30 Apr

Common Worker’s Compensation Injuries


Every industry has common injuries that qualify for worker’s compensation. While certain professions pose more risk of injury than others, it is important to recognize that every office and position comes with some level of risk. Being educated on potential injuries, knowing how to avoid them, and understanding what to do in the event that you receive an injury on the job are crucial to note for any position.

The most common injuries for worker’s compensation include overexertion, trips and falls, machinery accidents, transportation incidents, and workplace violence.

03 Apr

Repetitive Stress and Overexertion Injuries


Repetitive stress and overexertion injuries are two types of injuries that plague many workers and places of employment. Each of these injuries is likely eligible for worker’s compensation, but their gradual symptoms often can be hard to recognize until they’re extremely severe, causing a change in the ability to perform certain activities. Therefore, it is important for employees to recognize possible symptoms early and report them before they have the chance to get worse.

23 Mar

Common Injuries for At-Home Desk Workers


The COVID-19 pandemic has created a new challenge for employers with common injuries for at-home desk workers that might be eligible for worker’s compensation. While essential businesses face the possibility that their workers could contract the virus while at work, other businesses with employees working at home face the possibility of worker’s compensation for certain injuries.

22 Feb

Making a Pedestrian Running Accidents Claim


Every year, the number of pedestrians killed by cars increases. Data shows that each year, almost 129,000 pedestrians require emergency health care due to being hit by a vehicle. This statistic translates to an average of one pedestrian accident every four minutes. The number of pedestrian deaths is more than 6,000 per year.

03 Feb

7 Things to Do After a Motorcycle Accident


Knowing what to do after surviving a motorcycle accident is crucial to ensuring that you receive the care you deserve. Accidents are scary. When you suffer a motorcycle collision, you need to know what to do.

While it’s easy to get caught in the moment and freeze up while trying to handle practical steps, it is important that you check your safety, take proactive steps, and stay calm. If you find yourself in a motorcycle accident, here are some things you need to take care of both immediately and soon after the accident. 

24 Jan

What You Should Do After a Workplace Burn Injury


Burn injuries are among some of the most serious workplace injuries because they can occur from a number of different hazards and often result in more moderate to severe, sometimes even fatal injuries. While the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) does have a set of standards for workplace safety to lessen fire and burn risks, burn injuries are still one of the leading causes of unintentional injury and death in the US. 

02 Jan

How to Stay Safe as a Pedestrian


While we use many different types of vehicles for transportation, most people use their feet at some point. As pedestrians, people are vulnerable to collisions with vehicles. And in 2018, the numbers report a 3% increase in pedestrian deaths, totaling over 6,000 deaths. Meanwhile, data shows that in 2017, a pedestrian was killed every 88 minutes in traffic crashes.

These pedestrian fatalities remind us why it’s important to practice certain safety tips to increase protection when navigating around the community sidewalks and streets.

09 Nov

Dog Bites: Whose Fault Is It Anyway?


Sometimes, dogs bite. Whether it is a desire to protect, discomfort, confusion with a situation, or out of defense, dogs have a number of reasons for lashing out and biting. A dog bite can be painful and results in serious injuries for all ages. For most situations, a person who has suffered a dog bite is entitled to receive some sort of compensation for their injury from the bite. Dog bites can result in deep gashes, scars, and serious impairments such as broken bones or torn muscles.

In Florida, these painful injuries often are eligible for monetary compensation.

30 Sep

3 Common Autumn Injuries to Watch Out For


Autumn may bring shorter days and longer nights, but it also brings more opportunity for personal injury. The blanket of darkness and falling debris like leaves and tree branches may put families and individuals in danger without them even realizing it. 

08 Aug

How to Avoid Amusement Ride Accidents


Amusement rides are here for our amusement -- it’s in the name. But most people may not realize just how common amusement ride accidents can be. More than 43,000 Americans are treated for an amusement ride-related injury every year. 
To protect entertainment seekers from injury, the federal government regulates traveling carnivals while state governments regulate stationary amusement parks. Amusement ride accidents can range from minor to serious injuries that can result in death.