Rights Of Construction Workers Regarding Workers’ Comp And Workplace Injuries

Construction sites are one of the most accident-prone workplaces in America, and some of the most frequently reported worker fatalities occur in the construction sector. Common causes for construction site accidents include falls, being struck by objects, electrocution, scaffolding accidents, and trench collapses. While many accidents are the result of worker distraction or failure to follow established workplace rules, some accidents are caused by negligence on the part of the construction companies in failing to provide the proper occupational safety equipment such as hardhats, safety vests, goggles and health requirements required by law. Such negligence may be reflected in the lack of proper fall protection safeguards, poor quality of communication standards in the work site, poorly built scaffolding, improper control of electricity, and inadequate respiratory protections, to name a few. If you are a construction worker and have suffered a workplace accident as a result of your employer’s failure to follow standard occupational safety and health requirements, you may be entitled to compensation not only for the physical damages suffered but also for the pain and suffering associated with those damages including lost wages. The…Read More

Have You Suffered A Workplace Accident In South Florida?

Workplace accidents are relatively common, even in safe working environments, and they can happen for a variety of reasons. But if a business owner fails to provide a healthy and secure workplace, the chances of an accident increase exponentially, and workers may be entitled to legal compensation. Most Florida workers receive Workers’ Compensation benefits from their employers, to help them secure immediate restitution and medical assistance to treat any injuries suffered in the workplace, but claims can often be denied, again for a variety of reasons. If you suffer a workplace accident, it is extremely important to report it immediately to your supervisor, even if your injury is not deemed serious and you do not miss any work. And even if you feel fine, it’s always recommended that you see your physician, as many injuries go undetected at the time they occur, and it becomes more difficult to prove that they were related to the accident if the effects surface at a later time. If you have been injured at your place of work in South Florida, you need a knowledgeable and experienced legal team…Read More

Shops at Sunset Place worker Jimmy Wombie, 23, was stabbed in chest and arm by Felipe Rodriguez, 19, for the $8 parking fee requested by the former. In the investigations conducted, Rodriguez may not be the only liable party. The owner of the establishment may hold some responsibility in the incident if the establishment failed to offer security especially to their workers.Read More

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