Author Archives: Jay Butchko
My Work Injury Has Caused PTSD: Can I Seek Workers’ Compensation?
Sometimes workplace accidents or traumatic incidents are so severe that they result in post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or another type of mental harm. Indeed, according to a study reported in BioMedCentral, “exposure to traumatic events in the workplace is common,” and many of these events are underreported. As a result, researchers suggest that “a… Read More »
Common Causes Of Construction Work Injuries
Construction workers are often at risk for serious injuries in the workplace due to the nature of the job. To be clear, construction workers are frequently tasked with duties that require them to use heavy equipment or to work at great heights. There are also more common injury risks on construction sites, including slip… Read More »
Stress And Workers’ Compensation Claims
Work-related stress can range in severity depending upon the primary cause and a wide range of other factors. In some cases, work-related stress may be compensable through the Florida workers’ compensation system when it arises from a physical work-related injury that an employee has experienced. While work-related stress on its own can certainly be… Read More »
Injuries Caused By Walking Or Running At Work
Many jobs in Florida require employees to walk regularly on the job, and some types of jobs can even require occasional running, such as jobs held by bouncers, security guards, or dog walkers. Any employee who regularly walks on the job, or even runs, can be at risk of certain types of workplace injuries…. Read More »
Steps You Will Need To Take To Receive Workers’ Compensation Benefits
Were you recently injured while you were working, or was a loved one seriously injured on the job? While it can be difficult to focus on the legal requirements of Florida workers’ compensation law when you are struggling with physical pain and the emotional devastation of being unable to work, it is critical to… Read More »
Equipment Injuries On The Job
Injuries at work can happen for a wide range of reasons, from the negligence of a co-worker or an employer to defects impacting tools or machinery that are required to do a job. Equipment injuries at various types of workplaces are more common than you might think, and it is important to understand how… Read More »
Exceptions To The 30-Day Reporting Requirement
If you are injured on the job in South Florida and want to be eligible for workers’ compensation coverage, you will need to take specific steps that are required under Florida workers’ compensation law. One of those required steps is to report your workplace injury to your employer as soon as possible, but at… Read More »
How Much Time Do I Have To Get Workers’ Compensation Benefits?
After a workplace injury in Pompano Beach or elsewhere in South Florida, it can be difficult to focus on the paperwork necessary to seek workers’ compensation benefits and the timetable requirements for getting your claim filed within a specific period of time. Yet timing requirements are extremely important since they can affect your case… Read More »
A Third Party Caused My Work Injuries: Now What?
Work injuries can happen on the job in Fort Lauderdale and throughout South Florida for a wide range of reasons. Often, someone’s negligence is what causes or results in a workplace injury. It is important to know that, under Florida law, workers’ compensation is a no-fault system. As such, your ability to obtain benefits… Read More »
Work Injuries And Inclement Weather
Hurricanes in South Florida, and inclement weather like severe thunderstorms outside of hurricane season, can be extremely dangerous. When workers are required to do their jobs during inclement weather — especially people who work outdoors — those workers can suffer injuries due to the conditions. For example, roofers, delivery drivers, truckers, landscapers, and other… Read More »