Month: April 2015

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  • April
    24 2015

    Paralyzed Rider Spurs Trek Bicycle Recall

    An accident that left a cyclist in a wheelchair has spurred a Trek bicycle recall of nearly a million of the company’s bicycles. The product recall covers bicycles manufactured from 2000 to 2015. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission issued the Trek bicycle recall when news of the 2014 accident hit the press earlier this […]

  • April
    17 2015

    Study: Permanent Workplace Injury Leads To Higher Premature Death Risk

    A Canadian research study showed that workers who suffer from a permanent workplace injury have a higher risk of premature death. The Toronto-based Institute for Work and Health sampled data from 19,000 workers who suffered permanent workplace injuries. The study examined the physical, emotional, social, and psychological difficulties these workers encountered. The researchers found that […]

  • April
    10 2015

    Former WWE Wrestlers File Worker Injury Lawsuits

    While many viewers may consider the world of professional wrestling as “fake,” the allegations in a series of worker injury lawsuits against WWE are all too real. In January, two former WWE performers filed a potential class action worker injury lawsuit against the company. In early April, three more former members of WWE’s roster followed […]

  • April
    09 2015

    NY Court Examines Scaffold Worker Injury Lawsuits

    Judges with the New York Court of Appeals examined how two scaffold worker injury lawsuits fit within the scope of the state’s “Scaffold Law.” One of the scaffold worker injury lawsuits involved a worker who fell off a billboard while installing extenders. The other case regarded a construction worker who was installing insulation in the […]

  • April
    08 2015

    Airport Worker Injury Lawsuit Jury Awards $40M

    A former Seattle airport worker was awarded a $40 million verdict in his worker injury lawsuit. Brandon Afoa filed his worker injury lawsuit after he suffered paralysis and other life-altering injuries in a December 2007 accident at the Sea-Tac Airport. Jurors ruled that the airport was liable for 25 percent of the verdict, while four […]