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Big Voodoo oversees web pages for famous lawyers throughout the united states

Big Voodoo handles web sites for renowned lawyers throughout the united states law firm web design

Online marketing, branding and web development company BIG VOODOO INTERACTIVE (BVI) has set up shop at 4 Open Square Way, Suite 410, in a move that will give the firm room to grow and flourish in a vibrant, central location.

BVI, which builds and manages websites for attorneys across the United States, is proud to be a part of the Open Square community of more than 50 businesses in the heart of Holyoke’s Innovation District. Open Square, the country’s largest zero net energy mixed use development, is an ideal fit for BVI, said James Fitzgerald, Director of Marketing for BVI.

With easy and quick access to I-91, the MassPike, routes 116 and 391, Open Square allows BVI to attract top notch employees from throughout the region.

“At the rate our company is growing, and given our need for specialized talent, it’s critical that we have a centrally located, creative space large enough to accommodate our current and future growth,” Fitzgerald said. “We’re able to pull talent from Vermont, Connecticut and Massachusetts.”

The office’s proximity to Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, Conn., will prove valuable in connecting with clients, as BVI has customers spread throughout the country, according to Fitzgerald.

BVI is occupying 3,500 square feet of office space on the fourth floor, making the firm one of the larger Open Square tenants. As a progressive, growing web development company, BVI’s workforce includes employees who work either completely or partly from home in addition to those who are based in Open Square.

“We’re cloud-based, digital and we encourage creativity and innovation among the staffers who work either in house or remotely,” Fitzgerald explained.

BVI is one of the leaders in the highly competitive field of legal website marketing and development. The staff includes experienced designers, programmers, writers, account managers, SEO strategists and social media specialists.

Previously based in Northampton, BVI opened its doors in 2008 as Intake Advantage. The company continues to expand and currently employs about a dozen individuals who are dedicated to creating cutting edge, top performing websites for lawyers.

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Deaths on the job are down in 2011, compared to previous year, report shows

The government recently had some good news about on-the-job fatalities in the United States: Nationwide, the number of workplace deaths declined to the lowest level over the past two decades.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, a preliminary total of 4,609 fatal work injuries were recorded nationally in 2011, which is a drop from the previous year, when there were 4,690 deadly work injuries. The decline in workplace fatalities has continued for the past 17 years, according to the Houston Chronicle, which reported on the fatal workplace accident statistics.
As Los Angeles workers compensation attorney, we know how devastating fatal workplace injuries can be on families. Our mission has been to help injured employees obtain the workers comp benefits they need after an on-the-job accident. We also assist families who have lost loved ones in workplace accidents.

In California, fatal workplace accidents unfortunately are not unusual and may require the help of an experienced workplace injury attorney in Los Angeles. California is ranked as one of the deadliest states in the nation when it comes to workplace injuries. California recorded 360 fatalities in 2011, second to Texas, which recorded 433 fatalities. California was one of the few states that saw the number of occupational fatalities rise, from 326 in 2010 to 360 a year later.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that transportation incidents accounted for more than 40 percent of all fatal work injuries in 2011 in the United States. In California, there were 118 fatal transportation incidents. Nationwide, 15 percent of all deadly workplace accidents involved contact with objects and equipment. Fifty workers died this way in California. The third most common fatal accident in the United States involved falls, which comprised 14 percent of fatal accidents in 2011. In California, 60 people died in 2011 from slips, trips or falls.

The report also noted that fatalities disproportionately involved men. And the most dangerous professions? That would be fishers and fishing workers, who experienced a fatality rate of 121.2 workers per 100,000 workers. By comparison, the average fatality rate for all jobs is 3.5 workers per 100,000 full-time workers. Logging workers had the second deadliest job, with a fatality rate of 102.4 per 100,000. Pilots and flight engineers have the third most dangerous job, with 57 fatalities per 100,000.
Out of the top 10 most dangerous jobs, truckers and traveling sales workers recorded the most fatalities in 2011. There were 795 deaths of workers in those occupations in 2011.

If you were injured on the job and need a workers comp attorney serving Santa Ana, Rancho Santa Margarita, Los Angeles and other communities throughout South California, contact California Law Associates. Call 714-542-3377 today for your free consultation. We can assist you if you were injured on the job or if you lost a loved one in a fatal workplace accident.

California Law Associates
3540 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 615
Los Angeles, CA 90010 22342
Los angeles workers comp attorney

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