Nail Penetrates Man in the Back of the Head

A construction worker is lucky to be a live after being penetrated in the back of his head by a three inch nail. Jeff Lupak, 45, was working on a construction site in Bismark, North Dakota when the accident occurred. Lupak asked a colleague to hand him a 16 gauge nail gun. In the process of receiving the nail gun, the gun fired hitting Lupak in the back of the head with a nail. Amazingly, Lupak said he felt no pain, just stinging pain and slight pressure in the back of his head. Lupak was rushed to a hospital in Bismark. He was then … [Read more...]

15% of WC Injuries Are the Result of a Slip and Fall

South Carolina Workers Comp Lawyers Fast Facts -Slip & fall injuries make up 15 percent of all worker’s compensation claims. -65% of lost work days are the result of a slip and fall accident. -22% of slip and fall incidents resulted in more than 31 days away from work. -24% of workplace slip and falls can be directly attributed to footwear. How to Proceed After a Work Injury Report the Injury: When you are hurt on the job , it is critical that you report the injury to your employer as soon as possible, but no longer than 90 … [Read more...]

South Carolina Nail Gun Injuries

South Carolina Workers Compensation Attorneys Nail guns are used on a daily basis on many construction sites, especially in residential construction. While nail guns may increase efficiency, they also result in tens of thousands of severe injuries each year. In fact, nail gun injuries are so common that a study of apprentice carpenters determine: • 2 out of 5 were injured using a nail gun during their 4 years of training. • 1 out of 5 were injured twice. • 1 out of 10 were injured three or more times. Not surprisingly, nail … [Read more...]

Burn Injury Recovery

South Carolina Burn Injury Lawyers Burn Injuries At Work Severe burns injury and death can occur on the job due to fire, exposure to heat such as steam or boiling water, and exposure to chemicals or radiation. The effects of a burn on children and adults alike can be devastating and even deadly. The South Carolina burn injury attorneys at Strom Law Firm will protect your rights. Burn victims may suffer muscle, bone, blood and tissue damage as well as subsequent pain due to injury to nerves. Burns can also be fatal. Depending upon … [Read more...]

Texas Employees exposed to Falling Hazards

(Texas)-The U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) cited a construction company with six safety violations after an inspection of the work site found employees exposed to several hazards while applying stucco to the exterior of a home. The OSHA report proposed penalties totaling $50,820. "This is not the first time [the company] has jeopardized the safety of its employees," said San Antonio OSHA Area Director Jeff Funke. "Exposing workers to possible falls is unacceptable and can have tragic … [Read more...]

Workers Compensation: Employer’s View

Your Employer Can’t “Punish” You for a Work Injury South Carolina Law is on your side, just ask the attorneys at The Strom Law Firm, LLC. As an injured worker, you may fear that your employer may retaliate against you for filing and seeking compensation for a workers’ compensation claim. Employees also worry about cooperating in the investigation of and/or testifying in support of an injured co-worker. In most states, employees have a legal right to be protected from workers’ comp retaliation. If you encounter retaliation from your … [Read more...]

Injured Worker Quick Facts

What You Should Know If You Are Hurt On The Job In SC: If you are injured on the job, you have 90 days to inform your employer of your injury. There are exceptions to the general rule, including situations where a disease or illness did not develop until after exposure. Once your employer is notified, you must file a claim with the Workers’ Compensation Commission within 2 years of the accident in order to receive benefits. If your check is late, you do have some recourse. South Carolina law requires your employer to pay you on time. … [Read more...]