November 16, 2018

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Chemical Safety Measures at Risk in New Farm Bill

In April 2013, a major chemical storage and distribution facility in West, Texas exploded. The West Fertilizer Company was set ablaze as a result of arson, but it was how the company stored the chemicals that made the explosion so tragic. Fifteen … [Read more...]

Asbestos Poses Risk to Laborers

The labor force, primarily in the construction and renovation industry, are more at risk of asbestos exposure than most people realize. Though the EPA has banned the use of asbestos in construction materials, it can still be found in thousands of … [Read more...]

Burn Injuries: Radiation Burns

We you think of radiation burns, the first thing that comes to mind is probably nuclear fallout, but there are many other types of radiation burns. For instance, sunburn is a radiation burn and can be so severe as to be life-threatening. Long-term … [Read more...]

I was Injured in a Fight at Work. Can I Get Workers’ Compensation?

If you were injured in a fight at work, you may be able to receive Workers’ Compensation benefits, but it depends on a few important details. If you were the aggressor, you are not entitled to benefits. Generally, the fight must have been … [Read more...]

81 Colorado Workers Died on the Job in 2016

According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics’ National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries, 81 Colorado workers died as a result of injuries suffered while in the work place in 2016. This was an 8% increase in workplace fatalities from the … [Read more...]

Farm Laborers File Class-Action Suit Against Monsanto

On June 29th, a group of Monsanto corn-field workers filed a class-action lawsuit against their employer, alleging that, among other things, the major agricultural corporation had been paying its workers below minimum wage. Roberto Perez-Perez and … [Read more...]

What are My Rights if I was injured while driving my Employer’s Vehicle?

Have you been injured while you were driving your employer’s vehicle? Employees who are injured in a car accident while driving company cars are often confused about what their rights are when it comes to seeking compensation for their injuries. … [Read more...]

The Importance of Workers Compensation

Consumers have their mortgages, their auto insurance and probably some form of homeowner's insurance. They may have measures in place to protect their important documents and belongings as well as firewalls to protect their computers, all of which … [Read more...]

Coal Mining Injury Lawsuits

Coal mining is a major industry in states such as West Virginia and Kentucky. The coal mining industry provides energy to millions of people and employment to thousands more. Coal mining is also one of the world’s most dangerous jobs, with a death … [Read more...]

Falls in the Workplace

Workplace injuries can occur in many different ways. It is only natural to first think of accidents that may involve heavy machinery, power tools, or even motor vehicles that you use on the job when you have concerns about workplace injuries. … [Read more...]