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Comp Wonk

Comp Wonk

Covers Minnesota workers compensation issues. By the Law Office of Thomas Mottaz.

http://compwonk.com
  • Jul 22

    2014 Super Lawyers | Law Office of Thomas Mottaz

    2014 Super Lawyers | Law Office of Thomas Mottaz
    The Law Office of Thomas Mottaz is proud to announce that David Kempston and Thomas Mottaz have been named Minnesota Super Lawyers . Congratulations to Thomas Mottaz and David Kempston for their recognition again as being…
  • Aug 26

    Changes to the Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Law

    Changes to the Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Law
    The Minnesota Worker’s Compensation statute underwent substantial revision during the past legislative session. Most of the statutory changes will take effect October 1, 2013. The following is a short summary that outlines the main…
  • Aug 26

    Changes to the Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Law

    Changes to the Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Law
    The Minnesota Worker’s Compensation statute underwent substantial revision during the past legislative session. Most of the statutory changes will take effect October 1, 2013. The following is a short summary that outlines the main…
Rank this Week: 1566

Workers' Compensation

Workers' Compensation

Analyzes of trends and developments in workers' compensation law. By Jon L. Gelman.

http://workers-compensation.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 22

    Veterans' Needs 'Should Drive Where They Get Their Care'

    Veterans' Needs 'Should Drive Where They Get Their Care'
    Today's post is shared from kaiserhealh.net and illustrates the effort by Congress to provide more efficient medical delivery for veterans.On Capitol Hill, lawmakers resume work this week to resolve differences over legislation aimed at…
  • Jul 22

    CA DWC Issues Notice of Public Hearing on September 3 for Proposed Workers’ Comp Benefit Notice Regulations Amendment

    CA DWC Issues Notice of Public Hearing on September 3 for Proposed Workers’ Comp Benefit Notice Regulations Amendment
    Today's post was shared by WC CompNewsNetwork and comes from workerscompensation.com San Francisco, CA (WorkersCompensation.com) - The Division of Workers' Compensation (DWC) has issued a notice of public hearing on proposed amendments to the…
  • Jul 22

    Ask Well: Nanoparticles in Sunscreen

    Ask Well: Nanoparticles in Sunscreen
    Today's post is shared from nytimes.com. Workers' in an outdoor environment are exposed the the sun's rays. The question arises as to whether present protective measures, ie. sunscreens are more harmful than helpful.Titanium dioxide…
Rank this Week: 352

Pennsylvania Labor and Employment…

Pennsylvania Labor and Employment Blog

Covers employment and labor law issues. By McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC.

http://www.palaborandemploymentblog.com/
  • Jul 22

    Halbig v. Burwell: A Death Blow for the Affordable Care Act?

    Halbig v. Burwell: A Death Blow for the Affordable Care Act?
    This post was contributed by Eric N. Athey, a Member in McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC's Labor & Employment Practice Group in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. On July 22, 2014, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of…
  • Jul 21

    EEOC Issues New Enforcement Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination

    EEOC Issues New Enforcement Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination
    The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently released updated enforcement guidance on pregnancy discrimination to help employers comply with both the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act…
  • Jul 17

    Another Federal Court Finds "Fluctuating Workweek" Overtime Compensation Violates Pennsylvania Minimum Wage Act

    Another Federal Court Finds "Fluctuating Workweek" Overtime Compensation Violates Pennsylvania Minimum Wage Act
    This post was contributed by Adam R. Long, a Member in McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC's Labor & Employment Practice Group in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Recently, Judge Mitchell Goldberg of the United States District Court for the Eastern…
Rank this Week: 760

James M. Hoffmann Blog

James M. Hoffmann Blog

Covers Missouri workers' compensation and personal injury.

http://www.hoffmannworkcomp.com/category/blog/
  • Jul 22

    The Federal Workers’ Compensation Act

    The Federal Workers’ Compensation Act
    Federal employees who experience work-related injuries are not eligible for workers’ compensation from the state. Federal employees receive benefits from the Federal Employees Compensation Act, or FECA, with the exception of black…
  • Jul 18

    Work Safety Measures for Mesothelioma Protection

    Work Safety Measures for Mesothelioma Protection
    Exposure to asbestos puts employees at high risk for serious work-related illnesses. What steps should employers have in place to protect their employees? Mesothelioma is an occupational illness that is caused by exposure to hazardous…
  • Jul 14

    Work-Related Injuries From Hazardous Tools and Equipment

    Work-Related Injuries From Hazardous Tools and Equipment
    Construction workers are exposed to various hazardous conditions that may result in a work-related injury. Many work-related injuries are reported in the construction and manufacturing sector. Workers in the construction sector face…
Rank this Week: 4868

Atlanta Workers Compensation Law

Atlanta Workers Compensation Law

Covers news, cases, statutes, and trends in Georgia workers' compensation law. By Bader Law Firm.

http://www.atlantaworkerscompblog.com/
  • Jul 22

    Monroe FireFighter Denied Workers Compensation Benefit

    Monroe FireFighter Denied Workers Compensation Benefit
    A Monroe firefighter who injured her knee while standing up at her desk suffered an "idiopathic" injury that was not compensable through workers' compensation, the Georgia Court of Appeal ruled in a split decision, affirming a ruling by the…
  • Jul 11

    Truck Drivers Protest Independent Contractor Statu

    Truck Drivers Protest Independent Contractor Statu
    Bader Law Firm | Noah Bader On Tuesday, July 8, 2014, nearly 40 truck drivers staged a protest at the Port of Savannah to voice their concerns being classified as independent contractors. Such status, they say, deprives them of benefits…
  • Jun 27

    80 Plus Employees Potentially Exposed to Anthrax at CDC

    80 Plus Employees Potentially Exposed to Anthrax at CDC
    Bader Law Firm | By Noah Bader Up to 86 Atlanta-based employees for the Center of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) may have been exposed to anthrax, according to the agency.  The problem was discovered June 13, 2014 when live anthrax…
Rank this Week: 2886

LaBovick Law Group Blog

LaBovick Law Group Blog

Covers personal injury legal news.

http://www.labovick.com/blog
  • Jul 22

    Medical Providers Billing PIP Insurance: Consultation codes are no longer recognized but are billable under law.

    Medical Providers Billing PIP Insurance: Consultation codes are no longer recognized but are billable under law.
    As of January 1, 2010 The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) no longer recognized consultation codes 99241-99245.What are consultations?Consultation codes are used to bill for medical office consultations with new or…
  • Jul 21

    What Type Of Car Insurance Do I Need?

    What Type Of Car Insurance Do I Need?
    Let’s get back to basics on automobile insurance. The reason I want to go over this basic material is because so many drivers still believe they can purchase “full coverage” and actually be fully covered!  I know buying…
  • Jul 18

    Long Wait Times Affect West Palm Beach SSA Office

    Long Wait Times Affect West Palm Beach SSA Office
    In the midst of several local Social Security Administration (SSA) offices being closed down throughout the nation, West Palm Beach, Fla. is no exception. Recently the West Palm Beach office was facing criticism about the office being closed…
Rank this Week: 518

Personal Injury Law Journal

Personal Injury Law Journal

Covers motor vehicle accidents, injury law and workers' compensation. By Stark & Stark.

http://www.personalinjurylawjournal.com/
  • Jul 22

    Wire Grill Brush Bristles: A Tiny Menace

    Wire Grill Brush Bristles: A Tiny Menace
    With the summer grilling season in full swing, you should take a minute and inspect your grill and grill cleaning brush, if you use one, before firing it up for your next barbecue.  A small but serious (and painful) culprit has landed…
  • Jul 17

    Truck and Commercial Vehicle Accident

    Truck and Commercial Vehicle Accident
    Trucks and commercial vehicles are a part of everyday life.  No matter what road you are driving on, the chances are good that you will see a tractor trailer or some other truck sharing the roadway with you.  Most truck drivers are…
  • Jul 11

    Lawyers Now Allowed to Search Social Media Sites of Juror

    Lawyers Now Allowed to Search Social Media Sites of Juror
    The American Bar Association has determined that it is ethical for lawyers to search the internet for publicly available information on citizens called for jury duty — and even jurors in deliberations. The ABA issued its report in April…
Rank this Week: 1579

Work Comp Roundup

Work Comp Roundup

Covers workers' compensation cost containment techniques and strategies.

http://reduceyourworkerscomp.com/
  • Jul 22

    Grief Counseling For Work Comp Saves In More Ways Than One

    Grief Counseling For Work Comp Saves In More Ways Than One
    Severe injuries can take a tremendous personal toll on a work force, as well as the families of the injured worker.  Employers are also recognizing this grief, associated with workers compensation losses, has adverse cost impact on…
  • Jul 22

    Pair of Ohio Men Tagged for Comp Fraud

    Pair of Ohio Men Tagged for Comp Fraud
    Authorities in the Buckeye State moved quickly recently to arrest a pair of men on workers compensation fraud charges.   In the first case, a St. Clairsville (Belmont County) man pleaded guilty to fraud after investigators with the Ohio…
  • Jul 21

    Why NY Workers Comp Proceedings Sooooo Slow”

    Why NY Workers Comp Proceedings Sooooo Slow”
    New York comp claims, even the simplest ones, can take a shocking amount of time to work their way through the claims process. No one is more shocked, and too often financially ravaged, by the unexpected glacially slow flow than the injured…
Rank this Week: 172

Duncan Law Blog

Duncan Law Blog

Covers North Carolina bankruptcy and workers compensation issues.

http://www.duncanlawonline.com/blog/
  • Jul 22

    What Is A Form 18 in North Carolina Workers’ Compensation?

    What Is A Form 18 in North Carolina Workers’ Compensation?
    If you have been injured on the job in North Carolina, you need to know your rights and the steps that must be taken to ensure your rights are protected. Just because you are hurt on the job, you are not automatically going to receive money…
  • Jul 16

    How Can I Get Mortgage Statements Sent To Me Again After Filing Bankruptcy?

    How Can I Get Mortgage Statements Sent To Me Again After Filing Bankruptcy?
    Once your case is filed with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court and the creditors are notified of the filing, your mortgage company may stop sending you the monthly statements for your house payment.  This is a protective measure on their…
  • Jul 14

    Can I Still Use the Mortgage Deduction On Taxes If My House is Being Paid In A Chapter 13 Bankruptcy?

    Can I Still Use the Mortgage Deduction On Taxes If My House is Being Paid In A Chapter 13 Bankruptcy?
    After filing Chapter 13 bankruptcy, you should confirm with your attorney whether the monthly mortgage payment is to be paid by you or the Chapter 13 bankruptcy Trustee.  Often the mortgage payment is included in your monthly Chapter 13…
Rank this Week: 1458

DePaolo's Work Comp World

DePaolo's Work Comp World

Thoughts and impressions regarding the workers' compensation industry throughout the United States including all state systems. By David J. DePaolo.

http://daviddepaolo.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 22

    Forms Imperative: Reduce Clutter

    Forms Imperative: Reduce Clutter
    The California Division of Workers' Compensation is finally getting around to moving forward with revising various notices that go to injured workers.This is a project started long ago, following a 2010 report from the Commission on Health,…
  • Jul 21

    My Industrial Injury

    My Industrial Injury
    Well I did it.I had an occupational/industrial "injury."Thursday afternoon I arose from my desk, turned to one side in a slight twisting motion, and my 54 year old back let out a little "tick."You know, that sort of minor catch where you get…
  • Jul 18

    Informed Medical Decision

    Informed Medical Decision
    At the California Coalition on Workers' Compensation 12th Conference in Anaheim yesterday, Department of Industrial Relations Director Christine Baker reviewed with the audience of mostly employer representatives the statistics arising out of…
Rank this Week: 1516

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We…

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)

Edited by University of Miami School of Law Professor Michael Froomkin, The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)–JOTWELL–invites law professors to join us in filling a telling gap in legal scholarship by creating a space where legal academics will go to identify, celebrate, and discuss the best new legal scholarship.

http://jotwell.com/
  • Jul 22

    Empiricism and Equality: Studying Fathers’ Right

    Empiricism and Equality: Studying Fathers’ Right
    Kelly A. Behre, Digging Beneath the Equality Language: The Influence of the Fathers’ Rights Movement on Intimate Partner Violence Public Policy Debates and Family Law Reform, 21 Wm. & Mary J.  Women &…
  • Jul 21

    Don’t Restrict My E-book

    Don’t Restrict My E-book
    Angela Daly, E-Book Monopolies and the Law, 18 Media & Arts L. Rev. 350 (2013), available at SSRN.Daithí Mac SíthighIt’s still fashionable to point to the “cloud” as the solution to all sorts of…
  • Jul 18

    What Can Be Learned From the Wrongfully Accused?

    What Can Be Learned From the Wrongfully Accused?
    Daniel Gilveber & Amy Farrell, Not Guilty: Are the Acquitted Innocent (2012).Margareth EtienneOne of the most frequently asked questions of criminal defense lawyers is some variation of “How can you represent someone you know…
Rank this Week: 265

Canadian Occupational Health and…

Canadian Occupational Health and Safety Law

Covers OHS laws and developments in Canada. By FMC Law.

http://www.occupationalhealthandsafetylaw.com/
  • Jul 22

    Ontario Bill to extend protection of OHSA to unpaid trainee

    Ontario Bill to extend protection of OHSA to unpaid trainee
    A new Ontario Bill will give unpaid trainees the protection of the Occupational Health and Safety Act.  The OHSA currently gives that protection to paid workers only. The current definition of “worker” under the OHSA is…
  • Jul 17

    Saskatchewan Introduces Ticketing System for Certain Workplace Safety Violation

    Saskatchewan Introduces Ticketing System for Certain Workplace Safety Violation
    As of July 1, 2014, Saskatchewan employers who violate certain occupational health and safety laws may be issued a Summary Offence Ticket, which carry fines ranging from $250 to $1,000, depending on the offence (plus victim…
  • Jul 15

    Reprimands for “violation of basic safety protocols” were not discriminatory

    Reprimands for “violation of basic safety protocols” were not discriminatory
    After failing in a harassment grievance that was based on the Occupational Health and Safety Act, an employee has failed in his bid to persuade the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario that safety-related discipline against him was…
Rank this Week: 2229

Phillips & Associates Blog

Phillips & Associates Blog

Covers Oklahoma criminal and personal injury law.

http://oklahoma-criminal-defense.com/blog/
  • Jul 21

    Intoxicated Man Arrested for Lewd Acts at OKC Apartment Complex

    Intoxicated Man Arrested for Lewd Acts at OKC Apartment Complex
    An Oklahoma City man with a record of drunken run-ins with police was arrested over the weekend after allegedly harassing young girls at a local apartment complex. Police were called to the Knight Lake Apartments near Rockwell and Wilshire…
  • Jul 17

    Drunk Dialing Pizza Prank Leads to Criminal Charge

    Drunk Dialing Pizza Prank Leads to Criminal Charge
    Some people just don’t know when to quit. A 29-year-old Kentucky man arrested for shoplifiting beer has been charged with additional crimes after pulling a prank at the police station where he was taken. Police say Michael Harp and his…
  • Jul 14

    White Collar Crimes: Bankruptcy Fraud

    White Collar Crimes: Bankruptcy Fraud
    Times are tough. Small business owners find themselves taking on more and more debt in order to keep their companies afloat. Men and women who have built strong careers find themselves suddenly out of work due to corporate downsizing. Getting…
Rank this Week: 3272

Charlotte Personal Injury Attorney…

Charlotte Personal Injury Attorney Blog

Covers workers' compensation and injury law. By Tatum Law Firm, PLLC.

http://www.charlottepersonalinjuryattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4895

Ramos Law Firm Workers' Comp Blog

Ramos Law Firm Workers' Comp Blog

Covers Georgia workers' compensation laws.

http://www.ramoslawblog.com
  • Jul 21

    What now? Injured employees being laid off

    What now? Injured employees being laid off
    Injured employees being laid off from Briggs & Stratton in McDonough, Georgia, may be entitled to workers’ compensation income benefits.  These workers will be classified in certain categories.  First, if injured Briggs…
  • Jul 21

    Selecting the best attorney for your workers’ compensation case

    Selecting the best attorney for your workers’ compensation case
    Selecting the best attorney for your workers’ compensation case will depend on number of things.  Not unlike doctors, there are many attorneys in the greater-Atlanta area.  However, not every attorney is equipped to handle…
  • Jul 16

    Changing physicians while on workers’ compensation

    Changing physicians while on workers’ compensation
    Changing physicians while you are “under workers’ compensation” can be tricky.  O.C.G.A § 34-9-200(a) requires an employer to furnish the injured employee with medical treatment which “shall be reasonably…
Rank this Week: 2331

Employment & Labor Insider

Employment & Labor Insider

Discusses timely issues in labor and employment law and human resources from management's perspective, with subjects ranging from discrimination to employee handbooks and religious accommodations. By Constangy, Brooks & Smith, LLP.

http://www.employmentandlaborinsider.com/
  • Jul 21

    Obama signs LGBT discrimination, affirmative action order

    Obama signs LGBT discrimination, affirmative action order
    This morning President Obama signed an Executive Order amending the 1965 Executive Order 11246. President Obama’s EO prohibits discrimination and requires affirmative action by federal contractors based on sexual orientation…
  • Jul 18

    Lovic Alton Brooks, Jr. (April 5, 1927-July 14, 2014)

    Lovic Alton Brooks, Jr. (April 5, 1927-July 14, 2014)
    Lovic Brooks, Jr., who for 20 years was the managing partner of Constangy, Brooks & Smith (and the “Brooks” in the firm name) passed away this Monday at his home in Roswell, Georgia. He was only the second managing partner…
  • Jul 18

    An in-depth look at the EEOC’s new Enforcement Guidance on pregnancy

    An in-depth look at the EEOC’s new Enforcement Guidance on pregnancy
    As promised on Monday, here is my magnum opus regarding the EEOC’s new Enforcement Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination and Related Issues. (Next week, I’ll try to get back to spurious sexual harassment lawsuits against Yahoo…
Rank this Week: 408

Washington Workers' Advisor

Washington Workers' Advisor

Covers workers compensation law. By The Causey Law Firm.

http://workersadvisor.com/
  • Jul 21

    States Lead On Minimum Wage. Is Congress Listening?

    States Lead On Minimum Wage. Is Congress Listening?
    Today’s post was shared by US Labor Department and comes from social.dol.gov Congress is back in session this week, and if members have been listening to their constituents they will move quickly to raise the federal minimum wage, which…
  • Jul 17

    Workers’ Comp Covers Work-Related Motor Vehicle Accident

    Workers’ Comp Covers Work-Related Motor Vehicle Accident
    Today’s post comes from guest author Todd Bennett, from Rehm, Bennett & Moore. Do you drive a company vehicle as part of your job? Many find themselves in the situation where they travel regularly, or on a special errand from time…
  • Jul 14

    Court Rules that Telecommuting Could Be Reasonable Accommodation under the ADA

    Court Rules that Telecommuting Could Be Reasonable Accommodation under the ADA
    Today’s post was shared by Gelman on Workplace Injuries and comes from www.linkedin.com Today’s post is authored by Johnn Geaney, a member of the NJ Bar and a Shareholder at Capehart Scatchard and shared from linkedin.com…
Rank this Week: 2394

Iowa Workers' Compensation Law

Iowa Workers' Compensation Law

By Paul McAndrew Law Firm.

http://iowaworkcomplaw.com/
  • Jul 21

    Workers’ Comp Covers Work-Related Motor Vehicle Accident

    Workers’ Comp Covers Work-Related Motor Vehicle Accident
    Today’s post comes from guest author Todd Bennett, from Rehm, Bennett & Moore. Do you drive a company vehicle as part of your job? Many find themselves in the situation where they travel regularly, or on a special errand from time…
  • Jul 17

    Bad Time to be a Disability Lawyer

    Bad Time to be a Disability Lawyer
    Today’s post comes from guest author Thomas Domer, from The Domer Law Firm. I passed through Customs after a trip to Europe this week and explained to the Customs official that I represented injured workers.  His first comment to…
  • Jul 14

    Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Electronics Plant in Poisoned Water Case

    Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Electronics Plant in Poisoned Water Case
    Today’s post was shared by Gelman on Workplace Injuries and comes from www.nytimes.com WASHINGTON — Landowners who say a North Carolina electronics plant poisoned their drinking water missed a filing deadline, the Supreme Court…
Rank this Week: 929

Workers' Compensation Watch

Workers' Compensation Watch

By Rehm, Bennet & Moore.

http://workerscompensationwatch.com/
  • Jul 21

    OSHA Chief: Inequality in America Is About Workplace Hazards, Too

    OSHA Chief: Inequality in America Is About Workplace Hazards, Too
    Today’s post was shared by Gelman on Workplace Injuries and comes from www.nbcnews.com W hy should I care? Why should anyone care? And where do we go from here – what is needed most for safe workplaces? The article linked to below…
  • Jul 17

    Workers’ Compensation with Rod Rehm of Truckerlawyers.com: Review America’s Truckin’ Network Podcast

    Workers’ Compensation with Rod Rehm of Truckerlawyers.com: Review America’s Truckin’ Network Podcast
    “A person’s only got one body to live with and get through life on,” said Rod Rehm of www.truckerlawyers.com. He is a workers’ compensation attorney who has worked extensively with injured truckers. Mr. Rehm recently…
  • Jul 14

    Sugar Plant Removed Safety Device 13 Days before Temp Worker’s Death

    Sugar Plant Removed Safety Device 13 Days before Temp Worker’s Death
    Today’s post was shared by Gelman on Workplace Injuries and comes from www.propublica.org ProPublica is running an extremely informative investigative series on the trials and safety risks of being a temporary worker. This post is…
Rank this Week: 1871

Briskman Briskman & Greenberg Blog

Briskman Briskman & Greenberg Blog

Covers medical malpractice, auto accident, work injury, and wrongful death cases.

http://www.briskmanandbriskman.com/blog/
  • Jul 21

    Illinois Appellate Court Affirms Police Officer’s Workers’ Comp Claim

    Illinois Appellate Court Affirms Police Officer’s Workers’ Comp Claim
    The Illinois Appellate Court has affirmed the decision of the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission — and therefore, upheld an award of benefits to a community service officer who was injured when he fell down a flight of…
  • Jul 18

    Nearly $13 million award in birth injury lawsuit

    Nearly $13 million award in birth injury lawsuit
    A Michigan woman in a birth injury lawsuit has been awarded almost $13 million by a jury. The lawsuit alleged that Genesys Regional Medical Center made mistakes during the delivery of the woman’s daughter, disfiguring the girl and…
  • Jul 17

    Medical Malpractice Case Settles for $17 Million

    Medical Malpractice Case Settles for $17 Million
    A suburban Chicago man has accepted a $17 million settlement in a brain injury medical malpractice case. Alexander Williams of Harvey, Illinois alleged that he suffered serious brain injuries after medical personnel at the University of…
Rank this Week: 1361

Nevada Workers' Compensation Law…

Nevada Workers' Compensation Law Blog

Covers the claims process and the law for injured workers in Nevada. By Virginia Hunt.

http://www.nevadaworkerscompensationlaw.com/
  • Jul 20

    Does Your Employer Need to Keep You When You Have Permanent Work Restrictions?

    Does Your Employer Need to Keep You When You Have Permanent Work Restrictions?
     Let's assume that you have an accepted workers' compensation claim in Nevada, and that your treating doctor has just released you with permanent work restrictions that would  ordinarily prevent you from being hired or going back to…
  • Jul 2

    Occupational Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder of Police Officer

    Occupational Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder of Police Officer
    Recently, I wrote a blog post about PTSD in which I discussed the Nevada Supreme Court's decision in the McGrath case, involving a police officer whose stress claim was denied because she claimed that a series of events over 18 months in her…
  • Jul 1

    Older Injured Worker

    Older Injured Worker
     Older employees in Nevada who have a job accident resulting in an injury, or those who have an occupational illness don't fare very well under our current workers' compensation system.  For the majority of injured workers who have…
Rank this Week: 1835

North Carolina Workers'…

North Carolina Workers' Compensation Lawyers Blog

Covers workers' compensation procedures. By Lee Law Offices.

http://www.northcarolinaworkerscompensationlawyersblog.com/
  • Jul 20

    Carbajal v. Precision Builders, Inc.: Employees and Independent Contractors in Workers' Compensation Case

    Carbajal v. Precision Builders, Inc.: Employees and Independent Contractors in Workers' Compensation Case
    Our Asheville workers' compensation attorneys understand that questions will often arise as to whether an injured worker was an employee or an independent contractor. The North Carolina Industrial Commission has outlined the requirements…
  • Jul 18

    SC OSHA Investigating Plant Explosion

    SC OSHA Investigating Plant Explosion
    In the event of a workplace accident, including an injury or fatality of an employee, it is likely that there will be both an internal investigation as well as an OSHA investigation. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is…
  • Jul 15

    State Office of Risk Mgmt. v. Carty: Workers' Compensation Death Benefits and Third-Party Settlement

    State Office of Risk Mgmt. v. Carty: Workers' Compensation Death Benefits and Third-Party Settlement
    Our workers' compensation attorneys know that a wrongful death settlement is typically a complex undertaking, which can lead to further litigation when an insurance carrier demands to be reimbursed for benefits already paid. When those…
Rank this Week: 1574

Florida Injury Lawyer Blog

Florida Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers automobile accidents, class actions, products liability, workers compensation and other personal injury topics. By Flaxman Law Group.

http://www.floridainjurylawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 955

Workers Comp Insider

Workers Comp Insider

Covers workers' compensation, risk management, business insurance, workplace health & safety, occupational medicine, injured workers, insurance webtools and technology. By Lynch Ryan.

http://www.workerscompinsider.com/
  • Jul 17

    Health Wonk Review & More Noteworthy New

    Health Wonk Review & More Noteworthy New
    Catch up on your Health Policy Wonkery for the summer - Jennifer Salopek has posted Health Wonk Review: Polar Vortex Edition at Wing Of Zock. It's a great edition and one of only two to be published during the abbreviated summer schedule, so…
  • Jul 14

    Cavalcade of Risk

    Cavalcade of Risk
    R.J. Weiss of Weiss Insurance hosted last week's Cavalcade of Risk #212 - check it out! And while in the neighborhood,. check out his blog, too....
  • Jul 11

    3 Updates: Sheri Sangji lab death; Chilean miners; Tesora Plant explosion

    3 Updates: Sheri Sangji lab death; Chilean miners; Tesora Plant explosion
    We've recently found interesting developments or updates on three stories that we've covered in the past: A settlement in criminal charges in the Sheri Sangji Lab death case; an in-depth feature on how the Chilean miners survived; and a…
Rank this Week: 473

Missouri Workers Compensation…

Missouri Workers Compensation Lawyer Blog

Covers Missouri work injuries and workers' compensation claims. By Aaron Sachs & Associates, P.C.

http://www.missouriworkerscompensationlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3458

Lawyers for NJ Workers

Lawyers for NJ Workers

Covers workers' compensation law.

http://www.mgworkerscomplaw.com/
  • Jul 16

    NJ Supreme Court: No Benefits for “Going and Coming”

    NJ Supreme Court: No Benefits for “Going and Coming”
    In the recent case of Hersh v. County of Morris, the New Jersey Supreme Court considered the issues of whether a plaintiff who was injured while crossing a public street as he walked from a private garage, where she had employer-paid parking,…
  • Jul 10

    Beware of Purposely Making Misleading Statement

    Beware of Purposely Making Misleading Statement
    In the recent Workers’ Compensation decision in Neglia v. Craft Carpentry & Drywall, a New Jersey Workers’ Compensation court held that a petitioner was not entitled to medical and temporary benefits where the Court determined…
  • Jun 21

    The Importance of Early Legal Representation in Injury Case

    The Importance of Early Legal Representation in Injury Case
    The case of Estate of Cornacchio v. Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and Shah, decided by the Appellate Division earlier this week illustrates the importance of obtaining legal counsel at the earliest opportunity when learning of an…
Rank this Week: 4182

Maryland Accident Law Blog

Maryland Accident Law Blog

Covers national and Maryland state tort and workers compensation legislation. Also focuses on boating, car, motorcycle, pedestrian and truck accidents, as well as medical malpractice and wrongful death. By Lebowitz & Mzhen.

http://www.marylandaccidentlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 246

Wynn & Wynn Blog

Wynn & Wynn Blog

Covers injury and workers' compensation law.

http://www.wynnandwynn.com/our-blog/
  • Jul 16

    Product Liability: Is your vehicle at fault for an accident?

    Product Liability: Is your vehicle at fault for an accident?
    With summer here most of us spend more time on the road, that’s why it is important to stay on top of the safety of your vehicle. If there are issues involving the safety of your vehicle the manufacturer may be liable for any damages…
  • Jul 7

    Injuries resulting from Firework

    Injuries resulting from Firework
    This past weekend was the 4th of July: This holiday can be a source of fun and entertainment, but at any moment it can turn into a disaster due to injuries resulting from the use of illegal consumer fireworks. Fireworks are extremely…
  • Jun 26

    Boating Laws And Liability

    Boating Laws And Liability
    With summer nearly into full swing, many residents in the Hyannis area will be taking to one of Massachusetts’ favorite pastimes- boating. Not only is boating viewed as a recreational activity in our area of New England, but also a…
Rank this Week: 3732

Fort Worth Injury Lawyer Blog

Fort Worth Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Fort Worth personal injury and workers' compensation law. By the Law Office of Stephen O'Rear, P.C.

http://www.fortworthinjurylawyer-blog.com/
  • Jul 15

    LIABILITY UNDER THE TEXAS FRAUDULENT TRANSFERS ACT

    LIABILITY UNDER THE TEXAS FRAUDULENT TRANSFERS ACT
    If you owe someone a debt and you attempt to avoid paying that debt by transferring your assets to a family member or another entity you control to try to keep it out of the reach of your creditors you may be violating the Texas Uniform…
  • Mar 19

    I BUY HOUSES - SELLER BEWARE

    I BUY HOUSES - SELLER BEWARE
    Driving around town you might see signs posted at intersections advertising that a person buy's houses or sells them to investors. These signs are typically posted by real estate scammers who have attended seminars that you see advertised on…
  • Dec 17

    IS THE INNOCENT SPOUSE DOCTRINE STILL ALIVE IN TEXAS

    IS THE INNOCENT SPOUSE DOCTRINE STILL ALIVE IN TEXAS
    Sometimes when marriages go sour and spouses can no longer get along with one another, one spouse whose emotions have taken over them might do something out of anger to harm the other spouse, such as deliberately setting fire to their home.…
Rank this Week: 3447

Georgia Workers Compensation…

Georgia Workers Compensation Attorney Blog

Covers Georgia work accidents and workers' compensation laws. By J. Franklin Burns P.C.

http://www.georgiaworkerscompensationattorneyblog.com/
  • Jul 15

    Attorneys: Lawsuit to be Filed in Fall-Related Work Accident

    Attorneys: Lawsuit to be Filed in Fall-Related Work Accident
    There was a time when the shared dream of eight acrobats was to be star performers. Now, they say, they dream of the day when they will be able to stand up out of their wheelchairs and walk. The crew members were severely injured in a…
  • Jul 3

    Louie v. BP Exploration Inc. - Workers' Compensation for Deep Vein Thrombosis in Traveler

    Louie v. BP Exploration Inc. - Workers' Compensation for Deep Vein Thrombosis in Traveler
    It's not uncommon for employers and their insurance firms to deny legitimate Georgia workers' compensation claims by arguing the injuries were not work-related. In some cases, refuting this is more challenging than in others. Our workers'…
  • Jun 30

    Medlin v. Weaver Cooke Constr. - Employer Demands Overpayment Credit

    Medlin v. Weaver Cooke Constr. - Employer Demands Overpayment Credit
    Once an injured employee has been awarded workers' compensation, he or she has cleared the biggest hurdle. However, it may not be the only obstacle he or she will face in the bureaucratic benefits process. This is true even if you are no…
Rank this Week: 2724

Chicago Injury Law Blog

Chicago Injury Law Blog

Covers accident & injury, asbestos, medical device litigation, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse, pharmaceutical litigation, and workers compensation. By Pintas & Mullins Law Firm.

http://www.chicagoinjurylawblog.com/
  • Jul 14

    Lead Paint Companies Ordered to Pay Over $1 Billion

    Lead Paint Companies Ordered to Pay Over $1 Billion
    Sherwin-Williams, one of the largest and most-recognized paint companies, was recently ordered to pay $1.15 billion to fund a program aimed at addressing the health risks of lead paint exposure in California homes. Sherwin, along with two…
  • Jun 17

    Four Drowning Deaths in Chicago Last Weekend - And How to Help Prevent Them

    Four Drowning Deaths in Chicago Last Weekend - And How to Help Prevent Them
    The weekend of June 13th, 2014, four Chicago children died from drowning, ages three to nine years old. In Chicago and most of the Midwest, there are only a handful of summer months and - rightfully so - families do their best to make them…
  • May 14

    Dozens Charged for $260 Million in Medicare Fraud

    Dozens Charged for $260 Million in Medicare Fraud
    Whistleblower lawyers at Pintas & Mullins announce that 90 people have been charged for generating over $260 million worth of false Medicare billings. The fraud was discovered by a federal task force, and among those charged are at least…
Rank this Week: 670

North Carolina Workers'…

North Carolina Workers' Compensation Journal

Covers issues and trends in workers’ compensation law in North Carolina and throughout the United States. By the Jernigan Law Firm.

http://www.ncworkcompjournal.com/
  • Jul 14

    What’s Happening to North Carolina’s Workers’ Compensation Act? (Part III)

    What’s Happening to North Carolina’s Workers’ Compensation Act? (Part III)
    In Part I and II of this series we discussed the legislative power shift in 2010 and identified four significant changes.  Here are some more legislative changes, all imposed after 2010:        5.  …
  • Jul 10

    Ladder Accidents on the Rise

    Ladder Accidents on the Rise
    When my husband and I purchased our home, we immediately bought a forty-foot ladder because obviously we would be cleaning our own gutters and needed the biggest ladder possible to reach the roof. Our first attempt to use the ladder was…
  • Jul 9

    What’s Happening to North Carolina’s Workers’ Compensation Act? (Part II)

    What’s Happening to North Carolina’s Workers’ Compensation Act? (Part II)
      In 2010 after the Republican Party took complete control of the legislature for the first time since 1898, changes to the system began. As death benefits and funeral expenses were being increased, along with an increase in wage loss…
Rank this Week: 2241

Pearson Bitman Blog

Pearson Bitman Blog

Covers the representation of people injured in automobile accidents, trip and fall incidents, theme park injuries, medical negligence and nursing home negligence, among others.

http://accidentlaworlando.com/blog/
  • Jul 14

    Uber Competitor Lyft Coming to Orlando As Well

    Uber Competitor Lyft Coming to Orlando As Well
    We have done several posts recently on Uber’s car service launching in Orlando.  Now Lyft, a competitor to Uber is launching as well.  With these services expanding in Orlando, local leaders will need to address the regulation…
  • Jul 14

    What Does Florida’s Texting and Driving Ban Really Prohibit?

    What Does Florida’s Texting and Driving Ban Really Prohibit?
    Last fall, Florida’s texting and driving ban, or Florida Statute 316.305, its proper name, went into effect. Now that it has been implemented for some time, let’s do a refresher on what you can and can’t legally do: YOU MAY…
  • Jul 14

    Senator Nelson Seeking Regulation of E-Cigarette Liquid

    Senator Nelson Seeking Regulation of E-Cigarette Liquid
    We have previously posted about the potential health risks associated with e-cigarettes.  Now Congress is seeking to regulate the liquids that contain nicotine that go into e-cigarettes.  Lawmakers are concerned that the liquids,…
Rank this Week: 4863

Iowa Workers' Compensation Lawyer…

Iowa Workers' Compensation Lawyer Blog

Covers workers' compensation law and claims. By Gilloon, Wright & Hamel, P.C.

http://www.iowaworkerscompensationlawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 8

    Handling Referrals of Iowa Work Comp Case

    Handling Referrals of Iowa Work Comp Case
    Our law firm accepts work injury case referrals from lawyers who do not regularly handle Iowa worker's compensation claims. In the referral cases the clients pay the same one third contingent fee that we use in non-referral cases. We have…
  • Jun 13

    Back and Neck Injuries in Iowa Work Comp Case

    Back and Neck Injuries in Iowa Work Comp Case
    A large part of my practice involves back and neck claims. Injuries to the back or neck frequently have a serious negative impact on a worker's ability to continue to do their job. We have added a new section to our website that discusses…
  • May 8

    Medical Care Benefits in Iowa Workers' Compensation Case

    Medical Care Benefits in Iowa Workers' Compensation Case
    Under Iowa law a worker who is injured on the job is entitled to receive lifetime medical care for the work injury. The Iowa work comp system has an alternate medical care procedure to deal with many of the disputes that can develop over the…
Rank this Week: 2888

Alabama Workers' Comp Blog

Alabama Workers' Comp Blog

Covers workers' compensation with a focus on Alabama. By Fish Nelson LLC.

http://www.alabamaworkerscompblawg.com/
Rank this Week: 2274

Massachusetts Workers'…

Massachusetts Workers' Compensation Lawyer Blog

Covers construction accidents and workplace fraud. By Altman & Altman, LLP.

http://www.massachusettsworkerscompensationlawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 7

    Fatal Hazmat Incident Reported at MA Elementary School

    Fatal Hazmat Incident Reported at MA Elementary School
    Officials in Plymouth are scrambling to figure out what caused a scary hazardous materials incident that claimed the life of a senior custodian at Manomet Elementary School this morning. Police responded to a report of a body inside the…
  • Jun 30

    Boston Bridge & Steel Inc. Cited by OSHA After Worker’s Death

    Boston Bridge & Steel Inc. Cited by OSHA After Worker’s Death
    Steel fabrication plant Boston Bridge & Steel Inc., was cited by the US Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety Health Organization following a worker’s death late last year. The 46-year-old man who worked at the steel…
  • Jun 25

    New Study Shows Long-Lasting Effects of Workplace Chemical

    New Study Shows Long-Lasting Effects of Workplace Chemical
    It has been a well-known fact for years that some chemicals found in certain work environments can be dangerous to an employee’s health. We know that Asbestos, for example, provided excellent fire protection for homes built in the…
Rank this Week: 1218

Workers Compensation Blog

Workers Compensation Blog

Covers Pennsylvania workers compensation law. By Norfleet and Lafferty, LLC.

http://www.workers-compensation-blog.com/
  • Jul 7

    Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Denial Form

    Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Denial Form
    This video blog explains the Workers Compensation Denial Form an injured worker may receive if the employer or insurer is denying their claim. Francis J. Lafferty, IV, is a Partner with Norfleet & Lafferty, LLC. He focuses his practice on…
  • Jun 30

    3 Things to do if you are hurt on the job in Pennsylvania

    3 Things to do if you are hurt on the job in Pennsylvania
    This video blog explains three steps injured workers should take if they are hurt on the job.   Francis J. Lafferty, IV, is a Partner with Norfleet & Lafferty, LLC. He focuses his practice on workers’ compensation cases. It is…
  • Jun 23

    Hip Replacement Testimonial

    Hip Replacement Testimonial
    Attorney Francis J. Lafferty, IV, discusses the case of a young mother that needed hip replacement surgery.
Rank this Week: 4816

New Jersey Injury Attorney Blog

New Jersey Injury Attorney Blog

Covers auto accidents, dog bites and workers compensation. By Lependorf & Silverstein.

http://www.newjerseyinjuryattorneyblog.com/
  • Jul 1

    Motorcyclist Critically Injured in New Jersey Crash

    Motorcyclist Critically Injured in New Jersey Crash
    A 73-year-old Flanders man is in critical condition after he was injured in a New Jersey motorcycle accident. According to a news report in The New Jersey Herald, the motorcycle crash occurred on Route 206 near the Harmony Lodge in Andover…
  • Jun 24

    Preventing Bicycle Accident Injuries This Summer

    Preventing Bicycle Accident Injuries This Summer
    Summertime is a great time to get around New Jersey on your bike. You can stay fit, have fun, and save money. However, bicycling in New Jersey can prove dangerous if you are not careful. Make sure you always wear a helmet and exercise safe…
  • May 28

    New Jersey’s Weirdest Historical Tourist Attraction

    New Jersey’s Weirdest Historical Tourist Attraction
    History buffs have a lot to love in New Jersey. One of the thirteen original colonies, the state’s reputation as the “Crossroads of the American Revolution” is founded on battlefields, historical houses, and other sites…
Rank this Week: 833

Attorney Client Match Blog

Attorney Client Match Blog

Covers personal injury, workers compensation and medical malpractice news. By Robert N. Katz.

http://blog.attorneyclientmatch.com/
Rank this Week: 3024

Virginia Workers' Compensation…

Virginia Workers' Compensation Case Blog

By Gerald Gregory Lutkenhaus.

http://jerrylutkenhaus.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 29

    New Virginia Workers Compensation Rate

    New Virginia Workers Compensation Rate
    In Virginia, on July 1, 2014 new workers' compensation rates go into effect. For accidents on or after that date the maximum rate of compensation has risen to $967.00 per week. The prior rate was $945.00 per week. In Virginia when one has a…
  • May 19

    Virginia Head Injury and Concussion at Work Results in $500,000 Award

    Virginia Head Injury and Concussion at Work Results in $500,000 Award
    Ms. Jones injured her head at work in Petersburg, Virginia. This caused headaches which were disputed by the employer. We represented her at a hearing and the headaches were awarded. She then received compensation for about 10 years or 500…
  • May 13

    Virginia Workers' Compensation & The Duty to do a Job Search

    Virginia Workers' Compensation & The Duty to do a Job Search
    In a recent case before the Court of Appeals, City of Fredericksburg v. Grijalva, Record Number 0833-12-2 (September 4, 2012), the Court dealt with an appeal by an insurer of a Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission ruling…
Rank this Week: 4394

Disabled Worker Law Blog

Disabled Worker Law Blog

Covers workers compensation, social security disability, long term disability, disability pensions and construction accidents. By Turley, Redmond Rosasco & Rosasco, L.L.P.

http://www.disabledworkerlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 735

Missouri Injury Lawyers Blog

Missouri Injury Lawyers Blog

Covers workers compensation and personal injury law. By Michael J. Sudekum.

http://www.missouriinjurylawyers-blog.com/
  • Jun 25

    Is it legal for a city to ban adults from texting and driving?

    Is it legal for a city to ban adults from texting and driving?
    Some cities think so. Some cities think not. While Missouri law prohibits drivers under 21 from texting and driving, an adult over the age of 21 is free to text, drive and be distracted on the road. Not satisfied with this result, three…
  • Jun 24

    More Traffic Tickets = Higher Insurance

    More Traffic Tickets = Higher Insurance
    In the obvious news category of the day, a recent article in St. Louis Post Dispatch notes that traffic tickets have a direct impact on the rates you pay for insurance. More interestingly though, the article contains contain information…
  • Apr 5

    Pharmaceutical Update

    Pharmaceutical Update
    I spent April 3-4, 2014 in Houston at the Texas Trial Lawyers Association at their Second Annual Pharmaceutical Conference and Medical Device Seminar. Some of the topics relevant to our clients include: - Testosterone Therapy Litigation -…
Rank this Week: 3571

Workers' Law Watch

Workers' Law Watch

Covers workers’ compensation law and drug injuries. By Pasternack Tilker Ziegler Walsh Stanton & Romano, LLP.

http://workerslawwatch.com/
  • Jun 23

    Transforming Apprenticeships for the 21st Century

    Transforming Apprenticeships for the 21st Century
    UPS apprenticeship Today’s post was shared by US Dept. of Labor and comes from social.dol.gov On Wednesday, President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden visited Pennsylvania to announce new actions to enhance job-driven training across…
  • Jun 19

    Summer Means Safety Reminders for Teen Worker

    Summer Means Safety Reminders for Teen Worker
    Today’s post comes from guest author Kit Case, from Causey Law Firm. L&I urges workplace safety for teens as summer hiring season nears Teens are gearing up to search for summer jobs and the Washington State Department of Labor…
  • Jun 16

    Occupational Disease: New Cancer Study and Firefighter

    Occupational Disease: New Cancer Study and Firefighter
    Today’s post comes from guest author Thomas Domer, from The Domer Law Firm. Worker’s compensation has provided benefits or coverage for occupational diseases for generations.  In Wisconsin an occupational disease is one…
Rank this Week: 1573

Federal Employee Disability Law…

Federal Employee Disability Law Blog

Covers disability discrimination, Federal Workers' Compensation Act (FECA) and OPM Disability. By Eric L. Pines.

http://www.pinesfederal.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 4739

Texas Injury Lawyers Blog

Texas Injury Lawyers Blog

Covers personal injury and workers' compensation news. By Carabin & Shaw, P.C.

http://www.texasinjurylawyersblog.com/
  • Jun 19

    Couple Dies in Prosper, Texas After Hitting Each Other Head On

    Couple Dies in Prosper, Texas After Hitting Each Other Head On
    In a tragic set of circumstances, a newlywed couple died in Prosper, Texas after slamming into each other's car head on. Nicolas Cruz, age 31, and Kristina Munoz, age 26, were both employed at the same egg farm, Mahard Pullet Farm, but…
  • Jun 12

    Commissioner of Texas Division of Workers' Compensation Resign

    Commissioner of Texas Division of Workers' Compensation Resign
    Rod Bordelon, the Commissioner of Texas' Division of Workers' Compensation, abruptly resigned from his position last week, possibly due to criticism that his division was too cozy with the insurers it was supposed to be…
  • Jun 5

    Texas Court of Appeals Affirms Ruling Against Man Injured By Falling Air Compressor

    Texas Court of Appeals Affirms Ruling Against Man Injured By Falling Air Compressor
    The Texas Court of Appeals of the First District recently affirmed a trial court's summary judgment motion against a plaintiff injured by an air compressor box at Lowe's. In Carpenter v. Campbell Hausfeld Company, Dwayne Carpenter was…
Rank this Week: 3541