BP Argues Validity of Toxic Spill Workers’ Comp Claims

Texas Lawsuit Plaintiffs Allege BP Must Pay Workers' Comp Claims Due to Toxic Spill In February 2013, BP sold a Galveston, Texas-area refinery to Marathon Petroleum. However, some former employees at the plant filed a lawsuit two months later, claiming that injuries related to release of toxic chemicals at the plant led to serious chronic and potentially lethal health issues, and BP was responsible for the workers' comp claims to cover the long-term healthcare costs. "From November 10, 2011 through possibly early December 2011, BP … [Read more...]

Injured Spider Man Watches Show

Christopher Tierney plays the lead in the Broadway musical “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark” in New York. He was injured while on the job and intends to return to the theater, this time as a theatergoer. Tierney was discharged from the Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine on January 5, 2011 and has made plans to attend the show’s Friday performance, according to the show’s publicist Rick Miramontez. The star will return to the show a mere eighteen days after he fell from 35 feet. He was severely injured after his safety harness failed to … [Read more...]