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Increased Construction Worker Injury Risk During Boom?

Increased Construction Worker Injury Risk During Boom? 2560 1696 Panter, Panter & Sampedro

Construction worker injury stories are not uncommon. In early August, six workers were hospitalized after a serious accident at a Brickell construction site. The accident happened as a result of…

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Wife of electrocuted worker files wrongful death lawsuit

Wife of electrocuted worker files wrongful death lawsuit 150 150 Panter, Panter & Sampedro

The wife of a man who was killed in a Florida construction accident filed a lawsuit seeking compensation for her husband’s wrongful death. The lawsuit names at least four different…

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Man survives crushing injuries and wins $64.5 million in court

Man survives crushing injuries and wins $64.5 million in court 150 150 Panter, Panter & Sampedro

Imagine working near a railroad or other busy traffic area where you’re already having to be cautious about traffic safety. You know that you can feel the vibration of passing…

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Safety inspections are important for scaffolding

Safety inspections are important for scaffolding 150 150 Panter, Panter & Sampedro

Construction work is a dangerous field for several reasons, including the heavy equipment being used and incomplete structures that are being built. In some cases, equipment that is being used…

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30-year-old man awarded $10 million for construction accident

30-year-old man awarded $10 million for construction accident 150 150 Panter, Panter & Sampedro

If you were ever injured at work, you’d want to be sure that you were going to get the compensation you deserve. After a work injury, you’ll most likely receive…

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The 4 most common causes of construction accidents

The 4 most common causes of construction accidents 150 150 Panter, Panter & Sampedro

Long said to be one of the most dangerous occupations, the construction industry showed itself to be just as dangerous in 2013, contributing to one out of each five on-the-job…

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Construction accidents can lead to serious injuries or death

Construction accidents can lead to serious injuries or death 150 150 Panter, Panter & Sampedro

When we posted last, we discussed the story of the 24-year-old construction worker who was killed at a job site while working on repairs at the Sarasota Square Mall. That…

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The importance of nail gun safety at the workplace

The importance of nail gun safety at the workplace 150 150 Panter, Panter & Sampedro

Nail guns represent a leading cause of injury at construction and other types of work sites. Florida workers may be wise to have an understanding of how nail gun injuries…

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Construction worker deaths due to crane accidents

Construction worker deaths due to crane accidents 150 150 Panter, Panter & Sampedro

As Florida residents may know, construction worker accidents are not uncommon, and many are caused by errors involving cranes. Of all construction worker deaths caused by crane-related accidents, data emerged…

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Florida construction workers face high risk of workplace injuries

Florida construction workers face high risk of workplace injuries 150 150 Panter, Panter & Sampedro

The nature of construction work places it into a category of employment associated with injuries and deaths. The heavy equipment, power tools, scaffolds and electrical systems involved contribute to the…

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Filing a claim after a construction accident

Filing a claim after a construction accident 150 150 Panter, Panter & Sampedro

Construction workers face hazards on the job that may include dangerous chemicals, falling objects, electrocution and unsafe equipment. When injuries occur in Florida because of one’s job, an employee may…

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Case of wrongful death in Florida

Case of wrongful death in Florida 150 150 Panter, Panter & Sampedro

A wrongful death lawsuit was filed by parents in Florida on behalf of their son who was killed in a construction accident. The 18-year-old man was working for the company…

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Overview of safety issues and statistics in highway work zones

Overview of safety issues and statistics in highway work zones 150 150 Panter, Panter & Sampedro

Although work zones can be inconvenient and frustrating on Florida highways, maintenance and repairs are important for ongoing safety on the roadways. Unfortunately, the work zones established for these temporary…

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Worker death results in citations against four construction firms

Worker death results in citations against four construction firms 150 150 Panter, Panter & Sampedro

In July 2014, a 25-year-old Tallahassee construction worker was fatally injured while working on a six-story residence hall at Florida State University. This week, after concluding its investigation, the U.S.…

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What coverage is available for a construction worker’s injury?

What coverage is available for a construction worker’s injury? 150 150 Panter, Panter & Sampedro

Florida construction workers are usually covered under workers’ compensation when they suffer on-the-job injuries. The severity of an injury and the impact on an employee’s ability to work are factors…

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Preventing workplace falls in Florida

Preventing workplace falls in Florida 150 150 Panter, Panter & Sampedro

On any job site, it is possible for a worker to slip or fall, which could lead to injury. Employers are required to create a fall protection system and provide…

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Reducing risk when operating heavy machines

Reducing risk when operating heavy machines 150 150 Panter, Panter & Sampedro

Operating heavy machinery in Florida can be dangerous. However, there are steps that can be taken to ensure that heavy machinery is utilized in a safe and responsible manner. The…

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Man severely injured while doing road work

Man severely injured while doing road work 150 150 Panter, Panter & Sampedro

According to witnesses, a road worker who was hit by a driver while on the job on a Florida road was severely injured. The accident took place on the evening…

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