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Greg Jones

Why Should I Be in a Hurry to File my Workers' Comp Claim?

Filing early is the best way to not only protect your worker’s compensation claim. It is also the best way to get your claim accepted. Insurance companies are wary of almost every claim….

Greg Jones

The Great Insurance Lie?

Have a worker’s compensation case? Let me guess, the adjuster has told you there is no reason to hire a lawyer because worker’s comp benefits are limited and you’ll only end up…

Greg Jones

Yes…you still have a case even if you’ve been fired.

I have a number of injured worker’s who call seeking my representation but don’t believe they have a worker’s compensation case because they have been fired by their employer. My…

Michael Chandler

As Workplace Inspections Decrease, Workplace Danger Increases

“Poultry processors face few consequences when they ignore hazards that can kill and injure workers” begins a Charlotte Observer article in a series dealing with the dangers faced by poultry workers in North Carolina. The series of in-depth articles reveals the high price that is frequently paid by North Carolina poultry workers while the very people that are suppose to protect those worker’s…

Shannon Weidemann

Construction Accident Claims Life of Indianapolis Man

A construction worker was killed in a worksite accident in Westfield on Wednesday. The 36-year-old man was from Indianapolis. He was installing windows on a new home that was being built near the intersection of 169th Street and Carey Road. The victim was standing on scaffolding that was perched on a forklift. “The scaffolding tipped,” Marlow said. “He fell, approximately 10 feet, and…

Shannon Weidemann

Worker Killed in Queens Construction Accident

A construction accident in Queens killed a Department of Transportation worker last night. The worker was standing outside of his vehicle reattaching a trailer when he killed. Police said two DOT workers were towing a construction light tower when it dislodged from their pick-up truck at around 9:20 p.m. on the westbound Grand Central Parkway near exit 22 in Hollis Hills.The workers were…

Shannon Weidemann

Man Dies in Trench Collapse

A 42-year-old construction worker died in a trench collapse on a worksite in Phoenix, Arizona earlier this month. He was working on a new movie theater going in at a mall. The trench was around 6 feet deep. The worker fell in as the trench collapsed about 3 p.m. and was partially covered by dirt and concrete. He was pronounced dead at the scene, said Sgt. Joel Tranter, a Phoenix police…

Shannon Weidemann

Michigan Man Killed in Worksite Accident

A man from Corunna, Michigan was killed while driving a truck on a worksite in Lansing. Fill dirt was being brought to a site that is being prepared for sale. The worksite accident happened on Wednesday.”It appears to be an accident but we don’t know what created this accident,” said Township Police Chief Kay Hoffman.Authorities believe a dump truck owned by Burns trucking in Eaton Rapids had…

Shannon Weidemann

Construction Worker Dies in Fall From Roof

A man died after falling from a roof and landing on his back in Placida, Florida. The Sarasota County Medical Examiner ruled he died of bleeding from internal injuries.Emilio Diaz, age 31, was originally from Mexico and was living in Arcadia. The owners of ABC Construction, the company that employed Diaz, was unsure why he was on the roof because work had been completed there the day before. …

Staff Writer

N.C. Workplace Fatalities Continue at Last Year's Pace

According to a report from the North Carolina Department of Labor, called the Occupational Fatality Investigation Review, there have been 48 on-the-job deaths in the state during the 2006 fiscal year, which ends in September. In 2005, there were 72 workers who were killed while on the job in North Carolina, and there were 90 fatal work injuries in 2004. The report details all fatal work…