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Your Rights as a Victim of Excessive Force or Police Brutality July 31, 2015 While police officers are granted broad powers to carry out their duties, these powers are not unlimited. To the contrary, they are subject to individuals’ Constitutional rights as citizens of the United States. As a U.S. citizen, you have the right to be free from abuses of governmental power and police misconduct. Where police offers act reasonably, they are sometimes protected by legal immunity from suit. However, when the police cross the line between doing what is necessary and violating suspects’ Constitutional rights, they can – and should – be held accountable. Police are not immune from accountability when they act unreasonably or abuse their power. Suing the Police... Read more
What to Do if You or a Loved One Has Been Injured in a Mining Accident July 22, 2015 At The Spence Law Firm, our attorneys regularly represent clients in cases involving hazardous and dangerous working conditions Wyoming’s industrial mines, including Wyoming coal mine accidents, Wyoming trona mine accidents, and other work-site accidents. We also handle mining accident cases in other states throughout the West. With decades of experience taking on some of the biggest industrial corporations in the country, we know what it takes to win compensation for victims and their families in these tragic – and often life-altering – situations. As a mine worker, it is important to understand the risks involved in your vocation. According for the Centers for Disease Control... Read more
Common Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Hazards June 29, 2015 Carbon monoxide is known as the “silent killer” because it is odorless, tasteless and colorless, and the symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning sometimes mirror the symptoms of a variety of non-fatal illnesses. Some symptoms may come on slowly, so it can be difficult to link your health condition with exposure to carbon monoxide. It is extremely important to learn about potential hazards for carbon monoxide poisoning. If you are exposed to carbon monoxide it is critical to seek medical attention immediately. Poisoning victims may also be entitled to pursue financial compensation for their injuries. Sources of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Carbon monoxide exposure is a serious risk... Read more
Common Causes of Truck Accidents in the West June 19, 2015 For obvious reasons, truck accidents often have devastating consequences. Straight trucks and tractor trailers are big, heavy and hard to stop when something goes wrong. As a result, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) reports that accidents involving commercial trucks are 10 times as likely to result in fatal injuries when compared to accidents involving ordinary vehicles. With our oil fields and interstate highways, Wyoming has a particularly-high incident rate for collisions involving commercial trucks. In fact, out of all 50 states, Wyoming has the highest rate of fatalities per capita resulting from trucking accidents. With these statistics in mind, let’s take... Read more
Understanding Your Employer’s Obligations Under OSHA June 5, 2015 The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is the federal agency charged with establishing and enforcing safety guidelines for all types of employers – including those in the oil and gas industry. Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA), oil and gas companies are subject to a comprehensive set of rules that govern everything from posting information about employees’ rights to means of egress from confined locations. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, 823 men and women working in oil and gas extraction suffered job-related fatalities from 2003 to 2010. This represents a rate that is seven times higher than the national average across all... Read more
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