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$2.6 Million Verdict Awarded in Diacetyl Exposure Case

In February, an Orange County, California jury awarded a $2.6 million verdict to a 38-year-old Tongan American man who was diagnosed with bronchiolitis obliterans as a result of a work exposure to diacetyl, a toxic chemical commonly used in the […]

Nick Avgerinos

E-Learning Brings a New Twist to Safety Training Programs

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) gives guidelines and requirements necessary for training employees, and imposes them particularly on companies whose employees engage in…

Nick Avgerinos

Nerves of Steel: Steelworkers Brave Steep Safety Stats

July was construction safety month, providing much-needed safety information for an industry with a consistently high accident rate, resulting in both injuries and deaths. But plenty of dangers…

Nick Avgerinos

Fighting Obesity for a Healthier and Safer Work Environment

Nearly two-thirds of Americans are obese or overweight, and while it is commonly understood how this unhealthy epidemic is dangerous for our nation’s health, there are lesser-known consequences…

Nick Avgerinos

Beating the Heat for Outdoor Laborers

The summer months require no stretch of the imagination to reach the conclusion that heat can be a danger to workers. While day care centers bring kids inside, athletes cut down on outdoor…

Nick Avgerinos

Finding the Last Straw: Workers’ Comp Cumulative Injuries and Causation

Finding the Last Straw: Workers’ Comp Cumulative Injuries and Causation

When you’re seriously injured, you know it. Most of the workplace injuries you hear about in the news are pretty…

Nick Avgerinos

Unlucky Break: Construction Workers Injured in Casino Ramp Collapse

We all roll the dice when we step outside each day; safety hazards are everywhere. But some of us have better odds than others; it largely depends on the type of work that we perform. As fellow…

Nick Avgerinos

Do Professional Athletes Have the Right to Workers’ Compensation?

While most of us can only dream of earning a living playing our favorite sport for a nation of fans and viewers for millions of dollars a year, we can certainly take an interest in the field…

Nick Avgerinos

IRS Ups the Ante on Mileage Rates: What’s the Deal for your Workers’ Compensation Case?

The IRS wants to give you money; even they recognize that the current gas crunch is seriously pilfering of your paycheck. And I’m not even talking about stimulus checks. The IRS announced an…

Nick Avgerinos

Teen Workers: How to Stay Safe this Summer!

Teen Workers: How to Stay Safe this Summer!

Remember what it was like to be a teenager? A false sense of invincibility, a dread of asking questions that might make you look dumb, and an…