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Eric T. Chaffin

New York Paperboard Mill Cited for Work Safety Violations

Carthage Specialty Paperboard Inc. was recently cited by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for serious safety hazards at their New York paperboard mill. OSHA opened up an investigation into the company after receiving a complaint alleging unsafe working […]

Bryan Pope

The Most Important Tool Construction Workers Need to Stay Safe on the Job

When it comes to construction site safety, there’s one tool above all others that can prevent injury and potentially save lives. It’s not a hardhat, a reflective vest or a pair of steel toe work boots (although the benefit of […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Oil & Gas Industry Found to Have High Rates of Severe Injuries

According to recent data released by the Energy & Environment News (E&E News), the oil and gas industry has “one of the highest rates of severe injuries in the country,” and by some measures, the highest. The Occupational Safety and […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Wisconsin Steel Pipe Company Cited for 13 Health & Safety Violations

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently proposed fines totaling $110,458 on a Wisconsin steel pipe manufacturer for alleged safety and health violations. OSHA investigators found evidence that employees were exposed to excessive levels of hexavalent chromium, which is […]

Scott R. Marshall

WORKERS’ COMPENSATION: The Dangers of Getting Treated “One Injury at a Time.”

There is often a fundamental misunderstanding among many medical providers who treat workers’ compensation patients who are injured on the job in the State of Florida, and it is wreaking havoc on workers’ compensation claims. Many times, when a physician […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Construction Worker Blames Scaffolding for Serious Fall

A California construction worker has received a $2.7 million settlement in a case he filed against White Cap Construction Supply, Inc., and its parent company HD Supply, Inc. The plaintiff claimed that he was seriously injured by the manufacturer’s defective […]

Jon Lewis

Need an attorney? Do you want a Mill or a Boutique?

So, you are in a car wreck, or you’ve suffered from medical malpractice, or a family member or acquaintance has been killed due to another’s negligence, or you’ve been defrauded or wrongfully treated by an insurance company.  What do you […]

Brett Emison

“Anyone Can Legally Say, ‘Eat Sh!t, Bob!'” (Or Why Tort Victims Aren’t The Problem)

Bob Murray runs coal companies.  He also sues people.  Prolifically.  And unsuccessfully (at least seven cases dismissed). In June 2017, John Oliver’s HBO program, Last Week Tonight, featured reporting on the coal industry.  When Oliver reached out to Murray Energy in […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Amsted Rail Cited for Safety Violations at Ohio Steel Plant

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently cited an Ohio steel plant for six repeat and 19 serious safety and health violations. These involve failing to protect workers from machine hazards, and failing to limit exposure to silica, a […]

Mark Bello

Injuries and Deaths Raise Questions About On-Set Safety

Back in the early days of Hollywood, a lack of regulation led to many on-set accidents and deaths. The alarming frequency of incidents led to safety protocols, but despite these regulations, making movies is still risky for actors and crew […]