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Two Recent Florida Workplace Accidents Highlight Gravity-Related Threats

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Gravity-related threats can take many forms at Florida workplaces. While the obvious example is a worker who falls from heights, objects may also fall onto workers operating down below. In the case of very heavy objects, they only need to fall a few feet to cause potentially deadly accidents. For families who have lost… Read More »

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Threats Posed by New Technology for Tampa Workers

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New innovations often cause shocking accidents that prove fatal. While the subject of workplace safety often focuses on older technology, it is all too easy to overlook threats posed by new developments in the average workplace. This technology is now prevalent across all kinds of workplaces in the modern era – including warehouses and… Read More »

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Things to Avoid While Getting Treatment for Workplace Injuries in Florida

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When you’re struggling with serious injuries after a workplace accident in Tampa, it can be difficult to approach your medical treatment with any degree of efficiency. Indeed, the simple act of remaining conscious through painful surgeries, brain damage, and endless medications may prove challenging enough. That being said, it is important to avoid certain… Read More »

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Accident Hazards for Tampa International Airport Worker

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The Tampa International Airport (TPA) employs hundreds of full-time workers, and these employees may face unique threats while working at this busy location. According to official data from the TPA, the airport served almost 22 million passengers throughout 2022, and 60,000 people pass through the facility each day. Unfortunately, the TPA has seen numerous… Read More »

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Florida Workers Face Serious Threats from the General Public

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When most people think about workplace hazards in Florida, they picture things like dangerous machinery, electric wires, and collapsing scaffolding. However, some of the most serious threats to workers in the Sunshine State are posed by other human beings. Over the past few years, numerous workers have been killed or injured by members of… Read More »

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

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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?

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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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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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