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Workers' Compensation

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

http://workers-compensation.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 22

    Why More, Not Fewer, People Might Start Getting Health Insurance Through Work

    Why More, Not Fewer, People Might Start Getting Health Insurance Through Work
    Today's post was shared by WCBlog and comes from www.nytimes.comIn an earnings call last week, Walmart announced that its workers were signing up for health insurance en masse. The news was bad for the company’s shareholders, since the…
  • Aug 22

    SeaWorld Won't Appeal Ban On Trainers Performing With Orca

    SeaWorld Won't Appeal Ban On Trainers Performing With Orca
    Today's post was shared by WCBlog and comes from www.npr.org SeaWorld has decided not to appeal a court ruling that prohibits its trainers from performing with killer whales, the Orlando Sentinel reports, citing a filing with the Securities…
  • Aug 22

    Are Your Medical Records Vulnerable To Theft?

    Are Your Medical Records Vulnerable To Theft?
    Today's post was shared by Kaiser Health News and comes from www.kaiserhealthnews.org This KHN story also ran in . It can be republished for free. (details)A decade ago almost all doctors kept paper charts on every patient. That is changing…
Rank this Week: 376

North Carolina Workers'…

North Carolina Workers' Compensation Lawyers Blog

Covers workers' compensation procedures. By Lee Law Offices.

http://www.northcarolinaworkerscompensationlawyersblog.com/
  • Aug 22

    North Carolina Lumber Mill Worker Killed in Forklift Accident

    North Carolina Lumber Mill Worker Killed in Forklift Accident
    According to a recent report, a North Carolina factory worker was killed in an on-the-job accident. The worker was employed at a large lumber mill in Pitt County when a forklift overturned. The worker was a machine operator who had been…
  • Aug 20

    Potter v. McCulla: Repetitive Stress Injuries and Workers' Compensation

    Potter v. McCulla: Repetitive Stress Injuries and Workers' Compensation
    Our Spartanburg workers' compensation lawyers understand that a claim involving an employee who has changed jobs may require additional litigation. Potter v. McCulla, a case from the Nebraska Supreme Court, involved a plaintiff who began…
  • Aug 17

    Plane Bound for Asheville, North Carolina Suddenly Dives, Injuring Workers and Passenger

    Plane Bound for Asheville, North Carolina Suddenly Dives, Injuring Workers and Passenger
    According to a recent article for Fox News, a plane bound for Asheville was forced to make an emergency landing after it suddenly made a significant dive. While diving, a flight attendant hit the ceiling and then fell on a passenger,…
Rank this Week: 2019

LaBovick Law Group Blog

LaBovick Law Group Blog

Covers personal injury legal news.

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

    What to Expect After Applying for Social Security Disability Benefit

    What to Expect After Applying for Social Security Disability Benefit
    Making the decision to apply for Social Security disability benefits is not an easy one. You have to consider the length of the process and come to terms with the fact that you just can’t physically or mentally work on a full-time basis…
  • Aug 21

    What The Cruise Lines Don’t Want You To Know

    What The Cruise Lines Don’t Want You To Know
    Last month the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee heard horrific stories from cruise line passengers recounting their experiences. The man behind this hearing was Senator Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) the committee chairman.  Senator Rockefeller…
  • Aug 20

    Power Morcellator Lawsuit

    Power Morcellator Lawsuit
    Sometimes older is better. Sometimes the newest “thing” on the block doesn’t work as well as the old tried and true method. This is true for some cases in new cardiac stents verses bypass surgery, and now we know it’s…
Rank this Week: 873

Personal Injury Law Journal

Personal Injury Law Journal

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

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

    Psychiatric Claims Under Workers' Compensation

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

    Personal Injury Practice Tip- Beware the Triple Net Lease!

    Personal Injury Practice Tip- Beware the Triple Net Lease!
    Involved in a premises liability claim involving a commercial property?  Depending on the facts of your case, you may find yourself subject to a little known immunity provision due to the existence of a “triple net…
  • Aug 15

    Harley-Davidson Announced Large Recalls in July and August 2014

    Harley-Davidson Announced Large Recalls in July and August 2014
    Harley-Davidson is recalling thousands of motorcycles because a faulty ignition switch can cause bikes to stall and crash. Harley has determined that modifications that allow engines to rev above 5,600 RPMs can cause engine vibration that can…
Rank this Week: 1984

DePaolo's Work Comp World

DePaolo's Work Comp World

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

http://daviddepaolo.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 22

    Without Comp

    Without Comp
    I'll admit that I don't know much about the federal Jones Act that regulates injuries to maritime workers, except that negligence is an issue in such cases, as opposed to regular workers' compensation which is considered "no fault."But a case…
  • Aug 21

    The Judicial Officer

    The Judicial Officer
    Yesterday at the Workers' Compensation Institute's Annual Conference in Orlando, FL I had the privilege of addressing, along with Chief Judge of the Florida system, Hon. David Langham, workers' compensation judges from around the…
  • Aug 20

    Cocktail Party Conversation

    Cocktail Party Conversation
    Yesterday I wrote about Recognizing Good. It's no mystery that much of what we "talk" about in workers' compensation has negative attributes: late payments, penalties, delayed or denied treatment, increasing rates, fraud, etc.I'm certainly…
Rank this Week: 648

Briskman Briskman & Greenberg Blog

Briskman Briskman & Greenberg Blog

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

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

    Wrongful death lawsuit filed over drowning death after swan attack

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

    Eleven million dollar birth injury lawsuit over Topamax stand

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

    Birth Injuries: Three Common Cause

    Birth Injuries: Three Common Cause
    Injuries sustained during birth can cause a child to suffer from serious medical conditions that will alter life for both the child and parents. Even more devastating is the fact that many birth injuries are preventable. Many result from the…
Rank this Week: 1824

Employment & Labor Insider

Employment & Labor Insider

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

http://www.employmentandlaborinsider.com/
  • Aug 22

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

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

    BREAKING: OFCCP issues directive on gender-identity discrimination

    BREAKING: OFCCP issues directive on gender-identity discrimination
    The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs has issued a new directive on gender-identity discrimination, consistent with President Obama’s recent amendment to Executive Order 11246. In essence, the directive says that…
  • Aug 15

    Teleworker, or teleslacker? Here’s how employers can tell the difference.

    Teleworker, or teleslacker? Here’s how employers can tell the difference.
    You all know that I love telecommuting, although it works better in some instances than in others. Before any employer starts a telecommuting program, it should ask itself three questions: 1) Does the job lend itself to a telecommuting…
Rank this Week: 1845

James M. Hoffmann Blog

James M. Hoffmann Blog

Covers Missouri workers' compensation and personal injury.

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

    Workers’ Compensation May Reduce Other Benefit Payment

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

    Have You Been Exposed to Benzene at Work?

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

    How Much Is a Lost Limb Really Worth?

    How Much Is a Lost Limb Really Worth?
    An employee who sustains a work-related injury resulting in a lost limb may be facing extreme physical and financial challenges. The workers’ compensation system uses a pre-determined method in calculating the compensation to be…
Rank this Week: 4595

North Carolina Workers'…

North Carolina Workers' Compensation Journal

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

http://www.ncworkcompjournal.com/
  • Aug 21

    Florida Employers May Lose Their Limited Liability/Exclusive Remedy Defense

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

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

    Truckers Fired Over Workers’ Comp Claim: What to Do Next
    Today’s post comes from guest author Rod Rehm, from Rehm, Bennett & Moore. Truck drivers have a remedy if fired for making a workers’ compensation claim. A recent award of over $100,000 to a truck driver who was fired for…
  • Aug 14

    After the International Nutrition Building Collapse: OSHA Releases Report

    After the International Nutrition Building Collapse: OSHA Releases Report
    The International Nutrition building. Today’s post comes from guest author Rod Rehm, from Rehm, Bennett & Moore. I was going to write about a summary from the official OSHA news release and provide a compilation of web resources…
Rank this Week: 1319

Workers' Law Watch

Workers' Law Watch

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

http://workerslawwatch.com/
  • Aug 21

    Best Ways To Protect Yourself From Common Workplace Injurie

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

    Top 10 Careers For College Grads To Consider

    Top 10 Careers For College Grads To Consider
    Today’s post was shared by US Labor Department and comes from storify.com Top 10 Careers For College Grads To Consider As recent grads are hitting the job market, many are asking, "What career paths are offering the best opportunities…
  • Aug 14

    Can Social Media Participation Impact Your Benefits?

    Can Social Media Participation Impact Your Benefits?
    Many of us are enamored with social media. It is a wonderful way to communicate with those across the country, around the world or right around your block. It is a way to keep with touch with friends, acquaintances and even…
Rank this Week: 970

Workers' Compensation Watch

Workers' Compensation Watch

By Rehm, Bennet & Moore.

http://workerscompensationwatch.com/
  • Aug 21

    Attorney Brody Ockander Presents at Translators’ Conference

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

    Why Your Vote Matters to Worker

    Why Your Vote Matters to Worker
    I frequently write about the intersection of workers’ compensation benefits for workers and politics. The bottom line on my comments is that workers, and citizens who care about workers, need to vote for candidates who will protect…
  • Aug 14

    “Just Get Off Your @ss!”

    “Just Get Off Your @ss!”
    Today’s post comes from guest author Jay Causey, from Causey Law Firm in Seattle. He addresses a topic that is a struggle for folks in many occupations, whether they think about it or not: sitting. This blog post struck me because in…
Rank this Week: 643

Washington Workers' Advisor

Washington Workers' Advisor

Covers workers compensation law. By The Causey Law Firm.

http://workersadvisor.com/
  • Aug 21

    After the International Nutrition Building Collapse: OSHA Releases Report

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

    A Special Warning About Over-the-Counter Pain Medication

    A Special Warning About Over-the-Counter Pain Medication
    The dangers of prescription pain meds get a fair amount of regular attention in the media.  A recent Consumer Reports (CR) article described a 300% rise in prescriptions of opiods – particularly those with hydrocodone –over…
  • Aug 14

    Fixing Our Inadequate Brain Science

    Fixing Our Inadequate Brain Science
    The high incidence of traumatic brain injury (TBI) and PTSD (posttraumatic stress disorder) affecting our returning Afghanistan and Iraq veterans, and also our civilian contractor employees, has helped to highlight the inadequacy of the…
Rank this Week: 2152

Iowa Workers' Compensation Law

Iowa Workers' Compensation Law

By Paul McAndrew Law Firm.

http://iowaworkcomplaw.com/
  • Aug 21

    California schools face lawsuit over physical education classe

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

    Fear of Ebola Breeds a Terror of Physician

    Fear of Ebola Breeds a Terror of Physician
    Today’s post was shared by Gelman on Workplace Injuries and comes from www.nytimes.com Healthcare professional face serious and fatal virus infections overseas. The conditions contrated within the course of thier employment may be…
  • Aug 14

    Former Millville student contracted herpes after relationship with teacher, lawsuit state

    Former Millville student contracted herpes after relationship with teacher, lawsuit state
    Today’s post was shared by The Workers’ Injury Law & Advocacy Group and comes from www.nj.com Michael S. Drebes  MILLVILLE — A former high school student filed a lawsuit against the Millville Board of Education…
Rank this Week: 1173

Phillips & Associates Blog

Phillips & Associates Blog

Covers Oklahoma criminal and personal injury law.

http://oklahoma-criminal-defense.com/blog/
  • Aug 21

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

    Ex-Comanche County Official Accused of Sexual Relationship with 14-year-old Boy
    The Comanche County director of emergency management was released from his position after being arrested on charges related to the sexual abuse of a 14-year-old boy. Investigators say the mother of the teen contacted police after she…
  • Aug 18

    Doctor Accused in Overdose Deaths Pleads Guilty

    Doctor Accused in Overdose Deaths Pleads Guilty
    Former Oklahoma City doctor William Valuck, 71, made headlines late last year when he was arrested in Texas and charged with nine counts of first degree murder and 73 counts of illegal distribution of a controlled dangerous substance (CDS).…
  • Aug 15

    Rehab Counselor Accused of Lewd Acts, Rape

    Rehab Counselor Accused of Lewd Acts, Rape
    A Yukon woman has been arrested on complaints of rape and lewd acts with a minor after she allegedly began a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old boy receiving treatment at the Fort Reno Adolescent Drug and Rehabilitation Center. The…
Rank this Week: 2696

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: 2395

Federal Employee Disability Law…

Federal Employee Disability Law Blog

Covers disability discrimination, Federal Workers' Compensation Act (FECA) and OPM Disability. By Eric L. Pines.

http://www.pinesfederal.com/blog/
  • Aug 20

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

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

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

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

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

    Despite Common Thought OWCP Workers Compensation Occupational Disease are More Common than Traumatic Injurie
    If you are one of the nearly 1 million professionals, technical staff, managers or supervisors in the federal work force, the odds are 98 out of 100, that if you are injured, it will not be from straining, lifting, moving, pushing or pulling…
Rank this Week: 4284

Maryland Accident Law Blog

Maryland Accident Law Blog

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

http://www.marylandaccidentlawblog.com/
  • Aug 20

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

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

    Maryland State Trooper Shoots Pit-Bull After She Was Bit

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

    Baltimore Sun Report Shows Patient Care Lacking and Events Often Unreported

    Baltimore Sun Report Shows Patient Care Lacking and Events Often Unreported
    In a recent article by the Baltimore Sun, the paper considers the growing problem of patient safety in hospitals and nursing homes across the State of Maryland. One of the biggest problems with the current system, the author argues, is...
Rank this Week: 405

Georgia Workers Compensation…

Georgia Workers Compensation Attorney Blog

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

http://www.georgiaworkerscompensationattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2358

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: 4589

Work Comp Roundup

Work Comp Roundup

Covers workers' compensation cost containment techniques and strategies.

http://reduceyourworkerscomp.com/
  • Aug 20

    Correctly Calculate the Average Weekly Wage

    Correctly Calculate the Average Weekly Wage
    In any workers’ compensation claim, one of the most important issues that needs to be determined upon the onset of an investigation is the employee’s average weekly wage.  The average weekly wage serves as the basis for the…
  • Aug 20

    Riverside (Calif.) Individuals Charged in Comp Scam

    Riverside (Calif.) Individuals Charged in Comp Scam
    For five members of a California paving company, the road to success was paved with reported fraud.   The Riverside County District Attorney’s Office recently charged five owners, operators, and employees of a Corona-based paving…
  • Aug 19

    Be Wary of Compound Medications In Workers Compensation

    Be Wary of Compound Medications In Workers Compensation
    Compound drugs have come under great scrutiny due to their increase in utilization, their safety issues, as well as the significantly higher cost associated with these drugs.  It is a relatively small subset of the pharmacy spend in…
Rank this Week: 231

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We…

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)

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

http://jotwell.com/
  • Aug 20

    Jotwell 2014 Summer Break

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

    What We Talk About When We Talk About Crime

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

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

    What if you woke up one day in a place where there was no Courts Law?: The Impact of Teaching Procedure on the Legal Academy
    Elizabeth G. Thornburg, Erik S. Knutsen, Carla Crifò, Camille Cameron, & David Bamford, A Community of Procedure Scholars: Teaching Procedure and the Legal Academy, 51 Osgoode Hall L.J. 93 (2013), available at SSRN.Janet WalkerIn…
Rank this Week: 484

Florida Injury Lawyer Blog

Florida Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers automobile accidents, class actions, products liability, workers compensation and other personal injury topics. By Flaxman Law Group.

http://www.floridainjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 19

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

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

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

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

    Avoiding Back-to-School Child Injurie

    Avoiding Back-to-School Child Injurie
    While schools work hard to provide a safe environment for students, accidents and injuries do happen at schools. Child injury in Hollywood and other Florida communities can especially be a risk during the first few weeks of the new year.…
Rank this Week: 1804

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: 2439

Pennsylvania Labor and Employment…

Pennsylvania Labor and Employment Blog

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

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

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

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

    Mailing FMLA Notices to Employees? Not So Fast

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

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

    Screaming Profanities and Threatening the Boss Not Enough to Get You Fired According to NLRB
    This post was contributed by Adam L. Santucci, an Attorney in McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC's Labor & Employment Practice Group in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Yep, that's right. The employee's outburst is too obscene to reproduce on…
Rank this Week: 1109

Workers Comp Insider

Workers Comp Insider

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

http://www.workerscompinsider.com/
  • Aug 14

    Health Wonk Review - August Recess Edition

    Health Wonk Review - August Recess Edition
    Are you feeling a little out of touch on your health policy wonkery over the summer? Wondering how things are progressing with ACA and other health policy issues? Catch up on your reading at Health Wonk Review: August Recess Edition. Brad…
  • Aug 13

    Research Roundup

    Research Roundup
    Summer reading! Here's a roundup of links to a variety of recent studies and reports that we find noteworthy - some that haven't received wide circulation. Mathematica: Risk Factors Associated with Disability Following Work-Related Injuries…
  • Aug 7

    Summer Reading: Risk Cavalcade & Other news of note

    Summer Reading: Risk Cavalcade & Other news of note
    Catching up on our summer reading post vacation, we have a number of pointers to noteworthy news. First we note that according to a recent RIMS survey, the total cost of risk for businesses rose 2% in 2013. To segue on that, we turn to…
Rank this Week: 728

Pearson Bitman Blog

Pearson Bitman Blog

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

http://accidentlaworlando.com/blog/
  • Aug 14

    Shocking Statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    Shocking Statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
    NHTSA’s “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” program seeks to increase awareness of the rampant problems related to drunk driving.  Their website has published some powerful statistics in advance of the traffic heavy Labor…
  • Aug 14

    FDA Approval Process Questioned in Light of Morcellation Cancer Risk

    FDA Approval Process Questioned in Light of Morcellation Cancer Risk
    From TopClassActions.com comes a really powerful article I wanted to share that sheds light on the deficiencies in the FDA approval process related to medical devices and testing the safety and effectiveness of such devices.  In…
  • Aug 6

    Xarelto Update August 6, 2014

    Xarelto Update August 6, 2014
    Pearson Bitman LLP is closely monitoring developments with anti-coagulant Xarelto (rivaroxaban).  We have previously posted details regarding the adverse side effects that can occur when patients use Xarelto, including excessive and…
Rank this Week: 4548

Maryland Social Security…

Maryland Social Security Disability Lawyers Blog

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

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

    Statute of Limitations Issues in Maryland Medical Malpractice

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

    Maryland Notice Requirement When Suing a Local Government Entity for Negligence

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

    How Are Maryland Permanent Partial Disability Benefits Capped?

    How Are Maryland Permanent Partial Disability Benefits Capped?
    In a recent case, a Maryland appellate court looked at how an injured worker’s permanent partial disability benefits are capped. The question was whether they were capped by the state average weekly wage in effect on the injury date, or…
Rank this Week: 4621

Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation…

Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Lawyers Blog

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

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

    Injured in Cold Storage

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

    Fear of Being Fired

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

    Radio Shack to Close over 1,000 Store

    Radio Shack to Close over 1,000 Store
    In a sad reminder that the economy is still struggling and that online retailers are stiff competition, Radio Shack announced this week that it will be closing nearly 20% of its locations across the U.S. — as many as 1,100 stores. An…
Rank this Week: 1080

Nevada Workers' Compensation Law…

Nevada Workers' Compensation Law Blog

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

http://www.nevadaworkerscompensationlaw.com/
  • Aug 11

    Out-of-State Medical Care for Nevada Injured Worker

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

    Temporary Partial Disability Benefits under Nevada Law

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

    Temporary Partial Disability Benefits under Nevada Law Temporary Part

    Temporary Partial Disability Benefits under Nevada Law Temporary Part
    Temporary partial disability benefits  (TPD) are benefits that may be payable under the following circumstances: 1. You are working a temporary light duty job at a lesser wage because your duties are different, or you are making the same…
Rank this Week: 1635

Virginia Workers' Compensation…

Virginia Workers' Compensation Case Blog

By Gerald Gregory Lutkenhaus.

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

    Defense Medical Examination

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

    Virginia Increases Workers Compensation Penalty for Uninsured Employer

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

    New Virginia Workers Compensation Rate

    New Virginia Workers Compensation Rate
    In Virginia, on July 1, 2014 new workers' compensation rates go into effect. For accidents on or after that date the maximum rate of compensation has risen to $967.00 per week. The prior rate was $945.00 per week. In Virginia when one has a…
Rank this Week: 4543

Alabama Workers' Comp Blog

Alabama Workers' Comp Blog

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

http://www.alabamaworkerscompblawg.com/
Rank this Week: 1682

Florida Social Security Disability…

Florida Social Security Disability Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.floridaworkerscompensationlawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 8

    Expanded Use of Vocational Experts for Mental Impairment

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

    Social Security Considering Changes to Epilepsy and Multiple Sclerosis Listing

    Social Security Considering Changes to Epilepsy and Multiple Sclerosis Listing
    The Social Security Administration has proposed several changes to the "listed" impairments, which can qualify an individual to receive Social Security Disability Income. The listing for "epilepsy", under section 11.02 and 11.03. …
  • Mar 27

    Expedited Social Security for Veteran

    Expedited Social Security for Veteran
    The Social Security Administration has announced that effective March 17, 2014, it will expedited disability claims for veterans receiving VA service-connected compensation benefits and who have a rating of 100% "permanent and total"…
Rank this Week: 1742

California Comp Blog

California Comp Blog

Covers workers' compensation legal decisions.

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

    We’ve Moved!

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

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

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

    Proposed En Banc Decision May Lead to Increased Litigation

    Proposed En Banc Decision May Lead to Increased Litigation
    The Appeals Board has issued a proposed en banc decision addressing whether the original panel QME or AME must be used to address subsequent dates of injury. In Ismael Navarro v. City of Montebello, the Appeals Board proposed holding the…
Rank this Week: 3287

Lawyers for NJ Workers

Lawyers for NJ Workers

Covers workers' compensation law.

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

    NJ Supreme Court Limits Workers’ Compensation for Cardiovascular Injurie

    NJ Supreme Court Limits Workers’ Compensation for Cardiovascular Injurie
    The New Jersey Supreme Court decided last week in the case of Renner v. AT&T that a Workers’ Compensation claimant is not entitled to compensation for a cardiovascular injury, disease or death, unless the claimant can show that the…
  • Jul 16

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

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

    Beware of Purposely Making Misleading Statement

    Beware of Purposely Making Misleading Statement
    In the recent Workers’ Compensation decision in Neglia v. Craft Carpentry & Drywall, a New Jersey Workers’ Compensation court held that a petitioner was not entitled to medical and temporary benefits where the Court determined…
Rank this Week: 2897

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: 705

New Jersey Injury Attorney Blog

New Jersey Injury Attorney Blog

Covers auto accidents, dog bites and workers compensation. By Lependorf & Silverstein.

http://www.newjerseyinjuryattorneyblog.com/
  • Aug 5

    Two Women Killed in New Jersey Crash

    Two Women Killed in New Jersey Crash
    Two women were killed and six others were injured in a New Jersey car accident involving a car and a truck. According to a news report in The New York Times, the fatal car accident occurred in the southbound lanes of the Garden State Parkway…
  • Jul 1

    Motorcyclist Critically Injured in New Jersey Crash

    Motorcyclist Critically Injured in New Jersey Crash
    A 73-year-old Flanders man is in critical condition after he was injured in a New Jersey motorcycle accident. According to a news report in The New Jersey Herald, the motorcycle crash occurred on Route 206 near the Harmony Lodge in Andover…
  • Jun 24

    Preventing Bicycle Accident Injuries This Summer

    Preventing Bicycle Accident Injuries This Summer
    Summertime is a great time to get around New Jersey on your bike. You can stay fit, have fun, and save money. However, bicycling in New Jersey can prove dangerous if you are not careful. Make sure you always wear a helmet and exercise safe…
Rank this Week: 1335

Georgia Workers' Compensation…

Georgia Workers' Compensation Lawyers Blog

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

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

    Asbestos Causes Cancer of Worker in Louisiana

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

    Fracking Practices Being Investigated Due to Injured Worker

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

    Plant Explosion Injures Plywood Worker

    Plant Explosion Injures Plywood Worker
    A Texas factory was the scene of an explosion on April 28, according to this story: 7 Injured in Texas Plant Explosion, Fire. The plywood manufacturer north of Houston was the scene of the horrific fire that injured workers. It took two…
Rank this Week: 4926

Massachusetts Workers'…

Massachusetts Workers' Compensation Lawyer Blawg

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

http://www.massachusettsworkerscompensationlawyerblawg.com/
Rank this Week: 4854

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: 2367

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: 4297

Wynn & Wynn Blog

Wynn & Wynn Blog

Covers injury and workers' compensation law.

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

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

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

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

    PROCEDURE FOR OBTAINING PAYMENT OF A DEBT AFTER DEBTOR’S DEATH
    By: Dianna M. Gallagher, Esq. Under the Massachusetts Uniform Probate Code, effective March 31, 2012, a creditor of a deceased debtor must bring an action against the debtor’s estate within one year of the debtor’s date of death…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4226

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: 1046

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: 3030

Massachusetts Workers'…

Massachusetts Workers' Compensation Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Hyde Park Contractor Subjects Employees to Electrocution Hazards: Faces $70,000 in Fine

    Hyde Park Contractor Subjects Employees to Electrocution Hazards: Faces $70,000 in Fine
    The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Health and Safety Administration says that it has cited P. Gioioso & Sons Inc., a Hyde Park contracting company, for knowingly exposing workers to electrocution hazards from power lines at…
  • 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 10

    Dollar Tree Stores Fined Nearly $178,000 for Safety Hazards at MA Store

    Dollar Tree Stores Fined Nearly $178,000 for Safety Hazards at MA Store
    The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Health and Safety Administration has fined Dollar Tree Stores Inc., $177,800 after OSHA inspectors from the Braintree area inspection office found dangerous hazards at a store in Roslindale,…
Rank this Week: 1679

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: 432