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What You Should Do if You Are Injured While Working

By Payer & Associates |

Some jobs are physically demanding and have blatant safety hazards and an obviously high risk of injury while others seem “safe”, at least on the surface. Regardless of the kind of employment, no worker is prepared to deal with the repercussions of being unexpectedly injured at work. Fortunately, most workers in the Sunshine State… Read More »

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Workers’ Compensation For Temporary Workers

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Local 10 News recently reported that the United States Census Bureau recently sent representatives to South Florida in hopes of recruiting up to 10,000 temporary workers. Anyone who is a United States citizen and is at least 18 years of age is welcome to apply for the position, which will primarily involve following up… Read More »

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The Recent Case Addressing the Presumption of Occupational Causation

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While no worker wants to deal with any form of a workplace accident, an unfortunate reality is that when one occurs, some injuries are much easier to demonstrate a workplace connection for than others. Because it is difficult to obtain workers’ compensation for certain kinds of workplace injuries, a statute has been enacted that… Read More »

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Worker Misconduct and TPD

By Payer & Associates |

Unfortunately, a workplace injury can happen to anyone at any time. While many of these injuries result from the negligence of an employer or coworker, some of them also result from the actions of the worker who is injured. Fortunately, in many cases that will not stop an injured worker from being eligible for… Read More »

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Understanding Safety Tips For Pedestrians

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The Miami Herald recently reported that one Florida mother is pleading with the community to help find one of two drivers who struck and killed her pedestrian son while he attempted to cross a street. The 27-year-old was attempting to cross on the southbound lanes of a foggy Interstate 95 in Broward County early… Read More »

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Firefighters and Workers’ Compensation

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Firefighters and other first responders play an important role in our society as they help the rest of us stay as safe as possible in questionable situations. These brave individuals control and extinguish fires and otherwise respond to emergency situations where there is substantial risk involved for other people or property. However, this also… Read More »

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Obtaining Workers’ Compensation Benefits for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

By Payer & Associates |

It is not uncommon to go home with the occasional ache or pain if you frequently use a specific limb or joint at work such as your hands. However, in many cases, workers who use their hands or arms a lot progressively develop a condition called carpal tunnel syndrome. This common nerve condition causes… Read More »

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Preventing Space Heater Fires in Your Workplace This Winter

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Even here in South Florida, we experience several days of cold (at least cold for us) weather every winter. Because of this change in temperature, space heaters can be a common fixture in the workplace during the colder months. After all, most workers typically have no access to the controlled building temperatures that are… Read More »

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Workplace Aerial Lift Dangers

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Local 10 News recently reported that a worker had to be rescued from a McDonald’s sign after the lift the worker was in stopped working 100 feet up in the air. Fortunately, the worker was able to reach out for help by using his cell phone. Local fire rescue came to his aid by… Read More »

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Workers’ Compensation and Chemical Exposure

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Local 10 News recently reported that the general manager of a Buffalo Wild Wings died after two cleaning agents combined to create toxic fumes in the restaurant’s kitchen. Officials have asserted that the incident, which occurred in the Boston area, began during the early afternoon of a recent Thursday when workers and customers began… Read More »

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