worker compensation claims begin with an injury or an illness acquired at the workplace. The National Institute for Occupational Health and Safety (NIOSH) works to minimize the types of events that end up causing those claims.
The Denver Post reported on a recent class action settlement in a worker compensation case brought against Wal-Mart in Colorado. Injured Wal-Mart employees with workers comp claims alleged that Wal-Mart and its adjuster hindered medical providers from making independent judgments on how to treat injured workers. Federal judge Robert Blackburn in the U.S. District Court for Colorado gave final approval to the more than $8 million settlement of the class action lawsuit.
When you sustain a serious injury on-the-job, your employer is obligated to pay for all of your medical treatment in relation to the injury. Unfortunately, many injured workers don’t know this and end up taking on a share of expenses themselves.
Being involved in an accident at work can be a stressful time in your life, especially when you aren’t sure what to expect in terms of workers compensation benefits. That is why it is important to educate yourself about the amount of money coming in until you are able to return to work. In addition to lost wages, you may also be eligible to receive payment for mileage reimbursement, medical expenses and other miscellaneous expenses.
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