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Florida Loading Dock Platform Injury Lawyers

Written by lisaspitzer. Posted in Injured Worker News

On the job loading dock platform injuries  are not uncommon and can result in serious  injury and death. Serious injury  on a  loading dock happens  when there is a  separation between the trailer or truck being loaded and the loaded dock. Forklift operators are often victims of such accidents when their forklifts fall into the gaps or are driver out of open trailers or crush injury may also happen when a worker gets pinned in. Severe and  fatal injuries result. There are slos accidents from improper lifting technique or with  industrial machinery while loading.

Safety Warnings

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is a national organization that governs off-highway loading and unloading activities, such as warehouses, plants, grain handling facilities, retail locations, shipyards, etc. OSHA has(authority over forklift operations and employees who perform loading and unloading operations. For example, OSHA regulations require the use of wheel chocks or other vehicle-restraining device when loading and unloading trucks and trailers. Wheel chocks are wedge-shaped blocks placed in front of the rear wheel of a vehicle to prevent the vehicle from moving away from the docks while the trailer is being loaded or unloaded.

Florida Workers Compensation For Loading Dock Platform Injury

You may have a potential  Workers’ Compensation claim. There is also the potential for a third-party  injury claim. lawsuit if someone other than your employer contributed to the loading dock accident. You must hire an experienced workers compensation lawyer for your accident and to  help you seek maximum compensation for your injuries as well as the medical benefits, lost wages and settlement for a permanent disability.

Florida Loading Dock Injury lawyer For

Trucks with defective equipment,

Forklift injury,

Dock plate injury

Speak with an experienced Florida  on the job injury lawyer who can help you understand all of your options and how best to proceed with your workers compensation or personal  injury claim.

 

Florida Workers Compensation District Offices

Written by lisaspitzer. Posted in Injured Worker News

If you have been denied your workers compensation benefits contact us for a workers cmpensation appeals lawyer. Daytona Beach,
Ft. Lauderdale, Ft. Myers, Gainesville, Jacksonville, Lakeland, Miami, Orlando, Panama City, Pensacola, Port St. Lucie, Sarasota,
Sebastian, Melbourne, St. Petersburg, Tallahassee, Tampa, and West Palm Beach.

 

Central Clerks Office
Phone: 850-487-1911      Fax: 850-487-0724
Mailing Address
Office of the Judges of Compensations Claims – Central Clerks Office District
1180 Apalachee Parkway
Suite A
Tallahassee, FL  32301  – 4574

Office of the Judges of Compensations Claims
1180 Apalachee Parkway, Suite A
Tallahassee, FL  32301-4574

Daytona Beach
Phone: 386-254-3734      Fax: 386-254-3729
Mailing Address
Office of the Judges of Compensations Claims – Daytona Beach District
444 Seabreeze Boulevard
Suite 450
Daytona Beach, FL  32118
District Judges
Hon. Wilbur W. Anderson

Ft. Lauderdale
Phone: 954-714-3400      Fax: 954-714-3435
Mailing Address
Office of the Judges of Compensations Claims – Ft. Lauderdale District
4500 North State Road 7
Building I, Suite 200
Lauderdale Lakes, FL  33319
District Judges
Hon. Iliana Forte
Hon. Geraldine B. Hogan
Hon. Daniel A. Lewis

Ft. Myers
Phone: 239-938-1159      Fax: 239-938-1169
Mailing Address
Office of the Judges of Compensations Claims – Ft. Myers District
4379 Colonial Boulevard
Suite 200
Ft. Myers, FL  33966
District Judges
Hon. Kathy A. Sturgis
Hon. Jack A. Weiss

Gainesville
Phone: 352-955-2244      Fax: 352-955-3129
Mailing Address
Office of the Judges of Compensations Claims – Gainesville District
1900 South West 34th Street
Suite 202
Gainesville, FL  32608
District Judges
Hon. Marjorie Renee Hill

Jacksonville
Phone: 904-348-2790      Fax: 904-348-2788
Mailing Address
Office of the Judges of Compensations Claims – Jacksonville District
1809 Art Museum Drive
Suite 200
Jacksonville, FL  32207
District Judges
Hon. William R. Holley
Hon. Ralph J. Humphries

Lakeland
Phone: 863-648-3150      Fax: 863-648-3107
Mailing Address
Office of the Judges of Compensations Claims – Lakeland District
212 E. Highland Drive
Suite 105
Lakeland, FL  33813
District Judges
Hon. Margaret E. Sojourner

Miami
Phone: 305-377-5413      Fax: 305-377-5165
Mailing Address
Office of the Judges of Compensations Claims – Miami District
401 NW Second Avenue
Suite N918
Miami, FL  33128
District Judges
Hon. Edward R. Almeyda
Hon. Gerardo Castiello
Hon. Charles M. Hill
Hon. Margret G. Kerr
Hon. Sylvia Medina-Shore

Orlando
Phone: 407-245-0844      Fax: 407-245-0768
Mailing Address
Office of the Judges of Compensations Claims – Orlando District
400 West Robinson Street
Suite 608-North
Orlando, FL  32801
District Judges
Hon. W. James Condry
Hon. Neal Pitts
Hon. Thomas W. Sculco

Panama City

Phone: 850-872-7774      Fax: 850-872-7778
Mailing Address
Office of the Judges of Compensations Claims – Panama City District
2401 State Avenue
Suite 100
Panama City, FL  32405

Pensacola
Phone: 850-595-6310      Fax: 850-595-6388
Mailing Address
Office of the Judges of Compensations Claims – Pensacola District
700 South Palafox Street
Suite 305
Pensacola, FL  32502
District Judges
Hon. David W. Langham
Hon. Nolan S. Winn

Port St. Lucie
Phone: 772-873-6585      Fax: 772-873-6598
Mailing Address
Office of the Judges of Compensations Claims – Port St. Lucie District
544 NW University Blvd
Suite 102
Port St. Lucie, FL  34986
District Judges
Hon. Robert D. McAliley

Sarasota
Phone: 941-753-0900      Fax: 941-753-0904
Mailing Address
Office of the Judges of Compensations Claims – Sarasota District
6497 Parkland Drive
Suite M
Sarasota, FL  34243
District Judges
Hon. Diane B. Beck

Sebastian-Melbourne
Phone: 772-581-6800      Fax: 772-581-6810
Mailing Address
Office of the Judges of Compensations Claims – Sebastian-Melbourne District
1627 US – 1
Suite 115
Sebastian, FL  32958
District Judges
Hon. Robert L. Dietz

St. Petersburg
Phone: 727-893-2321      Fax: 727-893-5475
Mailing Address
Office of the Judges of Compensations Claims – St. Petersburg District
501 1st Avenue, North
Suite 300
St. Petersburg, FL  33701
District Judges
Hon. Stephen L. Rosen

Tallahassee
Phone: 850-488-2110      Fax: 850-922-3661
Mailing Address
Office of the Judges of Compensations Claims – Tallahassee District
1180 Apalachee Parkway
Suite A
Tallahassee, FL  32301  – 4574
District Judges
Hon. John J. Lazzara

Tampa
Phone: 813-664-4000      Fax: 813-664-4075
Mailing Address
Office of the Judges of Compensations Claims – Tampa District
6302 E. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Suite 460
Tampa, FL  33619
District Judges
Hon. Ellen H. Lorenzen
Hon. Mark A. Massey
Hon. E. Douglas Spangler, Jr.

West Palm Beach
Phone: 561-650-1040      Fax: 561-650-1066
Mailing Address
Office of the Judges of Compensations Claims – West Palm Beach District
250 South Australian Avenue
Suite 200
West Palm Beach, FL  33401
District Judges
Hon. Timothy M. Basquill
Hon. Mary A. D'Ambrosio
Hon. Shelley H. Punancy

 

 

Trucking Accident Help, Truck Accident Lawyers

Written by lisaspitzer. Posted in Personal Injury Lawyers, South Florida Workers Compensation lawyer, trucking Accident Lawyers

If you drive a car or small delivery van as a part of your job and are injured in a trucking accident you may be able to sue the truck driver and trucking company in a third party personal injury lawsuit.

The injuries from a trucking accident are very serious including brain and spinal injury that can change your life.

Your Truck Accident  Lawyer Will Go After  Third Parties

When you have been involved in a  truck accident while on the job,  there may be more than one party who is liable for your  injuries.   Call our truck accident lawyers to help you prove fault of third parties for your truck accident and assist in filing a  personal injury claim.

Some of the potentially liable third parties that may be involved in a  truck accident include:

  •     The trucking company may be liable for not inspecting their trucks 
  •     The trucking company may be liable for not hiring safe truck drivers.
  •     The truck manufacturer may be liable for truck defects that caused your truck accident.
  •     The cargo owner may be liable for cargo spills

A truck accident lawyer will attempt to prove that third parties  share some of the blame and that yu have a personal injury case. This will include a negligent truck driver and the trucking company.

It is important to speak to an experienced truck accident personal injury  lawyer. Trucking companies may try to cover up truck driver negligence or repair deficiencies and truck maintenance .

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Lawyers For Injured Roofers, Lawyers For Injured Carpenters

Written by lisaspitzer. Posted in Construction worker news, Georgia, Injured Worker News, South Florida On The Job Injury

Roofers in The Florida Keys, Homestead, Miami, Coral Gables, Miami Beach, Hollywood, Hallandale,Fort Lauderdale, Pompano Beach, Boca Raton, Delray Beach, Boynton Beach, West Palm Beach, Lantana, Okeechobee, Belle Glade, Atlanta, Valdosta, Tifton, Macon, and Ft Myers suffer some of the most debilitating injuries while on the job.  Typical injuries include broken legs, broken backs, fractures of all types, and brain injuries caused by falls from great heights, and cuts and amputations from knives and box cutters.

Roofing work is strenuous and tiring. It often involves heavy lifting, as well as climbing, bending, and kneeling. Roofers work outdoors in all types of weather, particularly when making repairs. However, they rarely work when it rains or when it is very cold because snow-covered or icy roofs are especially dangerous. Although some roofers work alone, many work as part of a crew.
Roofers have one of the highest rates of injuries and illnesses of all occupations. Workers may slip or fall from scaffolds, ladders, or roofs. They may get burns from hot bitumen. However, proper safety precautions can prevent most accidents. Roofs can also become extremely hot during the summer, which can cause heat-related illnesses.

Because carpenters are involved in many types of construction, from building highways and bridges to installing kitchen cabinets, they may work both indoors and out.
Carpenters may work in cramped spaces, and constant lifting, standing, and kneeling can be tiring. Those who work outdoors are subject to variable weather conditions.
Carpenters experience a higher than average rate of injuries and illnesses. Injuries may include muscle strains from lifting heavy materials, falls from ladders, and cuts from sharp objects and tools.

If you or a loved becomes injured in your employemt as a Roofer call our Roofers Injury Hotline for Roofers  and carpenters today.

Florida Wage and Hour Hotline, Unpaid Overtime, Time and Half

Written by lisaspitzer. Posted in Injured Worker News

For the injured worker has launched a nationwide hotline for workers "injured" by not being paid their overtime wages as required by law. The first state including the cities of: Florida keys, Homestead, Hialeah,  Miami, Miami Beach, Hollywood, Fort Lauderdale, Coral Springs, Boca Raton, West Palm Beach, Port St Lucie, Melbourne, Daytona, Jacksonville, Ocala, Tampa, Clearwater, St Petersburg, Ft Myers, Naples, Pensacola, Panama City and Tallahassee and all of Florida.

Florida has a huge number of health care workers who are one of the highest groups  for lost wages due to unpaid overtime.

Where have all the nurses gone? How about the therapists? You can find them in  Florida that has one of the highest  employed healthcare workers.

The  sunshine state has  many physical therapists, home heath care agencies, emergency care and nurse practitioners respectively. Registered nurses dominate the healthcare field in the state.

In Florida employees who work more than 40 hours in a week are entitled to overtime pay, which is one-and-one-half times the regular rate of pay, if the employees are not exempt from pay for overtime. Overtime laws are contained in the United States Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), which sets out when overtime kicks in and how much employees must be paid for working overtime. Employers who violate overtime laws have  faced class action lawsuits alleging they violated laws on overtime. You are entitled to time and half for hours worked over the 40 hour work week which includes having to fill in for other emnployees.

The use of ipods, cell phones and computers have increased the hours of many emmployees as employers ask them to work form the home.

According to a recent article in USA Today

"Americans were pushed to their limit in the recession and its aftermath as they worked longer hours, often for the same or less pay, after businesses laid off almost 9 million employees.The spread of smartphones has tied more workers to their jobs during off hours."

"Now, many are striking back in court. Since the height of the recession in 2008, more workers across the nation have been suing employers under federal and state wage-and-hour laws. The number of lawsuits filed last year was up 32% vs. 2008, an increase that some experts partly attribute to a post-downturn austerity that pervaded the American workplace and artificially inflated U.S. productivity."

The unpaid wages lawuits are being taken over by mass tort, class action lawyers who primarily fought against large corporations for product liability cases." Last year, 7,006 wage-and-hour suits, many of them class actions, were filed in federal court, nearly quadruple the 2000 total, according to defense law firm Seyfarth Shaw. Meanwhile, in fiscal 2011, the Labor Department recovered $225 million in back wages for employees, up 28% from fiscal 2010". USA Today Article

According to the Huffington Post "Last year, 7,006 wage-and-hour suits, many of them class actions, were filed in federal court, nearly quadruple the 2000 total, according to defense a  law firm. Meanwhile, in fiscal 2011, the Labor Department recovered $225 million in back wages for employees, up 28% from fiscal 2010".

Nursing overtime lawsuits as well as health care providers  are on the rise. The health care industry is an on call industry. Missed meal breaks are a common issue due to relief needed and medical emergencies.  Your employer must  provide a meal break uninterrupted by phone calls, consultations or patient  emergencies. This is considered overtime and is provided for hourly paid employees  and you must be paid for that time.  Employers have required workers to work before or after their shifts. Additionally, home care agencies have not paid employees for travel time between home visits.

For this reason Florida is being targeted for the first campaign launch.

 

Women are Losing Jobs Due to the Vaginal Mesh, Seeking Social Security Disability

Written by lisaspitzer. Posted in Stories and Sharing

The vaginal mesh is a Prolene fiber used to help women with Prolapse and urinary incontinence, let's face it. it is awfully hard to work at certain jobs if you have problems with SUI or other urinary incontinence issues. These medical conditions are not always from the aging process. Mnay women have poor genetics, are in early menopause or have had a rough child birtth experience that has weakened the vaginal wall. These mesh products were supposed to solve these problems but instead, have created worse problems. The result is many women can no longer work and are seeking social security disability.

There are over 300,000 women with a vaginal mesh implant in the United States. This has become a pandemic of huge proportions.

six women came together in Gaithersburg, Maryland. They all had a common enemy, the vaginal mesh. They came from Utah, Georgia, Florida, New York, Texas. All six These women were there to speak publicly and give tesitmony about their personal vaginal mesh medical horror stories in front of an advisory panel for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

"Between them, the women figured they had undergone 45 surgical procedures to try to undo the damage resulting from vaginal surgery using synthetic mesh devices. The mesh implants were supposed to free them from the intimate discomforts that millions of women face after childbirth and as they age: pelvic organ prolapse, in which stretched, weakened tissues can allow the bladder or other organs to sag or bulge into the vagina, and stress urinary incontinence, which can lead to involuntary leakage with every laugh or cough. Once implanted, the hammock-like mesh was meant to shore up the supportive pelvic tissues and help keep sagging organs in place." (Online source). Obviously it is very difficult to work with these issues. But, the problems that have resulted from this mesh has made it impossible for many women to work, Just imagine a school bus driver or truck driver with mesh complications. This woud be difficult for a UPS driver or mailman (lady) as well. Any emergency staff or medical staff would also have a problem with the mesh causing severe incontnence, leakage and lower back and leg pain, difficulty walking and sitting and other complications. Work has become out of the question for many women.

These are only a few of the women with stories. There are 1000's with mesh horror stories.

If you cannot work due to a vaginal mesh implant speak to a vaginal mesh lawyer at the vaginalmeshhelpline.com . They can also help you locate a vaginal mesh doctor. Speak to a workers compensation lawyer about light duty. Speak to a social security diability lawyer to see if that is and option as well.

Hip Injury Lawyers, Stryker and DePuy Hip Replacement Lawyers

Written by lisaspitzer. Posted in Injured Worker News

If you had an injury on the job which resulted in a metal on metal recalled hip replacement contact for the injured worker hip replacement recall lawyers. The hip replacement recalls our lawyer are filing lawsuits for include the DePuy Hip Replacements and the Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II hip replacement products,Rejuvenate or ABG II neck stem, hIp replacements.

Workers Compensation for  Hip Injuries and Recalled Hip Replacements
Accidents at work can result in any number of injuries. Some of the most common work injuries include back, neck, shoulder, knee injuries and hip injuries. Your hips connect your legs to your body basically, and bear much of the weight of your body. They are essential to your ability to move around and perform your job duties. If your hip is damaged, it can limit your range of motion, cause permanent disability and loss of income now and in the future, and can even require a hip replacement surgery in some severe injuries. If you were injured on the job and needed a DePuy or recently recalled Stryker Hip replacement be aware that these were recalled and revision surgery may be required.

Besides a workers compensation claim you may have a claim against the manufacturers of these defective hip replacements for injury or cobalt or chromium toxicity.

Hip injuries at work can range from fractured or dislocated hips, fractured pelvis and severe pain which prevents you from going back to work right away. Hip injuries will often require physical therapy, possibly surgical repair, or in some cases – full hip replacement surgery.

If you've been injured at work, you have a right to seek workers' compensation to help pay for your medical bills, loss of income while out of work, and other related expenses. You may want to seek the experience and knowledge of a NY workers' compensation attorney to expedite your workers' comp claim and get the help you deserve.

Call our dangerous drugs and devices department today to speak to a Stryker hip recall lawyer or a DePuy hip replacement lawyer today.