As you may already know, Florida workers’ compensation law is meant to cover your medical expenses, as well as lost wages, after a work-related injury or illness. Most workplace mishaps occur while employees are at their worksites. However, there are some instances in which workers’ compensation may apply for an injury or illness that occurred away from the job or during off hours.
It's assumed that office workers don't face a ton of risks on a day to day basis. Digital eye strain is a very serious concern, however, as it can have a drastic impact on a worker's comfort and may even lead to more serious vision issues down the line. The American Optometric Association explains some of the factors that cause digital eye strain and what can be done to prevent it.
After having been the victim of an accident at work, you are probably working with your employer in Florida to determine your eligibility for receiving workers' compensation benefits. One of the key aspects of recovering from your injury will involve vocational rehabilitation to help you regain the strength and capacity you need to eventually return to your responsibilities at your job.
Florida’s 1st District Court of Appeals recently denied workers’ compensation benefits for a woman injured while she worked from home. According to the court’s opinion, the woman sustained injuries to her knee, hip and shoulder in 2016 when she tripped over her dog while reaching for a coffee cup. But, even though the injury occurred during her normal workday, the majority found she ran the risk of tripping over her dog whether she was working or not.
The tragedy of losing your spouse affects your entire life. Who will pay for the funeral? How will you afford the mortgage? Will your kids be able to go to college? You deserve help for all these expenses as you figure out how to live life without your partner.
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.
Contract jobs—also called consultancies—are permeating the job market. More than ever before, job seekers are finding that contract work is the norm—while finding work as an employee is increasingly difficult.
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.
Third-party liability is a fancy legal term that may get thrown around when talking about a workplace injury.
A previous post on this blog from several months ago talked about a pending Florida measure that affected workers' compensation for those who put their lives and health on the line to respond to fires, serious accidents and the like.