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Work Comp Roundup

Work Comp Roundup

Covers workers' compensation cost containment techniques and strategies.

http://reduceyourworkerscomp.com/
  • May 27

    Washington State Man Dealt Hand of Comp Fraud

    Washington State Man Dealt Hand of Comp Fraud
    A Spokane, Washington card dealer caught working at casinos while receiving disability benefits must repay the state more than $27,000.   Victor Arredondo, 58, pleaded recently Monday in Spokane County Superior Court to felony…
  • May 26

    WC National Conversation: Political Influence, History, And Current Major WC Issue

    WC National Conversation: Political Influence, History, And Current Major WC Issue
    Download Documents Referenced In Video: 1972 Report: The National Commission on State Workmen’s Compensation Laws Letter From Congressional Leaders To Department of Labor Dated October 20, 2015 The Status of Workers’ Compensation…
  • May 26

    Cal-OSHA Cites ExxonMobil for Workplace Safety Matter

    Cal-OSHA Cites ExxonMobil for Workplace Safety Matter
    Cal/OSHA recently issued citations to ExxonMobil Refining & Supply Company after it discovered the company did not repair faulty equipment at its Torrance refinery for four years, exposing workers to possible serious injury or death.…
Rank this Week: 175

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/
  • May 14

    Thomas Atkinson and Dana Gerber Honored As Work Comp Experts By Super Lawyer Magazine.

    Thomas Atkinson and Dana Gerber Honored As Work Comp Experts By Super Lawyer Magazine.
    Every year Super Lawyers magazine conducts an exhaustive selection process to recognize the very best lawyers in Minnesota.  Once again in 2016 our firms founder Tom Atkinson was selected as a workers compensation Super Lawyer.…
  • Apr 16

    Atkinson Law Office Wins Minnesota's First Work Related Medical Marijuana Case!

    Atkinson Law Office Wins Minnesota's First Work Related Medical Marijuana Case!
    Earlier this year, I wrote a blog article about the expansion of medical marijuana as a tool for treating chronic pain and muscle spasm.  For those who are new to the changes in Minnesota law, in 2015 medical marijuana use…
  • Mar 13

    I Settled My Minnesota Workers Compensation Case Years Ago. Can I Get Help?

    I Settled My Minnesota Workers Compensation Case Years Ago. Can I Get Help?
    Every week our office receives a call from someone who needs help getting a medical bill paid on a case they "settled" many years ago. The first thing we do is help them locate their old settlement papers. Sometimes the injured worker has…
Rank this Week: 181

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: 249

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/
  • May 27

    Disclosure about Disclosure

    Disclosure about Disclosure
    Margaret B. Kwoka, FOIA, Inc., Duke L.J. (forthcoming 2016), available on SSRN.Anne O'ConnellCongress may be gridlocked on many issues, but both parties are working hard to strengthen the Freedom of Information Act. Motivations differ, of…
  • May 26

    A Cure for Just-In-Time Scheduling

    A Cure for Just-In-Time Scheduling
    Charlotte Alexander, Anna Haley-Lock, and Nantiya Ruan, Stabilizing Low-Wage Work: Legal Remedies for Unpredictable Work Hours and Income Instability, 50 Harv. C.R.-C.L. L. Rev. 1 (2015) available at SSRN.Charlotte GardenMany…
  • May 25

    Add Probating Your Will to Your Bucket List

    Add Probating Your Will to Your Bucket List
    Susan G. Thatch, Ante-Mortem Probate in New Jersey—An Idea Resurrected?, 39 Seton Hall Legis. J. 331 (2015).Gerry W. BeyerAnte-mortem probate addresses a glaring deficiency with the post-mortem probate model prevalently used in the…
Rank this Week: 263

Workers' Compensation

Workers' Compensation

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

http://workers-compensation.blogspot.com/
  • May 28

    Radiation Exposure: Major New Study Links Cell Phone Exposure to Cancer in Rat

    Radiation Exposure: Major New Study Links Cell Phone Exposure to Cancer in Rat
    A new study conducted by the US National Toxicology Program has linked radiation from cell phone exposure to cancer in rats. This report reignites the controversy that was sparked by earlier scientific research of the positive causal…
  • May 27

    Memorial Day - 2016

    Memorial Day - 2016
    President and Mrs. Hoover lead nation in observing Memorial Day. The National Capital, led by President and Mrs. Hoover, on Memorial Day 1929, paid tribute to America's dead heroes of 4 wars at Arlington National Cemetary. President Hoover is…
  • May 27

    Ohio gun shop's lead, respiratory hazards endanger workers - FIned $195K

    Ohio gun shop's lead, respiratory hazards endanger workers - FIned $195K
    Federal safety and health investigators found that employees of an Ohio gun shop may face life-long health damage because their employer continues to expose them tolead hazards and has failed to establish a respiratory protection program.On…
Rank this Week: 332

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/
  • May 26

    Military employment rights: A recap for the Memorial Day weekend

    Military employment rights: A recap for the Memorial Day weekend
    In honor of Memorial Day weekend, here’s a summary of the rights of employees who take leaves of absence to serve our country, and their family members. USERRA The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994…
  • May 26

    This week on FOCUS, our women’s leadership blog

    This week on FOCUS, our women’s leadership blog
    Administrative partner Teresa Ryder Bult has a guest post this week: “Inverting Views on Networking: How Can You Influence Someone’s Life Today?” Hint: Don’t make it all about you. (Teresa is the original founding…
  • May 26

    Threats, and rumors of threats, enough to overturn union election, court say

    Threats, and rumors of threats, enough to overturn union election, court say
    Do you know the difference between an idle threat and a serious one? Your kid plays a joke on you, and you respond, “I’m gonna kill you” while laughing at the joke. Idle threat, or serious? A co-worker tells you she will…
Rank this Week: 430

Texas Construction Accident Blog

Texas Construction Accident Blog

Covers Texas construction accidents and workplace safety. By E. Michael Grossman.

http://www.texas-construction-accident-attorney.com
  • Nov 15

    Fort Worth, TX Workers Injured by Falling Awning at Abandoned Store

    Fort Worth, TX Workers Injured by Falling Awning at Abandoned Store
    Two workers were injured in Fort Worth, TX by a falling awning on November 14, 2012. The workers were attempting to remove the awning as part of a renovation project for Gateway Church at an abandoned grocery store. The men sustained nonfatal…
  • Nov 12

    John Goode Killed At Stephen F. Austin University After Tree-Cutting Accident

    John Goode Killed At Stephen F. Austin University After Tree-Cutting Accident
    According to local news reports, 39-year old John Goode, an employee of Drewery Tree Service’s tree cutting business, was killed on November 9, 2012 after a work accident. Goode was trimming trees at Stephen F. Austin University and was at…
  • Nov 8

    Amarillo, TX Mechanic Injured After 18-Wheeler Falls On Him

    Amarillo, TX Mechanic Injured After 18-Wheeler Falls On Him
    Amarillo, TX news reports said that a 28-year old mechanic, who was not named, was injured on November 7, 2012 at a local garage after the 18-wheeler that he working underneath fell on top of him. The mechanic reportedly sustained critical,…
Rank this Week: 433

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/
  • May 21

    The Pre-Memorial Day Edition of Health Wonk Review

    The Pre-Memorial Day Edition of Health Wonk Review
    We're just a few short days away from Memorial Day, a time to remember those who died while serving in the country's armed forces. It's also the tail end of National Physical Fitness and Sports Month so our prescription is to get your fill of…
  • May 20

    NCCI "State of the Line" for Work Comp

    NCCI "State of the Line" for Work Comp
    At its Annual Issues symposium held last week, NCCI offered it's State of the Line, an overview of the health of the work comp industry. The press release NCCI offers a summary:Calm Now ... But Turbulence Ahead Outlook for Workers…
  • May 8

    The Grumpy Cat Edition of Health Wonk Review

    The Grumpy Cat Edition of Health Wonk Review
    You'd think with spring in the air, everyone would be in a better mood, but apparently not. Steve Anderson found there is "a general vibe of grumpiness out there in the health policy blogosphere" and he taps into it to bring you the…
Rank this Week: 470

LaBovick Law Group Blog

LaBovick Law Group Blog

Covers personal injury legal news.

http://www.labovick.com/blog
  • Mar 12

    Mental Illness: 10 Things you May Not Know

    Mental Illness: 10 Things you May Not Know
    Did you know that 1 in 4 Americans suffer from a mental disorder? That’s approximately 57.7 million people ages 18 and older. The month of May has been designated to observe mental disorders, and we have been doing so since 1949. Every…
  • Mar 12

    Too Many Bathroom Breaks Can Lead To Disability Benefit

    Too Many Bathroom Breaks Can Lead To Disability Benefit
    Recently, a company based in Chicago has been criticized for their bathroom breaks. WaterSaver Faucet Company installed swipe card systems on bathrooms located off the factory floor. The company says this was in response to several of their…
  • Mar 12

    Too Many Bathroom Breaks Can Lead To Disability Benefit

    Too Many Bathroom Breaks Can Lead To Disability Benefit
     Recently, a company based in Chicago has been criticized for their bathroom breaks. WaterSaver Faucet Company installed swipe card systems on bathrooms located off the factory floor. The company says this was in response to several of…
Rank this Week: 544

New Jersey Employment Law Blog

New Jersey Employment Law Blog

Covers CEPA/whistleblower, ERISA, non-compete agreements, sexual harassment, Title VII, USERRA and workers compensation. By Steinberg Law Offices.

http://employment.lawfirmnewjersey.com/
  • Feb 17

    Pay for Play? Not Under the FLSA!

    Pay for Play? Not Under the FLSA!
    Late yesterday the UNited States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana dismissed the claims of collegiate student-athletes who sought to be paid for their athletic activities on the theory that they are employees of the…
  • Dec 3

    Artificial Statute of Limitations Case to NJ Supreme Court

    Artificial Statute of Limitations Case to NJ Supreme Court
    If you have read this blog for any length of time, you will know that statutes of limitation are laws (duly passed by the Legislature and signed by the Governor) that set time limits for various kinds of cases to be filed.  Different…
  • Nov 30

    Handbook Arbitration Provisions Take Another Hit

    Handbook Arbitration Provisions Take Another Hit
    For the second time time the last two months an employment dispute arbitration provision has been invalidated because it was contained in an expressly non-contractual employee handbook.  The first was from New Jersey, as we posted at the…
Rank this Week: 578

Injury Law Blog

Injury Law Blog

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

http://www.injurylawyerblog.center/
  • May 3

    Ovarian Cancer Plaintiff Wins $55 Million against Johnson & Johnson

    Ovarian Cancer Plaintiff Wins $55 Million against Johnson & Johnson
    DCF 1.0 A woman in Missouri won $55 million in the second ovarian cancer trial against baby powder manufacturer Johnson & Johnson. Baby powder is made from talcum powder, and is linked to ovarian cancer when used genitally. Our…
  • Apr 22

    Celebrating Earth Day

    Celebrating Earth Day
    This Earth Day, our toxic substance attorneys want to highlight the importance of environmental contamination law. Whether we realize it or not, we encounter chemicals and naturally occurring toxins every single day. Chemicals There are…
  • Apr 11

    New Device for Morcellator Surgeries Approved but Not Proven

    New Device for Morcellator Surgeries Approved but Not Proven
    On Thursday, April 7, 2016, the FDA allowed a new device onto market that claims to contain tissue during power morcellator procedures. The device, PneumoLiner, is not proven to reduce the risk of spreading cancer. The uterine cancer lawyers…
Rank this Week: 598

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: 715

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/
  • Apr 25

    Reinstated Teacher must follow DOE Chancellor’s regulations to retain tenure

    Reinstated Teacher must follow DOE Chancellor’s regulations to retain tenure
    Petitioner was a teacher of catering who resigned to take a chef’s position. Petitioner returned to a different school and was given a “U” rating and terminated. Petitioner filed an Article 78 petition without filing a…
  • Apr 25

    NYPD Disqualification for Loud Exhaust or Tinted Window

    NYPD Disqualification for Loud Exhaust or Tinted Window
    NYPD Disqualification Often younger people most often men accumulate summones or moving violations for “loud exhaust” or “tinted windows”. These violations accumulate over time and may grow to 5, 10, 15 or even 20…
  • Mar 11

    What is meant by “reasonably perform the duties of police officer?”

    What is meant by “reasonably perform the duties of police officer?”
      This is the question that was presented in Granelle v.  NYC. The candidate have a spinal condition known as spondylolisthesis. X-rays reveal this condition and he was disqualified from police officer.   After disqualification…
Rank this Week: 784

Pennsylvania Labor and Employment…

Pennsylvania Labor and Employment Blog

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

http://www.palaborandemploymentblog.com/
  • May 25

    The Legalization of Medicinal Marijuana in PA – What Does it Mean for Employer Provided Insurance Coverage?

    The Legalization of Medicinal Marijuana in PA – What Does it Mean for Employer Provided Insurance Coverage?
    Pennsylvania’s Medical Marijuana Act (MMA) was signed into law on April 17, 2016 and officially took effect last week. One of the questions we’ve been asked since the passage of the Act is: how will employer provided insurance…
  • May 24

    Constructive Discharge: Supreme Court Sets the Clock in Employees’ Favor

    Constructive Discharge: Supreme Court Sets the Clock in Employees’ Favor
    On May 23, 2016, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that the filing period for constructive discharge claims, which can be filed pursuant to many different employment laws, begins to run upon an employee’s resignation as…
  • May 23

    McNees Labor Seminar Preview: Is This Work-Related?

    McNees Labor Seminar Preview: Is This Work-Related?
    As if it knew we would be discussing this topic at the 26th Annual McNees Labor and Employment Seminar on June 3rd, in Hershey, PA, the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania recently issued a decision addressing whether an injury occurring in an…
Rank this Week: 792

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/
  • Dec 15

    Deadly Brick Township Crash May Have Been Caused By Medical Emergency

    Deadly Brick Township Crash May Have Been Caused By Medical Emergency
    According to NJ.com, a rollover crash on Princeton Avenue in Brick Township may have been the result of a medical episode suffered by the vehicle’s driver. According to witnesses, the 71-year-old Lakewood woman appeared to lose…
  • Nov 19

    American Academy of Pediatrics Weighs in on New Football Safety Guideline

    American Academy of Pediatrics Weighs in on New Football Safety Guideline
    Football is one of the nation’s most popular sports – but it can also be one of the most dangerous. Every year, teens and young adults who clash on the gridiron land in local hospitals with traumatic brain injuries (TBI) and other…
  • Oct 26

    Dockworker Injured in Port Elizabeth Accident

    Dockworker Injured in Port Elizabeth Accident
    A 62-year-old Roselle dockworker was injured when her vehicle was raised off the dock by a shipping crane and dropped. According to an NJ.com news report, the accident happened at the APM Port Elizabeth terminal in Elizabeth, NJ.
Rank this Week: 862

New Jersey Public Safety Officers…

New Jersey Public Safety Officers Law Blog

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

http://www.njpublicsafetyofficers.com/
Rank this Week: 901

St. Louis Personal Injury Blog

St. Louis Personal Injury Blog

Covers personal injury and workers compensation. By Schultz & Myers.

http://www.the-missouri-accident-attorney.com/injury-lawyer-blog
  • May 24

    St. Louis Injury Attorney Discusses Marcus Dorsey’s Tragic Car Accident

    St. Louis Injury Attorney Discusses Marcus Dorsey’s Tragic Car Accident
    53 year-old Marcus Dorsey was killed Thursday when his Pontiac was T-boned by another driver fleeing the scene of an accident. According to reports, the driver of a Ford Explorer had been involved in a minor traffic accident when he began to…
  • Sep 8

    The Cost of Receiving Electronic Records in Missouri Now Has a Cap

    The Cost of Receiving Electronic Records in Missouri Now Has a Cap
    Many Missouri personal injury attorneys keep a client's files in secure electronic documents in order to reduce the reliance on paper. Electronic documents also makes accessing and storing files easier. Since personal injury cases require…
  • Sep 8

    The Cost of Receiving Electronic Records in Missouri Now Has a Cap

    The Cost of Receiving Electronic Records in Missouri Now Has a Cap
    Many Missouri personal injury attorneys keep a client's files in secure electronic documents in order to reduce the reliance on paper. Electronic documents also makes accessing and storing files easier.
Rank this Week: 949

Iowa Workers' Compensation Law

Iowa Workers' Compensation Law

By Paul McAndrew Law Firm.

http://iowaworkcomplaw.com/
Rank this Week: 959

Florida Injury Lawyer Blog

Florida Injury Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.floridainjurylawyerblog.com/
  • May 10

    Helping Your Teen Move to College Safely

    Helping Your Teen Move to College Safely
    Moving away for college is a big opportunity, but if your teen is looking forward to moving into their first apartment or dorm room, you may have some concerns. You have a right to be worried. Teens may not understand the best ways to stay…
  • May 3

    Workers’ Compensation: Does it Protect You if You’re Injured on the Job?

    Workers’ Compensation: Does it Protect You if You’re Injured on the Job?
    Workers compensation is an insurance program covered by your employer. Whether you work for a nonprofit or work part-time or for a small business, you’re supposed to be covered. If you’re injured on the job or if your job causes…
  • Apr 29

    Summer Months See the Most Boating Accidents in Miami and South Florida

    Summer Months See the Most Boating Accidents in Miami and South Florida
    Florida has more boats than any other state – about 899,635 in 2014. Unfortunately, Florida also has the unfortunate distinction of having more boating accidents than most other parts of the country. In 2014, there were 634 reportable…
Rank this Week: 984

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: 1013

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/
Rank this Week: 1051

Massachusetts Workers'…

Massachusetts Workers' Compensation Lawyer Blog

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

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

    How and Why do Most Work-Related Injuries Occur?

    How and Why do Most Work-Related Injuries Occur?
    Every seven seconds, a worker is injured in the United States. That’s 12,900 workers per day, or 4.7 million per year. And that figure is expected to climb as the country’s workforce continues to grow. Injuries are especially…
  • May 11

    How to Avoid Common Injuries in Massachusetts Workplace

    How to Avoid Common Injuries in Massachusetts Workplace
      According to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), about three million workplace injuries occur annually. Not all of these injuries are serious, but more than one-third are serious enough to result in…
  • May 9

    63 Massachusetts Workers Lost Their Lives On-the-Job in 2015

    63 Massachusetts Workers Lost Their Lives On-the-Job in 2015
    In April, events across Massachusetts paid tribute to the 63 MA workers killed on-the-job in 2015. In addition to honoring the victims and their families, ‘Workers’ Memorial Day’ also served to highlight worker safety in…
Rank this Week: 1231

Briskman Briskman & Greenberg Blog

Briskman Briskman & Greenberg Blog

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

http://www.briskmanandbriskman.com/blog/
  • May 27

    Construction worker dies from falling beam

    Construction worker dies from falling beam
    A construction worker lost his life when a steel beam weighing 45 tons fell at a construction site. The accident occurred during the early morning hours of Tuesday, April 5, under a Jane Addams Memorial Tollway bridge in the northwestern part…
  • May 25

    6.5 million dollar settlement in lawsuit over aortic tear

    6.5 million dollar settlement in lawsuit over aortic tear
    The wife of a patient who was treated at Northwest Community Hospital alleged that the hospital and many of its doctors committed medical malpractice when they failed to identify the signs and symptoms of her husband’s aortic…
  • May 23

    250K dollar wrongful death award to family of woman walking her dog

    250K dollar wrongful death award to family of woman walking her dog
    A 22-year-old woman from Naperville, Illinois, was hit and killed by a motorist as she was walking with her dog across the street. The driver had insufficient insurance. The family of Emily Driscoll was awarded $250,000 in a wrongful death…
Rank this Week: 1284

The PathLaw Blog

The PathLaw Blog

Covers North Carolina workers compensation and employment law. By Pattersn Harkavy LLP.

http://pathlaw.com
  • Jun 6

    Judge Hobgood issues written order declaring tenure repeal unconstitutional

    Judge Hobgood issues written order declaring tenure repeal unconstitutional
    Yesterday, Judge Hobgood issued an order putting into effect his prior ruling enjoining the repeal of teacher tenure in North Carolina.  The ruling rolls back the General Assembly’s attempt to retroactively eliminate public school…
  • May 21

    Patterson Harkavy supports fast food workers in national day of action

    Patterson Harkavy supports fast food workers in national day of action
    On Thursday, May 15, thousands of fast food workers across the globe went on strike for higher wages, better working conditions, and the right to form a union without fear of retaliation. They were joined by fast food workers in nearly a…
  • May 16

    Victory: Tenure repeal declared unconstitutional

    Victory: Tenure repeal declared unconstitutional
    At 11 am this morning, Superior Court Judge Robert Hobgood sided with Patterson Harkavy’s attorneys and ruled that legislation stripping teachers of their vested employment rights violated the North Carolina and the United States…
Rank this Week: 1313

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/
  • May 27

    Distrust Government

    Distrust Government
    There are three stakeholders in workers' compensation: employers who pay for it; injured workers who benefit from it; and government which sets the rules and enforces them.Or at least is supposed to.We prosecute employers who commit fraud.…
  • May 26

    Culture and Claim

    Culture and Claim
    Jon Pearson, Director of Life Path Services for QLI, a spine and brain injury rehabilitation service, gave a wonderful presentation about returning folks to a new normal during the recovery from injury at the Self Insurance Institute of…
  • May 25

    Colorado Disruption

    Colorado Disruption
    Voters in Colorado are being asked to adopt a single payer medical system.Proposition 20 would enact Amendment 69 to the state Constitution, creating ColoradoCare to pay for medical services provided to all residents of the state regardless…
Rank this Week: 1412

Duncan Law Blog

Duncan Law Blog

Covers North Carolina bankruptcy and workers compensation issues.

http://www.duncanlawonline.com/blog/
  • Mar 16

    What Should I Expect At The End Of My Chapter 13 Case?

    What Should I Expect At The End Of My Chapter 13 Case?
    The post What Should I Expect At The End Of My Chapter 13 Case? appeared first on Bankruptcy Lawyers & Workers' Compensation Attorneys | Duncan Law.
  • Feb 25

    What Is A Form 28C In A North Carolina Workers’ Compensation Case?

    What Is A Form 28C In A North Carolina Workers’ Compensation Case?
    Form 28C in regards to workers’ compensation is entitled “Report of Employer or Carrier/Administrator of Compensation and Medical Compensation Paid Pursuant To a Compromise Settlement Agreement”.  Try saying that three…
  • Feb 21

    Steps to File a Motion to Incur Debt in a Bankruptcy Case

    Steps to File a Motion to Incur Debt in a Bankruptcy Case
    The post Steps to File a Motion to Incur Debt in a Bankruptcy Case appeared first on Bankruptcy Lawyers & Workers' Compensation Attorneys | Duncan Law.
Rank this Week: 1459

Workers Comp & Injury Law Blog

Workers Comp & Injury Law Blog

By Ricky Bagolie.

http://bagoliefriedman.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 29

    Bladder Cancer Linked to Diabetes Drug Acto

    Bladder Cancer Linked to Diabetes Drug Acto
    I am in Chicago learning how the diabetes drug Actos causes bladder cancer and we are looking to speak with families who have suffered through this.
  • Aug 11

    Indiana Delays Clean Up of Deadly Vinyl Chloride Found Near School

    Indiana Delays Clean Up of Deadly Vinyl Chloride Found Near School
    Jeers to Fort Wayne Indiana officials are just getting around to cleaning up the goundwater and soil contaminated with the deadly chemical vinyl chloride and believed to be situated just a few yards from a local middle school.Notwithstaning…
  • Jul 3

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Rank this Week: 1515

Workers' Compensation Watch

Workers' Compensation Watch

By Rehm, Bennet & Moore.

http://workerscompensationwatch.com/
  • May 26

    Take Care and Remember on Memorial Day

    Take Care and Remember on Memorial Day
    We would like to take time this Memorial Day to remember the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. armed forces. “Many Americans observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries or memorials, holding family gatherings and…
  • May 23

    Seven Seconds!

    Seven Seconds!
    Today’s blog post comes from Charlie Domer of Domer Law in Milwaukee. He writes about a recent CBS news article that is “based primarily on a report from a major worker’s compensation insurance company (Travelers) ……
  • May 19

    The Dangers of Working with Vibrating Tool

    The Dangers of Working with Vibrating Tool
    Today’s blog post comes from Anthony L. Lucas of The Jernigan Law Firm in North Carolina. He writes about a problem that can affect many workers who frequently use vibrating hand tools. This post is an example of an occupational disease…
Rank this Week: 1517

North Carolina Workers'…

North Carolina Workers' Compensation Lawyers Blog

Covers workers' compensation procedures. By Lee Law Offices.

http://www.northcarolinaworkerscompensationlawyersblog.com/
  • May 27

    Study: Workers’ Comp Opt-Out Creates Barriers to Benefits, Unequal Treatment, No Oversight

    Study: Workers’ Comp Opt-Out Creates Barriers to Benefits, Unequal Treatment, No Oversight
    In the first independent assessment of the so-called “opt-out” alternative to workers’ compensation since the ProPublica/NPR think piece last year, the International Association of Industrial Accident Boards and Commissions…
  • May 25

    OSHA to Create Workplace Injury Database to Encourage Better Reporting of Danger

    OSHA to Create Workplace Injury Database to Encourage Better Reporting of Danger
    It’s estimated approximately 3 million workers in the U.S. suffer some type of work-related illness or injury every single year. But even those figures from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) are believed to be vastly…
  • May 22

    Smith v. Young – Why You Need a Workers’ Compensation Attorney

    Smith v. Young – Why You Need a Workers’ Compensation Attorney
    One of the questions we see crop up frequently in online forums pertaining to North Carolina workers’ compensation is whether workers absolutely need to a hire an attorney or whether they are better off going it alone.  The answer…
Rank this Week: 1522

Workers' Law Watch

Workers' Law Watch

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

http://workerslawwatch.com/
  • May 23

    Prom Season – Keeping Our Kids Safe. Understanding The Law.

    Prom Season – Keeping Our Kids Safe. Understanding The Law.
    We are currently in the midst of prom season. It is an exciting time for both teens and their parents, and is a dream come true for many girls as it means new shoes, a new dress, and a day of beauty at the hair and nail salon. It also a step…
  • May 16

    Give Injured People In New York The Time Necessary To File Medical Malpractice Claim

    Give Injured People In New York The Time Necessary To File Medical Malpractice Claim
    Lavern Wilkinson’s family was barred from seeking justice for her death due to the statue of limitations. (DEBBIE EGAN-CHIN/NEW YORK DAILY NEWS) Almost two years ago, many of us were shocked and saddened when we heard Comedian Joan…
  • Apr 28

    A Legal Victory, and Workers’ Memorial Day: We Can Never Forget

    A Legal Victory, and Workers’ Memorial Day: We Can Never Forget
    During the past couple of months I have been focused on the proposed New York State Budget.  Governor Andrew Cuomo had recommended some provisions that would have negatively impacted workers.  As a result of community involvement,…
Rank this Week: 1540

Comp Wonk

Comp Wonk

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

http://compwonk.com
  • Oct 1

    Do I need a Work Comp Lawyer?

    Do I need a Work Comp Lawyer?
    In most circumstances, you first need to speak with a lawyer to go over the facts of your case to determine whether or not you need to retain a lawyer to represent you.  Our office, offers a free consultation to all potential clients.…
  • Sep 18

    Should I get a lawyer to sue my employer?

    Should I get a lawyer to sue my employer?
    The reason why I titled this article as I did is that many of the people that I speak with, including employers, feel that if they have a work-related injury that the claim is going directly against the employer.  While the employer is…
  • Sep 3

    Hello world!

    Hello world!
    Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!
Rank this Week: 1603

Workers' Injury Rights

Workers' Injury Rights

Covers workers' compensation, workers' rights and workplace safety. By the Law Offices of Deborah G. Kohl.

http://workersinjuryrights.com/
  • Nov 7

    Mayberry Sheriff Andy Taylor Would be Blushing Right Now

    Mayberry Sheriff Andy Taylor Would be Blushing Right Now
    Andy Griffith as Sheriff Andy Taylor Today’s post comes from guest author Leonard Jernigan, from The Jernigan Law Firm. Mayberry was a small town, loosely based on Mount Airy, N.C., the hometown of actor Andy Griffith, who played the…
  • Nov 4

    Why The Republicans Should Not Cut Food Stamp

    Why The Republicans Should Not Cut Food Stamp
    Facts about food stamps. Click on this image to see it full size. Today’s post comes from guest author Paul J. McAndrew, Jr., from Paul McAndrew Law Firm. I write about a debate now occurring in Congress in which the… Continue…
  • Oct 28

    Group of women file discrimination lawsuit against UConn alleging university failed to protect them

    Group of women file discrimination lawsuit against UConn alleging university failed to protect them
    Today’s post was shared by The Workers’ Injury Law & Advocacy Group and comes from www.nhregister.com HARTFORD Seven women who say they were victims of sexual assaults while students at the University of Connecticut have…
Rank this Week: 1683

Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation…

Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Journal

An online digest of developments in Pennsylvania workers compensation practice and procedure. By Judge Robert Vonada.

http://www.pawcj.com/
  • Mar 10

    Twitter Link

    Twitter Link
    I have not been able to prepare posts to Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Journal for some time. On Twitter I share updates on all of my interests including, of course, workers' compensation. The link to Twitter is down the page on the…
  • Sep 12

    Decedent in Home Office Was Not in Course of Employment if on Personal Comfort Break

    Decedent in Home Office Was Not in Course of Employment if on Personal Comfort Break
    In Werner v. WCAB (Greenleaf Service Corporation) the decedent had a home office. The claimant surviving spouse found the decedent unresponsive in his home office desk chair. The decedent suffered a massive intracranial hemorrage. The…
  • Aug 29

    Claimant Who Returns to Light Duty and is Dismissed for Concealing Employment During Disability is Not Entitled to Reinstatement.

    Claimant Who Returns to Light Duty and is Dismissed for Concealing Employment During Disability is Not Entitled to Reinstatement.
    In Sauer v. Workers' Compensation Appeal Board (Verizon Pennsylvania, inc.) the Claimant returned to light duty on August 16 and a notification of suspension was issued. On August 17, the Claimant and his union representative were shown…
Rank this Week: 1693

South Carolina Injury Lawyer Blog

South Carolina Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers auto accidents, general liability, nursing homes and workers compensation. By Howell and Christmas, LLC.

http://www.southcarolinainjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 2

    Former Employee Faces Criminal Charge for Alleged Assault/Abuse at Mt. Pleasant Nursing Home

    Former Employee Faces Criminal Charge for Alleged Assault/Abuse at Mt. Pleasant Nursing Home
    Your lawyers in Charleston at Howell and Christmas, LLC recently read a Post and Courier article concerning of a horrifying incident of nursing home abuse at a Mt. Pleasant facility. The alleged assailant is a 44-year-old North Charleston man…
  • Dec 25

    Engineering Shortcuts Lead to Building Collapse and Serious On the Job Injurie

    Engineering Shortcuts Lead to Building Collapse and Serious On the Job Injurie
    Similar to the last blog entry posted by your Charleston personal injury attorneys, today's post also concerns the Dallas Cowboys. But unlike the last entry, today's post focuses not on the Cowboys players, but on a 88,000-square-foot…
  • Dec 18

    Late Night Drunk Driving Accident Involving Two Dallas Cowboy

    Late Night Drunk Driving Accident Involving Two Dallas Cowboy
    As BIG football fans, your South Carolina accident lawyers at Howell and Christmas, LLC have posted numerous articles concerning America's most watched sport. Until now, however, posts have dealt primarily with player safety on the field;…
Rank this Week: 1694

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/
  • Apr 16

    Impressive Physical Therapist in Henderson

    Impressive Physical Therapist in Henderson
    Most injured workers who hire attorneys do so because they are not satisfied with the medical care they are getting for their work injury.  Although I am limited by current law to selecting medical providers on a particular…
  • Apr 16

    Impressive Physical Therapist in Henderson

    Impressive Physical Therapist in Henderson
    Most injured workers who hire attorneys do so because they are not satisfied with the medical care they are getting for their work injury. Although I am limited by current law to selecting medical providers on a particular insurer’s…
  • Apr 7

    Injured Workers’ Opinions Needed NOW!!

    Injured Workers’ Opinions Needed NOW!!
      As you know, I have been working with a group of dedicated workers’ comp attorneys  to  try to  defeat some nasty bills that would significantly cut your benefits.  Specifically, Assembly Bill 229 would…
Rank this Week: 1699

Course and Scope

Course and Scope

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

http://aspelllaw.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 30

    Why is it Important for my Connecticut Lawyer to be a Worker's Compensation Specialist?

    Why is it Important for my Connecticut Lawyer to be a Worker's Compensation Specialist?
    There are several factors that are important when selecting an attorney. First, you want someone who is knowledgeable and experienced in handling injury cases (versus an attorney who is a "jack of all trades, and master of none"). Just as you…
  • Dec 22

    Mileage Reimbursement Rate to Drop.

    Mileage Reimbursement Rate to Drop.
    The IRS has issued the 2016 optional standard mileage rates used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical, or moving purposes. Beginning on Jan. 1, 2016, the standard mileage rates for…
  • Dec 21

    The Rationale Behind Worker's Compensation System

    The Rationale Behind Worker's Compensation System
    Connecticut Workers compensation is a no-fault system. The worker doesn’t have to prove the employer was negligent to make a workers compensation claim, and a worker can make a claim even if he or she was negligent in some way and that…
Rank this Week: 1703

Meuser & Associates, P.A.,…

Meuser & Associates, P.A., Minnesota Workers' Compensation Blog

Covers workers' compensation law in Minnesota.

http://meuserlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 8

    We've Moved!

    We've Moved!
    We've Moved!MeuserLaw's legal blogs have moved!For a huge database of articles covering workers' compensation, PERA duty disability, MSRS duty disability, and personal injury, check out MeuserLaw's article library. And, for Minnesota's Police…
  • Feb 25

    PERA Police and Fire Plan Duty Disability Age and Service Limitation

    PERA Police and Fire Plan Duty Disability Age and Service Limitation
    I met with a firefighter recently who had just had her 55th birthday. Over the last few years, she had been having increasing difficulty performing her normal firefighting duties due to the worsening effects of several on-duty injuries she…
  • Feb 18

    Pain and Suffering and MN Workers' Compensation

    Pain and Suffering and MN Workers' Compensation
    How much will my employer have to pay me for the pain and suffering I’ve had to endure because of my work injury? Nothing, unfortunately. While Minnesota workers’ compensation provides a variety of benefits, including…
Rank this Week: 1705

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
  • Apr 21

    Injured Workers Suffers Due to Insurance Company Tactic

    Injured Workers Suffers Due to Insurance Company Tactic
    This is a video from a TV news report in Michigan but the issues raised are the same as what we face here in Georgia.  Workers’ compensation insurance companies frequently send claimants to “independent” medical…
  • Feb 26

    “Independent” Medical Exams Scheduled by the Insurance Company are Rarely Legitimate

    “Independent” Medical Exams Scheduled by the Insurance Company are Rarely Legitimate
    A very common tactic used by workers’compensation insurance companies to cut off your benefits involves the use of something called an “independent medical exam” or IME.  As you might guess, in my experience these…
  • Dec 30

    Is a Private Investigator Following You?

    Is a Private Investigator Following You?
    Over the years I have written articles and recorded videos about insurance company surveillance. As I explain to all of my work injury clients, the minute you give notice of your on-the-job injury to your employer, there is a good…
Rank this Week: 1766

North Carolina Workers'…

North Carolina Workers' Compensation Lawyer Blog

By Law Offices of Michael A. DeMayo, L.L.P.

http://www.northcarolinaworkerscompensationlawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 13

    Downfall to Specialization?

    Downfall to Specialization?
    It can’t happen to me, right? When I hear people talk about a workplace injury, I am relieved that I
  • Sep 3

    Smile! You’re on “ReducedDamages” Camera!

    Smile! You’re on “ReducedDamages” Camera!
    Really? Can they do that?  That seems so unfair?!  While not at all unheard of in the trial setting, thi
  • Aug 30

    Car Accidents: Employee, Injured Driver or Both?

    Car Accidents: Employee, Injured Driver or Both?
    The paperwork following an accident can create more pain and suffering than the actual auto accident itself.  This is all
Rank this Week: 1911

Cincinnati Attorney Blog

Cincinnati Attorney Blog

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

http://www.mckenzie-snyder.com/blog
  • May 18

    Hurt At Work?

    Hurt At Work?
    Cincinnati employers are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance via the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC)’ unless they are self-insured. Say for instance you were doing something for the benefit of your…
  • May 10

    Insurance Coverage For Chiropractic Care

    Insurance Coverage For Chiropractic Care
      After a car accident or work-related injury you want to return to your normal state of health as quickly as possible.  Lost wages, emotional stress, and physical pain can be heavy burdens.  While physical therapy and…
  • Apr 28

    The Dragonfly Foundation

    The Dragonfly Foundation
      You may have seen their name listed as a sponsor for a local event or 5K race, but do you really know what they do?  The Dragonfly Foundation is an extraordinary charity doing remarkable work for sick children and their…
Rank this Week: 1964

Illinois Workers Compensation

Illinois Workers Compensation

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

http://workcomp-chicago.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 5

    Illinois Workers Comp Medical Costs below neighboring states Wisconsin, Iowa and Indiana

    Illinois Workers Comp Medical Costs below neighboring states Wisconsin, Iowa and Indiana
    CRAIN'S Chicago Business, Senior Reporter, Thomas Corfman ( http://bit.ly/1MtlVdW ) recently reported that under the 2011 IL workers comp reforms, medical costs per claim have now dropped by 15%.   Citing a report from the Workers…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2026

Quad Cities Injury Lawyers

Quad Cities Injury Lawyers

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

http://qcinjurylawyers.wordpress.com
  • Jul 30

    More Recognition for Warner & Zimmerle Lawyers!!

    More Recognition for Warner & Zimmerle Lawyers!!
    We’re proud to announce some significant accolades for both of our attorneys! Mike Warner was nominated by his peers as a Leading Lawyer in the areas of: ADR Law: Personal Injury; Personal Injury: Professional Malpractice Personal…
  • Jul 7

    Why Haven’t I Served on a Jury?

    Why Haven’t I Served on a Jury?
    As soon as I sat down to write this, I realized that I should have called the post “How to Get Out of Jury Duty” and gotten a lot more hits. Oh well – the current title will find the … Continue reading →
  • May 22

    Calculating Lien Reductions under the Illinois Health Care Services Lien Act (after McVey)

    Calculating Lien Reductions under the Illinois Health Care Services Lien Act (after McVey)
    The Illinois Supreme Court issued an opinion on McVey v. MLK Enterprises this week. Plaintiffs lawyers who accept small and/or difficult cases are frustrated. The Health Care Services Lien Act, 770 ILCS 23/10(c), provides a framework to…
Rank this Week: 2023

Florida Social Security Disability…

Florida Social Security Disability Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.floridasocialsecuritydisabilitylawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 25

    Social Security Unveils New Plan for Hearing Backlog

    Social Security Unveils New Plan for Hearing Backlog
    With a backlog of nearly 1.1 million claimants awaiting hearings before a Social Security Judge, by the end of 2015, and an average wait time to get a hearing of 512 days nationwide, the pressure is on to create new ways to expedite the…
  • Mar 14

    Is There Hope for Long Delays for Social Security Hearings?

    Is There Hope for Long Delays for Social Security Hearings?
    As of July 2015, the average national waiting time to obtain a hearing before a Social Security Judge (a/k/a Administrative Law Judge) had increased to 511 days.  Unfortunately, the Ft. Lauderdale District, which includes Broward and…
  • Feb 19

    Medical Experts at Social Security Hearing

    Medical Experts at Social Security Hearing
    These days, many applicants for Social Security Disability are examined by an appointed Medical Examiner.  Sometimes the opinions rendered are quite helpful in supporting the position of the Claimant.  Other times, the exam…
Rank this Week: 2088

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/
  • May 26

    Employee Drug Use

    Employee Drug Use
    According to The New York Times, employers are reporting difficulty in finding workers who can pass a pre-employment drug test and many applicants do not even apply for jobs when drug testing is a requirement. Some industries, like trucking,…
  • May 23

    Scientology And Workplace Safety

    Scientology And Workplace Safety
    I was in San Francisco a few weeks ago, just casually walking down Montgomery Street when I saw a  sign on the sidewalk that said: “Church of Scientology – All are Welcome.” I had just read Lawrence Wright’s book,…
  • May 19

    Let’s Get to Zero

    Let’s Get to Zero
    Today’s post was shared by US Labor Department and comes from blog.dol.gov A group of Boise construction workers listen to a presentation during the National Safety Stand-Down this May. For us at the Occupational Safety and Health…
Rank this Week: 2173

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: 2186