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Workers' Compensation

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

http://workers-compensation.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 27

    Preventing Heart Attacks in Firefighter

    Preventing Heart Attacks in Firefighter
    Today's post is shared from njtvonline.orgEvery year nearly 100 firefighters die on the job and one half of those deaths are from fatal heart attacks. These statistics remain consistent year in and out. The very nature of the job…
  • Aug 27

    IF THINGS GO VERY WRONG

    IF THINGS GO VERY WRONG
    Today's post was shared by CAAA and comes from www.workerscompzone.com Bay Area residents were awakened last night to a 6.0 earthquake in Napa.News reports indicated that Napa County’s old courthouse was among the downtown buildings…
  • Aug 27

    NTSB Releases Final Report on Paulsboro Derailment

    NTSB Releases Final Report on Paulsboro Derailment
    Topdays post is shared from njtvonline.orgTwo years after the toxic spill in Paulsboro, the NTSB’s final investigation report determines that the crew was met with a red signal on the bridge. They radioed to dispatch for the…
Rank this Week: 351

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/
  • Aug 27

    Chicago Officials Use Twitter to Tracks Foodborne Illne

    Chicago Officials Use Twitter to Tracks Foodborne Illne
    It seems like every day there is a new recall issued for some type of food contamination - salmonella, E.coli, listeria or other risks of public health. Although the FDA and USDA are trying to ramp up their inspection and enforcement…
  • Aug 25

    Millions of Bean Bags Recalled after Child Death

    Millions of Bean Bags Recalled after Child Death
    More than 2.2 million bean bags made by Ace Bayou Corp. are being recalled after two children suffocated to death inside of them. The bean bags, which come in various shapes, colors, fabrics and sizes, were sold at popular stores such as…
  • Jul 25

    Unnecessary C-Sections Plague American Women

    Unnecessary C-Sections Plague American Women
    One in three American mothers deliver their first child through Cesarean section and 90% of those women who then have a second child will deliver through C-section again. It has not always been this way: in the 1970s, only 5% of all births…
Rank this Week: 658

Florida Social Security Disability…

Florida Social Security Disability Lawyer Blog

Covers Florida construction accidents and workers' compensation law. By Randy Zeldin.

http://www.floridaworkerscompensationlawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 27

    Florida Court Declares Workers' Compensation Law Unconstitutional

    Florida Court Declares Workers' Compensation Law Unconstitutional
    Judge Cueto of the Dade County 11th Circuit Court, has declared that the Florida Workers' Compensation law, Florida Statutes 440.00, is unconstitutional in part. Specifically, the Court found that the current Florida Workers' Compensation law…
  • Aug 8

    Expanded Use of Vocational Experts for Mental Impairment

    Expanded Use of Vocational Experts for Mental Impairment
    The Social Security Administration, per the court case of Brock v. Astrue, has issued a ruling requiring a vocational expert to testify in hearings which involve an application for Social Security Disability, based on a "severe" mental…
  • Apr 15

    Social Security Considering Changes to Epilepsy and Multiple Sclerosis Listing

    Social Security Considering Changes to Epilepsy and Multiple Sclerosis Listing
    The Social Security Administration has proposed several changes to the "listed" impairments, which can qualify an individual to receive Social Security Disability Income. The listing for "epilepsy", under section 11.02 and 11.03. …
Rank this Week: 2104

Wynn & Wynn Blog

Wynn & Wynn Blog

Covers injury and workers' compensation law.

http://www.wynnandwynn.com/our-blog/
  • Aug 27

    Using Social Media for your Massachusetts Busine

    Using Social Media for your Massachusetts Busine
    Social media is an essential part of any Massachusetts business. The use of social Media in Massachusetts businesses has grown significantly in recent years. The PEW Internet and American Life Project published a recent report showing that…
  • Jul 31

    WARNING: YOUR E-MAILS MIGHT BIND YOU TO A CONTRACT

    WARNING: YOUR E-MAILS MIGHT BIND YOU TO A CONTRACT
    By: Marissa Louro | Law Clerk In a world where many rely on technology to expedite personal and business communications, it is no surprise that recent decisions in Massachusetts state and federal courts are deeming email conversations…
  • Jul 31

    PROCEDURE FOR OBTAINING PAYMENT OF A DEBT AFTER DEBTOR’S DEATH

    PROCEDURE FOR OBTAINING PAYMENT OF A DEBT AFTER DEBTOR’S DEATH
    By: Dianna M. Gallagher, Esq. Under the Massachusetts Uniform Probate Code, effective March 31, 2012, a creditor of a deceased debtor must bring an action against the debtor’s estate within one year of the debtor’s date of death…
Rank this Week: 3743

LaBovick Law Group Blog

LaBovick Law Group Blog

Covers personal injury legal news.

http://www.labovick.com/blog
  • Aug 27

    Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners: Why a PIP Insurer Should Not Reduce Charge

    Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners: Why a PIP Insurer Should Not Reduce Charge
    A physician assistant (PA) is defined by the American Academy of Physician Assistants as a “healthcare professional who is licensed to practice medicine as a part of a team with physicians and other providers.” A nurse…
  • Aug 26

    General Motors Announces Three New Safety Recall

    General Motors Announces Three New Safety Recall
    Another round of safety recalls have been announced by car manufacturing company General Motors. These recalls can be added to the several others that the company has already announced earlier in the year. This time around the recalls have…
  • Aug 25

    Victory for Plaintiff Medical Providers: Determining an Emergency Medical Condition

    Victory for Plaintiff Medical Providers: Determining an Emergency Medical Condition
    Under the so called “new PIP statute” that took effect on January 1, 2013, there is now a provision regarding the finding of an “emergency medical condition” (EMC) to reach certain thresholds of PIP…
Rank this Week: 527

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/
  • Aug 27

    Allstate - How Could You? Worcester?

    Allstate - How Could You? Worcester?
    A stake through the heart. That's what it felt like yesterday when Allstate published its 10th annual America's Best Drivers Report and awarded Worcester and Boston, two Massachusetts cities 38 miles apart, with the gold and silver medals,…
  • Aug 26

    National Academy of Social Insurance Workers' Comp Report: Benefits, Coverage & Costs, 2012

    National Academy of Social Insurance Workers' Comp Report: Benefits, Coverage & Costs, 2012
    Workers' compensation benefits rose by 1.3 percent to $61.9 billion in 2012, while employer costs rose by 6.9 percent to $83.2 billion, according to a report released today by the National Academy of Social Insurance. The Academy notes that…
  • Aug 14

    Health Wonk Review - August Recess Edition

    Health Wonk Review - August Recess Edition
    Are you feeling a little out of touch on your health policy wonkery over the summer? Wondering how things are progressing with ACA and other health policy issues? Catch up on your reading at Health Wonk Review: August Recess Edition. Brad…
Rank this Week: 473

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/
  • Aug 27

    Drug Testing En Masse Risky

    Drug Testing En Masse Risky
    A federal appellate court gave a pyric victory to an employer in Tennessee, remanding a case back to the trial level because the reasons for mass drug testing of its workforce might have a reasonable basis and not be violative of the…
  • Aug 26

    The Word Didn't Get There

    The Word Didn't Get There
    As you know I've been on a kick lately about professionalism in the industry and recognizing the good we do.Then I get an email from a former claims professional turned auditor that completely deflates my enthusiasm and makes me angry.The…
  • Aug 25

    The Best We Can

    The Best We Can
    Does this sound familiar?“The rules and regulations that govern work with the elderly are extensive. Basically this equates to an extraordinary amount of paperwork. Social workers typically enjoy working with clients and their families,…
Rank this Week: 1494

Phillips & Associates Blog

Phillips & Associates Blog

Covers Oklahoma criminal and personal injury law.

http://oklahoma-criminal-defense.com/blog/
  • Aug 26

    Trafficking in Methamphetamine

    Trafficking in Methamphetamine
    Acquitted at Trial
  • Aug 25

    OKC Police Officer Accused of Sexual Assault

    OKC Police Officer Accused of Sexual Assault
    Earlier this month, an Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper was named in a lawsuit accusing him of rape. Now, an Oklahoma City police officer has also been accused of sexually assaulting women while on duty. The allegations claim that these men,…
  • Aug 21

    Ex-Comanche County Official Accused of Sexual Relationship with 14-year-old Boy

    Ex-Comanche County Official Accused of Sexual Relationship with 14-year-old Boy
    The Comanche County director of emergency management was released from his position after being arrested on charges related to the sexual abuse of a 14-year-old boy. Investigators say the mother of the teen contacted police after she…
Rank this Week: 3255

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/
  • Aug 26

    Transportation employers, can you survive the federal audit “tag team”?

    Transportation employers, can you survive the federal audit “tag team”?
    David Smith of Constangy’s OSHA practice group is co-author of this post. The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration are tag-teaming transportation employers.…
  • Aug 22

    Sexy ADA issue: Bad breakup may not justify employer-mandated medical exam

    Sexy ADA issue: Bad breakup may not justify employer-mandated medical exam
    Rarely does one get a case that involves a cutting-edge Americans with Disabilities Act issue combined with wild, crazy, passionate, irrationally exuberant, tempestuous, adulterous romance. Well, folks, today is your lucky day. Should we…
  • Aug 19

    BREAKING: OFCCP issues directive on gender-identity discrimination

    BREAKING: OFCCP issues directive on gender-identity discrimination
    The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs has issued a new directive on gender-identity discrimination, consistent with President Obama’s recent amendment to Executive Order 11246. In essence, the directive says that…
Rank this Week: 412

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/
  • Aug 26

    Orange County is on Alert for Crosswalk Violations as School is Back in Session

    Orange County is on Alert for Crosswalk Violations as School is Back in Session
    Best Foot Forward for Pedestrian Safety Orlando Police Department and Orange County Sheriff’s Department have stepped up their efforts to patrol for crosswalk right of way violations as schools start back in During enforcement actions,…
  • Aug 26

    Uber and Lyft Launch Lobby Campaign to Defeat Ride Sharing Insurance Bill

    Uber and Lyft Launch Lobby Campaign to Defeat Ride Sharing Insurance Bill
    From the LA Times comes news of ride sharing services Lyft and Uber pushing their lobbying efforts into full gear to defeat a proposed bill in the California legislature requiring higher liability coverage for Uber and Lyft drivers, and…
  • Aug 26

    Uber Drivers Describe How They Can Circumvent Background Check

    Uber Drivers Describe How They Can Circumvent Background Check
    We have addressed the potential legal loopholes Uber is using to operate in Orlando here on our blog.  Now, Gawker.com has an interesting feature with a report from an anonymous Uber driver describing how the company’s background…
Rank this Week: 4832

North Carolina Workers'…

North Carolina Workers' Compensation Lawyers Blog

Covers workers' compensation procedures. By Lee Law Offices.

http://www.northcarolinaworkerscompensationlawyersblog.com/
  • Aug 26

    Morgan v. Interim Healthcare - Refusal to Accept Suitable Employment

    Morgan v. Interim Healthcare - Refusal to Accept Suitable Employment
    The purpose of workers' compensation is to give workers and employers a straightforward process by which to request and offer benefits to those who have been injured at work, without the hassle of a lawsuit. The ultimate goal in most cases is…
  • Aug 23

    Multiple Employers and Repetitive Trauma Injurie

    Multiple Employers and Repetitive Trauma Injurie
    The term "work injury" conjures a construction fall or a truck crash - something severe and sudden. However, some of the most common types of work-related injuries for which people seek workers' compensation in Rock Hill are those related to…
  • Aug 22

    North Carolina Lumber Mill Worker Killed in Forklift Accident

    North Carolina Lumber Mill Worker Killed in Forklift Accident
    According to a recent report, a North Carolina factory worker was killed in an on-the-job accident. The worker was employed at a large lumber mill in Pitt County when a forklift overturned. The worker was a machine operator who had been…
Rank this Week: 1576

Petro Cohen Petro Matarazzo Blog

Petro Cohen Petro Matarazzo Blog

Covers workers compensation law.

http://www.petrocohen.com/blog/
  • Aug 26

    Could Your Injury be a WEAR and TEAR™ Workers’ Compensation Claim?

    Could Your Injury be a WEAR and TEAR™ Workers’ Compensation Claim?
    Over time, the physical demands of your job can take a toll on your body. If so, workers’ compensation benefits may be payable. We call these types of claims “WEAR and TEAR™” because they develop slowly over time.…
  • Jul 23

    How Do I Know if I Have a Personal Injury Case?

    How Do I Know if I Have a Personal Injury Case?
    In legal terms, personal injury refers to any injury that a victim may sustain to his or her body, mind, or emotions. However, in order for it to be considered a successful personal injury claim, the victim and his or … Continue…
  • Jun 17

    Temporary Medical and Wage Compensation for NJ Workers’ Comp

    Temporary Medical and Wage Compensation for NJ Workers’ Comp
    In a New Jersey workers’ compensation case, your employer is responsible for providing you with the reasonable medical treatment necessary for injuries you sustained as a result of an accident at work. In turn, the employer has the…
Rank this Week: 4907

Personal Injury Law Journal

Personal Injury Law Journal

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

http://www.personalinjurylawjournal.com/
  • Aug 26

    Workplace Violence

    Workplace Violence
    Workplace violence can happen anywhere and at anytime. It can involve employees, clients, customers or visitors. According to the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), nearly 2 million America workers report being victims of…
  • Aug 22

    Psychiatric Claims Under Workers' Compensation

    Psychiatric Claims Under Workers' Compensation
    New Jersey Workers’ Compensation recognizes claims for specific accidents as well as occupational injury and disease claims.  Psychiatric claims can fall into either category, but have traditionally been very difficult cases to…
  • Aug 20

    Personal Injury Practice Tip- Beware the Triple Net Lease!

    Personal Injury Practice Tip- Beware the Triple Net Lease!
    Involved in a premises liability claim involving a commercial property?  Depending on the facts of your case, you may find yourself subject to a little known immunity provision due to the existence of a “triple net…
Rank this Week: 1581

Work Comp Roundup

Work Comp Roundup

Covers workers' compensation cost containment techniques and strategies.

http://reduceyourworkerscomp.com/
  • Aug 26

    Investigating A Work Comp Claim Can Make All The Difference

    Investigating A Work Comp Claim Can Make All The Difference
    Investigating a workers’ compensation claim can make all the difference in the outcome of a case.  Claim handlers have a special role that can help resolve cases in a timely manner and at times may need to rely heavily on an…
  • Aug 26

    OSHA Fines Ill. Company, Workers Exposed to Hazard

    OSHA Fines Ill. Company, Workers Exposed to Hazard
    One of the main goals of employers should be to always enforce safety in the workplace. When that does not happen, the consequences can be troubling.   Exposing workers to hazardous chemicals and chemical particles recently resulted in…
  • Aug 25

    Top 10 Excuses For Not Reducing Work Comp Cost

    Top 10 Excuses For Not Reducing Work Comp Cost
    What are the biggest challenges for small, mid-sized and large businesses nationwide today?   Yes, competition is certainly a challenge that many face. For others, it is finding and retaining the best employees to get the job done and…
Rank this Week: 172

Canadian Occupational Health and…

Canadian Occupational Health and Safety Law

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

http://www.occupationalhealthandsafetylaw.com/
Rank this Week: 2239

Texas Injury Lawyers Blog

Texas Injury Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.texasinjurylawyersblog.com/
  • Aug 25

    Worker Injured on Former's Employer's Premise

    Worker Injured on Former's Employer's Premise
    A recent appellate case arose when a plaintiff was seriously burned after falling into a pool of hot water at the defendant's chemical plant. The plant had multiple manufacturing units, but the facility was owned by DuPont. The unit where the…
  • Aug 18

    Death of a Minor in Go-Kart Accident in Texa

    Death of a Minor in Go-Kart Accident in Texa
    Recently, a 14-year-old girl passed away after a go-kart accident outside the Texas Motor Speedway, where she was participating in a go-kart race. The race was sponsored by the Sports Car Club of America. The girl's go-kart kept going after…
  • Aug 15

    Discovery in Texas Manufacturing Defect Tire Case

    Discovery in Texas Manufacturing Defect Tire Case
    In a product liability or manufacturing defects case in Texas, it is common to need extensive discovery on the manufacturing process. Among other things, plaintiffs will need to propound written discovery, take depositions, and retain experts…
Rank this Week: 3532

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/
Rank this Week: 2717

Massachusetts Workers'…

Massachusetts Workers' Compensation Lawyer Blawg

Covers workers' compensation. By Kantrovitz & Associates P.C.

http://www.massachusettsworkerscompensationlawyerblawg.com/
Rank this Week: 4627

Workers' Compensation Watch

Workers' Compensation Watch

By Rehm, Bennet & Moore.

http://workerscompensationwatch.com/
  • Aug 25

    Don’t Believe the Hype About Employment Law

    Don’t Believe the Hype About Employment Law
    “Don’t Believe the Hype” when it comes to employment law. This admonition was spurred by a misleading article and headline that I was e-mailed by Watchdog.org recently. The article was meant to spur outrage that a…
  • Aug 21

    Attorney Brody Ockander Presents at Translators’ Conference

    Attorney Brody Ockander Presents at Translators’ Conference
    Attorney Brody Ockander Firm associate Brody Ockander recently served as a presenter at the Nebraska Association for Translators and Interpreters (NATI) 2014 Annual Regional Conference in Omaha. His presentation included information on both…
  • Aug 18

    Why Your Vote Matters to Worker

    Why Your Vote Matters to Worker
    I frequently write about the intersection of workers’ compensation benefits for workers and politics. The bottom line on my comments is that workers, and citizens who care about workers, need to vote for candidates who will protect…
Rank this Week: 1820

Workers' Law Watch

Workers' Law Watch

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

http://workerslawwatch.com/
  • Aug 25

    Medicaid Home Care Cuts Are Unjust, Lawsuit Say

    Medicaid Home Care Cuts Are Unjust, Lawsuit Say
    Today’s post was shared by The Workers’ Injury Law & Advocacy Group and comes from www.nytimes.com A federal class action lawsuit filed late Tuesday accuses New York State health officials of denying or slashing Medicaid home…
  • Aug 21

    Best Ways To Protect Yourself From Common Workplace Injurie

    Best Ways To Protect Yourself From Common Workplace Injurie
    Last week marked the 25th anniversary of Workers’ Memorial Day – a day set aside to remember those who were injured or died on the job. President Barack Obama issued a proclamation in which he noted “we must never accept…
  • Aug 18

    Top 10 Careers For College Grads To Consider

    Top 10 Careers For College Grads To Consider
    Today’s post was shared by US Labor Department and comes from storify.com Top 10 Careers For College Grads To Consider As recent grads are hitting the job market, many are asking, "What career paths are offering the best opportunities…
Rank this Week: 1563

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/
  • Aug 25

    Inmate to receive $30,000 for being placed in solitary confinement

    Inmate to receive $30,000 for being placed in solitary confinement
    Today’s post was shared by The Workers’ Injury Law & Advocacy Group and comes from www.post-gazette.com A lawsuit settlement made public Tuesday brings to $386,000 the total paid by the state in relation to lawsuits stemming…
  • Aug 21

    Florida Employers May Lose Their Limited Liability/Exclusive Remedy Defense

    Florida Employers May Lose Their Limited Liability/Exclusive Remedy Defense
    “Decimated.” That is the word the Honorable Circuit Court Judge Jorge Cueto used to describe what’s left of Florida’s Workers’ Compensation Act after a series of reforms, notably in 2003, which attacked injured…
  • Aug 18

    Truckers Fired Over Workers’ Comp Claim: What to Do Next

    Truckers Fired Over Workers’ Comp Claim: What to Do Next
    Today’s post comes from guest author Rod Rehm, from Rehm, Bennett & Moore. Truck drivers have a remedy if fired for making a workers’ compensation claim. A recent award of over $100,000 to a truck driver who was fired for…
Rank this Week: 2231

Iowa Workers' Compensation Law

Iowa Workers' Compensation Law

By Paul McAndrew Law Firm.

http://iowaworkcomplaw.com/
  • Aug 25

    Sedgwick County judge dismisses toddler death lawsuit

    Sedgwick County judge dismisses toddler death lawsuit
    Today’s post was shared by The Workers’ Injury Law & Advocacy Group and comes from cjonline.com WICHITA — A Sedgwick County judge has dismissed a lawsuit accusing a state agency of failing to protect a toddler before she…
  • Aug 21

    California schools face lawsuit over physical education classe

    California schools face lawsuit over physical education classe
    Today’s post was shared by The Workers’ Injury Law & Advocacy Group and comes from www.latimes.com P.E. lawsuit Thousands of elementary school teachers have been asked this summer to hold on to their lesson plans as 37 school…
  • Aug 18

    Fear of Ebola Breeds a Terror of Physician

    Fear of Ebola Breeds a Terror of Physician
    Today’s post was shared by Gelman on Workplace Injuries and comes from www.nytimes.com Healthcare professional face serious and fatal virus infections overseas. The conditions contrated within the course of thier employment may be…
Rank this Week: 929

Washington Workers' Advisor

Washington Workers' Advisor

Covers workers compensation law. By The Causey Law Firm.

http://workersadvisor.com/
  • Aug 25

    Job Corps is My Calling

    Job Corps is My Calling
    Today’s post was shared by US Dept. of Labor and comes from social.dol.gov Editor’s note: As we continue to post Job Corps stories in honor of its 50th anniversary, we want to hear from you. Submit your story through our Web form…
  • Aug 21

    After the International Nutrition Building Collapse: OSHA Releases Report

    After the International Nutrition Building Collapse: OSHA Releases Report
    The International Nutrition building. Today’s post comes from guest author Rod Rehm, from Rehm, Bennett & Moore. I was going to write about a summary from the official OSHA news release and provide a compilation of web resources…
  • Aug 18

    A Special Warning About Over-the-Counter Pain Medication

    A Special Warning About Over-the-Counter Pain Medication
    The dangers of prescription pain meds get a fair amount of regular attention in the media.  A recent Consumer Reports (CR) article described a 300% rise in prescriptions of opiods – particularly those with hydrocodone –over…
Rank this Week: 2390

Duncan Law Blog

Duncan Law Blog

Covers North Carolina bankruptcy and workers compensation issues.

http://www.duncanlawonline.com/blog/
  • Aug 24

    What is Form MSC7 in North Carolina Workers’ Compensation?

    What is Form MSC7 in North Carolina Workers’ Compensation?
    Form MSC7 is the report of the Evaluator in a workers compensation case in North Carolina. An Evaluator is usually a neutral person who meets with the plaintiffs and defendants in a workers compensation case in a neutral evaluation…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1457

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: 2269

Briskman Briskman & Greenberg Blog

Briskman Briskman & Greenberg Blog

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

http://www.briskmanandbriskman.com/blog/
  • Aug 22

    Wrongful death lawsuit filed over drowning death after swan attack

    Wrongful death lawsuit filed over drowning death after swan attack
    The wife of a Villa Park man who died after being attacked by a swan has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the man’s employer and against the condo complex where he was working when he died. According to the lawsuit, Anthony…
  • Aug 18

    Eleven million dollar birth injury lawsuit over Topamax stand

    Eleven million dollar birth injury lawsuit over Topamax stand
    In a recent birth injury lawsuit, a jury award of $11 million will stand after a judge denied a defendant’s motion for a new trial. The jury made the award in November 2013 in a lawsuit over birth injuries suffered by a child whose…
  • Aug 14

    Birth Injuries: Three Common Cause

    Birth Injuries: Three Common Cause
    Injuries sustained during birth can cause a child to suffer from serious medical conditions that will alter life for both the child and parents. Even more devastating is the fact that many birth injuries are preventable. Many result from the…
Rank this Week: 1368

James M. Hoffmann Blog

James M. Hoffmann Blog

Covers Missouri workers' compensation and personal injury.

http://www.hoffmannworkcomp.com/category/blog/
  • Aug 21

    Workers’ Compensation May Reduce Other Benefit Payment

    Workers’ Compensation May Reduce Other Benefit Payment
    How will your workers’ compensation claim affect your Social Security Disability benefits? There are instances when injured employees are eligible for both Social Security and workers’ compensation benefits. However, they cannot…
  • Aug 16

    Have You Been Exposed to Benzene at Work?

    Have You Been Exposed to Benzene at Work?
    Studies indicate that benzene exposure increases the risk of cancer and other diseases. Benzene is among the most commonly used chemicals in United States. It is a colorless, flammable liquid with a sweet odor. It is present in its natural…
  • Aug 11

    How Much Is a Lost Limb Really Worth?

    How Much Is a Lost Limb Really Worth?
    An employee who sustains a work-related injury resulting in a lost limb may be facing extreme physical and financial challenges. The workers’ compensation system uses a pre-determined method in calculating the compensation to be…
Rank this Week: 4891

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/
  • Aug 20

    OPM Disability Retirement – FMLA and/or Sick Leave or Tough it Out?

    OPM Disability Retirement – FMLA and/or Sick Leave or Tough it Out?
    This is a very interesting and relevant topic and probably one of our main specialities in assisting our clients.  Virtually all of our OPM Disability Retirement cases have some period of time when the employee is struggling with whether…
  • Aug 5

    OWCP RELATED: MANAGERIAL HEADACHES 2: OTHER ACHES (ORTHOPEDIC)

    OWCP RELATED: MANAGERIAL HEADACHES 2: OTHER ACHES (ORTHOPEDIC)
    Of the federal government’s 2.6 million employees, approximately 40% (1.1 million) are professional, technical, scientific or clerical workers, who spend the large majority of their work time intensively typing on a computer keyboard or…
  • Jun 22

    Despite Common Thought OWCP Workers Compensation Occupational Disease are More Common than Traumatic Injurie

    Despite Common Thought OWCP Workers Compensation Occupational Disease are More Common than Traumatic Injurie
    If you are one of the nearly 1 million professionals, technical staff, managers or supervisors in the federal work force, the odds are 98 out of 100, that if you are injured, it will not be from straining, lifting, moving, pushing or pulling…
Rank this Week: 4750

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/
  • Aug 20

    Woman Who Lost Husband and Two Sons When Home Depot Collapsed Sues Under Negligence Theory

    Woman Who Lost Husband and Two Sons When Home Depot Collapsed Sues Under Negligence Theory
    Back in 2011, a massive tornado swept through Missouri, ripping apart most buildings and homes in its way. One building that was destroyed was a Home Depot home-improvement store. Tragically, dozens of people were trapped inside as the…
  • Aug 13

    Maryland State Trooper Shoots Pit-Bull After She Was Bit

    Maryland State Trooper Shoots Pit-Bull After She Was Bit
    Earlier this year in July, a Maryland State Trooper was responding to a call in Mechanicsville when she was attacked by the homeowner’s pit-bull. According to a report by a local news source, the officer was responding to a call...
  • Aug 6

    Baltimore Sun Report Shows Patient Care Lacking and Events Often Unreported

    Baltimore Sun Report Shows Patient Care Lacking and Events Often Unreported
    In a recent article by the Baltimore Sun, the paper considers the growing problem of patient safety in hospitals and nursing homes across the State of Maryland. One of the biggest problems with the current system, the author argues, is...
Rank this Week: 245

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: 4924

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/
  • Aug 20

    Jotwell 2014 Summer Break

    Jotwell 2014 Summer Break
    Jotwell is taking a short summer break. Posting will resume on Tuesday, September 2. However, even while we’re on break, we’ll be accepting submissions, editing them, updating the site’s theme, and of course getting ready…
  • Aug 19

    What We Talk About When We Talk About Crime

    What We Talk About When We Talk About Crime
    John S. Stinneford, Punishment Without Culpability, 102 J. Crim. L. & Criminology 653 (2012).Angela HarrisJohn Stinneford begins his article by asking the reader to imagine herself a UPS delivery truck driver in Tampa, Florida. He…
  • Aug 18

    What if you woke up one day in a place where there was no Courts Law?: The Impact of Teaching Procedure on the Legal Academy

    What if you woke up one day in a place where there was no Courts Law?: The Impact of Teaching Procedure on the Legal Academy
    Elizabeth G. Thornburg, Erik S. Knutsen, Carla Crifò, Camille Cameron, & David Bamford, A Community of Procedure Scholars: Teaching Procedure and the Legal Academy, 51 Osgoode Hall L.J. 93 (2013), available at SSRN.Janet WalkerIn…
Rank this Week: 269

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/
  • Aug 19

    When Restaurants Serve Up More than Food: The Dangers of Dining Out

    When Restaurants Serve Up More than Food: The Dangers of Dining Out
    When we dine out, we expect to enjoy good food, a pleasant atmosphere, and good service. Unfortunately, each year diners in Miami and other cities are served up a lot more than just some comfort food. Each year, customers are seriously…
  • Aug 15

    Shift Work Can Lead to Work Injury in Tamarac and Other Injurie

    Shift Work Can Lead to Work Injury in Tamarac and Other Injurie
    Workplace injury in Tamarac and other communities is a serious concern for all workers. While we expect some workers – such as construction workers – to face higher risks because of the nature of their jobs, some studies suggest…
  • Aug 13

    Avoiding Back-to-School Child Injurie

    Avoiding Back-to-School Child Injurie
    While schools work hard to provide a safe environment for students, accidents and injuries do happen at schools. Child injury in Hollywood and other Florida communities can especially be a risk during the first few weeks of the new year.…
Rank this Week: 958

Minnesota Workers Compensation…

Minnesota Workers Compensation Secrets from a Former Insurance Company Attorney

Discusses Minnesota workers compensation benefit issues, including wage loss, notice of intent to discontinue, rehabilitation and permanent partial disability. By Thomas Atkinson.

http://mnworkcompsecrets.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 167

Pennsylvania Labor and Employment…

Pennsylvania Labor and Employment Blog

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

http://www.palaborandemploymentblog.com/
  • Aug 15

    Would You Like Fries . . . and an Unfair Labor Practice Charge with That?

    Would You Like Fries . . . and an Unfair Labor Practice Charge with That?
    This post was contributed by Bruce D. Bagley and Lee E. Tankle of McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC's Labor & Employment Practice Group. Mainstream media, attorneys, and business owners are discussing the meaning and impact of a…
  • Aug 13

    Mailing FMLA Notices to Employees? Not So Fast

    Mailing FMLA Notices to Employees? Not So Fast
    This post was contributed by Gina E. McAndrew, an Attorney in McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC's Labor & Employment Practice Group in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Recently, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit issued an…
  • Aug 7

    Screaming Profanities and Threatening the Boss Not Enough to Get You Fired According to NLRB

    Screaming Profanities and Threatening the Boss Not Enough to Get You Fired According to NLRB
    This post was contributed by Adam L. Santucci, an Attorney in McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC's Labor & Employment Practice Group in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Yep, that's right. The employee's outburst is too obscene to reproduce on…
Rank this Week: 768

Maryland Social Security…

Maryland Social Security Disability Lawyers Blog

Covers workers' compensation, injury, and government law. By Steinhardt, Siskind and Associates, LLC.

http://www.marylandsocialsecuritydisabilitylawyers.com/
  • Aug 13

    Statute of Limitations Issues in Maryland Medical Malpractice

    Statute of Limitations Issues in Maryland Medical Malpractice
    Statute of limitations issues can play a big part in your lawsuit. In medical malpractice lawsuits especially, it is important to consult an attorney as soon as you are aware you might have a claim. Your attorney will likely need time to…
  • Aug 10

    Maryland Notice Requirement When Suing a Local Government Entity for Negligence

    Maryland Notice Requirement When Suing a Local Government Entity for Negligence
    In a recent case, a Maryland driver and passenger sued Dorothea Maynor, the driver of another car, for negligence. Maynor sued the mayor and City Council of Baltimore. The case arose when Maynor was driving in Baltimore City and entered…
  • Aug 10

    How Are Maryland Permanent Partial Disability Benefits Capped?

    How Are Maryland Permanent Partial Disability Benefits Capped?
    In a recent case, a Maryland appellate court looked at how an injured worker’s permanent partial disability benefits are capped. The question was whether they were capped by the state average weekly wage in effect on the injury date, or…
Rank this Week: 4880

Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation…

Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Lawyers Blog

Covers Pennsylvania workers' compensation and product liability news. By Michael J. O'Connor & Associates, LLC.

http://www.pennsylvaniaworkerscompensationlawyersblog.com/
  • Aug 12

    Injured in Cold Storage

    Injured in Cold Storage
    Many people in this country work hard to provide for themselves and their families. Millions of hard working Americans ought to feel safe and secure while they are working at their places of business. Unfortunately, not everyone is safe when…
  • Aug 4

    Fear of Being Fired

    Fear of Being Fired
    Researchers have identified a new predictor that can be used to better help workers dealing with workplace injuries. Researchers conducted telephone interviews with injured workers in 8 states. These states are Indiana, Massachusetts,…
  • Mar 5

    Radio Shack to Close over 1,000 Store

    Radio Shack to Close over 1,000 Store
    In a sad reminder that the economy is still struggling and that online retailers are stiff competition, Radio Shack announced this week that it will be closing nearly 20% of its locations across the U.S. — as many as 1,100 stores. An…
Rank this Week: 1035

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/
  • Aug 11

    Out-of-State Medical Care for Nevada Injured Worker

    Out-of-State Medical Care for Nevada Injured Worker
     Nevada has a highly transient population, with people moving in and out of the state frequently, particularly in this volatile economy.  I remember the days when they used to publish the Las Vegas phone book twice a year. (Now no…
  • Jul 26

    Temporary Partial Disability Benefits under Nevada Law

    Temporary Partial Disability Benefits under Nevada Law
    Temporary partial disability benefits  (TPD) are benefits that may be payable under the following circumstances: 1. You are working a temporary light duty job at a lesser wage because your duties are different, or you are making the same…
  • Jul 26

    Temporary Partial Disability Benefits under Nevada Law Temporary Part

    Temporary Partial Disability Benefits under Nevada Law Temporary Part
    Temporary partial disability benefits  (TPD) are benefits that may be payable under the following circumstances: 1. You are working a temporary light duty job at a lesser wage because your duties are different, or you are making the same…
Rank this Week: 1831

Virginia Workers' Compensation…

Virginia Workers' Compensation Case Blog

By Gerald Gregory Lutkenhaus.

http://jerrylutkenhaus.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 11

    Defense Medical Examination

    Defense Medical Examination
    In Virginia, the Virginia Workers' Compensation Act allows a defense medical examination of the injured worker. By case law the defense insurance company can ask the injured worker to undergo this type of exam once a year. In addition, the…
  • Jul 25

    Virginia Increases Workers Compensation Penalty for Uninsured Employer

    Virginia Increases Workers Compensation Penalty for Uninsured Employer
    On July 1, 2014 Virginia increased the maximum penalty for employers in Virginia who did not have       workers compensation to $50,000.00. Prior to this increase, the maximum penalty was only $5,000.00. With such a low…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4393

California Comp Blog

California Comp Blog

Covers workers' compensation legal decisions.

http://www.californiacompblog.com/
  • Aug 7

    We’ve Moved!

    We’ve Moved!
    The California Comp Blog has moved to: RTGR law.com Blog We’ll see you there!    
  • May 7

    Richard, Thorson, Graves & Royer LLP Announces New Presentation on Safety Officer Benefits & Presumption

    Richard, Thorson, Graves & Royer LLP Announces New Presentation on Safety Officer Benefits & Presumption
    Richard, Thorson, Graves & Royer LLP is pleased to announce our new Powerpoint presentation: Safety Officer Benefits & Presumptions – Mitigating Public Agency Workers’ Compensation Exposure.  This presentation covers…
  • Mar 31

    Proposed En Banc Decision May Lead to Increased Litigation

    Proposed En Banc Decision May Lead to Increased Litigation
    The Appeals Board has issued a proposed en banc decision addressing whether the original panel QME or AME must be used to address subsequent dates of injury. In Ismael Navarro v. City of Montebello, the Appeals Board proposed holding the…
Rank this Week: 3402

Lawyers for NJ Workers

Lawyers for NJ Workers

Covers workers' compensation law.

http://www.mgworkerscomplaw.com/
  • Aug 7

    NJ Supreme Court Limits Workers’ Compensation for Cardiovascular Injurie

    NJ Supreme Court Limits Workers’ Compensation for Cardiovascular Injurie
    The New Jersey Supreme Court decided last week in the case of Renner v. AT&T that a Workers’ Compensation claimant is not entitled to compensation for a cardiovascular injury, disease or death, unless the claimant can show that the…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4170

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

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/
  • Aug 5

    Two Women Killed in New Jersey Crash

    Two Women Killed in New Jersey Crash
    Two women were killed and six others were injured in a New Jersey car accident involving a car and a truck. According to a news report in The New York Times, the fatal car accident occurred in the southbound lanes of the Garden State Parkway…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 833

Georgia Workers' Compensation…

Georgia Workers' Compensation Lawyers Blog

Covers workers' compensation law in Georgia. By Nathaniel F. Hansford, LLC.

http://www.georgiaworkerscompensationlawyersblog.com/
  • Aug 1

    Asbestos Causes Cancer of Worker in Louisiana

    Asbestos Causes Cancer of Worker in Louisiana
    Lloyd Mahe worked for more than 30 years at Sulpher as a welder, sandblaster, and pipefitter, from the 1950's to the 1990's, and now he has cancer caused by asbestos, according to this article. He has sued his former employers. According to…
  • May 28

    Fracking Practices Being Investigated Due to Injured Worker

    Fracking Practices Being Investigated Due to Injured Worker
    Since 2010, workers in oilfields in Montana and North Dakota have been injured due to a process called fracking, or hydraulic fracturing, according to Safety Agency to Probe Fracking Risks After Deaths of 4 Workers. Fracking exposes workers…
  • May 5

    Plant Explosion Injures Plywood Worker

    Plant Explosion Injures Plywood Worker
    A Texas factory was the scene of an explosion on April 28, according to this story: 7 Injured in Texas Plant Explosion, Fire. The plywood manufacturer north of Houston was the scene of the horrific fire that injured workers. It took two…
Rank this Week: 4232

Ramos Law Firm Workers' Comp Blog

Ramos Law Firm Workers' Comp Blog

Covers Georgia workers' compensation laws.

http://www.ramoslawblog.com
  • Jul 31

    2014 Revised Board Rules and Form

    2014 Revised Board Rules and Form
    On July 1, 2014, the State Board of Workers’ Compensation provided a modification of its Board Rules and Forms. The following is a summary of the changes: Rule 40 was amended to add the address of the new Gainesville office. Changes to…
  • Jul 28

    Do jury trials or pain and suffering exist in workers’ compensation?

    Do jury trials or pain and suffering exist in workers’ compensation?
    An injured worker is not entitled to a jury trial in a workers’ compensation case.  The Georgia law creates “trial” and “appellate” divisions within the jurisdiction of the State Board of Workers’…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2332

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 31

    The Gilloon, Wright & Hamel Website Has Gone Mobile Device Friendly

    The Gilloon, Wright & Hamel Website Has Gone Mobile Device Friendly
    We have redesigned our website so that it is now mobile device friendly. If you look at the website on a computer or tablet it looks very similar to the previous version. The big change is when you view the website on a cell phone. …
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2904