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New News On Asbestos, Mesothelioma Lawyers, Mesothelioma Death

Written by lisaspitzer. Posted in Injured Worker News

For the Injured Worker mesothelioma Lawyers filing lawsuits for asbestos related Injury, Lung cancer

Pfizer May Be Liable in Asbestos Lawsuits

17 Apr, 2012 23:30 CET
While Pfizer Inc. may be best known for its contributions to the pharmaceutical world, a recent ruling in New York may lead to a renewed focus on the company’s past dealings with asbestos as well.
An NY federal appeals court recently ruled that Pfizer can be sued in asbestos ormesothelioma lawsuits in Pennsylvania that involve asbestos injury caused by the now-bankrupt Quigley Co. The company, which manufactured asbestos products from the 1930s until the 1970s, was acquired by Pfizer in 1968, business insurance reported.
Quigley – and, in many cases, Pfizer – has been named the defendant in 160,000 mesothelioma  and asbestos lawsuits that allege the company’s products harmed them. While a bankruptcy ruling regarding Quigley had initially imposed a stay on any of the lawsuits against Pfizer, the NY appeals court overturned the decision and ruled that the lawsuits could proceed.
For the injured workers mesothelioma lawyers are filing lawsuits for mesothelioma, asbestos related lung cancer.

Compensacion al Obrero, Abogados de Compensacion Al Trabajador de Florida Y Georgia

Written by lisaspitzer. Posted in Injured Worker News

Aboogados de Compensacion al Trabajador de Miami, Ft Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, Orlando, Kissimmee, Winterhaven, Tampa, Hialeah, Miami Gardens Florida and  Roswell , Sandy Springs, Lawrenceville , Canton , Atlanta  Alpharetta , Lithia Springs , Forest Park, Stockbridge  and Lilburn, Marietta, Dalton, Augusta and Athens Georgia. Acaba de sufrir una lesión en el trabajo y esa lesión le ha costado en varias formas: pérdida de salarios, cuentas médicas, o daño permanente.

Lesiones de Trabajo? , Reclamaciones de Sueldo, Absolucion Debido a lesiones,Malpractica Medica, Accidentes de Construccion, Equipos defectuosos, Beneficios temporaneos, y permnaentes, Acccidentes de Auto y Lesiones Personales,

  •     Los resbalones y caídas en el trabajo
  •     El estrés repetitivo, dolor de espalda y otras lesiones basado en ergonómico
  •     Abogados De Seguro Social.
  •     Los Beneficios del Seguro Social
  •     Absolucion Debido a lesiones,
  •     Accidentes de Construcción
  •     Mal funcionamiento de equipos
  •     Accidentes automovilísticos
  •     Lesiones por levantamiento y pinchazos en los trabajos de hospital o de enfermería
  •     Lesiones viajando al trabajo
  •     Accidentes de Construccion,
  •     Caídas en Obra de Construcción
  •     Accidentes de grúas
  •     Accidentes con Andamios
  •     Atropellado por Equipos de Operación
  •     Accidentes Eléctricos
  •     Derrumbe de foso
  •     Incendios y explosiones
  •     Accidentes de Soldadura
  •     Inseguro / Accidentes con equipos peligrosos
  •     Accidentes de explotación florestal
  •     Accidentes con soldadura fuerte
  •     Accidentes con cortes
  •     Accidentes de Ascensor
  •     Derrumbe de edificios
  •     Negligencia de Supervisor
  •     Mal Funcionamiento de máquina de picar
  •     Accidentes con máquina elevadora
  •     Accidentes con contenedor de basura
  •     Accidentes con pistol de clavos
  •     Accidentes con compresor
  •     Explosión del compresor
  •     Explosiones de gas

Por lo tanto, para que un accidentes tenga esta consideración es necesario que:

  •     Que el trabajador/a sufra una lesión corporal. Entendiendo por lesión todo daño o detrimento corporal causado por una herida, golpe o enfermedad. Se asimilan a la lesión corporal las secuelas o enfermedades psíquicas o psicológicas.   
  •     Que ejecute una labor por cuenta ajena (los autónomos, empleadas de hogar, no están incluidos).   
  •     Que el accidente sea con ocasión o por consecuencia del trabajo, es decir, que exista una relación de causalidad directa entre trabajo – lesión.

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workers Compensation Lawyers For the Entertainment Industry

Written by lisaspitzer. Posted in Injured Worker News

Workers' Compensation lawyers for the  Entertainment Industry

  • Amusement Park workers,
  • Casino workers,
  • Entertainment, theatrical,
  • Food , Beverage, Manufacturing
  • Horse Racing, Jockey,
  • Hotels, Motels , Resort workers,
  • Restaurant workers, cooks, waiters, waitress,
  • racers,
  • Sports Teams,
  • Bartenders,
  • Car Service,

Workers' compensation iawyers  for entertainers is a specialized field argueing with  insurance carriers who market to this industry. Workers Comp lawyers specializing in this industry deal with:

  •     Entertainers who are solo practitioners with no employees
  •     Entertainers who have personal assistants, back-up singers, band members, stage hands and bus drivers
  •     Entertainers who change venues on a frequent basis

Injuries for entertainers include:

  •     Transportation by bus and/or airplanes,
  •     muscle strains,
  •     lifting injuries,
  •     falling from heights,
  •     Stage trip and fall hazards,
  •     Sound injuries,
  •     Heat. injuries

Band members of entertainers have a much higher then normal rate of repetitive motion injuries like carpal tunnel. Safety precautions to prevent trips on stage, electrical shocks and overheating are standard precautions for entertainers.

Occupational diseases incurred by employees of entertainers include not only the repetitive motion injuries but also injuries to vocal cords and hearing.

Venues where injury occurs

  •     Night clubs.,
  •     Movie theaters.,
  •     sports arenas,
  •     parking and delivery,
  •     Movie production companies,
  •     Playhouses,
  •     Comedy clubs,

Transitional / Modified Duties, light Duty in the Entertainment Industry

While an entertainer-type personally may not be a good candidate, employees of the entertainer are good candidates for modified duty. Accommodating work restrictions for those individuals, particularly with a traveling entertainer is challenging. Consideration of temporary placement at the employee's home base with a non-profit agency would work well in this scenario. Reporting to work for a non-profit agency will keep an employee active and productive versus being at home focused on an injury and disability.

If there is an applicable union contract, be sure to review the terms to verify modified duty is not prohibited or restricted. Other options include:

  • Stage Hands:  Modify tasks to match restrictions to the extent possible using another person to help with heavy lifting or tasks beyond abilities identified. 
  • Musicians:  If restricted from playing, use the musician for music-related tasks or in assisting other musicians to prepare for performances.
  • Personal Assistant:  Consider an assistant working from home, coordinating matters telephonically on a temporary basis.
  • Read more: www.ReduceYourWorkersComp.com Entertainment Industry Employer Workers' Compensation Information / Resources — Solo Practitioners, Personal Assistants, Back-Up Singers, Band Members, Stage Hands, Bus Driver http://reduceyourworkerscomp.com/industry-entertainment.php#ixzz1sdTpKJ6M
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If you work in an entertainment industry and are injured on the job contact for the injured Worker to speak to a workers comp lawyer specializing in this industry

Injured Policemen, For the Injured Policeman

Written by lisaspitzer. Posted in Injured Worker News

Injured Policemen Need an Experienced Workers Compensation lawyer. Our policemen like firemen are our first line defense and help in all emergencies. An injured policeman must have his or her rights protected.

Police officers face tough challenges almost every day on the job. Officers also have to worry about those challenges turning into serious injuries. If you are a police officer who has been hurt on the job, you are entitled to recover workers' compensation benefits to help you with medical bills and wages until you are ready to return to work.

Police officer is one of the most hazardous jobs there is. According to national statistics the chance of being injured on the job is 11.7%. The number of injuries in 2009 was 50,800.

Working as a police officer, you’re putting yourself in potential danger each and every day.  The very nature of your business is to defuse potentially harmful situations.  And not only are the fatality rates for police officers high, as a profession, injuries are frequent. Below is a list of injuries police officers often get:

  • Hand and fingers
  • Open wound or laceration
  • Assaulted by another person, in particular from getting bitten by an offender
  • Occupational violence
  • Muscle & tendon sprains & strains
  • Assaulted by another person when restraining or arresting them
  • Knee
  • Chasing offenders on foot and falling over
  • getting out of vehicles onto uneven ground and falling;
  • tripping over objects on the ground;
  • arresting or restraining offenders;
  • from undertaking physical skills training/experience,
  • Muscle & tendon sprains & strains
  • Slips, trips and falls
  • Psychological  stressors
  • Mental stress and anxiety
  • Exposure to violence or traumatic situations 
  • Occupational stress
  • Shoulder
  • Muscle & tendon sprains & strains
  • Arresting or restraining offenders
  • undertaking physical skills training/experience,
  • wrestling and practicing handcuffing and crowd control
  • Manual tasks
  • Neck
  • Muscle & tendon sprains & strains
  • Vehicle accidents
  • Plant, machinery and equipment
  • Ankle
  • Muscle & tendon sprains & strains
  • Falling when getting out of vehicles;
  • chasing offenders on foot; tripping on uneven ground surfaces;
  • undertaking physical skills training/experience,
  • running and doing obstacle courses 
  • Slips, trips and falls
  • Face
  • Contusions, bruising and superficial crushing
  • Assaulted by another person when arresting or restraining them
  • Occupational violence
  • Chest (thorax)
  • Contusions, bruising and superficial crushing
  • Assaulted by another person when arresting or restraining
  • Occupational violence

Source: Queensland Employee Injury Database. Data current as at August 2008 and is subject to change over time. Based on accepted workers' compensation claims, excluding commuting claims, between 2000-01 and 2006-07 which resulted in a musculoskeletal injury.

Police officers are also faces with death on the job. If you are an injured police officer and require a workers compensation lawye call the for the injured worker, workers compensation helpline today.


Carbon Monoxide Poisoning on the Job, Workers Compensation Lawyers

Written by lisaspitzer. Posted in Injured Worker News

Carbon monoxide poisoning lawyers helping victims and families of  on the job injury from Carbon Monoxide poisoning. Serious Brain injury and wrongful death can occur from carbon monoxide poisoning.

Carbon monoxide is produced when fuels like gasoline are burned. Carbon monoxide is found in the exhaust of gasoline generators, chainsaws, water pumps, brush cutters and pressure washers. These are tools commonly used in the construction industry. Exposure to high levels of carbon monoxide fumes can lead to carbon monoxide poisoning, which can cause loss of consciousness and even death. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than 14 percent of all unintentional carbon monoxide fatalities in the U.S. occur in the construction industry. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention estimates 10,000 people seek medical attention for carbon monoxide poisoning every year in the United States.

Department of Labor on Work Related carbon Monoxide Poisoning


The following operations may generate or involve carbon monoxide and lead to worker exposures to this substance:

* The manufacture and transportation of carbon monoxide

Operations near furnaces, ovens, stoves, forges, and kilns when they are being fired up to operating temperatures; firefighting, particularly in mines; testing of internal combustion engines; operations near portable stoves

Use in organic chemical synthesis, particularly in the Fischer-Tropsch process for petroleum products; in fuel gas mixtures for industrial and domestic heating; as a reducing agent in metallurgical processes such as the Mond process for the recovery of nickel; in the manufacture of metal carbonyl catalysts Liberation of exhaust from faulty equipment on autos, buses, airplanes, and boats; use of compressed air in respiratory devices in industry or breathing mixtures in diving, when the air is supplied from reciprocating oil-lubricated compressors

Methods that are effective in controlling worker exposures to carbon monoxide, depending on the feasibility of implementation, are as follows:

* Process enclosure Local exhaust ventilation General dilution ventilation Personal protective equipment

Workers responding to a release or potential release of a hazardous substance must be protected as required by paragraph (q) of OSHA's Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response Standard

Symptoms of carbon Monoxide poisoning

  •     headaches
  •     dizziness
  •     nausea
  •     breathlessness
  •     collapse
  •     loss of consciousness

On the job carbon monoxide poisoning can cause severe injury, brain injury, injury to vital organs or in some cases wrongful  death.

For help contact the carbon monoxide poisoning lawyers of for the injured worker, Workers compensation helpline.

Mesothelioma Drug to Help Workers

Written by lisaspitzer. Posted in Stories and Sharing

CanBas Developing Mesothelioma Drug to Enhance Chemotherapy Treatment, Help for mesothelioma

Friday, Jan 13, 2012

CanBas Co., Ltd.,, a Japanese bio-pharmaceutical company that develops new cancer drugs that target the cell cycle, has received a boost from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in its research efforts to add to the arsenal of drugs available to fight malignant mesothelioma.

Mesothelioma is an aggressive cancer of the lining of the lung and abdomen that affects about 3,000 people in the U.S. each year. The mortality rate for mesothelioma is high, so more effective treatment options are needed to stop the progression of the disease.

The company’s lead product is a drug known as CBP501 that enhances the effectiveness of the chemotherapy drug Cisplatin, which is standard treatment for malignant pleural mesothelioma. CBP501, a synthetic peptide, enhances the toxicity of Cisplatin as it accumulates in mesothelioma tumors.

CanBas announced in January that the US FDA has granted orphan drug status to CBP501 for the treatment of malignant mesothelioma. The designation qualifies the pharmaceutical company for financial incentives for the development of drugs used to treat rare diseases. Without such incentives, drug companies have difficulty justifying the investment of time and resources necessary to bring to market drugs used to treat rare diseases that may have only a limited demand and therefore limited profit.

Currently, a randomized clinical trial is underway comparing the results of patients with advanced malignant pleural mesothelioma in the U.S., Russia and Argentina treated with the chemotherapy drugs Cisplatin/pemetrexed with and without the addition of CBP501.

Malignant mesothelioma symptoms usually don’t appear until decades after exposure to asbestos, typically 20 years to 50 years. Because mesothelioma is aggressive, doctors often do not diagnose a patient’s mesothelioma until the disease is well advanced.

For the Injured worker Workers Compensation lawyers for victims of Mesothelioma are here to help you if you have asbestos related cancer.  Our mesothelioma lawyers can help you if you have lost a loved one due to mesothelioma

Workers Compensation Fraud

Written by lisaspitzer. Posted in Injured Worker News

If any type of fraud is suspected on behalf of any of parties involved in the workers compensation claim, the victim has the right to seek corrective action and compensation for the losses they have suffered as a result. The victim can be the employer or employee. Workers compensation investigations are handled by the appropriate local, state or federal government agency that governs workers compensation laws. The federal government and most state departments have an appeals board who hears the evidence gathered in workers compensation investigations. The victims of fraud have the right to legal representation in these proceedings. Legal representation can be greatly beneficial for victims of workers compensation fraud because these experts have the knowledge and experience to maximize and protect a victims legal interests.
Workers compensation investigations of fraudulent activity can result in strict penalties for those who violate workers compensation regulations. Workers compensation fraud adversely affects the economy, tax payer dollars, public agency resources, and those individual victims of fraud. Therefore, workers compensation investigations can lead to misdemeanor and felony charges brought against the fraudulent or negligent liable party.

It is important to note that an employer commits workers compensation fraud if they unlawfully manipulate the facts in order to lower their workers compensation premium. This deceitful manipulation of the factors relevant to a workers compensation premium can include any falsification of facts, including the number of employees that are to be covered or the nature of their work. Paying a workers compensation premium is considered part of the cost of running a business, and is therefore considered wholly the responsibility of employers. Employers can be held legally liable for any breech of this requirement.

Workers' compensation insurance fraud occurs in simple to complex schemes that often require difficult and lengthy investigations.  For example, an employee either inflates the extent of his/her injuries, or simply fabricates injuries altogether.  At the other end of the spectrum, white-collar criminals, including doctors and lawyers, entice, pay, and conspire with other indiviuals in cheating the system through fraudulent activity and insurance companies "pick up the tab," passing the cost onto policyholders, taxpayers and the general public.

If you report workers compensation fraud by an employer, you may be eligible to receive compensation under the QUi TAM law.

But what is workers’ compensation fraud? Workers’ compensation fraud occurs when someone willfully makes a false statement or conceals information in order to receive workers’ compensation benefits or prevents someone from receiving benefits to which they might be entitled. Below are a just few examples of how workers’ compensation fraud can be committed. If, after reading these indicators, you feel you know someone who may be committing fraud, contact the Office of Workers’ Compensation’s Fraud Division at 1-800-201-3362,
Claimant Fraud

  • Malingering
  • Exageration of symptoms
  • Working while allegedly disabled and not reporting income 
  • Claiming a job-related injury that never occurred
  • Claiming a non-work related injury as a work-related injury
  • False Milage reports                                                                                                                             

Employer Fraud

  •  Underreporting payroll or misclassifying employees for lower insurance premiums
  •  Deducting premium dollars from employee’s wages
  •  Employer knowingly fails to have necessary workers’ compensation coverage

Medical or Health Care Provider Fraud

  • Providing unnecessary testing or treatment of injured workers to reap financial benefit
  • Billing for services or treatment never performed
  • Billing the workers’ compensation insurer and the workers’ health insurer for the same services