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Injuries common among restaurant workers

If you work in an Alabama restaurant, you face certain job-specific hazards that differ from those employed in other industries. Many of the injuries suffered by food service workers across the state and nation are similar in nature, and many of them are serious and can have significant impacts on your overall quality of life. At the Sapp Law Firm, L.L.C., we understand how difficult it can be to stay afloat and provide for your family following an on-the-job accident, and we have represented many clients who suffered injury as a result of their hospitality industry jobs.

Diagnosed with black lung? Alabama miners deserve benefits.

Mining is an inherently dangerous profession. No matter what type of mining, the men and women who work in this industry face various risks every time they show up for work. These risks are due not only to the threat of an accident, but also because of the various illnesses linked with the mining profession.

Workplace hazards faced by Alabama health care workers

If you are one of many Alabamans who works in the health care field, you may have some idea about the types of job-related risks you face every time you clock in for work. At the Sapp Law Firm, L.L.C., we have a comprehensive understanding of the specific hazards you face in your line of work, and we have considerable experience assisting health care workers who suffer injury or develop illness on the job.

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.

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