Category: workers comp

Jacksonville’s Blount Island Lands Death in the New Year Duval County workers comp

Jacksonville’s Blount Island Lands Death in the New Year

On February 25th, a young male, Timothy Middlebrooks was clearing the way for the forklift holding pallets on Blount Island, a Jaxport-owned island, when the pallet began to destabilize. The forklift was moving 500 pounds of paper product at the time; however, as Middlebrooks was walking by, some of the product fell from the pallet,…

Tampa Woman Commits Workers’ Comp Fraud Workers comp attorneys

Tampa Woman Commits Workers’ Comp Fraud

TAMPA, FLORIDA-Sheyla Veronica White, a 51-year-old receptionist at Cinque Terre Energy Partners, faced serious charges after attempting to gain workers’ compensation for her injure herself on camera. In July 2015, White filed a injury claim stating that when a sprinkler head from the ceiling fell, the head bounced off the desk and hit her in…

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 fatalities and 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…

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…

HURT AT WORK? – Workplace injury – OSHA – unsafe workplaces.

According to ABC World News, the Federal Government is about to launch a sweeping crackdown on dangerous work places. Thousands of other workers are killed on the job every year and hundreds of thousands are injured. Many employers provide as safe work environment. However, there are a lot of irresponsible employers who don’t ensure workers…

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…

35 foot fall at Busch Gardens ♦ Tampa Bay ♦ USF Student ♦ Employee ♦ Back injury

TAMPA ♦ An employee of Busch Gardens – Tampa Bay was injured after falling 35 feet from a gondola ride while working at the theme park. The park did not immediately release the employee’s name or the extent of his injuries. We do know that the employee was transported to the hospital. The employee was…