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Does an employer’s accident history factor into a workers compensation claim?

Charleston, SC - Whenever someone is hurt at work, they can file a claim to be paid while they seek treatment and recover. Some jobs are more dangerous than others, and there may even be certain employers who have had a number of their workers…
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A crew escaped injury in Baton Rouge with the assistance of Louisiana firefighters.

Louisiana – March 17, 2021 Louisiana firefighters responded to a fire on a tugboat in the Mississippi River near East Baton Rouge Parish, forcing crew members to abandon the vessel. Early Wednesday morning, East Baton Rouge Sheriff's reported…
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Can nursing home workers obtain workers’ compensation benefits if they suffered an on-the-job injury?

Miami, FL—The nursing home industry is a large one that “employs approximately 2.8 million workers at 21,000 worksites.”1 Although nursing home workers have a right to work in a facility that “does not pose a risk of serious harm,”…
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Syracuse, NY Workplace Injuries and Workers’ Compensation Benefits

In 2018, the year for which the most recent data is available, there were 2.8 million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses reported by private industry employers nationwide, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The industries…
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Accident injuries may cause drivers to not be able to work in Boca Raton

Boca Raton, FL - Whenever someone is injured in an accident, they may have to deal with medical treatment, property and car repairs, and possibly stay out of work for days, weeks, or months. Lost income from not working for an extended period…
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Atlanta Georgia: An employee at Byron Explosives Company was airlifted to the hospital after a workplace accident.

According to Sheriff Terry Deese, an accident happened at Pyrotechnic Specialties Inc. in Byron around 10:40 a.m. on June 17, 2020.  Fire Chief Jeff Doles reported  a man was burned on his hands and face after a small explosion and flash fire…
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Nashville construction worker falls off of a scaffolding

A 16 year old man who was working part time on a construction site in Nashville died after falling off of a scaffolding.  Young victim who was not wearing safety equipment dies during his shift The incident happened at a job site for…
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Clayton Missouri area workers may be entitled to more workers compensation if they were injured or became sick while on the job

A bill proposed in Missouri was designed to help firefighters and other high risk occupations in the St. Louis area collect workers compensation money after being injured on the job. Firefighters are dying from cancer and other health problems…
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Greenville workers are entitled to compensation if severe weather causes injuries

Workers in Greenville County, South Carolina were exposed to severe weather and the possibility of harm when a tornado struck the area with wind speeds in excess of 100 mph.  Tornado disrupts businesses and destroys several structures The…
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South Carolina worker was crushed by a tree and required extensive treatment

There are some situations where workers are seriously hurt on the job. This is more likely to happen if they work in an industry with high risk such as those who handle heavy machinery and other dangerous equipment.  A news report for the…
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DPW worker died after falling into water at wastewater plant near Glen Burnie Maryland.

Baltimore city officials identified a DPW worker who was found dead after falling into a Baltimore wastewater treatment vat of water as Trina Cunningham. Cunningham was a longtime public employee of 20 years, and had been at the Patapsco Wastewater…
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Greenville area workers who have to drive every day are at risk for injuries

Drivers of various kinds of commercial and industrial vehicles are at high risk for injuries and accidents while they are working. An injured employee does have the right to receive their normal salary after they are hurt through the workers…
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Do I need a lawyer if my worker’s compensation claim is denied in Glen Burnie Maryland?

A worker was injured at a construction site near Glen Burnie when a rock pinned him down in a trench. A rescue team was able to free him and take him to the hospital for treatment of a leg injury.  If you have been involved in an accident at…
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Greenville workers at meat processing plants are at risk for catching coronavirus

A chicken processing plant in Greenville, South Carolina had to handle a situation where several workers got sick during the coronavirus pandemic. Several workers at chicken plant contract COVID-19 The House of Raeford Farms, located in…
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South Carolina worker injured at a meat processing plant required amputation

After a serious and life changing injury happens at work, it is imperative to get legal representation right away to plan a course of action. This allows the victim to receive workers compensation benefits and take other actions against the…
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South Carolina workers who were exposed to hazardous materials are still waiting on claim money years later

A number of workers in South Carolina are engaged in a lengthy process of receiving compensation for their work at nuclear sites in the area. Workers from nuclear site have waited years or died before claims were paid out  Many workers…