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South Florida Construction Workers Injury On The Job Helpline

Written by lisaspitzer. Posted in Construction worker news, Injured Worker News, Miami Workers Compensation Lawyer, South Florida On The Job Injury

Construction workers are a large part of the Key West, Florida Keys, Homestead, Miami, Hollywood, Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton, West palm beach ,Florida work force. Construction worker on the job injury occurs frequently in Monroe, Dade, Broward and Palm Beach Counties, as well as Ft Myers; Lee amd Collier Counties.

In South Florida construction workers are laborers working  in the construction of buildings or engineering projects,  highways and utility systems,  preparation of sites for new construction, and subdividing land for sale as building sites. New construction is a busy South Florida industry especially in the shopping mall and housing industry.

According to OSHA

Nearly 6.5 million people work at approximately 252,000 construction sites across the nation on any given day. The fatal injury rate for the construction industry is higher than the national average in this category for all industries.

Potential injury  for workers in construction include:

  •     Falls from heights,
  •     Trench collapse,
  •     Scaffold collapse,
  •     Electric shock and arc flash,
  •     Arc blast,
  •     Failure to use proper personal protective equipment,
  •     Repetitive motion injuries.

Other Construction Worker Injuries Include:   

  •     Exposure to dust causing lung disease, asthma and emphysema,
  •     Excessive noise and deafness,
  •     Excavation work,
  •     Cave-ins,
  •     Power tool injury,
  •     Vehicle collisions,
  •     Longshore and harbor worker injury,
  •     Collisions with equipment,
  •     Crushing injuries caused by equipment,
  •     Excessive heights and falls.
  •     Confined spaces,
  •     Exposure to lead,
  •     Exposure to asbestos, mesothelioma,
  •     Falling objects,
  •     Contact with electric current or wiring,
  •     Inhalation hazards,
  •     Fires,
  •     Explosions

According to statisticsconstruction workers have one of the highest rates of on the job fatalities in Florida.

If you or a loved one has been injured in the course of your employment in the construction injury call for a South Florida Construction law injury lawyer today.

Greater Atanta Workers Compenstion Lawyers For Toxic Substances, Occupational Diseases Lawyers

Written by lisaspitzer. Posted in Injured Worker News

Our Greater Atlanta For The Injured Worker workers compensation, on the job injury lawyers are experienced with toxic substance lawsuits. These lawsuits include occupational diseases and Toxic Torts.

Workers Compensation Lawyers For Toxic Substance Injury

Many workers are injured by  toxic substances in the workplace that become fatal. Diseases from environmental hazards include mesothelioma, asbestos-related diseases, and  fatal cancers. Job sites and specific industries are more prone to work injuries that include exposure to asbestos, welding fumes and other  toxic chemicals. Railrod workers are often exposed to toxic fumesand can receive compensation under the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA).
Breathing asbestos  and the resulting Mesothelioma is almost always fatal. Thousands of workers have suffered the effects of asbestos fiber exposure. Our asbestos exposure lawyers are here to help you with a  mesothelioma lawsuit.

Benzene Exposure Injury Lawyers

Benzene exposure results in the development of  leukemia or other blood-related diseases. Benzene, a known carcinogenic chemical  used in the manufacture of numerous products including:  dyes and detergents to plastic and rubber. Exposure to benzene can be fatal.

Our workplace injury lawyers also  represent occupational welders and  other workers whose job resulted in overexposure to welding fumes.  Inhaling welding fumesresults in  an illness called welder's disease akin to  Parkinson's disease.

Most Common Occupatioal Diseases

    Asthma,
    Histoplasmosis,
    Heart Attacks,
    RADS,
    Chemical Exposure lawyers,
    Chemical Hypersensitivity
    Dermatitis 

    Occupational skin disease lawyers
    Lead poisoning,
    Latex Allergy,
    Noise related hearing loss,
    Silicosis,
    Occupational respiratory diseases,occupational asthma, mesothelioma, asbestosis, lung cancer,lung disease

Call for a Greater Atlanta toxic exposure occupational diseases lawyer today.

 

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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Georgia Workers Compensation Injuries and Wrongfull Death, Workers Compensation lawyers

Written by lisaspitzer. Posted in Injured Worker News

 Workers compensation lawyers of Atlanta, Valdosta, Jonesboro, Columbus, Alabany, Savannah, Augusta, Macon, Jonesboro and all of Georgia to help with your workers compensation claim.

Workers Compensation Injuries

There are several types of injury related  accidents and  incidents in a Georgia workers compensation claim:

Incident Only Without medical intervention

This is when an employee slips or fall and injures himself and files a report with his employer. The claim goes to the insurance agency to be processed, the agency will decide if any claim is to be made and any benefits to be paid to you. They have to file in due time or face fines by state laws. A Georgia Workers Compensation lawyer can help you get a fair and just decision. You should see a physician as soon as yiu can to preserve your claim.

Medical Only Incidents with Doctor or emergency room intervention

If an employee has been injured and needs medical assistance, the cost are covered by the insurance agency. If the employee is injured beyond the benefits of the insurance agency then he is eligible for coverage of expenses beyond what the insurance does not cover. If you are underd the care of a doctor your employer and your employers workers compensation insurance company will have one of theor doctors evaluate you for your extent of disability and ability to return to work This is called an independent medical exam. You must have a georgia workers compenstion lawyer protect your rights.

Lost Time Workers Compensation Coverage will cover you when you have lost time form work

If  you is unable to get back to work due to on going medical conditions, he is covered under the law to collect workers compensation benefits. Three types of lost time coverage to consider if you’re unable to return to work. A workers compensation lawyer should be hired to protect your rights and the rights of your family. if there has been an on the job wrongfull death the family should hire a lawyer to protect their eligibility for survivor benefits

  1. Temporary
  2. Partial
  3. Death

Wrongful Death while On The Job Workers Compensation benefits

An untimely death can leave remaining family members in a difficult situation, emotionally, financially and legally. A wrongful death on the job can be considered part of  personal injury law. Death due to dangerous toxic substances is part of class action or tort law.

Leading causes for death on the job

Motor-vehicle accidents,
Violence and homicide,
Contact with objects and equipment ,

Toxic Injury and Wrongful death After Chemical Exposure to Hazardous Substances on the Job

Employers and manufacturers of industrial and household chemicals may be held accountable when employees suffer toxic injury after chemical exposure to substances such as the following:

  •     Benzene,
  •     Diesel fuel,
  •     Gasoline,
  •     Brake cleaner,
  •     Parts cleaner,
  •     Kerosene,
  •     Toluene,,
  •     Naptha,
  •     Thinner,
  •     Solvent,
  •     Asbestos, Mesothelioma,

Employers are responsible for providing proper training and implementing safety measures when employees must use dangerous chemicals such as these in the course of their jobs. Workers need to know that they are legally entitled to look at the MSDS (material safety data sheet) for hazardous substances that they may be exposed to on the job.

Seamen and Harbor Workers Injury and Wrongful Death, Injury at Sea

  • Failure to adequately hire, train, or staff the vessel.
  • Not providing proper or adequate gear, protective clothing, or equipment for the job.
  • Failure to follow or enforce safety measures, including the removal of safety features on machines.
  • Improper maintenance of the ship or its equipment.
  • Working in heavy weather.

Unseaworthiness can include:

  • Poorly maintained decks, gangways, and passageways, including slippery surfaces.
  • Dangerous or extreme work methods, including excessive lifting.
  • Inadequate crewing or undermanning of the vessel.
  • Loose or improperly stored lines, wires, and cables.
  • Defective hulls, rails, and bulkheads.
  • Insufficient lifeboats and malfunctioning emergency response gear.

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