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Minick Law Blog

Minick Law Blog

Covers DWI, civil rights, family law, workers compensation, and criminal justice.

http://www.minicklaw.com/asheville-attorney-blog/
  • Feb 26

    Drugged Driving: Marijuana DUI

    Drugged Driving: Marijuana DUI
    No Alcohol? How Can an Officer Show Impairment by Drugs […] Drugged Driving: Marijuana DUI is a post from: MINICK LAW The post Drugged Driving: Marijuana DUI appeared first on MINICK LAW.
  • Feb 25

    Cup of Coffee With 10 Of The Top DUI Attorney

    Cup of Coffee With 10 Of The Top DUI Attorney
    James Minick Co-Author’s New DUI Book James Minic […] Cup of Coffee With 10 Of The Top DUI Attorneys is a post from: MINICK LAW The post Cup of Coffee With 10 Of The Top DUI Attorneys appeared first on MINICK LAW.
  • Feb 24

    Requesting a DMV Refusal Hearing

    Requesting a DMV Refusal Hearing
    In North Carolina, an officer who is a chemical analyst […] Requesting a DMV Refusal Hearing is a post from: MINICK LAW The post Requesting a DMV Refusal Hearing appeared first on MINICK LAW.
Rank this Week: 2090

Welch & Condon Workers…

Welch & Condon Workers Compensation

Covers workers compensation issues in Washington.

http://washingtonworkerscompensation.wordpress.com
  • Feb 26

    Social Security Offset and “Full Retirement Age”

    Social Security Offset and “Full Retirement Age”
    Happy 2015 to everyone out there.  A recent law change has made a change to the workers’ compensation offset age.  A prior post here discusses the basics of the offset. Currently, the Department of Labor &…
  • Feb 26

    Why talk to an attorney?

    Why talk to an attorney?
    Thought this might be a conversation starter . . .  
  • Feb 26

    2013 in review

    2013 in review
    The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog. Fun Stuff!   Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 21,000 times in 2013. If…
Rank this Week: 1779

LaBovick Law Group Blog

LaBovick Law Group Blog

Covers personal injury legal news.

http://www.labovick.com/blog
  • Feb 26

    Dangers of Nighttime Driving

    Dangers of Nighttime Driving
    There have been several studies showing that the frequency of accidents increase during the night.  This is easy to understand with the lack of natural light and headlights shining too brightly into a drivers eyes.  However, light…
  • Feb 24

    What Is The Process For A Demand Letter In A PIP Case?

    What Is The Process For A Demand Letter In A PIP Case?
    As a distinguished health care provider, demand letters are a tricky component of your practice. Demand letter litigation is unclear, vague and inconsistent. A demand letter is an intermediary of sorts, a document that serves to announce what…
  • Feb 23

    Negligent Supervision Leads To Child Injurie

    Negligent Supervision Leads To Child Injurie
    As a parent or guardian one of the most important jobs in your life is keeping your child safe and away from danger. Unfortunately, we cannot watch our children 24/7 and accidents happen all the time. According to the United States Centers…
Rank this Week: 495

North Carolina Workers'…

North Carolina Workers' Compensation Lawyers Blog

Covers workers' compensation procedures. By Lee Law Offices.

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

    Lambdin v. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. - Job-Related Hearing Loss Compensated

    Lambdin v. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. - Job-Related Hearing Loss Compensated
    Workers' compensation law in each state has a fairly straightforward method for how certain permanent disabilities should be rated and compensated. For example, if your left hand is permanently injured but the injury is not severe, you may be…
  • Feb 24

    L & L Enterprises v. Arellano - Worker Legal Resident Status Irrelevant

    L & L Enterprises v. Arellano - Worker Legal Resident Status Irrelevant
    Some employers hire workers whose resident status and right to work in the U.S. is in question do so because they assume the worker will be far less likely to file a workers' compensation claim in the event of an injury. They rely on the…
  • Feb 22

    Silva v. Lowes - Penalties, Fees and Other Awards in Workers' Compensation Claim

    Silva v. Lowes - Penalties, Fees and Other Awards in Workers' Compensation Claim
    In making a North Carolina workers' compensation claim, the primary issue is typically securing benefits. Beyond that, there may be additional compensation for late payments, attorney's fees and other expenses. These expenses can add up to a…
Rank this Week: 4996

James M. Hoffmann Blog

James M. Hoffmann Blog

Covers Missouri workers' compensation and personal injury.

http://www.hoffmannworkcomp.com/category/blog/
  • Feb 26

    Are Missouri Workers Covered in a Workplace Attack?

    Are Missouri Workers Covered in a Workplace Attack?
    Employees have a right to expect a certain level of safety in the workplace. How common is workplace violence? Accourding to OSHA, murder is the fourth-leading cause of fatal occupational injuries in the workplace. If you are the victim of a…
  • Feb 18

    Understanding the Dangers of Benzene Exposure

    Understanding the Dangers of Benzene Exposure
    Some of the most serious occupational illnesses are caused by exposure to dangerous chemicals. Exposure to chemicals such as asbestos, benzene, and other hazardous chemicals can cause serious illnesses. If you or someone close to…
  • Feb 18

    Workers’ Compensation and Chemical Burn

    Workers’ Compensation and Chemical Burn
    Exposure to toxic and dangerous chemicals at work may result in serious injuries, requiring extensive medical treatment. Glaziers, agriculture workers, packagers, nurses, packers, doctors, and landscapers routinely come in contact with…
Rank this Week: 2319

Work Comp Roundup

Work Comp Roundup

Covers workers' compensation cost containment techniques and strategies.

http://reduceyourworkerscomp.com/
  • Feb 26

    ADA and Return-to-Work Best Practices Webinar / Tues Mar 24 @ 11am EDT

    ADA and Return-to-Work Best Practices Webinar / Tues Mar 24 @ 11am EDT
    On Tues March 24 @ 11am EDT, prepare for a surprise or two as a group of experts discuss how some common practices in workers’ compensation violate both the spirit and the law of the ADA, as amended in 2009.   The webinar will…
  • Feb 26

    British Businessman Fined for Safety Failure

    British Businessman Fined for Safety Failure
    A Sheffield, Great Britain businessman has been fined after he failed to heed warnings from safety experts to properly guard dangerous machinery.   Peter Herring, who trades as A W Parish in Princess Street, was prosecuted by the Health…
  • Feb 25

    Employer Defenses Against Work Comp Claims Involving Marijuana

    Employer Defenses Against Work Comp Claims Involving Marijuana
    Trend Favoring The Employer   So far the judicial trend is favoring the employer in defending against injuries and claims involving marijuana use on the job or coming to work under the influence.  Employees terminated or denied…
Rank this Week: 205

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/
  • Feb 26

    WCRI, Inside Baseball in California, Patient Records in New Jersey and Who's Managing What Care

    WCRI, Inside Baseball in California, Patient Records in New Jersey and Who's Managing What Care
    The WCRI Annual Issues and Research Conference gets underway a week from today in Boston. The conference and Lynch Ryan are each in their 31st year, but, truth to tell, the first WCRI conference could have been held in a telephone booth (not…
  • Feb 23

    Peter Rousmaniere's Seismic Shifts in Workers' Comp: A Thought-Provoking Call To Arm

    Peter Rousmaniere's Seismic Shifts in Workers' Comp: A Thought-Provoking Call To Arm
    In the mid-1980s, workers' compensation underwent a management revolution. Until then, employers bought insurance policies, and when injuries occurred passed the baton to their carriers. Then they went back to making widgets trusting that the…
  • Feb 13

    Valentine's Edition of Health Wonk Review

    Valentine's Edition of Health Wonk Review
    Peggy Salvatore hosts an excellent Valentine's Edition of Health Wonk Review at Health System Ed Blog. Peggy describes it as being "For Health Policy Lovers Everywhere." Controversies over the Affordable Care Act, more familiarly…
Rank this Week: 640

Personal Injury Law Journal

Personal Injury Law Journal

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

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

    Hurt at Work? Be Careful What You Post Online

    Hurt at Work? Be Careful What You Post Online
    If you have been injured at work and suffered a permanent injury, what you put on the internet can hurt your attempts to obtain medical treatment, out of work benefits, and even a settlement for your injuries. Insurance carriers are using the…
  • Feb 23

    Top Ten Causes of Workplace Injury

    Top Ten Causes of Workplace Injury
    A recent article in Insurance Journal lists the top 10 causes of workplace injuries based on 2012 Liberty Mutual claims data for injuries lasting six or more days. The ranking is based on total workers’ compensation costs but it is…
  • Feb 17

    Be Careful of Trip Hazards and Slip Hazards Inside and Outside

    Be Careful of Trip Hazards and Slip Hazards Inside and Outside
    Now that winter is well underway, it is important to remind everyone to be careful not only when walking outside but also to be cautious when walking inside places, especially public buildings.  Ice and snow on a customer’s shoes…
Rank this Week: 3739

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/
  • Feb 26

    Looking Forward, Looking Back

    Looking Forward, Looking Back
    Today’s post was shared by US Labor Department and comes from blog.dol.gov There are some days you’ll never forget, and for me, today is one of them. It’s my last day as assistant secretary of labor for disability…
  • Feb 19

    Workers’ Compensation Medicare Set-Aside Accounts and Supplemental Coverage

    Workers’ Compensation Medicare Set-Aside Accounts and Supplemental Coverage
    When an injured worker is a Medicare beneficiary due to age or disability, a Workers’ Compensation Medicare Set-Aside (WCMSA) account will often be required as part of a settlement  of their workers’ compensation claim. …
  • Feb 16

    Are You Misclassifying Your Workers and Committing A Fraud?

    Are You Misclassifying Your Workers and Committing A Fraud?
    To avoid misclassifying your workers follow these tips: Don’t make assumptions. If you are a business owner you should consult a tax professional and an attorney to ensure you are complying with IRS and labor laws when hiring staff or…
Rank this Week: 1093

Washington Workers' Advisor

Washington Workers' Advisor

Covers workers compensation law. By The Causey Law Firm.

http://workersadvisor.com/
Rank this Week: 3915

Iowa Workers' Compensation Law

Iowa Workers' Compensation Law

By Paul McAndrew Law Firm.

http://iowaworkcomplaw.com/
  • Feb 26

    Flotation tanks help relieve stress, pain and tension

    Flotation tanks help relieve stress, pain and tension
    Today’s post comes from guest author Leonard Jernigan, from The Jernigan Law Firm.   In 1954 while working at the National Institute of Mental Health, Neuroscientist John C. Lilly developed a sensory-deprivation flotation tank in…
  • Feb 23

    Refusing Medicaid Expansion Could Hurt Wisconsin Financially

    Refusing Medicaid Expansion Could Hurt Wisconsin Financially
    Today’s post comes from guest author Charlie Domer, from The Domer Law Firm. Check out this brief article about the financial impact for states that are refusing Medicaid expansion.  The summary: “In other words, the…
  • Feb 16

    ABLE Act Set to Help Save for Child’s Disability-related Expense

    ABLE Act Set to Help Save for Child’s Disability-related Expense
    Today’s post comes from guest author Todd Bennett, from Rehm, Bennett & Moore. The Achieving a Better Life Experience Act (ABLE) was recently passed by Congress and signed by President Obama. This legislation matters to us because…
Rank this Week: 3801

Workers' Compensation Watch

Workers' Compensation Watch

By Rehm, Bennet & Moore.

http://workerscompensationwatch.com/
  • Feb 26

    NPR: Brain Affects Pain

    NPR: Brain Affects Pain
    Pain and chronic pain is a topic that many of our clients experience as a reality every day. This fairly recent National Public Radio report gives more details about what some of the research shows in reference to the brain and pain. Although…
  • Feb 23

    Norfolk, Nebraska, Manufacturer Cited by OSHA with 15 Safety Violation

    Norfolk, Nebraska, Manufacturer Cited by OSHA with 15 Safety Violation
    Today’s blog post is information that comes from a news release at the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Here’s a link to the original news release. I found this release from…
  • Feb 19

    Why CNAs and Home Health Aides Should Care about the Fight over a Federal Regulation

    Why CNAs and Home Health Aides Should Care about the Fight over a Federal Regulation
    A U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., recently struck down a federal regulation that would mandate that home health aides are paid the minimum wage and paid overtime under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Though the decision…
Rank this Week: 1091

Workers' Compensation

Workers' Compensation

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

http://workers-compensation.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 26

    Sick Leave Should Be Accessible to All

    Sick Leave Should Be Accessible to All
    Today's post comes from guest author Emily Wray Stander, from Rehm, Bennett & Moore.Amid the debate about flu and immunizations and preventable diseases lurks a societal problem that’s getting more attention lately and directly…
  • Feb 26

    The Growing Industrial Accident Complex

    The Growing Industrial Accident Complex
    Who is to blame for the rapidly developing problems/changes with workers' compensation programs? These issues are generating reforms that are transforming the work related social insurance remedial system into a completely different benefit…
  • Feb 25

    Injured workers suffer if courts are closed

    Injured workers suffer if courts are closed
    Today's post is an Editorial shared from mycentraljersey.com/Gov. Chris Christie spent most of his Tuesday budget address talking about the state's supposedly crippling pension burden, tossing around billion-dollar numbers and warning of dire…
Rank this Week: 4310

New Jersey Public Safety Officers…

New Jersey Public Safety Officers Law Blog

Covers employment issues related to corrections officers, firefighters, and police officers in New Jersey. By Frank M. Crivelli of Arpaia and Crivelli.

http://www.njpublicsafetyofficers.com/
  • Feb 26

    NJ Unions Deride Christie Pension Fix As ‘Deceptive,’ Say It ‘Punishes’ Healthy Fund

    NJ Unions Deride Christie Pension Fix As ‘Deceptive,’ Say It ‘Punishes’ Healthy Fund
    As reported by NJ.com, just hours after Governor Chris Christie claimed he’d reached an “unprecedented accord with the New Jersey Education Association” that would “solve our long-term problems with the pension and…
  • Feb 25

    Christie Pension Commission Recommends Plan For Fewer Benefit

    Christie Pension Commission Recommends Plan For Fewer Benefit
    As reported by NJ.com, Governor Chris Christie’s high-powered pension commission has proposed a sweeping plan that would save the State billions in retirement and health care costs while reducing benefits for hundreds of thousands of…
  • Feb 24

    Judge Rules Christie Broke Law By Cutting Pension Payment

    Judge Rules Christie Broke Law By Cutting Pension Payment
    As reported by NJ.com, in a significant blow to Governor Chris Christie, a judge ruled today that the Governor broke a law he signed by cutting $1.57 billion from a pension payment this year, and must now work with state lawmakers to restore…
Rank this Week: 983

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/
  • Feb 26

    Bad Faith Followup

    Bad Faith Followup
    A couple days ago I asked whether workers' compensation claims payers should be subject to "bad faith" civil liability, or whether the cloak of exclusive remedy that employers and workers bargained for should also cover those tasked with…
  • Feb 25

    Who's To Blame?

    Who's To Blame?
    I was talking to a physician friend of mine yesterday.I know - the first thing in your mind is that you didn't know I had any friends and second question is why, assuming I did have friends, a smart guy like a doctor would talk to me.Those…
  • Feb 24

    Bad Faith or Not?

    Bad Faith or Not?
    Here's a sensitive question for the workers' compensation community that I'm sure will provoke passionate debate: should workers' compensation insurance companies and/or third party administrators be subject to civil "bad faith" lawsuits?Or…
Rank this Week: 621

Briskman Briskman & Greenberg Blog

Briskman Briskman & Greenberg Blog

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

http://www.briskmanandbriskman.com/blog/
  • Feb 26

    Outdated safety standards may actually prevent safety advancement

    Outdated safety standards may actually prevent safety advancement
    New advancements have been made in auto headlight technology, but some systems are unavailable in the United States because 45-year-old lighting safety standards do not allow for them. Nighttime driving can be dangerous simply because it is…
  • Feb 25

    NHTSA nominee wants to make better use of data

    NHTSA nominee wants to make better use of data
    In a Senate committee hearing, Mark Rosekind, President Obama’s choice to lead the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), said that the agency needs greater resources to keep up with consumer complaints and better tools…
  • Feb 24

    Study finds limitations to auto safety technology

    Study finds limitations to auto safety technology
    With the recent wave of technological innovations in auto safety, and the promise of even greater developments to come, a vision is taking shape of a future where human error has been removed from the safety equation. However, that time has…
Rank this Week: 3662

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: 3475

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/
  • Feb 25

    Keyboard Options for Injured Workers with CTS or Other Hand Injurie

    Keyboard Options for Injured Workers with CTS or Other Hand Injurie
    I asked Laurie Clemens, director of the Professional Institute of Technology & Accounting (PITA)  here in Las Vegas, what keyboard options she has tried when retraining injured workers with hand or arm injuries that make typing…
  • Feb 21

    Neurosurgeon Randal Peoples on Neck and Back Surgery

    Neurosurgeon Randal Peoples on Neck and Back Surgery
    Neurosurgeon Randal Peoples, M.D. spoke to a dozen claimants’ attorneys and  interested health care providers recently about his philosophy in treating spinal injuries.  He acknowledged that he has a reputation for being…
  • Feb 6

    FMLA Could Save Your Job After Work Injury

    FMLA Could Save Your Job After Work Injury
    If you work for an employer who employs more than 50 employees and you have worked sufficient hours to qualify for FMLA time (29 U.S.C.2601), you may want to ask that any time you are off work for your work injury be designated as FMLA time,…
Rank this Week: 4177

Massachusetts Workers'…

Massachusetts Workers' Compensation Lawyer Blog

Covers insurance, injury and accident law and workers' compensation. By Pulgini & Norton, LLP Attorneys at Law.

http://massachusettsworkerscompensationlawyer-blog.com
Rank this Week: 2152

Massachusetts Workers'…

Massachusetts Workers' Compensation Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.massachusettsworkerscompensationlawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 25

    Teen Worker Falls 25 Feet While Shoveling Roof in Westwood, MA

    Teen Worker Falls 25 Feet While Shoveling Roof in Westwood, MA
    A 17-year-old student, part of a work crew shoveling snow off of a department store roof, was injured after falling through a skylight. Officials say the teen was helping to remove snow at Frugal Fannie’s clothing store in Westwood…
  • Feb 20

    Undocumented Worker Entitled to Workers’ Compensation

    Undocumented Worker Entitled to Workers’ Compensation
    According to a court ruling, an undocumented Mexican worker who gave his employer false identification is entitled to workers’ compensation benefits for injuries he sustained on the job. Mario Arellano, who gave a fake Social Security…
  • Feb 11

    Massachusetts Nursing Assistants Sustain Back Injuries, Repetitive Trauma, Other Work Injurie

    Massachusetts Nursing Assistants Sustain Back Injuries, Repetitive Trauma, Other Work Injurie
    NPR reports that according to statistics from the Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor, nursing employees sustain over 35,000 back and other injuries each year. These injuries are serious enough that they warrant taking time off from work.…
Rank this Week: 1586

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/
Rank this Week: 185

Calbom & Schwab News

Calbom & Schwab News

Covers the topics of workers' compensation, personal injury, and Social Security disability.

http://www.calbomschwab.com/category/news/
  • Feb 25

    Qualifying For Social Security Disability and SSI

    Qualifying For Social Security Disability and SSI
    The threshold question for both Title II SSD and Title XVI SSI is the same: is the individual disabled, or likely to be disabled, for at least a twelve consecutive month period? The difference between the two programs is that to qualify for…
  • Jun 11

    How to Verify Whether You’re “Insured” to Claim Social Security Disability Benefit

    How to Verify Whether You’re “Insured” to Claim Social Security Disability Benefit
    It is important for anyone who is considering an application for Social Security disability benefits, (benefits based upon their own past earnings records) to first verify that they have “insured” status under the Social Security…
  • Jun 11

    Workers’ Compensation Benefits for Post-Injury Disabilities: A Case Study

    Workers’ Compensation Benefits for Post-Injury Disabilities: A Case Study
    If you are disabled by many causes, or disabled from working due to causes not related to your work injury, such as cancer, an illness, or an injury when not working, you may still be entitled to Full Worker’s Compensation Disability…
Rank this Week: 3865

New York Workers' Compensation…

New York Workers' Compensation Lawyer Blog

Covers workers' compensation and injury and accident law. By The Law Offices of Joseph A. Romano.

http://www.newyorkworkerscompensationlawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 24

    Products Liability Law in New York

    Products Liability Law in New York
    At the Law Offices of Joseph A. Romano, we represent people who have been injured by defective and dangerous products in the state of New York. Our highly skilled attorneys have extensive experience handling complicated product liability…
  • Jan 7

    New York Bankruptcy Exemption

    New York Bankruptcy Exemption
    When an individual is filing for bankruptcy, it is natural to wonder about what things he or she can keep, like a house, car, or retirement account. Federal and state laws provide certain exemptions that allow a debtor to…
  • Dec 1

    The Basics of the Longshore and Harbor Workers Compensation Act

    The Basics of the Longshore and Harbor Workers Compensation Act
    If you or someone close to you has suffered a serious injury or illness while working on a boat or water vessel, you can seek compensation for your injuries under federal law. For high quality Longshore Act representation, you can rely on New…
Rank this Week: 2172

Injury Law Blog

Injury Law Blog

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

http://www.injurylawyerblog.center/
  • Feb 24

    Factory Worker's Arm Severed in Accident

    Factory Worker's Arm Severed in Accident
    A 40-year-old factory employee lost his arm yesterday morning in a work accident. The factory is located in Bridgeport on Chicago's South Side. The man was taken to Stroger Hospital in critical condition. Work accident lawyers at Pintas &…
  • Feb 17

    Why Surgeons Defend the Power Morcellator

    Why Surgeons Defend the Power Morcellator
    A surgical device used in hysterectomies, myomectomies and other gynecological procedures is now linked to aggressive and fatal uterine cancer. The device, called a power morcellator, has been banned my top hospitals throughout the country…
  • Feb 16

    Some Doctors Untrained with Mirena, IUD

    Some Doctors Untrained with Mirena, IUD
    Intrauterine devices, or IUDs, have become the most popular reversible form of birth control in the world. This is despite massive lawsuits, subpar research, bad press, and the improper training for doctors. The Mirena lawyers at Pintas &…
Rank this Week: 280

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/
  • Feb 24

    Social Security Judges Allowance Rates Are Falling

    Social Security Judges Allowance Rates Are Falling
    Recent reports by the Social Security Administration Officer of Inspector General, examined decisions issued by Social Security Judges with high dispositions and high allowance rates and also those with low allowance rates. These reports…
  • Dec 1

    Most Americans Willing to Pay More to Fix Social Security

    Most Americans Willing to Pay More to Fix Social Security
    A new study by the National Academy of Social Insurance, finds that a majority of Americans polled, favor paying more for Social Security, in order to insure the solvency of the program. The opinions expressed in the survey were equally true…
  • Oct 20

    To Opt Out or Not from Video Social Security Hearing

    To Opt Out or Not from Video Social Security Hearing
    In an effort to streamline and expedite the wait for Social Security Disability hearings, the Social Security Administration has expanded use of remote video hearings before Administrative Law Judges. The result is that a Social Security…
Rank this Week: 1716

Petro Cohen Petro Matarazzo Blog

Petro Cohen Petro Matarazzo Blog

Covers workers compensation law.

http://www.petrocohen.com/blog/
  • Feb 24

    Legal Remedies for the Emotional Effects of a Dog Bite

    Legal Remedies for the Emotional Effects of a Dog Bite
    Suffering injuries in a vicious dog attack can be a traumatic experience. From the fear of imminent danger to living with the permanent damage caused by the attack, there are numerous ways that dog bite injuries can leave a lasting ……
  • Feb 19

    New Jersey Statute of Limitations and Workers’ Compensation Claim

    New Jersey Statute of Limitations and Workers’ Compensation Claim
    The overall number of incidents of workplace injuries and fatalities has decreased over the past few years. Despite an employer’s legal obligation to keep employees safe, however, workplace injuries still occur. Employees that…
  • Feb 10

    Optimizing Workplace Safety

    Optimizing Workplace Safety
    Workplace safety is a growing priority in regards to reducing work-related injuries and fatalities for employees. Regulations and policies exist to promote safety at the workplace. Though supervisors are legally obligated to keep employees…
Rank this Week: 959

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/
  • Feb 24

    Beach Safety Tip

    Beach Safety Tip
    Miami and surrounding areas have some of the most beautiful beaches in the country. Each year, residents and visitors alike flock to these beaches in order to enjoy themselves. While most beachgoers leave with a suntan and some great…
  • Feb 19

    Safety Tips to Help Tourists Avoid Injury in Miami and Florida

    Safety Tips to Help Tourists Avoid Injury in Miami and Florida
    Each year, tourists arrive in Miami and the rest of South Florid to enjoy our state beaches, climate, and sun. While South Florida is a safe place to travel and while the state takes significant precautions to keep tourists and residents…
  • Feb 17

    New Bill Could Help Crack Down on Inebriated Boating in Fort Lauderdale and Other Florida Citie

    New Bill Could Help Crack Down on Inebriated Boating in Fort Lauderdale and Other Florida Citie
    Florida has many waterways and while this presents wonderful opportunities for boating and recreation, the many boaters in Florida also make the state the leader when it comes to serious and fatal boat accidents. One of the risks associated…
Rank this Week: 1771

Duncan Law Blog

Duncan Law Blog

Covers North Carolina bankruptcy and workers compensation issues.

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

    What Is A Form 42 in Workers’ Compensation?

    What Is A Form 42 in Workers’ Compensation?
    A Form 42 is an application for Appointment of Guardian Ad Litem, a person the court appoints to represent the best interests of a child  or someone who is incompetent in a case. This form is used when a plaintiff in a case is an infant…
  • Feb 17

    Should I Tell Creditors I’m Filing Bankruptcy?

    Should I Tell Creditors I’m Filing Bankruptcy?
    When it comes to filing a bankruptcy, one of the most frequently asked questions are “what should I tell my creditor’s after I have decided to file a bankruptcy?” One of the main issues that people with unsecured debt…
  • Feb 10

    What Is The Average Weekly Wage in Workers’ Compensation?

    What Is The Average Weekly Wage in Workers’ Compensation?
    In the state of North Carolina, the average weekly wage is controlled by North Carolina General Statute 97-2(5). There are several methods used to determine the average weekly wages. The most common method to calculate the wages are to use…
Rank this Week: 4593

Ramos Law Firm Workers' Comp Blog

Ramos Law Firm Workers' Comp Blog

Covers Georgia workers' compensation laws.

http://www.ramoslawblog.com
  • Feb 24

    Falls in Icy Parking Lot

    Falls in Icy Parking Lot
    We’re gearing up for icy weather again here in the metr […] The post Falls in Icy Parking Lots appeared first on Ramos Law Firm.
  • Feb 20

    Automotive plants and repetitive motion injuries.

    Automotive plants and repetitive motion injuries.
    Workers in automotive plants such as the Kia plant in W […] The post Automotive plants and repetitive motion injuries. appeared first on Ramos Law Firm.
  • Feb 19

    Can my employer put me under surveillance?

    Can my employer put me under surveillance?
    It is not uncommon for an employer or agency to use surveillance to determine the “true” extent and nature of a claimant’s personal activity as it relates to an alleged work injury. The post Can my employer put me under…
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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/
  • Feb 23

    New FMLA rule will give rights to same-sex spouses based on “place of celebration”

    New FMLA rule will give rights to same-sex spouses based on “place of celebration”
    The U.S. Department of Labor announced today its Final Rule changing the definition of “spouse” in the Family and Medical Leave Act to include most same-sex married couples. I blogged about the proposed rule in…
  • Feb 20

    Should an employer fight unemployment? The debate continues . . .

    Should an employer fight unemployment? The debate continues . . .
    You may remember that I stirred up some contentiousness a few weeks ago when I suggested that employers should not challenge unemployment claims except in the worst cases. So I hate to bring it up again (not really — I…
  • Feb 12

    You’ve exceeded my expectations, Valentine!

    You’ve exceeded my expectations, Valentine!
    Should an employee performance review be one big love letter? Maybe so, according to Rachel Feintzeig, who wrote in Tuesday’s Wall Street Journal, “Everything Is Awesome! Why You Can’t Tell Employees They’re Doing a…
Rank this Week: 4711

Phillips & Associates Blog

Phillips & Associates Blog

Covers Oklahoma criminal and personal injury law.

http://oklahoma-criminal-defense.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 2623

Colorado Workers' Comp Law Blog

Colorado Workers' Comp Law Blog

Provides information for Colorado injured workers. By Spencer & Spencer, P.C.

http://www.2spencers.com/veterans-disability-blog/
Rank this Week: 4912

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/
  • Feb 23

    NJ Supreme Court, In a Rare Move, Cuts Back on Employee Rights in Sexual Harassment Case

    NJ Supreme Court, In a Rare Move, Cuts Back on Employee Rights in Sexual Harassment Case
    One of the recurring themes of this blog has been to emphasize NJ's pride of place as a jurisdiction in which the employment rights of employees are zealously protected, to a greater degree than nearly any other state in the country.…
  • Feb 4

    How to Give Your Employees FMLA Rights That the Law Does Not Confer

    How to Give Your Employees FMLA Rights That the Law Does Not Confer
    We harp constantly at our business clients to keep their employee handbooks short and simple. There are dangers to saying more than you should.  The KISS rule (Keep It Simple, Stupid) should be the default position when it comes to…
  • Jan 19

    5 HR Errors that Leave Companies Exposed to Litigation

    5 HR Errors that Leave Companies Exposed to Litigation
    These 5 common business errors that make defending an employment lawsuit harder come from the California Employment Law Report, and they are as true on the east coast as the west. In our experience, smaller and middle sized businesses…
Rank this Week: 543

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/
  • Feb 22

    Moore v. K-Mart Corp. - Treatment for Toxic Metals Exposure Compensable

    Moore v. K-Mart Corp. - Treatment for Toxic Metals Exposure Compensable
    A woman who became ill as a result of exposure to toxic heavy metals while working to restore furniture for a large chain store was recently awarded compensation for necessary treatments at her doctor's office. In Moore v. K-Mart Corp., the…
  • Feb 10

    Morales v. Zenith Ins. Co. - 11th Circuit Affirms Exclusive Remedy Provision

    Morales v. Zenith Ins. Co. - 11th Circuit Affirms Exclusive Remedy Provision
    In a decision aligned with that of the Florida Supreme Court, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals - the same one that oversees the review of Georgia cases - backed the exclusive remedy provision of workers' compensation law as the sole source…
  • Feb 5

    State ex rel McCormick v. McDonald's - Maximum Medical Improvement

    State ex rel McCormick v. McDonald's - Maximum Medical Improvement
    In workers' compensation law, the concept of maximum medical improvement can be an especially thorny one. That's because this determination spurs important questions about the continuation and amount of benefits. Maximum medical improvement…
Rank this Week: 4723

Texas Injury Lawyers Blog

Texas Injury Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.texasinjurylawyersblog.com/
  • Feb 21

    Is A Texas Hospital Slip and Fall a Healthcare Liability Claim?

    Is A Texas Hospital Slip and Fall a Healthcare Liability Claim?
    In East El Paso Physicians Medical Center, LLC v. Olivia Vargas, an 81-year-old plaintiff who used a walker claimed she was injured when she went to a hospital facility. As she left the building, the automatic doors closed on her walker,…
  • Jan 26

    WEDGWOOD FIRE UPDATE

    WEDGWOOD FIRE UPDATE
    WEDGWOOD FIRE UPDATE It is now understood that the fire loss that occurred at Wedgwood Apartments on December 28, 2014, will go down in history as one of 20 worst high-rise fire tragedies in U.S. History. We now also understand that…
  • Jan 26

    No Liability Found in Texas Defective Ventilator Case

    No Liability Found in Texas Defective Ventilator Case
    In Texas, to prove a product liability case, a plaintiff must show the product was defective, the product reached the plaintiff in a defective condition, the defect made the product unreasonably dangerous, and the defect caused the…
Rank this Week: 3873

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/
  • Feb 20

    Survivor benefits & Missouri workers' compensation law: Who is eligible?

    Survivor benefits & Missouri workers' compensation law: Who is eligible?
    As Missouri workers' compensation lawyers, we know that the aftermath of a fatal workplace accident can be a confusing and traumatic time for the victim's loved ones. We also know that sometimes people do not receive benefits they are…
  • Jan 5

    Avoiding winter workplace hazards: Tips for Missouri employee

    Avoiding winter workplace hazards: Tips for Missouri employee
    While many of us can opt to stay home when winter weather comes to Missouri, some workers in our state aren't so lucky. Utility workers, emergency responders, highway workers, federal, state and local government personnel, and other employees…
  • Nov 20

    Missouri workers' compensation: What you need to know after an on-the-job injury

    Missouri workers' compensation: What you need to know after an on-the-job injury
    As Missouri workers' compensation lawyers, we know the aftermath of a serious workplace injury is often a confusing, overwhelming time for both injury victims and their families. If you or a loved one has been injured on the job, you likely…
Rank this Week: 3322

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/
  • Feb 20

    From The OPM Disability Victory Files!

    From The OPM Disability Victory Files!
    We recently assisted a federal licensed practical nurse (LPN) with his FERS disability claim. He suffers from several, chronic, spinal/structural medical conditions, including lumbar disc degeneration, cervical disc degeneration, migraine…
  • Feb 3

    I Received My Disability Acceptance Letter from OPM – What Happens Now?

    I Received My Disability Acceptance Letter from OPM – What Happens Now?
    Congratulations!  You just received an official letter from OPM informing you that your disability claim has been approved!  Now what? First, OPM will contact your agency to request verification of your last day of pay (LDOP). …
  • Feb 2

    GETTING CONDITIONS ADDED TO AN OWCP CLAIM

    GETTING CONDITIONS ADDED TO AN OWCP CLAIM
    Every age in medical history has its contested diagnoses.  30 years ago, Carpal tunnel, cubital tunnel and radial tunnel syndromes, were considered chimeras or false diagnoses.  Now they are some of the most widely treated…
Rank this Week: 2654

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/
  • Feb 20

    Cold Injuries On The Job

    Cold Injuries On The Job
    With temperatures well below zero across much of Pennsylvania, most people are staying inside to keep warm and beat the weather. However, for many workers in PA this isn’t possible when they have to work. There are plenty of jobs that…
  • Feb 10

    Store In Mechanicsburg Faces Charges For Operating Without Workers’ Compensation Insurance

    Store In Mechanicsburg Faces Charges For Operating Without Workers’ Compensation Insurance
    On The Run Mart Inc., a convenience store in Mechanicsburg PA, is facing charges for operating almost two years without having any workers’ compensation insurance for their employees. The Vice President of the company, Sultan Bhatti,…
  • Feb 6

    Worker Injuries Cause Ashley Furniture To Be Fined $1.76 Million

    Worker Injuries Cause Ashley Furniture To Be Fined $1.76 Million
    The Ashley Furniture Plant in Wisconsin has had over 1000 injuries in the last 3.5 years leading to a heavy investigation by The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The investigation has led to the company being fined $1.76…
Rank this Week: 1073

Nashville Injury Attorneys Blog

Nashville Injury Attorneys Blog

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

http://www.nashvilleinjuryattorneysblog.com/
  • Feb 18

    What should you do if you are in a car accident?

    What should you do if you are in a car accident?
    Here is a quick reminder from Nashville car wreck and injury attorney Jonathan Williams of what to do if you are involved in an automobile accident. 1. Call the Police-Get an accident report from the police even if it seems minor. This can…
  • Feb 17

    Walk Like a Penguin

    Walk Like a Penguin
    The last thing you want to do on a snow day is talk to a Nashville injury attorney. We have all seen the news warning us not to drive and pictures and stories of car wrecks all over Middle Tennessee. Since you should not drive on ice,…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3186

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: 4424

Course and Scope

Course and Scope

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

http://aspelllaw.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 17

    Mental Distress: We Continue to follow this important issue in Connecticut Worker's Compensation

    Mental Distress: We Continue to follow this important issue in Connecticut Worker's Compensation
    FROM CTNEWSJUNKIE.COM Two bills under consideration this legislative session seek to expand the state’s workers’ compensation law to cover those who suffer severe mental or emotional distress after witnessing extreme workplace…
  • Feb 17

    Updates to Connecticut Worker's Comp Medical Fee Schedule

    Updates to Connecticut Worker's Comp Medical Fee Schedule
    WCC Official Hospital and Ambulatory Surgical Center Fee Schedule Memorandum - December 31, 2014 MEMORANDUM NO. 2014-06 TO: WCC Commissioners, Facility Fee Schedule Core Committee Members, District Administrators, Advisory Board, Legal…
  • Feb 17

    Uber, Lyft and Worker's Compensation

    Uber, Lyft and Worker's Compensation
    By Robert Wilson at workerscompensation.com. Two separate lawsuits seeking to define drivers as employees rather than independent contractors could end up forcing ride sharing services like Uber and Lyft to start providing workers’…
Rank this Week: 563

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/
  • Feb 17

    Fatal Accident Involving Bruce Jenner Re-Focuses Attention on Distracted Driving

    Fatal Accident Involving Bruce Jenner Re-Focuses Attention on Distracted Driving
    The fatal chain reaction crash involving former Olympic athlete Bruce Jenner has once again focused attention on the growing threat posed by distracted drivers. The investigation into the fatal crash is ongoing. However, a spokesman Los…
  • Feb 11

    Woman Dies in I-4 Car Accident

    Woman Dies in I-4 Car Accident
    A 22-year-old woman died Friday, January 16th in a traffic accident on Interstate 4 in Winter Park, according to Florida Highway Patrol. The driver was headed westbound on rain-slick I-4 near Fairbanks when her Toyota Camry hit the concrete…
  • Jan 19

    Things To Consider When Choosing A Personal Injury Lawyer

    Things To Consider When Choosing A Personal Injury Lawyer
    If you’ve been injured and are considering making a motor vehicle accident claim or other claim for personal injuries, your choice of law firm should be considered carefully, to ensure you feel confident in their abilities to represent…
Rank this Week: 2322

Pennsylvania Labor and Employment…

Pennsylvania Labor and Employment Blog

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

http://www.palaborandemploymentblog.com/
  • Feb 16

    You're fired! Want to continue to work for us as an Independent Contractor?

    You're fired! Want to continue to work for us as an Independent Contractor?
    This post was contributed by Jennifer E. Will, an Attorney in McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC's Labor & Employment Practice Group in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. If you do, you'll need to sign a release and waive all of your employment law…
  • Feb 13

    Philadelphia Mayor Signs Paid Sick Leave Ordinance

    Philadelphia Mayor Signs Paid Sick Leave Ordinance
    With the signature of Mayor Michael Nutter on February 12, 2015, Philadelphia became the 17th city in the United States to mandate paid sick leave for employees. The law goes into effect in 90 days (May 13, 2015) and applies to businesses…
  • Feb 9

    Workers' Compensation Update: "Economic Circumstances" and "Fellow Employee"

    Workers' Compensation Update: "Economic Circumstances" and "Fellow Employee"
    This post was contributed by Paul D. Clouser, an Attorney in McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC's Labor & Employment Practice Group in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. One tool available to employers to limit workers' compensation benefit payments…
Rank this Week: 1780

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/
  • Feb 16

    Mom Connects Her Son’s Suicide with His Participation in Youth Football League 15 Years Earlier

    Mom Connects Her Son’s Suicide with His Participation in Youth Football League 15 Years Earlier
    Earlier this month in Wisconsin, the mother of a 25-year-old man who took his own life back in 2012 filed a lawsuit against a youth football league, alleging that the brain damage her son sustained while playing for the league led to myriad…
  • Feb 9

    Former Professional Wrestlers Sue League over Brain Damage

    Former Professional Wrestlers Sue League over Brain Damage
    Several former professional wrestlers in the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) league have sued the league over allegations that the league was negligent in protecting the safety of wrestlers during televised matches. According to one…
  • Feb 2

    Barroom Brawl Leads to 400k Jury Verdict in Plaintiff’s Favor

    Barroom Brawl Leads to 400k Jury Verdict in Plaintiff’s Favor
    Earlier this year, the Supreme Court of Rhode Island upheld a jury’s verdict in a premises liability case that stemmed from a bar fight that left one man seriously injured. According to court documents, the fight occurred back in…
Rank this Week: 2771

Alabama Workers' Comp Blog

Alabama Workers' Comp Blog

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

http://www.alabamaworkerscompblawg.com/
  • Feb 16

    Alabama Supreme Court Reverses Court of Appeals and Reinstates Permanent Total Disability Award

    Alabama Supreme Court Reverses Court of Appeals and Reinstates Permanent Total Disability Award
      On January 30, 2015, the Supreme Court of Alabama reversed the Alabama Court of Appeals’ ruling in Madison Academy, Inc. v. Hanvey.  The Supreme Court granted the employee’s Petition for Writ of Certiorari to review…
  • Feb 10

    Alabama Governor Signs HB-107, Raising Maximum Burial Expense

    Alabama Governor Signs HB-107, Raising Maximum Burial Expense
    As previously reported here, the Alabama Legislature passed HB-107 last year, increasing the maximum burial expenses an employer may be liable for from $3,000 to $6,500. Governor Bentley recently signed HB-107 into law. As a result,…
  • Jan 26

    It is Time to Join the Alabama Workers Compensation Organization

    It is Time to Join the Alabama Workers Compensation Organization
    Do not forget to submit your 2015 Membership Application.@Applications must be postmarked by February 27th in order to attend the Spring Conference at no charge. If you want to pay your membership fee via credit card, simply indicate that…
Rank this Week: 908