Worker safety

Apr 01, 2019

Firefighters are at an Increased Risk of Many Types of Cancer – But what does workers’ comp cover?

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Today's post comes from Kristina Thompson at the Jernigan Law Firm. Firefighters are at an Increased Risk of Many Types of Cancer Seth Tinsley, a Charlotte firefighter of 11 years, died at the age of 34 as a result of brain cancer. He was diagnosed at the age of 29. His name is recognized [...]

Mar 13, 2017

NYTimes: 2 Years, 31 Dead Construction Workers. New York Can Do Better.

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Today's post comes from guest author Kit Case, from Causey Wright. On Dec. 23, on the Upper East Side of New York City, yet another construction worker died. His name has not yet been released, but he was the 31st to die on the job in the city in the past two years. He [...]

Jul 21, 2016

Port of Bellingham Ordered to Pay Injured Ferry Worker

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Today's post comes from guest author Kit Case, from Causey Law Firm.Seattle Times staff reporter Mike Carter writes that the Port of Bellingham has been ordered to pay $16M in damages to an Alaska Ferries employee injured in 2012. The verdict was returned Friday, April 1st, after a nine-day trial before U.S. District Judge Marsha [...]

Jun 16, 2016

NPR: Coffee Workers’ Concerns Brew Over Chemical’s Link To Lung Disease

By |June 16th, 2016|Uncategorized, Worker safety|0 Comments

Today's post comes from guest author Kristen Wolf, from Causey Law Firm.Heard on Morning Edition, April 15, 2016. Step into Mike Moon's Madison, Wis., coffee roasting plant and the aroma of beans — from Brazil to Laos — immediately washes over you. Moon says he aims to run an efficient and safe plant — and that starts [...]

Aug 04, 2014

Workers’ Comp Covers Work-Related Motor Vehicle Accidents

By |August 4th, 2014|Business Travel, car, Death, Safety, truck driver, Truckers, Trucking, Uncategorized, Worker safety, Workers' Compensation, workplace accidents|0 Comments

Today's post comes from guest author Todd Bennett, from Rehm, Bennett & Moore.Do you drive a company vehicle as part of your job? Many find themselves in the situation where they travel regularly, or on a special errand from time to time, as part of their job.  In the unfortunate scheme of things, if you [...]