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Fort Smith, AR (Law Firm Newswire) October 4, 2022 – Jason M. Hatfield of the Law Office of Jason M. Hatfield, P.A. was recently selected as a Best Lawyers® 2022 “Lawyer of the Year” under the category of Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiff, as published in the Arkansas Times. Individual lawyers with the highest overall peer feedback for a specific practice area and geographic region receive this prestigious recognition. The “Lawyer of the Year” is only awarded to a single attorney in each specialty and geographic location. Jason, founder of the Law Office of Jason M. Hatfield, P.A., was selected […]


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Charleston, SC (Law Firm Newswire) August 10, 2022 – Steinberg Law Firm, LLC recently announced plans to build a new, 11,700 square foot office building situated on well-traveled Goose Creek Boulevard (Highway 52) just down the road from their current office. The new building will house up to 10 attorneys and 25 staff members, as well as expanded meeting spaces. The firm is focused on assisting injury victims in and around the Goose Creek and Tri-county areas including cases involving car crashes, truck and motorcycle wrecks, fatalities, workers’ compensation, nursing home neglect, longshore injuries, and construction defects. The new building […]


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The Sommers Schwartz team fights harder and smarter when your future depends on crossing the goal line. Your future. Our fight. Sommers Schwartz. Detroit, MI (Law Firm Newswire) February 17, 2022 – Sommers Schwartz, a powerhouse litigation firm, has released a brand-new commercial that reminds viewers what it takes to be a champion in the courtroom year after year. Your future. Our fight. Sommers Schwartz. The team of nationally recognized lawyers at Sommers Schwartz fights for clients who have been seriously injured by others’ wrongful acts and negligence. The law firm has more than 45 years of experience handling personal […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) January 25, 2021 – An excavation company employee was killed in an industrial accident in suburban Volo, Illinois. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is investigating the workplace incident.   Lake County authorities identified the worker as 33-year-old Michael Rowell of Woodstock. He suffered a traumatic injury to his arm. Autopsy results from the coroner’s office showed that Rowell died from multiple injuries sustained in the construction accident.   Rowell’s arm got stuck in a gravel screening machine at the excavation company where he worked. Kanzler Construction is located where the accident occurred. However, […]


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Dallas, TX (Law Firm Newswire) December 24, 2021 – A major fire erupted at an Exxon Mobile complex in Baytown, Texas. The complex is one of the largest petrochemical and refining facilities in the United States. Four onsite contractors were injured in the fire that occurred in a shutdown hydrotreater unit, sidelined due to a bypass line link. Social media reports indicated there was a large blast that shook nearby buildings. Hydrotreaters remove contaminants in jet fuel, diesel, gasoline, and sulfur. Recent reports suggest that the injured workers are in stable condition. The injured contractors were on-site repairing the leak […]


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Pennsauken, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) November 30, 2021 – An industrial accident occurred at a fragrance manufacturing company in Pennsylvania. An industrial tote container with 330 gallons of liquid inside struck an employee. Emergency services received a call to respond to the injured worker. Upon arrival, the first responders took the man to the hospital. The 43-year-old employee died that afternoon shortly after 3 o’clock. The Occupation Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) investigated the accident. In 2018 and 2019, more than 130,000 workers in the United States suffered a nonfatal work-related injury from being struck by an object or equipment. […]


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Springdale, AR (Law Firm Newswire) November 1, 2021 – Last month, a Cooper Tire employee was killed while working in a manufacturing plant in Texarkana, Arkansas. According to a recent news report, the man became stuck in a piece of machinery that prevented him from breathing. He remained stuck in the machine for about ten minutes before a coworker discovered him. Despite the efforts of emergency responders, the man died from what appeared to be asphyxiation. Cooper Tire released a statement immediately after the accident, reading: “We are deeply saddened that one of our associates passed away on August 25, […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) October 22, 2021 – An Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) investigation found that a central Illinois grain-handling cooperative allegedly exposed employees to engulfment hazards. The cooperative was accused of violating grain-handling safety standards. Topflight Grain Cooperative Inc. in Monticello received multiple safety citations from OSHA, including three willful, one serious and one other-than-serious. The federal agency issued the citations in connection with a Feb. 19, 2021 incident. Two workers were clearing crops and debris from a bin when soybeans collapsed and surrounded one of them up to the waist. The cooperative is facing $303,510 […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) July 30, 2021 –  An airline mechanic was killed after being crushed by airplane equipment while he was working at Chicago O’Hare International Airport. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is investigating the incident. Jijo George, 35, was an employee of Envoy Air. He started working as a maintenance mechanic for the airline around two years ago. Chicago Police arrived at the airport after receiving a report of a man who was discovered unresponsive underneath a piece of airplane equipment at hangar 764. In an autopsy report, the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office reported […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) July 23, 2021 –  A federal appellate court in Chicago, Illinois, unanimously dismissed a train conductor’s negligence lawsuit against his employer for injuries he sustained due to a slip and fall accident that occurred while he was working at a railyard.   Bradley LeDure was an employee of Union Pacific Railroad Co. As an engineer, his job duties included tagging trains to prepare them for use. On the day of his slip and fall accident, he was in charge of powering down parked trains at a Salem railyard so that they could be taken to […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) July 16, 2021 –  The family of a Chicago man who suffered serious injuries in a heavy machinery accident while working at a South Side railyard sued Norfolk Southern Railway for negligence. The lawsuit alleged the railway company deliberately put employees at risk of accidents by openly violating safety regulations.   Ernest Staggers Jr., 31, claimed railyard supervisors failed to provide workers with adequate training. They told employees to ride on equipment used to load railcars even though it was against company policy. Safety protocols required the use of trucks or passenger vehicles with proper […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire)June 29, 2021 – A 22-year-old man died in a work-related forklift accident in San Antonio in July 2019. His father filed a $1 million wrongful death lawsuit. However, the suit was not successful. The family received benefits from workers’ compensation, paid out over two years. The young man died at his employer’s worksite after being pinned under a forklift. The employer offered to pay for the young man’s funeral expenses, but the offer came after the burial. If an employer carries workers’ compensation insurance in the Lone Star State, then the worker’s compensation policy is […]


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Harris County, TX (Law Firm Newswire) March 6, 2021 – On the night of March 5, 2021, seven people were injured in a natural gas line explosion and fire that led to evacuations in northwest Harris County. According to the Harris County Fire Marshal’s Office, Comcast workers punctured a gas line. CenterPoint crews arrived to fix the damage and as they were leaving, they struck a high-pressure natural gas line which exploded around 5:30 p.m. resulting in seven people suffering serious injuries. This is unacceptable. If you or a loved one was injured as a result, call our burn injury […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) January 29, 2021 – A 37-year-old engineering employee died in an industrial accident in McCook, Illinois. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) launched an investigation into his March 10 death. Matt Barr worked for Kato Engineering, a Minnesota-based company that sells generators. His job involved traveling to maintain and repair generators. OSHA said Barr was working at Progress Rail near La Grange village limits when he was hit by a machine part. Paramedics from the McCook Fire Department rushed him to Loyola Medical Center, where he was later pronounced dead. “While this workplace accident […]


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Pennsauken, NJ (Law Firm Newswire)November 4, 2020 – The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on many New Jersey families. Indeed, as of mid-July, New Jersey has seen over 180,000 cases of the virus and, tragically, more than 15,000 residents have died from complications related to COVID-19. Many of those who lost their lives from COVID-19 caught the virus while at work. However, in recent months, families have faced significant challenges when recovering workers’ compensation death benefits for losing their loved ones.  The hurdle facing families has primarily been proving that their loved one’s COVID-19 was “work-related” as defined […]


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Pennsauken, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) July 09, 2020 – Investigations uncovered a higher injury rate at Amazon warehouses than the national average. The high rate of injuries appears to result from the country’s second-largest employer’s concentration on speedy deliveries to its customers. Reveal gathered internal injury records [https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/spotlight/ruthless-quotas-at-amazon-are-permanently-maiming-employees/ar-BBXl6qw] from 23 of Amazon’s 110 fulfillment centers. The rate of serious injuries doubled the national average for the warehousing industry. Amazon employees had 9.6 severe injuries per 100 full-time workers in 2018.  A study


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Pennsauken, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) June 25, 2020 – The United Steelworkers, the largest U.S. industrial union, filed a suit in federal court to reverse the weakening of a safety rule implemented during the Obama administration. The Chemical Disaster Rule aimed to reduce risks and improve safety at chemical plants. The Chemical Disaster Rule set stricter requirements in place for chemical plants. The measure followed an explosion in 2013 in a West Texas fertilizer plant that killed 15 people, including 12 firefighters. The blast injured many more and damaged more than 500 homes. In January 2017, before President Donald Trump […]


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Pennsauken, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) June 18, 2020 – Job placement agencies often assign employees to clients’ warehouses, factories and other workplaces. If the employee is injured while working for the client, the employee cannot sue the client. This principle was reiterated in a recent decision of the Appellate Division of the Superior Court of New Jersey. On Target Staffing, LLC (On Target), a job placement agency, entered into a “Temporary Employee Work Agreement” with Alberto Uribe. Uribe started working at the warehouse of Quartz Master, On Target’s client. Uribe reported each day to Quartz Master directly for over four […]


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Pennsauken, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) June 11, 2020 – An Appellate Division of the Superior Court of New Jersey affirmed a judge’s denial of a worker’s request for reimbursement for continued prescription opioid medication for a work-related back injury.  Samuel Martin, III, injured his back in May 2011 in a work-related car accident. In November 2014, Martin received a 15 percent partial disability award for his back injury. Martin’s employer, Newark Public Schools, refused to pay for his Percocet prescriptions after September 2017, and Martin filed a motion seeking reimbursement for the prescriptions. Martin contended the Percocet was necessary to […]


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Charleston, SC (Law Firm Newswire) May 15, 2020 – Attorney Kelly Alfreds of Steinberg Law Firm in Charleston, South Carolina recently settled a contentious worker’s compensation case for the family of a man who was killed in an accident on a property owned by his employer. The $265,000 settlement is confidential but came after Alfreds argued against the man’s employer who initially denied the family’s claim. A South Carolina real estate executive was killed in a car accident while visiting a property development owned by his employer. His vehicle was found submerged in water in a ditch on the property […]


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