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Diesel Exhaust And Lung Cancer

Posted by , on Feb, 2017

Recent studies have shown that people working in the trucking industry have a higher chance of getting lung cancer than those that are not involved in the industry. The study suggests that after 20 years has elapsed; people working in the industry have an elevated risk of diesel exhaust cancer and the risk rises year after year. The study included not only long haul truck drivers but others working in industries where they too were exposed to diesel exhaust, industries such as longshoremen and those who drive delivery trucks. The EPA report: Diesel fumes come from long haul trucks as well as large earth moving equipment, farm tractors and even family cars. Diesel exhaust is a toxic mixture of many chemicals including lead, cyanide, arsenic and more. These chemicals enter and accumulate in the lungs, high concentrations are known to be the cause of respiratory conditions; people suffering from asthma, heart disease etc will experience elevated conditions which, over time, can lead to lung cancer. Even back as far as 2002 the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) were reporting that long term exposure to diesel fumes was linked to diesel exhaust cancer. The trucking industries own study: The results of the EPA study were denied by diesel engine manufactures, claiming that the results were based on exhaust from older engines. The manufacturers went on to say that new generation engines generated far less exhaust. The EPA rebutted this statement saying the conclusions drawn were applicable to current day engines. The trucking industry sponsored study in 2009; the work records of over 31 thousand people involved in the trucking industry back to 1985 were examined. According to this study, over 4300 workers died and between 1985 and 2000, a fifteen year period, close to 780 deaths was attributed to cancer. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with diesel exhaust cancer you have valuable legal rights and may be entitled to compensation. To discuss your particular situation in detail you are invited to contact Hughes Law Offices LLC in Chicago, IL. 2 people like this post. Like...

You DO Need a Workers Compensation Attorney in Cedar Rapids IA...

Posted by , on Feb, 2017

You may not think you need a worker’s compensation attorney in Cedar Rapids IA but you do. If you have been injured at work, you are taking a risk by not protecting your rights. A worker’s compensation attorney in Cedar Rapids IA will ensure that your rights are always protected. You Are Not Really Fighting Your Employer A lot of people mistakenly believe that when they are injured at work, the outcome is largely up to their employer but the reality is that you are employer does not have much to say about it. Workers compensation is paid by insurance companies, that are powerful and willing to fight. The Insurance Companies The goal of any insurance adjuster is to keep costs down for the insurance company and typically it is at the sacrifice of the injured employee. When you are hurt at work it is the insurance company that will try to: Keep you from the health care you deserve Reduce payments Push you to return to work before you are physically able When you are injured at work, you are entitled the health care that your doctor recommends, not what the insurance company wants to pay for. Under law you are entitled to get medical care to treat your condition but the insurance companies often will fight you every step of the way or make it difficult to get the approvals to discourage you. They will try to reduce payments to you, delay payments and make it difficult to be compensated for your injury because it is their job to cut costs. Many people that have been injured at work have felt pressured to return to work before their doctors clear them. You need someone fighting for you and your rights, Currie & Liabo Law Firm can help! Be the first to like. Like...

What to do when the cops pull you over for a suspected DWI...

Posted by , on Jan, 2017

If you happened to get stopped by the police for suspicion of DWI (Driving While Intoxicated) it is important that you realize you have numerous rights, underneath Constitutional Law, which you must be alert to if you wish to restrict the consequences of the circumstances at hand. Should I Participate in the Field Sobriety Test? No, you don’t have to. You do have a Constitutional Right referred to as “The 5th” that will protect you from becoming compelled to be a witness against yourself, and this will protect you from becoming compelled to be involved in circumstances that will force you to be engaged with law enforcement in such a way which might cause you to suggest your own guilt. You should always take advantage of your own rights. A tricky decision sometimes must be made while stopped by an officer. If you know truthfully that you are not drunk, you must make a choice about whether to cooperate with the authorities under these circumstances, or not. Drunk or not, going home will beat going to jail. Odds are, if officers believe you are intoxicated, they probably are going to take you in to jail anyway; therefore, there really isn’t any advantage in participating in the “roadside test” and playing the “stand on one leg” game with officers. But what if I am not drunk? But, while a criminal lawyer talks about a DWI arrest prevention, he’s always certain to remind his clients that, as they might have the ability to beat a DWI charge in court with his guidance, they will not have the ability to avoid that ride to jail, the process of booking, and expenses related to bonding out of jail upon a charge for drunk driving. With this said, in some instances, cooperating with the authorities may be a good idea if you believe you may work your way out of the arrest; however, if you fail in these efforts, you will double the pressure upon your case by offering the police proof against you, that you did volunteer, as you made the decision to cooperate with DWI and DRE sobriety testing. For this reason, consult a criminal lawyer, who can be a staunch advocate of keeping your Fifth Amendment rights prepared to make clear when necessary. Be the first to like. Like...

Qué hacer en caso de Accidente con un Camión

Posted by , on Jan, 2017

Los accidentes que involucran camiones suelen ser serios e implicar cierta gravedad para quienes resulten partícipes del mismo. Especialmente si se trata de un peatón o alguien que viaja en un carro, las heridas pueden traerle muchísimas consecuencias, como altos costos médicos, pérdida de la posibilidad de trabajar, y con ello la consecuente falta de dinero para usted y su familia. Ni hablar de casos más severos como los que resultan en invalidez o muerte. Causas de Accidentes Las causas del accidente pueden ser varias, pero las leyes de Illinois obligan a los choferes a seguir varias reglas que de violarse podrían causar accidentes, como las que especifican que los conductores deben trabajar no más de una determinada cantidad de horas para no dormirse al volante, circular por ciertos carriles, tener verificación mecánica al día, etcétera. Muchas veces estas reglas no se cumplen, y por eso un abogado de accidentes de camión en Chicago, con experiencia, le ayudará a verificarlo. También puede que el conductor condujera bajo los efectos de drogas o alcohol. Cómo reaccionar si usted o un familiar se ve involucrado Cuando usted o alguien que conoce se ve involucrado debe inmediatamente contactarse con un Abogado de Accidentes de Camión en Chicago. Mientras su abogado llega lo ideal será que no deje que nadie intente persuadirlo, ya que es normal que quienes primero se acerquen sean las compañías aseguradoras, no hable con ellas, intentarán darle mucho menos que la indemnización justa que le corresponde. Luego si es posible tome o haga que tomen fotos de todo y anote todo lo que la policía diga o haga. Es conveniente tener testigos y hágase también con los datos del camión y camionero. Abogados con experiencia En Shea Law Group usted encontrará abogados con experiencia y será atendido los 7 días de la semana sea la hora que sea por profesionales de primera línea que se encargarán de que usted reciba  la indemnización pertinente que le permita afrontar gastos médicos, pérdida de días de trabajo, daños psicológico, y más. Un abogado de accidentes de camión en Chicago conoce las leyes del estado tanto como las leyes federales y verificará si se ha cumplido o no con todas las normas de seguridad. 1 person likes this post. Like...

Why You Need an Attorney in a Child Support Matter

Posted by , on Dec, 2016

Whether you are the payee or the payor in a child support matter it can be overwhelming. Every state has enacted their own rules and regulations over how you need to file, which you need to pay or will receive, and how and when support needs to be paid. Yes, local child support office is there to help you, but they are overwhelmed with the number of cases they need to deal with. That is why having the help of a child support attorney in Dallas, TX, can be very helpful. Peace of Mind A family law attorney, who is also referred to as a child support attorney, is there to protect your interests which can give you peace of mind. He or she will take on the responsibility to file all the paperwork properly and in a timely manner, will be there to answer all your questions and concerns, and will strategize any additional actions they need to be taken to gain a favorable outcome on your case. Having all your work filled out properly and filed correctly is extremely important since if that is not done, it only serves to drag your case out longer. Provides for the Best Interests of the Children Your attorney will see to it child support payments are enough to provide for all your children’s basic needs. As a single-parent, providing just the essentials such as shelter, food, clothing, and school expenses cannot be met unless a noncustodial parent is paying their share of the children’s support. Your child support attorney in Dallas, TX, can also provide that the child support payments coming regularly and on time. If that does not happen, he or she can petition the court to authorize sanctions against the noncustodial parent. If you are involved in child support matter, contact the Law Offices of Thomas P. Jackson. Be the first to like. Like...

Consumer Protection Under The Florida Lemon Law

Posted by , on Dec, 2016

When someone buys a brand new vehicle the last thing they expect is trouble. If your car is one of the one percent of all new cars built that turns out to be a lemon, you can look to the Florida lemon law for help. Which vehicles are covered under the law? If you buy a new vehicle, a demonstrator or a lease car where you are responsible for repairs and maintenance it is covered by the Florida lemon law for 24 months from the date of delivery. The vehicle must have issues which impair the safety, use or resale value. A vehicle in the context of the law is a car, truck or RV as long as the problem is chassis, not the living quarters. Preserving your rights under the law: Even though your vehicle meets the criteria, relief under the law is not automatic. To qualify under the law you must have maintained accurate records detailing the problem and the work undertaken to correct the problem. The work must have been done under a written repair order from a repair shop that was authorized by the vehicle manufacturer. Repair attempts: For protection under the law you must give the manufacturer an opportunity to bring the vehicle into full conformance. To qualify your vehicle must have been unavailable to you for a total of 30 days or the vehicle must have been in for repair a minimum of four times in the first 24 months of ownership. Time limits: After the vehicle has been in the shop three times or it has been out of service for 15 days you are obliged to address the possibility that it is a lemon. You must advise the vehicle manufacturer and give them one final attempt at repairing the problem. Within 10 days the manufacturer will send you to an authorized repair shop and then a further 10 days are granted to fix the problem. If the problem still exists you can set your claim in motion. For further information on the Florida lemon law and an introduction to a lemon law attorney in the state you are welcome to visit the web site of Lemon Law America. 2 people like this post. Like...

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