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How Sanitation Workers Can Stay Safe While Working

By Payer & Associates |

The Miami Herald recently reported that a South Carolina sanitation worker has died after what the Anderson County coroner called “a freak accident.” The 49-year-old man was apparently gathering trash cans just after 6 a.m. on a recent weekday morning when he fell and was hit by the garbage truck he worked on. The… Read More »

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Summer is Here and so is the Heat: the Risk of Heat-Related Workplace Injuries

By Payer & Associates |

By this point in the year, there is no denying the fact that it’s hot outside – even for this state of Florida. Though we are all struggling with the heat and humidity that comes with this time of year, most of us simply walk through it to get from one destination to another…. Read More »

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The Workplace Injury Risks Faced By HVAC Workers

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CBS Miami News 4 recently reported that the Vice President of an air conditioning company and another HVAC worker had to be hospitalized after falling through a hole in the roof of a Doral company. Both men had to be taken by air rescue following the morning accident which required the help of Miami-Dade… Read More »

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Ammonia-related Workplace Injuries

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We all know that workers can be exposed to many different hazards in the workplace, and that many of these exposures can result in injuries or the development of a harmful condition. One of the most potentially dangerous workplace hazards are toxic substances, including ammonia. While this isn’t as obvious of a workplace injury… Read More »

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What You Should Do if You Suffer a Workplace Facial Injury

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WPTV News recently reported that a worker suffered a facial injury in Boynton Beach in a recent midweek accident when a balcony he was repairing collapsed. Authorities asserted that the 30-year-old man was on the second floor when the balcony collapsed, causing him to fall approximately 10 feet to the ground. He had to… Read More »

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Understanding Workplace Back Injuries

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Every so often, many workers experience some back pain intermittently that resolves on its own. However, there are many ways to injure a back in a workplace environment, and tragically, the injuries can be much more substantial than a simple backache. Local 10 News recently reported that a crane had to be used to… Read More »

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The Consequences of Failing to Give Notice That an Independent Medical Examiner Has Been Selected

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Obtaining an independent medical examiner is one of the most important aspects of your workers’ compensation claim. However, another essential factor is ensuring that you comply with the rules outlined in Florida law. Unfortunately, failing to do so can prevent you from being able to obtain workers’ compensation benefits whatsoever. What Kind of Notice… Read More »

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The Causes of Summer Workplace Injuries

By Payer & Associates |

Summer is here, and that means more time outdoors for both fun and relaxation. However, this time of year also represents a time of increased workplace risks for workers whose jobs take them outdoors during the summer months. Unfortunately, work-related injuries increase as warm weather approaches us. According to one Bureau of Labor Statistics… Read More »

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Flight Attendants and Workers’ Compensation

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Local 10 News recently reported that a military-chartered jet carrying 143 people crashed in a river at Naval Air Station Jacksonville after the pilot reportedly lost control. While there were no critical injuries, the passengers in the Boeing 737 reportedly experienced chaos and terror as the plane jolted back and forth and oxygen masks… Read More »

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The High Probability of Workplace Injury For Oil and Gas Workers

By Payer & Associates |

Unfortunately, the oil and gas extraction industry tends to be more dangerous than the average workplace. This industry often involves many different types of equipment and materials that constitute substantial risk factors such as heavy machinery, potentially explosive gases, and exposure to toxins. Therefore, oil and gas well drilling and servicing activities involve an… Read More »

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