Articles Tagged with work injury

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On the surface, office jobs in Hollywood and South Florida seem much safer than many other workplace options. There is no heavy machinery, the way there might be in an industrial environment. There aren’t the risks associated with construction or forestry work. Despite this, office workers in Hollywood and across Florida do face hazards in the workplace and each year workers in these seemingly “safe” environments end up seriously injured or even killed on the job.

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Some of the most common problems in an office environment include repetitive strain injury, musculoskeletal injuries, fractures, vision problems, and lacerations. Common risk factors for office employees include:

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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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Whether your business is looking to work with another company in southern Florida, or you are a new employee starting a position at a business, or you will be interacting with an organization for some other reason, there are lots of situations where you need to effectively determine how safe a business is. For example, if you will be working with a southern Florida supplier, you may need to ensure that they are safe so your company will be less likely to face litigation. If you’re a new employee, you want to make sure your new employers are taking your safety seriously.

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No matter what your reasons for investigating, there are several ways to tell whether a business is safe:

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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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