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Preventing Machining Accidents with Lock-Out Procedures

Published June 27, 2018 by Brooks Law Firm
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…

Employers Have a Duty to Keep Their Employees Safe

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Employers Have a Duty to Keep Their Employees Safe

Employees and workers of all types and in all industries have the right to assume they will be reasonably protected by their employers from harm and hazards. An employer who fails to take steps to create a safe work environment…

Can You Get Compensation for Pain & Suffering in a Workers' Comp Claim?

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Can You Get Compensation for Pain & Suffering in a Workers’ Comp Claim?

It is generally not possible to receive compensation through a workers’ compensation claim for pain and suffering. The only benefits one may receive through this claim are wage-loss benefits and medical expenses for the work-related injury. Pain and suffering usually refers not…

What Is The FACT Act?

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What Is The FACT Act?

In 2013, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency (FACT). By enabling this law, the personal information of individuals who were affected by asbestos would become a matter of public record. This also means that those…

Why Hire a Workers' Comp Lawyer?

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Why Hire a Workers’ Comp Lawyer?

If you have been injured on the job, you may be wondering what your legal rights are. At Brooks Law, we understand that you have many questions at this time about what you are entitled to. There are many factors…

Hazards & Workplace Injuries Encountered by Office Workers

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Hazards & Workplace Injuries Encountered by Office Workers

Workers’ compensation benefits should be made available to any eligible employee who becomes injured on-the-job. Just the concept of workers’ comp evokes imagery of “dangerous” occupations, like police officers or industrial crew members. The truth, however, is every employee in…

Common Workers' Compensation Terms Defined

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Common Workers’ Compensation Terms Defined

If you were injured on the job or you are suffering from a work-related disease / illness, you may need to file a workers’ compensation claim. Doing so, however, can be difficult if you are not familiar with the language…

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