Monthly Archives: February 2018
Dangerous Occupations in Florida
Nonfatal injuries and illnesses among U.S. workers declined between 2015 and 2016, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. But on-the-job deaths increased by 7 percent, reaching the highest number of fatalities since 2008. The most worker deaths occurred in Texas, followed by California and Florida. Nationally, truck drivers and sales worker/drivers experienced… Read More »
Death Benefits under Workers’ Compensation Law
Five maintenance workers died in June 2017 while trying to perform a dangerous task for Tampa Electric. The workers, who were employed by outside contractors, were trying to remove a blockage from a tank beneath the power plant’s boiler. The workers’ families may be entitled to death benefits under Florida’s workers’ compensation law. Tampa… Read More »
Involved in a Car Accident During Your Morning Commute – Are You Protected by Workers’ Compensation?
In 2015, there were approximately 374,522 car accidents in Florida. Of those, approximately 243,396 people suffered bodily injuries. There is a good chance some of those wrecks occurred when a Floridian was commuting to or from their job. So is this accident covered by workers’ compensation? In Florida, it depends. Coming and Going Rule… Read More »
Self-Employed and Hurt on the Job – Do You Qualify for Workers’ Compensation?
Close to 15 million workers identify themselves as self-employed, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. That translates to approximately 10 percent of the overall workforce. So what happens if a self-employed individual gets hurt on the job? Can they obtain benefits through Florida’s workers’ compensation program? The answer – it depends. This… Read More »