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Monthly Archives: July 2023

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Veterinarian Work Injuries

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

Veterinarians in South Florida are a specific kind of health care provider for animals. While veterinarians may not be at the same risk of injury as health care providers in other types of settings — such as hospitals, emergency departments, and nursing homes — they are nonetheless at risk of workplace injuries. Work injuries… Read More »

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Work Injuries Over the Summer for Minors

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

Over the summers in West Palm Beach and throughout South Florida, teenagers routinely apply for and work both part-time and full-time jobs to make money while they are on school break. Sometimes minors who are still in school continue working additional hours with employers where they already perform part-time work during the school year,… Read More »

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Vibration Injuries at Work

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

Workplaces can pose various kinds of injury risks depending upon an employee’s job duties and certain hazards on job sites. While you might not immediately think of the potential harms associated with tools that vibrate, vibration injuries are actually much more common — and more debilitating — than you might expect. Indeed, any job… Read More »

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Burn Injuries On the Job

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

A wide range of Florida workplaces can put employees at risk of serious burn injuries. Depending upon the degree of the burn and the area of the body affected, burns can be temporarily and even permanently debilitating. With the worst burn injuries, the injuries can be fatal. What do South Florida workers need to… Read More »

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Most Common Workers’ Compensation Injuries

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

Workplace injuries in Sunrise and throughout South Florida can range widely, both in terms of the type of injury and their severity. Some injuries can be similar among workers, but they can be so different in terms of their severity that one worker is able to return to work relatively quickly while another worker… Read More »

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Respiratory Illnesses and Retail Work: Can I Seek Workers’ Compensation?

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

Respiratory illnesses are on the rise across American workplaces, and in retail workplaces in particular. Indeed, according to a recent report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), “respiratory illnesses in the retail trade sector rose 96.0 percent from 2020 (21,500 cases) to 2021 (42,100),” which “drove a 75.6 percent increase in all… Read More »

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Top Tips For Getting Workers’ Compensation Coverage

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

What should you do if you were injured on the job and you need to seek workers’ compensation benefits? It is critical to know how to move forward with a workers’ compensation case and, most importantly, to seek advice from an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer in South Florida as soon as you can. Getting… Read More »

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When Can I Get Workers’ Compensation For Musculoskeletal Disorders?

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

There is a large and broad category of medical conditions that are known as “musculoskeletal disorders,” which are sometimes abbreviated as simply MSDs. These types of disorders or injuries are common in many kinds of workplaces, and they often prevent employees from returning to work in any capacity or at a full capacity. Accordingly,… Read More »

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