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Worker’s Lawsuit Dismissed Under The Jones Act Clarifies Rules For Seamen

By Payer Law |

In the days of yore, the standard for determining whether or not a worker could sue their employer under The Jones Act was determined only by whether or not they were exposed to the perils of the sea. While this precedent had been established in one circuit, more recent Supreme Court cases required a… Read More »

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Workers Injured In Houston Chemical Leak Yet To Recover

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A disastrous chemical leak in Houston left two dead and dozens injured. Now, the injury lawsuits are coming in, accusing the company of serious negligence in the maintenance of its facility. The plaintiffs allege that the company that owned the chemical plant is guilty of negligence and gross negligence for allowing the leak to… Read More »

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Jury Awards $11.2M To Man Who Contracted Cancer From Dismantling War Ships

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A jury has awarded a Tacoma man $11.2 million in damages after he contracted terminal mesothelioma from his job dismantling WWII-era warships. The 75-year-old worked three years dismantling old warships for his company between the years of 1970 to 1973. He filed a lawsuit against his employer and the port. A jury returned a… Read More »

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Parents Sue Mall After Child Is Thrown From Second Floor

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The parents have sued a local mall chain after their child was picked up by a mentally disturbed man and thrown over the side of the railing. According to the parents who have filed a lawsuit against the mall, the man was on a do-not-enter list prior to the incident. Two security guards approached… Read More »

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Former Prisoner Blames Prison Health Care For Permanent Knee Problems

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A recently paroled prisoner has filed a lawsuit against the prison system and the health care company the prison pays to supply medical services to the prison. According to the lawsuit, the prison botched a knee surgery that resulted in permanent damage and limited his future prospects for employment. He says now that he… Read More »

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Man Sues After Being Fired For On-The-Job Injury

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A man has filed a lawsuit against his former employer after he says he was fired after acquiring an on-the-job injury. The man worked as a mechanic for the North Myrtle Beach city government for over 36 years before he was unceremoniously released by the company. He is suing for workers’ compensation retaliation, defamation,… Read More »

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Airport Worker Crushed To Death At O’Hare Airport

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OSHA is investigating an incident involving an airline mechanic who was crushed to death by heavy machinery. The man was found unresponsive beneath heavy machinery. He was later pronounced dead. A medical examiner ruled that the cause of death was crush injuries related to an “aircraft driveable pushback apparatus”—a vehicle that is hitched to… Read More »

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Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed Against Foster Care Facility

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A lawsuit has been filed against a residential care facility for foster children. According to the lawsuit, the facility failed to prevent a group of children from escaping, and one of the boys died. Other allegations include a failure to thoroughly report the absconding after it occurred. The boy is alleged to have been… Read More »

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Student-Athlete Releases And Personal Injury Claims

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As a student-athlete, your child may be forced to sign an injury release waiver. Indeed, these sorts of waivers are commonplace. As an example, you’re forced to sign a waiver every time you seek medical attention. However, the law permits you to sue your doctor. That is not necessarily the case with student-athlete releases…. Read More »

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Recent Case Throws Wrench Into Vicarious Liability Claim

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In general, when you are injured in an accident with a commercial vehicle, you can sue the employee’s company under the theory of vicarious liability. This is the essential bargain of corporate personhood. A corporation is allowed to act as a single entity with the rights of an individual, meaning that they can lie… Read More »

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