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If you have an amputation, you could qualify for disability

You were at work when the worst possible scenario happened. You were working on repairing a sharp piece of machinery, and the person on the other end turned it on. You thought you had turned off the power, but you must have hit the wrong fuse.

Distracted driving -- it's about more than your phone

Focusing on just one thing at a time might feel impossible in today's world, but there is one task that always deserves your undivided attention -- driving. Accidents can happen in the blink of an eye, which means that drivers should always be aware of what is going on around them and be prepared to react in a timely manner. But with more and more Florida drivers absorbed in their smartphones, distracted driving accidents are almost impossible to avoid.

Stepped on a rusty object? It's not the rust that's the problem

You've always heard that you should go to the hospital if you step on a rusty nail. At work, you wear heavy-duty boots so that you don't have to worry about it. When you're just out and about, you wear the same kinds of footwear as anyone else; you just want to be comfortable.

What benefits can you receive with workers' compensation?

If you are injured while you're at work, your employer's workers' compensation coverage should kick in and give you the opportunity to receive benefits. Once your employer's workers' compensation insurance company is notified of your injury or illness, the company will provide you with an authorized physician to see.