Injured stuntman considers negligence lawsuit

A stuntman for Broadway’s “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark” is considering filing a negligence lawsuit against the show’s producers after he says he suffered a concussion, whiplash, and two holes in his knees due to unsafe aerial acrobatics.

He suffered whip lash, a concussion, and two herniated discs after he says a computer-controlled aerial acrobatics sent him flying into a wall on April 5th. He also claims that his acrobatics were not recalibrated for him after he filled in for another stuntman.

As a result, he says he made 70 hard landings during shows and rehearsals that created a 9-millimeter hole in his left knee and a 1.4-millimeter hole in his right knee.

If you have been injured in a workplace accident, contact the workplace accident lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. at 877-327-2600.



Repairman falls to his death

A worker repairing a disabled elevator fell to his death on Friday morning after he fell nearly ten stories down an elevator shaft. The 44 year-old man is believed to have lost his balance, causing him to fall. The death occurred in a thirteen-story office building in New York City’s Garment District.

Employees in the building did not see him fall, but say they heard a sickening sound when he landed on the first floor. First responders say the man was in cardiac arrest when they found him and immediately took him to Bellevue University Hospital, where he later died.

Our deepest sympathies are with the family and friends of the victim in this tragic accident.



Store Explosion Causes Injuries of Two Workers

A recent explosion at a North Dodge Hy-Vee store in Iowa City caused the injuries of one employee of the company and one private contractor.

The two men were in the basement of the store, attempting to repair a refrigeration unit. The explosion occurred a little after 9 a.m. Investigations into the cause of the explosion are still under way. The explosion did not cause a fire, however, the store had to be evacuated due to low levels of oxygen. The two workers were transported to a local hospital and are said to be in stable condition.

 If you or someone you love has been injured while on the job, please contact the Des Moines workplace injuries attorneys of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., at 877-327-2600.



Security Guard Injured While Trying to Stop Thief

A security guard employed at Menards, in Des Moines, was injured as she tried to stop a thief from fleeing the store.

The thief had stolen $400 worth of merchandise, when he jumped into the passenger seat of a getaway car in the store’s parking lot and ordered the driver to accelerate. The security guard then stood in front of the car, in an attempt to stop the thief from getting away.

She was hit by the car five times in her legs at a low speed. She then moved, and the car drove away. She suffered minor bruising on her legs.

If you or someone you love has been injured on the job, please contact the Des Moines workplace injuries attorneys of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. at 877-327-2600.



Railroad Companies Interfere with Injured Workers’ Benefits

Because of the extreme risks involved with working on a railroad, railroad workers are protected under the Federal Employment Liability Act, or FELA. However, it has recently been discovered that injured railroad workers may have difficulties recieving the full benefits they are entitled to under the act.

Under FELA, railroad workers only recieve compensation for injuries if it can be proven that the railroad company is at fault. In some cases, railroad companies have gone so far as to destroy evidence that would prove they are at fault and entitle the worker to benefits.

There have been 13 cases in which railroad companies have tampered with evidence and behaved dishonestly in order to deny employees the right to workers’ compensation.

If you need help with your workers’ compensation benefits or would like to know more about it, please contact the Des Moines workers’ compensation attorneys of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. at 877-327-2600.



Woman awarded workers’ comp after injury during smoke break

An Arkansas woman who slipped and broke her arm during a cigarette break at work has been awarded workers’ compensation benefits after taking her case all the way to the state’s Supreme Court.

Originally, the woman was was told that workers’ comp would be awarded for her injures. However, this decision was later appealed when it was challenged that she was taking a personal break and was not performing employment services when she was injured.

The Arkansas Supreme Court later affirmed the original decision of the Workers’ Compensation Commision by ruling that, since at the time of the injury the woman was waiting to pick up her paycheck as required by her employer, she was indeed performing employment services.

If you are facing difficulty receiving the workers’ comp you need for your injuries, contact the Des Moines workers’ compensation attorneys of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. at 877-327-2600 today.



Arkansas woman’s worker’s compensation case reaches Supreme Court of AR

The Arkansas Supreme Court this week ruled in favor or a Little Rock nursing assistant who was injured in a fall while on the job, ruling that she is eligible for workers compensation benefits.

According to court documents, in October 2008 the woman was returning to a mandatory work meeting after a cigarette break when she fell and fractured her left arm.

After she filed a workers compensation claim seeking medical and temporary total disability benefits, her employer rejected her claim. She then took them to local court, where an administrative law judge ruled in the woman’s favor.

The case was then appealed by the company, and an appeals court overturned this ruling. The woman then appealed her case to the Supreme Court where the original ruling was upheld.

If you are seeking experienced legal counsel regarding workers’ compensation, contact the Des Moines workers’ compensation attorneys of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. at 877-327-2600 today.



Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation files against city of Middleton

The Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation this week issued multiple citations against the city of Middletown following the death of a city worker earlier this year.

The worker’s death was caused by inhalation of nitrogen fumes during a routine sewer line inspection. The Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation alleges that the leakage was due to poor maintenance by the city and could have been avoided.

The 31-year-old worker opened a manhole on the 2500 block of Yankee Road on May 7 earlier this year when he inhaled the fumes. Three firefighters also inhaled the fumes and became ill while attempting to rescue the worker.

If you are seeking experienced advice when it comes to a workers compensation case, contact the Des Moines workers’ compensation attorneys of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. at 877-327-2600 today.



One killed, four injured in workplace accident

A fatal workplace accident occurred at Sewickley Wastewater Treatment Plant leaving one plant employee killed and four more injured after they tried to help their fellow co-worker.

The cause of the accident is unknown, but it is thought a gas of some kind was the reason for the tragic accident. According to officials, the man was working in a 30-foot hole when he attempted to climb out, but fell backward into the hole.

He then radioed in that he was feeling faint and workers responded to the call. Three more employees were faint after inhaling the unknown fumes. All four people were rushed to the hospital and three were treated and released while the other was pronounced dead.

Workplace accidents can change the lives of all people involved, our thoughts are with the friends and family of the victim.



Man Nearly Killed in Grain Elevator Fall, Company Ticketed

According to KIMT, “Last May, Keegan Henry, 17 of Nashua fell at least 60 feet from the top of the tallest silo at The Mill Incorporated at 102 Sample Street in Nashua.” The owner still claims he does not know what the worker was doing at the top at that time.

Now, the company has been ticketed by Iowa Occupational Safety and Health Bureau. KIMT reports, the company is being cited for “6 “serious” safety violations and proposing penalties of $5,100.

Employees took about an hour to located Henry below the empty silo. Henry is still recovering at a special center, and family members say he remains in a partial coma.

The company has not yet made a decision about whether to contest the violations.

The workplace can be quite dangerous, and one safety error on the part of your company can cause serious threats to your health. If you or someone you know has been injured on the job, contact the Des Moines Workers’  Compensation Lawyers at LaMarca Law Group, P.C., by dialing 1-877-327-2600 today.



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