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Getting a doctor's note after a workplace accident

Suffering a work-related injury can turn your life upside-down. The last thing many people want to deal with is the paperwork that comes with any visit to a health care professional. They figure someone will have records of what was said, done, ordered, prescribed and so on. In a computer. In a filing cabinet. Somewhere....

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Study finds link between hazardous material exposure & sarcoidosis

It's common for those who work in construction and other industrial occupations to regularly be exposed to silica, beryllium and other materials that could be hazardous to health. According to a recent study conducted by Dutch researchers and published in the journal Respiratory Research, occupational exposure to silica and beryllium can lead to an inflammatory disease...

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The Dangers of Working in Confined Spaces

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, about 92 workers die every year in confined space-related accidents on the job. Some of the people most at risk include those working in water towers, grain silos, vaults, storage bins and accessing electrical units. Also in danger are people who work in trenches and temporary structures. A...

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Workplace injuries often caused by falling off a ladder or great height

Attorney explains what you need to do to prevent work-related fall injuries Falling off a ladder or falling from a height remain one of the most common causes of workplace accidents, according to statistics compiled by the federal government. Fortunately, there are steps workers can take to prevent these serious workplace accidents, especially when it...

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Our attorneys are serving clients remotely during COVID-19

Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves recently issued a statewide stay-at-home order (Executive Order No. 1466) amid the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. As a result, many businesses have closed their doors and many residents have been urged to stay home in order to prevent the spread of this disease. Mississippi residents must still go out at times to...

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Is it dangerous to use earbuds at work?

Listening to music can help get you through the day. A good tune can make you dance. A song can fill you with emotion, boost your energy or change the way you think about the world. When you listen to music on earbuds or headphones while performing your job, however, you can put yourself at...

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Combustible dust: An often overlooked safety hazard

We rarely see dust as a serious workplace hazard. Sometimes, we see it floating through the air, building up on window sills and countertops. Dust is seen as more of a nuisance than a hazard, but it can be dangerous, under the right conditions. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) defines combustible dust as "a...

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5 occupations most affected by mesothelioma

Cancer caused by exposure to asbestos – known as mesothelioma – continues to haunt workers in Mississippi and across the country. The symptoms may not show themselves for decades. Workers in the greatest danger You may think of asbestos as an outdated threat to workers because many companies stopped using the mineral in the 1980s,...

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