15 Nov

3 Employee Rights in the Workplace


Knowing your employee rights is important for protecting your health and safety in the workplace, especially if you suffer an injury while on the job. Many workers go right from high school or college into the workforce and may be unaware of their employee rights.

Every worker in the United States has basic employee rights, but without knowing what those rights are, your employer can sometimes take advantage of your lack of knowledge. Protect yourself by knowing your rights.

05 Nov

Employee Safety Tips: 10 Ways to Stay Safe at Work


Workplace safety is the difference between going home safely and suffering a workplace injury. In some situations, employees may be unaware of the basic safety precautions in the workplace and the corresponding injury reports. That’s why it’s vital for employers to post workplace safety protocols and for employees to be aware of employee safety tips.

30 Mar

Can I Sue My Employer for Getting Hurt on the Job?


This question has been asked by countless employees who have been injured on the job and believe it was caused by their employer’s negligence. Outside of an employment situation, like a car accident, slip and fall, or medical injury, negligence can be a reason that the injured party seeks damages against the responsible person in court. Therefore, most people think the same rights exist when someone is injured at work and their employer was negligent. However, that is not the case. 

01 Mar

What Does Workers’ Compensation Cover?


Workers’ compensation covers benefits for employees who have suffered work-related injuries and illnesses. While certain exceptions occur, the point of workers’ compensation is to ensure that those injured on the job receive monetary aid as they recover. 

23 Jul

What Do I Do if I Finished Medical Treatment for My Work Injury but My Employer Fired Me?


One of the most perplexing aspects of the Florida Workers’ Compensation law is the lack of resources or solutions for workers when they have a career-altering injury. When an injured worker has completed their medical treatment but is still physically unable to return to their employment before the injury, the system has very little options for that worker. 

02 May

Is COVID-19 Considered a Compensable Workplace Accident in Florida?


The COVID-19 pandemic offers a unique challenge when it comes to workers’ compensation in Florida. With countless concerns and consequences from this virus, employers are scrambling to adjust to the ever-changing regulations and expectations, especially if an employee contracts the virus while on the job.

23 Dec

Disability Benefits vs. Workers Compensation: A Brief Overview


While disability benefits and worker’s compensation may seem to be the same thing, there is a key difference that separates the two. Worker’s compensation is paid out by an employer when an employee suffers a work-related injury while disability benefits are gained when an employee pays into an insurance program. Both disability benefits and worker’s compensation are for the benefit of workers who have suffered injury.

01 Dec

Warehouse Safety Tips


Warehouse work can be one of the most dangerous occupations, requiring a high level of safety protocol to ensure the wellbeing of workers. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics compiled data that revealed that the warehouse industry has the highest rate of occupational incidents in the country. While the United States has some of the highest standards for worker health, warehouse safety can still be improved.