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If you've been injured on the job, you know how it feels to be second-guessed. You're wondering if you'll be treated fairly or not. My mission is to make sure you know your rights and responsibilities and that you obtain all the benefits the law allows. Call me at 1-888-694-0174 or 334-702-0000.

Monday, September 23, 2013


By Victoria Schneider of The Cooper Firm posted in Social Media on Tuesday, August 27, 2013. The Internet gives us access to much information. With social networking we can see what people are doing and sometimes even where they are located at an exact moment. Although this ability to see into people's lives may be useful, it can also be very dangerous. Not only can someone see the good things that someone is involved in, but they can also see the negative things. There are websites now created solely for the purpose of posting peoples mug shots after they have been arrested. There are also websites where you can see the location of sex offenders in your area. Just as you may use this resource, others will use social media to find out information about you. Posting anything on the internet can be permanent and damaging, so be very cautious of what you decide to post online. If you choose pursue a claim, you may be entitled to compensation under the law. Insurance companies may use information posted on the internet to harm your legitimate claim. Here are ten ways that may guarantee your claim is ruined from using social media: 1. Posting pictures of you dancing at a party after your injury. 2. Sharing how you had a blast running a 5k when your damages include an injured leg. 3. Being tagged in pictures that show you doing something illegal. 4. Writing on your friend's wall how about excited you are to go on a cruise now that you will have money from all your damages. 5. "Checking in" at La Fitness on Facebook when you are supposedly bedridden. 6. Posting before and after pictures of your accident on Facebook before you have talked to your lawyer. 7. Accepting a friend request from an Insurance Adjuster. 8. Posting a "selfie" on Instagram that shows your bruises and cast being off for a while. 9. Writing a detailed blog about your accident before seeking an attorney. 10. Tweeting about how you loved going skiing during your recovery period. Although some of the comments listed are humorous, there can be devastating consequences to your claim even if what you were to post or write seems harmless. A simple rule to follow is ALWAYS speak with an attorney before using social media if you are pursuing, or intend to pursue, a claim.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

America's top 10 most dangerous jobs: Logging claims deadly title

By Leada Gore | Think your job is tough? Just be glad it doesn't involve the word, "Timber!" New information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows the deadliest jobs in America in 2012. There were 4,383 fatal work injuries in America last year, down from 4,693 in 2011. Here's a look at the most dangerous professions in America. The first figures shows the fatality rate based on the number of those who died per 100,000 full-time workers. The second number is actual deaths in 2012. 1. Logging workers - 127.8, 62 2. Fishers and related fishing workers - 117, 32 3. Aircraft pilot and flight engineers - 53.4, 71 4. Roofers - 40.5, 70 5. Structural iron and steel workers - 37, 22 6. Refuse and recyclable material collectors - 27.1, 26 7. Electrical power-line installers and repairers - 23, 26 8. Drivers/sales workers and truck drivers -22.1, 741 9. Farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers - 21.3, 216 10. Construction laborers - 17.4, 210 The report showed there were 81 fatal workplace injuries in Alabama last year: 28 due to transportation incidents; 20 for workplace violence or other injuries caused by people or animals; 20 for contact with objects and equipment; eight for falls; and 4 for exposure to harmful chemicals. How about federal workers? The most danger job for government employees, according to an analysis by Federal Times, is postal work. The analysis showed of 54 federal workers killed on the job in 2012, 18 were postal workers. The figures do not include military personnel.