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Workers' compensation news: Company fined for trench collapse

Florida residents who work in construction face numerous dangers on job sites. Whether they work at heights, underground or in trenches, they continue to report for work trusting that their employers will take all of the measures necessary to secure their safety. Even so, some would say that accidents are inevitable; otherwise, there would be no need for workers' compensation insurance programs.

Workers' compensation benefits available even in freak accidents

Most Florida residents are aware of the dangers associated with their chosen professions. Even so, most people are often completely unprepared for what may only be characterized as freak accidents. Fortunately, workers' compensation benefits are available for workers injured in these types of accidents.

Families may seek workers' compensation benefits after deaths

Many industries involve dangerous work. As such, some of the hazards people work around every day could lead to their deaths. When Florida families lose loved ones to work-related accidents, they may be able to obtain benefits through the state's workers' compensation system.

Will Florida man's family seek workers' compensation benefits?

Every occupation comes with its own set of risks regardless of whether done here in Florida or elsewhere in the country. Even knowing those risks and taking safety precautions does not always prevent fatal accidents from happening. Regardless, losing a loved one due to a work accident is devastating under any circumstances. The sudden financial losses that come with it are unexpected and can cause significant strain for a family. In many of these circumstances, surviving family members are entitled to benefits from Florida's workers' compensation system.

Families may seek more than just workers' compensation benefits

Losing a loved one due to an on-the-job accident is difficult enough, but when a family loses an income that they counted on and has to pay for funeral and burial expenses as well, the financial toll can make the loss even more of a burden to bear. Florida's workers' compensation system may provide death benefits to eligible surviving family members that could help with those financial burdens. Obtaining those benefits could be problematic without the right help.

Workers' compensation issues: Heat-related illnesses

It may only be May, but higher temperatures are on the way here in Florida. This means that outdoor workers are at risk of heat-related illnesses that could cause serious injury or death. Even though workers' compensation benefits are available to those who fall ill, they would probably prefer not to become ill at all.

Adding insult to injury: The workers' compensation process

Nearly every industry in Florida has its share of hazards that must be navigated while at work. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, along with the state, require your employer to take reasonable measures to keep you safe from workplace hazards. Even if your employer goes above and beyond those minimal measures, accidents still happen. If you suffered a serious injury while on the job, you will face navigating the workers' compensation system.

Workers' compensation benefits and construction accidents

It seems as though construction is always being done somewhere in Florida's largest cities. Construction workers always face hazards both in and out of their control as they work. When construction accidents happen, those injured while working are typically able to access workers' compensation benefits. Should a workplace fatality occur, a victim's surviving family members may be entitled to death benefits.

Make the workers' compensation system work for you

Every day, Florida residents go to work knowing that they could be injured. Employers are required to adhere to certain safety protocols, and many do, but not all potential hazards can be completely eliminated. Accidents still happen, and that is why the workers' compensation system exists.

Is your workers' compensation claim not being taken seriously?

Most Florida employers do what they can to provide their employees with a safe work environment. Even so, accidents happen, and people often suffer injuries as a result. You may be entitled to workers' compensation benefits, and if your request for them is not being taken seriously or is denied, you should seek help right away.

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