Category: Work Related Injuries


Injured at Work? Worker’s Compensation Sites for All 50 States!

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: March 14, 2012

Injured at work? An interesting, informative site will give you a good start.  All 50 States’ and D.C.’s Home Pages and Workers’ Compensation Agencies.  This site has Workers’ Compensation Sites for every state in the union as well as related state specific links. Additionally, there is a great website for the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (powered by the CDC) which provides a wealth of information for the prevention of illness and injuries at work.  Literally a ton of very valuable and potentially life saving information.

Workers’ Compensation? Personal Injury? or Both? Maximize Your Compensation

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: December 3, 2011

Through California’s Worker’s Compensation Laws injured employees are able to recover from the limited benefits of their employer’s insurance. But what happens in cases where an employee has sustained an on-the-job injury caused by someone other than the employer? Simply put, in addition to filing a workers’ compensation claim, the injured employee may sue this third party (i.e., other person or entity) in tort law. Third party cases may fall into categories such as traffic accidents, slip & fall incidents, defective products, defective equipment or the exposure to toxic substances and any number of other situations. If a worker suffers a significant injury,… Read More

Toxic Mold Symptoms Affecting Your Family and You

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: March 15, 2009

Do You or Your Family Have Symptoms of Toxic Mold?  Our homes are our sanctuaries, our safe place in this hectic world. What if your home is sick with toxic mold? Do you suspect that your house or apartment is sick with mold? If you, your children, spouse or housemates experiencing unexplained symptoms such as Memory Loss, Anxiety, Personality Disorders, Mood Swings Sore Throat, Shortness of Breath, Nosebleeds, Cough Abdominal Pain Hair Loss,Skin Rashes Fatigue Numbness or Pain in Extremities (arms, legs) Headaches Rectal Bleeding Tremors Fibromyalgia your living space may be infected with toxic mold. View Graphic Photos of Toxic Mold,… Read More

Ladder Safety: Videos, Photos and Links

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: September 7, 2008

The University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, has a common sense page on their site devoted to Ladder Safety. Click here to read the article wherein they discuss the following topics: Selection of the Appropriate Ladder Inspection of Ladder Prior to Use Proper Use of the Ladder Click Lowell Steiger’s Ladder Safety and Injuries Photo Album Video, Choosing the Right Ladder: Ladder Safety by Work Safe BC, is a video designed to highlight the important safety procedures associated with ladder use on construction sites. The video uses classic B&W comedic film footage and computer graphic simulations to illustrate safe ladder techniques. Here’s another Ladder Safety Video — graphic comedy… Read More

Top 10 Most Fatal Occupations – Link of the Day

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: August 31, 2008

The List Universe, a site to which I subscribe, e-mails its subscribers daily with top 10 (or 15) lists in a zillion categories. Since my law practice is mainly built on representing people who have suffered major injuries, or their families in the event of death, I found the The Top 10 Most Fatal Occupations to be of great interest. Clicking on each one of the occupations below and, where provided the additional links next to them, will take you to a link with more information (these links do not emanate from The List Universe but from other research). 10. Truck Drivers; OSHA (U.S. Dept.… Read More

Work Injuries Resulting From Negligent Third Party (Someone Other Than Your Employer)

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: April 20, 2008

Through California’s Worker’s Compensation Laws injured employees are able to recover from the limited benefits of their employer’s insurance. But what happens in cases where an employee has sustained an on-the-job injury caused by someone other than the employer? Simply put, in addition to filing a workers’ compensation claim, the injured employee may sue this third party (i.e., other person or entity) in tort law. Third party cases may fall into categories such as traffic accidents, slip & fall incidents, defective products, defective equipment or the exposure to toxic substances and any number of other situations. If a worker suffers a significant injury,… Read More

Roof Top Electrocutes Worker by Charles Samo, Safety Engineer

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: April 10, 2008

Thank you to safety engineer/expert Charles Samo for contributing this fascinating and informative article. Mr. Samo has been an expert witness in a multitude of litigation matters and can be reached at samoengr@sbcglobal.net. INTERESTING TIMES Have you ever wondered why birds resting on high and bare electric conductors do not get electrocuted? It is because the birds are not grounded or rather in contact with the ground. This is an interesting phenomenon. Whenever a person comes in contact with an overhead power line, if not in contact with ground, he or she is perfectly safe but as soon as a part of… Read More

Injured at Work? Worker’s Compensation Sites for All 50 States!

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: February 26, 2007

Injured at work? An interesting, informative site will give you a good start. All 50 States’ and D.C.’s Home Pages and Workers’ Compensation Agencies. This site has Workers’ Compensation Sites for every state in the union as well as related state specific links. Additionally, there is a great website for the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (powered by the CDC) which provides a wealth of information for the prevention of illness and injuries at work. Literally a ton of very valuable and potentially life saving information.

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