Work Injury Law | Law Firm Newswire - Part 7

New Haven, CT (Law Firm Newswire) January 23, 2012 – Workplace safety was recently compromised at a Connecticut cable manufacturer in Pomfret. Electrical, mechanical, chemical, and fire as well as exit hazards were so severe that the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) has given Loos & Co. Inc. 29 violations and $177,000 in proposed fines. Some personnel were not adequately trained or had protective equipment as they worked around hazardous electrical areas. “Electrocution, injuries, hearing loss, and exits not readily available if there was a fire or other emergency has the potential to hurt and kill workers,” noted Connecticut […]


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Waxahachie, TX (Law Firm Newswire) December 16, 2011 – Grain handling facilities across the state of Texas have recently been given serious Occupational Safety & Health (OSHA) violations. Serious OSHA violations show that a facility did not carry out safety practices and thus could have injured or killed workers while on the job. In Saginaw, Horizon Milling LLC could be liable for penalties up to $57,000 for 17 serious violations at its facility that employs 85 workers. Workers were exposed to unsafe conditions in the flour blending, maintenance, shipping and receiving, and other operations at the company. Sprockets and chains, […]


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Harrisburg, PA (Law Firm Newswire) December 12, 2011 – One of Central Pennsylvania’s’ most successful personal injury and workman’s compensation law firms, Freeburn & Hamilton, announces the opening of new local offices in Lancaster and York. The Lancaster office is at 8 North Queen Street, 4th Floor, phone number is 717-392-0877. The York office is located at 135 South Duke Street, phone number 717-845-3265. The expansion has been motivated by a growing demand to serve clients throughout Central Pennsylvania, and to provide convenient and timely service to accident victims, including a company policy of making house calls. “When you have […]


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New Haven, CT (Law Firm Newswire) December 7, 2011 – Connecticut personal injury law firm Stratton Faxon recently obtained the highest pre-trial settlement in the state for a man injured by a construction accident that left him a paraplegic. The Connecticut trial law firm attorneys are poised to win $23.35 million for Benjamin Wohlfert that will help to pay for the extensive medical care he will need for the rest of his life. Wohlfert worked at a Stop & Shop work site in Canaan, Conn. while it was under construction under the job foreman, Gerald Bates. Wohlfert was a subcontractor […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) December 1, 2011 – Construction worksites are usually considered to be accidents looking for a place to happen. This case was no exception to that rule. “Anthony Marbach got up and went to work like usual the day of the accident. He figured it would be a day like any others; work hard, go home and crash and maybe spend some time online with friends. The 23-year-old construction worker was not expecting to be partially buried on the job,” outlined Daren Monroe, who writes for Litigation Funding Corporation in Southfield, Michigan. Marbach worked for a […]


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York, PA (Law Firm Newswire) November 16, 2011 – One of Central Pennsylvania’s most successful personal injury and workman’s compensation law firms, Freeburn & Hamilton, announces the opening of its eleventh local office, at 135 South Duke Street, York, PA. The phone number is 717-845-3265. The expansion has been motivated by a growing demand to serve clients in the greater York, PA market, and to provide convenient and timely service to accident victims, including a company policy of making house calls. “When you have an accident, there is no time to waste,” says firm founder Richard Freeburn, “Don’t jeopardize your […]


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Lancaster, PA (Law Firm Newswire) November 15, 2011 – One of Central Pennsylvania’s’ most successful personal injury and workman’s compensation law firms, Freeburn & Hamilton, announces the opening of its eleventh local office, at 8 North Queen Street, 4th Floor, in Lancaster. The phone number is 717-392-0877. The expansion has been motivated by a growing demand to serve clients in the Lancaster market, and to provide convenient and timely service to accident victims, including a company policy of making house calls. “When you have an accident, there is no time to waste,” says firm founder Richard Freeburn, ”Don’t jeopardize your […]


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Cleveland, OH (Law Firm Newswire) November 8, 2011 – Although a doctor can help after an injury, they still may not be able to get a patient completely back to 100 percent after a work injury. “Water cooler conversations, if they include medical issues, many times involve someone wanting to sue their doctor. Often it is workers recovering from an injury,” commented Christopher Mellino. Mellino is a Cleveland medical malpractice lawyer and wrongful death lawyer of The Mellino Law Firm LLC, in Ohio. “They are not happy that they are not completely healed as they were prior to their injury. […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) October 21, 2011 – When 18-wheeler tires come off a big rig, the results typically involve a gruesome accident. This case was no exception. “This reported case painted a very grim accident scene in which one woman died instantly and another managed to survive with just cuts to her arm,” said Brooks Schuelke, an Austin personal injury lawyer with Perlmutter & Schuelke, L.L.P. “The miraculous part of this accident was that the woman who survived was 82 years old. However, her daughter who drove the car was crushed by two truck wheels and died on […]


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New Haven, CT (Law Firm Newswire) October 19, 2011 – A recent inspection by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) found a Putnam filter manufacturing plant in violation of 29 workplace health and safety standards and a potential of $120,650 in fines. Tank platforms were unguarded and posed a risk of falling. Flammable liquids were not properly stored. And no safety program was in place for workers who entered storage tanks. “An employer can be held liable if they do not follow standard regulations and fail to provide a safe workplace for their employees,” said […]


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Harrisburg, PA (Law Firm Newswire) September 13, 2011 – Freeburn & Hamilton, P.C., Harrisburg PA personal injury lawyers are pleased to announce that its founder, Richard E. Freeburn, Esq., has received a Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating of AV, which means that he was and is deemed to possess pre-eminent legal ability and very high professional ethics. Only lawyers with the highest ethical standards and exceptional qualifications receive a Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating. Martindale-Hubbell Ratings were created in 1887 as an objective tool that would attest to a lawyer’s ability and professional ethics based on the confidential opinions of other lawyers […]


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Harrisburg, PA (Law Firm Newswire) September 12, 2011 – Freeburn & Hamilton, P.C., is pleased to announce that its founder, Richard E. Freeburn, Esq., has been selected to SUPER LAWYERS, 2011 edition, as one of the top personal injury lawyers in Pennsylvania. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process is multi-phased, and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. A statewide survey of lawyers who have been in practice for at least 5 years leads to the nomination of the best Pennsylvania […]


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Little Rock, AR (Law Firm Newswire) August 19, 2011 – Being a cop these days is not an easy job. The risks they take on a daily basis often see many injured in the line of duty. “Take this reported case,” said Michael G. Smith, an Arkansas injury lawyer and Arkansas accident lawyer, practicing personal injury law in Arkansas. “The officer was parked on the side of the road, doing traffic watches for a ticket campaign to warn drivers about speeding and other road hazards, when another car rammed into his cruiser.” The officer on duty had already flagged over […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) July 29, 2011 – Chicago is experiencing some of the hottest weather on record in the last five years. In 2010, 30 workers died from the heat. The U.S. Labor Department recently launched a national outreach campaign to protect workers from heat-related illnesses and death. Thousands of workers are affected by heat-related illnesses each year. If left unchecked, heat exhaustion can turn into heat stroke, putting a worker’s life in peril. Heat-related illness and death can happen in industries ranging from construction, agriculture, tourism, and even outside sales jobs. Employers must take steps to ensure […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) July 18, 2011 – Construction sites can be dangerous places. This story about a woman, killed by falling equipment on a construction site, is an example of safety issues and their deadly consequences. “In this instance, a 58-year-old woman was struck and killed by metal scaffolding that fell off a forklift. Although someone on site who saw the falling metal structure called out to warn her to move, she was unable to get out of the way fast enough. Although she was alive when she got to hospital, she died shortly after arriving,” said Robert […]


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Atlanta, GA (Law Firm Newswire) July 7, 2011 – Following too close on the highway is obviously a terrible idea. In this case, both truckers involved in this crash were charged. “These two rigs were on the highway, one of them carrying a heavy load of steel beams and the other carrying an unknown cargo, when the unthinkable happened. The trucker hauling steel beams lost control of his rig on snow covered roads. He skidded sideways across the highway and promptly jackknifed,” said Stephen M. Ozcomert, an injury lawyer in Atlanta, Georgia, who practices personal injury, accidents and malpractice law. […]


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Little Rock, AR (Law Firm Newswire) June 27, 2011 – The highways of the nation are crawling with traffic. Just about seven out of every 10 vehicles is a big rig. “It is not much of a surprise that big rigs accidents are quite common, not when you have as many of them on the roads as the statistics indicate – just about seven out of 10 vehicles are 18-wheelers. The more of these big guys you have, the higher your accident rates,” said Michael G. Smith, an Arkansas injury attorney and Arkansas accident lawyer, practicing personal injury law in […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) June 22, 2011 – The Third District Appellate Court of Illinois upheld a trial court’s ruling that a tractor-trailer driver and her company’s affiliates were liable for the deaths of two men and serious injuries of another. DeAn Henry was driving a tractor-trailer full of potatoes on Interstate 55 in Plainfield, Ill., when she realized that several vehicles ahead of her were not moving. She tried to stop her truck, but was unable to do so. Henry crashed into multiple automobiles, killing Joseph Sperl and Thomas Sanders, and injuring William Taluc. She was due to […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) June 20, 2011 – Asbestos exposure is dangerous. Few realize that secondhand exposure may also be deadly. “It’s a fairly well known fact that direct exposure to asbestos typically results in deadly diseases. What many don’t know or understand is that secondhand exposure may also result in death – a wrongful death,” said Brooks Schuelke, an Austin personal injury lawyer with Perlmutter & Schuelke, L.L.P. For people who work directly with asbestos, they run the very high risk of contracting mesothelioma and lung cancer. Mesothelioma, in particular, is highly aggressive and rarely leaves its victims […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) June 6, 2011 – A defective aircraft and wrongful death lawsuit will continue court proceedings in Illinois, ruled the Appellate Court of Illinois, First Judicial District, Sixth Division. Michael Russell flew an emergency medical service helicopter for Air Angels, Inc. throughout Cook County. He died when the aircraft he was piloting crashed. His family subsequently discovered that one of the helicopter’s drive-shaft bearings fractured, causing the tail rotor not to work. A French company, SNFA, made the allegedly defective part, and unsuccessfully tried to keep the case out of Illinois courts. SNFA makes custom tail […]


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