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.
Recent reports stated that, in two separate incidents, two workers at Disney World, one of Florida's most famous employers, suffered injuries. The incidents took place on the same day.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.