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Workers' Compensation

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

http://workers-compensation.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 30

    New Study Shows Earnings Losses Persist Much Longer After Work-Related Injury, Even for Minor Injurie

    New Study Shows Earnings Losses Persist Much Longer After Work-Related Injury, Even for Minor Injurie
    Today's post was shared by CAAA and comes from www.lexisnexis.com Income benefits paid to workers through the workers’ compensation system replace a smaller fraction of lost income benefits than previously believedThomas A. Robinson,…
  • Sep 30

    American doctor exposed to Ebola hospitalized at NIH facility

    American doctor exposed to Ebola hospitalized at NIH facility
    Today's post is shared from cidrap.umn.eduUS health care workers remain at growing jeopardy over Ebola virus.An American doctor who was exposed to the Ebola virus while working in Sierra Leone has been airlifted back to the United States…
  • Sep 30

    A Healthy Diet In The Workplace Reduces Workers' Compensation Claim

    A Healthy Diet In The Workplace Reduces Workers' Compensation Claim
    This is the first of a series on diet and workplace health.A healthier diet in the workplace results in healthier workers and a reduction of chronic and costly medical conditions. At a conference, Mediterranean Diet and Workplace Health 2014,…
Rank this Week: 347

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/
  • Sep 30

    When Do Second Injuries Relate Back to First Injuries in Maryland Workplaces?

    When Do Second Injuries Relate Back to First Injuries in Maryland Workplaces?
    In the 2012 case WMATA v. Williams, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (“WMATA”) appealed after the Circuit Court affirmed the workers’ compensation ruling that a worker’s leg injury was causally…
  • Sep 18

    New Dog Bite Law in Maryland

    New Dog Bite Law in Maryland
    Up until last spring, Maryland loosely followed what is sometimes called the “one bite rule.” This meant the owner of a dog that bites someone might not be held liable if the bite was the dog’s first bite. An otherwise…
  • Sep 18

    Maryland Workplace Injury Involving Product Defect

    Maryland Workplace Injury Involving Product Defect
    Some Maryland cases involving workplace injury can be complex because they require more analysis than a simple workers’ compensation claim. If a worker is injured while using a defective machine, there may be a product liability…
Rank this Week: 4791

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

LaBovick Law Group Blog

LaBovick Law Group Blog

Covers personal injury legal news.

http://www.labovick.com/blog
  • Sep 30

    Florida Golf Clubs Liable for Stray Ball

    Florida Golf Clubs Liable for Stray Ball
    Have you ever driven past a golf course and wondered who’s responsible when golf balls stray from their intended path? There are many golf courses in the state of Florida, most of which are next to public streets and sidewalks. A recent…
  • Sep 29

    Is obesity a disability?

    Is obesity a disability?
    In terms of Social Security disability, obesity is no longer considered by itself to be a severe condition that would prevent you from working. However, when coupled with another condition, an individual’s weight can play a major effect…
  • Sep 26

    6B REQUESTS: Importance of Sending Requested Documentation to Insurance Companie

    6B REQUESTS: Importance of Sending Requested Documentation to Insurance Companie
    What is a 6B request?Insurance companies are always looking for loopholes to deny payment for medically necessary medical treatment. Florida Statutes Section 627.376 (6)(b) is a loophole that was created by the Florida Legislature.A…
Rank this Week: 532

Work Comp Roundup

Work Comp Roundup

Covers workers' compensation cost containment techniques and strategies.

http://reduceyourworkerscomp.com/
  • Sep 30

    Accountable Care and Workers Compensation: Are They Compatible?

    Accountable Care and Workers Compensation: Are They Compatible?
    By Jacob Lazarovic, MD, FAAFP Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Broadspire   First let’s review the acronym glossary. Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) were stimulated by the Patient Protection and Affordable…
  • Sep 30

    Cal/OSHA Cites Employer for More than $77K

    Cal/OSHA Cites Employer for More than $77K
    For one Scotland-based business, fines to the tune of more than $77,000 are a major reason to improve workplace safety.   Cal/OSHA recently cited Menzies Aviation $77,250 for three serious accident related, one serious and one regulatory…
  • Sep 29

    Communicate, Communicate, Communicate, With Doctor And Injured Worker

    Communicate, Communicate, Communicate, With Doctor And Injured Worker
    As a business owner, there are times when there is nothing you could have done to prevent an employee injury.   According to OSHA information:   Every day, more than 12 workers die on the job – over 4,500 a year; Every year,…
Rank this Week: 172

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: 959

Briskman Briskman & Greenberg Blog

Briskman Briskman & Greenberg Blog

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

http://www.briskmanandbriskman.com/blog/
  • Sep 30

    Mother of girl hit by bus sues Chicago Transit Authority

    Mother of girl hit by bus sues Chicago Transit Authority
    The mother of a child who was struck and killed by a city bus on Memorial Day has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the Chicago Transit Authority. The lawsuit was filed in Cook County Circuit Court by La’Tasha Upshaw. Her daughter…
  • Sep 22

    How brain injuries occur during birth

    How brain injuries occur during birth
    Injuries to a baby’s brain can occur during or shortly after labor and delivery, as a result of three main categories of cause: reduced oxygen, reduced glucose and trauma. A baby in the womb gets its oxygen from its mother, as the…
  • Sep 17

    Research suggests under-reported birth injury

    Research suggests under-reported birth injury
    Research suggests that Chiari malformation may be an under-reported birth injury. Chiari malformations are structural problems in the cerebellum, the area of the brain that maintains balance. The cerebellum normally sits above the foramen…
Rank this Week: 1369

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/
  • Sep 30

    Procedural or Substantive?

    Procedural or Substantive?
    When a new law passes there are always issues concerning whether the law also applies to cases that are pending. If the new law doesn't specifically say it does apply to pending cases, then whether it does depends on whether the provisions…
  • Sep 29

    What's Wrong Becomes Right

    What's Wrong Becomes Right
    The top headline in the Sunday Edition of the Los Angeles Times was about ... you guessed it ... workers' compensation.Nothing is going to be good about work comp if it is the top story on the top day in one of the largest metropolitan…
  • Sep 26

    The Workplace & Diabete

    The Workplace & Diabete
    A couple of recent studies tying type 2 diabetes to the work place seem to me to add fuel to the universal medical provision argument.A German study of more than 5,300 working adults found that high levels of workplace stress can lead…
Rank this Week: 1498

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/
  • Sep 30

    Judicial Retention Meets Due Proce

    Judicial Retention Meets Due Proce
    Martin H. Redish & Jennifer Aronoff, The Real Constitutional Problem with State Judicial Selection: Due Process, Judicial Retention, and the Dangers of Popular Constitutionalism, Wm. & Mary L. Rev. (forthcoming, 2014), available at…
  • Sep 29

    Corporate Privacy

    Corporate Privacy
    Elizabeth Pollman, A Corporate Right to Privacy, 99 Minn. L. Rev. (forthcoming, 2014) available at SSRN.Tom C.W. LinProfessor Elizabeth Pollman explores the validity and scope of a constitutional right to privacy for corporations in a…
  • Sep 26

    Dispersing Judicial Power

    Dispersing Judicial Power
    Ronald J. Krotoszynski, Jr., The Unitary Executive and the Plural Judiciary: On the Potential Virtues of Decentralized Judicial Power, 89 Notre Dame L. Rev. 1021 (2014).Charles ShanorWhy does our republic accept judgments invalidating…
Rank this Week: 269

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: 2244

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/
  • Sep 29

    Nevada Fire Fighters Have Special Work Comp Law

    Nevada Fire Fighters Have Special Work Comp Law
     Special Work Comp Laws Applicable to Fire Fighters A. Contagious diseases Exposure to contagious diseases while providing medical care at work is considered an injury by accident.  NRS 616A.265 (2); testing and lifetime benefits…
  • Sep 28

    Dr. Pirruccello Explains How to Rate Spinal Injurie

    Dr. Pirruccello Explains How to Rate Spinal Injurie
    Virginia :  The primary purpose of my blog posts is to inform Nevada's injured workers about the law and the claims process.  However, I occasionally like to offer my readers from the workers' compensation industry a more detailed…
  • Aug 30

    What's An Apportionment of Your PPD Award?

    What's An Apportionment of Your PPD Award?
    Forgive me for not explaining the word apportionment sooner in my past blog posts about permanent partial disability awards on Nevada workers' compensation claims.   It's a bad word, and it means subtraction from the percentage of…
Rank this Week: 1811

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/
  • Sep 29

    Carolyn Colvin to be new Commissioner of Social Security

    Carolyn Colvin to be new Commissioner of Social Security
    After serving as Acting Commissioner since February 2013, Carolyn Colvin was nominated by President Barack Obama to the the Commissioner of Social Security, for a term that ends in early 2019. Ms. Colvin has been the Acting Commissioner…
  • Sep 17

    Social Security Staff Fail to Develop Medical Evidence

    Social Security Staff Fail to Develop Medical Evidence
    The Social Security Administration Office of Inspector General recently found that the Disability Determination Services did not always develop all available medical evidence before making a disability determination. The report found that…
  • Sep 3

    For What Reasons Can Social Security Terminate Benefits?

    For What Reasons Can Social Security Terminate Benefits?
    Between 1981 and 1984, the Social Security Administration terminated the benefits of almost 500,000 disabled Americans, including tens of thousand of beneficiaries with severe mental impairments. Congress became involved, in order to…
Rank this Week: 2109

Personal Injury Law Journal

Personal Injury Law Journal

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

http://www.personalinjurylawjournal.com/
Rank this Week: 1585

Scranton Personal Injury Lawyer…

Scranton Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers injury law, medical malpractice, and workers' compensation. By Needle, Goldenziel, Pascale & Consagra, P.C.

http://www.scrantonpersonalinjurylawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4788

Workers' Law Watch

Workers' Law Watch

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

http://workerslawwatch.com/
  • Sep 29

    Lawsuit Contends Surveillance Database Is Too Lax on Reporting Criteria

    Lawsuit Contends Surveillance Database Is Too Lax on Reporting Criteria
    Today’s post was shared by The Workers’ Injury Law & Advocacy Group and comes from www.nytimes.com WASHINGTON — Intent on not overlooking clues about any terrorist plots after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, the…
  • Sep 25

    Catherine Stanton Joins EAC Network Board of Director

    Catherine Stanton Joins EAC Network Board of Director
    Senior Partner Catherine Stanton We are happy to announce that Senior Partner Catherine M. Stanton has joined the Board of Directors of EAC Network. Catherine is a long-time supporter of EAC Network and was honored at the agency’s…
  • Sep 25

    Catherine Stanton Joins EAC Network Borad of Director

    Catherine Stanton Joins EAC Network Borad of Director
    Senior Partner Catherine Stanton We are happy to announce that Senior Partner Catherine M. Stanton has joined the Board of Directors of EAC Network. Catherine is a long-time supporter of EAC Network and was honored at the agency’s…
Rank this Week: 1571

Iowa Workers' Compensation Law

Iowa Workers' Compensation Law

By Paul McAndrew Law Firm.

http://iowaworkcomplaw.com/
  • Sep 29

    Fixing Our Inadequate Brain Science

    Fixing Our Inadequate Brain Science
    Today’s post comes from guest author Jay Causey, from Causey Law Firm. The high incidence of traumatic brain injury (TBI) and PTSD (posttraumatic stress disorder) affecting our returning Afghanistan and Iraq veterans, and also our…
  • Sep 25

    Considering Priorities on Patriot Day

    Considering Priorities on Patriot Day
    Today’s post comes from guest author Emily Wray Stander, from Rehm, Bennett & Moore. “Where were you when the world stopped turning on that September day?” Alan Jackson, “Where Were You” Have you heard that…
  • Sep 22

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

    What’s Happening to North Carolina’s Workers’ Compensation Act? (Part III)
    Today’s post comes from guest author Leonard Jernigan, from The Jernigan Law Firm. 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…
Rank this Week: 935

Workers' Compensation Watch

Workers' Compensation Watch

By Rehm, Bennet & Moore.

http://workerscompensationwatch.com/
  • Sep 29

    A Special Warning About Over-the-Counter Pain Medication

    A Special Warning About Over-the-Counter Pain Medication
    Today’s blog post was written by respected colleague Jay Causey from Causey Law Firm in Seattle. As was written on this blog almost exactly a year ago, there continues to be concern about pain relievers and the trade-off between whether…
  • Sep 25

    Study: Work Comp Benefits Up; Employer Costs at Historic Low

    Study: Work Comp Benefits Up; Employer Costs at Historic Low
    Respected colleague Thomas Domer of the Domer Law Firm in Milwaukee, recently wrote a post about a study released by the National Academy of Social Insurance (NASI). The study, titled Workers’ Compensation: Benefits, Coverage, and…
  • Sep 22

    Grain Handling Safety Concerns Occur All Year

    Grain Handling Safety Concerns Occur All Year
    During the hustle and bustle of harvest beginning, some agricultural producers are in a hurry. Obviously there are a lot of different ways to focus a blog post during harvest time, but today I’d like to feature one that we wrote last…
Rank this Week: 1795

Washington Workers' Advisor

Washington Workers' Advisor

Covers workers compensation law. By The Causey Law Firm.

http://workersadvisor.com/
  • Sep 29

    Stoners on the job: Nearly 10% of Americans went to work high

    Stoners on the job: Nearly 10% of Americans went to work high
    Today’s post was shared by Workers Comp Brief and comes from www.cnbc.com Showing up to work high? You’re not alone. A new report has found nearly 1 in 10 Americans are showing up to work high on marijuana. Mashable.com conducted…
  • Sep 25

    Rate Increase for 2015 WA Workers’ Compensation Premium

    Rate Increase for 2015 WA Workers’ Compensation Premium
    L&I proposes 1.8 percent average rise in workers’ comp rates in 2015 — slightly less than wage inflation TUMWATER – Tens of thousands of workers in our state are injured on the job every year, and our workers’…
  • Sep 18

    SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY: THE TRUTH BEHIND MISCHARACTERIZATIONS BY POLITICIANS AND THE MEDIA

    SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY: THE TRUTH BEHIND MISCHARACTERIZATIONS BY POLITICIANS AND THE MEDIA
    A thought-provoking article about the Social Security Disability (SSD) program appeared in the August 25, 2014 edition of The Hill, a newspaper published for and about the U.S. Congress. The article was authored by Barbara Silverstone,…
Rank this Week: 2394

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/
  • Sep 29

    Whistleblower Protection for Reporting Fraud? Must File OSHA Complaint within 30 Day

    Whistleblower Protection for Reporting Fraud? Must File OSHA Complaint within 30 Day
    AARP reports that Dr. Farid Fata in Michigan has been accused of prescribing unnecessary chemotherapy treatments to his patients, including some who didn’t even have cancer. Dr. Fata’s nurse, Angela Swantek, noticed that…
  • Sep 25

    Filing a Safety and Health Complaint with OSHA

    Filing a Safety and Health Complaint with OSHA
    One of our clients worked as an auto body repairman and he was exposed to toxic chemicals in the workplace. This exposure resulted in the development of pancreatic cancer and his subsequent death, yet he never knew he could have called in…
  • Sep 22

    Injured Workers and Poor Money Management

    Injured Workers and Poor Money Management
    Workers’ compensation injuries and financial difficulties often go hand-in-hand. We had a client in his late 60s who decided to mortgage his house to pay for his grandson’s college education, but then suffered a serious workplace…
Rank this Week: 2238

Phillips & Associates Blog

Phillips & Associates Blog

Covers Oklahoma criminal and personal injury law.

http://oklahoma-criminal-defense.com/blog/
  • Sep 29

    Second Oklahoma Man Threatens Beheading

    Second Oklahoma Man Threatens Beheading
    A day after Alton Nolen, also known as Jah’Keem Yisrael, beheaded a co-worker and attempted to behead a second co-worker at Vaughan Foods in Moore, another Oklahoma man was arrested for making a terrorist threat when he told a co-worker…
  • Sep 25

    11-Year-Old Girl Shoots Intruder

    11-Year-Old Girl Shoots Intruder
    An 11-year-old girl came to her mother’s rescue when she shot a man who broke into their home. Reports say Leonard Demon Henry, 25, broke into a trailer home in southeast Oklahoma City early Wednesday morning. He allegedly began…
  • Sep 22

    Housekeeper Charged with First Degree Rape

    Housekeeper Charged with First Degree Rape
    A Cyril mother’s gut instinct and clever deception led to the arrest of a 31-year-old housekeeper accused of raping the mother’s 13-year-old son. Around 11:30 p.m. last Monday night, the mother called police to report that Robbie…
Rank this Week: 3231

North Carolina Workers'…

North Carolina Workers' Compensation Lawyers Blog

Covers workers' compensation procedures. By Lee Law Offices.

http://www.northcarolinaworkerscompensationlawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1543

Massachusetts Workers'…

Massachusetts Workers' Compensation Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.massachusettsworkerscompensationlawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 28

    MA Electrical Company Cited By U.S. Department of Labor After Deaths of 2 Worker

    MA Electrical Company Cited By U.S. Department of Labor After Deaths of 2 Worker
    Massachusetts Bay Electrical Corporation was cited by the United States Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety Health Administration (OSHA) last week, following the deaths of two of workers in April. According to reports by OSHA…
  • Sep 26

    Cape Cod MA Crane Accident Deaths Were Preventable

    Cape Cod MA Crane Accident Deaths Were Preventable
    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration says that the Bourne, Massachusetts crane accident deaths of two works last April could have been prevented if only the proper working conditions and procedures were followed. Joseph L. Boyd…
  • Sep 4

    I’ve Just Been Injured At Work, What Should I Do?

    I’ve Just Been Injured At Work, What Should I Do?
    You’re at work. It’s like any other workday on the jobsite, when suddenly, the unthinkable happens. You’re rushed to the emergency room with serious injuries—possibly a broken back and a head injury. “How am I…
Rank this Week: 1223

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: 2718

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/
  • Sep 26

    BREAKING: EEOC files first transgender suits against private employer

    BREAKING: EEOC files first transgender suits against private employer
    Bloomberg BNA reports this afternoon that the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed two transgender discrimination lawsuits yesterday, the agency’s first ever against private-sector employers. One is against a Michigan funeral…
  • Sep 26

    Employment law quiz: You be the judge!

    Employment law quiz: You be the judge!
    You be the judge of these real-life employment disputes! (I’ve changed the names to make it harder for you to Google the answers right away, but the answers with links are at the end of the post.) SO FUNNY, I FORGOT TO LAUGH 1. Susan…
  • Sep 19

    The EEOC has been a busy bee this week. (It stings!)

    The EEOC has been a busy bee this week. (It stings!)
    The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has been on a tear this week, suing employers right and left, and getting some “wins” including a couple of big settlements . . . Train-wreck boss. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the…
Rank this Week: 416

Pennsylvania Labor and Employment…

Pennsylvania Labor and Employment Blog

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

http://www.palaborandemploymentblog.com/
  • Sep 26

    EEOC's Attack On Severance Agreements Dealt Blow

    EEOC's Attack On Severance Agreements Dealt Blow
    This post was contributed by Adam R. Long, an Attorney in McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC's Labor & Employment Practice Group in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. As we noted earlier this year, the EEOC has begun filing legal challenges to…
  • Sep 22

    Court Weighs In On Employee Tip Pool

    Court Weighs In On Employee Tip Pool
    This post was contributed by Adam L. Santucci, an Attorney in McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC's Labor & Employment Practice Group in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. We recently prepared a post for our friends at www.jurisbrewdence.com, who…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 776

Georgia Workers' Compensation…

Georgia Workers' Compensation Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.georgiaworkerscompensationlawyersblog.com/
  • Sep 25

    Nurses Face Injuries and Danger at Work

    Nurses Face Injuries and Danger at Work
    Nurses often face grueling physical conditions at work, such as 12 hour shifts and lifting of heavy patients. Injuries are common. Sometimes the injuries are inflicted by others. Nurses sometimes must fend off physical attacks while working,…
  • Sep 15

    Gas Company Fined for Deadly Blast

    Gas Company Fined for Deadly Blast
    Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) has now been fined as a result of a 2010 explosion that killed 8 people, according to PG&E fined 1.4B for deadly 2010 gas line blast. The 1.4 billion dollar penalty is a record settlement, according…
  • Sep 8

    Weather Related Injuries May Result in Worker's Compensation Payout

    Weather Related Injuries May Result in Worker's Compensation Payout
    In August of this year, Vincent Curley was recently awarded $215,000 as a result of an accident that happened in 2010 at his workplace, according to Graniteville Worker Injured at Manhattan Job Site Settles Lawsuit for $215K. Curley was in…
Rank this Week: 4223

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/
  • Sep 25

    Health Wonk Review, TGIR Edition, plus a News Roundup

    Health Wonk Review, TGIR Edition, plus a News Roundup
    Billy Wynne has posted the "Thank God It's Recess" edition of Health Wonk Review at Healthcare Lighthouse, a bi-weekly best of the health policy bloggers. Go there now to find out the latest scoop on the Affordable Care Act as the…
  • Sep 19

    How Americans die on the job

    How Americans die on the job
    in her post How Americans die on the job, in 5 charts, Danielle Kurtzleben of Vox media analyzes and summarizes data from the Labor' Department's most recent preliminary Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries, 2013 The charts offer a quick…
  • Sep 17

    Cavalcade of Risk #217

    Cavalcade of Risk #217
    Cavalcade of Risk #217 is live, covering such wide-ranging topics from the Audacity of Dope to the state of the residual property market. Rebecca Shafer hosts at the WC Roundup blog - check it out!...
Rank this Week: 468

James M. Hoffmann Blog

James M. Hoffmann Blog

Covers Missouri workers' compensation and personal injury.

http://www.hoffmannworkcomp.com/category/blog/
  • Sep 24

    Coping with Work-Related Head Injurie

    Coping with Work-Related Head Injurie
    Work-related head injuries can have serious consequences, including both physical and financial hardships for the injured employee. Work-related head injuries can be serious and fatal. Work-related head injuries can lead to subdural…
  • Sep 16

    Getting Compensation for Avulsion Injurie

    Getting Compensation for Avulsion Injurie
    If you have been injured on the job, you have a right to receive compensation for medical expenses and lost wages. Work-related injuries can be serious and crippling. They may result in permanent disability depending on the seriousness of the…
  • Sep 10

    Workers’ Compensation Benefits for Knee Injurie

    Workers’ Compensation Benefits for Knee Injurie
    Work-related knee injuries can be disruptive and debilitating. An injured employee may need help receiving their workers’ compensation benefits. A knee injury resulting from a work-related accident may prevent employees from…
Rank this Week: 4962

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/
  • Sep 23

    Official Death Toll in GM Recalls Reaches 19

    Official Death Toll in GM Recalls Reaches 19
    If you have been reading the news lately, you may be familiar with the various recalls that the car-manufacturing giant GM has made in the past year. The death toll in the GM recalls started off below 10, hovered around...
  • Sep 16

    Vaginal-Mesh Lawsuit Results in $3.27 Million Verdict for Plaintiff

    Vaginal-Mesh Lawsuit Results in $3.27 Million Verdict for Plaintiff
    Recently, Johnson & Johnson was determined to be liable to a woman after she suffered serious injury as a result of using the company’s vaginal sling product. The jury returned a verdict in the woman’s favor for $3.27 million after...
  • Sep 9

    Philadelphia Woman Sues Ocean City for Negligently Maintained Sidewalk

    Philadelphia Woman Sues Ocean City for Negligently Maintained Sidewalk
    Earlier this summer, a woman from Philadelphia was visiting Ocean City, Maryland with her family when she fell out of her wheelchair and fractured her arm. According to a report by DelmarvaNow, the woman is claiming that the city was...
Rank this Week: 248

Massachusetts Workers'…

Massachusetts Workers' Compensation Lawyer Blawg

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

http://www.massachusettsworkerscompensationlawyerblawg.com/
Rank this Week: 4613

Petro Cohen Petro Matarazzo Blog

Petro Cohen Petro Matarazzo Blog

Covers workers compensation law.

http://www.petrocohen.com/blog/
  • Sep 22

    Premises Liability – Who is Responsible?

    Premises Liability – Who is Responsible?
    Owners of properties are legally and morally responsible for ensuring that their properties are not inherently dangerous to the community and are reasonably safe to the best of their knowledge. If a patron suffers from injuries due to…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4922

Alabama Workers' Comp Blog

Alabama Workers' Comp Blog

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

http://www.alabamaworkerscompblawg.com/
  • Sep 22

    The Alabama Workers Comp Blawg is Seven Years Old

    The Alabama Workers Comp Blawg is Seven Years Old
    Today the Alabama Workers’ Comp Blawg celebrates another birthday. We would like to take this time to thank all of our readers who have helped to make http://www.alabamaworkerscompblawg.com a go to reference for Alabama workers’…
  • Sep 9

    Alabama Court of Civil Appeals Reverses Permanent and Total Disability Award as Premature

    Alabama Court of Civil Appeals Reverses Permanent and Total Disability Award as Premature
    On August, 8, 2014, the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals released its opinion in Fab Arc Steel Supply, Inc. v. Timothy Dodd wherein it reversed a permanent and total disability award. Among the several issues on appeal, the Court considered…
  • Sep 8

    Alabama Court Rules Exemption From Coverage Must be Revoked

    Alabama Court Rules Exemption From Coverage Must be Revoked
    Hooks v. Coastal Stone Works, Inc. Released September 5, 2014 The Alabama Court of Civil Appeals ruled that an officer of a corporation must take action to revoke previous certification of exemption from workers’ compensation…
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New York Civil Service Attorney…

New York Civil Service Attorney Law Blog

Covers employment and discrimination issues related to civil service. By the Law Offices of Kevin P. Sheerin.

http://civilservice.sheerinlaw.com/
  • Sep 19

    County failed to Comply with Supreme Court order-Contemp threathened for continuing refusal

    County failed to Comply with Supreme Court order-Contemp threathened for continuing refusal
     What happens when a County fails to follow the order of a Supreme Court Judge? In Fulton County the president of the local PBA filed an Article 78 to compel an exam for the civil service title of Investigator.  When the position of…
  • Jul 28

    Permanent Teacher's termination reversed by NYC Appeals Court

    Permanent Teacher's termination reversed by NYC Appeals Court
    The Petitioner was a teacher with the NYC DOE for 21 years. He received "S" ratings for his first 18 years.  He was assigned a classroom with children performing 2 to 3 years below grade level.  The teacher requested an aide or…
  • Jul 25

    Probationary Assistant Principal's Article 78 Appealing U Rating denied.

    Probationary Assistant Principal's Article 78 Appealing U Rating denied.
     A New York City High School teacher resigned in 2008 for personal reasons.  He was brought back as a probationary assistant principal.  While assistant principal he was charged for two incidents of misconduct.  He was…
Rank this Week: 768

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/
  • Sep 19

    Dealing with a Missouri workers' comp claim? How a lawyer can help

    Dealing with a Missouri workers' comp claim? How a lawyer can help
    At Aaron Sachs and Associates, our workers' compensation lawyers represent employees who have suffered on-the-job injuries in Missouri. If you've been injured at work, we may be able to assist you in what can be a complicated, overwhelming…
  • Jul 16

    OSHA's "high heat provision" designed to protect Missouri workers from heat-related illnesses and fatalitie

    OSHA's "high heat provision" designed to protect Missouri workers from heat-related illnesses and fatalitie
    This week, Missourians are enjoying a brief respite from traditional July temperatures, but forecasts indicate that the summer heat will be back before we know it. Did you know that an average of 1,500 people die each year from exposure to…
  • Jun 16

    Fall-related injuries especially prevalent among Missouri construction worker

    Fall-related injuries especially prevalent among Missouri construction worker
    As Missouri workers' compensation lawyers, we know that private construction workers can be particularly vulnerable to on-the-job injuries. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), workplace falls are one of the…
Rank this Week: 3431

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/
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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/
  • Sep 18

    Soccer Player Sues University for Brain Injuries Caused by Hazing

    Soccer Player Sues University for Brain Injuries Caused by Hazing
    A former soccer player for Clemson University is suing her fellow players, coaches, and several members of the administration after suffering severe brain injuries from hazing. The woman sustained permanent trauma as a freshman, during the…
  • Sep 16

    DePuy Recalls Jawbone Medical Device due to Death Risk

    DePuy Recalls Jawbone Medical Device due to Death Risk
    A Johnson & Johnson company, DePuy, recently recalled its Synthes Craniomaxillofacial (CMF) Distraction System because of risks most severely affected children and infants. These devices are used during operations to the trachea and other…
  • Sep 8

    Four Children Dead in Southside Fire

    Four Children Dead in Southside Fire
    A fatal fire in Chicago's Roseland neighborhood on the far south side has left four children dead and two adults critically injured. The fire erupted on the second floor of a building housing nearly 20 unites, around 3:30 a.m. The four…
Rank this Week: 641

Comp Wonk

Comp Wonk

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

http://compwonk.com
  • Sep 18

    Should I get a lawyer to sue my employer?

    Should I get a lawyer to sue my employer?
    The reason why I titled this article as I did is that many of the people that I speak with, including employers, feel that if they have a work-related injury that the claim is going directly against the employer.  While the employer is…
  • Sep 3

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  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1583

Boston Workers Compensation Lawyer…

Boston Workers Compensation Lawyer Blog

Covers workers compensation. By Carney Law Firm.

http://www.bostonworkerscompensationlawyerblog.com/
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New Jersey Employment Law Blog

New Jersey Employment Law Blog

Covers CEPA/whistleblower, ERISA, non-compete agreements, sexual harassment, Title VII, USERRA and workers compensation. By Steinberg Law Offices.

http://employment.lawfirmnewjersey.com/
  • Sep 17

    Be Thankful: It's Constitution Day

    Be Thankful: It's Constitution Day
    Not widely known or celebrated, September 17 is Constitution Day. Today we commemorate the vision and courage of the 39 men who established the legal framework of a new nation that, so far, has lasted 227 years.  The Constitution that…
  • May 13

    Disaster Management from the Intersection of Employment Law and Aviation

    Disaster Management from the Intersection of Employment Law and Aviation
    This is one of those subjects that no one likes to think about: a company has employees who die while on company business.  This checklist deals specifically with crashes of company-operated airplanes, but its applicability is wider…
  • Apr 17

    EEOC Learns the Hard Way That "Do As I Say, Not As I Do" Doesn't Fly

    EEOC Learns the Hard Way That "Do As I Say, Not As I Do" Doesn't Fly
    As a lawyer, you know that you're about to have a bad day when an appellate court opinion,in discussing your client's position, starts this way: In this case the EEOC sued the defendants for using the  same type of background check that…
Rank this Week: 609

Texas Injury Lawyers Blog

Texas Injury Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.texasinjurylawyersblog.com/
  • Sep 16

    Texas Ranch Operator Liability for Trespassers' Fatal Truck Crash

    Texas Ranch Operator Liability for Trespassers' Fatal Truck Crash
    A family from Mexico -- a mother, father, and child -- hired a "coyote" to transport them into the United States, to either New Orleans or Houston. He picked them up in a truck at a safe house in Texas, along with another…
  • Sep 16

    Liability for Dog Bites in Texa

    Liability for Dog Bites in Texa
    In Rodriguez v. Reed, a Texas plaintiff appealed the trial court's summary judgment in favor of the defendant in a dog bite case. The case arose when the defendant was contacted at work that his burglar alarm was going off. He left his…
  • Sep 10

    Personal Injuries at Texas Amusement Park

    Personal Injuries at Texas Amusement Park
    Recently, two Texas teens fell over 12 feet off a carnival ride and were injured. One of the two teenagers sustained serious injuries, and the other was left with minor injuries. Some witnesses commented that the ride operator had not shut…
Rank this Week: 3524

Nashville Injury Attorneys Blog

Nashville Injury Attorneys Blog

By The Law Office of Larry R. Williams, PLLC.

http://www.nashvilleinjuryattorneysblog.com/
  • Sep 15

    The car insurance company says I am partially at fault for the car wreck. Should I still consult an attorney?

    The car insurance company says I am partially at fault for the car wreck. Should I still consult an attorney?
    The short answer is yes, but it wasn't always this way in Tennessee. For many years Tennessee was a contributory negligence state. That meant that if an accident was even 1% your fault you could not recover any damages through the Tennessee…
  • Jul 23

    COPD and Disability

    COPD and Disability
    Tennessee Social Security Disability attorney Ann Tycer is often asked to prove cases of disability involving COPD. This is a respiratory (lung) condition characterized by loss of pulmonary function making it very difficult to breath, which…
  • Jun 5

    Can you win Social Security Disability benefits due to Fibromyalgia?

    Can you win Social Security Disability benefits due to Fibromyalgia?
    Fibromyalgia is a complex disease (syndrome) with widespread symptoms. Muscle pain and weakness lasting more than three months is one of the foremost factors, but a number of other abnormalities are usually present. Some studies indicate that…
Rank this Week: 3750

Georgia Workers Compensation blog

Georgia Workers Compensation blog

Includes case studies, answers to visitor questions and commentary about Georgia workers' compensation law developments. Moderated by Attorney Jodi Ginsberg.

http://www.georgiaworkerscompblog.com
  • Sep 15

    How Insurance Companies Try to Cut You Off

    How Insurance Companies Try to Cut You Off
    You might think that if your employer is paying weekly benefits and has paid for medical care, you are not likely to have any significant disputes in your work injury case. As the case I am about to discuss shows, […] The post How…
  • Jan 14

    Unrepresented Claimant with Rotator Cuff Injury Denied Necessary Rehab

    Unrepresented Claimant with Rotator Cuff Injury Denied Necessary Rehab
    I want to talk with you today about rotator cuff injuries and the importance of both proper medical care and appropriate rehabilitation and followup. In many respects the right kind of rehabilitation and follow-up medical care can make the…
  • Oct 28

    Workers Compensation Coverage Not Optional

    Workers Compensation Coverage Not Optional
    What would you do if your employer asked you to accept a higher salary in exchange for “opting out” of the workers’ compensation system.  What would you say if a prospective employer offered you a job, but insisted that…
Rank this Week: 1754

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/
  • Sep 15

    Grandmother Critically Injured in New Jersey Crash

    Grandmother Critically Injured in New Jersey Crash
    An 85-year-old woman was critically injured in a New Jersey car accident when a delivery van struck her and her grandson as they crossed the street. According to an Asbury Park Press news report, the pedestrian accident occurred on Newman…
  • Sep 9

    New Jersey Firm Fined for Workplace Safety Violation

    New Jersey Firm Fined for Workplace Safety Violation
    After observing a number of fall hazards at three construction sites in Bloomfield, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) conducted a full investigation. According to an EHS Today news report, Concrete Systems Inc. now…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 842

Course and Scope

Course and Scope

Covers workers's compensation in Connecticut. By James Aspell.

http://aspelllaw.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 12

    Job Searche

    Job Searche
    The quality of a claimant's job searches while collecting temporary partial benefits in connection with you Connecticut Worker's Compensation Claim is a source of frequent consternation to insurance adjusters. To ensure the timely,…
  • Dec 2

    Age and Social Security Disability

    Age and Social Security Disability
    SSD FAQ: Is it easier to get approved for Disability after age 50? Answer: Generally yes, depending on your specific situation. The SSA's "ability to work" rules are more relaxed for applicants who are 50 and older. As a result, a…
  • Nov 19

    Year End Brings Settlement Time

    Year End Brings Settlement Time
    As the year begins to draw to close, insurance companies begin to think about getting older cases off their books. This can be used to your advantage if you know how to accurately price a case for settlement. We have 27 years of…
Rank this Week: 1708

Malman Law Injury Blog

Malman Law Injury Blog

Covers recent cases, helpful tips, and research with personal injury, workers compensation, accident injuries, nursing home neglect and abuse, medical malpractice, and wrongful death.

http://www.malmanlaw.com/malman-law-injury-blog
  • Sep 10

    Interviewing A Wrongful Death Lawyer

    Interviewing A Wrongful Death Lawyer
    When you are dealing with the accidental and tragic death of a loved one due to the neglect or fault of someone else, it is a very difficult time to focus on business decisions. However, finding the right wrongful death lawyer is critical to…
  • Sep 10

    The Importance Of Truck Accident Attorneys to Your Case

    The Importance Of Truck Accident Attorneys to Your Case
    The number of people that are injured or killed in large truck accidents continues to rise across the United States. There are approximately 125,000 accidents per year that involved big rigs with about 50,000 involving injuries, including…
  • Sep 10

    Selecting A Personal Injury Lawyer

    Selecting A Personal Injury Lawyer
    Being injured through no fault of your own can be a very difficult time for you and your family. Hiring a personal injury lawyer as quickly as possible to represent you after the injury occurs is an important step in protecting your options…
Rank this Week: 4360