Putting Safety First

Putting Safety First

Letter to the Editor

As the owner of a successful construction company and a former professional football coach, safety has always been a top concern of mine. A safe workplace is enormously important to ensure the well-being and productivity of all workers. This being said, in the construction industry, injuries can and do occur on the job. After working in this business for many years, I strongly believe that solutions to on-the-job injuries should be found outside the courtroom.

When used unnecessarily, lawsuits become extremely messy for both parties. Worker’s compensation assures protection to both injured parties, as well as small business owners like myself. In an economy where increasingly large corporations threaten the longevity of our local Florida businesses, it becomes even more imperative for workplace settlements to follow standard procedures, preferably with a mediator.

As an active Tallahassee community member and business owner, I believe individual worker’s safety should never be overlooked. I urge all to seek solutions that prioritize safety through fair and equitable mediation rather than drawn-out court proceedings.

Sam Elliott
Elliott Construction

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