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Alabama Workers' Comp Blog

Alabama Workers' Comp Blog

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

http://www.alabamaworkerscompblawg.com/
  • Apr 12

    Alabama Court Considers Facts Necessary to Remove Injury from Schedule

    Alabama Court Considers Facts Necessary to Remove Injury from Schedule
    The Court of Appeals recently reversed a trial court’s decision awarding benefits outside of the statutory schedule in American Cast Iron Pipe Company v. Sharon Blackmon. The Court also reversed the trial court’s decision to grant…
  • Apr 12

    Alabama Court Considers Temporary Flare up of a Preexisting Condition

    Alabama Court Considers Temporary Flare up of a Preexisting Condition
    The Alabama Court of Civil Appeals recently released an opinion wherein it considered the difference between a temporary flare versus a permanent aggravation of a preexisting condition. In Madison Academy v. Hanvey, the plaintiff, worked as…
  • Mar 27

    The Alabama Exclusivity Provision Applied to a Breach of Contract Claim Against Employer

    The Alabama Exclusivity Provision Applied to a Breach of Contract Claim Against Employer
    Sheila W. Austin, as admin. of the estate of Rose W. McMillan v. Providence Hosp. and Sedgwick Claim Management. Services, Inc.   Released March 21, 2014 The deceased employee’s representative appealed Summary Judgment…
Rank this Week: 2313

Albany Accident and Injury Lawyer…

Albany Accident and Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers New York workers' compensation and personal injury law. By Paul Giannetti.

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

    New York State Workers' Compensation Law Section 123

    New York State Workers' Compensation Law Section 123
    If you have an old Workers' Compensation case and that has become disabling, section 123 of the Workers' Compensation Law may affect your rights to ongoing lost wage benefits. While the interpretation of Section 123 is much more…
  • Jul 26

    Do I Need A Lawyer For My Workers' Compensation Claim?

    Do I Need A Lawyer For My Workers' Compensation Claim?
    Many claimants believe that the Workers' Compensation system is easy to navigate and that there is no need for an attorney to get involved. However, nothing could be further from the truth. In the recent article, the New York Times,…
  • Jul 23

    Menands Workers' Compensation Hearing: Who Will Do The Talking?

    Menands Workers' Compensation Hearing: Who Will Do The Talking?
    In my law firm in Albany, NY I have clients who have received a hearing notice from the New York State Workers' Compensation Board and will often ask whether or not they will have to talk at the hearing. Unless the hearing is schedule for…
Rank this Week: 3507

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/
  • Apr 24

    Man charged for using fraudulent Social Security Number in Georgia workers' compensation claim

    Man charged for using fraudulent Social Security Number in Georgia workers' compensation claim
                           Jose Antonio Hernandez Oceguera is being held at Whitfield County Jail on multiple charges for using a…
  • Jul 10

    New Changes Under Georgia Workers' Compensation Act

    New Changes Under Georgia Workers' Compensation Act
     Effective July 1, 2013, the following changes will go into effect under the Georgia Workers' Compensation Act: (1) The maximum Temporary Total Disability rate will increase from $500.00 per week to $525.00 per week; (2) The maximum…
  • Apr 3

    Focusing On The Future of Spinal Cord Injurie

    Focusing On The Future of Spinal Cord Injurie
    Progress has been made through regeneration research and experimental therapeutics designed to promote functionally and create effective axonal regrowth and sprouting. Now the Shepherd Center can continue finding new ways to increase function…
Rank this Week: 2906

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/
  • Apr 23

    Texting While Driving Ban Not Enough to Deter Car Accidents Stemming from Texting While Driving

    Texting While Driving Ban Not Enough to Deter Car Accidents Stemming from Texting While Driving
    Despite the fairly recent spate of Georgia laws banning texting while driving, as well as an accompanying push by mainstream media to educate consumers nationwide, motorists continue to regularly engage in the practice-- either because they…
  • Apr 8

    Deadly Georgia Hit-and-Run Car Accident Claims Toddler's Life

    Deadly Georgia Hit-and-Run Car Accident Claims Toddler's Life
    The hunt continues for the driver of a white, late model pickup truck in Georgia. Officials say the motorist is responsible for callously striking two young children in DeKalb County Saturday afternoon as they waited on the sidewalk, near the…
  • Mar 31

    Driving While Drowsy to Blame for Thousands of Car Accidents Every Year

    Driving While Drowsy to Blame for Thousands of Car Accidents Every Year
    In recent years, many states, including the state of Georgia, have placed an even greater emphasis on the importance of curbing instances of distracted and drunken driving. Millions of dollars have spent on ad campaigns designed to directly…
Rank this Week: 3092

Boston Workers Compensation Lawyer…

Boston Workers Compensation Lawyer Blog

Covers workers compensation. By Carney Law Firm.

http://www.bostonworkerscompensationlawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 22

    AIG Found to Have Committed Fraud in Order to Reduce Payment to Injury Victim and His Family

    AIG Found to Have Committed Fraud in Order to Reduce Payment to Injury Victim and His Family
    A recent Middlesex Superior Court decision in the case of Anderson v. AIG, which ordered AIG to pay over $7 Million to a lawyer who was struck by a negligently operated bus (which was insured by AIG), exposes the lengths a large, wealthy and…
  • Apr 9

    What To Do When Workers’ Comp Refuses to Pay for Your Necessary Medical Care?

    What To Do When Workers’ Comp Refuses to Pay for Your Necessary Medical Care?
    In Massachusetts, when you are injured on the job and your work injury requires medical care, your employer’s workers’ compensation insurer is responsible for paying for 100% of any reasonable and necessary medical…
  • Jan 13

    A Safe Workplace: A Requirement Benefiting Employees and Employer

    A Safe Workplace: A Requirement Benefiting Employees and Employer
    The United States Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) has created a health and safety module for employers to follow which is aimed to help reduce workplace injuries to their employees. As…
Rank this Week: 4773

Briskman Briskman & Greenberg Blog

Briskman Briskman & Greenberg Blog

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

http://www.briskmanandbriskman.com/blog/
  • Apr 21

    Birth injury lawsuit settles for six and a half million dollar

    Birth injury lawsuit settles for six and a half million dollar
    A lawsuit against the U.S. government, filed by the parents of a child who was born severely brain-damaged, has been settled for $6.5 million. Kasie and Hignio Rivera of Austin, Texas filed the lawsuit in federal court against Darnall Army…
  • Apr 14

    Vietnam veteran wins twelve million dollars in medical malpractice settlement

    Vietnam veteran wins twelve million dollars in medical malpractice settlement
    A Vietnam veteran and Chicago-area resident will receive a $12 million settlement from the federal government in a medical malpractice case. John Johnson is a Vietnam combat veteran who served in the Army from 1970 to 1971. In 2007, Johnson…
  • Apr 11

    Transit districts claim immunity in bicyclist’s wrongful death lawsuit

    Transit districts claim immunity in bicyclist’s wrongful death lawsuit
    Two Illinois transit districts have claimed immunity in a wrongful death case filed by a woman whose husband was killed while riding his bicycle along a trail. The Agency for Community Transit in Edwardsville and the Madison County Mass…
Rank this Week: 1386

Calbom & Schwab News

Calbom & Schwab News

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

http://www.calbomschwab.com/category/news/
  • Feb 24

    Benton County High School Mock Trial Competition

    Benton County High School Mock Trial Competition
    This weekend Ashley White and I drove down to the Benton County Courthouse in Kennewick, Washington (the Tri Cities) to judge local high school trial teams in their mock trial regional finals. I participated in two mock trials and was able to…
  • Jan 20

    It’s That Time of Year: Watch Out for Deer!

    It’s That Time of Year: Watch Out for Deer!
    During the late fall and throughout winter deer migrate to lower elevations, creating a serious hazard for drivers. However, most drivers are not aware of the heightened danger of deer crossings brought on by the changing weather.…
  • Jan 7

    What Do You Do After Another Driver Injures You In an Automobile Accident?

    What Do You Do After Another Driver Injures You In an Automobile Accident?
    The time right after a car accident is stressful and can even be downright traumatic in some situations. The goal of this article is to help guide you through this confusing and time-consuming process by giving you a non-exhaustive checklist…
Rank this Week: 3250

California Comp Blog

California Comp Blog

Covers workers' compensation legal decisions.

http://www.californiacompblog.com/
  • 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…
  • Mar 3

    Appeals Board Limits Applicability of Independent Medical Review

    Appeals Board Limits Applicability of Independent Medical Review
    The Appeals Board has issued an en banc decision addressing the WCAB’s jurisdiction to resolve medical disputes and the applicability of Independent Medical Review. In Jose Dubon v. World Restoration, Inc.; and State Compensation…
  • Jan 20

    Third District Weighs in on Almaraz/Guzman

    Third District Weighs in on Almaraz/Guzman
    The California Court of Appeal, Third District, recently weighed in on rating by analogy pursuant to the Almaraz/Guzman decision. In City of Sacramento v. WCAB (Cannon), the applicant was suffering from plantar fasciitis, a painful foot…
Rank this Week: 3459

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: 2253

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/
  • Apr 17

    Postal Worker Attacked by Loose Dog

    Postal Worker Attacked by Loose Dog
    An Oregon postal worker recently filed a lawsuit against the owner of an abnormally dangerous dog after the canine attacked her, causing serious facial injuries. More than 5,000 postal workers are attacked by dogs every year in the United…
  • Apr 7

    Best App for Athlete Concussion Help

    Best App for Athlete Concussion Help
    There are now many different types of smartphone applications that aim to help parents, coaches and others on the sidelines manage athletes who suffer a concussion. Although the influx of different apps is promising and indeed very helpful,…
  • Apr 3

    Minor League Baseball Players Sue MLB for Wage Violation

    Minor League Baseball Players Sue MLB for Wage Violation
    Wage, hour and overtime lawyers at Pintas & Mullins report on the recent lawsuit against Major League Baseball (MLB) over long-standing wage violations. The suit now includes former players from 17 different minor league teams, and…
Rank this Week: 681

Chicago Personal Injury Attorneys…

Chicago Personal Injury Attorneys Blog

Covers Illinois medical malpractice and workers compensation. By Jerisat & Kostopoulos.

http://www.chicagopersonalinjuryattorneysblog.com/
  • Jul 15

    Illinois Cancer Diagnosis Malpractice by Medical Professional

    Illinois Cancer Diagnosis Malpractice by Medical Professional
    Medical malpractice in misdiagnosis of cancer is unfortunately common in Illinois and other states. Diagnosing cancer correctly at the earliest stages is crucial to having a good outcome. At its earliest stages, cancer can often be cured by…
  • Jun 14

    Personal Injury Lawyers file Yaz/Yasmin Birth Control Pill Suit

    Personal Injury Lawyers file Yaz/Yasmin Birth Control Pill Suit
    Illinois personal injury lawyers have filed product liability lawsuits involving the Yaz and Yasmin birth control pills. Yasmin is sold under the Ocella and Zarah brands. Yaz is sold under the Gianvi brand name. Bayer Corporation,…
  • Jun 12

    Patent Infringement Verdict of $290 Million, and Clear and Convincing Standard, Upheld by U.S. Supreme Court

    Patent Infringement Verdict of $290 Million, and Clear and Convincing Standard, Upheld by U.S. Supreme Court
    Contingency fee patent attorneys have won a victory for a small tech company . The U.S. Supreme Court upheld a $290 million patent infringement verdict against Microsoft which was appealed from Judge Leonard Davis. This is the largest patent…
Rank this Week: 4168

Chicago Workers Compensation…

Chicago Workers Compensation Lawyer Blog

Covers construction accidents, truck accidents and Illinois workers compensation. By Law Offices of Steven J. Malman & Associates P.C.

http://www.chicagoworkerscompensationlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1012

Cincinnati Attorney Blog

Cincinnati Attorney Blog

Covers Cincinnati personal injury and workers compensation issues. By McKenzie & Snyder LLP.

http://www.mckenzie-snyder.com/blog
  • Apr 17

    Hamilton OH Law Firm Sponsors 2014 RiversEdge Concert Serie

    Hamilton OH Law Firm Sponsors 2014 RiversEdge Concert Serie
    mckenzie-snyder-llp-logo-new.jpg Join us all summer long for the RiversEdge concert series in Hamilton, OH! McKenzie & Snyder  is proud to support our community as a sponsoring…
  • Apr 11

    Workers' Compensation for Injured Ohio Employee

    Workers' Compensation for Injured Ohio Employee
    ms-ohio_bwc_logo.jpg In my own life I have worked to build each day so that the next day is better than the previous one. I have worked all kinds of jobs doing all kinds of things. Several of the lawyers at McKenzie &…
  • Jan 6

    Employee Overcomes Common Slip & Fall Defense

    Employee Overcomes Common Slip & Fall Defense
    ms-0hio_7th_court.jpg In February of 2011, Thurman Trowbridge was working as a security guard at Franciscan University when he slipped while coming off of a step.read more
Rank this Week: 1936

Colorado Workers' Comp Law Blog

Colorado Workers' Comp Law Blog

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

http://www.2spencers.com/veterans-disability-blog/
Rank this Week: 3154

Comp Wonk

Comp Wonk

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

http://compwonk.com
  • 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 23

    When do I give notice of a work injury?

    When do I give notice of a work injury?
    I recently had a conversation with an individual who failed to give timely notice of a work injury to his employer. The employer was a friend. The injured worker “did not want to rock the boat”. As a consequence, he was later…
  • Aug 22

    After my work injury, who gets to pick my pharmacy?

    After my work injury, who gets to pick my pharmacy?
    After a work injury, Minnesota law requires the employer and workers’ compensation insurer to provide all medical care and treatment causally related to and reasonable and necessary to cure and relieve the effects of the work injury.…
Rank this Week: 1568

Course and Scope

Course and Scope

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

http://aspelllaw.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 2

    Age and Social Security Disability

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

    Year End Brings Settlement Time

    Year End Brings Settlement Time
    As the year begins to draw to close, insurance companies begin to think about getting older cases off their books. This can be used to your advantage if you know how to accurately price a case for settlement. We have 27 years of…
  • May 3

    Scarring Awards in the Current Worker's Comp Landscape

    Scarring Awards in the Current Worker's Comp Landscape
    In a few certain, specific situations, an injured worker in Connecticut can still be awarded a monetary allowance for scarring or disfigurement. Notably, a scar on the face still qualifies for compensation. The value of the scarring award is…
Rank this Week: 1699

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/
  • Apr 24

    Mental Claims & Boundarie

    Mental Claims & Boundarie
    Mental injury claims have always presented some difficulty when they are disputed.Different states vary greatly on what qualifies as compensable when a claim of psychiatric or psychological injury is alleged.Some states have tight qualifying…
  • Apr 23

    Just a Financial Intermediary

    Just a Financial Intermediary
    National Council on Compensation Insurance's Chief Economist, Dr. Harry Shuford, published a great read for anyone in workers' compensation about the cyclicality of the industry.It is in NCCI's Workers' Compensation 2014 Issues Report, which…
  • Apr 22

    Drugs, Testing, and Incentive

    Drugs, Testing, and Incentive
    In workers' compensation, if there's a cost to contain, then there are enterprising people willing to sell something to contain that cost which in itself ends up being a cost to contain.Such it seems with drugs and drug…
Rank this Week: 1546

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/
  • Apr 23

    Scaffold Law: The Argument Between Workers and Contractors Continue

    Scaffold Law: The Argument Between Workers and Contractors Continue
    The long debate over whether or not the Scaffold Law should be reformed or repealed continues. In short, contractors, property owners and insurers want it repealed because they feel it is antiquated and biased against them. Labor advocates…
  • Apr 17

    New Study Finds Low Back Pain Leading Cause of Disability

    New Study Finds Low Back Pain Leading Cause of Disability
    A new study published in the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases journal reported that low back pain is a leading cause of disability not only in the United States, but worldwide. 1 out of every 10 people suffer from some type of low back…
  • Mar 27

    Troy Rosasco Quoted In Newsday On Long-Term Disability Benefit

    Troy Rosasco Quoted In Newsday On Long-Term Disability Benefit
    Recently, Attorney Troy Rosasco of the New York Disability Law Firm Turley, Redmond, Rosasco and Rosasco, was asked to give his legal advice in Newsday’s  “Help Wanted” column.  The column, run by business reporter…
Rank this Week: 743

Duncan Law Blog

Duncan Law Blog

Covers North Carolina bankruptcy and workers compensation issues.

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

    What is the Coming and Going Rule in Workers’ Compensation?

    What is the Coming and Going Rule in Workers’ Compensation?
    Generally, North Carolina workers’ compensation law covers injuries that are sustained as a result from an accident that occurs during the course of employment. As you might imagine, there are plenty of gray areas to workers’…
  • Apr 23

    What You Need to Know Before Your Chapter 13 Phone Interview

    What You Need to Know Before Your Chapter 13 Phone Interview
    If you file a Chapter 13 bankruptcy in the Middle District of North Carolina (Greensboro, Winston-Salem and surrounding areas), you will be required to have a phone interview with the Chapter 13 Trustee’s office. You will need to call…
  • Apr 9

    What is the North Carolina Industrial Commission’s Form MSC8?

    What is the North Carolina Industrial Commission’s Form MSC8?
    North Carolina Industrial Commission Form MSC8 is a mediated or compromised settlement agreement. This mediated settlement agreement sets forth the terms of the settlement agreement in a workers’ compensation case in North Carolina. The…
Rank this Week: 1465

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/
  • Apr 17

    All That for a Bag of Chips: Walgreens going to trial in disability discrimination case

    All That for a Bag of Chips: Walgreens going to trial in disability discrimination case
    DEAR READERS: Because of the Easter holiday, this will be my "Friday" blog post. I'll be back to my regular schedule next week.  The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is going to get a jury trial against Walgreens in a disability…
  • Apr 11

    Who needs HR? We all do.

    Who needs HR? We all do.
    An article by Lauren Weber and Rachel Feintzeig in Tuesday's Wall Street Journal caught a lot of attention -- it was about companies that have made the decision to do without a Human Resources function. The idea drew some positive response on…
  • Apr 8

    Drug/alcohol testing clearinghouse for truck drivers speeds toward adoption

    Drug/alcohol testing clearinghouse for truck drivers speeds toward adoption
    ROBIN’S NOTE: I am happy to feature as a guest blogger today Tommy Eden from Constangy’s offices in Opelika, Alabama, and West Point, Georgia. Tommy drafts DOT and state-specific drug testing policies for clients nationwide, and…
Rank this Week: 405

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/
  • Apr 19

    Federal Workers Compensation Workers Rights and Medical Evidence

    Federal Workers Compensation Workers Rights and Medical Evidence
    Many people believe that workers’ rights under the Federal Employees Compensation Act  (FECA) begin with the Act’s procedural protections.  This is only half true.  They actually begin with the production of medical…
  • Mar 26

    FEDERAL WORKERS COMPENSATION AND WORKERS RIGHTS

    FEDERAL WORKERS COMPENSATION AND WORKERS RIGHTS
    Given that the January 2014 budget agreement limits much of the sequestration cuts, and restores much needed funding at many agencies, Pines Federal is therefore beginning a new series, about a still pressing topic in Federal Workers…
  • Feb 8

    Postal Service Controverts OWCP Claims to Save the Agency Money!

    Postal Service Controverts OWCP Claims to Save the Agency Money!
    Overwhelmingly, the impact of sequestration is most direct when it comes to workers rights.  In some cases, agencies will challenge or controvert claims, not because they actually have a good reason, but because the injury violates a…
Rank this Week: 4966

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/
  • Apr 22

    New Studies Show Hope for Brain Injury Patient

    New Studies Show Hope for Brain Injury Patient
    Some new information has shed some light on brain injuries and may help personal injury patients in Hollywood and across the country. For example, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists…
  • Apr 17

    Who Has the Right to Seek a Wrongful Death Claim in Florida?

    Who Has the Right to Seek a Wrongful Death Claim in Florida?
    Under Florida law, it is possible to seek a wrongful death claim if negligence or recklessness has led to a fatality. These types of legal claims usually result from car accident cases, medical malpractice cases in Homestead and Florida, or…
  • Apr 15

    Surprising Housing and Commute Facts: What Contributes to Personal Injury in Hollywood and other Citie

    Surprising Housing and Commute Facts: What Contributes to Personal Injury in Hollywood and other Citie
    A new report by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has weighed in on the country’s health by county and has concluded that some surprising things that could affect health. …
Rank this Week: 953

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/
  • 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"…
  • Feb 27

    Veterans Receive Expedited Social Security Processing

    Veterans Receive Expedited Social Security Processing
    The Social Security Administration has announced that it has instituted a new policy aimed at speeding up applications of wounded warriors. The new process applies only to Veterans who were injured after October 1, 2001. Veterans…
Rank this Week: 2132

Florida's Workers' Compensation…

Florida's Workers' Compensation Lawyer Blog

By Law Offices of Franks, Koenig & Neuwelt.

http://www.floridasworkerscompensationlawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 14

    West Palm Beach Workers' Compensation Judge Rules Injured Worker Not a Fraud

    West Palm Beach Workers' Compensation Judge Rules Injured Worker Not a Fraud
    A West Palm Beach Workers' Compensation Judge recently granted compensability of a right hand injury and awarded medical care, lost wages, penalties and interest after finding that the injured worker had not intentionally misrepresented his…
  • Mar 12

    Can I Settle My Florida Workers' Compensation Case?

    Can I Settle My Florida Workers' Compensation Case?
    A settlement means that in exchange for workers' compensation paying you money, you agree to give up the right to have the workers' compensation insurance company pay for any medical care or lost wage benefits. Forever. In Florida, a Judge…
  • Mar 8

    Workers' Compensation Injuries in Florida: What Do You Mean Preexisting?

    Workers' Compensation Injuries in Florida: What Do You Mean Preexisting?
    In Florida, the laws are written in such a fashion that allows workers' compensation doctors to say that the need for treatment following an accident is not the injury itself, but rather a preexisting injury or condition. The problem is that…
Rank this Week: 1956

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/
  • 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.…
  • Oct 17

    PROBLEMS WITH USING AN APPRAISAL TO VALUE OF YOUR PROPERTY FOR YOUR INSURANCE CLAIM

    PROBLEMS WITH USING AN APPRAISAL TO VALUE OF YOUR PROPERTY FOR YOUR INSURANCE CLAIM
    Insurance policies that provide coverage for loss of property, both personal and commercial, typically contain an appraisal provision. Appraisal, when the circumstances are appropriate, is an efficient method to determine the amount of loss…
Rank this Week: 3496

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/
  • Apr 23

    Noise Increases Atlanta Work-Accident Risk

    Noise Increases Atlanta Work-Accident Risk
    Exposure to loud noises at work unquestionably put employees at risk of developing hearing impairment. However, a recent study suggests that loud noises on the job - as well as the hearing loss it causes - results in an increased danger of…
  • Apr 11

    Danger to Southern Poultry Workers Highlighted in Congressional Testimony

    Danger to Southern Poultry Workers Highlighted in Congressional Testimony
    In response to the U.S. Department of Agriculture proposal to increase line speeds at factories specializing in poultry evisceration, advocates with the Southern Poverty Law Center testified before the Inter-American Commission on Human…
  • Apr 4

    Fighting for Ongoing Medical Coverage for Work-Related Injury

    Fighting for Ongoing Medical Coverage for Work-Related Injury
    A worker who suffers an on-the-job injury may feel the physical and emotional effects of that incident for many years to come. But even when a worker successfully secures the initial benefits, obtaining coverage for subsequent treatments can…
Rank this Week: 2750

Georgia Workers Compensation blog

Georgia Workers Compensation blog

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

http://www.georgiaworkerscompblog.com
  • Jan 14

    Unrepresented Claimant with Rotator Cuff Injury Denied Necessary Rehab

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

    Workers Compensation Coverage Not Optional

    Workers Compensation Coverage Not Optional
    What would you do if your employer asked you to accept a higher salary in exchange for “opting out” of the workers’ compensation system.  What would you say if a prospective employer offered you a job, but insisted that…
  • Aug 22

    What is a Malingerer?

    What is a Malingerer?
    Certain terms that can be found in medical reports carry significant meaning.  If you see the term “malingerer” applied to you, this could be a significant problem for your workers’ compensation claim. In a work injury…
Rank this Week: 1741

Georgia Workers' Compensation…

Georgia Workers' Compensation Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.georgiaworkerscompensationlawyersblog.com/
  • Apr 14

    Motel Worker Claims Retaliatory Termination After Filing Workers' Compensation

    Motel Worker Claims Retaliatory Termination After Filing Workers' Compensation
    In Charleston, West Virginia, a motel worker claims he was fired in retaliation for filing for workers' compensation after being injured at work. The worker was assaulted at the motel by another employee. He filed a lawsuit after being…
  • Apr 1

    Workers Injured at Natural Gas Processing Plant

    Workers Injured at Natural Gas Processing Plant
    Five workers were injured on March 31 when an explosion shook a natural gas processing plant in the state of Washington. This blast "sparked a fire and punctured one of the facility's two giant storage tanks for liquefied natural gas." …
  • Mar 18

    Workers Injured In Chemical Accident

    Workers Injured In Chemical Accident
    At a Ford parts facility in Brownstown Township in Michigan, an accident involving chemicals injured two workers. This happened "when chemicals were added to the waste water treatment of the e-coat process and was contained to a small area.…
Rank this Week: 4304

Illinois Workers Compensation

Illinois Workers Compensation

Covers Illinois workers compensation news and updates. By Bleakney & Troiani.

http://workcomp-chicago.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 26

    Illinois Truckers as Independent Contractors or Employees; Nature of the Business Test Matter

    Illinois Truckers as Independent Contractors or Employees; Nature of the Business Test Matter
    8-10-09 Illinois adopted a stricter test in 2007 that favors classifying workers as an employee rather than as an independent contractor. No single factor determines whether a worker will be classified as an employee or an independent…
  • Jun 28

    IL Workers Comp Reform: Aggravated DUI will be denied

    IL Workers Comp Reform: Aggravated DUI will be denied
    8-22-11 On August 8, 2011, Governor Quinn signed Senate Bill1147 into law to prevent workers convicted of serious crimes from claiming workers compensation benefits. Senate Bill 1147 denies workers compensation benefits for injuries…
  • Jun 28

    New 2012 Illinois Downstate Arbitration Hearing Location

    New 2012 Illinois Downstate Arbitration Hearing Location
    9-05-11 As part of the new Illinois workers compensation reform package, downstate hearing locations will be consolidated into the 6 regions listed below to take effect on January 1, 2012.  The reduction in hearing locations is structured…
Rank this Week: 2011

Illinois Workers Compensation…

Illinois Workers Compensation Lawyer Blog

Covers workers compensation and wrongful termination. By Donald W. Fohrman & Associates.

http://www.illinoisworkerscompensationlawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 30

    Work related rotator cuff tear

    Work related rotator cuff tear
    With the cut back in the labor force more and more workers are being forced to pick up the slack. This oftens times leads to injuries caused by over-use. One of the common injuries associated with over-use is the tear of the shoulder's…
  • Jun 22

    Illinois Labor Update

    Illinois Labor Update
    A jury recently found that having a anti-sexual harassment policy just isn't enough to guard against lawsuits. The EEOC suide the owner of a franchise restaurant on behalf of 2 young women who were sexually harassed by an older manager. …
  • Apr 18

    Illinois courts awards a portion of MSA funding to ex-wife

    Illinois courts awards a portion of MSA funding to ex-wife
    The Illinois Appellate Court ruled that the funds in a Medicare set-aside (MSA) are part of a workers' compensation settlement thereby allowing an ex-wife to a portion of the MSA. The claimant was injured in a work accident in 2008. He…
Rank this Week: 1727

Illinois Workers' Compensation…

Illinois Workers' Compensation Attorneys Blog

Covers Illinois work injury issues, including insurance, FMLA and independent medical examinations. By Dworkin & Maciariello.

http://www.illinoisworkerscompensationattorneys.com/
  • Apr 4

    Illinois Workers' Compensation and FMLA (Family and Medical Leave Act)

    Illinois Workers' Compensation and FMLA (Family and Medical Leave Act)
    When an employee is injured at work in Illinois there are a lot of fears that instantly arise: How will I earn an income? Who will pay my medical bills? What if I never return to 100%? Will I still have a job when I am done treating? …
  • Feb 23

    Diskectomies and Spinal Fusions As Treatment of Illinois Work Injurie

    Diskectomies and Spinal Fusions As Treatment of Illinois Work Injurie
    Workers' Compensation benefits are often available for injured workers in Illinois who require surgery for back pain and back injuries resulting from work accidents. Conservative or non-invasive treatment is normally tried first in an effort…
  • Jan 27

    Conservative Treatment and Surgery for Illinois Work Injurie

    Conservative Treatment and Surgery for Illinois Work Injurie
    When a job related injury causes back pain or leg pain it can be difficult to know whether surgery is necessary or if a more conservative method of treatment will be the best option. Many of our clients, from all over the Chicagoland area,…
Rank this Week: 2722

Illinois Workers' Compensation…

Illinois Workers' Compensation Blog

Covers the theory, concepts, events and changes in the Illinois workers’ compensation system. By Hanagan & McGovern.

http://www.hmcomplaw.com/blog/
  • Jan 11

    What do lawyers mean by a “free consultation?”

    What do lawyers mean by a “free consultation?”
    While many firms work differently, Hanagan & McGovern offers free consultations to people with workers’ compensation, personal injury, disability and death claims. Frequently, people don’t really need a lawyer to handle their…
  • Mar 17

    Average Weekly Wage (AWW) – The Basis for Workers’ Compensation Benefit

    Average Weekly Wage (AWW) – The Basis for Workers’ Compensation Benefit
    Before any discussion of workers’ compensation benefits can be meaningful, it is essential to understand the concept of the Average Weekly Wage (AWW).  The AWW forms the basis for most benefits a worker will receive during the…
  • Mar 13

    Do I Need To Report A Work Accident?

    Do I Need To Report A Work Accident?
    As is likely true in every state, in Illinois it is important that an injured worker report a work accident to their employer as soon as reasonably possible after the accident.  Giving timely notice of an accident is often critical for…
Rank this Week: 3975

Iowa Workers' Compensation Law

Iowa Workers' Compensation Law

By Paul McAndrew Law Firm.

http://iowaworkcomplaw.com/
  • Apr 24

    Class-action lawsuit could be filed against APD

    Class-action lawsuit could be filed against APD
    Today’s post was shared by The Workers’ Injury Law & Advocacy Group and comes from krqe.com Related Content Flag protest video stirs debate Santa Fe uses April Fools’ to tweet about public safety DOJ reforms…
  • Apr 21

    Do I Have a Wrongful Termination Claim?

    Do I Have a Wrongful Termination Claim?
    Today’s post comes from guest author Jon Rehm, from Rehm, Bennett & Moore. Assuming you do not have an employment contract, you can only claim wrongful termination if the firing was motivated by certain unlawful reasons. Unlawful…
  • Apr 17

    Pierce County, WA Landscaper Charged with Skipping Out on Workers’ Comp Coverage

    Pierce County, WA Landscaper Charged with Skipping Out on Workers’ Comp Coverage
    Today’s post comes from guest author Kit Case, from Causey Law Firm.           A Pierce County, WA landscaper has been charged with failing to pay workers’ compensation insurance…
Rank this Week: 927

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/
  • Feb 13

    Iowa Work Comp Law on Aggravation of Pre-Existing Condition

    Iowa Work Comp Law on Aggravation of Pre-Existing Condition
    Today I am going to talk about the case of Plumrose USA and Zurich Ins. Co. v. Robert Hathaway which was issued by the Iowa Court of Appeals on January 23, 2014. One of the big issues in the case was whether Mr. Hathaway was entitled to…
  • Jan 16

    Shoulder Injuries in Iowa Work Comp Case

    Shoulder Injuries in Iowa Work Comp Case
    The human shoulder has a tremendous range of motion that allows us to perform a wide variety of activities. However, the shoulder is a very complex joint that can be hurt on the job from a wide variety of causes. Shoulder injuries are…
  • Jan 6

    Cumulative Trauma and Repetitive Stress Injuries in Iowa Workers' Compensation Case

    Cumulative Trauma and Repetitive Stress Injuries in Iowa Workers' Compensation Case
    Cumulative trauma and repetitive stress injuries can develop in a wide variety of jobs. Numerous factors can create an increased risk of a worker developing such injuries including high production requirements, frequent lifting and poor…
Rank this Week: 2925

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/
  • Apr 23

    State Control of Black Mother

    State Control of Black Mother
    Dorothy E. Roberts, Prison, Foster Care, and the Systemic Punishment of Black Mothers, 59 UCLA L. Rev. 1474 (2012).Donna CokerDorothy Roberts has long provided insightful analysis of the ways in which criminal justice policies police black…
  • Apr 22

    Federalism and Mass Tort Litigation

    Federalism and Mass Tort Litigation
    J. Maria Glover, Mass Litigation Governance in the Post-Class Action Era: The Problems and Promise of Non-Removable State Actions in Multi-District Litigation, J. Tort Law (forthcoming 2014).Robin EffronFair and global resolutions to…
  • Apr 21

    Call for Papers: Legal Scholarship We Like, and Why It Matter

    Call for Papers: Legal Scholarship We Like, and Why It Matter
    Legal Scholarship We Like,and Why It Matters University of Miami School of Law November 7-8, 2014 JOTWELL, the Journal of Things We Like (Lots), is an online journal dedicated to celebrating and sharing the best scholarship relating to the…
Rank this Week: 265

Judge Tom Talks

Judge Tom Talks

Review of Oklahoma workers' compensation cases, law, and current trends. By Tom Leonard.

http://judgetom.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 10

    Crosswalk and Disposition Table

    Crosswalk and Disposition Table
    The Oklahoma Workers' Compensation Act is repealed, and the Oklahoma Workers' Compensation Code is adopted. Most of the old provisions have been retained, but the numbering is new and the subsections have been shuffled. For example §3…
  • Dec 13

    Budget Outlook for Oklahoma

    Budget Outlook for Oklahoma
    If you are unfamiliar with the Oklahoma Policy Institute, go to its website and bookmark it, add it to you feed reader or follow it on Twitter.
  • Dec 6

    The Bunkhouse Rule

    The Bunkhouse Rule
    The Supreme Court of South Carolina held that a worker's injuries occurred within the course and scope of his employment where the migrant worker sustained a right ankle fracture when he fell on a wet sidewalk outside housing provided by his…
Rank this Week: 3597

LaBovick Law Group Blog

LaBovick Law Group Blog

Covers personal injury legal news.

http://www.labovick.com/blog
  • Apr 24

    How to Market to Other Attorneys in 4 Simple Step

    How to Market to Other Attorneys in 4 Simple Step
    Identify the right audience: Find attorneys that may have clients who need a service your firm provides and their firm does not. By reaching the right target, you have a greater opportunity to set up referral systems with these other…
  • Apr 23

    Ferry Accident Devastates South Korea

    Ferry Accident Devastates South Korea
    Last week a South Korean ferry boat on an overnight 14-hour journey tipped and partially sank only three hours away from its destination. Of the 476 people on board, 121 people have been confirmed dead, and 181 still remain unaccounted…
  • Apr 22

    Why Married Couples Should Never Put Both Names on a Car Title

    Why Married Couples Should Never Put Both Names on a Car Title
    Having done personal injury and divorce work for the past 20 plus years, I have frequently seen situations where a married couple owns multiple vehicles and especially where there are teen drivers involved. In a lot of these cases, both…
Rank this Week: 520

Law Offices of Thomas C Wilmer…

Law Offices of Thomas C Wilmer P.C. External Blog

Covers Phoenix personal injury news.

http://www.injurylawyersphoenix.org/
Rank this Week: 4191

Lawyers for NJ Workers

Lawyers for NJ Workers

Covers workers' compensation law.

http://www.mgworkerscomplaw.com/
  • 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…
  • Jan 10

    NJ Legislature Passes Law Barring Attorneys from Direct Solicitation

    NJ Legislature Passes Law Barring Attorneys from Direct Solicitation
    The New Jersey State Senate and Assembly passed a law on Monday making it a criminal offense for attorneys to solicit accident victims with direct mail within the first 30 days of an accident.  Anyone who has been in any kind of accident in…
  • Jan 5

    Social Networking and Workers’ Compensation Claim

    Social Networking and Workers’ Compensation Claim
    As more and more people are using social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter, concerns are arising as to how the use of those sites could impact a workers’ compensation claim.  Courts in other jurisdictions have already held that…
Rank this Week: 4250

Malman Law Injury Blog

Malman Law Injury Blog

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

http://www.malmanlaw.com/malman-law-injury-blog
  • Mar 6

    OSHA Issues 2014 Plan for Reducing Injuries at High-Risk Workplace

    OSHA Issues 2014 Plan for Reducing Injuries at High-Risk Workplace
    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or OSHA, has issued its 2014 inspection plan, citing plans to specifically target workplaces where the highest rates of injury and illness occur. The Site-Specific Targeting 2014 program, as…
  • Mar 5

    Wisconsin Man’s Foot Severed, Femur Crushed in On-the-Job Accident

    Wisconsin Man’s Foot Severed, Femur Crushed in On-the-Job Accident
    The U.S. Department of Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited a Wisconsin manufacturing company, County Materials Corp., for 18 serious safety violations after a truck driver had his foot severed and femur crushed at a…
  • Mar 4

    Family Files Lawsuit Against Petco Over Rat Bite Death

    Family Files Lawsuit Against Petco Over Rat Bite Death
    A California family has filed a lawsuit against Petco after a 10-year-old boy passed away following being bitten by a rat purchased at the chain of pet stores.  Aiden Pankey died last summer from rat bite fever, disease reportedly…
Rank this Week: 4468

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: 244

Maryland Injury Law

Maryland Injury Law

Covers Maryland personal injury and workers compensation law. By Michael Schreyer.

http://marylandinjurylaw.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 5

    Michael was appointed

    Michael was appointed
    Michael was appointed by the governor of Maryland to the State Workers` Compensation Advisory Committee on Budget. His appointment was just confirmed by the Senate.Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry
  • Dec 30

    Finding consolation in an accidental death.

    Finding consolation in an accidental death.
    Friends and family facing the loss of loved ones in automobile collisions, medical malpractice errors, defective product malfunctions, or workplace disasters are often at a loss for how to put their lives back together. Such losses are nearly…
  • Jul 1

    Who should I hire for legal representation against WMATA for the Washington DC METRO train crash?

    Who should I hire for legal representation against WMATA for the Washington DC METRO train crash?
    Experience, location and convenience are the keys to hiring the right injury lawyer for your claim resulting from physical injury, death or post traumatic stress from the June 22, 2009 crash of the METRO red line trains. by Michael J.…
Rank this Week: 3120

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/
  • Apr 7

    Maximum Medical Improvement in Maryland Workers’ Compensation Case

    Maximum Medical Improvement in Maryland Workers’ Compensation Case
    In a recent case, the Maryland Court of Special Appeals considered whether a claimant who had reached maximum medical improvement could receive temporary total disability benefits under the Workers’ Compensation Act. The case arose when…
  • Apr 7

    Can Lay Witnesses Testify at Your SSI Hearing?

    Can Lay Witnesses Testify at Your SSI Hearing?
    An experienced Maryland attorney can put together lay witnesses to testify on your behalf should you be required to appear at an SSI hearing. Lay witnesses can help your case by testifying as to real and significant limitations you…
  • Apr 7

    Can An SSDI Judge Disregard Treating Physicians’ Opinions?

    Can An SSDI Judge Disregard Treating Physicians’ Opinions?
    A recent federal case arose after a plaintiff brought a claim for social security disability benefits. He was injured in a car accident in 2004. At first he complained of neck and back pain, which seemed to improve with physical therapy. His…
Rank this Week: 4887

Maryland Workers Compensation…

Maryland Workers Compensation Lawyer Blog

Covers workers' compensation and injury law. By Belsky, Weinberg & Horowitz L.L.C.

http://www.marylandworkerscompensationattorneys.com/
Rank this Week: 4146

Massachusetts Workers'…

Massachusetts Workers' Compensation Lawyer Blawg

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

http://www.massachusettsworkerscompensationlawyerblawg.com/
  • Apr 24

    Expanding the Medical Record in Massachusett

    Expanding the Medical Record in Massachusett
    Some workers’  compensation cases are more medically complex and it may be necessary for the judge to expand the medical record to make a sound finding. In a recent case a Massachusetts employer (Snap Mart) appealed after an…
  • Apr 23

    Treating Carpal Tunnel Syndrome in Massachusett

    Treating Carpal Tunnel Syndrome in Massachusett
    If you are a Massachusetts worker whose work entails repetitive action involving the hands, you may start to experience pain in your wrist and hands. Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when the median nerve is compressed. This is the nerve that…
  • Apr 11

    Silicosis Work Injuries in Massachusett

    Silicosis Work Injuries in Massachusett
    Recently, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited a company in the Midwest for failing to assess worker exposure to respirable crystalline silica dust, failing to give workers appropriate eye…
Rank this Week: 4755