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Worker That Lost Hearing Wins $3.8 Million Settlement

A man, who suffers with an abnormal sensitivity to sound following a chip mill accident, has been awarded over $3.8 million for his "unusual" personal injury damages, as reported by The ...

Florida Workers Trapped in Collapsed Garage

Today a parking garage under construction at the Miami-Dade college campus collapsed while construction workers were demolishing and rebuilding the structure. Fire officials rushed to the scene of the ...

Deadliest Jobs Include Driving

Did you know that some of the most dangerous jobs in American all have one thing in common? They’re all jobs that are performed from the drivers’ seat. The Bureau of Labor Statistics shows ...

Worker Burned in Electrical Fire

A fiber optics technician in Santa Cruz, California, was just doing his job when he was set on fire by an electrical malfunction. The 47-year-old works for CableCom LLC, and was tampering with wires ...

Workplace Accident Occurs Near World Trade Center

A workplace accident at the site of the old World Trade Center caused quite a scare last week. While nobody was injured, early reports had at least one fatality listed when a large piece of steel fell ...

Older Man Hurt on the Job

Police in North Carolina are still investigating the death of an older man that was killed on the job at a cotton gin. The 62-year-old victim was last seen operating a forklift to move around bales of ...

Man Suing Workers Comp Board over 35 Year-Old Injury

Rick Vail of Springton near Charlottetown is taking the PEI Workers Compensation Board to court, claiming that the act that governs the board is unconstitutional. Vail, now 65, was 29 when he was ...

Court Says Undocumented Workers are Eligible for Workers' Comp Benefits

In a controversial ruling, the Nebraska Court of Appeals upheld a lower court's ruling that an illegal immigrant who suffered an injury at the slaughterhouse where he worked is eligible to recover ...

W. Virginia Supreme Court Rejects Workers' Comp Claim

The West Virginia Court of Appeals has rejected a woman's workers' compensation claim who suffered an injury after tripping while she crossed the street during her lunch break. The court ruled that ...

Luisiana Legislature Passes Workers Comp. Bill

The Louisiana legislature has passed a new law requiring timely medical treatment for injured workers. S.B. 303, written by Sen. Neil Riser (R-Columbia), is intended to establish and enforce medical ...

Utah Supreme Court Finds Workers' Comp Law Unconstitutional

A state law limiting the amount of workers' compensation payments for people over the age of 65 (who also collect Social Security retirement benefits) was struck down by the Utah Supreme Court, which ...

Hotel Fined $40K for Failing to Provide Workers' Comp Insurance

Nevele Hotel in Ellenville, NY has been fined $40,000 for failing to provide workers' compensation insurance for its employees. Ulster County Court Judge Michael Bruhn ordered the hotel to pay $35,278 ...

Workers Exposed to Toxic Chemicals Will be Compensated

Former workers at a Pennsylvania chemical lab may be entitled to compensation under an 8-year-old law that compensates employees of former nuclear weapons plants. The U.S. Department of Labor recently ...

Lancaster County Doctor Files Workers' Compensation Lawsuit

According to LancasterOnline.com - Dr. G. Gary Kirchner testified recently in a Lancaster County court before a judge about how he contracted a serious infection last year. As the County's coroner, ...

Worker Sues For Back Injury

Just posted on the DailyHerald.com - A former employee of the Campton Township Highway District has filed a federal lawsuit for a back injury he claims to have received while on the job. He also ...

Los Angeles County Hospitals Working Hard to Treat Injured Metrolink Riders

Just posted on LATimes.com - 15 Los Angeles hospitals and facilities treated 86 of the 135 wounded passengers involved in the Chatsworth Metrolink crash on September 12, 2008. The rest of the 135 ...