Florida Injury Lawyer Blog
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At this time of year, many students look for part-time or full-time summer jobs in Homestead and across South Florida to raise some money for cars, clothes, or just pocket money. If you have a teenager or younger child looking for a paper route, office job, temp job, or other employment, make sure that your child knows how to stay safe.

One of the risks with summer employment for Hollywood youth is that there is a high risk of injury. Studies and research have shown that youth may be less protected than other workers because they do not have seniority and may be hired on a contractor or temp basis, meaning that they do not have the same protections as full-time employees.

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Construction site accidents in Miami and other accidents in dangerous workplaces don’t surprise most of us. However, even office jobs can result in workplace injury. If you feel that you are safe because you work in a high-rise or are primarily at a desk, know that there are dangers to your job. You may be at risk of:

1) Workplace violence.

Many people are surprised to realize how often workplace violence can affect Miami and Florida workers in offices and white-collar jobs. During April, for example, people who work in some parts of the financial industry may face violence from others as clients become upset or stressed out over their situations.

In all workplaces, coworkers can also sometimes be aggressive in the workplace, which can lead to serious injury. Employers are expected to take adequate precautions — such as proper employee screening — to ensure workplace security. If they do not, they may be held liable if work injuries occur.

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Any job in Hollywood or Florida can result in workplace injury. However, if your job involves heavy machinery or electrical equipment, you may be at additional risk. In these cases, you should be getting additional training in order to stay safe.

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Whether you work in construction, in a factory, or in another environment where electrical machinery or heavy equipment is in use, make sure that you know how to stay safe. In a safe workplace, you should:

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Summertime is a wonderful time to live in Miami. There are concerts, beaches, and plenty of special events to explore. However, summer are also comes with its own range of hazards and risks. Each year, some local residents and visitors are rushed to the emergency room with serious injuries and some hospitals report increased instances of injuries during the summer months.

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In order to stay safe in Miami this season, make sure that you:

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A birth should be a joyous time, but unfortunately for some parents in Hollywood and other Florida communities, it becomes a time of questions and upset due to complications in the delivery room or during birth. In some cases, incidents with labor, pregnancy, or delivery lead to medical malpractice claims in Hollywood or other cities.

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If you want to reduce the risk of injuries to yourself and your unborn child, there are several things you can do:

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Eye injuries are more common in Miami Beach and Florida workplaces than many people believe. These injuries can be caused by violence, debris, sparks, heavy machinery, or simple accidents in office. They can also be caused by falls and facial injuries caused by direct impact.

A workplace injury that affects your facial area or your eyes can affect your vision, can lead to excruciating pain, and can even end your career if you lose your vision as a result of your accident. In these cases, simply relying on workers compensation in Miami Beach or your community may not give you enough compensation to pay for your medical care, the extra personal care you will need, and the incidental expenses that you will incur.

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If you have a home office and do some of your work at home or run a business out of your home, keep in mind that there are some unique legal issues and premises liability issues surrounding your workplace. You may need more insurance to protect yourself from a lawsuit, especially if you meet clients in your home office or have deliveries made to your home business.

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There are several questions that you will want ask to determine whether you are doing everything possible to avoid legal action:

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May is Older Americans Month, according to the Association for Community Living. If you have elderly family members, there many things that you can do to ensure their safety:

1) Help protect your elderly loved ones against nursing home abuse and neglect.

Unfortunately, older Americans who are placed in assisted-living communities, nursing homes, retirement homes, and other caregiver situations sometimes fall victim to abuse and neglect in these Homestead and Florida caregiving settings where they’re supposed to be most protected.

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Sustaining a facial injury in Hollywood or your Florida community can be devastating. Many people find their lives forever changed by this type of injury. The emotional trauma as well as the significant pain that this type of injury can cause can lead to years of anxiety, pain, and upset. Since the face is very delicate and involves the ears, nose, and eyes, facial injuries can affect your senses and how you experience the world.

Facial injuries can lead to:14237731773ryp8

  • Scarring
  • Eye injuries
  • Ear injuries (which can affect sense of balance as well as hearing)
  • Mouth and dental injuries (which can affect the ability to speak, breathe, or eat)
  • Muscle injuries

Because faces tend to be the most visible parts of us, injuries to this area of your body can be emotionally devastating. Some patients who suffer severe facial injuries have a hard time adjusting to life after their injury. They may have a hard time socializing, returning to their job, or sometimes even leaving the house. Unfortunately, some people are cruel and may point or stare at people who have been injured in this way.

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Unfortunately, many people go to work each day and never return because they are seriously injured while workingfile141249316441. According to safety experts at the American Federation of Labor & Congress of Industrial Organizations, many fatal and serious workplace accidents in Homestead and across the country are preventable.

April 28 is Workers’ Memorial Day, a day meant to honor those workers who have been injured and killed on the job. One way to honor the occasion is by working to reduce workplace injury. There many things that you can do to ensure that you have a safe workspace:

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