Month: August 2015

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  • August
    28 2015

    Workers Compensation Fraud Case Costs Injured Carpenter $100K

    An injured Florida carpenter faces over $100,000 in medical bills due to alleged workers compensation fraud from his employer. Mike New was working on a house near Fort Myers when he fell off a scaffold. He broke several bones in the fall, including his sternum, a rib, and a vertebra in his neck. When he […]

  • August
    21 2015

    Texas Firefighter Seeks Workers Compensation In Cancer Battle

    A Dallas-are firefighter is seeking workers compensation to cover the costs of his battle with colon cancer. Keith Long filed a workers compensation claim citing that his colon cancer was caused by his exposure to toxic chemicals during his twenty-year career as a firefighter in the Dallas suburb of Bedford. Benefits administrators with the Texas […]

  • August
    14 2015

    Bumble Bee Foods To Pay $6M In Workplace Wrongful Death Settlement

    San Diego-based Bumble Bee Foods, makers of canned tuna and other food products, agreed to pay $6 million in a workplace wrongful death settlement. The amount is the largest workplace wrongful death settlement in California history. The company agreed to pay the amount to settle criminal charges involving a worker who died in a pressure […]

  • August
    07 2015

    Idaho Workplace Injury Lawsuit Cites “Radioactive Dust”

    An employee at an Idaho nuclear power plant has filed a workplace injury lawsuit alleging that unsafe working conditions in the plant made other workers ill. The nuclear operator at the plant claims that he and other employees were either provided with inadequate safety equipment, or none at all, while handling dangerous radioactive materials. Battelle […]

  • August
    04 2015

    Dallas Uber Driver Arrested For Sexual Assault

    A driver with the ride-sharing service Uber was arrested in Dallas on suspicion of sexually assaulting a female passenger. The Uber driver, named as 56-year-old Talal Ali Chammout, has been charged with following the victim into her residence and sexually assaulting her after dropping her off. Mr. Chammout has been held in the Dallas County […]