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Workers Compensation
Construction Crane Collapses
A construction crane collapsed onto a downtown Ft. Lauderdale bridge killing one worker, and seriously injuring several other employees. According to the Ft. Lauderdale Fire Rescue, first responders were called to the SE 3rd Avenue bridge, which spans the New River. Fire Rescue Chief Stephen Gollan said that “During the process of “stepping the crane”...
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In another blow for the protection of Florida’s workers under the Florida workers’ compensation system, the Florida Senate passed a bill blocking local rules protecting Florida employees from heat. This comes after the hottest temperatures in history were recorded in 2023. They approved a bill that would ban cities and counties from adopting Florida workers...
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Three employees were hospitalized after the scaffolding that they were working on collapsed at a Coral Springs construction site. Coral Springs Fire Rescue responded to the call. The area (Cornerstone Plaza) is a commercial property in the beginning phase of construction by ATEX Group. As a result of the possible defective scaffolding, the Coral Springs...
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Due to “Corporate America” pressure, Miami-Dade County decided not to protect the health of employees who work outside. Construction and agricultural workers therefore lost the benefits of a  proposed new law which would have helped them “beat the heat” while performing their duties under the hot Florida sun. If it passed, the labor protections would...
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A truck driver was critically injured after his vehicle crashed on I-595 in Davie, officials say. The Employee was driving in the course and scope of his employment transporting cooking oil, westbound at Nob Hill Road, when he suffered an accident. Florida Highway Patrol Lt. Indiana Miranda, said that the employee lost control after a...
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Workers’ Compensation is a benefit designed to support employees who have encountered injuries arising directly from their job tasks, regardless if they are full-time, part-time, or even seasonal. This benefit covers an injured person’s medical bills and a portion of their lost wages, and the best part? It’s entirely free for the injured employee. Types...
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A woman delivering packages for Amazon was seriously injured when an Eastern Diamondback  rattlesnake which was coiled up near the front door, bit the employee at a residence in Palm City, Florida. The worker was attacked on the back of the leg, just above the knee. Fortunately she called 911 and dispatchers used her cellphone’s...
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Recent anti-worker decisions by Florida courts deserve the Legislature’s attention. It seemed like a good deal long ago when workers gave up their right to sue employers in exchange for a no-fault insurance system for injuries and deaths that occurred on the job. Judges who favor big business and insurance companies have used one excuse...
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A sharply divided appeals court rejected workers’ compensation insurance benefits for a general manager of an Orlando rental-car agency who was shot seven times while he was working. The employee sustained traumatic injuries to the brain, kidney, left hand, left leg, right arm, and stomach. He also suffered several strokes and vision loss. As a...
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Texas Workers' Compensation Attorney
Help From a Texas Workers’ Compensation Attorney Following a workplace accident, a Texas injured worker might be entitled to pursue Texas workers’ compensation benefits by filing a claim with their employer’s insurance carrier. Texas however allows private employers to choose whether to participate in the state’s workers’ compensation system or to instead opt out of...
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