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DePaolo's Work Comp World

DePaolo's Work Comp World

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

http://daviddepaolo.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 20

    Cocktail Party Conversation

    Cocktail Party Conversation
    Yesterday I wrote about Recognizing Good. It's no mystery that much of what we "talk" about in workers' compensation has negative attributes: late payments, penalties, delayed or denied treatment, increasing rates, fraud, etc.I'm certainly…
  • Aug 19

    Recognizing Good

    Recognizing Good
    Scott Hudson gave one of the key note speeches at the Workers’ Compensation Institute’s annual educational conference Monday.Hudson is the CEO and president of third party administrator Gallagher Bassett.He surprised the audience…
  • Aug 18

    Form (Literally) Over Substance

    Form (Literally) Over Substance
    Shirley Hilton worked as a second-grade teacher for the School District of Philadelphia at Frances D. Pastorius Elementary School, overseeing a class of students with behavioral problems.On March 3, 2009, Hilton went to see Dr. Wilfreta…
Rank this Week: 236

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We…

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)

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

http://jotwell.com/
  • Aug 20

    Jotwell 2014 Summer Break

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

    What We Talk About When We Talk About Crime

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

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

    What if you woke up one day in a place where there was no Courts Law?: The Impact of Teaching Procedure on the Legal Academy
    Elizabeth G. Thornburg, Erik S. Knutsen, Carla Crifò, Camille Cameron, & David Bamford, A Community of Procedure Scholars: Teaching Procedure and the Legal Academy, 51 Osgoode Hall L.J. 93 (2013), available at SSRN.Janet WalkerIn…
Rank this Week: 209

Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation…

Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Lawyers Blog

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

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

    Injured in Cold Storage

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

    Fear of Being Fired

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

    Radio Shack to Close over 1,000 Store

    Radio Shack to Close over 1,000 Store
    In a sad reminder that the economy is still struggling and that online retailers are stiff competition, Radio Shack announced this week that it will be closing nearly 20% of its locations across the U.S. — as many as 1,100 stores. An…
Rank this Week: 311

Chicago Injury Law Blog

Chicago Injury Law Blog

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

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

    Unnecessary C-Sections Plague American Women

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

    Six Flags Sued After Roller Coaster Accident

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

    Lead Paint Companies Ordered to Pay Over $1 Billion

    Lead Paint Companies Ordered to Pay Over $1 Billion
    Sherwin-Williams, one of the largest and most-recognized paint companies, was recently ordered to pay $1.15 billion to fund a program aimed at addressing the health risks of lead paint exposure in California homes. Sherwin, along with two…
Rank this Week: 343

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: 362

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/
  • May 13

    Disaster Management from the Intersection of Employment Law and Aviation

    Disaster Management from the Intersection of Employment Law and Aviation
    This is one of those subjects that no one likes to think about: a company has employees who die while on company business.  This checklist deals specifically with crashes of company-operated airplanes, but its applicability is wider…
  • Apr 17

    EEOC Learns the Hard Way That "Do As I Say, Not As I Do" Doesn't Fly

    EEOC Learns the Hard Way That "Do As I Say, Not As I Do" Doesn't Fly
    As a lawyer, you know that you're about to have a bad day when an appellate court opinion,in discussing your client's position, starts this way: In this case the EEOC sued the defendants for using the  same type of background check that…
  • Mar 25

    Supreme Court Rules that Severance Payments Are Taxable Wages Under FICA

    Supreme Court Rules that Severance Payments Are Taxable Wages Under FICA
    Just out today is the court's decision in United States v. Quality Stores, Inc.  The issue was whether severance payments constituted taxable wages subject to FICA.  The Court's analysis is - how can I put this politely? - a bit…
Rank this Week: 345

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: 371

Federal Employee Disability Law…

Federal Employee Disability Law Blog

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Despite Common Thought OWCP Workers Compensation Occupational Disease are More Common than Traumatic Injurie
    If you are one of the nearly 1 million professionals, technical staff, managers or supervisors in the federal work force, the odds are 98 out of 100, that if you are injured, it will not be from straining, lifting, moving, pushing or pulling…
Rank this Week: 802

Maryland Accident Law Blog

Maryland Accident Law Blog

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

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

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

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

    Maryland State Trooper Shoots Pit-Bull After She Was Bit

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

    Baltimore Sun Report Shows Patient Care Lacking and Events Often Unreported

    Baltimore Sun Report Shows Patient Care Lacking and Events Often Unreported
    In a recent article by the Baltimore Sun, the paper considers the growing problem of patient safety in hospitals and nursing homes across the State of Maryland. One of the biggest problems with the current system, the author argues, is...
Rank this Week: 824

Pennsylvania Labor and Employment…

Pennsylvania Labor and Employment Blog

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

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

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

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

    Mailing FMLA Notices to Employees? Not So Fast

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

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

    Screaming Profanities and Threatening the Boss Not Enough to Get You Fired According to NLRB
    This post was contributed by Adam L. Santucci, an Attorney in McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC's Labor & Employment Practice Group in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Yep, that's right. The employee's outburst is too obscene to reproduce on…
Rank this Week: 565

Workers Comp Insider

Workers Comp Insider

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

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

    Health Wonk Review - August Recess Edition

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

    Research Roundup

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

    Summer Reading: Risk Cavalcade & Other news of note

    Summer Reading: Risk Cavalcade & Other news of note
    Catching up on our summer reading post vacation, we have a number of pointers to noteworthy news. First we note that according to a recent RIMS survey, the total cost of risk for businesses rose 2% in 2013. To segue on that, we turn to…
Rank this Week: 456

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: 409

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: 466

The QR Legal Blog

The QR Legal Blog

Features substantive, practice related articles, firm updates and legislative/legal alerts. By Quatrini Rafferty.

http://qrlegal.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 20

    Community Leader: David S. DeRose, Esq.

    Community Leader: David S. DeRose, Esq.
    Great to see QR attorney David S. DeRose featured in the Fall 2013 edition of the The Pittsburgh Foundation's FORUM newsletter.http://pittsburghfoundation.org/sites/default/files/FORUM%20Fall%202013.pdf
  • Oct 8

    PA Injured Workers: HISTOPLASMOSIS IN THE WORKPLACE: THE BAT DROPPINGS...

    PA Injured Workers: HISTOPLASMOSIS IN THE WORKPLACE: THE BAT DROPPINGS...
    PA Injured Workers: HISTOPLASMOSIS IN THE WORKPLACE: THE BAT DROPPINGS...: by Vincent J. Quatrini, Jr.   Are you exposed to bat droppings and bird manure in your workplace?  If so, you may be a at risk fo...
  • Sep 25

    Relax the Back: Lessons from the Pittsburgh Post Gazette

    Relax the Back: Lessons from the Pittsburgh Post Gazette
    Below are links to a three-part series on back pain and its treatment from the Pittsburgh Post…
Rank this Week: 679

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: 627

North Carolina Workers'…

North Carolina Workers' Compensation Lawyers Blog

Covers workers' compensation procedures. By Lee Law Offices.

http://www.northcarolinaworkerscompensationlawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4731

Georgia Workers Compensation…

Georgia Workers Compensation Attorney Blog

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

http://www.georgiaworkerscompensationattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4628

Charlotte Personal Injury Attorney…

Charlotte Personal Injury Attorney Blog

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

http://www.charlottepersonalinjuryattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1678

LaBovick Law Group Blog

LaBovick Law Group Blog

Covers personal injury legal news.

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

    Power Morcellator Lawsuit

    Power Morcellator Lawsuit
    Sometimes older is better. Sometimes the newest “thing” on the block doesn’t work as well as the old tried and true method. This is true for some cases in new cardiac stents verses bypass surgery, and now we know it’s…
  • Aug 19

    Workers Compensation Laws May Be Changing In Favor of Injured Employee

    Workers Compensation Laws May Be Changing In Favor of Injured Employee
    As a Florida personal injury lawyer, I am frequently contacted by persons who have been injured either at their job site or while working. For the past 80 years or so, Florida employers have enjoyed (for the most part) total immunity from…
  • Aug 18

    Medical Providers: What You Shouldn’t Put Up with from Insurance Companie

    Medical Providers: What You Shouldn’t Put Up with from Insurance Companie
    The 11th Judicial Circuit in and for Dade County recently ruled on an evidentiary issue. This evidentiary issue pertains to affidavits. Black’s Law Dictionary (5th Ed.) defines an affidavit as,“A written or printed declaration or…
Rank this Week: 2268

Personal Injury Law Journal

Personal Injury Law Journal

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

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

    Personal Injury Practice Tip- Beware the Triple Net Lease!

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

    Harley-Davidson Announced Large Recalls in July and August 2014

    Harley-Davidson Announced Large Recalls in July and August 2014
    Harley-Davidson is recalling thousands of motorcycles because a faulty ignition switch can cause bikes to stall and crash. Harley has determined that modifications that allow engines to rev above 5,600 RPMs can cause engine vibration that can…
  • Aug 11

    Out-Of-State Drivers & New Jersey's "Deemer Statute"

    Out-Of-State Drivers & New Jersey's "Deemer Statute"
    Many of the people who drive in New Jersey live out of state.  I am one of those people.  While I live in Pennsylvania, 90% of the driving I do is in New Jersey.  Under these circumstances, I wanted to find a way to take…
Rank this Week: 3568

Workers' Compensation

Workers' Compensation

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

http://workers-compensation.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 20

    N.H.L. Concussion Lawsuits Consolidated

    N.H.L. Concussion Lawsuits Consolidated
    A federal panel ruled that all concussion-related lawsuits brought by retired N.H.L. players would be consolidated into a single suit and heard by the United States District Court in St. Paul, Minn.Former N.H.L. players have filed about half…
  • Aug 19

    Florida Businesses, Insurers to Fight Ruling Overturning Workers’ Comp System

    Florida Businesses, Insurers to Fight Ruling Overturning Workers’ Comp System
    The battle lines are being drawn in the State of Florida as the challenge to the FL workers' compensation law continues following a judicial ruling that the act was unconstitutional because it has been emasculated by Industry reform and its…
  • Aug 18

    The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Prevent Skin Cancer

    The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Prevent Skin Cancer
    The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Prevent Skin Cancer calls on partners in prevention from various sectors across the nation to address skin cancer as a major public health problem. Federal, state, tribal, local, and territorial…
Rank this Week: 1488

Employment & Labor Insider

Employment & Labor Insider

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

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

    BREAKING: OFCCP issues directive on gender-identity discrimination

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

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

    Teleworker, or teleslacker? Here’s how employers can tell the difference.
    You all know that I love telecommuting, although it works better in some instances than in others. Before any employer starts a telecommuting program, it should ask itself three questions: 1) Does the job lend itself to a telecommuting…
  • Aug 8

    The “Dirty Dozen”: Top 12 employer harassment mistake

    The “Dirty Dozen”: Top 12 employer harassment mistake
    Today is the last day to vote for the 2014 ABA Blawg 100. If you have already voted, thank you! If you have not voted and are so inclined, please go here before 5 p.m. Eastern today and briefly tell them why you think Employment &…
Rank this Week: 4658

Florida Injury Lawyer Blog

Florida Injury Lawyer Blog

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Avoiding Back-to-School Child Injurie

    Avoiding Back-to-School Child Injurie
    While schools work hard to provide a safe environment for students, accidents and injuries do happen at schools. Child injury in Hollywood and other Florida communities can especially be a risk during the first few weeks of the new year.…
Rank this Week: 2604

Work Comp Roundup

Work Comp Roundup

Covers workers' compensation cost containment techniques and strategies.

http://reduceyourworkerscomp.com/
  • Aug 19

    Be Wary of Compound Medications In Workers Compensation

    Be Wary of Compound Medications In Workers Compensation
    Compound drugs have come under great scrutiny due to their increase in utilization, their safety issues, as well as the significantly higher cost associated with these drugs.  It is a relatively small subset of the pharmacy spend in…
  • Aug 19

    Aeroplane Employer Lands with Fines after Death

    Aeroplane Employer Lands with Fines after Death
    As one employer recently discovered, not properly protecting employees can land you in a heap of trouble.   Aeroplane manufacturer Airbus was recently fined following the death of an employee who was crushed between a tractor and a…
  • Aug 18

    Are You in Control of the Workers Comp Claim Process?

    Are You in Control of the Workers Comp Claim Process?
    For the smart business owner, properly managing your workers compensation claims is good business.   Think about how much time and money can be lost in cases where workers comp cases end up costing companies countless dollars. Not only…
Rank this Week: 4005

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: 3305

Workers' Compensation Watch

Workers' Compensation Watch

By Rehm, Bennet & Moore.

http://workerscompensationwatch.com/
  • Aug 18

    Why Your Vote Matters to Worker

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

    “Just Get Off Your @ss!”

    “Just Get Off Your @ss!”
    Today’s post comes from guest author Jay Causey, from Causey Law Firm in Seattle. He addresses a topic that is a struggle for folks in many occupations, whether they think about it or not: sitting. This blog post struck me because in…
  • Aug 11

    When Did My Workers’ Compensation ‘Accident’ Occur?

    When Did My Workers’ Compensation ‘Accident’ Occur?
    Nebraska workers’ compensation law states that an accident is “an unexpected or unforeseen injury happening suddenly and violently, with or without human fault, and producing at the time objective symptoms of an injury.”…
Rank this Week: 2751

North Carolina Workers'…

North Carolina Workers' Compensation Journal

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

http://www.ncworkcompjournal.com/
  • Aug 18

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

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

    After the International Nutrition Building Collapse: OSHA Releases Report

    After the International Nutrition Building Collapse: OSHA Releases Report
    The International Nutrition building. Today’s post comes from guest author Rod Rehm, from Rehm, Bennett & Moore. I was going to write about a summary from the official OSHA news release and provide a compilation of web resources…
  • Aug 11

    “Coming and Going” Rule Revisited

    “Coming and Going” Rule Revisited
    Today’s post comes from guest author Thomas Domer, from The Domer Law Firm. The Kansas Supreme Court has just reversed a State Appeals Court finding that an oil field worker was not entitled to worker’s compensation benefits after…
Rank this Week: 2744

Iowa Workers' Compensation Law

Iowa Workers' Compensation Law

By Paul McAndrew Law Firm.

http://iowaworkcomplaw.com/
  • Aug 18

    Fear of Ebola Breeds a Terror of Physician

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

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

    Former Millville student contracted herpes after relationship with teacher, lawsuit state
    Today’s post was shared by The Workers’ Injury Law & Advocacy Group and comes from www.nj.com Michael S. Drebes  MILLVILLE — A former high school student filed a lawsuit against the Millville Board of Education…
  • Aug 11

    Alabama man had penis mistakenly amputated during circumcision: lawsuit

    Alabama man had penis mistakenly amputated during circumcision: lawsuit
    Today’s post was shared by The Workers’ Injury Law & Advocacy Group and comes from www.nydailynews.com The Princeton Baptist Medical Center in Birmingham, Alabama was the scene of the alleged botched operation. BIRMINGHAM,…
Rank this Week: 2878

Workers' Law Watch

Workers' Law Watch

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

http://workerslawwatch.com/
  • Aug 18

    Top 10 Careers For College Grads To Consider

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

    Can Social Media Participation Impact Your Benefits?

    Can Social Media Participation Impact Your Benefits?
    Many of us are enamored with social media. It is a wonderful way to communicate with those across the country, around the world or right around your block. It is a way to keep with touch with friends, acquaintances and even…
  • Aug 11

    OFCCP Opening Doors General Audience Short

    OFCCP Opening Doors General Audience Short
    Today’s post was shared by US Labor Department and comes from www.dol.gov United States Department of Labor All DOL  DOL    Advanced Search A to Z |  Site Map |  FAQs | …
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Washington Workers' Advisor

Washington Workers' Advisor

Covers workers compensation law. By The Causey Law Firm.

http://workersadvisor.com/
  • Aug 18

    A Special Warning About Over-the-Counter Pain Medication

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

    Fixing Our Inadequate Brain Science

    Fixing Our Inadequate Brain Science
    The high incidence of traumatic brain injury (TBI) and PTSD (posttraumatic stress disorder) affecting our returning Afghanistan and Iraq veterans, and also our civilian contractor employees, has helped to highlight the inadequacy of the…
  • Aug 11

    Women in Trades: An Apprenticeship Success Story

    Women in Trades: An Apprenticeship Success Story
    Today’s post was shared by US Labor Department and comes from social.dol.gov Editor’s note: The following guest post is authored by Oregon Tradeswomen Inc. Executive Director Connie Ashbrook, who participated in a panel on STEM…
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Briskman Briskman & Greenberg Blog

Briskman Briskman & Greenberg Blog

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

http://www.briskmanandbriskman.com/blog/
  • Aug 18

    Eleven million dollar birth injury lawsuit over Topamax stand

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

    Birth Injuries: Three Common Cause

    Birth Injuries: Three Common Cause
    Injuries sustained during birth can cause a child to suffer from serious medical conditions that will alter life for both the child and parents. Even more devastating is the fact that many birth injuries are preventable. Many result from the…
  • Aug 12

    IWCC rules a close call insufficient for a mental disability claim

    IWCC rules a close call insufficient for a mental disability claim
    The Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission recently ruled against a train operator who claimed a mental disability based on the trauma of believing that the train he was operating had struck and killed a pedestrian. The worker was…
Rank this Week: 3505

Phillips & Associates Blog

Phillips & Associates Blog

Covers Oklahoma criminal and personal injury law.

http://oklahoma-criminal-defense.com/blog/
  • Aug 18

    Doctor Accused in Overdose Deaths Pleads Guilty

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

    Rehab Counselor Accused of Lewd Acts, Rape

    Rehab Counselor Accused of Lewd Acts, Rape
    A Yukon woman has been arrested on complaints of rape and lewd acts with a minor after she allegedly began a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old boy receiving treatment at the Fort Reno Adolescent Drug and Rehabilitation Center. The…
  • Aug 11

    Registered Sex Offender Attends Children’s Services at OKC Church

    Registered Sex Offender Attends Children’s Services at OKC Church
    A mother in southwest Oklahoma City is upset after finding out that the church she attends allowed a registered sex offender to participate in a children’s event. The woman says that she observed Dale Robin Hoffert, Jr., in video that…
Rank this Week: 2547

Minnesota Workers Compensation…

Minnesota Workers Compensation Secrets from a Former Insurance Company Attorney

Discusses Minnesota workers compensation benefit issues, including wage loss, notice of intent to discontinue, rehabilitation and permanent partial disability. By Thomas Atkinson.

http://mnworkcompsecrets.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 4249

James M. Hoffmann Blog

James M. Hoffmann Blog

Covers Missouri workers' compensation and personal injury.

http://www.hoffmannworkcomp.com/category/blog/
  • Aug 16

    Have You Been Exposed to Benzene at Work?

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

    How Much Is a Lost Limb Really Worth?

    How Much Is a Lost Limb Really Worth?
    An employee who sustains a work-related injury resulting in a lost limb may be facing extreme physical and financial challenges. The workers’ compensation system uses a pre-determined method in calculating the compensation to be…
  • Aug 5

    Missouri Workers’ Compensation: Spine and Head Injurie

    Missouri Workers’ Compensation: Spine and Head Injurie
    Compensation for spine and head injuries are not easy to negotiate. It is essential to get medical and legal assistance if you sustain a work-related spine or head injury. Although getting medical treatment should be a priority to…
Rank this Week: 1451

Pearson Bitman Blog

Pearson Bitman Blog

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

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

    Shocking Statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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

    FDA Approval Process Questioned in Light of Morcellation Cancer Risk

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

    Xarelto Update August 6, 2014

    Xarelto Update August 6, 2014
    Pearson Bitman LLP is closely monitoring developments with anti-coagulant Xarelto (rivaroxaban).  We have previously posted details regarding the adverse side effects that can occur when patients use Xarelto, including excessive and…
Rank this Week: 1522

Maryland Social Security…

Maryland Social Security Disability Lawyers Blog

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

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

    Statute of Limitations Issues in Maryland Medical Malpractice

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

    Maryland Notice Requirement When Suing a Local Government Entity for Negligence

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

    How Are Maryland Permanent Partial Disability Benefits Capped?

    How Are Maryland Permanent Partial Disability Benefits Capped?
    In a recent case, a Maryland appellate court looked at how an injured worker’s permanent partial disability benefits are capped. The question was whether they were capped by the state average weekly wage in effect on the injury date, or…
Rank this Week: 1640

Nevada Workers' Compensation Law…

Nevada Workers' Compensation Law Blog

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

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

    Out-of-State Medical Care for Nevada Injured Worker

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

    Temporary Partial Disability Benefits under Nevada Law

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

    Temporary Partial Disability Benefits under Nevada Law Temporary Part

    Temporary Partial Disability Benefits under Nevada Law Temporary Part
    Temporary partial disability benefits  (TPD) are benefits that may be payable under the following circumstances: 1. You are working a temporary light duty job at a lesser wage because your duties are different, or you are making the same…
Rank this Week: 3844

Virginia Workers' Compensation…

Virginia Workers' Compensation Case Blog

By Gerald Gregory Lutkenhaus.

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

    Defense Medical Examination

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

    Virginia Increases Workers Compensation Penalty for Uninsured Employer

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

    New Virginia Workers Compensation Rate

    New Virginia Workers Compensation Rate
    In Virginia, on July 1, 2014 new workers' compensation rates go into effect. For accidents on or after that date the maximum rate of compensation has risen to $967.00 per week. The prior rate was $945.00 per week. In Virginia when one has a…
Rank this Week: 3521

Alabama Workers' Comp Blog

Alabama Workers' Comp Blog

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

http://www.alabamaworkerscompblawg.com/
Rank this Week: 4740

Florida Social Security Disability…

Florida Social Security Disability Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Expanded Use of Vocational Experts for Mental Impairment

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

    Social Security Considering Changes to Epilepsy and Multiple Sclerosis Listing

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

    Expedited Social Security for Veteran

    Expedited Social Security for Veteran
    The Social Security Administration has announced that effective March 17, 2014, it will expedited disability claims for veterans receiving VA service-connected compensation benefits and who have a rating of 100% "permanent and total"…
Rank this Week: 1653

California Comp Blog

California Comp Blog

Covers workers' compensation legal decisions.

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

    We’ve Moved!

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

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

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

    Proposed En Banc Decision May Lead to Increased Litigation

    Proposed En Banc Decision May Lead to Increased Litigation
    The Appeals Board has issued a proposed en banc decision addressing whether the original panel QME or AME must be used to address subsequent dates of injury. In Ismael Navarro v. City of Montebello, the Appeals Board proposed holding the…
Rank this Week: 4685

Lawyers for NJ Workers

Lawyers for NJ Workers

Covers workers' compensation law.

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

    NJ Supreme Court Limits Workers’ Compensation for Cardiovascular Injurie

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

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

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

    Beware of Purposely Making Misleading Statement

    Beware of Purposely Making Misleading Statement
    In the recent Workers’ Compensation decision in Neglia v. Craft Carpentry & Drywall, a New Jersey Workers’ Compensation court held that a petitioner was not entitled to medical and temporary benefits where the Court determined…
Rank this Week: 2948

New Jersey Injury Attorney Blog

New Jersey Injury Attorney Blog

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

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

    Two Women Killed in New Jersey Crash

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

    Motorcyclist Critically Injured in New Jersey Crash

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

    Preventing Bicycle Accident Injuries This Summer

    Preventing Bicycle Accident Injuries This Summer
    Summertime is a great time to get around New Jersey on your bike. You can stay fit, have fun, and save money. However, bicycling in New Jersey can prove dangerous if you are not careful. Make sure you always wear a helmet and exercise safe…
Rank this Week: 1003

Georgia Workers' Compensation…

Georgia Workers' Compensation Lawyers Blog

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

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

    Asbestos Causes Cancer of Worker in Louisiana

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

    Fracking Practices Being Investigated Due to Injured Worker

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

    Plant Explosion Injures Plywood Worker

    Plant Explosion Injures Plywood Worker
    A Texas factory was the scene of an explosion on April 28, according to this story: 7 Injured in Texas Plant Explosion, Fire. The plywood manufacturer north of Houston was the scene of the horrific fire that injured workers. It took two…
Rank this Week: 2533

Massachusetts Workers'…

Massachusetts Workers' Compensation Lawyer Blawg

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

http://www.massachusettsworkerscompensationlawyerblawg.com/
Rank this Week: 2242