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Heart Attacks and Workers’ Compensation

By Payer & Associates |

Tragically, it is not usual for heart attacks, which are otherwise known as myocardial infarctions, to happen at work. And when they do, people often wonder if their jobs caused or contributed to the heart attack. The Miami Herald recently reported that the coworkers of a 61-year-old man who suffered a heart attack on… Read More »

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Understanding Fall-Related Accidents On Construction Worksites

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Two construction workers had to recently be rescued by authorities within hours of each other after experiencing workplace falls according to an article published by the South Florida Sun Sentinel. The first man had to be rescued after his back was injured after he fell from 7th floor level scaffolding on a worksite that… Read More »

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Injured Workers and TBIs

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While every unexpected work injury is devastating, some workplace injuries can have implications that affect the injured individual’s ability to ever be able to recover what he or she has lost. And severe workplace injuries do not only affect an injured worker – they also affect anyone who is close to him or her,… Read More »

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What You Need to Know About Workplace Eye Injuries

By Payer & Associates |

While eye injuries may not be the first injury that you think of when contemplating things that can go wrong at work, workplace-related eye injuries are actually quite common. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 2000 U.S. workers sustain a job-related eye injury that requires medical treatment every day in this… Read More »

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A Recent Example of Poor Air Quality in the Workplace and Your Ability to Obtain Workers’ Compensation From Injuries That Can Happen as a Result

By Payer & Associates |

Breathing is a simple action that we come out of the womb understanding even as we have to be taught other actions that we don’t think about very often as adults, such as how to walk and how to use the bathroom. And as adults, the overwhelming majority of us have to work for… Read More »

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Follow the Doctor’s Orders: How Failing to Do So Can Affect Your Ability to Retain Workers’ Compensation Benefits

By Payer & Associates |

Like most other workers, you went to work that day simply hoping to earn a living for you and your family when you were unexpectedly injured in a workplace accident. The silver lining to your untimely workplace injury is that under Florida workers’ compensation law, any employee who is injured on the job is… Read More »

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The Valuation of Workplace-Related Amputations

By Payer & Associates |

As humans, we take many things for granted. This includes the ability to pick up an item with your hand, to stomp your foot in an argument, or to run up to a loved one and give him or her a hug. While each of these may sound like a simple undertaking, the reality… Read More »

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What You Need to Know About Post-Injury Drug Testing and Workers’ Compensation

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Historically, workers who were injured at work often had to contemplate an extra aspect of their potential claim – the fact that he or she would probably be required to take a drug test after reporting the injury which could affect the worker’s ability to obtain workers’ compensation benefits. Not surprisingly, this served as… Read More »

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Why You Should Report Even “Minor” Work Injuries Now to Avoid a Major Problem Later

By Payer & Associates |

In every industry, minor injuries are often a part of a routine workday. And when people are working hard and focused on providing for their families, it is unsurprising that many workers who are injured in what they consider to be a minor way to keep this information to themselves. But while you may… Read More »

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How Smartphones Are Boosting Workers’ Compensation Claims

By Payer & Associates |

We all know that cell phones are very popular and have evolved significantly over the years. According to the Pew Research Center, the number of Americans with smartphones has more than doubled since the Center’s initial survey in 2011 which identified just 35 percent of Americans as smartphone users. These days, a whopping 77… Read More »

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