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Aggravated a Pre-existing Medical Condition While on the Job? Our Workers Compensation Lawyers Can Help.

A pre-existing medical condition complicates matters when it comes to payment for a current work-related injury. Compensation will likely be reduced because of the pre-existing condition. Thankfully, our workers' compensation lawyers are available to answer these and other important questions. Is the current injury related to a prior workers' comp injury? If so, then your employer must still cover your medical expenses and pay you for time lost from work.  If the new injury aggravated the prior condition permanently, however, then workers comp pays only the amount of the additional impairment. For that reason, using the same doctor you had for your...

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Electrical Accident Attorneys Discuss Equipment Touching Power Lines

Too often, construction equipment comes in contact with electrical lines, and powerful electrical currents pass through metal components to workers explains NYC electrical accident attorneys at the F&A injury law firm. When this happens, electrical injuries or fatal electrocutions may occur. Tires Explode Electricity's power was dramatically illustrated during an explosive incident that happened on Tuesday, May 30. According to the Ionia Department of Public Safety, a Michigan construction accident occurred at about 1 p.m. in the 100 block of E. Washington. Wood TV, a local media outlet, reported that the accident involved a truck used to haul gravel. When the driver raised...

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Workers Compensation Lawyers Discuss the Causes of Workplace Eye Injuries

Of all the parts of the human body, the eyes are the most vulnerable. A few sparks or flying debris impacting the eye can have life changing consequences. At the same time, eye injuries are among the most preventable. Prevention amounts to taking a few seconds to put on the appropriate eye protection. While eye injuries may occur because an employer fails to provide adequate protection, many injuries happen because of a failure on the part of employees to simply wear their eye protection. Eye injuries have a variety of causes. These include the following: Mechanical Trauma High-speed fragments of metal, rock, concrete,...

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Work Accident Lawyers Discuss Industrial Accident

A spokesperson for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) provided details of an industrial accident that happened on Friday, January 29. Clothes Caught in Machine A preliminary investigation suggests that clothes worn by a 57-year-old man got caught in a lathe in operation at the time. As a result, he was pulled into the machine, according to nj.com. Worker Does Not Survive The incident happened in the at a machine shop in Linden, New Jersey. A spokesperson for the Linden Police Department said that dispatchers received a call at 12:18 p.m. The caller reported that a man was not breathing. First responders arrived...

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