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Navigating workers' compensation, less stressful with support

There is no way to predict when an accident will occur in a Florida workplace. Some jobs are more dangerous than others, to be sure. However, even a person who spends hours behind a desk or at a cash register can also suffer injury that results in a need to file a workers' compensation claim. Many times, workers encounter challenges in the process, especially if an insurance agency tries to deny a claim.

Workplace accidents: Things your employer should do

Most people don't ever imagine getting injured on the job. But, workplace accidents can occur unexpectedly and leave you feeling lost and confused. It's never a bad idea to seek clarification on state laws and to learn as much as you can about workers' compensation, as well as your particular employer's accident plan, in case you suffer an injury on the job.

Workers' compensation: Florida job site tragedy

Construction work typically ranks high on most lists regarding risks for injury on the job. Workers' compensation is an insurance program that provides benefits to employees when a workplace accident results in injury. Sadly, not all workers survive their injuries, such as one man who was recently trapped in a trench under a heavy mound of dirt.

Several people in Florida with truck accident injuries

If a Florida driver loses control of steering or becomes distracted and drifts out of a travel lane, disaster can strike quickly. If there are other vehicles or pedestrians nearby, the risk of an accident increases. A 62-year-old tow truck driver recently struck a parked construction vehicle. Truck accident injuries are often severe, and those involved in collisions often face financial distress because of medical bills or lost pay from time off work during recovery.

Caution needed at Florida intersections

When you get behind the wheel to head to work, the store or out for an evening with friends, you may not spend a lot of time wondering whether you'll safely arrive to your destination. Especially, if you're an experienced Florida driver, it often becomes more of a habit than something you pause to think deeply about before you start your car.

Mitigating these basic workplace hazards might keep you safe

Workers in all industries in Florida face occupational hazards almost every day. Even seemingly insignificant risks can cause injuries with long-term health and financial consequences. Although providing a safe work environment and protecting your safety and health are your employer's responsibilities, it might be a good idea to learn about the hazards in your workplace.

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