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America’s most common construction site injuries

Every time you show up for work at an Alabama construction site, you face unique workplace hazards that those in many other industries do not. At The Sapp Law Firm, we assist many clients who suffer on-the-job injuries, and we understand how securing compensation to cover those injuries can help you navigate through your recovery process.

Why was your Alabama workers' comp claim denied?

If you suffered an injury at work, you know how important it is for you to get the benefits you need for medical care and other losses. In the event that your workers' compensation claim comes back denied, you may feel overwhelmed, frustrated and confused about what you should do next.

4 common causes of ladder accidents

If you regularly work as an Alabama painter, construction worker or in any number of other roles where you spend time on ladders, it is important to recognize the dangers that occupational ladder use can pose. At The Sapp Law Firm, we advocate for clients who suffer injury on the job, and we have a firm understanding of the types of injuries and hardships ladder falls can cause.

Alabama’s workers’ compensation law ruled unconstitutional

Big changes may soon be on the horizon for Alabama’s workers’ compensation system. Per AL.com, a circuit judge based in Jefferson County ruled one of the state’s existing workers’ compensation laws unconstitutional, and time will tell whether the ruling will be upheld by other courts and judges in the state.

Alabama’s auto boom poses risks for workers

If you are among the many residents working within Alabama’s burgeoning auto parts manufacturing industry, you may be well aware of the numerous stories emerging recently about safety issues, injuries and deaths at state manufacturing facilities. At the Sapp Law Firm, we have considerable experience representing Alabama employees and their families who are injured or killed on the job, and we have ample knowledge of how the state’s workers’ compensation system operates.

What long-term risks do firefighters face?

As a firefighter, you assume a certain level of immediate risk, but recent studies indicate firefighters across Alabama and the United States also face long-term health issues, some of which differ broadly from those faced by firefighters of yesterday. Per Fox 6, the Hoover, Alabama, fire department is among those modifying certain procedures with the hope that doing so will reduce the number of job-related health complications its workers face.

Tool that injured more than 50 still in use at Mobile shipyard

It has been dubbed, “the widow maker,” and yet it is still in use by an estimated 1,000 workers at an Alabama shipyard. Per RevealNews.org, employees at Mobile’s Austal USA Shipyard continue to use a dangerous, modified version of a saw blade because of its availability and affordability, despite the fact that it has injured more than 53 workers at the shipyard within a relatively short span.

What are some of today’s most common office injuries?

When you head to work every day in Alabama, you probably have some idea of the types of workplace risks and dangers you may face when you clock in. This is particularly true if you work in an industry known to be high-risk, such as commercial fishing or logging, but the workplace dangers faced by American office workers are not always as well-known.

New technologies meant to enhance safety for truckers, motorists

There is a battle brewing in the trucking industry between safety advocates and those looking to enhance the field’s profitability, and it is Alabama and the nation’s truck drivers and motorists who may suffer most as a result. Per BOSS magazine, 2014 was a harrowing year for commercial truckers, as it saw the number of truck-driver fatalities in America rise for the fifth consecutive time, with 761 truckers losing their lives on the job that year alone.

No relief for Alabama’s poultry workers

Workers in Alabama’s poultry industry are routinely denied bathroom breaks, and the problem appears to extend far beyond state borders. According to The Guardian, workers at a major Guntersville, Alabama, poultry plant were forced to risk their own health and safety in order to maximize efficiency and production. Furthermore, the dangerous working conditions at poultry plants have been largely underreported, due, at least in part, to the fact that so many workers in the industry are undocumented.

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