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A Puppy’s COLLAR caused massive gas explosion that partially destroyed a home!

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The Puppy did it. That’s the conclusion fire investigators, have reached about a gas explosion that rocked a rental property. A mother and her three children returned home only to discover their house in shambles following a gas explosion. Luckily no one was home at the time, and the family’s four dogs were all safely removed, but the powerful blast left part of the house in ruins.

The Fire Chief determined that a puppy’s collar somehow got hooked on a gas valve in the laundry room causing a leak that resulted in an explosion. The valve opened. Gas leaked out, seeped into a vent, and flowed into the attic. Once trapped there, investigators believe either the furnace or the water heater switched on.  One of those units became the ignition source, creating an explosion that blew a hole into the house.

Apparently a clothes dryer used to be connected to the valve but the owners replaced it with an electric appliance. One of the dogs were identified as the likely culprit behind the explosion after firefighters measured the height of each of the four dogs and the position of the collars on their necks.

All of four dogs, including the puppy that caused the blast, were safely removed from the house

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Deliciously Different at Wendy’s

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+8 (8 votes)

You just know this is going to be a laughable workers’ compensation claim! From the headlines… A man in Florida has been accused of throwing a live alligator into a Wendy’s restaurant. Apparently after the employee handed the suspect his drink and turned around the customer tossed a living alligator into the drive through window! No one was injured, but you know that there is a workers’ compensation claim or two coming from this incident! The alligator survived. It’s going to be a hard claim to dispute.

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Mosquito Emotional Distress Case

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+5 (7 votes)

Plaintiffs filed a lawsuit against their next door neighbor, claiming emotional distress arising out of the neighbor’s old tires filled with standing water. The complaint alleges Plaintiffs fear disease from mosquitoes being bred in the standing water. The homeowner’s carrier for Plaintiff requested early mediation and since there is no proof of any physical injuries, a settlement was reach with payment of a nominal amount and an agreement by defendant to remove the standing water and have a professional spray for mosquitoes once a month.

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Snake Oil Salesman

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+7 (7 votes)

We handle workers’ compensation claims and received a call from an irate injured worker complaining about treatment she received from her free choice physician. She called as she was leaving her doctors office in tears. She had gone in for a series of injections and after they were completed the physician told her that he had also given her an injection of snake venom! She was crazy upset and ultimately filed a psyche claim to go with her back injury. We have no idea why the physician did this without telling her or having it approved by UR. She now of course has a new treating physician!

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Slip and Fall Scam

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+4 (6 votes)

Plaintiff tripped on a rug in her attorney’s office, causing injury. Plaintiff sued her own attorney for that slip and fall. It just so happened that the attorney who represented her and whose rug she slipped on, was representing her for a slip and fall, which occurred in another attorney’s office. Go figure.

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Mixed To Death

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+6 (6 votes)

From the headlines…

A woman died recently after she was pulled into in a bakery mixer at a Salt Lake City grocery store.
The 45 year old employee was using the mixer when she got caught in the machinery. She was putting ingredients in a mixer that is approximately two feet deep and 2 feet in diameter. The incident was not witnessed but it is believed that she became tangled in the mixer when her some part of her clothing got.

By the time a coworker was able to get to her the woman had been sucked into the mixer.
The sad event happened in the bakery area of the grocery store and was not witnessed by any shoppers.

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Wacky Window Washer Lawsuit

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+7 (7 votes)

A window washing company was sued because a worker allegedly peered into offices at Plaintiff and made inappropriate gestures. The adjuster was getting ready to make an offer to settle the case when a witness came forward and said she witnessed the Plaintiff provoking the window washer. The Plaintiff had been seen lifting up her skirt and making obscene gestures to the window washer, who ignored them. After several other witnesses came forward and the evidence was shown to Plaintiff’s counsel, the case was dismissed.

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JURY AWARDS $27 MILLION TO A CLAIMANT INVOLVED IN BUS ACCIDENT

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A jury in Ohio has awarded $27 million dollars to a 45 year old man who was badly injured in a Greyhound bus accident on a Pennsylvania interstate in October of 2013.

The claimant was trapped and unconscious in the wreck for three hours before the rescue workers could free him. He lost his right leg and needed more than 30 surgeries.  The surgeries were to repair a hole in the claimant’s heart, torn muscles in his shoulder and crushed bones in his foot, pelvis and arm. The Investigation revealed the driver fell asleep and rear-ended a semitrailer.

The claimant’s attorneys successfully argued the Greyhound bus driver ignored a company rule about stopping every 150 miles to take a break and to rest.

Attorneys for the Greyhound Bus Company have advised they plan to file an appeal. This is usually a legal strategy to attempt to get the claimant to settle for a much smaller lump sum settlement.

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