Thursday, January 8, 2009

Workers Comp: An Eye for an Eye

Pity the poor construction worker who got a sliver of metal in his eye which eventually led for the need to remove the eye.

Although the eye removal didn't happen right away, a good lawyer with a team of medical experts was able to get the worker compensation even though it was originally denied.

Nobody wants to lose an eye but this is a perfect example how workers compensation law works to benefit of the victim.

Find out more.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Free Consultation for Workers Comp Cases

Sometimes people are afraid to call a lawyer because they think they have to pay to play.

That's simply not true when you call Bulldog Lawyers about your workers comp. case. You can ask questions and get realistic answers over the phone.

The legal consultation is free and there is no obligation to continue so if you are injured at work -- call.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Workers Compensation and Mining Dangers

Mining is one of the riskiest ways to earn a living. Not only are there dangers associated with drilling through the earth hundreds of feet below the surface, but the health hazards posed by dust, machinery, and the small margin of error for mistakes contribute to the extreme chances necessarily taken by miners in order to get the job done.

The type of mine is critical when it comes to determining the safety of a miner. Underground metal mines have a fatal accident rate twice that of coal mines, while surface mines have extremely low rate of on-site deaths. The presence of machinery in close quarters, unpredictable geological formations under the earth, and a low chance of surviving an accident contribute to a higher death rate.

Miners can develop a fatal disease as a result of inhaling dust or toxic airborne agents. Improvements in safety technology combined with a greater awareness of the risks posed by coal and other forms of dust have managed to dramatically lower the rate of death among miners from this cause.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Workers Comp Law: Ohio Company Violates OSHA

It's no secret that a number of companies in this country keep violating OSHA safety regulations on a regular basis. One such company which has repeatedly landed on the OSHA bad boy list is Takumi Stamping Inc., located in Fairfield, Ohio.

The latest batch of charges against the company totaled 19 with a fine value that touches nearly $250,000. The company is charged with a variety of health and safety violations.

Takumi Stamping manufactures stamping and welding products which they provide exclusively for Toyota. Not only is Takumi in the process of expanding its operations, it also gets a tax abatement of $38, 000 per year for the next ten years. Right now, the company offers employment to nearly 300 locals and has 25 full-time positions.

In April, an OSHA inspection team found 10 safety violations which were considered serious, nine serious health violations and a number of repeat violations.

One of the most disturbing violations is that a number of employees were not properly trained to use the machinery. Worse still, they were not aware of the hazards of using certain equipment which were meant to be handled by only authorized personnel. No protection was given for the extreme noise levels and there were no proper lockout or tagout procedures. The latter violation can lead to amputation and in certain cases even death. The last time Takumi made the OSHA violations list was in 2003, with a list of 30 citations.

The company has 15 business days to either meet for an informal conference or contest the citations leveled against them.

Friday, January 2, 2009

Bulldog Workers Comp' Lawyers are Relentless

If you are injured on the job, the last thing you want to do is accept the workers comp decision that your employer put forth.

The next thing you want to do is hire a law firm without finding out what they have done for other workers comp victims.

If you think every law firm has the same clout as everyone else, you would be wrong.

Insurance companies know which workers comp law firms will settle for less and which workers com law firms will take the case to the mat.

Who do you want in your corner?