Articles Posted in Workers’ Compensation

Many teens want after-school jobs to save for college and to be able to afford trips and other “extras.” Parents often encourage a teen’s desire to get a job, since work can build a strong work ethic, discipline, and responsibility. It can look good on college applications and resumes and even let students get a head start on a future career.

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While there are many benefits to part-time work, there are risks, too. Young people have a higher-than-average rate of workplace injuries in Hollywood and across the nation. When your child is looking for work, whether they are considering an office job or babysitting, you need to consider safety first.

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Shift workers face higher risks of injury when compared with workers who are employed during regular business hours. Numerous studies have suggested that human bodies are designed to sleep in the night and may have a harder time staying awake or functioning equally well during natural sleep times. In addition, shift workers may move between working during the day to other shifts, and the changes in sleeping patterns can lead to fatigue and potentially to injuries.

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These types of workers also face challenges when getting home. Studies have shown car accident risks are higher after someone has worked a long shift, especially at night. Shift workers have higher risks of car crashes compared with workers who work in more traditional jobs.

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A workplace accident can happen in your Homestead workplace at any time. While some industries are obviously more risky than others, serious workplace injuries can even happen in a seemingly safe office environment. No matter where you work, you may be affected by a workplace injury or illness.

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When this happens, you will not only have to face the pain and suffering of a serious injury, but your ability to earn an income and pay your bills may be affected. You will need to take steps to recover fully both financially and physically. Here are some tips on how to do that:

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Workers compensation benefits in Florida are meant to protect workers who have suffered an on-the-job injury in Hollywood, Homestead, or any Florida community. The workers’ compensation program is paid for by the employer either through self-insurance or through a third party insurance company.

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In the event of a workplace injury, employees must report their injury and employers are required to submit a claim on behalf of the injured worker. When a legitimate injury happens in the workplace, workers expect to receive the benefits they may be entitled to. Unfortunately, in many cases legitimately injured workers find they are denied the benefits they need as they heal.

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At this time of year, many college and high school students take on seasonal summer work to save up money for school. In addition, many seasonal summer jobs become available for adults, especially in agricultural, tourism, and construction fields. While summer jobs can be a great way to earn extra money and can teach students about responsibility, summer jobs in Homestead and other South Florida cities do come with some added risks.

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Summer jobs, according to some experts, may include a risk of injury and accidents. In fact, there are a few reasons why summer workers may be at greater risk when compared with year-round employees:

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At this time of year, many teens in Hollywood and beyond start looking for part-time or full-time work for the summer. It’s  a great way to build skills, meet new friends, and save up for  a special purchase. Unfortunately, teens and youth have a higher workplace injury rate when compared with older workers. While your teen may be focused on finding the right job, you might want to help them find a safe job.

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There are many reasons why teens have higher workplace injury rates. They may not get the safety training older and more permanent workers do. They may not know the safety rules or may be worried about speaking up when they see unsafe conditions. There are a few things you can do to help keep your child safer during their summer job:

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Many attorneys have dealt with insurance providers on some level and may be willing to take a look at your workers’ compensation case. However, there are many benefits to working with a workers’ compensation attorney in Hollywood or your community:

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1) An attorney with experience in workers’ compensation cases has practical experience. A workers’ compensation attorney may have handled hundreds or thousands of cases and understands how these cases work.

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Workers’ compensation benefits are supposed to protect all workers who are injured on the job or develop a medical condition because of their job. In an ideal world, every worker who qualified for workers’ compensation would get benefits when needed.

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We do not live in a perfect world.

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Workers compensation is an insurance program covered by your employer. Whether you work for a nonprofit or work part-time or for a small business, you’re supposed to be covered. If you’re injured on the job or if your job causes an illness which prevents you from working, workers’ compensation is supposed to cover part of your wages as well as your medical costs.

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Workers compensation coverage was created to help protect workers and their finances after serious on-the-job injury. In addition, workers’ compensation reduces the number of lawsuits against employers — since employees have the money they need to pay for losses they don’t have to go to court.

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During the first few weeks of the year, many people are still working on their resolutions for 2016, and for many workers that means going after exciting new career opportunities. Whether you’re embarking on a new job or launching a new career, however, make sure you consider workplace safety as well as all the possibilities of your new position.

Each year, workers in Hollywood and Florida suffer workplace injuries. Across the country, an average of over 9000 workers are injured each day and 12 suffer fatal injuries, according to OSHA. Every workplace is affected, from obviously hazardous workplaces such as factories, mines, and manufacturing plants, to seemingly “safer” workplaces such as libraries and offices. Any worker can be affected by serious injuries.

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