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February 2014 Archives

Construction worker recovering in Los Angeles hospital

Working on a Los Angeles construction site requires that employees have physical stamina as well as requisite skills to do a job safely and competently. This owes to the fact that construction work has dangers inherent to its environment. One second a worker may be concentrating on hanging Sheetrock or pouring concrete, the next second he might find himself the victim of a construction accident. Life-altering occurrences such as this happen with disturbing regularity.

Toxic metals found in southeast Los Angeles County air

Los Angeles County residents have reason to feel concern about a recent series of air quality tests conducted in Paramount. The tests’ results show a disturbing level of toxic metals polluting the air. Carlton Forge Works, a local metal manufacturing company, has been pinpointed as the source of the problem. The levels of toxicity are likely warrant further studies into the possible risks of toxic exposure to those in the facility’s vicinity.

Workplace accident hospitalizes California worker

Los Angeles residents may have read about the San Bernardino warehouse worker that was hospitalized after her hand was caught in a conveyor belt’s roller. The workplace injury occurred at the Amazon distribution center, located east of Los Angeles County. The facility has been open for just over a year. A Cal/OSHA representative said the incident happened in early December.

Tesoro fireball, which killed 7, could have been prevented

Many California residents may remember hearing about the deadly fireball that erupted at a Tesoro refinery in Washington in 2010, killing seven workers. The seven workers were engulfed in a fire when a heat exchanger burst into flames while they were checking another for leaks. The refinery explosion has been labeled the deadliest in the U.S. since the 2005 explosion at a BP refinery, which claimed 15 lives and resulted in workplace injuries to 180 people.

Case Results

  1. $4.5 Million Settlement

    Medical Malpractice - Hypoxic brain injury during surgery.

  2. $2.9 Million Settlement

    Construction site accident resulting in cervical fusion

  3. 100% Permanent Disability Award

    Workers Compensation - Multiple injuries to State worker

  4. $1.6 Million Settlement

    Truck v. pedestrian accident resulting in multiple factures.

  5. $1.2 Million Structure Settlement

    Workers Compensation - spine injury with guaranteed payments for life.

  6. $1.2 Million Settlement

    Motorcycle v. car accident resulting in multiple fractures and scarring.

  7. $933,000.00 Settlement

    Child burned when table collapsed spilling scalding water from coffee um.

  8. $850,000.00 Settlement (Before MICRA)

    Medical Malpractice - Endotracheal injury during surgery resulting in death.

  9. $780,000.00 Settlement

    Disputed liability car v. truck collision.

  10. $500,000.00 Settlement

    Workers Compensation - Spinal injuries to delivery driver.

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