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Struck by a Vehicle While Working in Florida: Can I Get Compensation?

By Franco Law Firm |

Injuries caused by moving vehicles are some of the most common in Florida’s many workplaces. Whether you work at an office, a construction site, or anywhere else, the threat of reckless drivers is ever-present. These drivers have even shown that they are capable of crashing straight into buildings – meaning that even indoor workers… Read More »

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What Does It Mean to “Appeal” Your Workers’ Compensation Claim in Florida?

By Franco Law Firm |

According to the Collins Dictionary, the definition of “appeal” is “to ask earnestly for help or support.” This might be the definition that most Tampa residents are familiar with, but the term “appeal” has a much more specific meaning in the legal world. When you appeal a decision, you ask a higher court to… Read More »

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OSHA Recommends Helmets Instead of Hard Hats for Construction

By Franco Law Firm |

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), thousands of US construction workers have lost their lives over the past few years as a direct result of Traumatic Head Injuries (TBIs). Perhaps in response to these worrying statistics, the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) has announced a radical shift away from… Read More »

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Suing After a Factory Explosion in Tampa

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Factory workers in Florida face numerous hazards – including being caught in machinery, being exposed to toxins, and suffering repetitive strain injuries. However, one of the most overlooked dangers for these often-underappreciated workers is an explosion. Factories explode on a relatively regular basis across the United States, and Florida has seen plenty of these… Read More »

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Tampa Postal Worker Killed in Hit-and-Run

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On December 19th of 2023, it was reported that a postal worker had been killed in a Tampa hit-and-run. Postal workers often work tirelessly during the holiday season, facing increased shipping demands as Americans send parcels and mail at higher rates. It seems tragic that this postal worker lost their life while attempting to… Read More »

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Can Mall Workers in Florida Sue After Being Hit by Stray Bullets?

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Unfortunately, mall shootings are relatively common in Florida. Over the recent years, various malls have seen shootings that put both customers and employees in serious danger. In some cases, mall workers have been struck by stray bullets – while others have been fired upon directly by criminals. What can you do if you suffered… Read More »

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Can I File Workers’ Comp Claims and Auto Injury Claims at the Same Time in Florida?

By Franco Law Firm |

There are many professional drivers in Florida, and many workplace accidents occur with drivers behind the wheel. In addition, some workers find themselves walking along the street as part of their everyday duties – such as construction workers, delivery workers, and many others. If you have been struck by a negligent driver in Florida… Read More »

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Florida Worker Injured in Crane Collapse: Why Does this Keep Happening?

By Franco Law Firm |

In a first-world country like the United States, crane collapses are supposed to be very rare. Construction sites are supposed to adhere to strict safety regulations with meticulous oversight. As a general rule, crane collapses only occur in situations of reckless negligence. Although freak accidents and extreme weather events are always possible, most crane… Read More »

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Lesser-Known Causes for Workers’ Comp Claims in Florida

By Franco Law Firm |

According to various studies, the most common type of workplace accident is a slip or a fall. However, there are many other less common types of injuries that can still cause serious issues for workers in Florida. Often, these injuries cause lasting issues for workers – and they can even be fatal in many… Read More »

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Recent Incidents Highlight Fall Hazards in Many Florida Workplaces

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One might assume that fall hazards only exist in certain workplaces – but these dangers affect all workers in Florida. This was made clear by two markedly different recent incidents in the Sunshine State. While one of these accidents may seem predictable, the other shows that falls can occur in unexpected situations. Regardless of… Read More »

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