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Jones Act Attorney Straight Talk: Dealing With Your Doctor
If you are a seriously injured Jones Act Seaman ,nothing is more important than your health. We recommend the number one critieria for your choice of doctor is getting the best doctor you can find. Meaning, a doctor that is going to get you as well as possible. Hopefully, back to work. If that is not possible, the best recovery possible. If you are an injured Jones Act Seaman you get one choice of a physician. You need to use it wisely. This article, by a Jones Act Lawyer, aims to help you...

Defense Base Act Zone of Special Danger: DBA Injuries Sustained During Recreational Activities
The Defense Base Act is different from most other workers' compensation schemes in that under the DBA, an injury is covered even if it was not incurred while working. For example, injuries sustained by DBA workers during recreational activities are covered by the Defense Base Act. In this article, a Defense Base Act Lawyer discusses recreational injuries that are covered under the Defense Base Act. Under the DBA, injuries resulting from reasonable and foreseeable recreational activities in...

Workers' Comp Lawyer: The # 1 Reason Why Workers' Compensation Claims Are Denied
The number one reason why workers' compensation claims are denied is the injured worker didn't report the injury. Time after time we have seen folks with legitimate injuries have their workers' compensation claim denied because they didn't report their injury. This article is by a Workers' Compensation Lawyer. If you have a serious work injury, you should hire an experinced Workers' Compensation Attorney. It's simple. The longer you wait to report your injury the more likely the workers'...

Longshore Third Party Lawyer Straight Talk: Longshore Third Party Work Injury Cases
What is a Longshore Third Party Work Injury Case? If you are seriously injured while working on the waterfront, you need to understand your legal rights. Most Longshore and Harbor workers realize that if you get injured at work you are entitled to Longshore workers' compensation benefits. However, most injured Longshore workers don't understand how much more you may be able to recover in a Longshore Third Party case. This article is by a Longshore Third Party Lawyer. Why You Need to Know If...

Jones Act Attorney Straight Talk: Barge Accidents and Jones Act Seaman
Barges can be extremely dangerous and deadly. Too often Jones Act Seaman are seriously injured in barge accidents. This article, by a Barge Accident Attorney, discusses barge injuries and Jones Act Seaman. If you or a family member is seriously injured in a barge accident, you should retain a seasoned Barge Accident Lawyer. Why Barges Are Dangerous Many barges are a flat-bottomed vessels. Barges are often used for sea, river and canal transport of heavy goods. Most barges are not...

Defense Base Act Attorney Straight Talk: DBA Presumptions - Why They Are Very Important To You
In this latest DBA Lawyer Straight Talk article we discuss Presumptions under the DBA. We often discuss Defense Base Act Presumptions because they are an important part of the DBA. Think of the issues covered by these presumptions as DBA case killers. Meaning they will end your DBA case if don't prevail on these issues. Read: you lose, go home, with no money benefits or medical treatment. In order to keep this from happening to you, we help you spot the issues, so to speak, so you have the...

Defense Base Act Lawyer Straight Talk: DBA Statute Of Limitations (Is Your DBA Claim Timely?)
Many Defense Base Act workers aren't sure about how much time they have in order to file their DBA claim. Here, a Defense Base Act Lawyer discusses the Defense Base Act Statute of Limitations. As always, if you are a seriously injured DBA worker, we strongly advise you consult with a seasoned Defense Base Act Attorney. What Is A Statute Of Limitations? A statute of limitations puts a cap on the amount of time that can pass between the time of your Defense Base Act injury until when you file...

Defense Base Act Lawyer Straight Talk: 20(a) Presumption - Or Why It Is Important To Tell The Truth
If you are a seriously injured Defense Base Act worker, it is important for you to know the law and procedure in DBA cases. The Defense Base Act falls under the Longshore and Harbor Workers Compensation Act (or Longshore Act). This is a section of Maritime Law. Most Defense Base Act Attorneys that are also Longshore Act Attorneys have been handling Defense Base Act cases for years before the United States started sending civilian contractors to Iraq and Afghanistan. The article is by a...

Defense Base Act Attorney Straight Talk: What Is The Difference Between Disability And Impairment?
The Defense Base Act is an extension of the Longshore and Harbor Workers Compensation Act. Two terms that are often used in Defense Base Act cases are "disability" and "impairment." In this article, a Defense Base Act Lawyer explains the difference between these two terms of art. We try and provide "DBA Straight Talk." Meaning, we provide information you need to win your Defense Base Act claim. Oftentimes there is confusion about the concepts of disability and impairment under the DBA. Under...

Workers' Compensation Lawyer Straight Talk: Workers' Compensation in the United States
Over 130 million private and public sector employees in the United States are covered by some form of a workers' compensation system. However, the rules, details, procedures and specifics of each state are different. In addition, there are federal workers' compensation programs. Such as the Federal Employees' Compensation Act (FECA), Longshore and Harbor Workers Compensation Act (LHWCA) and the Defense Base Act (DBA). Each of these federal workers' compensation systems also have different rules...

Product Liability Attorney - 15 Passenger Vans - Deadly and Dangerous Design Defect
It happens time and again. 15 passenger vans tip and roll and seriously injure or kill consumers. Why are these 15 passenger vans so dangerous? What causes them to tip over and roll so often? In this article, a 15 passenger van products liability lawyer explains why these vans are so deadly and dangerous to consumers. We also explain why you need a seasonsed product liability lawyer if you or a loved one has been seriously injured or killed by a 15 passenger van roll-over incident. Large 15...

Defense Base Act Lawyer Straight Talk: Winning the DBA Game of Attrition
The Defense Base Act provides workers' compensation benefits to employees working for defense contractors outside the continental United States. In recent years, there have been thousands of Defense Base Act workers seriously injured in Iraq and Afghanistan. This article is by a Defense Base Act Attorney. The DBA Is Liberally Interpreted U.S. courts have interpreted the DBA as being "liberally construed in conformance with [the LHWCA's] purpose, and in a way which avoids harsh and...

Jones Act Law - Using Your Jones Act Choice of Physician: Never Treat With The Company Doctor
We oftentimes see Jones Act seaman have their case sunk by choosing to treat with the company doctor. This article, by a Jones Act Lawyer, aims to keep you from sinking your case before it barely starts. Generally, after you are injured as a Jones Act Seaman, you are entitled to a choice of physician. Be very careful not to choose or agree to treat with a company doctor. Meaning a doctor chosen by your employer or the insurance company. Why? If the company doctor doesn't order needed tests...

California Uninsured Employer Attorney: What If My Employer Has No Workers Compensation Insurance?
? If you are a seriously injured in a work accident, things can be confusing enough even if your employer has workers compensation insurance. However, when you suffer a serious work injury in California and your employer does not have workers compensation insurance, then you may be uncertain as to what you should do. In this article, we discuss your options if your employer is illegally uninsured in California. In a nutshell, you have few options if your employer is illegally uninsured in...

California Third Party Lawyer: What Is A Third Party Work Injury Case?
? If you are seriously injured at work in California, you need to understand your legal rights. Most folks realize that if they get injured at work they are entitled to California workers compensation benefits. Most folks don't realize how unfair California workers compensation is to seriously injured workers. In a nutshell, California has some of the lowest and unfair workers compensation benefits of any State. Because California workers compensation benefits are so unfair, it is very...

Colorado River Boating Accident Lawyer: Boating Accidents On the Colorado River
The Colorado River is the longest inland waterway in the western United States. The Colorado River begins in the Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado. At the River's headwater, the Continental Divide forms the boundary between the Atlantic Ocean and Pacific Ocean watersheds of North America. The Colorado River flows through Colorado, Utah, Nevada, Arizona, and California. The Colorado River ends at the Gulf of California (Sea of Cortez), Baja California / Sonora, Mexico. It Is...

Workers Compensation Lawyer Straight Talk: Should I Wait To Hire A Workers Compensation Attorney?
? The workers compensation insurance company is providing all benefits. Should I wait to hire a Workers Compensation Lawyer? In too many instance, injured workers wait too late to get a Workers Compensation Attorney. They wait until after a crisis situation has arisen. Sometime, when this occurs it is simply too late. You should consider the following realities: You Are Literally At War With The Workers Compensation Insurance Company The insurance companies interests are far different...

Defense Base Act Attorney: The Biggest Misconception Injured Workers Have of The Defense Base Act
If you are an employee of a civilian contractor injured while working under a U.S. Government contract in Iraq, Afghanistan, Kuwait, or anywhere in the world, and you were seriously injured - - you and your family are probably concerned about your future. Civilian employees of contractors that support military and State Department operations worldwide usually fall under the Defense Base Act. The Defense Base Act is a federal workers compensation program for the employees of these civilian...

California LHWCA Lawyer: What Are Wages Under The Longshore Act?
? Wages are used under the LHWCA (ie., Longshore Act) in order to determine an employee's average weekly wage and compensation rate. Simply stated, the higher a workers average weekly wage under the Longshore Act; the higher their compensation rate will be. With a higher compensation rate, the injured worker will receive more money for their LHWCA case. Thus, one of the primary goals of an injured worker (i.e., "Claimant") in a Longshore Act case is proving the highest average weekly wage they...

California Overtime Lawyer: Just Because You Get Paid A Salary Doesn't Mean You Can't Get Overtime
One of the most common urban legends in California wage and hour law is the belief that people who are paid a salary are not entitled to overtime. Fact is, many California employees who are paid a salary are also entitled to overtime pay. You are entitled to overtime pay under California law unless you meet all of the requirements for one of the Exemptions. Under California wage and hour laws, overtime is defined as any hours worked over 8 hours in a day or 40 hours in a week. There is...

Scaffold Accident Attorney Straight Talk: Scaffold Accidents, Injuries and Deaths
Scaffolds are temporary platforms built by workers on commercial and industrial construction sites so the workers can work at heights out of their reach. Carpenters, chimney makers, painters, masons, bricklayers, miners, and electricians all use scaffolds to elevate themselves in their respective trades. According to OSHA, over there are over 75 scaffold accident deaths a year in the United States. And there are approximately 9,750 scaffold-related injuries per year in America....

California Product Liability Lawyer Straight Talk: What is a Consumer Expectation Design Defect?
? Some dangerous products are improperly designed or engineered, while others have manufacturing defects which lead to dangerous products. When you are severely injured while using a product in the manner in which it was intended to be used, the manufacturer must be held responsible, and you deserve money damages. Every State has different product liability laws. In this article we discuss California's product liability laws. Specifically, design defect based upon the consumer expectation...

Jones Act Lawyer In California: Assumption Of The Risk vs. Comparative Fault
Assumption of the risk is a defense brought by a Defendant to diminish or defeat an injured person's recovery. The assumption of the risk defense entails the Defendant proving that the plaintiff knew of a dangerous condition and voluntarily exposed himself or herself to the danger. The assumption of the risk defense derives from the common law. Under the common law, if the injured person assumed the risk, it was a complete defense. There Is No Assumption of the Risk For Jones Act...

Don't Hire the Wrong Third Party Work Injury Lawyer: 10 Important Questions
Some States, such as California, have the lowest workers compensation benefits in the United States. These States have workers compensation laws that are very unfair to seriously injured workers and their families. Because of this, for most seriously injured workers, the only way they are going to receive fair compensation for their work injury case is by successfully bringing a third party work injury case. If you get injured at work, you can not sue your employer. Generally, the only...

California Construction Accident Attorney Straight Talk: California Construction Accident Law
Construction jobs are some of the most dangerous jobs in California and the U.S. There is a very high rate of serious injury and fatalities in the construction industry. Usually, serious injury and deaths on construction sites are caused by negligence or dangerous products. Each year CAL-OSHA issues hundreds of citations for illegal and unsafe practices on California construction job sites. Time and again construction general contractors and subcontractors do not comply with established...

California Cruise Ship Attorney: Injured On A Cruise Ship? The Cruise Industry's Dirty Secret
California Cruise Ship Attorney: Injured On A Cruise Ship? The Cruise Industry's Dirty Secret When planning for a vacation at sea, few people consider what will happen to them if they are seriously injured on the cruise or if they become ill during the cruise. The cruise ship companies want their customers to focus on fun, good times and excitement. They don't want you to consider the seedy underbelly of the cruise industry. Before you go on a cruise you need to stop and consider what...

Boating Accident Attorney Straight Talk: Proving Fault In A Boating Collision Accident
Whenever there is a boating accident with serious injury or death their needs to be a legal analysis performed in order to determine who was at fault. Because, proving fault is the key to successfully prevailing in a boating accident lawsuit. Rules Of The Road: How To Determine Who Was At Fault In A Boat Collision "Rules of the Road," is a term used for regulations that govern the conduct of boats in relation to each other. In other words, in collision situations. The purpose of Rules of...

Work Traumatic Brain Injury: Attorney Advice On Getting Vital Treatment
Too often injured workers don't receive necessary medical treatment. Often, it is difficult for workers to obtain proper treatment when their injuries are open and obvious. It is even more difficult to receive proper and adequate treatment for brain injured workers. This is true for injured land based workers, maritime workers, Longshore Act workers, seaman and Defense Base Act workers. Traumatic Brain Injury In America Each year in the United States, approximately 1.5 million Americans...

California Wage and Hour Lawyer Straight Talk: Not Getting Your Meal Periods & Rest Periods?
? California has some of the most powerful, employee friendly wage and hour laws in the country. California's wage and hour laws are, first and foremost, for the protection of employees. This protection does not waver or diminish with tough economic times. Rather, these laws are intended to be a bedrock of protection and unaltered by any external forces such as an economic downturn. You Are Entitled To Meal Periods Under California Wage And Hour Laws Employees working more than 5 hours per...

Jones Act Lawyer Straight talk: Seaman Injured by Equipment - - A Case Study
Working aboard ships can be extremely dangerous. Sometimes crew members are seriously injured on ships. Seriously injured crew members and their families need to understand maritime law. In order to illustrate these points here is a Jones Act accident case study by a Maritime Attorney. The discussion includes a Maritime Law analysis. A Broken Deck Winch A crew member is injured by a defective deck winch. While trying to help the wire rope to spool in a level manner, his glove catches on a...

Product Liability Lawyer Straight Talk: Crib Injury and Crib Recalls
In the last five years, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has announced 18 recalls involving more than 9 million drop-side cribs. However, the CPSC's recalls have not been successful in removing millions of dangerous cribs from the marketplace and your homes. We know this because crib infant deaths and serious injuries continue to mount. We also know these infant deaths and injuries are completely preventable. Drop-Down Crib Recalls Keep Mounting In November 2009 infant...

Boating Accident Lawyer Straight Talk: Boat Sinkings, Liability and Determining Causation
The sea is incredibly unforgiving to the unprepared. This is especially true when a boat sinks. In almost all instances, a vessel sinking could have and should have been prevented. This article discusses common reasons why boats, in fact, sink. Finding out why a particular vessel sank is the first step in determining legal liability. That is, who was at fault and whether legal damages may be recovered in a boat sinking incident. Dockside Boat Sinkings Most recreational boat sinkings...

Disability Insurance Attorney Straight Talk: Own Occupation Disability Insurance Policies
Own Occupation Disability Insurance Policies An "Own Occupation" definition of total disability means the inability to work at your regular occupation - that is to perform the material and substantial duties of your occupation. Under this definition, total disability means the inability to work at your occupation. The "Own Occupation" definition is favorable to you, the insured. The Own Occupation definition recognizes that a loss of regular occupation usually results in a drastic drop...

Longshore Act Lawyer: Lawsuits Against Vessel Owners - 905(b) Vessel Owner Negligence
Longshore Act Lawyer: Lawsuits Against Vessel Owners - 905(b) Vessel Owner Negligence Longshore Act Lawyer Straight Talk: Lawsuits Against Vessel Owners The Longshore and Harbor Workers Compensation Act (LHWCA) is the federal workers compensation system for longshoreman and maritime workers whom do not qualify for seaman status. Generally, a worker that falls under the LHWCA or Longshore Act can not sue their employer if they are injured at work. Instead, they are limited to Longshore...

Personal Injury Attorney Straight Talk: Maybe You Don't Need A Personal Injury Lawyer After All?
? Here's a wild and crazy thought - - maybe you don't need a personal injury attorney. It depends. You need to know something. If you only have a few thousand dollars in medical treatment and you have fully recovered from your injuries, your case just doesn't have a lot of value in this day and age. These are called "soft-tissue" cases. Or sore neck or sore back cases. Juries don't award a whole lot of money in these sore neck cases. The tort reform public relations campaign waged by the...

Defense Base Act Lawyer Straight Talk: Why So Many DBA Claimant's Get Ripped Off
The Defense Base Act (DBA), created in 1941, extended the federal workers' compensation program for longshore and harbor workers. The DBA was initially extended to persons working on American military bases abroad. It was then expanded to most federal contractors working outside of the United States. The Act requires federal government contractors and subcontractors to provide workers' compensation insurance for their employees who work outside of the United States. The DBA Falls Under...

Injured On A Cruise Ship? A Cruise Ship Injury Checklist
Injured On A Cruise Ship? A Cruise Ship Injury Checklist Cruise ship vacations are supposed to be fun, adventurous and exciting. However, the fun and excitement can turn tragic quickly when someone is seriously injured on a cruise ship. When you are injured on a cruise you have a potential maritime law case. Maritime law is very, very different from state law. There are different rules and procedures under maritime law. Here is a "to do" list for passengers injured aboard a cruise...

Boat Explosion Lawyer Straight Talk: Proving Causation When a Boat Explodes
If you or a family member is seriously injured or killed in a boat explosion, you will need to prove legal causation in order to prevail in a boat explosion lawsuit. In this article we discuss potential causes of boat explosions. Boat Explosion Statistics Boating is an enjoyable activity. Unfortunately, the dangers associated with this pass time are oftentimes misunderstood, ignored or neglected. According to the USCG there were approximately 2,600 vessel explosions in America in 2009....

California Wage and Hour Lawyer: Overtime - Don't Be Ripped Off By Your Employer
You don't want to be ripped off by your employer. Under California wage and hour law, you are entitled to overtime pay. This Guide will help keep your employer's hand out of your wallet. WORKING OFF THE CLOCK With these trying economic times, more and more workers are being forced to forego pay which they are entitled to under California law. This is happening across America. Not just here in California. With high unemployment and so many over-qualified job seekers many workers feel...

Injured in a Tool & Die Accident? Tool & Die Attorney Straight Talk
Injured in a Tool & Die Accident? Tool & Die Attorney Straight Talk Mechanical press amputations are always preventable. This article is first intended to help prevent amputations. Second, to inform workers and their families of the safety issues they may face if they or a loved one has been seriously injured by a mechanical power press. Amputations are the most common type of injuries caused by mechanical power presses. These injuries occur due to point of operation...

Maritime Attorney - A Boat Passenger Injury Case Study
When you or a family member are seriously injured in a California boating accident, it is important for you to understand maritime law. This article is a case study of a passenger boating injury. A maritime legal analysis is performed in order to illustrate boat accident liability and maritime law principals. This is a case study of a recreational boating accident in California. However, the principals discussed here apply to all inland navigable waters of the United States of America. A...

Cruise Ship Accident Lawyer: A Case Study - A Cruise Ship Trip and Fall
Cruise ships are supposed to be fun and exciting vacations. However, sometimes passengers are seriously injured on cruise ships. Seriously injured cruise ship passengers and their families need to understand maritime law. In order to illustrate these points here is a cruise ship accident case study by a cruise ship accident attorney. The discussion includes a maritime law analysis. Grandmother Trips and Falls A Cruise ship has a raised metal partition track that runs right down the...

San Diego Workers Compensation Appeals Board - A San Diego Workers Compensation Lawyers Take
The San Diego Workers Compensation Appeals Board is where workers compensation cases are handled in California. Don't be fooled by the name. It says "Appeals" but it is really a trial court, only you don't get a jury. Instead, a Workers Compensation Judge decides whether you receive workers compensation benefits and how much. SAN DIEGO WCAB LOCATION: San Diego Workers' Compensation Appeals Board 7575 Metropolitan Road, Suite 202 San Diego, CA 92108 4424 A LITTLE ABOUT WHAT TO EXPECT The...

Boating Accident Law - Will a Limitation of Liability Action Sink Your Boat Accident Case?
? Maritime law is the law of the sea. Maritime law is very, very different from California State law. One of the peculiar parts of maritime law is the Limitation of Liability Act. Under the Limitation of Liability Act, if certain factual prerequisites are met, a shipowner can limit its liability for a accident to the value of their vessel. Stated differently, if you are seriously injured in a boat accident your recovery may be limited to the value of the boat that caused your injuries....

California Disability Insurance Attorney - Unum, Unumprovident, Provident Life & Paul Revere's
Based on publicly available federal court records, Unum, Unumprovident, Provident Life, and Paul Revere companies have been named in almost 5,000 civil actions concerning insurance from 2000 to the present. The conduct of these Disability Insurance companies has been beyond outrageous. Time and again they have unfairly denied Disability Insurance Claims. The following are findings of fact and law in a recent Federal Court Trial concerning Unum, Unumprovident, Provident Life, and Paul Revere...

How Do I Calculate My Scheduled Disability Under the Defense Base Act?
? The Defense Base Act (DBA) provides workers' compensation benefits to civilian employees working outside the United States on US military bases or under a contract with the U.S. government for public works or for national defense. Many DBA workers abroad have suffered serious permanent injuries. There are two types of injuries under the Defense Base Act: Scheduled Injuries and Unscheduled Injuries. This article concerns Scheduled Injuries under the Defense Base Act. Specifically, how to...

What To Do If You Are An Injured Worker That Is Laid Off From Your Shipyard Job
General Dynamics - NASSCO - is the largest shipyard on the West Coast. The San Diego shipyard has recently announced major layoffs. It is reported a fourth of the NASSCO shipbuilding work force are facing layoffs. Over 1,000 NASSCO shipyard workers are expected to be laid-off. And another 500 subcontractor employees also face being laid-off. NASSCO is the largest shipyard on the west coast. What does this mean to NASSCO employees? NASSCO has traditionally been one of the most hazardous...

Kemper Insurance Quagmire: Longshore Act Options
This article is Part 1 of 2 Parts. Part 2 is - - Kemper Insurance California Longshore Act Claims: What Else Can I Do? Recently there have been reports that Kemper Insurance Companies is headed for insolvency. Kemper Insurance wrote US L&H coverage in California. That is, Longshore and Harbor Workers Compensation Act insurance policies for California employers. Which raises the question: What do I do if I have a Longshore Act claim with Kemper Insurance in California? If this...

Don't Get Taken Advantage of by the Longshore Act Insurance Adjuster!
The Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act is the worker's compensation system for injured longshoremen, shipyard workers, and harbor workers in the United States. The Longshore Act is referred to as the LHWCA or US L&H. Some injured Longshoremen and injured shipyard workers believe they don't need a Longshore Act lawyer, they figure they can save money if they don't have to pay Longshore Act attorney fees. These folks might want to reconsider. Average Weekly Wage is perhaps the...

Toyota and NHTSA - Why you can't depend on the Government to protect your family
Toyota's sudden unintended acceleration defect is a case study in the relationship between government regulators and manufacturers. Specifically the role of the Government in regulating manufacturers in order to protect the public. Toyota Motor Corp. is now facing a blizzard of lawsuits concerning problems with sudden acceleration and braking, which have triggered about 10 million recall notices worldwide as of this writing. Which raises the question - - why didn't government regulations...

What Are The Principal Causes of Forklift Accidents?
? Forklifts are used all over California on construction sites and industrial settings. Each year, forklift truck accidents account for many severe injuries or deaths across California. Forklift accidents are usually very serious. Oftentimes, forklift accidents result in leg or foot amputations. A forklift is often the most dangerous piece of equipment used in a manufacturing facility, warehouse, grocery store, or construction site. Although heavy, their small size makes them prone to...

California Work Injury Attorney: A Case Study Analysis - - A Scaffold Accident
Seriously injured workers in California and their families need to understand California work injury law. In order to illustrate these points here is a workplace scaffold accident case study. The discussion includes a California workers compensation analysis and a California third party work injury liability analysis. A Case Study - Scaffold Collapse Accident Dizzy Scaffold, Inc. erected scaffolding so that work could be performed on an industrial tank. The scaffolding that was erected was...

California Boat Accident: Case Study - - Boat Hits Water Skier
If you or a family member are seriously injured in a boating accident in California, then it is important for you to understand how maritime law operates. This article is a case study of a vessel collision between a small inflatable power boat and a water ski boat that illustrates boat accident law. A maritime legal analysis is performed in order to illustrate boat accident negligence and vessel collision legal principals. This is a recreational boating accident in California. A Case Study...

California Third Party Work Injury Lawyer: A Case Study - Workplace Explosion
It is important that seriously injured workers and their families understand how California work injury law operates. In order to illustrate California worker injury law the following is a workplace case study for a fire and explosion work place accident in California. The discussion includes a California workers compensation analysis and a California third party work injury liability analysis. A Case Study - Explosion and Fire - - Death and Serious Burn Injuries Loony Demolition, Inc....

Third Party Work Injuries: a Primer for Seriously Injured Workers in California
California workers compensation benefits are some of the lowest injured worker benefits in the United States. If you or a family member are seriously injured on the job in California, your only chance to receive fair and just compensation for your work injuries is successfully bringing a Third Party Work Injury Lawsuit. 1. The First Rule for California Workers With Serious Work Injuries. The first thing you - the injured worker - must realize is the general rule: if you are seriously...

Jones Act Lawyer: Why the Law Allows a Seaman to Sue Thier Employer
"Seaman can't quit and go home like every other worker in America can if they encounter an unsafe situation at work." The Law Allows Seaman to to Sue Their Employer and the Vessel Seaman have the most powerful rights and remedies of any workers in America. A Jones Act Seaman can sue their employer/ vessel under the following legal doctrines: maintenance and cure, unseaworthiness, and Jones Act negligence. The Jones Act creates benefits for sailors which are very, very powerful. Seaman...

Jones Act Accident Checklist - How To Keep From Sinking Your Jones Act Injury Case
Most crew members that are injured on ships or vessels don't know their legal rights. Too often, injured seaman do or say things to lose their case. If you are an injured Jones Act Seaman, you need to take immediate steps in order to protect you and your family's future. You need to take steps to prevent losing your Jones Act lawsuit. Here is a checklist for injured Jones Act Seaman and others injured aboard ships, boats and vessels: 1. YOUR HEALTH AND SAFETY MUST BE YOUR FIRST CONCERN...

Conveyor Safety and Conveyor Defects
A conveyor is a mechanical material handling device that moves goods and materials from one location to another in a predetermined path of travel. Conveyors are especially useful in applications involving the transportation of heavy or bulky materials. Conveyor systems allow quick and efficient transportation for a wide variety of materials. Besides being productive, conveyors reduce the risks of back injuries, knee, shoulder and other orthopedic injuries. However, despite their benefits,...

Supplements, Steroids and Athlete's Roulette: Gambling With a Generation
Dietary supplements are a billion dollar a year industry. According to a recent National Health Interview Survey, about 114 million people  more than half the adult population of the United States  regularly consume dietary supplements. Many supplements are sold over the Internet, but they are also sold in mainstream nutrition stores across America. According to the Survey, the majority of people believe that supplements require government approval. Another common misconception is that...

Propane Turkey Fryer Hazards
Fried turkey tastes delicious, so it's understandable that in recent years propane turkey fryers have become increasingly popular. But at what price? Every Thanksgiving dozens of families endure Thanksgiving tragedy due to defective turkey fryers. Propane turkey fryers are so dangerous that the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has recommended against their use. According to the NFPA; the hot oil can cause devastating burns and destruction of property. The New York Fire Department...

Is Your Automatic Sliding Gate a Hazard?
? Automatic sliding gates are very, very dangerous to children and adults.Many homes, apartments and/or homeowner associations use automatic sliding gates for security reasons. Children and adults can be severely injured or killed if they become entrapped in the gates as they are automatically opened or closed. The injuries include cuts, broken bones, brain injuries and amputations. Many older gates do not have sensing devices or reversing mechanisms to prevent these entrapments. Some think...

How to keep your kids safe on Halloween
While Halloween is a fun family traditions in America, it is also one of the most deadly and dangerous. Daunting Halloween injury statistics should pose the real fright to parents on Halloween. Statistically, Halloween usually competes 1-2-3 with Fourth of July and New Years Eve for the most injuries and deaths. Your job as a parent is to try and keep your kids as safe as possible. Most parents know about candy tampering. However, many parents don't realize burns, pedestrian injuries...

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