Author Archives: Jay Butchko
Florida Teen Falls 20 Feet While After Being Hired Illegally As A Roofer
As any tradesperson in Tampa will tell you, roofing is one of the most dangerous jobs in the state. It’s definitely not something you’d want your 15-year-old son or daughter doing – especially if they were working for a company with a history of serious safety violations. Unfortunately, one teen recently paid the price… Read More »
Crane Accidents In Florida: The Unseen Threat
Most people never think twice when they stroll past a crane at a construction site. Cranes are common in many of Florida’s biggest cities – including Tampa and Miami – where developers constantly erect new buildings. But what happens when one of these cranes collapses? The occurrence is more common than you might think,… Read More »
Can You File A Workers’ Comp Claim For An Injury That Occurred On The Way To Work?
Many people in Florida face long commutes to and from work each day. Although these workers are not paid for these journeys, they represent a major part of their work day. In some cases, workers spend hours driving or on public transit. These are hours they’ll never get back – and even though these… Read More »
Can You File A Workers’ Compensation Claim For Heat Exhaustion In Florida?
As the weather begins to heat up in Florida, many citizens are getting excited about the return of summer and the hot, pleasant climate. But for many workers who make their living outdoors, the rise in temperatures is anything but welcome. Hot climates aren’t just uncomfortable for those working outside – they can also… Read More »
Why Doesn’t Workers’ Comp Include Pain & Suffering?
As an injured worker in Florida, one of the most disheartening discoveries is to learn that you will not be compensated for your pain & suffering. Your workplace injury may have been highly traumatic, and you might even be struggling with PTSD as a result. Suffering a disability can result in depression, feelings of… Read More »
Florida Amazon Warehouse Worker Reveals Shocking Safety Issues
Amazon has been under the magnifying glass for some time now, with numerous injured warehouse workers coming forward with shocking allegations. It seems clear that the government is taking decisive action against this company for the way it has been treating its employees. The latest person to come forward is an injured worker from… Read More »
When Can Truckers File Workers’ Comp Claims In Florida?
The trucking industry is incredibly important to Florida’s economy – and it’s powered by some of the hardest-working individuals in the nation. Florida’s truckers keep our shelves stocked and our cities supplied with vital equipment. But what happens if you become injured while driving your truck in Florida? How can you receive compensation for… Read More »
Are Florida Workers Really Safe?
Workers in Florida deserve to experience a sense of confidence as they earn a living. Unfortunately, the growing number of workplace accidents in the Sunshine State causes many employees to feel a sense of apprehension at the start of each workday. This is especially true if they work in dangerous industries, such as construction,… Read More »
Filing Workers’ Compensation Claims After Florida Forklift Accidents
Forklifts are common across many Florida workplaces – including warehouses, docks, and construction sites. Although many workers may be instructed to operate them, not all of these employees feel confident about getting behind the wheel. And when you consider the high number of forklift accidents in Florida, this shouldn’t come as a huge surprise…. Read More »
Injured By Animals At A Florida Workplace: How Do I Receive Compensation?
Animals pose a real risk to workers in Florida – especially postal and delivery workers. The obvious threat is a dog attack while attempting to deliver letters or parcels. These dogs can be very territorial and aggressive – even if they are calm and friendly among people they know. Too many workers have been… Read More »