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Top Construction Related Work Injuries

seven men on stairs at construction site | Work injury attorney

The latest statistics from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration show that construction accounts for only 4% of workers in the United States, but for 21% of work-related deaths. More than half of these deaths in the construction industry were caused by the “Fatal Four,” which include falls, being stuck by an object, electrocution, and […]

Am I Covered by Workers’ Compensation?

man welding | workers compensation attorney

Both federal and state laws are in place that require all employers to have either workers’ compensation insurance or be self-insured. If you are hurt or become ill as a result of your work, you could be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits, including payment for medical bills and lost wages. However, under workers’ compensation protection, […]

Is Cell Phone Use Illegal in My State?

man sending text | distracted driving attorney

Distracted driving is defined as any activity that diverts attention from driving, including both talking or texting on your phone. In 2016 3,450 people were killed and 391,000 were injured in motor vehicle accidents involving distracted drivers. Many states now have laws against texting, talking on a cell phone, and other distractions while driving. Hand-held […]

Failure to Diagnose or Misdiagnosis

woman going into MRI machine | medical malpractice attorney

An estimated 12 million Americans are misdiagnosed each year or 1 out of 20 adult patients. According to an article released by CBS News, previous studies examining the rates of medical misdiagnosis have focused on patients in hospitals but a vast number of patients being misdiagnosed are being treated in outpatient clinics and doctors’ offices. […]

Adenovirus Outbreak Claims 10 Lives

arm with IV in hand | medical malpractice attorney

As of November 1st, New Jersey health officials have confirmed 10 youth deaths as part of a viral outbreak, known as the adenovirus, at the Wanaque Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in Haskell, New Jersey. The outbreak has been traced back to early October, although publicly the outbreak was revealed later. Spread through touching a […]