The Washington State Department of Corrections must close down a 40-year old program staffed by prison inmates who have been tasked with removing asbestos from prison facilities. After determining that these inmate workers were exposed to hazardous asbestos dust, the Department of Labor and Indus...
[caption id="attachment_3997" align="alignright" width="300"] Westlake Park[/caption] Patrick Reddy, the attorney representing a concierge who was beaten by a mob in Westlake Park last summer, has filed a $450,000 claim against the city of Seattle for negligence in protecting the public from known ...
The long-anticipated and hotly-debated new documentary “League of Denial: The NFL’s Concussion Crisis” finally debuted last night on PBS, with public interest and critical attention at a fever pitch after ESPN (foolishly) tried to dilute the film’s impact but withdrawing its name and support...
[caption id="attachment_3511" align="alignright" width="300"] Texas A&M accidentThis photo provided by KBTX-TV shows damage to the Texas A&M University equestrian center on Saturday, June 22, 2013 near College Station, Texas. A portion of the equestrian center under construction has collapse...
Following this week’s devastating tornado in Oklahoma, workers may find themselves in a number of rescue and recovery operations. These general guidelines apply to many workers involved in evaluating and/or clearing damage on their worksites. However, some operations (including utility restoration...
Bloomberg recently ran a story titled Texas Explosion Seen as Sign of Weak U.S. Oversight; following that article, the Washington Post published another story posing the question: “Was lax oversight to blame for the Texas fertilizer explosion?  Countless other regulators, labor lawyers and worker...
Yesterday former Industrial Appeals Judge Wayne Lieb published an op-ed in the The Olympian titled "Republicans Attacking an Important Safety Net."  His article is reprinted in full below. March 07, 2013 Wayne Lieb is a former Industrial Appeals Judge and currently an attorney in Olympia, with mo...
Third-party claims are generally brought against private individuals or companies when their negligence caused your accident. Yet oftentimes a third party injury is more complicated that it may initially appear. Many such cases require methodical investigation and a far-reaching knowledge of third p...
Last month we reported on growing concern over head injuries in football and the rise in lawsuits against the NFL. The folks at Medical Billing and Coding have researched this phenomenon and provided us with the following facts and statistics regarding brain damage in the NFL: Football comes ...
Right now, unprecedented wildfires are blazing across Colorado and much of the United States. But thousands of federal firefighters who are working tirelessly to control the blazes do not have health insurance. Included in that group of uninsured firefighters is 27-year-old John Lauer, a member o...