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A Little Florida Workers Compensation History
Florida was slow to enact a workers' compensation law because Florida had a small work force, virtually no manufacturing and no major problems until the "Great Depression" of the 1930's. Florida industry was limited and consisted primarily of phosphate mining, agricultural harvesting of fruits and vegetables, tobacco, cattle and logging. In addition, there was a steady movement of people, mostly unemployed, moving down from the north, seeking their fortune as well as Florida sunshine. This still happens today and most work injuries are in the entertainment industry, home health care for the elderly and constuction jobs. These are the result of the Florida migration to sun and a nice climate.
Below we can see the overview for dangerous jobs and injuries in Florida:
Florida's Most Dangerous Jobs With Fatalities
- truck drivers who died in a traffic accidents
- Construction workers
- grounds workers
- police officers
Your Rights Under Florida Workers Compensation Law
Are you an employee?
Section 440.02(15), Florida Statutes, contains a lengthy definition of employee. The most basic definition is that an employee is a person who receives payment from an employer for the performance of work or services while engaged in any employment under an express or implied contract of hire. The definition of employee includes minors and illegal aliens.
Are You Covered?
Eligibility requirements for workers' compensation benefits:
- The person or company you were working for must carry workers' compensation insurance or be legally required to.
- You must be an employee of that person or company.
- Your injury or illness must be work-related.
To learn more about your rights as an injured Florida worker call us today for a workers compensation lawyer
Florida dangerous jobs causing the most injury are: Fishermen, Aircraft Pilots, Flight Engineers, Farmers, Machine Operators, Roofers, Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors, and Truck Drivers. South Florida workers compensation lawyers are accepting workers compensation cases for all Workers injured on the job in South Florida.
It is important to file your workers' compensation claim right away. In the event that your compensation is delayed, denied, or terminated prematurely, Florida workers' compensation lawyers will pursue the necessary steps to protect and enforce your right to receive all of your benefits.
Common Florida Workplace Injury
- Bruises and contusions,
- lacerations and cuts,
- Joint Injuries,
- Stress Fractures,
- Stress fractures
- Carpal Tunnel
- Injury to the: Wrist, Elbow, Shoulder, Biceps, Legs, Knees, Hips, Ankles, and Achilles.
- Chronic Pain
- Traumatic Brain Injury