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Charlotte Lowe's Employee Killed At Work

Posted by Christopher Shumate | Dec 17, 2012 | 0 Comments

Richard Thomas Yoost was a resident of Rock Hill, South Carolina. He worked at the Lowes Home Improvement store on South Boulevard in Charlotte, North Carolina. According to authorities, Mr. Yoost sustained fatal head injuries Saturday, June 11, 2001 when he was struck by a garage door.

Lowe's Officials indicated this is the first fatal work accident at the South Boulevard location. They also confirmed no other workers were injured.

Charlotte Mecklenburg Police and the North Carolina Department of Labor (OSHA) continue to investigate the matter. OSHA will conduct a mandatory investigation and report due to the fatality.

This incident is a horrible reminder that every workplace has the potential for accidents, some of which can inflict even fatal injuries. Thousands of Carolinians are injured every year in our state while simply attempting to earn a living for their families. This scenario is a primary reason I have continually warned Charlotteans about recent legislative proposals.

Workers' compensation law is an extremely difficult area of the law for injured employees to understand. Employers and their insurance companies have no legal obligation to treat their injured employees fairly nor tell you the truth regarding the law. Therefore, it is very important to promptly speak with a knowledgeable Charlotte workers' compensation lawyer immediately after you are injured to obtain a free consultation.

CharlotteObserver.Com, Lowe's employee dies in storage building, 06/13/11

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Christopher Shumate

Mr. Chris Shumate is a native of Gastonia, North Carolina, and worked various jobs while pursuing his undergraduate and Juris Doctor education, including several heavy manual labor and skilled trade positions. In his practice, Mr. Shumate often encounters circumstances where these prior experiences are helpful in representing you. Upon graduating law school from the University of South Carolina, Mr. Shumate joined one of the Carolinas' larger defense firms, where he represented a diverse set of employers and insurance companies in civil cases and workers' compensation claims across the Carolinas. Chris utilized this experience to obtain a working knowledge of the insurance industry, and build personal contacts used today in representing you. Mr. Shumate ultimately decided he wanted to focus his law practice on assisting those who have been injured, and doing so with the focus on a personal relationship that is uncommon in the bigger firms. Mr. Shumate's also has a passion for assisting those facing the challenges of the criminal legal system. By representing individuals in a variety of criminal and traffic matters, Mr. Shumate works to achieve the best possible result for each client regardless of the charges levied by the prosecution. Chris has tirelessly pursued his mission of helping people from all walks of life throughout the Carolinas with a variety of legal matters. If you are interested in learning more about Chris Shumate and The Shumate Law Offices, please contact us at 704.371.5059. We look forward to assisting you to achieve a positive result in your legal concern. Education J.D., University of South Carolina B.S., University of South Carolina Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice N.C. State BarS.C. State BarU.S. District Court Western District of North Carolina Professional & Bar Association Memberships N.C. Bar Association S.C. Bar Association Mecklenburg County Bar N.C. Academy Of Trial Lawyers American Association For Justice

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