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Florida, First Responder Denied Workers’ Compensation Benefits After Testing Positive for COVID-19

Working on the frontlines during the COVID-19 pandemic is risky but many find themselves having to put their lives on the line every day for their community. Doctors, surgeons, and nurses are only some of the people who come in contact with…
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North Miami, FL, One Killed and Four Injured After Vehicle Crashes into Church

On Saturday, North Miami police were called to 13995 W. Dixie Highway, the location of a small church, after a vehicle crashed into the back wall of the building, reports the Miami Herald. Officials say that at around 2:00 a.m., a car carrying…
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Florida, Pedestrian Struck and Killed Near 17th Street Bridge in Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale police officers arrived at the scene of an unfortunate accident on June 21st that occurred near the Southeast 17th Street bridge. According to the Sun-Sentinel, a pedestrian was struck and killed by a red Toyota in the 1900 block…
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OSHA Issues More Than $126,000 in Fines to Two Florida Construction Companies After a Worker Fell 84 Feet to His Death

Two Florida construction companies were fined a total of $126,169 in penalties after a worker fell 84 feet to his death while performing tasks on a hotel roof in Panama City. According to EHS Today, CMR Construction & Roofing LLC of Panama…
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Miami, 24-Year-Old Charged with Vehicular Homicide a Year After Causing an Accident that Claimed a 7-Year-Old’s Life

It was last summer on Bird Road when the fatal accident transpired. Yamileth Miranda had been traveling in her Toyota Camry with her three-year-old daughter, Daisa, and her seven-year-old son, Christian. Officials say Miranda was trying to make…
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Meat Company Sued Over the Death of a Worker Who Contracted COVID-19

As meatpacking workers continue to show up to work each day amid the COVID-19 pandemic, each are putting their lives at risk as they are required to work around others who could potentially be carrying the virus. Although the Centers for Disease…
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What challenges will workers face as they return to work after Florida relaxes COVID-19 restrictions?

While going back to work for some is a must as their funds have been completely depleted, others worry that there is still the potential they could contract the virus that has already claimed 62,000 lives in the U.S. alone. Despite which side…
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How much of my salary will workers’ comp pay if I suffered an illness on the job in Miami, FL?

If you contracted the COVID-19 virus while on the job and you qualify to obtain workers’ compensation benefits, you may be entitled to collect a portion of the salary you were earning prior to you getting sick. Before determining how much…