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Wayne Parsons

Construction Worker Jobs Are the Most Dangerous In Terms of Injury and Death

What is the most dangerous job? The construction industry ranks first as the most hazardous occupation in the United States. I have written about construction site personal injury before in the…

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Austin, Texas Scaffold Collapse Results In Three Deaths At 21 Rio Condo Project Construction Site

Probably the worst fear at a construction site is the collapse of a scaffolding. Today I came across such a story out of Austin, Texas where a scaffolding collapsed at a project called 21 Rio Condo…

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Texas Voters Tell Their Lawmakers to Vote For Real Insurance Reform – TDI Sunset Bill, SB 1007

Today, Texas Watch is sending urging voters to ask their lawmakers to support pro-consumer amendments to the TDI Sunset bill, SB 1007. That Bill requires payment of reasonable medical expenses…

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Hawaii Boat Injuries To Crew: The Jones Act

When an employee on a ship is injured, the law that covers the injury is in the category of laws called admiralty or maritime law. A specific law passed by Congress that can be used for an injury…

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AIG In Another Scandal Over Denying Health Care Claims For American Workers Injured In Afghanistan and Iraq

Rep. Elijah E. Cummings (D-Md.) has recently said there were “serious deficiencies in the health coverage of civilian employees who have been injured while working overseas.” His outrage…

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Hawaii Headline: “Insurer punished for failing to pay claim”

Tom Finnegan reports that Kauai judge Randal Valenciano has ordered Hawaii Employers’ Mutual Insurance Company (HEMIC), an insurance company that advertises heavily in the Hawaiian Islands, to pay…

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Sam's Club Employees in Hawaii – Same As Wal-Mart Wage & Hour Violations?

In addition to the well known claims about Wal-Mart shaving time from their employee’s checks, the same management problems occured at Sam’s Club stores across the country. The allegations describe the process as a series of tricks used by Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club store managers to shave a few minutes here and a few minutes there from employee time cards. Often the amounts would not be noticed by…

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Who Pays My Medical Bills?

The scene repeats every day and every night. A reckless driver collides with your car and you have medical bills and maybe you can’t work for a while. Who pays?First, the other driver must pay if you prove that they were at fault but that may take a long time and require a lawsuit to be filed. But your own auto insurance will also pay your medical bills and wage loss immediately without getting…

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Medical Negligence – Protect Your family By Asking Questions

How can you find out if a doctor has made serious errors in the past? This question should be primary in the mind of anyone comtemplating a serious surgery. Most doctors have clean records and provide excellent care, but a few doctors are repeatedly having problems. How do you find out?First of all you can ask the doctor. There is nothing wrong with asking the doctor questions. If the doctor…

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Hawaii Trials – Why So Few?

Last year there were 16 total civil jury trials in state circuit courts in Hawaii, 4 personal injury motor vehicle and 8 personal injury non motor vehicle. Only 12 Personal Injury cases went to trial by jury in the entire state in 2005. So why are the insurance companies and doctors complaining about medical malpractice cases and asking for restrictions on med mal victims rights? For 20 years I…