Work-related depression and anxiety is a problem plaguing countless people both in Gainesville and throughout the rest of the country. Yet those who are suffering from it may fear seeking workers' compensation benefits in order to receive the treatment they need out of a concern that such a condition will not be covered. Their fears may be well-founded. When people think of work-related injuries, they may only consider traumatic physical injuries as qualifying for any sort of assistance. The fact that emotional or psychological distress is so difficult to empirically link to one's employment may be what keeps most from considering such conditions as being compensable through workers' compensation.
Florida residents enjoy warm weather virtually all year long, making it a popular place for people to vacation and to relocate to from colder climates. However, the sun and heat that brings many enjoyable experiences can also put people who work outside at risk of developing heat-related illnesses. In some extreme situations, workers across the country have even died as a result of these experiences.
If you are employed in Florida, you know that you have a responsibility to perform your job duties. Your employer, however, also has some responsibilities to you. One of these may be to carry workers' compensation insurance.
Landscaping is a physically taxing job. As a landscaper, you work outside in all weather conditions moving heavy objects and performing repetitive tasks. This labor is exhausting, and can also be dangerous. It’s no wonder that landscapers frequently incur workplace injuries.