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Is sitting the new smoking?

Recent studies have found sitting for prolonged periods a day presents a similar risk of dying as smoking and obesity. According to an article in the New York Times, sitting for one hour at a time has the same health effect on your body as smoking two cigarettes. This is a huge problem for 85 percent of Americans who sit at their desks for eight hours during the workday.

OSHA imposes fines in wake of deadly Miami bridge collapse

The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or OSHA, recently announced a fine of over $85,000 against several contractors who, collectively, were responsible for work on an infamous Florida pedestrian bridge.

Car crashes, falls, common causes of workplace injuries

A recent survey on the most common causes of workers' compensation claims revealed that over 85 percent of all serious and catastrophic claims, that is, those likely to result in payouts of hundreds of thousands or even millions of dollars because of a one-time incident, can be attributed to one of five causes.

Can I get benefits if the injury was my fault?

Many people in West Palm Beach, Florida, go to work every day without thinking about the dangers that their job presents to them. However, if one thinks about it, many workers in the area do jobs that present a number of opportunities for a person to get hurt, such that a worker has to be vigilant at all times.

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.

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