In Florida’s bustling water parks, creating exhilarating experiences for visitors comes with inherent risks. Water park employees are exposed to unique hazards that could result in serious work-related injuries.
Employees and employers should understand some of the potential injuries that might occur while working in a water park. Some of the more common include:
- Slip and fall accidents: Water parks are wet by nature, and despite all safety measures, slip and fall incidents are common. These can result in fractures, sprains, concussions or even severe spinal injuries.
- Heat-related illnesses: Florida’s intense heat can cause heat exhaustion or heatstroke, particularly for those working long hours outside.
- Water slide operation injuries: From moving heavy water rafts to dealing with mechanical issues, the risk of physical injury is significant.
- Heavy lifting injuries: Maintenance and lifeguard staff often have to lift or move heavy objects, leading to potential back, shoulder and knee injuries.
As an employee, you have the responsibility to report your injuries immediately. Regardless of the perceived severity, timely reporting can make a significant difference in successfully processing your claim
Workers’ compensation benefits extend to water park employees
The Florida workers’ compensation law supports employees facing these injuries, providing coverage for medical expenses, wage replacement, and rehabilitation services. However, the process of claiming these benefits can be daunting, and often, employees’ rights may be overlooked or denied.
Understanding your rights after you suffer an injury at work is important. Getting your workers’ compensation claim filed swiftly helps you to get benefits as quickly as possible. Having legal guidance is beneficial in successfully navigating the process.