Persons engaged in chipping, hammering, crushing, loading and transporting rock products Persons involved in the sandblasting of buildings or old oilfield equipment involving concrete or other materials Persons who extensively saw, hammer, drill, grind, chip, or work with concrete or other rock substances Persons involved in the shipbuilding industry Miners,Read More →

Silicosis kills thousands of people around the world every year. It is estimated that nearly 2 million workers in the United States are exposed to crystalline silica, with several hundred thousand at dangerous levels. About 300 American workers will die with silicosis each year. In an extensive study conducted fromRead More →

Some of the types of railroad accidents are: Derailments Collisions with passenger vehicles Collisions with other trains Accidents due to mechanical failure State laws exist in order to determine if the carrier is liable for the personal injuries caused by the railroad accident. Most states find a common carrier liableRead More →

Children and the elderly are most at risk of being killed or injured in pedestrian accidents the majority of which are caused by driver negligence. Children are particularly at risk and most accidents occur in the late afternoon as children return from school. The following are areas of compensation thatRead More →

Nursing Home Quick Facts: Reports show that nursing home abuse, including instances of nursing home negligence increased 20% from 2001-2002. There are approximately 17,000 nursing homes in the United States caring for over 1.6 million older adults. More than 30 percent of the country’s nursing homes have been cited forRead More →

Motorcycles can be fun to operate, but they are also dangerous. Injuries from motorcycle accidents can be very serious. These injuries can include broken bones, facial injuries, road scrapes and burns, brain and head injuries, spinal cord injuries, and even fatalities. On average, approximately 2,000 motorcyclists are killed and moreRead More →

A recent study found that a group of welders who had Parkinson’s disease developed symptoms approximately 15 years earlier than did other Parkinson’s patients. Manganese Fact: In a recent case involving injuries caused by welding rod fumes in Madison County , Missouri , the plaintiff won a $1,000,000 verdict. EveryoneRead More →