Category Archives: Workplace Accidents
When Can You Sue an Employer for a Workplace Injury?
Workers’ compensation pays lifesaving benefits to those injured in workplace accidents. However, the system has a big catch. In exchange for receiving benefits, a worker cannot sue his or her employer for the accident, even if the employer is to blame. Workers can still sue a non-employer third party, such as the manufacturer of… Read More »
Workplace Safety Inspections Decline
Health and safety regulators play a key role in workplace safety. They can investigate job sites to ensure that a company is complying with safety regulations. They can also investigate when someone dies at a jobsite to ensure that fatal accidents do not occur again. A disturbing report from Public Integrity highlights how workplace… Read More »
Psychological Injuries at Work
Florida’s workers’ compensation system provides medical care and partial job loss replacement benefits to those who are injured on the job. Many of our clients suffer physical injuries in an accident such as a fire, explosion, or fall. But what about psychological injuries? These can be just as disabling as back injuries or fractures…. Read More »
Tendons are fibrous tissues that connect muscles to bones. They can withstand a significant amount of stress, but a traumatic injury or sometimes even repetitive motions can injure or inflame the tendon. Once that happens, a person has tendonitis, which is a serious and painful injury. At Earnhart Law, we help those injured in… Read More »
Did COVID-19 Create Unsafe Work Conditions?
Employers have a responsibility under both federal and Florida law to provide a safe work environment. There are many detailed regulations, and employers can be sanctioned when they fail to follow the law. The recent coronavirus outbreak initially caused confusion. Authorities did not fully appreciate the risks, and in some areas government officials encouraged… Read More »
Were You Assaulted by a Coworker?
According to the federal government, around 1.7 million violent assaults occur at work. These assaults can cause serious injuries to workers, often requiring that they receive medical treatment. In extreme cases, a worker can die. There are many reasons for the assaults, including arguments that escalate uncontrollably or drug or alcohol addiction that causes… Read More »
Common Questions after a Workplace Injury
Injuries happen practically every day in workplaces around the state. If you were injured, you probably have many questions. Although your employer has legal obligations to provide accurate information about workers’ compensation benefits, many workers feel as if they are receiving the run around. Below, our Delray Beach workplace accidents lawyer answers some of… Read More »
What is the Most Dangerous Equipment on Construction Sites?
It is no secret that construction jobs are dangerous. According to Industrial Safety & Hygiene News, around 10% of all construction workers are injured every year. For workers under the age of 18, construction is the second most fatal occupation. Safety training is absolutely vital for minimizing risks, but enforcement of training standards is… Read More »
Construction Industry Safety Tips
The construction industry is one of the most dangerous industries in Florida. Every week, local and national media carries stories about construction worker deaths in our state, such as the two workers killed at the Bonita National Golf and Country Club in late January, or the two construction workers who fell to their deaths… Read More »
Commit to Workplace Safety in 2019
Far too many workers are injured on the job in Florida each year. They can suffer serious injuries, including death, which could have been prevented with increased workplace safety. At Earnhart Law, we encourage all employers to make 2019 a year in which they commit to improving the safety of each and every employee…. Read More »