Category: on the job injury

Construction Sector Leads All Industries in Workplace Fatalities Tripp Law Firm - Florida Construction Injury Attorney

Construction Sector Leads All Industries in Workplace Fatalities

As the Construction Industry zooms ahead, workplace injuries rise. NATIONAL—According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics 937 construction workers were killed in 2015. That marked the most fatalities of any industry sector – almost three times more than in manufacturing – and the deadliest year for construction since 2008. Construction-related fatalities accounted for 21.4 percent…

WORKERS’ COMP THIRD PARTY CASE? | CASH BENEFITS |

Workers’ Comp Payments for Medical Care Exceed Cash Benefits in 2008 The rising cost of medical care and increased use of medical services led to a jump in workers’ compensation payments for medical care and cash benefits for U.S. workers in 2008. Workers’ comp payments for medical care and cash benefits for workers injured on…

OSHA is INCREASING PENALTIES for SERIOUS Safety Violations ON THE JOB INJURY

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is increasing penalties for serious safety violations, contending current fines are too low to have a deterrent effect. OSHA’s average penalty for a serious violation has been around $1,000. Under the agency’s new policy, the average fine for a serious violation – one that could cause death or…

WORKERS’ COMP – Injured Workers’ DRUG COSTS higher in Florida than other states

According to a new study by the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI), the payment per claim for prescription drugs used to treat injured workers in Florida was nearly 40 percent higher than in most study states.  BUT WHY? WCRI found that the average payment per claim for prescription drugs in Florida’s workers’ compensation system was…