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Florida Zoo Fined After 4,000-Pound Rhino Injures Worker

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On February 26, a 50-year-old, two-ton rhinoceros injured a zookeeper of the Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society in West Palm Beach, a situation that resulted it being fined $14,551 by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (O.S.H.A.). The employee had been seriously injured when she was struck repeatedly by the animal’s horn of a rhino named Archie. The O.S.H.A. fine was based upon the employer’s failure to protect its employees from recognized hazards when training and feeding its animals. Archie had been a fixture at the zoo since 1975. The worker suffered severe injuries to her back and legs and unfortunately has not yet returned to work.

Being injured on the job is something that can take place in many different professions. While companies are expected to make sure their injured employees receive Florida Workers’ Compensation Benefits, oftentimes a fight ensures to obtain them. That’s why hiring The Law Offices of Evan M. Ostfeld, P.A. early on in the process as your Coral Springs Workers’ Compensation Lawyer is vital.

With more than a quarter century of experience as a Coral Springs Workers’ Compensation Attorney, Evan M. Ostfeld, Esq., possesses the experience in navigating through these matters in the Florida Workers’ Compensation System. He and his legal team know the complicated process involved and the “tricks of the trade” that employers/insurance companies use to try and tilt the law in their favor! Don’t let that happen to you or a loved one!

Injured employees are often entitled to lost wages, medical care, transportation, prescriptions, medical devices, an advance of compensation and vocational assistance, just to name a few. In the latter case, job re-training and or money for school may be available if the injury makes it impossible for the worker to return to their original occupation.

Florida Workers’ Compensation Benefits

As a courtesy to the public, The Law Offices of Evan M. Ostfeld, P.A. will provide a free case evaluation so you can learn about your legal rights. Moreover, there are no attorney’s fees and or costs due unless there is a recovery or court award. If you or someone that you know is in need of a Coral Springs Workers’ Compensation Lawyer, contact the Law Offices of Evan M. Ostfeld, P.A. today at (866) I SUE YOU, (866) 478-3968, (844) 411 KING, (844) 411-5464, (954) 227-7529, (954) 998-0075 Text or evan@attorney4life.com.