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Month: November 2012

What Falls Under Employer Responsibility?

November 30, 2012 | Workplace Injuries

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers owe a duty to their workers to provide a safe, healthy, and hazard-free working environment. The OSHA Act outlines hundreds of specifications for work site, tool, and equipment conditions in order to keep employees out of harm’s way while in the workplace. While the…

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Typical Car Accident Injuries

November 28, 2012 | Auto Accidents

According to the U.S. Census, a staggering 2.2 million people were injured in car wrecks in just 2009 alone. Typical car accident injuries can include everything from minor cuts and bruises to broken bones and severe brain trauma. Some of the most common types of injuries we see as a personal injury firm include:  …

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8 Tips to Prevent a Reckless Driving Accident

November 25, 2012 | Auto Accidents,Personal Injury Claims

According to the most recent U.S. Census reports, there are more than 10.8 million car accidents every year. Nearly 36,000 of those result in the deaths of drivers or passengers involved. Unfortunately, many of these deaths are the result of reckless driving and, had the drivers been operating their vehicle more carefully, could have been…

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How Third Party Insurance Affects Your Car Wreck Settlement

November 17, 2012 | Auto Accidents

When you’re the victim of a car accident, you may decide to file a claim in order to recoup your medical costs, car damages, and more. Unfortunately, these claims more often than not involve third party insurance – the insurance of the other driver – and are more difficult to seek compensation from. The third…

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What to Do After an Oil Rig Injury

November 9, 2012 | Workplace Injuries

Due to a shortage of employees within the industry, oil rig workers are typically forced to work long and strenuous hours, often in very hazardous conditions. Unfortunately, this puts them at an increased risk for injury. While an oil rig injury could be minor, such as burns, scrapes or cuts, all too often they are…

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6 Steps to Preventing an Oil Rig Injury

November 6, 2012 | Workplace Injuries

Oil rig workers have one of the most dangerous jobs in the country. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Oil and Gas Industry Fact Sheet, in 2008, 120 oil and gas workers lost their lives while on the job, with the most occurring in Texas, Oklahoma, and Louisiana. In 2007, more than 4,200 workers…

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Understanding OSHA Construction Safety Guidelines

November 1, 2012 | Workplace Injuries

The Occupational Safety & Health Administration is a branch of the U.S. Department of Labor. Created by the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, it aims to ensure safe working environments for all U.S. workers through nationwide regulations and standards. Though OSHA works to protect and ensure the safety of workers in all industries,…

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