Many people in Florida know of the dangers that come with working in certain industries. For example, the mining industry is one that has an increased risk for on-the-job accidents. Other industries including those that are focused in factories usually have heightened levels of danger as well. Compared to other countries though, workers in the U.S. are relatively safe. Still, if a workplace accident occurs and an employer can be held responsible, the victim should seek the assistance of a legal professional when filing any sort of claim.
The National Football League is a place where many employees are regularly exposed to circumstances that hold serious potential for injury. Unlike regular workplace injuries that happen in Florida, many of these injuries happen in front of an audience, either in person or on television. Most of the injuries in the NFL are never second-guessed, but the injury that occurred to the star running back of the Jacksonville Jaguars has left a lot of questions.
Many workers in Florida know the dangers of their jobs. But the question is, does the public? A recent study conducted by researchers from the Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine at Duke University along with two groups of carpenters found that many construction worker injuries go unreported due to the environment in which the workers are employed.
Despite government regulations and efforts by employers to increase safety in the workplace, many employees still find themselves hurt while on the job. A complete elimination of workplace injuries is likely impossible. This is why workers in Florida should be prepared in case it happens to them.
Millions of people head into work everyday and few think about the ramifications of a single workplace accident. Many organizations are out there trying to make people aware of the damage that can be done by just one incident, but many employers and employees are still neglecting the safety precautions that are in place.
A recently released report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics may be relevant to workers in Florida. The data in the report details workplace injuries across several industries and indicates that an increase has been seen in days taken away from work by musculoskeletal injuries.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics recently released a report indicating the rate of injury and illness among the American workforce. According to the report, injury and illness rates for 2011 in both the public and private sectors remained relatively unchanged from 2010. This may mean that workplace accidents are happening at a similar rate but efforts focusing on industries prone to injury and decreases in the injury rates of those industries may speak to the contrary.
Like most states, Florida has many employees working in the manufacturing industry. Due to this, the risk for a factory accident exists, and it could cause a person to become seriously injured. That's what happened to an employee of Foxconn, the largest contract manufacturer of products for Apple Inc.
The unexpected death of a spouse can cause serious ramifications, both emotionally and financially. That is what one widow is experiencing after her husband of 11 years passed away after being involved in a construction accident. That accident occurred when the third story of a building collapsed around the 67-year-old worker. The company he worked for, Professional Grade Construction Group, promised to pay for the funeral but changed its mind less than a day later when the company became aware of an attorney that was hired by the wife of the deceased.
Data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics should come as a relief to workers across the state of Florida. According to the federal agency, the American workplace is getting much safer, with fewer work-related deaths caused by workplace accidents last year than the year before. The annual report indicated that 4,609 people died in 2011 while on the job. That was 1.7 percent lower than in 2010, when 4,690 people lost their lives.