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

http://workers-compensation.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 31

    De Blasio’s Plans to Reduce Worker Health Costs Have a Carrot and a Stick

    De Blasio’s Plans to Reduce Worker Health Costs Have a Carrot and a Stick
    Today's post was shared by Steven Greenhouse and comes from www.nytimes.com When Mayor Bill de Blasio announced his first labor agreements with New York City unions this spring, he was sharply criticized for granting long-awaited wage…
  • Jul 31

    Medicare Experiment Could Signal Sea Change For Hospice

    Medicare Experiment Could Signal Sea Change For Hospice
    Today's post was shared by Kaiser Health News and comes from www.kaiserhealthnews.org This KHN story can be republished for free. (details)Diane Meier is the director of the Center to Advance Palliative Care, a national organization…
  • Jul 31

    Lawmakers Announce $17 Billion Deal To Overhaul VA Health Care

    Lawmakers Announce $17 Billion Deal To Overhaul VA Health Care
    Today's post was shared by Kaiser Health News and comes from www.kaiserhealthnews.org The overhaul makes it easier for veterans waiting a long time to see a VA doctor to get care from a private doctor's office. It also includes money to…
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Ramos Law Firm Workers' Comp Blog

Ramos Law Firm Workers' Comp Blog

Covers Georgia workers' compensation laws.

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

    2014 Revised Board Rules and Form

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

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

    Do jury trials or pain and suffering exist in workers’ compensation?
    An injured worker is not entitled to a jury trial in a workers’ compensation case.  The Georgia law creates “trial” and “appellate” divisions within the jurisdiction of the State Board of Workers’…
  • Jul 21

    What now? Injured employees being laid off

    What now? Injured employees being laid off
    Injured employees being laid off from Briggs & Stratton in McDonough, Georgia, may be entitled to workers’ compensation income benefits.  These workers will be classified in certain categories.  First, if injured Briggs…
Rank this Week: 1793

Briskman Briskman & Greenberg Blog

Briskman Briskman & Greenberg Blog

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

http://www.briskmanandbriskman.com/blog/
  • Jul 31

    A Swan Attack Leads to a Wrongful Death Lawsuit and the NHTSA Investigates the 2014 Chevy Impala – Podcast

    A Swan Attack Leads to a Wrongful Death Lawsuit and the NHTSA Investigates the 2014 Chevy Impala – Podcast
    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has launched an investigation of the 2014 Chevrolet Impala. Plus, a swan attack leads to a wrongful death lawsuit on this month’s Chicago Injury Alert. Briskman Briskman &…
  • Jul 31

    Peoria Widow Wins Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

    Peoria Widow Wins Medical Malpractice Lawsuit
    The widow and children of a Chillicothe, Illinois man who died four years ago were recently awarded $1.6 million by a Peoria County jury. The award came after a three-week medical malpractice trial and 10 hours of jury deliberation over three…
  • Jul 29

    Illinois Circuit Court Dismisses Malaysia Airlines Petition on Point of Law

    Illinois Circuit Court Dismisses Malaysia Airlines Petition on Point of Law
    A Cook County Circuit Court judge has dismissed two discovery petitions filed in her court over the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. The Rule 224 discovery petitions were filed prior to expected wrongful death lawsuits against Boeing and…
Rank this Week: 1058

Iowa Workers' Compensation Lawyer…

Iowa Workers' Compensation Lawyer Blog

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

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

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

    The Gilloon, Wright & Hamel Website Has Gone Mobile Device Friendly
    We have redesigned our website so that it is now mobile device friendly. If you look at the website on a computer or tablet it looks very similar to the previous version. The big change is when you view the website on a cell phone. …
  • Jul 8

    Handling Referrals of Iowa Work Comp Case

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

    Back and Neck Injuries in Iowa Work Comp Case

    Back and Neck Injuries in Iowa Work Comp Case
    A large part of my practice involves back and neck claims. Injuries to the back or neck frequently have a serious negative impact on a worker's ability to continue to do their job. We have added a new section to our website that discusses…
Rank this Week: 4072

Phillips & Associates Blog

Phillips & Associates Blog

Covers Oklahoma criminal and personal injury law.

http://oklahoma-criminal-defense.com/blog/
  • Jul 31

    Chickasha Man Alleged to Possess 3,000 Images of Child Porn

    Chickasha Man Alleged to Possess 3,000 Images of Child Porn
    Acting on a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, the Oklahoma Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force arrested a Chickasha man on complaints of possession of child pornography. Investigators arrested…
  • Jul 28

    Youthful Offender in Pharmacy Shooting Faces New Charge

    Youthful Offender in Pharmacy Shooting Faces New Charge
    In May 2009, two masked teenagers, one of them armed, stormed into Reliable Discount Pharmacy in an attempt to rob the place. The pharmacist, Jerome Ersland, opened fire, killing one of the would-be robbers and sending his armed companion…
  • Jul 24

    Man Sentenced for Rape of Classmates at Tulsa Convention

    Man Sentenced for Rape of Classmates at Tulsa Convention
    More than two years ago, we brought you the story of Brandon Brady, then a 19-year-old student with the High Plains Technology Center in Woodward. Brady had accompanied several special needs classmates on an overnight field trip to a Skills…
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Pearson Bitman Blog

Pearson Bitman Blog

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

http://accidentlaworlando.com/blog/
  • Jul 31

    Johnson & Johnson Pulls Hysterectomy Device from Hospital

    Johnson & Johnson Pulls Hysterectomy Device from Hospital
    Johnson & Johnson announced yesterday that it is suspending sales and pulling existing surgical tools called laparoscopic power morcellators amid reports that the use of the device can spread cancer in women. The move follows a warning by…
  • Jul 31

    New York Times Goes In Depth on E-Cigarette

    New York Times Goes In Depth on E-Cigarette
    We have been pointing out the dangers of e-cigarettes on this blog for some time now, and the national media is now starting to go in depth on the story.  The New York Times recently did a piece on the … Continued The post New…
  • Jul 24

    Pursuing a Wrongful Death Action in Florida

    Pursuing a Wrongful Death Action in Florida
    In Florida, when someone is killed due to the negligence or wrongful act of another, it is considered a “wrongful death.”  Though the loss of a family member under any circumstances is heartbreaking, it is particularly…
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LaBovick Law Group Blog

LaBovick Law Group Blog

Covers personal injury legal news.

http://www.labovick.com/blog
  • Jul 31

    Blood Pressure Medication Benicar Can Have Serious Side Effect

    Blood Pressure Medication Benicar Can Have Serious Side Effect
    No drug is a good drug.  It is always better to live off medication rather than on medication. But some medical conditions demand medical attention and many times demand drug therapy to control the negative health condition present…
  • Jul 30

    National Whistleblower Appreciation Day

    National Whistleblower Appreciation Day
    What an amazing day today actually is! What you say? It’s not my birthday! It’s not the 4th of July!  It’s not even National Send your Grandma a Hallmark Card Day! What is today? Today is National…
  • Jul 30

    Too Many Bathroom Breaks Can Lead To Disability Benefit

    Too Many Bathroom Breaks Can Lead To Disability Benefit
     Recently, a company based in Chicago has been criticized for their bathroom breaks. WaterSaver Faucet Company installed swipe card systems on bathrooms located off the factory floor. The company says this was in response to several of…
Rank this Week: 800

Workers' Compensation Watch

Workers' Compensation Watch

By Rehm, Bennet & Moore.

http://workerscompensationwatch.com/
  • Jul 31

    Mapping the lives and deaths of workers: An emerging way to tell the story of occupational health and safety

    Mapping the lives and deaths of workers: An emerging way to tell the story of occupational health and safety
    Today’s post was shared by Gelman on Workplace Injuries and comes from scienceblogs.com You can’t get more of a big-picture perspective on a problem than by using a map of the globe. I also think being able to quantify a tragic…
  • Jul 28

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

    Truckers Fired Over Workers’ Comp Claim: What to Do Next
    Truck drivers have a remedy if fired for making a workers’ compensation claim. A recent award of over $100,000 to a truck driver who was fired for making a workers’ compensation claim illustrated the protection drivers have under…
  • Jul 24

    After the International Nutrition Building Collapse: OSHA Releases Report

    After the International Nutrition Building Collapse: OSHA Releases Report
    The International Nutrition building. I was going to write about a summary from the official OSHA news release and provide a compilation of web resources regarding the Jan. 20 International Nutrition building collapse in Omaha. This is…
Rank this Week: 439

North Carolina Workers'…

North Carolina Workers' Compensation Journal

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

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

    Bad Time to be a Disability Lawyer

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

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

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

    Ladder Accidents on the Rise

    Ladder Accidents on the Rise
    When my husband and I purchased our home, we immediately bought a forty-foot ladder because obviously we would be cleaning our own gutters and needed the biggest ladder possible to reach the roof. Our first attempt to use the ladder was…
Rank this Week: 1102

Iowa Workers' Compensation Law

Iowa Workers' Compensation Law

By Paul McAndrew Law Firm.

http://iowaworkcomplaw.com/
  • Jul 31

    City of Charlotte settles lawsuit over police shooting for $115,000

    City of Charlotte settles lawsuit over police shooting for $115,000
    Today’s post was shared by The Workers’ Injury Law & Advocacy Group and comes from www.charlotteobserver.com More Information Joint statement in police shooting lawsuit “In the late evening hours of October 16, 2010,…
  • Jul 28

    Amazon faces federal lawsuit over charges racked up by children playing app game

    Amazon faces federal lawsuit over charges racked up by children playing app game
    Today’s post was shared by The Workers’ Injury Law & Advocacy Group and comes from www.oregonlive.com kindle.jpg The Kindle Fire, Amazon’s first color tablet computer, is at the heart of a lawsuit filed by the Federal…
  • Jul 24

    Patient Access To Physicians Notes: An Experiment of Psychological Importance

    Patient Access To Physicians Notes: An Experiment of Psychological Importance
    Today’s post was shared by Gelman on Workplace Injuries and comes from well.blogs.nytimes.com Photo Today’s post is shared from the NYTimes.com  What would happen if all workers’ compensation patients had access to all…
Rank this Week: 1567

Washington Workers' Advisor

Washington Workers' Advisor

Covers workers compensation law. By The Causey Law Firm.

http://workersadvisor.com/
  • Jul 31

    Bad Time to be a Disability Lawyer

    Bad Time to be a Disability Lawyer
    Today’s post comes from guest author Thomas Domer, from The Domer Law Firm. I passed through Customs after a trip to Europe this week and explained to the Customs official that I represented injured workers.  His first comment to…
  • Jul 28

    Welcome Aboard, Jane Dale!

    Welcome Aboard, Jane Dale!
    Ahoy there!!  The Causey Law Firm team has just added attorney Jane E. Dale to our lineup. After graduating from Seattle University School of Law in 2007, Jane was an associate with a prominent general practice firm on the Olympic…
  • Jul 24

    Will Workers’ Compensation Adapt to “On Demand” Employment

    Will Workers’ Compensation Adapt to “On Demand” Employment
    Today’s post was shared by Gelman on Workplace Injuries and comes from recode.net What happens as machines and artificial intelligence push humans out of the workforce? It’s one of the more important problems of our time —…
Rank this Week: 1590

Wynn & Wynn Blog

Wynn & Wynn Blog

Covers injury and workers' compensation law.

http://www.wynnandwynn.com/our-blog/
  • Jul 31

    Developments in Premises Liability

    Developments in Premises Liability
    Building Code Violations and Strict Liability By: James M. McCarthy, Esq. The Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts (“SJC”) recently clarified prior disagreement between the statutory construction and caselaw interpretation of…
  • Jul 30

    Termination of Employee

    Termination of Employee
    By: Anthony T. Panebianco, Esq.      Massachusetts General Laws c. 149 §148 states that the “employee discharged from…employment shall be paid in full on the day of his discharge.” The law views…
  • Jul 16

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

    Product Liability: Is your vehicle at fault for an accident?
    With summer here most of us spend more time on the road, that’s why it is important to stay on top of the safety of your vehicle. If there are issues involving the safety of your vehicle the manufacturer may be liable for any damages…
Rank this Week: 1775

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: 1397

James M. Hoffmann Blog

James M. Hoffmann Blog

Covers Missouri workers' compensation and personal injury.

http://www.hoffmannworkcomp.com/category/blog/
  • Jul 31

    8 FAQs About Workers’ Compensation Medical Treatment

    8 FAQs About Workers’ Compensation Medical Treatment
    What are the most common questions about medical treatment for work-related injuries? St. Louis workers’ compensation attorneys offer answers to some common questions concerning medical treatment of workplace injuries. If the…
  • Jul 30

    OSHA Cites Construction Company After Workplace Injury

    OSHA Cites Construction Company After Workplace Injury
    Construction workers have one of the most dangerous occupations in the U.S. Construction workers do the important job of maintaining infrastructures and erecting new structures. It is described as one of the most dangerous occupations in…
  • Jul 29

    Workers’ Compensation Lawsuit for Work-Related Injury

    Workers’ Compensation Lawsuit for Work-Related Injury
    When is an injured employee allowed to file a civil lawsuit against their employer? The workers’ compensation law requires employers to provide compensation to employees injured while working. All private and federal employees are…
Rank this Week: 4571

DePaolo's Work Comp World

DePaolo's Work Comp World

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

http://daviddepaolo.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 31

    How Dare They

    How Dare They
    Last week WorkCompCentral reported on a raid in Florida of a company, Fruit Dynamics, arresting over a hundred undocumented workers.Investigators from the Florida Division of Insurance Fraud and the Collier County, Florida, Sheriff's…
  • Jul 30

    The Motel 6 of Justice

    The Motel 6 of Justice
    Jose Nunez worked as a laborer and driver for Dig Right In Landscaping in Illinois. He claimed that he injured his right shoulder while loading a piece of equipment onto a truck at work in July 2008.Nunez did not lose any time from work as a…
  • Jul 29

    Is It Fair and Reasonable?

    Is It Fair and Reasonable?
    "In short, denying same-sex couples access to death benefits under the workers’ compensation statute does not bear a fair and substantial relationship to the purposes of the act as identified in Ranney," the Supreme Court of Alaska said…
Rank this Week: 635

Canadian Occupational Health and…

Canadian Occupational Health and Safety Law

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

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

    Ministry of Labour sued for hiring allegedly incompetent inspector

    Ministry of Labour sued for hiring allegedly incompetent inspector
    The Ontario Ministry of Labour is facing a negligence suit by the lone survivor of the Christmas Eve, 2009 scaffold collapse that resulted in Metron Construction being fined $750,000.00 for safety violations. In the lawsuit against the MOL,…
  • Jul 29

    Ontario employers to bear WSIB costs of injured agency employee

    Ontario employers to bear WSIB costs of injured agency employee
    A new Ontario Bill will make employers liable for the WSIB costs of injured agency employees working for them. Bill 18, which passed first reading on July 16, 2014, will amend the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act to attribute to an employer…
  • Jul 24

    Are supervisors able to assess impairment? Drug driving decision suggests so

    Are supervisors able to assess impairment? Drug driving decision suggests so
    A recent Ontario decision suggests that laypersons - such as supervisors – may assess whether a person is impaired from drugs or alcohol, and their assessment will be considered in legal proceedings. In a “drug…
Rank this Week: 3132

Georgia Workers Compensation…

Georgia Workers Compensation Attorney Blog

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

http://www.georgiaworkerscompensationattorneyblog.com/
  • Jul 30

    Hanik v. Christopher & Banks, Inc. - Courts Wrestle With Compensability of Parking Lot Fall

    Hanik v. Christopher & Banks, Inc. - Courts Wrestle With Compensability of Parking Lot Fall
    In determining whether an injury is covered by workers' compensation, three general factors are considered: The zone of employment, whether the injury is work-related and the coming-and-going rule. Every state has its own workers'…
  • Jul 23

    Study: Undocumented Workers Face Danger on the Job

    Study: Undocumented Workers Face Danger on the Job
    A study conducted recently by a team of researchers with Cornell University and Penn State University reveals that undocumented Mexican workers receive no wage premium for working in hazardous conditions, whereas most other groups do. The…
  • Jul 15

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

    Attorneys: Lawsuit to be Filed in Fall-Related Work Accident
    There was a time when the shared dream of eight acrobats was to be star performers. Now, they say, they dream of the day when they will be able to stand up out of their wheelchairs and walk. The crew members were severely injured in a…
Rank this Week: 2032

Work Comp Roundup

Work Comp Roundup

Covers workers' compensation cost containment techniques and strategies.

http://reduceyourworkerscomp.com/
  • Jul 30

    Consistently Obtain Positive Outcomes From Work Comp Claim

    Consistently Obtain Positive Outcomes From Work Comp Claim
    No matter the type of claim, adjusters will get a feeling right away if a claim is going to be trouble or not. The first indication is from the first phone call to the employer. If the employer has a negative feeling about the injury and…
  • Jul 30

    Washington State Updates Injured Worker Rate

    Washington State Updates Injured Worker Rate
    Good news has come for many injured workers in Washington State.   For most workers* injured before July 1, 2013, time-loss and pension benefit payments will increase 2 percent based on the change in Washington’s average wage,as…
  • Jul 29

    Using Social Media to Fight Workers Compensation Fraud

    Using Social Media to Fight Workers Compensation Fraud
    Most employees are honest. A few are not. When an employee presents an un-witnessed, subjective injury workers’ compensation claim, the smart employer will encourage the work comp adjuster to verify the validity of the…
Rank this Week: 220

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We…

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)

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

http://jotwell.com/
  • Jul 30

    Patterns and Practice

    Patterns and Practice
    Kim D. Chanbonpin, Truth Stories: Credibility Determination at the Illinois Torture Inquiry and Relief Commission, 45 Loy. U. Chi. L.J. 1085 (2014).Elizabeth DaleThese days, I think a lot about police torture. To be more precise, these days I…
  • Jul 29

    Meaning, Intention, and Mental State

    Meaning, Intention, and Mental State
    Lawrence B. Solum, Artificial Meaning, 89 Wash. L. Rev. 69 (2014), available at SSRN.Barbara LevenbookThis is a provocative and important essay that has implications Solum doesn’t spell out for some positions on meaning, communication,…
  • Jul 28

    From Crowd-Sourcing to Crowd-Enforcing: An Empirical analysis of Threadless’s Community IP Norm

    From Crowd-Sourcing to Crowd-Enforcing: An Empirical analysis of Threadless’s Community IP Norm
    Julia Bauer, Nikolaus Franke & Philipp Tuertscher, The Seven IP Commandments of a Crowdsourcing Community: How Self-Organized Norms-Based IP Systems Overcome Imitation Problems (forthcoming 2014).Jason SchultzEmpirical studies…
Rank this Week: 426

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: 2393

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/
  • Jul 29

    What Can be Done to Prevent Medical and Pharmaceutical Negligence

    What Can be Done to Prevent Medical and Pharmaceutical Negligence
    Medication is meant to make patients better, but unfortunately medical malpractice in Miami and other Florida cities as well as medication error can conspire to cause accidental overdoses, dangerous drug interactions, and allergic reactions.…
  • Jul 24

    If Your Teen Has a Summer Job, Talk to Them About Work Injurie

    If Your Teen Has a Summer Job, Talk to Them About Work Injurie
    Summer work can be a great experience for teens and young adults. It can help them earn money for school or other expenses and can help them build work experience and their resumes. A job can also help a teen develop skills and confidence.…
  • Jul 22

    Summer Can Mean a Heightened Risk of Burn Injurie

    Summer Can Mean a Heightened Risk of Burn Injurie
    Burn units in Florida hospitals often see an increase in injuries during the summer months. Unfortunately, while summer cookouts, fireworks, and grills can make this season lots of fun, these same fun activities can quickly turn dangerous and…
Rank this Week: 2276

North Carolina Workers'…

North Carolina Workers' Compensation Lawyers Blog

Covers workers' compensation procedures. By Lee Law Offices.

http://www.northcarolinaworkerscompensationlawyersblog.com/
  • Jul 29

    Isack v. Acuity: Workers' Compensation and Reimbursement Right

    Isack v. Acuity: Workers' Compensation and Reimbursement Right
    Our Spartanburg workers' compensation attorneys know that complex litigation can result when a person files a lawsuit after already receiving a workers' compensation award. In Isack v. Acuity, a case in the South Carolina Supreme Court, a…
  • Jul 26

    Mosley v Hannaford Bros. Co.: PTSD and Workers' Compensation

    Mosley v Hannaford Bros. Co.: PTSD and Workers' Compensation
    Our Asheville workers' compensation attorneys know that mental health conditions, such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), that are caused by work-related events can become very complicated and require special attention. According to…
  • Jul 23

    Lenz v. Cent. Parking Sys. of Neb., Inc.: Workers' Compensation Claims and a Substantially Worsened Condition

    Lenz v. Cent. Parking Sys. of Neb., Inc.: Workers' Compensation Claims and a Substantially Worsened Condition
    Our Winston-Salem workers' compensation lawyers understand that the effects of an on-the-job injury can become substantially worse as time passes. This can further complicate an already difficult situation due the two-year statute of…
Rank this Week: 1878

Alabama Workers' Comp Blog

Alabama Workers' Comp Blog

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

http://www.alabamaworkerscompblawg.com/
  • Jul 29

    Alabama Employers can Deny Claim While also Paying Indemnity and Medical Benefit

    Alabama Employers can Deny Claim While also Paying Indemnity and Medical Benefit
    On July 25, 2014, the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals considered an interesting scenario where the trial judge granted an employee’s motion to strike the employer’s defenses to compensability that were asserted in its Answer and…
  • Jul 29

    The Alabama Race to the Courthouse Can Sometimes be an Exercise in Futility

    The Alabama Race to the Courthouse Can Sometimes be an Exercise in Futility
    Earlier this month, we reported on a case where a trial court denied an employer’s motion to transfer venue based on the doctrine of forum non conveniens. The Alabama Court of Civil Appeals subsequently denied the employer’s…
  • Jul 8

    Alabama Workers Compensation Rate Change Effective July 1, 2014

    Alabama Workers Compensation Rate Change Effective July 1, 2014
    Beginning July 1, 2014, the maximum worker’s compensation payable was raised to $794 per week and the minimum was raised to $218 per week. This change was based on the Commissioner of Labor’s determination that the State’s…
Rank this Week: 2336

Employment & Labor Insider

Employment & Labor Insider

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

http://www.employmentandlaborinsider.com/
  • Jul 28

    Yes, sexual harassment plaintiff, you can shoot yourself in the foot. Here’s how.

    Yes, sexual harassment plaintiff, you can shoot yourself in the foot. Here’s how.
    Even an air-tight case of sexual harassment can be sabotaged if (1) the employer has a policy banning it and an effective mechanism for handling complaints, and (2) the victim refuses to cooperate in the investigation. Rhonda Simpson was…
  • Jul 25

    Sex stereotyping, sexual orientation discrimination, and federal law – crazy-mixed-up right now

    Sex stereotyping, sexual orientation discrimination, and federal law – crazy-mixed-up right now
    The Employment Non-Discrimination Act is dead again. Is there any federal law on same-sex harassment or discrimination? If so, what is it? Here are some scenarios that may be helpful in picking through this crazy extremely complex and rapidly…
  • Jul 23

    Obama’s LGBT Executive Order raises more questions than it answer

    Obama’s LGBT Executive Order raises more questions than it answer
    ROBIN’S NOTE: Thanks very much to Cara Crotty, head of our Affirmative Action practice group, who allowed me to share her insights about the President’s Executive Order here on the blog. This will also be going out today via email…
Rank this Week: 1225

Massachusetts Workers'…

Massachusetts Workers' Compensation Lawyer Blawg

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

http://www.massachusettsworkerscompensationlawyerblawg.com/
Rank this Week: 4074

New York Civil Service Attorney…

New York Civil Service Attorney Law Blog

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

http://civilservice.sheerinlaw.com/
  • Jul 28

    Permanent Teacher's termination reversed by NYC Appeals Court

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

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

    Probationary Assistant Principal's Article 78 Appealing U Rating denied.
     A New York City High School teacher resigned in 2008 for personal reasons.  He was brought back as a probationary assistant principal.  While assistant principal he was charged for two incidents of misconduct.  He was…
  • Jul 25

    Article 78 versus ECB granted

    Article 78 versus ECB granted
     After an ECB hearing 50 West Realty Company LP was fined $500 for changing its building to a use inconsistent with its 1992 CO.  The company filed an Article 78 to appeal.   An Article 78 filed for a decision after a hearing…
Rank this Week: 1784

Atlanta Workers Compensation Law

Atlanta Workers Compensation Law

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

http://www.atlantaworkerscompblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2551

Nevada Workers' Compensation Law…

Nevada Workers' Compensation Law Blog

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

http://www.nevadaworkerscompensationlaw.com/
  • Jul 26

    Temporary Partial Disability Benefits under Nevada Law

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

    Temporary Partial Disability Benefits under Nevada Law Temporary Part

    Temporary Partial Disability Benefits under Nevada Law Temporary Part
    Temporary partial disability benefits  (TPD) are benefits that may be payable under the following circumstances: 1. You are working a temporary light duty job at a lesser wage because your duties are different, or you are making the same…
  • Jul 20

    Work-related Car Accident Claims Are Complicated

    Work-related Car Accident Claims Are Complicated
     If you are injured while in the course and scope of your employment while driving, and the accident wasn't your fault, your case is more complicated than the usual work injury case.  I urge you to consult with a knowledgeable…
Rank this Week: 2922

Virginia Workers' Compensation…

Virginia Workers' Compensation Case Blog

By Gerald Gregory Lutkenhaus.

http://jerrylutkenhaus.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 25

    Virginia Increases Workers Compensation Penalty for Uninsured Employer

    Virginia Increases Workers Compensation Penalty for Uninsured Employer
    On July 1, 2014 Virginia increased the maximum penalty for employers in Virginia who did not have       workers compensation to $50,000.00. Prior to this increase, the maximum penalty was only $5,000.00. With such a low…
  • Jun 29

    New Virginia Workers Compensation Rate

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

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

    Virginia Head Injury and Concussion at Work Results in $500,000 Award
    Ms. Jones injured her head at work in Petersburg, Virginia. This caused headaches which were disputed by the employer. We represented her at a hearing and the headaches were awarded. She then received compensation for about 10 years or 500…
Rank this Week: 4741

Chicago Injury Law Blog

Chicago Injury Law Blog

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

http://www.chicagoinjurylawblog.com/
  • Jul 25

    Unnecessary C-Sections Plague American Women

    Unnecessary C-Sections Plague American Women
    One in three American mothers deliver their first child through Cesarean section and 90% of those women who then have a second child will deliver through C-section again. It has not always been this way: in the 1970s, only 5% of all births…
  • Jul 23

    Six Flags Sued After Roller Coaster Accident

    Six Flags Sued After Roller Coaster Accident
    The Six Flags Magic Mountain in Southern California is being sued by two injured visitors after the Ninja roller coaster they were on struck a tree. The ride partially derailed, leaving everyone on the ride stranded until they could evacuate.…
  • Jul 14

    Lead Paint Companies Ordered to Pay Over $1 Billion

    Lead Paint Companies Ordered to Pay Over $1 Billion
    Sherwin-Williams, one of the largest and most-recognized paint companies, was recently ordered to pay $1.15 billion to fund a program aimed at addressing the health risks of lead paint exposure in California homes. Sherwin, along with two…
Rank this Week: 332

Ramsay Law Firm

Ramsay Law Firm

Covers workers' compensation and personal injury law.

http://ramsaylawfirm.tumblr.com/
Rank this Week: 3305

Massachusetts Workers'…

Massachusetts Workers' Compensation Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.massachusettsworkerscompensationlawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 24

    Massachusetts Worker's Death Leads to Fines for New Bedford Fish Processing Plant

    Massachusetts Worker's Death Leads to Fines for New Bedford Fish Processing Plant
    Six months after the death of a worker in a New Bedford processing plant, his employer has been ordered to pay a hefty fine. Sea Watch International Ltd. was cited for seven serious safety violations following the deadly Massachusetts work…
  • Jul 7

    Fatal Hazmat Incident Reported at MA Elementary School

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

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

    Boston Bridge & Steel Inc. Cited by OSHA After Worker’s Death
    Steel fabrication plant Boston Bridge & Steel Inc., was cited by the US Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety Health Organization following a worker’s death late last year. The 46-year-old man who worked at the steel…
Rank this Week: 1522

Attorney Client Match Blog

Attorney Client Match Blog

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

http://blog.attorneyclientmatch.com/
  • Jul 24

    Underage Drunk Driver Causes Georgia Wrong-Way Car Crash

    Underage Drunk Driver Causes Georgia Wrong-Way Car Crash
    Despite all commercial efforts, underage drinking continues to be a prevalent problem amongst today's youth. Underage drinking is prohibited nationwide and Georgia law makes it illegal for adult motorists to drive with a blood alcohol level…
  • Jun 30

    Is Negligence Alone to Blame in Toddler's Hyperthermia Death?

    Is Negligence Alone to Blame in Toddler's Hyperthermia Death?
    For many in Atlanta, this summer began with a toddler's tragic death and...a question. On June 18th of this year, 22 month old Cooper Harris perished after his father mistakenly left him alone in the family car for seven hours as temperatures…
  • May 20

    Discretionary Immunity and Remedies for the Motorist Injured in a Car Accident with a Police Officer

    Discretionary Immunity and Remedies for the Motorist Injured in a Car Accident with a Police Officer
    What happens when a personal injury plaintiff wants to file a claim for injurious acts committed by an on-duty police officer? Finding a remedy in such a situation has the potential to be an extremely difficult, albeit not impossible, road to…
Rank this Week: 2079

Nashville Injury Attorneys Blog

Nashville Injury Attorneys Blog

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

http://www.nashvilleinjuryattorneysblog.com/
  • Jul 23

    COPD and Disability

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

    Can you win Social Security Disability benefits due to Fibromyalgia?

    Can you win Social Security Disability benefits due to Fibromyalgia?
    Fibromyalgia is a complex disease (syndrome) with widespread symptoms. Muscle pain and weakness lasting more than three months is one of the foremost factors, but a number of other abnormalities are usually present. Some studies indicate that…
  • May 22

    Tennessean Report: Nashville is Too Dangerous for Pedestrian

    Tennessean Report: Nashville is Too Dangerous for Pedestrian
    The Tennessean reported today that Nashville is one of the most dangerous metropolitan areas for pedestrians. You can read the article here. It includes the following report: A report released this week identified the Nashville metro area as…
Rank this Week: 3418

Charlotte Personal Injury Attorney…

Charlotte Personal Injury Attorney Blog

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

http://www.charlottepersonalinjuryattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4441

Maryland Accident Law Blog

Maryland Accident Law Blog

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

http://www.marylandaccidentlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 437

Petro Cohen Petro Matarazzo Blog

Petro Cohen Petro Matarazzo Blog

Covers workers compensation law.

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

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

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

    Temporary Medical and Wage Compensation for NJ Workers’ Comp

    Temporary Medical and Wage Compensation for NJ Workers’ Comp
    In a New Jersey workers’ compensation case, your employer is responsible for providing you with the reasonable medical treatment necessary for injuries you sustained as a result of an accident at work. In turn, the employer has the…
  • May 7

    What Kinds of Benefits Do You Get with Workers’ Compensation?

    What Kinds of Benefits Do You Get with Workers’ Compensation?
    At the of Petro Cohen Petro Matarazzo, we often get questions about what benefits are available through workers’ compensation. The following will help answer questions about workers’ comp coverage. Medical Care The medical…
Rank this Week: 4495

Comp Wonk

Comp Wonk

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

http://compwonk.com
  • Jul 22

    2014 Super Lawyers | Law Office of Thomas Mottaz

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

    Changes to the Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Law

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

    Changes to the Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Law

    Changes to the Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Law
    The Minnesota Worker’s Compensation statute underwent substantial revision during the past legislative session. Most of the statutory changes will take effect October 1, 2013. The following is a short summary that outlines the main…
Rank this Week: 1761

Personal Injury Law Journal

Personal Injury Law Journal

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

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

    Wire Grill Brush Bristles: A Tiny Menace

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

    Truck and Commercial Vehicle Accident

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

    Lawyers Now Allowed to Search Social Media Sites of Juror

    Lawyers Now Allowed to Search Social Media Sites of Juror
    The American Bar Association has determined that it is ethical for lawyers to search the internet for publicly available information on citizens called for jury duty — and even jurors in deliberations. The ABA issued its report in April…
Rank this Week: 1659

Duncan Law Blog

Duncan Law Blog

Covers North Carolina bankruptcy and workers compensation issues.

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Can I Still Use the Mortgage Deduction On Taxes If My House is Being Paid In A Chapter 13 Bankruptcy?
    After filing Chapter 13 bankruptcy, you should confirm with your attorney whether the monthly mortgage payment is to be paid by you or the Chapter 13 bankruptcy Trustee.  Often the mortgage payment is included in your monthly Chapter 13…
Rank this Week: 1488

Workers Comp Insider

Workers Comp Insider

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

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

    Health Wonk Review & More Noteworthy New

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

    Cavalcade of Risk

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

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

    3 Updates: Sheri Sangji lab death; Chilean miners; Tesora Plant explosion
    We've recently found interesting developments or updates on three stories that we've covered in the past: A settlement in criminal charges in the Sheri Sangji Lab death case; an in-depth feature on how the Chilean miners survived; and a…
Rank this Week: 821

Missouri Workers Compensation…

Missouri Workers Compensation Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.missouriworkerscompensationlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1525

Lawyers for NJ Workers

Lawyers for NJ Workers

Covers workers' compensation law.

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

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

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

    Beware of Purposely Making Misleading Statement

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

    The Importance of Early Legal Representation in Injury Case

    The Importance of Early Legal Representation in Injury Case
    The case of Estate of Cornacchio v. Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and Shah, decided by the Appellate Division earlier this week illustrates the importance of obtaining legal counsel at the earliest opportunity when learning of an…
Rank this Week: 2831

Fort Worth Injury Lawyer Blog

Fort Worth Injury Lawyer Blog

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

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

    LIABILITY UNDER THE TEXAS FRAUDULENT TRANSFERS ACT

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

    I BUY HOUSES - SELLER BEWARE

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

    IS THE INNOCENT SPOUSE DOCTRINE STILL ALIVE IN TEXAS

    IS THE INNOCENT SPOUSE DOCTRINE STILL ALIVE IN TEXAS
    Sometimes when marriages go sour and spouses can no longer get along with one another, one spouse whose emotions have taken over them might do something out of anger to harm the other spouse, such as deliberately setting fire to their home.…
Rank this Week: 2678

Workers Compensation Blog

Workers Compensation Blog

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

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

    Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Denial Form

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

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

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

    Hip Replacement Testimonial

    Hip Replacement Testimonial
    Attorney Francis J. Lafferty, IV, discusses the case of a young mother that needed hip replacement surgery.
Rank this Week: 4704