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What You Should Do if You Suffer a Workplace Facial Injury

By Payer & Associates |

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

By Payer & Associates |

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

By Payer & Associates |

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

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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

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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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Workplace Dangers For Tow Truck Drivers

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ABC News 8 recently reported that Virginia State Police have charged a Florida man in a hit-and-run crash that critically injured a tow truck driver. The tow truck driver was assisting a disabled RV on the right shoulder when he was struck by a vehicle driven by an 85-year-old Panama City, Florida resident. In… Read More »

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What You Should Do if You Are Injured While Working in a Gas Station or Convenience Store

By Payer & Associates |

Gas station and convenience store workers here in Florida often work long hours in an important function – running a store that provides gasoline and amenities to everyone from locals to our state’s many visitors. The National Association of Convenience Stores has indicated that about 40 million Americans refill their vehicle each day at… Read More »

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The Consequences of Workplace Explosions

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Local 10 News recently reported that four firefighters were injured in an explosion while responding to a call for hazardous materials at an electric company in Arizona. The force of the explosion was reportedly severe enough to knock the helmets and face masks off the injured firefighters. One firefighter remains in critical condition after… Read More »

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Older Workers and Workers’ Compensation Benefits

By Payer & Associates |

Florida’s year-round pleasant weather and beautiful landscape attract people of all ages. However, the Sunshine State is undoubtedly home to one of the largest older populations in America. Almost a fifth of Florida residents are 65 years old or older which is the highest percentage in the country. And while aging, many older people… Read More »

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