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Michael Roberts

Protect against Hearing Loss

The most common work-related injury in the U.S. is occupational hearing loss, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). An estimated 22 million workers are exposed…

Michael Roberts

Forklift Safety

Many serious workplace injuries and deaths occur because of mistakes in operating forklifts and their load. Each year in the United States, tens of thousands of injuries occur in relation to the…

Michael Roberts

Construction Accidents: OSHA compliance is only the starting point

Imagine that you’re visiting the doctor for your annual physical. The doctor enters the room with a checklist, briskly checks your pulse and blood pressure, glances at your throat, takes…

Jason Knowles

Workers’ Compensation and Third Party Claims

Workers’ compensation statutes are designed to require employers to compensate employees who are injured while working in the line and scope of their employment, regardless of whether the…

Jason Knowles

Disturbing High Court Ruling in Asbestos Case

The U. S. Supreme Court has recently ruled that a Tennessee railroad worker is not entitled to the $5 million awarded him by a jury for his long-term exposure to asbestos. In CSX Transp., Inc. v….

Michael Roberts

What Is A Statute Of Limitations?

If you might have to file a lawsuit on any type of claim, whether it involves an injury from an accident, or a debt that someone owes you, it is very important to be mindful that there are deadlines…

Jason Knowles

Injured Employees Should Look for Third Party Liability in Work-Related Accidents

A worker who is injured in an on-the-job accident can file a claim for workers’ compensation benefits but typically, at least in Alabama, the recovery in that sort of claim is woefully…

Michael Roberts

Can I Claim Damages In Addition To My Workers’ Compensation Benefits For My Work-Related Accident?

When workers are injured on the job, they may have rights to compensation for damages in addition to their workers’ compensation benefits. If a “third party” other than the employer itself…

Chrissie Cole

Arkansas Court Rules Injury not Work Related, Workers' Comp Denied

The Arkansas Court of Appeals ruled a school custodian who was injured while parking his car on campus after running a personal errand, should not receive workers’ compensation benefits.The ruling, on Wednesday, reversed a state Workers’ Compensation Commission decision, which had decided the employee, had returned to his employer’s premises and was on-call at the time of the accident.The…