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Watch out for sun poisoning and severe burns

When working in Florida, something you get used to is being out in the sun. For the most part, you know that your employer has the responsibility to protect people against serious heat-related illnesses, but did you know that they're supposed to protect you against sunburns, too?

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.

Your concussion should be covered by workers' compensation

You were minding your own business at work and heading to your station when a co-worker suddenly turned a corner and ran into you. Normally, this would have been a minor incident that you could have laughed off, but this time, you tripped over something as you stepped backwards.

If you're injured on the job, you deserve to make a claim

As a worker who regularly goes to different sites to do your job, you're always meeting new people and doing interesting tasks. Unfortunately, this exposure can mean that you are put in harm's way often. From potential crashes while driving to a job site to the risk of being bitten by a client's pet, you're always facing challenges.

1 dies in 3-story fall from scissor lift in Sanford

Falls are a leading cause of injuries and death for construction workers. Since that's such a major risk, all construction workers and employers should be well aware of the safety procedures that have to take place to prevent them. Unfortunately, even with all the preventative tools that are available today, fall hazards still exist and can lead to accidents.