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Workers' compensation: Tragic accident results in fatality

Florida workers who deal with heavy equipment or large, commercial vehicles are constantly at risk of suffering workplace injuries. While an office can also suffer injury, those who work in construction, use machinery or drive trucks during the workday typically have a greater chance of being involved in a workplace accident. Workers' compensation benefits provide financial relief to injured workers during recovery, as well as to spouses or immediate family members in cases where an on-the-job accident resulted in a worker's death.

Complications can arise when you file for workers' compensation

You may be one of many Florida workers who are at risk for injury in the workplace. Such workers would include those in the construction industry, as well as those who work in the fishing, agriculture, aviation or logging industries. Then again, you could work behind a desk in an office and slip on a wet floor or suffer any number of injuries on the job. Filing a workers' compensation claim is common after a workplace accident, but it's also common for challenges to arise during the process.

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.

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.

2 Florida men dead after workplace accident

In Florida and beyond, construction work typically ranks high on most lists for dangerous jobs. Many construction sites are near traffic, thus placing workers at risk for getting struck by a moving vehicle. Heavy machinery, working from high scaffolds and other issues also increase the risk of personal injury on the job. A recent workplace accident resulted in two fatalities.

Workers' compensation benefits can help grieving Florida families

There is a lot of new construction going on in Florida and many other states. The industry has a high risk of worker injuries. Employers are obligated to provide proper training and safety equipment to help construction employees stay as safe as possible on the job. A community in another state is grieving the loss of one of its workers, who was killed in a workplace accident on a recent Tuesday, just before noon. The workers' compensation program can be a great asset to grieving family members in situations like this.

Workplace injuries: How dangerous is your job?

When you go to work each day, are you among other Florida workers who do so with the understanding that they are at great risk for injury on the job? The answer largely depends on what you do for a living. Some jobs are inherently more dangerous than others. Then again, don't think that, just because you sit at a desk all day in an office, you have zero risk of workplace injuries.

Workers' compensation: What if a workplace fatality occurs?

Many Florida households include members who leave their homes to go to work each day. Most people assume they will travel to and from their job sites without any serious, unexpected problems arising. The fact is, however, that some types of work are inherently dangerous, such as construction jobs or fire and rescue missions. Thankfully, most employers purchase workers' compensation insurance to provide financial benefits to employees who suffer injuries while carrying out their duties in the normal course of an average workday.

17 Common Workers' Comp Questions

If you get injured on the job, you may wonder what that means for your career, your finances and your family. Being unable to work can cause serious financial burdens, but workers' compensation can serve as a lifeline during this difficult chapter. There are many common misconceptions about workers' compensation and the process of filing for benefits.

Workers' compensation: When an incident results in serious injury

There are many dangerous jobs in Florida. Washing windows on scaffolds high above the ground is one of them.  The construction industry also poses a significant risk for workplace accidents. In fact, a recent tragedy in Florida involved a construction worker. The incident is one of many examples that show just how dangerous such work can be.

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