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Florida Work Injury Lawyer- Workers Comp Benefits Entitlement Lawyer

Written by lisaspitzer. Posted in Injured Worker News

What Are my; Altamonte Springs, Apopka, Aventura, Belle Glade, Belleview, Boca Raton, Bonita Springs, Boynton Beach, Bradenton, Brandon, Cape Coral, Carrollwood, Casselberry, Citrus Park, Clearwater, Clermont, Coconut Creek, Coral Gables, Coral Springs, Crestview, Cutler Bay, Dania Beach, Davie, Daytona Beach, Deerfield Beach, DeLand, Delray Beach, Deltona, Doral, Dunedin, Edgewater, Esterno, Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Fort Pierce, Fort Walton Beach, Gainesville, Greenacres, Haines City, Hallandale Beach, Hialeah, Hollywood, Homestead, Immokalee, Jacksonville, Jacksonville Beach, Jupiter, Kendall, Key West, Kissimmee, Lakeland, Lake Worth, Largo, Lauderdale Lakes, Lauderhill, Leesburg, Lehigh Acres, Leisure City, Margate, Melbourne, Merritt Island, Miami, Miami Beach, Miami Gardens, Miami Lakes, Miramar, Naples, Navarre, New Smyrna Beach, North Lauderdale, North Miami, North Miami Beach, North Port, Oakland Park, Ocala, Ocoee, Orlando, Ormond Beach, Oviedo, Pace, Palm Bay, Palm Beach Gardens, Palm City, Palmetto Bay (Cutler), Panama City, Parkland, Pembroke Pines, Pensacola, Plantation, Plant City, Pompano Beach, Port Charlotte, Port Orange, Port Saint Lucie, Riverview, Riviera Beach, Rockledge, Royal Palm Beach, St. Cloud, St. Petersburg, Sanford, Sarasota, Sebastian, South Miami, Spring Hill, Starke, Sunny Isles Beach, Sunrise, Tallahassee, Tamarac, Tamiami, Tampa, Tarpon Springs, Temple Terrace, Titusville, Treasure Island, The Villages, Town 'n Country, Venice, Vero Beach, Valrico, Wellington, Wesley Chapel, Weston, West Palm Beach, West Pensacola, Winter Garden, Winter Haven, Winter Park, Winter Springs workers compensstion benefits?

 

Your employer is responsible for providing medical treatment through an insurance carrier which includes, but is not limited to, the following:

    An authorized primary doctor and specialist(s) when medically necessary.
    All authorized medically necessary care and treatment related to your injury such as:
        doctor’s visit
        hospitalization
        physical therapy
        medical tests
        prescription drugs
        prostheses
    Mileage reimbursement for travel to and from your authorized doctor and the pharmacy.

Helpful Hints:

    Do not delay in reporting your injury or illness. Your employer may authorize a doctor at the time of your accident, but the insurance carrier must authorize follow-up treatment.
    If your accident results in emergency treatment, be sure to tell the emergency room you hurt yourself on the job, and give them a contact name and phone number of your insurance carrier or your employer.
    Do not go on your own to your private doctor for treatment. The insurance carrier must authorize the doctor who is to treat you.
    If your employer or insurance carrier does not respond to your request for medical treatment, you can contact the Employee Assistance and Ombudsman Office for assistance at 800 342-1741 or at wceao@myfloridacfo.com.

Lost Wages and Other Monetary Compensation

The rate, amount, and the duration of compensation for all disability benefits are detailed in the workers' compensation law.

For assistance, call 1-800-342-1741 or e-mail us at wceao@myfloridacfo.com.
Temporary Disability Benefits

There are two types of temporary disability benefits that you may be entitled to during your recovery, to make up for some of your lost wages:

    Temporary Total disability (TT):
        If your doctor says you cannot work, because of your work-related injury or illness, you should receive money equaling 66 2/3% of your regular wages at the time you were hurt, subject to a statewide maximum reimbursement amount.
        You will not receive temporary disability benefits for the first 7 days of disability, unless you are disabled more than 21 days due to the work-related injury as determined by the authorized doctor.
        Certain severe injuries may entitle you to 80% of your regular wages for up to 6 months after the accident.
        For an estimate of your benefits, please click here.
    Temporary Partial disability (TP):
        When the doctor states you can return to work with restrictions, you may be eligible to receive Temporary Partial Disability Benefits if you are unable to earn 80% of the wages you were earning at the time of your accident.
        For an estimate of your benefits, please click here.

You can receive up to a total of 104 weeks of temporary disability benefits.
Impairment Benefits (IB)

When your doctor states you are at Maximum Medical Improvement, your condition is not expected to improve significantly, and the doctor will have you evaluated for possible permanent work restrictions and an impairment rating.

    If you receive a permanent impairment rating greater than 0%, you will receive money based on that rating.
    For an estimate of your benefits, please click here.

Permanent Total Disability Benefits (PT)

If after reaching Maximum Medical Improvement your injuries are so severe, as defined by law, that you are left permanently unable to work, you may receive permanent total disability benefits.

For assistance in estimating PT benefits, please contact the Bureau of Monitoring and Audit at 850-413-1608.
Death Benefits

If a work-related death occurs within one year of the date of accident or five years of continuous disability, the following benefits may be due and payable up to a maximum total of $150,000:

    Funeral expenses up to $7,500
    Compensation to dependents, as defined by law
    Educational benefits to the surviving spouse

For assistance, call 1-800-342-1741 or e-mail us at wceao@myfloridacfo.com.

Florida Workers Compensation Lawyer

Written by lisaspitzer. Posted in Florida workers Compensation appeal, Florida workers compensation lawyer, Fort Lauderdale, Injured Worker News, jacksonville, Miami, Orlando, Tampa, West palm beach

Were You Hurt On The Job In Florida? Were You Denied Benefits? Do You Want To Appeal Your Denial of Benefits?

Florida For The Injured Worker  has a workers compensation lawyer ready to help you if you have been injured on the job  in: Boca Raton, Bradenton, Cape Coral, Clearwater, Coral Gables, Daytona, Delray Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Fort Pierce, Fort Walton Beach, Gainesville, Hialeah, Hollywood, Homestead, Jacksonville, Key West, Kissimmee, Lakeland, Largo, Melbourne, Miami Miami Beach, Naples, New Smyrna Beach, Ocala, Orlando, Panama City, Pensacola, Plantation, Pompano Beach, Port Saint Lucie, Palm Beach, St. Petersburg, Sarasota, Tallahassee, Tampa, Tarpon Springs, Titusville, Venice, Vero Beach, West Palm Beach, West Pensacola, Winter Garden, Winter Haven, and Winter Park. FL

Our Florida workers compensation lawyers can help you resolve any disputes relating to your workers compensation claim. You can hire a workers compensation lawyer, at no cost to you.

Workers Compensation Injury Claims From:

    Auto accidents
    Construction site accidents
    Fires and Explosions
    Falls
    Agricultural accidents
    Factory accidents and more

Injuries Due To:

    Overexertion: pulling, lifting, pushing, holding, carrying
    Slip or trips and falls
    Falls from a ladder, rooftops, and stairways
    Injuries to knees or ankles
    Being struck by an object
    Running into hard barricades or objects
    Machinery accidents
    Repetitive motion
    Assaults and violence
    Animal attacks
    Occupational illness
    Wrongful death
    Mesothelioma
    Toxic substances

Abogados Compensacion Al Trabajador

Lesiones de Trabajo, Reclamaciones de Sueldo, Accidentes de contruccion,Equipos defectuosos, Lesiones Personales

Workers Compensation Appeal Lawyers In Florida

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

 

 

Slip and Fall Injury Lawyer

Written by lisaspitzer. Posted in Injured Worker News

Slip-and-fall accidents can lead to serious injuries.  Head injuries, spine injuries,  and hip fractures are some of these injuries.

What Are The Causes of Slip-and-Fall Workplace  Injuries?

Slippery Floors, uneven Floors, broken steps, fallen debris, poor lighting  and poor cleanup at construction sites all cause slip and fall accidents.

According to ISSA:

What Are the Potential Hazards and Possible Controls Associated With Walking/Working Surfaces?

The causes of slip and fall incidents are varied and include:

    Walkways that are wet, oily, or otherwise contaminated
    Floor surfaces that are in disrepair
    Loose or unanchored mats or rugs
    Spills
    Weather hazards (such as ice, rain or snow)
    Lack of employee training
    Inappropriate footwear.

The OSHA Walking-Working Surfaces Standard, General Requirements and the Provision for the Slip Resistance on Walking/Working Surfaces (ANSI A1264.2-2006) both provide a framework for addressing the underlying causes of slips, trips, and falls in the workplace.

The OSHA Walking-Working Surfaces Standard, General Requirements sets forth the following:

    All places of employment, passageways, storerooms, and service rooms shall be kept clean and orderly and in a sanitary condition.
    The floor of every workroom shall be maintained in a clean and, so far as possible, dry condition.
    Every floor, working place, and passageway shall be kept free from protruding nails, splinters, holes, or loose boards.
    Aisles and passageways shall be kept clear and in good repair with no obstruction across or in aisles that could create a hazard.
    Permanent aisles and passageways shall be appropriately marked.
    Where mechanical handling equipment is used, aisles shall be sufficiently wide.
If you are injured in a slip and fall accident call for a slip and fall lawyer today.

 

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 .

Truck Accident Lawyer

Get a FREE consultation for your truck accident personal injury case

On The Job Personal Injury Lawyers For Workers Comp Claims

Written by lisaspitzer. Posted in Injured Worker News

Florida Personal Injury Lawyers For On The Job Injury

We have Florida personal injury lawyers for on the job injury: Miami, Homestead, Miami, Miami Beach, Hollywood, Pembroke Pines, Fort Lauderdale, Pompano Beach, Boca Raton, West Palm Beach, Sturart, Okeechobee, Pahokee, Port St Lucie, Vero Beach, Melbourne, Titusville, Smyrna Beach, Daytona Beach, Deland, Gainesville, Ocala, Tavares, Jacksonville, St Augustine, Starke, Leesburg, Winter Haven, Winter Park, Orlando, Kissimmee, Tampa, Clearwater, St Peterburg, New Port Richey, Brooksville, Panama City , Pensacola and all of Florida.

When Would You Need a personal Injury Lawyer?

When you were injured by a machine where the machine was to be maintained by the manufacturer or the machine was faulty.

A truck, car or delivery accident where another driver caused your injury and was negiligent

Third Party Liability Personal Injury Lawyer

When you have an on the job injury or are the victim of an occupational disease, you are usually covered by Workers’ Compensation, which compensates you for medical costs, lost wages. Workers’ Compensation and permanent injury.

With third party liability an injured worker or surviving families can have the right to bring a third-party liability, or personal injury case against the maker of a defective product or against another negligent party that caused the injury.  Any compensation  received in such third-party liability, wrongful death, or product liability cases are over and above the Workers’ Compensation benefits. You should hire a personal injury lawyer.

Florida Workers Compensation Lawyer Resources, Workers Compensation Appeals

Written by lisaspitzer. Posted in Injured Worker News

Florida Workers Compensation Advisory Boards

Florida Workers’ Compensation Joint Underwriting Association (FWCJUA) 

Created in section 627.311(4), Florida Statutes, the FWCJUA provides workers’ compensation and employers’ liability insurance to applicants who are required by law to maintain workers’ compensation and employers’ liability insurance but who are unable to purchase this insurance through the admitted voluntary market.

Florida Workers’ Compensation Insurance Guaranty Association (FWCIGA)

Created in section 631.911, Florida Statutes, the FWCIGA provides a source of funds for insureds whose insurance companies become insolvent.

Florida Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board (Appeals Board)

Created in section 627.291(2), Florida Statutes, the Appeals Board provides individuals an independent review of the employers’ classification code assigned to them by an insurance company for the purpose of establishing their workers’ compensation rate.

Division of Workers' Compensation

Bureau of Compliance District Offices

Click on a district below to view contact information for the Compliance field office locations around the state of Florida:

District 1-A District 1 District 4 District 3 District 7 District 2 District 5

Bureau of Compliance District Offices map

District 1 Offices

  • District Supervisor: Donald Bowman
Bureau of Compliance
921 N. Davis St.
Building B, Suite 250
Jacksonville, FL 32209
Tel  904-798-5806
Fax 904-353-2101

District 1-A Offices

  • District Supervisor: Patricia Krossman
Physical:
Bureau of Compliance
2012 Capital Circle SE
Hartman Building, Suite 106
Tallahassee, FL 32399-2161
Tel 850-413-1609
Fax 850-413-7848
Mailing:
Bureau of Compliance
200 East Gaines Street
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-4228

 

Bureau of Compliance
610 E. Burgess Rd
Pensacola, Florida 32504
Tel 850-453-7804
Fax 850-484-5111

District 2 Offices

  • District Supervisor: Mark Carlin
Bureau of Compliance
3111 South Dixie Highway, Suite 123
West Palm Beach, Florida 33405
Tel 561-837-5716
Fax 561-837-5416

District 3 Offices

  • District Supervisor: Swendy Ariyanayagam
Bureau of Compliance
1313 North Tampa Street, Suite 503
Tampa, FL 33602
Tel 813-221-6506
Fax 813-233-3742

District 4 Offices

  • District Supervisor: Vacant
Daytona Beach Regional Service Center
DFS Division of Workers' Compensation
Bureau of Compliance
210 North Palmetto Avenue
Suite 210, Box #10
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
Tel 386-323-0906
Fax 386-226-7883

 

Bureau of Compliance
400 W. Robinson Street
North Tower, Suite N512
Orlando, Florida 32801-1756
Tel 407-835-4406, Option 3
Fax 407-999-5570

District 5 Offices

  • District Supervisor: Ken Howard
Bureau of Compliance
401 N.W. Second Avenue, Suite S-318
Miami, Florida 33128-1740
Tel 305-536-0306
Fax 305-377-7239

District 7 Offices

  • District Supervisor: Maria Seidler
Bureau of Compliance
2295 Victoria Ave. Suite #284
Fort Myers, Florida 33901
Tel 239-461-4006, Option 3
Fax 239-338-2786

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.