Workers' Compensation Blog

Do I Need a Workers’ Compensation Lawyer?

Workers’ compensation benefits can provide much-needed financial support for medical expenses and lost wages after an injury on the job. However, the process of filing a claim is complicated and includes very strict requirements. Often, making a mistake… Read More

The Rights of Construction Workers

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) reports that construction workers are more likely to be injured on the job compared to workers in other professions. As such, OSHA has extra safety requirements for construction sites and employers… Read More

2016 Top 10 Workplace Safety Violations

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently released its preliminary list of the workplace safety and health violations most often cited during 2016 based on an analysis of nearly 32,000 inspections. According to the Administration,… Read More

Man Falls from 15th Floor of West Palm Beach Construction Site

A West Palm Beach man fell to his death while working on a construction site for a new apartment building in downtown West Palm Beach on Sept. 1. The building sits on Fern Street at the northeast corner of South Dixie Highway and is set to be finished… Read More

OSHA Issues Heat Safety Warning for Outdoor Workers

With forecasters expecting above-average temperatures throughout the country for the next couple of months, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is warning outdoor workers and their employers of the dangers of prolonged exposure to… Read More

Wage & Hour Laws and Discrimination

Worker discrimination in Florida is a very serious and very real problem. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) clearly states that employees in the private sector, as well as those in federal, state and local government jobs, must receive a minimum wage,… Read More

Florida Construction Companies Falsely Classifying Employees

Reporters at The News & Observer in Raleigh, N.C. and the Star Telegram recently completed an investigation that revealed that many construction workers are being classified as contractors a tactic that is illegal. By treating workers as independent… Read More

West Palm Beach Construction Worker Falls down Elevator Shaft

A construction worker was taken to St. Marys Medical Center Wednesday afternoon after he fell down an elevator shaft in West Palm Beach. The victim, whose name has not been released, was working at a construction site near North Congress Avenue, just… Read More

Pregnant Women Protected from Discrimination in New FL Supreme Court Ruling

The Florida Supreme Court recently ruled that employment discrimination against pregnant women is illegal in the Sunshine state.  The case came about after a pregnant woman sued her employer after being subjected to discrimination on the basis of her… Read More

Common Occupations for Overtime Violations

While any almost any worker is susceptible to not being paid overtime for the hours they work, there are some industries that routinely overwork and underpay their employees. The following industries are some of the most at-risk for violating overtime… Read More

 

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