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Musculoskeletal Injuries on the Job, Florida Workers Compensation Lawyers

Written by lisaspitzer. Posted in Injured Worker News

The National Institute for Occupational Health and Safety has published educational information to prevent muskuloskeletal  Injuries  at work. Injuries caused by ergonomic factors have been a major issue of the Federal government for decades and have been the basis for repetitive trauma motion claims for workers' compensation benefits. While the Clinton-Democratic administration had advocated strongly for ergonomic regulations, the Bush-Republican administration took action to reject the reporting of ergonomic injuries to OSHA.

A work-related musculoskeletal disorder is an injury of the muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves, joints, cartilage, bones, or blood vessels in the arms, legs, head, neck, or back that is caused or aggravated by work tasks such as lifting, pushing, and pulling. Symptoms include pain, stiffness, swelling, numbness, and tingling.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics of the Department of Labor defines MSDs as musculoskeletal system and connective tissue diseases and disorders when the event or exposure leading to the case is bodily reaction (e.g., bending, climbing, crawling, reaching, twisting), overexertion, or repetitive motion. MSDs do not include disorders caused by slips, trips, falls, or similar incidents. Examples of MSDs include:

  •     Sprains, strains, and tears
  •     Back pain
  •     Carpal tunnel syndrome
  •     Hernia
     

Work-related musculoskeletal disorders occur when there is a mismatch between the physical requirements of the job and the physical capacity of the human body. More than 100 different injuries can result from repetitive motions that produce wear and tear on the body. Specific risk factors associated with work-related musculoskeletal disorders include repetitive motion, heavy lifting, forceful exertion, contact stress, vibration, awkward posture, and rapid hand and wrist movement.

Call the for the injured worker for a Miami, Ft Lauderdale, West palm Beach, Orlando, Jacksonville, Ocala, Tampa, workers Compensation lawyer today.

 

Longshoremen and Harbour Workers Act for Injured Seamen

Written by lisaspitzer. Posted in Injured Worker News

Longshore and Harbor Workers Helped by For the Injured Worker

Fot the injured worker admiraly and maritime lawyers help injured seamen collect their  injury  benefits. if you have neen injured in the course of your work as a harbor worker or seamen call us right away to protect your rights.
      

The Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act (LHWCA) provides employment-injury and occupational-disease protection to workers who are injured or contract occupational diseases occurring on the navigable waters of the United States, or in adjoining areas, and for certain other classes of workers covered by extensions of this Act. The LHWCA is a federal law and covers longshoremen, ship breakers, shipbuilders, ship repairmen, and harbor workers. The Act does not cover a master or members of a vessel's crew; these workers are covered by other federal laws such as the Jones Act.

The LHWCA requires that compensation be provided in the form of time-loss payments, medical and vocational expenses, and permanent disability compensation for injuries. Though the law was designed to be a simple, efficient, no-fault system of compensation for on-the-job injuries, it can be a nightmare if your employer or its insurer denies your right to benefits. Our experienced longshore and maritime attorneys will thoroughly handle each aspect of the case, including filing the initial claim, ensuring that a claimant receives the full benefits provided by law, litigating disputed cases at trial before the United States Department of Labor administrative law judges, writing appellate briefs, and presenting oral argument to the appellate tribunals.

Call us immediately of you were injured at sea on the navigable waters of the United States.