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Nearly 6000 Workplace Fatalities Plague the Nation in 2005

The Bureau of Labor Statistics has issued its report on personal injuries in the workplace for 2005. The total number of deaths (5,702) is down a fraction from the previous year's 5,764….

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OSHA Protects Workers From Workplace Injury

The main statute protecting the health and safety of workers in the workplace is the Occupational and Safety Health Act (OSHA). Unfortunately, many employers shortcut OSHA standards exposing their employees and 3rd party contractors to significant increased risk of harm and workplace injury while on the business premises. Under OSHA, The Secretary of Labor may authorize inspections of…

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Do you have a claim beyond workers compensation?

Most injured workers understand that if they are injured within the course and scope of their employment, they most likely will be eligible for benefits under their states workers compensation system. However, additional compensation may be available . If a workers injuries are caused by an Intentional Tort, a claim against the employer for such an action may be viable. While such a claim is…

Nick Carroll

Preventing Construction Injuries After Katrina

As the Gulf Coast tries to rebuild after last years destruction by Hurricane Katrina, the Biloxi/Gulfport Sun Herald reports on the rash of injuries that can occur when communities try to put…