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Common Types of Work Accidents in Florida

Accidents can happen anywhere, and workplaces are certainly no exception. In fact, occupational injuries claimed the lives of 315 Floridians in 2021, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Should you experience a work-related injury, you are likely to be covered by your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance. Regardless of the cause or circumstances, almost anyone can file for benefits to cover the cost of medical bills and lost wages for their work-related injury.

Work Accidents by Industry

Each industry brings unique risks to the table. Here are some of the top work-related injury causes for some of the largest industries in Florida.

Construction Sites and Warehouses

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, most fatal work accidents occur in private construction. That’s because construction sites tend to have many environmental hazards such as exposed wires, incomplete structures, complex work processes and people working at great heights.

Inadequate training, lack of proper safety gear and poor supervision can compound the problem.

Our experienced workers’ compensation lawyers have dealt with a wide range of construction accidents involving:

  • Forklift accidents
  • Crane accidents
  • Scaffolding accidents
  • Falls from ladders
  • Welding or fabrication shop accidents
  • And many more


Transportation accounted for 35% of Florida workplace fatalities in 2021, with heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers making up almost half of these deaths. Drivers who are exhausted or distracted face an increased risk of accidents.

Reckless behavior and road rage involving other drivers can also cause transportation accidents. Injuries for workers’ comp benefits may range from bone fractures to traumatic brain injury to paralysis.

Food Industry

The worst hazards in the food industry tend to occur in the kitchen, but all workers face risks and may need assistance from workman’s comp attorneys.

The fast-paced nature of many restaurants can significantly increase the likelihood of accidents. Other causes include inadequate safety gear, poor workflow management and failure to maintain equipment.

Our lawyers are highly skilled at handling common types of accidents at restaurants including:

Office Work

Most people think of office spaces as very safe, but there are many everyday workplace hazards, such as spilled liquids, clutters in hallways or improper lifting of heavy objects. Injuries can range from sprained ankles to carpal tunnel to traumatic brain injuries.

How We Help Our Clients Handle Work Accident Cases

Our experienced Florida workers comp lawyers at the Berlin Law Firm are eager to review your case and help you file a claim for the benefits you deserve. Once you contact the firm, we start with a thorough, free and confidential consultation. If we determine you are eligible to receive workers’ compensation benefits, we will work for you to secure the maximum possible compensation.

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