Types of Employers
Florida is home to more than 20 million residents. Almost every job imaginable is offered in the State of Florida — except maybe a few winter weather occupations relegated to more frigid climates, such as snowplow driver.
Florida workers are a diverse lot of people from all backgrounds. Everyone who works for a living in Miami, Florida, shares the desire to provide for themselves and their families and loved ones.
When a worker is injured on the job, the type of job and the worker's role in that job may determine if the worker is entitled to workers' compensation benefits and how much relief is available. Certain types of employees may be entitled to workers' compensation benefits that other classes of employees are not entitled to receive, but many classes of employees may be eligible for workers' comp benefits, including:
- Sales Workers
- Administrative Support Workers
- Craft Workers
- Laborers and Helpers
- Service Workers
Workers' Compensation Attorney in Miami, FL
If you were injured on the job and filed a workers' compensation claim, or if you are debating whether to file such a claim, contact the experienced attorneys at The Hoffman Firm to discuss your case.
The Hoffman Firm represents people who file worker's compensation claims in Miami and throughout the Greater Miami area. Call one of our offices, in Miami in Miami-Dade County, Fort Lauderdale in Broward County, and West Palm Beach in Palm Beach County, FL about your worker's compensation claim.
The attorneys at The Hoffman Firm represent injured workers for workers' compensation claims in the cities of Aventura, Hallandale Beach, Golden Beach, North Miami Beach, and Sunny Isles Beach.
No matter if you were injured in a slip and fall at work, or other type of injury, call us today at (305) 940-2307 to discuss your case.
Types of Employers in Workers' Compensation Claims in Miami, Florida
After an on-the-job injury, employers and their insurance carriers will often attempt to deny or minimize the benefits paid to the employee. The employer or insurance carrier might claim that the employee is not entitled to benefits because:
- Injuries occurred outside the realm of employment, or
- The employee is exaggerating the injury
In order to protect your rights after an on-the-job injury, it is important to hire an experienced attorney to help you assert your rights. An attorney can help you recover workers’ compensation benefits.
If you were injured on the job, please fill out our free case evaluation form to find out more about how the workers' compensation lawyers at The Hoffman Firm can help you.
We represent clients injured in work-place accidents across all industry sectors including:
- Private sector employers for industries that:
- Produce goods for natural resources and mining, construction and manufacturing
- Provide services related to trade, transportation and utilities, information, financial activities, professional and business needs, education and health care, leisure and hospitality, and other services
- Public sector employers for state and local government positions at the city, county, state, or national level
Employers with the Highest Incidents of Injury in the Work Place
In 2014, the highest incidents of nonfatal occupational injury and illness cases that cause days away from work, restricted work activity, or a job transfer were found in the following industries:
- Rendering and meat byproduct processing (Private industry)
- Nursing and residential care facilities (State government)
- Rope, cordage, twine, tire cord, and tire fabric mills
- Fire protection (Local government)
- Interurban and rural bus transportation (Private industry)
- Scheduled passenger air transportation (Private industry)
- Hog and pig farming (Private industry)
- Manufactured home (mobile home) manufacturing (Private industry)
- Soft drink manufacturing (Private industry)
- Materials recovery facilities (Private industry)
- Couriers and express delivery services (Private industry)
- Other nonhazardous waste treatment and disposal (Private industry)
- Skiing facilities (Private industry)
- Steel foundries (except investment) (Private industry)
- Nursing and residential care facilities (Local government)
- Aluminum foundries (except die-casting) (Private industry)
- Poultry and egg production (Private industry)
- Wood preservation (Private industry)
- Other concrete product manufacturing (Private industry)
- Consumer electronics and appliances rental (Private industry)
- Ambulance services (Private industry)
- Amusement and theme parks (Private industry)
- Police protection (Local government)
- Animal (except poultry) slaughtering (Private industry)
- Truss manufacturing (Private industry)
Statistics on Injuries in the Work Place Listing by the Type of Employer — Visit the website of the United States Department of Labor to find information from the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) on Data and Statistics on Workplace Fatality, Illness and Injury. The data is organized at a national level, or you can search by state or by different industries, including construction, manufacturing, and transportation. Find information on the case and demographic characteristics for work-related injuries involving days away from work. Also find OSHA weekly fatalities and catastrophe reports from 1992 through 2016. The website also contains information from the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics on safety and health data.
Find a Workers' Comp Attorney in Miami-Dade County, FL
If you were injured on the job, notify your employer as soon as possible and contact The Hoffman Firm within 30 days of the incident to discuss your case. Your employer or the insurance company should notify you of your rights and provide treatment through a workers’ compensation physician.
Make sure you keep track of any and all documentation you receive during this time. You should document when the accident happened, the type of injury you suffered, who you notified at your place of employment, and when the notification was made.
If you or a family member were injured at work, contact The Hoffman Firm today. Please do not hesitate to call us and schedule a free consultation. There are NO FEES or COSTS unless you win. What are you waiting for? Call us at (305) 940-2307 today for a FREE consultation.
This article was last updated on Monday, May 9, 2016.
Evan A. Hoffman
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