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Blog 2018-05-09T07:59:38+00:00

Jacobs Law Blog

1706, 2018

Protection for Workers Suffering From Black Lung

Long-term exposure to coal dust is the cause of an illness known as coal workers’ pneumoconiosis or black lung disease. The condition causes inflammation in the lungs, a swelling and scarring of the tissue and [...]

1405, 2018

Working on Social Security Disability

The Social Security Disability (SSDI) system was put into place in order to ensure that injured workers are able to receive the benefits they need while they heal from their injuries. It’s important to note, [...]

905, 2018

MSHA Fatality Report

On Friday, December 29, 2017, at approximately 12:57 a.m., Thurman Watts, a 34-year-old bulldozer operator with 10 years of mining experience, was fatally injured when the Caterpillar D-9T bulldozer he was operating traveled over a [...]