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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) December 28, 2015 – The exact number of deaths in the construction industry in Texas is not known. Some are not reported. Some are poorly documented. Texas workers are moving targets, and proper documentation can mean the difference between a worker receiving medical care or having to fend for him- or herself. Every day in Texas is a workday for construction workers. They may be truck drivers, carpenters, plumbers, pipefitters or oil workers. They all face danger daily, such as truck crashes, falling from scaffolding, electrocution or serious hand and arm injuries. The federal government […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) November 27, 2015 – Truck wrecks are far more prevalent in the United States than many realize, with speed a causative factor. A Department of Transport (DOT) proposal may see speed limiters, or governors, installed on all trucks over 27,000 pounds. The proposal, a collaboration involving the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), to have a speed governor installed on all trucks that weigh over 27,000 pounds, has made its way to the White House’s Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The proposal was the result of […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) August 17, 2015 – There are a number of large U.S. employers striving, through lobbying efforts, to make it harder for injured workers to recover lost wages and obtain medical assistance resulting from on-the-job accidents. “The impact of changes of that nature would be catastrophic for workers,” said Brooks Schuelke of Perlmutter & Schuelke, PLLC, an Austin personal injury attorney who regularly handles workers’ compensation cases. “According to several recent reports, major corporations such as Safeway, Lowe’s, Walmart, Macy’s, Sysco Food Systems, Kohl’s and Nordstrom will be the primary beneficiaries of these changes.” The concept […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) July 13, 2015 – This San Antonio, Texas crash left one vehicle split in half, two dead and three seriously injured. Marijuana may have played a role in the accident. “Impaired driving can refer to being impaired by drugs,” said Austin, Texas car accident attorney, Brooks Schuelke of Perlmutter & Schuelke, PLLC. “It was later at night, about 11:30 p.m., when the 19-year-old driver of a red Lexus lost control of his vehicle. He was heading south on Highway 281 and the accident happened near 281 and Sonterra Blvd.” According to police and eyewitness reports, […]


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A federal jury in New York awarded $280,000 to Brandi Johnson, a plaintiff represented by Phillips & Associates, for her former employer’s use of the “n-word” in the workplace. New York, NY (Law Firm Newswire) September 6, 2013 – The case was brought against Rob Carmona and his employment agency, STRIVE East Harlem, by then-employee Brandi Johnson. Ms. Johnston had alleged that Mr. Carmona called her “the n-word” on more than one occasion. She recorded one four-minute slur-laden tirade after her complaints of a hostile work environment were not addressed by executive management. Lawyers for Mr. Carmona argued that, as […]


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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) August 26, 2013 – More than 500 military veterans participated in the National Veterans Wheelchair Games. The annual multi-event program features vets who compete in sports events using wheelchairs due to amputations, neurological issues or spinal cord injuries. Approximately 25 percent of the competitors competed for the first time. The games promote both national and world-class sports champions and also allow newly-disabled vets to meet and socialize with other wheelchair athletes and get introduced to other wheelchair sports competitions. “Events like the National Veterans Wheelchair Games are not only a good time for vets to […]


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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) August 19, 2013 – According to former VA Secretary Anthony J. Principi, the VA backlog of disability claims is due to the most recent policy decisions and laws that have burdened the system. Principi argued that current eligibility requirements are far more liberal than, as President Lincoln once charged, “To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan.” He said that the 50,000 veterans wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan who have filed for disability claims are not the reason the system is clogged, but that the system […]


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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) July 16, 2013 – Traumatic brain injury prior to combat duty may be partially to blame for the rise of veteran suicides. The unusual number of sports players who experienced TBI (traumatic brain injury) and later committed suicide, and the number of military vets who experienced TBI while in combat and later committed suicide, may not be a coincidence, say brain injury researchers. “Research on traumatic brain injury is of utmost concern right now for veteran disability advocates,” commented veterans disability lawyer James Fausone. A new study published in the journal JAMA Psychiatry has proposed […]


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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) July 9, 2013 – Though mental health support can literally save the lives of returning veterans, many must wait years for the help they need. A new study has determined that vets with mental health conditions including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depression typically must wait an average of two years after returning from deployment before their mental health issues are addressed by Veterans Affairs (VA). “When the vets do begin to receive mental health treatment, the study also found that care is often fragmented and not as effective as is needed,” commented veterans disability […]


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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) June 27, 2013 – More states are pushing to give disabled vets a much-needed tax break. In Michigan, State Senator Glenn Anderson (D-Westland) has introduced legislation to reduce taxes for his state’s disabled vets. His latest bill, Senate Bill 104, would allow local governmental units to exempt vets, who are 100 percent disabled, from paying local property taxes. Sen. Anderson’s bill is now going before the Senate Finance Committee. “It is heartening to see lawmakers push to give our country’s disabled vets a break to help them keep their homes,” commented veterans disability attorney James […]


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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) May 14, 2013 – One man thinks he can help lower the 82 percent U.S. unemployment rate for disabled veterans. He suggests that they learn watch-making. The Delaware Veterans Coalition, together with the state council of the Vietnam Veterans of America, is helping Sam Cannan open a school which will train vets how to repair watches – tuition-free. There is no other school like it. “Making and repairing watches is a dying art,” stated veterans disability lawyer James Fausone. “This is a vocation that may well be a good fit for a number of vets […]


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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) May 7, 2013 – Disabled vets are still waiting too long for medical benefits. In Seattle, Washington, 25,000 disabled vets are still waiting to receive medical benefits. According to a new report, it could take a year or more for those benefits to be processed. “There are at least 2.1 million claims for U.S. vets currently pending before the Veterans Benefits Administration,” commented veterans disability attorney James Fausone. “These men and women deserve to be better supported by their government, and not have to wait an egregiously long time for basic benefits to which they […]


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