Fighting The Good Fight For Workers Worldwide

Every year since 1970, the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) has observed April 28 as Workers’ Memorial Day. On this day, businesses, unions and individuals around the world remember those who have been injured or killed due to workplace accidents. In 2014 alone, nearly 5,000 people lost their lives to…

The True Cost Of Workers’ Compensation

Have you ever wondered just how much workers’ compensation costs? If you have been injured at work, the thought may have crossed your mind, especially if you received compensation benefits. While paying benefits to one injured worker may be more than affordable for an employer or insurance company, paying hundreds of workers can quickly add…

Fracking Claims Another Life

With several days of extreme cold in a row, one of the high pressure lines at a fracking well in Colorado had froze. Three men were attempting to heat the line to free up the flow of liquid.  At some point, something went very wrong and the line ruptured. One man was struck by either…

Gautemalan Man Falls Into Industrial Dough Mixer

South Carolina workers’ compensation attorneys understand all too well that serious injuries or death can occur while on the job, even if the job is making tortillas. Such is the case for a Gautemalan man who was killed while working at Tortilleria Chinantla, a tortilla factory in Bushwick, Brooklyn, New York. The workplace fatality occured…

Grain Bin Accident Suffocates Man In Union County

For people who have never worked on a farm, a grain bin may seem like an innocent storage device. However, working in a grain bin is one of the most dangerous occupations on the farm. Many people die every year from suffocation working in grain bins. One man recently died in Union County in a…

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