The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or OSHA, has issued its 2014 inspection plan, citing plans to specifically target workplaces where the highest rates of injury and illness occur. The Site-Specific Targeting 2014 program, as it is being called, will direct OSHA enforcement resources to these high-risk places of employment with a goal of reducing … Continue reading OSHA Issues 2014 Plan for Reducing Injuries at High-Risk Workplaces
The U.S. Department of Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited a Wisconsin manufacturing company, County Materials Corp., for 18 serious safety violations after a truck driver had his foot severed and femur crushed at a job site in Elderon, Wisconsin on September 19, 2013. OSHA’s investigation found that the incident occurred when a … Continue reading Wisconsin Man’s Foot Severed, Femur Crushed in On-the-Job Accident
After you or a loved one is injured on the job, you undoubtedly have many questions about work injury law. To help answer some of the questions you may have, the lawyers at Malman have compiled a list of some of the more commonly asked questions regarding workers’ compensation benefits. Q: How long do I … Continue reading How Long Do I Have to File a Workers’ Compensation Claim in Illinois?
Employees in any industry should be able to expect safe conditions at their workplace. Unfortunately, that is not always the case, and some industries are more predisposed to having on-the-job incidents than others. For instance, construction workers and factory employees are typically at a higher risk of being hurt while they’re at work than the … Continue reading Louisiana Worker Sues Over Alleged Workplace Forklift Injuries
In a 2013 a chemical fire at a Louisiana flavoring manufacturing plant, a worker was severely injured and burned. Now, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited the business owner—Carol Callahan, operating the business Natural Advantage—with 19 different health and safety violations. The proposed penalties for the violations total … Continue reading Louisiana Flavoring Manufacturer Cited After Fire Burns Worker
Emergency crews had to take three construction workers to the hospital last week after they sustained injuries on a job at N.C. State University, WRAL reports. Before their accident, the workers had been helping a crane operator to lift a steal beam at the school’s student center, when the platform on which they were standing … Continue reading Three Men Injured in Accident at Construction Site in North Carolina
In many personal injury cases, liability may seem clear depending simply on how and where a person was injured, but it isn’t always a simple determination. There are many factors to consider in more complex cases if you want to pinpoint exactly who was responsible for an injury or wrongful death. Personal injury lawyers will be able to help you … Continue reading Determining Employer Liability When Employees are Irresponsible
Asbestos is something that many workers have to handle on a regular basis, but their employers usually provide them with the right equipment. Unfortunately, there are many instances in which workers are expected to work with asbestos without the proper precautions, exposing them to asbestos-related illnesses such as mesothelioma. Workers’ compensation attorneys are available to … Continue reading Getting Workers’ Compensation for Asbestos Exposure
If you have suffered from a work injury, you’re most likely eager to know how much and how long the workers’ compensation benefits will pay. There are several factors that determine how much you receive and for how long, including the severity of injuries, whether or not a case is open or closed, and the … Continue reading How Long Can You Receive Workers’ Compensation Benefits?
When you get hurt at work, there are probably a lot of questions you have. If you’ve been seriously injured, you probably have questions for your insurance company, your boss, and maybe even a lawyer. If you’re not sure if you need a lawyer, there are two major things that will help you decided on … Continue reading Should You Hire a Workers Compensation Lawyer?