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Study finds a link between TBIs and risk for dementia

No one expects to suffer a head injury in any type of accident. This is especially true in a workplace accident. While it is an unexpected injury, it is one that plagues many workers in Florida and elsewhere. Whether it is due to a fall, slip or mechanical incident, workers could suffer tremendously when a brain injury ensues.

First responders seeking workers comp might be impacted

There are many people in Florida and elsewhere that put their lives at risk for the safety of others. It is not an easy job, but first responders take on these risks and dangers for the betterment of society. Sometimes this work can take a toll on a person, even causing PTSD. Traditionally, those battling with these issues could seek workers' compensation is this disorder caused them unable to work for a period of time.

These 3 conditions put women at higher risk of workplace injury

On-the-job injuries can be highly upsetting for workers and their families. Not only are these injuries often painful and limiting, but they can also lead to missed workdays, which can affect a person's livelihood.

3 on-the-job hazards facing EMS workers

If you work in emergency medical services, you can take pride in your work providing injured people with the first line of care. Whether you are a first responder, paramedic or emergency medical technician, your job duties are crucial to disaster response. However, your responsibilities also put you at a unique risk for occupational injuries and illnesses

Toxic exposure in the workplace

There are many jobs where workers can be exposed to toxic and hazardous materials. Employers who handle these types of materials are required to provide all workers with Material Safety Data Sheets or MSDS, advising of how to handle the substance, as well as what to do if exposure occurs. This is a requirement by law of employers. If this data is not provided, an employer can face a severe penalty from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration or OSHA up to and including shutdown.

Protections are available for injured construction workers

This blog recently discussed the serious impact a construction or workplace accident can have on injured workers and their families. A construction accident can rob an injured construction worker of their ability to earn a living, care for themselves and their family and enjoy their life. As a result, it is important for them to be familiar with the resources and options available to protect them.

Construction worker injured in fall in Florida

Workers' compensation benefits are available to help injured workers and their families through a workplace accident and its aftermath. A construction accident in another southern Florida community recently left one worker in critical condition. The workplace accident occurred when the construction worker fell from a crane he was working on. The crane he was working on was affixed to a flatbed truck on the expressway when the injured worker fell 30 feet from it. The worker was operating controls from the side of the truck when it tipped over.

The different benefits available to injured workers in Florida

Understanding the range of benefits available for injured workers and their families in Florida is important. Though any worker can suffer an on-the-job injury that may threaten their livelihood and ability to meet daily expenses for themselves and their families, workers in the construction, manufacturing and industrial injuries can be at greater risk. There are a variety of different benefits available to help injured workers and their families in Florida and understanding what they are is helpful.

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