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Understanding Why Social Media and Workers’ Compensation Claims Don’t Mix

By Payer & Associates |

We all know that social media is a big deal these days. After all, around seven-in-ten Americans use some form of social media. For many users, social media is part of their daily routine and something that comes second nature. The popularity of social media means that, unfortunately, it can influence different areas of… Read More »

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Does an Employer’s Denial of Workers’ Compensation Bar a Workers’ Compensation Immunity Defense in a Florida Civil Suit?

By Payer & Associates |

Dealing with a workplace injury is frustrating. However, it is also frustrating to try to understand your legal options after being injured on-the-job. One of the biggest questions that many injured workers have is whether they should be pursuing workers’ compensation benefits or a personal injury lawsuit. In order to understand the answer to… Read More »

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Safety Tips For Construction Workers

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Employers have an obligation to undertake measures that ensure a safe and hazard-free workplace. This includes everything from making sure that employees are provided with the necessary training to ensuring that workers are provided with proper safety equipment. After all, an unsafe construction worksite can have a tremendous impact because these kinds of risky… Read More »

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Understanding Ironworker Injuries

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The Miami Herald recently reported that two ironworkers were among those killed in a crane collapse at a work site last April. The accident, which took place in Seattle, reportedly occurred because winds knocked the crane over after workers prematurely removed pins holding 20-foot sections together. Video of the collapse shows the crane leaning… Read More »

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Avoiding a Drowsy Driving Accident

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We have all had one of those days where we found ourselves yawning and rubbing our eyes by the end of it because we were so tired. Many of us still have to climb behind the wheel of a car to make it home and that means that we may not think twice about… Read More »

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Workers’ Compensation Misconceptions

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Workplace injuries are an unfortunate reality of life. After all, a worker is injured every seven seconds in this country. The good news is that most injured workers are covered under the benefits of Florida’s workers’ compensation statute. That means that the majority of people who are injured while engaged in conduct in furtherance… Read More »

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Understanding Why Social Media and Workers’ Compensation Claims Don’t Mix

By Payer & Associates |

We all know that social media is a big deal these days. After all, around seven-in-ten Americans use some form of social media. For many users, social media is part of their daily routine and something that comes second nature. The popularity of social media means that, unfortunately, it can influence different areas of… Read More »

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Does an Employer’s Denial of Workers’ Compensation Bar a Workers’ Compensation Immunity Defense in a Florida Civil Suit?

By Payer & Associates |

Dealing with a workplace injury is frustrating. However, it is also frustrating to try to understand your legal options after being injured on-the-job. One of the biggest questions that many injured workers have is whether they should be pursuing workers’ compensation benefits or a personal injury lawsuit. In order to understand the answer to… Read More »

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Tolling the Statute of Limitations in Workers’ Compensation Cases

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Injured workers may not be aware that their rights may be affected during the time when they are trying to recover due to specific time limits based on Florida law. These time limits legally outlined by law are otherwise known as a “statute of limitations”. If this deadline passes, an injured worker is barred… Read More »

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Workers’ Compensation Rejected In Two Recent Meningitis Cases

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The 1st District Court of Appeal recently rejected workers’ compensation insurance claims in two separate cases in which it was alleged that workers had developed meningitis after inhaling fungus while on the job. Background of these cases: Indian River School District v. Cruce – In this case, an Indian River County school district groundskeeper… Read More »

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