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Security Guards And Florida Workers’ Compensation

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

Security guards have dangerous jobs, and they can sustain many different types of injuries on the job. Whether you are a security guard who works at a mall and is largely tasked with preventing retail theft and non-violent crimes or you are a security guard who works outside a nightclub or bar with a… Read More »

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I Forgot To Tell My Employer I Got Hurt—Can I Still Seek Compensation?

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

Getting hurt at work can be extremely painful and disorienting, and you might not be able to think about the need to report the injury to your employer. In some workplace accidents, the accident and injury may have rendered you unconscious, and you may have needed to be transported to an emergency department by… Read More »

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How Do I Seek Compensation For A South Florida Work Injury?

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

When you have been injured on the job in Pompano Beach or elsewhere in South Florida, you may be unable to think about anything except the pain you are feeling and the need for medical care. Yet in order to be eligible to seek financial compensation for your injuries, you will need to follow… Read More »

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Jobs With Auto Accident Injury Risks

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

While motor vehicle collisions that occur on your way to or from work are not compensable through the Florida workers’ compensation system, there are a wide variety of jobs in Pompano Beach and throughout South Florida that require employees to drive as part of their job duties. It is critical for workers and their… Read More »

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Common Roofing Injuries

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

Roofing work is a common subset of construction work, and significant roofing work is done in South Florida on a regular basis. In Sunrise and throughout South Florida, roofers are at risk of some of the most serious construction accident injuries, as well as other types of workplace injuries and occupational diseases that are… Read More »

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Landscaping And Horticultural Work Injuries In Florida

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

Landscapers, gardeners, and horticultural workers are employed across the country, but these occupations are particularly popular in Florida where residents must attend to lawns and gardens year-round. Indeed, according to the National Association of Landscape Professionals, Florida has more landscaping businesses than any other state in the country, with nearly 8,800 landscaping companies as… Read More »

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I Got Hurt At A Work Holiday Party: Can I Seek Workers’ Compensation Benefits?

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

While workplace holiday parties are supposed to be festive and enjoyable events, those gatherings can also pose injury risks. Depending upon where the holiday party is held, an employee might slip and fall on slick flooring following a drink spill, or might trip and fall on a piece of torn or loose carpeting. Holiday… Read More »

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What To Know About Carpal Tunnel Syndrome And Workers’ Compensation

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

Workplace injuries can take many different forms in West Palm Beach. Sometimes workplace injuries are traumatic injuries, occurring as a result of an accident on a job site or when an employee slips and falls while walking to the copy machine. In other cases, workplace injuries result from months or years of use or… Read More »

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Work Injuries Caused By Defective Products

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

Work injuries in Sunrise, Florida can have many different causes, from employer or co-worker negligence to a mistake made by a third-party on the jobsite, such as a delivery driver or technician performing services at the workplace. Product defects are common causes of work injuries in South Florida, and they can result in debilitating… Read More »

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Workplace Violence Injuries And Workers’ Compensation

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

Nobody expects to sustain a serious injury at work as a result of someone else’s negligence, or because of a dangerous or defective product. Yet these injuries happen with some frequency, and Florida workers’ compensation law allows injured workers to seek coverage for medical care and lost wages, as well as for permanent disabilities…. Read More »

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