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Workers' Comp After Company Vehicle Accidents

Published June 27, 2018 by Brooks Law Firm

There are numerous fields of occupation that require an employee to travel regularly and in a company provided vehicle. Mail couriers, food delivery drivers, and even office clerks or interns are expected to hit the road every day. While out…

Independent Contractors Usually Do Not Get Workers' Comp - Why?

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Independent Contractors Usually Do Not Get Workers’ Comp – Why?

Workers’ compensation is a great way for most employees to gain benefits after being in a workplace accident. Liability is not a factor when filing a workers’ comp claim, so a hurt employee can still get financial aid even when they know their own mistake…

How OSHA's New Ruling Affects You

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How OSHA’s New Ruling Affects You

Effective August 10, 2016, employers in the United States are required to have a “reasonable procedure” for workers to report workplace injuries and illnesses in both a prompt and accurate manner according to the Occupational Safety & Health Administration’s (OSHA)…

Seeking Compensation for an Occupational Disease or Illness

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Seeking Compensation for an Occupational Disease or Illness

Many workers are exposed to dangerous substances, chemicals, and materials as part of their expected job duties. For employees in a medical field, they may spend the entirety of their work day around people who have contagious illnesses. When a…

How to Help Prevent Slip & Fall Accidents in Your Workplace

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How to Help Prevent Slip & Fall Accidents in Your Workplace

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) collects and records information and data related to workplace accidents all around the country. According to its findings slip and fall accidents are consistently the most common type of serious or fatal accident. In fact,…

Why Is My Workplace Injury Case Taking So Long?

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Why Is My Workplace Injury Case Taking So Long?

While many workers’ compensation claims are quickly resolved – typically within six months to two years – some may take longer. For example, if you suffered an injury requiring multiple surgeries over months or years, it is your lawyer’s job…

Preventing Machining Accidents with Lock-Out Procedures

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Preventing Machining Accidents with Lock-Out Procedures

Some of the most dangerous and deadly workplace accidents are caught-in/between and machining accidents. Workers caught inside or near heavy machining that activates unexpectedly may suffer a crush injury, head injury, amputation, and many other severe injuries. Most often, a machining accident happens when equipment…

Brooks Law Secures $900,000 Settlement for Injured Construction Worker

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Attorney Brooks Secures $900,000 Settlement in Construction Worker Injury Case

Construction can be a tremendously dangerous industry, even at the best of times. Between falls from great heights, heavy machinery, and falling debris, accidents that occur are likely to result in catastrophic injuries. Recently, our lead attorney Arinda Brooks represented…

Steps to Take After Being Hurt in a Warehouse Accident

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Steps to Take After Being Hurt in a Warehouse Accident

Warehouse careers are on the rise across America as more and more companies shift industrial jobs back to the States. With so many people employed in a warehouse of some make or size, the odds of a dangerous warehouse accident also increase….

Most Common Workplace Injuries

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Most Common Workplace Injuries

No matter what kind of work you do, there is always a chance of getting hurt, although the risk is far greater is some industries compared to others. According to the National Safety Council, a worker is injured on the…

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