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Amputations in the Workplace are More Common Than You Think

In 2016, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration released a report that showed that there were 10,388 severe injuries caused by workplace conditions in 2015. Of those 10,000+ injuries, 2,644 were amputations. That amounts to more than seven amputations in a single day. In collecting its data, OSHA only collected…

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What Injuries Constitute Disfigurement?

Some personal injury accidents result in such severe injuries that they are categorized as catastrophic. One such type of injury is any that result in disfigurement. The courts treat cases involving disfigurement much more delicately than other types of personal injury cases and, if the plaintiff can prove liability, will…

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Recovering Compensation for Work-Related Hearing Loss: It is Possible but Not Easy

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, approximately 22 million workers are exposed to harmful noise at work each year. In 2017, U.S. businesses paid more than $1.5 million in penalties for failing to protect their workers from harmful noise levels, and an estimated $242 million is spent each…

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