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

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

    US Supreme Court Rules Health Care Benefits Are Subject to Strict Contractual Interpretation

    US Supreme Court Rules Health Care Benefits Are Subject to Strict Contractual Interpretation
    The Supreme Court reviewed the contractual limitations of health care benefits for retired workers and ruled that benefits may not continue until the death of the employee. It did not accept that a presumption of coverage exists. Health…
  • Jan 26

    When Home And Health Are Just Out Of Reach

    When Home And Health Are Just Out Of Reach
    Today's post was shared by Kaiser Health News and comes from kaiserhealthnews.org Donna Giron is frail. She has Crohn’s disease and uses a wheelchair to get around because walking exhausts her.But she doesn’t want to be in the…
  • Jan 25

    Safety Alert: Major US Winter Storm Headed to East Coast-Blizzard Conditions Predicted

    Safety Alert: Major US Winter Storm Headed to East Coast-Blizzard Conditions Predicted
    A clipper system will evolve into a coastal storm bringing snow from the Ohio Valley to the northeastern states.The amplified pattern across the nation will continue which features a broad upper trough extending over the eastern half of the…
Rank this Week: 1278

Texas Injury Lawyers Blog

Texas Injury Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.texasinjurylawyersblog.com/
  • 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…
  • Jan 26

    Texas Recreational Use Statute Bars Grandmother’s Claim

    Texas Recreational Use Statute Bars Grandmother’s Claim
    In the recent ruling in City of Diboll, Texas v. Louie Lawson, a Texas appellate court considered a case in which a Texas city claimed the recreational use statute applied to the plaintiff’s claim and that it was not grossly negligent…
Rank this Week: 3718

Virginia Workers' Compensation…

Virginia Workers' Compensation Case Blog

By Gerald Gregory Lutkenhaus.

http://jerrylutkenhaus.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 3431

LaBovick Law Group Blog

LaBovick Law Group Blog

Covers personal injury legal news.

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

    The Interplay Between Seeking Treatment and Who Can Render an EMC a View of EMC Case Law

    The Interplay Between Seeking Treatment and Who Can Render an EMC a View of EMC Case Law
    The Florida No-Fault Personal Injury Protection (PIP) statute is confusing, vague, and frustrating to digest. As a practitioner or a layman, we all struggle to truly determine what the Legislature intended with this area of the law. That…
  • Jan 22

    Who Can Bring a Whistleblower or Qui Tam case?

    Who Can Bring a Whistleblower or Qui Tam case?
    The scary answer for businesses on who can file a qui-tam or whistleblower case is anyone who has the information.  That means this person can range anywhere from the janitor who finds the paperwork in the trash,  the secretary of…
  • Jan 22

    Three Dangerous Pitfalls Teenaged Drivers Need to Know

    Three Dangerous Pitfalls Teenaged Drivers Need to Know
    Your teenager has just passed their driving test and is officially a licensed driver. Congratulations! Now beware! This is an exciting time for your kid, but it can be a scary time for you as a parent. The leading cause of death for 14…
Rank this Week: 869

Pennsylvania Labor and Employment…

Pennsylvania Labor and Employment Blog

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

http://www.palaborandemploymentblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1343

Work Comp Roundup

Work Comp Roundup

Covers workers' compensation cost containment techniques and strategies.

http://reduceyourworkerscomp.com/
  • Jan 26

    The MSA Process: To Review Or Not To Review

    The MSA Process: To Review Or Not To Review
    In William Shakespeare’s play Hamlet, Prince Hamlet of Denmark agonizes over his sanity and speaks one of the most famous lines in English literature, “To be, or not to be, that is the question!”  While the Prince…
  • Jan 23

    Australian Focus Zeroes in on Forklift Safety

    Australian Focus Zeroes in on Forklift Safety
    Unfortunately, it sometimes takes the deaths of one or more workers to fully grab the attention of employers and workplace safety officials.   Two fatal incidents at the Sydney Markets prompted the fresh-food market to recently impose…
  • Jan 22

    Top 10 Employer Complaints About Their Adjuster / Carrier

    Top 10 Employer Complaints About Their Adjuster / Carrier
    Over the years I have fielded several complaints from employers about their work comp adjuster or carrier in general.  I think at one point or another we have all heard of the same complaints about how a work comp program is run from the…
Rank this Week: 4073

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/
  • Jan 26

    How Companies Like Walmart Are Fighting to Keep Workplace Injuries Secret

    How Companies Like Walmart Are Fighting to Keep Workplace Injuries Secret
    Today’s post was shared by Mother Jones and comes from www.motherjones.com Andrew Francis Wallace/ZUMA Nearly four years ago, while lifting pallets of blankets during an overnight stocking shift at Walmart, Barb Gertz began to notice a…
  • Jan 22

    Nearly all respirable coal dust samplings comply with new mine dust rule

    Nearly all respirable coal dust samplings comply with new mine dust rule
    End Black Lung Now Today’s post was shared by US Labor Department and comes from www.dol.gov News Release Dust levels in underground coal mines continue to trend downward with new low in 2014 ARLINGTON, Va. — Chester Fike was just…
  • Jan 15

    Coach K’s struggle with chronic pain

    Coach K’s struggle with chronic pain
    If you are a fan of college basketball, you probably know the accomplishments of Coach Mike Krzyzewski, who has led Duke University’s men’s basketball program for 35 years, including 4 national championships. What you might not…
Rank this Week: 2908

Workers' Law Watch

Workers' Law Watch

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

http://workerslawwatch.com/
  • Jan 26

    Cost Shifting: Worker’s Compensation Dirty Little Secret

    Cost Shifting: Worker’s Compensation Dirty Little Secret
    Today’s post comes from guest author Thomas Domer, from The Domer Law Firm. Today I taught worker’s compensation “Offsets” in the course I teach at Marquette Law School. The students were aghast at the amount of…
  • Jan 22

    January 23rd – Kickoff Party for the American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Howard Beach

    January 23rd – Kickoff Party for the American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Howard Beach
    Join us tomorrow (Friday, January 23rd at 7:30pm) for the Kickoff Party for the American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Howard Beach. Details are below.  See you there! Kickoff Flyer – PDF The post January 23rd – Kickoff…
  • Jan 22

    Tips to Prevent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

    Tips to Prevent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
    Today’s post comes from guest author Leonard Jernigan, from The Jernigan Law Firm. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate that at least 430 people die each year from unintentional carbon monoxide poisoning…
Rank this Week: 2945

Washington Workers' Advisor

Washington Workers' Advisor

Covers workers compensation law. By The Causey Law Firm.

http://workersadvisor.com/
  • Jan 26

    How Companies Like Walmart Are Fighting to Keep Workplace Injuries Secret

    How Companies Like Walmart Are Fighting to Keep Workplace Injuries Secret
    Today’s post was shared by Mother Jones and comes from www.motherjones.com Andrew Francis Wallace/ZUMA Nearly four years ago, while lifting pallets of blankets during an overnight stocking shift at Walmart, Barb Gertz began to notice a…
  • Jan 22

    CES 2015: Quell Promises Pain Relief with New FDA-Approved Gadget

    CES 2015: Quell Promises Pain Relief with New FDA-Approved Gadget
    Today’s post was shared by Gelman on Workplace Injuries and comes from www.techtimes.com Quell is a new gadget that promises pain relief. It attaches to a user’s calf and emits electronic signals that boost the body’s opiate…
  • Jan 19

    Wage and Hour Division

    Wage and Hour Division
    Today’s post was shared by US Labor Department and comes from www.dol.gov On February 12, 2014, President Obama signed Executive Order 13658, “Establishing a Minimum Wage for Contractors,” to raise the minimum wage to $10.10…
Rank this Week: 3715

Iowa Workers' Compensation Law

Iowa Workers' Compensation Law

By Paul McAndrew Law Firm.

http://iowaworkcomplaw.com/
  • Jan 26

    Dept. of Labor and Industries Fines Battle Ground, WA Company After Worker’s Hand Amputated

    Dept. of Labor and Industries Fines Battle Ground, WA Company After Worker’s Hand Amputated
    Today’s post comes from guest author Kit Case, from Causey Law Firm. The Department of Labor & Industries has fined a Battle Ground, WA plastic bottle manufacturer $86,800 for major safety violations after a worker’s…
  • Jan 22

    Florida has a Large Percentage of Medicare’s top “Controlled-Drug” Prescriber

    Florida has a Large Percentage of Medicare’s top “Controlled-Drug” Prescriber
    Today’s post was shared by Gelman on Workplace Injuries and comes from flojcc.blogspot.com Today’s post is authored by Judge David Langham and shared from flojcc.blogspot.com/ A story was recently published on the WUSF…
  • Jan 19

    False-arrest lawsuit from 2012 dismissed

    False-arrest lawsuit from 2012 dismissed
    Today’s post was shared by The Workers’ Injury Law & Advocacy Group and comes from www.dispatch.com A false-arrest lawsuit filed by an East Side man against the Franklin County sheriff’s office has been dismissed in…
Rank this Week: 3637

Workers' Compensation Watch

Workers' Compensation Watch

By Rehm, Bennet & Moore.

http://workerscompensationwatch.com/
  • Jan 26

    2014 Top Ten Workers’ Compensation Fraud Case

    2014 Top Ten Workers’ Compensation Fraud Case
    Guest author and respected colleague Leonard Jernigan, from The Jernigan Law Firm in North Carolina, wrote today’s post. His analysis is a tradition at this time of the year that highlights one of the many misconceptions in…
  • Jan 22

    Jobs, Injuries Differ for Working Women and Men

    Jobs, Injuries Differ for Working Women and Men
    Women and men tend to have different kinds of workplace injuries. Men and women are different. Not surprisingly, men and women in the workforce are also different. Although women often perform the same jobs with the same hours as men,…
  • Jan 19

    Study: Risk at Work Higher for Women

    Study: Risk at Work Higher for Women
    A 2011 California study titled “Working Safer or Just Working Longer? The Impact of an Aging Workforce on Occupational Injury and Illness Costs” CHSWC Report (February 2011), by Frank Neuhauser, et al., was performed under…
Rank this Week: 2905

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/
  • Jan 26

    What The Doctors [Don't] Know

    What The Doctors [Don't] Know
    I was honored to be on The Great Debate panel at the California Applicants' Attorneys Association Winter Convention in San Diego on Friday afternoon.Presenting with me were:Christine Bouma, a member of the California Commission on Health…
  • Jan 23

    Crossing The Line

    Crossing The Line
    Earlier this month I wrote about crossing the line - the "premises line."The Hartford, the workers' compensation carrier for defense contractor JT3 on Edwards Airforce Base, lost an appeal before the 2nd District Court of Appeals, which…
  • Jan 22

    In San Diego

    In San Diego
    The weather for San Diego tomorrow through the weekend is forecast to persuade nearly everyone from attending the Annual California Applicants' Attorneys Association Winter Conference today through Sunday:Of course I'll take my bicycle -…
Rank this Week: 3722

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/
  • Jan 26

    Racialized Violence and American Liberalism

    Racialized Violence and American Liberalism
    Daniel Kato, Constitutionalizing Anarchy: Liberalism, Lynching, and the Law, 10 J. of Hate Stud. 143 (2012).Aziz RanaFor nearly a century in the American South, lynching as a practice of racialized violence persisted openly and with minimal…
  • Jan 23

    The Federalism Argument for Judicial Diversity

    The Federalism Argument for Judicial Diversity
    Sharon E. Rush, Federalism, Diversity, Equality, and Article III Judges: Geography, Identity, and Bias, 79 Mo. L. Rev. 119 (2014).Nancy LeongFor the past several years, commentators have discussed the importance of diversity in the federal…
  • Jan 21

    Cyber-Sexual Harassment

    Cyber-Sexual Harassment
    Danielle Citron, Hate Crimes in Cyberspace, Harvard University Press (2014).Robin WestDanielle Citron’s Hate Crimes in Cyberspace is a breakthrough book. It has been compared, and with good reason, to Catherine MacKinnon’s Sexual…
Rank this Week: 478

James M. Hoffmann Blog

James M. Hoffmann Blog

Covers Missouri workers' compensation and personal injury.

http://www.hoffmannworkcomp.com/category/blog/
  • Jan 25

    Chemical Exposure Injury Claim

    Chemical Exposure Injury Claim
    Many individuals suffer injuries due to exposure to hazardous chemicals at work. The legal remedies for these cases are a workers’ compensation claim or a personal injury lawsuit. The right legal remedy for the situation is…
  • Jan 23

    Do You Need a Lawyer for Your Workers’ Compensation Case?

    Do You Need a Lawyer for Your Workers’ Compensation Case?
    The decisions you make regarding your workers’ compensation case can have a lifelong effect on you. The workers’ compensation system is a no-fault system; an injured worker may receive benefits irrespective of the cause…
  • Jan 17

    Construction Injuries & Missouri Workers Compensation

    Construction Injuries & Missouri Workers Compensation
    When an employer at a construction site does not follow safety guidelines, workers are exposed to danger. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), construction sites are among the most dangerous of all…
Rank this Week: 668

North Carolina Workers'…

North Carolina Workers' Compensation Lawyers Blog

Covers workers' compensation procedures. By Lee Law Offices.

http://www.northcarolinaworkerscompensationlawyersblog.com/
  • Jan 25

    OR-OSHA v. CBI Services, Inc. - Monitoring Workplace Safety

    OR-OSHA v. CBI Services, Inc. - Monitoring Workplace Safety
    Far too many workers suffer on-the-job injuries because employers fail to obey the industry and legal standards for safety. In a recent lawsuit out of Oregon, the federal regulatory agency that oversees workforce safety sued a company for…
  • Jan 19

    Gun Policies affect Workplace Violence Concerns in North Carolina

    Gun Policies affect Workplace Violence Concerns in North Carolina
    In the United States, there are now 22 different states that permit employees to bring guns to work and leave the guns in their cars in the office parking lot. North Carolina was one of the most recent states to approve these new gun laws,…
  • Jan 17

    Schultz v. Workers' Compensation Appeals Board - Coming and Going Rule Exception

    Schultz v. Workers' Compensation Appeals Board - Coming and Going Rule Exception
    While workers' compensation law can vary from state-to-state, generally the coming-and-going rule is universally recognized as barring coverage of benefits. That is, if a worker is on her way to or leaving from her place of employment, any…
Rank this Week: 5006

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/
  • Jan 23

    Dog Attack Victim Wins $36 Million

    Dog Attack Victim Wins $36 Million
    An eight-year-old girl who was critically injured in a dog attack was recently awarded $36 million by a jury in Georgia. The girl was attacked by several dogs, causing one of her arms to be amputated. Dog bite injury lawyers at Pintas &…
  • Jan 19

    Whistleblower Lawsuit Exposes Healthcare Startup

    Whistleblower Lawsuit Exposes Healthcare Startup
    The world's richest doctor, Patrick Soon-Shiong, recently established a healthcare startup called NantHealth. The company intends to improve cancer treatment and care, however, whistleblowers in Florida have filed suit saying it is engaged…
  • Jan 7

    Caring for Injured and Seriously Ill Children at Home

    Caring for Injured and Seriously Ill Children at Home
    When Sandra Joy Stein's son was two years old he suffered a seizure that changed her family's life forever. Seizures in infants and young children often lead to brain injuries and permanent brain damage like cerebral palsy. Birth injury…
Rank this Week: 278

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/
  • Jan 23

    Another employer pays for “Sorry, I can’t go”

    Another employer pays for “Sorry, I can’t go”
    Last October, I posted about a consent decree entered into between Wal-Mart and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, in which Wal-Mart agreed to pay $72,500 to candidate for a store job in Maryland whose offer was withdrawn because…
  • Jan 23

    Two big sexual harassment cases: where the employers went wrong

    Two big sexual harassment cases: where the employers went wrong
    As an employer, what can you do to protect yourself when one employee claims severe sexual harassment and the other party denies it or claims it was all consensual? The Marchuk v. Faruqi & Faruqi trial (daily updates here) is far from…
  • Jan 19

    Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Jan. 15, 1929-April 4, 1968

    Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Jan. 15, 1929-April 4, 1968
    “I Have a Dream,” in its entirety. This is about 17 minutes long, but it’s well worth the time if you haven’t heard it in a while, or if you have never heard it as it was actually delivered in 1963. Thank you, Dr.…
Rank this Week: 4628

Petro Cohen Petro Matarazzo Blog

Petro Cohen Petro Matarazzo Blog

Covers workers compensation law.

http://www.petrocohen.com/blog/
  • Jan 23

    Safe Winter Driving

    Safe Winter Driving
    A responsible driver knows that exercising caution while operating a vehicle is critical for maintaining a safe roadway and avoiding auto accidents. During the winter months, it is crucial to take additional precautionary measures that…
  • Jan 7

    Are You at Risk for a Workers’ Compensation “WEAR and TEAR™” Injury?

    Are You at Risk for a Workers’ Compensation “WEAR and TEAR™” Injury?
    Over time, the physical demands of your job can take a toll on your body. If so, workers’ compensation benefits may be payable. These types of claims are known as “WEAR and TEAR™” because they develop slowly over time.…
  • Dec 3

    Understanding the Importance of Auto Insurance Coverage Selection

    Understanding the Importance of Auto Insurance Coverage Selection
    Whether you are buying new auto insurance and filling out a Coverage Selection Form or have received one in the mail at the time of insurance coverage renewal, take the time to read the Coverage Form and supporting documentation closely.…
Rank this Week: 560

Phillips & Associates Blog

Phillips & Associates Blog

Covers Oklahoma criminal and personal injury law.

http://oklahoma-criminal-defense.com/blog/
  • Jan 23

    iCloud Selfies Lead to iPad Theft Arrest

    iCloud Selfies Lead to iPad Theft Arrest
    Some people just can’t resist the urge to take a selfie. For a pair of alleged thieves in Houston, that impulse led to their arrest. Early this month, a man reported to police that his truck had been burglarized, and that the thieves…
  • Jan 19

    Tulsa Teen Charged with Human Trafficking

    Tulsa Teen Charged with Human Trafficking
    An 18-year-old Tulsa man was arrested last week and jailed on multiple complaints, including human trafficking. According to reports, police responded to a complaint that a man threatened to shoot his girlfriend and her mother. They…
  • Jan 16

    Inmate Executed, Another Denied Appeal in Child Murder Case

    Inmate Executed, Another Denied Appeal in Child Murder Case
    Last night, Oklahoma put to death its first inmate since the botched execution of Clayton Lockett in April 2014. Charles Warner, who filed a death penalty lawsuit against the state along with Lockett, was scheduled to die the same day as…
Rank this Week: 244

Personal Injury Law Journal

Personal Injury Law Journal

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

http://www.personalinjurylawjournal.com/
  • Jan 23

    Workers’ Compensation and the Unlawful Discharge of or Discrimination Against an Employee for Claiming Benefit

    Workers’ Compensation and the Unlawful Discharge of or Discrimination Against an Employee for Claiming Benefit
    Did you know that it is against the law for an employer to discriminate against or fire and employee for claiming workers’ compensation benefits?  The law is very clear that an employer cannot retaliate against an employee for…
  • Jan 20

    Stark & Stark Recognized in 2015 “Best Law Firms” Ranking

    Stark & Stark Recognized in 2015 “Best Law Firms” Ranking
    U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers announced the 2015 “Best Law Firms” rankings, and Stark & Stark has been recognized with a Tier 1 ranking for  Personal Injury Litigation- Plaintiffs and…
  • Jan 14

    Guardrails Can Help and Hinder During a Vehicle Accident

    Guardrails Can Help and Hinder During a Vehicle Accident
    Guardrails are a common occurrence.  They are a vital safety component on thousands of highways and roadways across the country.  They are designed to protect vehicles from leaving the road as well as to lessen the severity of a…
Rank this Week: 3567

Massachusetts Workers'…

Massachusetts Workers' Compensation Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.massachusettsworkerscompensationlawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 23

    MA Contractors Exposed Workers to Fatal Falls During Renovation Project

    MA Contractors Exposed Workers to Fatal Falls During Renovation Project
    Four contractors were exposed to potentially fatal falls of up to 40 feet at an Easthampton jobsite, due to a lack of protective measures/equipment, an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health…
  • Jan 22

    Jury Awards $7.7M Mesothelioma Lawsuit to School Bus Driver’s Widow

    Jury Awards $7.7M Mesothelioma Lawsuit to School Bus Driver’s Widow
    The widow of a man who was exposed to asbestos while working as a school bus driver for nearly four decades has been awarded a $7.7 million mesothelioma verdict. The driver, Lewis Nash, became exposed to the fibrous materials during the time…
  • Jan 15

    Liberty Mutual Study Names Overexertion, Falls Accidents As The Leading Causes of Work Injuries in '12

    Liberty Mutual Study Names Overexertion, Falls Accidents As The Leading Causes of Work Injuries in '12
    According to Liberty Research Institute for Safety’s 2014 Workplace Safety Index, the five leading causes of work injuries in 2012 were behind approximately 65% of all workers’ compensation expenses. The research examined claims…
Rank this Week: 1439

Briskman Briskman & Greenberg Blog

Briskman Briskman & Greenberg Blog

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

http://www.briskmanandbriskman.com/blog/
  • Jan 23

    Illinois Teen Driving Deaths Decline

    Illinois Teen Driving Deaths Decline
    Illinois teen driving deaths have declined, and officials say it is because of more stringent regulations for teen driver’s licenses. Seven years ago, Illinois put a more restrictive program of graduated driver’s licenses in place…
  • Jan 13

    Wrongful death lawsuit dismissed in death of David Koschman

    Wrongful death lawsuit dismissed in death of David Koschman
    A wrongful death lawsuit over the death of David Koschman has been dismissed. The lawsuit accused Chicago authorities of a cover-up after Koschman died following an altercation with a member of the Daley family. A federal judge ruled that the…
  • Jan 5

    Wrongful death lawsuit filed over one-punch death

    Wrongful death lawsuit filed over one-punch death
    A wrongful death lawsuit was filed in Cook County by the family of a Palatine man who died after he was punched outside a bar and hit his head on the sidewalk. The family of Ryan Flannigan, 26, filed the lawsuit against Michael Platt, 35.…
Rank this Week: 556

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/
  • Jan 22

    Prevent Burns in Miami or Your Community

    Prevent Burns in Miami or Your Community
    According to authorities, Southwest Florida is experiencing weather conditions that could make brush fire season potentially more dangerous. Low humidity conditions may make things more comfortable in Florida heat, but they can also turn one…
  • Jan 20

    Could Your Landlord Be Liable for Your Injuries?

    Could Your Landlord Be Liable for Your Injuries?
    If you rent a home in Hollywood or anywhere in South Florida and you are injured at home, your landlord may be liable if their negligence or recklessness caused your injuries. This is especially the case if you are injured outside the…
  • Jan 15

    New Law in Florida Aims to Prevent Burns and Fire-Related Fatalities in Miami and Florida

    New Law in Florida Aims to Prevent Burns and Fire-Related Fatalities in Miami and Florida
    Starting at the beginning of this year, Florida has new smoke detector laws. Under the new laws, smoke alarms in homes need to use either permanent batteries or electricity. Permanent batteries are ones that last ten years and are…
Rank this Week: 899

Boston Workers Compensation Lawyer…

Boston Workers Compensation Lawyer Blog

Covers workers compensation. By Carney Law Firm.

http://www.bostonworkerscompensationlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2581

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: 1303

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/
  • Jan 22

    Barnes v. Charter 1 Realty - Idiopathic Exception to Workers' Comp Coverage Clarified

    Barnes v. Charter 1 Realty - Idiopathic Exception to Workers' Comp Coverage Clarified
    In order for a workplace injury to be compensable, it has to arise out of and in the course of employment. This means there has to be some connection between the conditions under which employee was working the injury that resulted. Usually,…
  • Jan 12

    US Bank Home Mortgage v. Schrecker - Afternoon Break Street Crossing Injury Not Compensable

    US Bank Home Mortgage v. Schrecker - Afternoon Break Street Crossing Injury Not Compensable
    State supreme court justices in Kentucky reversed three lower courts in finding worker injured in a vehicle accident while crossing the street to access a fast-food restaurant adjacent to her office was not entitled to collect workers'…
  • Jan 6

    Martin County Coal Co. v. Goble - On Permanent Psychological Impairment

    Martin County Coal Co. v. Goble - On Permanent Psychological Impairment
    In most work-related injury claims, the primary focus is on physical injuries. However, there are some cases in which psychological injuries may have been sustained as well as a result of the physical injury or related work incident. Such…
Rank this Week: 4644

Florida Injury Attorneys Blog

Florida Injury Attorneys Blog

Covers workers compensation and injury law. By Jo Ann Hoffman & Associates, P.A.

http://www.floridainjuryattorneysblawg.com/
  • Jan 22

    Compensation and Disability Checks under the Longshore Act

    Compensation and Disability Checks under the Longshore Act
    If you are a longshoreman, and are injured on the job, you will be entitled to compensation for missed time from work (lost wages) due to your injuries. The Longshore compensation system is based off of your earnings for the fifty-two (52)…
  • Jul 18

    Proving Negligence in a Slip and Fall Case

    Proving Negligence in a Slip and Fall Case
      Florida Statutes, Section 768.0755, which became effective July 1, 2010, provides that: (1) If a person slips and falls on a transitory foreign substance in a business establishment, the injured person must prove that the business…
  • Apr 28

    Calculating Average Weekly Wage Under the Defense Base Act, or AWW under DBA

    Calculating Average Weekly Wage Under the Defense Base Act, or AWW under DBA
    It is vitally important to calculate the average weekly wage (AWW) following an on the job injury in a Defense Base Act (DBA) claim.  It is of utmost importance that the AWW be calculated correctly, because the AWW controls how much…
Rank this Week: 1236

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: 3501

Duncan Law Blog

Duncan Law Blog

Covers North Carolina bankruptcy and workers compensation issues.

http://www.duncanlawonline.com/blog/
  • Jan 20

    What Is A Form 25P in North Carolina Workers’ Compensation?

    What Is A Form 25P in North Carolina Workers’ Compensation?
    When you are involved in an accident that occurs on the job, there are a number of necessary Worker’s Compensation forms that need to be completed and then submitted to the appropriate office. One of these forms is called a 25P. Form…
  • Jan 13

    What Should I Expect at my Foreclosure Hearing?

    What Should I Expect at my Foreclosure Hearing?
    In the State of North Carolina, foreclosure hearings are held by the Clerk of Court or Assistant Clerk of Court, as judges rarely hear foreclosures. The Clerk of Court is only to hear cases involving “legal defenses.” Cases…
  • Jan 11

    How Do I Request My Tax Transcripts Online?

    How Do I Request My Tax Transcripts Online?
    One of the most important documents we need in order to file your bankruptcy are copies of your tax returns for the last 4 years. We must have both federal and state. If you cannot find your tax returns, check with your tax preparer or ask…
Rank this Week: 4585

Ramos Law Firm Workers' Comp Blog

Ramos Law Firm Workers' Comp Blog

Covers Georgia workers' compensation laws.

http://www.ramoslawblog.com
  • Jan 20

    The Injured Workers’ Saga: Back Injury

    The Injured Workers’ Saga: Back Injury
    An injured worker who has suffered a back injury often undergoes a  series of frustrating events before receiving the help they need.  After experiencing pain, workers may be directed to a Concentra, Urgent Care, or Choice Care in…
  • Jan 13

    Atlanta Braves stadium: affect on the construction industry in Georgia

    Atlanta Braves stadium: affect on the construction industry in Georgia
    Residents of Cobb County Georgia are bracing themselves for months of navigating construction sites in the area of the new Atlanta Braves stadium and proposed mixed-use project. What’s called a “live-play-work” district will…
  • Jan 8

    Important Deadlines in Workers’ Compensation Case

    Important Deadlines in Workers’ Compensation Case
    If you’ve been injured on the job, there are several steps you need to take immediately in order to ensure the best outcome after your injury: First, report the incident to your supervisor. Failure to report the accident within 30 days…
Rank this Week: 4805

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/
  • 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…
  • Jan 12

    The growth of musculoskeletal injuries in the workplace

    The growth of musculoskeletal injuries in the workplace
    Work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs) resulting from ergonomic hazards are common in the United States. Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) indicate that in 2011, one third of occupational injuries and illnesses resulting…
  • Dec 31

    Man Dies From Fall From I-Drive Attraction

    Man Dies From Fall From I-Drive Attraction
    A 52-year-old man died Wednesday after he fell about 30 feet onto a concrete floor at the Artegon Marketplace Sky Trail ropes course, according to the Orlando Police Department.  The man was at the International Drive attraction with his…
Rank this Week: 569

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/
  • 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…
  • Jan 15

    Important NJ Supreme Court Decision: Employee or Contractor?

    Important NJ Supreme Court Decision: Employee or Contractor?
    A question we often hear from business  owners involves some variation on the legal distinction between an employee and an independent contractor. The question involves meaningful dollars and cents differences in how business is done and…
  • Jan 5

    A Reminder: NJ Minimum Wage Has Increased

    A Reminder: NJ Minimum Wage Has Increased
    New Jersey's minimum wage increased to $8.38 per hour as of January 1, 2015.  All businesses with employees in the Garden State should review and adjust their payrolls accordingly.
Rank this Week: 318

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/
  • Jan 19

    From The OPM Disability Victory Files!

    From The OPM Disability Victory Files!
    We recently assisted a federal licensed practical nurse (LP) with her FERS disability reconsideration appeal. She suffers from several psychiatric disorders, including PTSD, major depressive disorder, and generalized anxiety disorder. …
  • Jan 5

    From The OPM Disability Victory Files!

    From The OPM Disability Victory Files!
    We recently assisted a federal medical records technician with his FERS disability claim. He suffers from several back-related conditions, including lumbar spondyloarthritis, lumbar postlaminectomy syndrome, and myofascial pain syndrome.…
  • Dec 24

    GAMES APPELLATE REVIEWERS PLAY: HOW TO WIN YOUR RECONSIDERATION!

    GAMES APPELLATE REVIEWERS PLAY: HOW TO WIN YOUR RECONSIDERATION!
    Hint: All the games examiner’s play that we discussed in the last post, also make their decisions erroneous!  In this space, we will discuss the requirements of a successful reconsideration motion, and why an attorney is your best…
Rank this Week: 2093

Missouri Injury Lawyers Blog

Missouri Injury Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.missouriinjurylawyers-blog.com/
  • Jan 18

    GMO Corn Lawsuits; Potential Loss For U.S. Farmers Reaches Billion

    GMO Corn Lawsuits; Potential Loss For U.S. Farmers Reaches Billion
    On December 22, 2014, the JPML ("Joint Panel on Multi-district Litigation") established a MDL in the US District Court of Kansas (Kansas City) for all federal lawsuits. The court's website summarizes the case as, "These cases concern the…
  • Jun 25

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

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

    More Traffic Tickets = Higher Insurance

    More Traffic Tickets = Higher Insurance
    In the obvious news category of the day, a recent article in St. Louis Post Dispatch notes that traffic tickets have a direct impact on the rates you pay for insurance. More interestingly though, the article contains contain information…
Rank this Week: 3121

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/
  • Jan 16

    Maryland Appellate Court Considers the Cap on Judgments Against Municipalitie

    Maryland Appellate Court Considers the Cap on Judgments Against Municipalitie
    Due to a law enacted in the 1980s, Maryland plaintiffs are limited in the amount they are able to recover from municipalities across the state. According to an article by the Washington Post, this has led one woman to challenge the law that…
  • Jan 9

    Baltimore Police Brutality Cases All Settled with One Big Caveat

    Baltimore Police Brutality Cases All Settled with One Big Caveat
    When two parties enter into an out-of-court settlement, a contract is created by the two parties. This contract is typically a legally binding document that requires each party to do—or not do—certain things. For example, the most…
  • Jan 2

    Construction Accident Victim Settles with Employer for $5 Million

    Construction Accident Victim Settles with Employer for $5 Million
    Earlier this month, a construction worker in New York who was injured on the job collected $5 million in compensation after accepting a settlement offered by his former employer and the property owner where the injury occurred. According to…
Rank this Week: 1672

Minick Law Blog

Minick Law Blog

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

http://www.minicklaw.com/asheville-attorney-blog/
  • Jan 16

    Important Things To Do Before Getting A Divorce

    Important Things To Do Before Getting A Divorce
    IMPORTANT THINGS TO DO BEFORE GETTING A DIVORCE Divorce is a life changing and stressful experience. Sometimes it comes out of the blue while other times it can be seen coming on the horizon. However, nobody enters into a marriage expecting a…
  • Jan 12

    Injured By The Police? Here’s How To Sue For Excessive Force – INFOGRAPHIC

    Injured By The Police? Here’s How To Sue For Excessive Force – INFOGRAPHIC
    INJURED BY THE POLICE? HERE’S HOW TO SUE FOR EXCESSIVE FORCE.   If you feel you’ve been a victim of POLICE BRUTALITY or EXCESSIVE FORCE by law enforcement, the process of seeking justice is a complicated one.  There are…
  • Jan 2

    What Is Police Brutality? -INFOGRAPHIC

    What Is Police Brutality? -INFOGRAPHIC
    WHAT IS POLICE BRUTALITY? Minick Law’s new infographic about Police Brutality.   Here we explain what it is, how you’re protected by law, and what your options and resources are in seeking justice.  If you think you have…
Rank this Week: 1513

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/
Rank this Week: 336

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/
  • Jan 15

    "Shake the Winter Blahs" Edition of Health Wonk Review

    "Shake the Winter Blahs" Edition of Health Wonk Review
    Hot off the press - Vince Kuraitis posts the first Health Wonk Review of the new year, ">"Shake the Winter Blahs" Edition at the e-Care Management Blog. There's the usual grab-bag of topics from some smart heath policy…
  • Jan 14

    Graveyard shift may be living up to its name: shift work & nursing health risk

    Graveyard shift may be living up to its name: shift work & nursing health risk
    The night shift is commonly referred to as the graveyard shift and a new study about associated health risks shows that it might be aptly named. Previously, the World Health Organization has linked working the night shift to cancer, based on…
  • Jan 12

    TRIA, mining fatalities, FL repackaged drugs, 2015 trends, 2014 recap & more noteworthy new

    TRIA, mining fatalities, FL repackaged drugs, 2015 trends, 2014 recap & more noteworthy new
    Senate Passes TRIA; Bill Goes to President Obama's Desk - "In addition to reauthorizing the TRIA program for six years, the bill raises the trigger amount needed in total losses before the TRIA program kicks in from the current $100…
Rank this Week: 2475

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/
  • Jan 14

    Mileage reimbursement update

    Mileage reimbursement update
    Effective January 1, 2015, the reimbursement rate for workers compensation related travel has been increased from $.56 per mile to $.575 per mile. Injured workers are eligible for mileage allowance under NAC 616C.150. Mileage is eligible for…
  • Jan 12

    Good News on Hearing Loss Treatment

    Good News on Hearing Loss Treatment
    I’ve got good news and bad news about occupational hearing loss. First the bad news about  occupational hearing loss claims: It can be hard  to prove that the hearing loss was caused by a work accident or by an incident of…
  • Jan 9

    Petitions for Judicial Review in Nevada

    Petitions for Judicial Review in Nevada
    The most important hearing  on a contested workers’ compensation case in Nevada is the one before the  the appeals officer, because that  hearing is recorded, it is the last avenue for presenting witnesses or documentary…
Rank this Week: 3927

Disabled Worker Law Blog

Disabled Worker Law Blog

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

http://www.disabledworkerlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 288

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: 4277

Quad Cities Injury Lawyers

Quad Cities Injury Lawyers

Covers personal injury, workers compensation and medical malpractice issues for Illinois and Iowa lawyers. By Michael J. Warner & Associates.

http://qcinjurylawyers.wordpress.com
  • Jan 7

    New Iowa laws help car accident victims get a fair trial

    New Iowa laws help car accident victims get a fair trial
    Originally posted on Iowa Car Accident Law and Facts:Happy New Year! One of the interesting things we see each new year are the new laws that go into effect. The State of Iowa adopted some new rules for smaller…
  • May 15

    440,000 People Die from Medical Errors in Hospitals Every Year

    440,000 People Die from Medical Errors in Hospitals Every Year
    I’ve been doing this long enough that articles like this one from Consumer Reports don’t surprise me anymore. The number of deaths from preventable medical errors is astonishing. That’s why we do what we do. Quite frankly,…
  • Feb 14

    Understanding Illinois’ New Settlement Statute

    Understanding Illinois’ New Settlement Statute
    Illinois recently enacted a new settlement statute, with the goal of alleviating some of the hassles of the personal injury practice.  We’ve all had cases that have settled but still sat on the shelf for weeks or months due to…
Rank this Week: 844

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/
  • 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…
  • Dec 1

    Occupational Diseases under Workers’ Compensation Law

    Occupational Diseases under Workers’ Compensation Law
    Unfortunately, workplace injuries occur frequently in the state of New York and throughout the United States. Some of these injuries are preventable. Injured workers often have to take time off work and deal with the difficult financial,…
Rank this Week: 1321

Alabama Workers' Comp Blog

Alabama Workers' Comp Blog

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

http://www.alabamaworkerscompblawg.com/
  • Jan 6

    The Alabama Workers' Compensation Organization...Membership has its Privilege

    The Alabama Workers' Compensation Organization...Membership has its Privilege
    Membership in the AWCO offers a number of professional and social opportunities annually to interact with other workers' compensation professionals.  The highlight of the year is the annual AWCO Spring Conference where its members come…
  • Dec 31

    2015 Alabama Mileage Reimbursement Rate

    2015 Alabama Mileage Reimbursement Rate
    Effective January 1, 2015, the standard mileage reimbursement rate for Alabama will be 57.5 cents per mile. ________________________ ABOUT THE AUTHOR The article was written by Joshua G. Holden, Esq. a Member of Fish, Nelson & Holden,…
  • Dec 29

    Alabama Court Finds Accident on the Way to Treatment for Injury Compensable

    Alabama Court Finds Accident on the Way to Treatment for Injury Compensable
    Flexicrew Staffing, Inc. v. Champion Released December 12, 2014 At the trial level the Baldwin County Circuit Court was presented with evidence related to whether of not Champion’s claim based on a car accident was compensable. The…
Rank this Week: 5014

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/
  • 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…
  • Oct 20

    Medical treatment & workplace injuries: Common issues facing Missouri employee

    Medical treatment & workplace injuries: Common issues facing Missouri employee
    Although the Missouri workers' compensation program was designed to provide automatic benefits to injured workers, such is often not the case. In theory, medical bills, weekly temporary disability payments, and lump sum permanent disability…
Rank this Week: 3225