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Work Comp Roundup

Work Comp Roundup

Covers workers' compensation cost containment techniques and strategies.

http://reduceyourworkerscomp.com/
  • Jul 25

    Recognize And Prevent Red Flags Of Escalated Work Comp Claim Cost

    Recognize And Prevent Red Flags Of Escalated Work Comp Claim Cost
    One of the biggest threats to an employer’s workers compensation cost is often not one bad claim, but an escalated cost an multiple claims. With that in mind, there are several ways whereby an employer can reduce the chances for leakage…
  • Jul 25

    WorkSafe Australia to Inspect Motor Vehicle Repair Businesse

    WorkSafe Australia to Inspect Motor Vehicle Repair Businesse
    Authorities in Australia are not overlooking the importance of having a safe working environment for those repairing motor vehicles.   WorkSafe said recently that it will soon undertake an inspection program to look at safety issues in…
  • Jul 24

    Communicate Your Work Comp Program So Employees Use It

    Communicate Your Work Comp Program So Employees Use It
    Having a great workers’ comp program is meaningless if your employees don’t know about it and use it. To get your employees to know about the program, you have to tell them about it, not just once. After initially delivering the…
Rank this Week: 192

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: 215

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: 276

Workers' Compensation

Workers' Compensation

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

http://workers-compensation.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 25

    World Hepatitis Day: Think again

    World Hepatitis Day: Think again
    World Hepatitis Alliance18 June 2014 -- Viral hepatitis – a group of infectious diseases known as hepatitis A, B, C, D, and E – affects millions of people worldwide, causing acute and chronic liver disease and killing close to 1.4…
  • Jul 25

    Court Orders Travelers Insurance to Pay $500 Million Asbestos Settlement

    Court Orders Travelers Insurance to Pay $500 Million Asbestos Settlement
    Tpday's post is shared from the wsj.comTravelers Cos. reported an 18% decline in second-quarter operating profit as insurance claims from wind and hail storms eroded earnings, which were below analyst estimates and a catalyst for a sharp drop…
  • Jul 25

    United Airlines' Outsourcing Jobs to Company That Pays Near-Poverty Wages Is Shameful

    United Airlines' Outsourcing Jobs to Company That Pays Near-Poverty Wages Is Shameful
    Today's post was shared by Steven Greenhouse and comes from www.huffingtonpost.com On October 1, United Airlines is planning to outsource 630 gate agent jobs at 12 airports to companies that pay near-poverty level wages. The airports affected…
Rank this Week: 291

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: 375

Workers' Compensation Watch

Workers' Compensation Watch

By Rehm, Bennet & Moore.

http://workerscompensationwatch.com/
  • Jul 24

    After the International Nutrition Building Collapse: OSHA Releases Report

    After the International Nutrition Building Collapse: OSHA Releases Report
    The International Nutrition building. I was going to write about a summary from the official OSHA news release and provide a compilation of web resources regarding the Jan. 20 International Nutrition building collapse in Omaha. This is…
  • Jul 21

    OSHA Chief: Inequality in America Is About Workplace Hazards, Too

    OSHA Chief: Inequality in America Is About Workplace Hazards, Too
    Today’s post was shared by Gelman on Workplace Injuries and comes from www.nbcnews.com W hy should I care? Why should anyone care? And where do we go from here – what is needed most for safe workplaces? The article linked to below…
  • Jul 17

    Workers’ Compensation with Rod Rehm of Truckerlawyers.com: Review America’s Truckin’ Network Podcast

    Workers’ Compensation with Rod Rehm of Truckerlawyers.com: Review America’s Truckin’ Network Podcast
    “A person’s only got one body to live with and get through life on,” said Rod Rehm of www.truckerlawyers.com. He is a workers’ compensation attorney who has worked extensively with injured truckers. Mr. Rehm recently…
Rank this Week: 403

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We…

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)

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

http://jotwell.com/
  • Jul 25

    Recognition Without Consent

    Recognition Without Consent
    Erez Aloni, Deprivative Recognition, 61 UCLA L. Rev. 1276 (2014).Carlos BallRelationship recognition has been at the center of reform efforts in family law for the last two decades. Scholars and advocates alike have focused intently on…
  • Jul 23

    Getting Specific About the Financial Security Aspects of Health Insurance

    Getting Specific About the Financial Security Aspects of Health Insurance
    Allison K. Hoffman, Health Care Spending and Financial Security After the Affordable Care Act, N.C.L. Rev. (forthcoming), available at SSRN.Amy MonahanToo often, discussions about health insurance coverage are one-dimensional, and focus…
  • Jul 22

    Empiricism and Equality: Studying Fathers’ Right

    Empiricism and Equality: Studying Fathers’ Right
    Kelly A. Behre, Digging Beneath the Equality Language: The Influence of the Fathers’ Rights Movement on Intimate Partner Violence Public Policy Debates and Family Law Reform, 21 Wm. & Mary J.  Women &…
Rank this Week: 455

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/
  • May 6

    Qualifying For Accidental Disability Retirement Benefits: The Facts Matter

    Qualifying For Accidental Disability Retirement Benefits: The Facts Matter
    Unfortunately, during the course of a law enforcement officer's career, "on and off the many officers become job" and "off the job" injuries and illnesses occured and, which ultimately lead to, disabled both on and off the job one's…
  • Apr 1

    The Current State of the Interest Arbitration Process: A Fractured System

    The Current State of the Interest Arbitration Process: A Fractured System
    In accordance with a report issued by NJ.Com, more than 40 towns and counties filed petitions to compel compulsory interest arbitration in anticipation of the expiration of what is commonly referred to as the "2% cap" law. Today, April 1,…
  • Mar 27

    Legislature To Vote On Extension Of Arbitration Cap for Police, Fire

    Legislature To Vote On Extension Of Arbitration Cap for Police, Fire
    As reported by northjersey.com, top Democratic lawmakers are rushing to extend the cap on police and firefighter pay raises that some say has helped keep property tax bills in check. But local officials say the bill expected to be voted on…
Rank this Week: 574

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: 663

DePaolo's Work Comp World

DePaolo's Work Comp World

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

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

    Restoring Faith

    Restoring Faith
    So far there have been 27 comments in the Workers' Compensation Roundtable LinkedIn Group following my post about my work "injury."That was just one work comp group and happened to be the most prolific. Plenty of other comments have been made…
  • Jul 24

    Work Comp Isn't Magical

    Work Comp Isn't Magical
    "Enchantment" means of or having a magical influence or characteristic, but New Mexico isn't sure work comp the value and relevancy of workers' compensation is so enchanting - at least not the state's agricultural industry.New Mexico farmers…
  • Jul 23

    So Long Norman

    So Long Norman
    It was announced yesterday that the head ombudsman for Texas injured workers, Norman Darwin, is going to retire this year, at the end of August.While Darwin is certainly entitled to retire - after all he is 76 years old and has been in the…
Rank this Week: 688

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: 722

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/
  • 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…
  • May 28

    New Jersey’s Weirdest Historical Tourist Attraction

    New Jersey’s Weirdest Historical Tourist Attraction
    History buffs have a lot to love in New Jersey. One of the thirteen original colonies, the state’s reputation as the “Crossroads of the American Revolution” is founded on battlefields, historical houses, and other sites…
Rank this Week: 751

Employment & Labor Insider

Employment & Labor Insider

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

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

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

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

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

    Obama’s LGBT Executive Order raises more questions than it answer
    ROBIN’S NOTE: Thanks very much to Cara Crotty, head of our Affirmative Action practice group, who allowed me to share her insights about the President’s Executive Order here on the blog. This will also be going out today via email…
  • Jul 21

    Obama signs LGBT discrimination, affirmative action order

    Obama signs LGBT discrimination, affirmative action order
    This morning President Obama signed an Executive Order amending the 1965 Executive Order 11246. President Obama’s EO prohibits discrimination and requires affirmative action by federal contractors based on sexual orientation…
Rank this Week: 825

Workers Comp Insider

Workers Comp Insider

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

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

    Health Wonk Review & More Noteworthy New

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

    Cavalcade of Risk

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

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

    3 Updates: Sheri Sangji lab death; Chilean miners; Tesora Plant explosion
    We've recently found interesting developments or updates on three stories that we've covered in the past: A settlement in criminal charges in the Sheri Sangji Lab death case; an in-depth feature on how the Chilean miners survived; and a…
Rank this Week: 909

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: 976

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: 975

Briskman Briskman & Greenberg Blog

Briskman Briskman & Greenberg Blog

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

http://www.briskmanandbriskman.com/blog/
  • Jul 25

    Cerebral Palsy Among Most Common Birth Injurie

    Cerebral Palsy Among Most Common Birth Injurie
    Cerebral palsy is one of the most common types of birth injuries, occurring about twice in every 1,000 births. The term “cerebral palsy” encompasses a number of conditions with varying symptoms. However, all types of cerebral…
  • Jul 21

    Illinois Appellate Court Affirms Police Officer’s Workers’ Comp Claim

    Illinois Appellate Court Affirms Police Officer’s Workers’ Comp Claim
    The Illinois Appellate Court has affirmed the decision of the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission — and therefore, upheld an award of benefits to a community service officer who was injured when he fell down a flight of…
  • Jul 18

    Nearly $13 million award in birth injury lawsuit

    Nearly $13 million award in birth injury lawsuit
    A Michigan woman in a birth injury lawsuit has been awarded almost $13 million by a jury. The lawsuit alleged that Genesys Regional Medical Center made mistakes during the delivery of the woman’s daughter, disfiguring the girl and…
Rank this Week: 1167

Social Security Disability Lawyer…

Social Security Disability Lawyer Blog

Covers social security disability benefits, veterans' benefits and workers' compensation law. By Stephen A. Friedman and Associates, P.C.

http://www.socialsecuritydisabilitylawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1186

LaBovick Law Group Blog

LaBovick Law Group Blog

Covers personal injury legal news.

http://www.labovick.com/blog
  • Jul 25

    Social Media Can Play A Role In Jury Selection

    Social Media Can Play A Role In Jury Selection
    How does a lawyer pick a jury?Recently the American Bar Association came out with the position paper providing lawyers ethical guidance on using social media to investigate jurors. This is not news to lawyers. We have been looking for ways to…
  • Jul 24

    July is Bladder Cancer Awareness Month

    July is Bladder Cancer Awareness Month
    July has been declared bladder cancer awareness month in Florida. Did you know that Florida has the third highest incidence of bladder cancer in the US? An estimated 74,690 adults will be diagnosed with bladder cancer in the United States.…
  • Jul 23

    Why Your Inheritance Should Not Be In A Joint Account

    Why Your Inheritance Should Not Be In A Joint Account
    Did you know that inheritances are normally exempt from equitable distribution in a divorce? Did you know that this exemption is frequently inadvertently waived when inherited funds are co-mingled with marital property? A recent Florida 4th…
Rank this Week: 1411

Attorney Client Match Blog

Attorney Client Match Blog

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

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

    Underage Drunk Driver Causes Georgia Wrong-Way Car Crash

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

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

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

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

    Discretionary Immunity and Remedies for the Motorist Injured in a Car Accident with a Police Officer
    What happens when a personal injury plaintiff wants to file a claim for injurious acts committed by an on-duty police officer? Finding a remedy in such a situation has the potential to be an extremely difficult, albeit not impossible, road to…
Rank this Week: 1323

Personal Injury Law Journal

Personal Injury Law Journal

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

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

    Wire Grill Brush Bristles: A Tiny Menace

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

    Truck and Commercial Vehicle Accident

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

    Lawyers Now Allowed to Search Social Media Sites of Juror

    Lawyers Now Allowed to Search Social Media Sites of Juror
    The American Bar Association has determined that it is ethical for lawyers to search the internet for publicly available information on citizens called for jury duty — and even jurors in deliberations. The ABA issued its report in April…
Rank this Week: 1458

Ramos Law Firm Workers' Comp Blog

Ramos Law Firm Workers' Comp Blog

Covers Georgia workers' compensation laws.

http://www.ramoslawblog.com
  • Jul 21

    What now? Injured employees being laid off

    What now? Injured employees being laid off
    Injured employees being laid off from Briggs & Stratton in McDonough, Georgia, may be entitled to workers’ compensation income benefits.  These workers will be classified in certain categories.  First, if injured Briggs…
  • Jul 21

    Selecting the best attorney for your workers’ compensation case

    Selecting the best attorney for your workers’ compensation case
    Selecting the best attorney for your workers’ compensation case will depend on number of things.  Not unlike doctors, there are many attorneys in the greater-Atlanta area.  However, not every attorney is equipped to handle…
  • Jul 16

    Changing physicians while on workers’ compensation

    Changing physicians while on workers’ compensation
    Changing physicians while you are “under workers’ compensation” can be tricky.  O.C.G.A § 34-9-200(a) requires an employer to furnish the injured employee with medical treatment which “shall be reasonably…
Rank this Week: 1348

Massachusetts Workers'…

Massachusetts Workers' Compensation Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.massachusettsworkerscompensationlawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 7

    Fatal Hazmat Incident Reported at MA Elementary School

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

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

    Boston Bridge & Steel Inc. Cited by OSHA After Worker’s Death
    Steel fabrication plant Boston Bridge & Steel Inc., was cited by the US Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety Health Organization following a worker’s death late last year. The 46-year-old man who worked at the steel…
  • Jun 25

    New Study Shows Long-Lasting Effects of Workplace Chemical

    New Study Shows Long-Lasting Effects of Workplace Chemical
    It has been a well-known fact for years that some chemicals found in certain work environments can be dangerous to an employee’s health. We know that Asbestos, for example, provided excellent fire protection for homes built in the…
Rank this Week: 1324

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/
  • 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…
  • 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…
  • Mar 4

    Two Miners Rescued after Roof Collapse in Minersville

    Two Miners Rescued after Roof Collapse in Minersville
    On Monday morning, a roof collapsed at a mine just outside of Minersville, trapping 2 miners who were later rescued. According to an article on WNEP.com, the collapse took place at the D and F Mine when part of a roof fell on the miners. The…
Rank this Week: 1405

Georgia Workers Compensation…

Georgia Workers Compensation Attorney Blog

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

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

    Study: Undocumented Workers Face Danger on the Job

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

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

    Attorneys: Lawsuit to be Filed in Fall-Related Work Accident
    There was a time when the shared dream of eight acrobats was to be star performers. Now, they say, they dream of the day when they will be able to stand up out of their wheelchairs and walk. The crew members were severely injured in a…
  • Jul 3

    Louie v. BP Exploration Inc. - Workers' Compensation for Deep Vein Thrombosis in Traveler

    Louie v. BP Exploration Inc. - Workers' Compensation for Deep Vein Thrombosis in Traveler
    It's not uncommon for employers and their insurance firms to deny legitimate Georgia workers' compensation claims by arguing the injuries were not work-related. In some cases, refuting this is more challenging than in others. Our workers'…
Rank this Week: 1571

North Carolina Workers'…

North Carolina Workers' Compensation Lawyers Blog

Covers workers' compensation procedures. By Lee Law Offices.

http://www.northcarolinaworkerscompensationlawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1544

Duncan Law Blog

Duncan Law Blog

Covers North Carolina bankruptcy and workers compensation issues.

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Can I Still Use the Mortgage Deduction On Taxes If My House is Being Paid In A Chapter 13 Bankruptcy?
    After filing Chapter 13 bankruptcy, you should confirm with your attorney whether the monthly mortgage payment is to be paid by you or the Chapter 13 bankruptcy Trustee.  Often the mortgage payment is included in your monthly Chapter 13…
Rank this Week: 1489

Wynn & Wynn Blog

Wynn & Wynn Blog

Covers injury and workers' compensation law.

http://www.wynnandwynn.com/our-blog/
  • Jul 16

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

    Product Liability: Is your vehicle at fault for an accident?
    With summer here most of us spend more time on the road, that’s why it is important to stay on top of the safety of your vehicle. If there are issues involving the safety of your vehicle the manufacturer may be liable for any damages…
  • Jul 7

    Injuries resulting from Firework

    Injuries resulting from Firework
    This past weekend was the 4th of July: This holiday can be a source of fun and entertainment, but at any moment it can turn into a disaster due to injuries resulting from the use of illegal consumer fireworks. Fireworks are extremely…
  • Jun 26

    Boating Laws And Liability

    Boating Laws And Liability
    With summer nearly into full swing, many residents in the Hyannis area will be taking to one of Massachusetts’ favorite pastimes- boating. Not only is boating viewed as a recreational activity in our area of New England, but also a…
Rank this Week: 1615

North Carolina Workers'…

North Carolina Workers' Compensation Journal

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

http://www.ncworkcompjournal.com/
  • Jul 14

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

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

    Ladder Accidents on the Rise

    Ladder Accidents on the Rise
    When my husband and I purchased our home, we immediately bought a forty-foot ladder because obviously we would be cleaning our own gutters and needed the biggest ladder possible to reach the roof. Our first attempt to use the ladder was…
  • Jul 9

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

    What’s Happening to North Carolina’s Workers’ Compensation Act? (Part II)
      In 2010 after the Republican Party took complete control of the legislature for the first time since 1898, changes to the system began. As death benefits and funeral expenses were being increased, along with an increase in wage loss…
Rank this Week: 1528

Calbom & Schwab News

Calbom & Schwab News

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

http://www.calbomschwab.com/category/news/
  • Jun 11

    How to Verify Whether You’re “Insured” to Claim Social Security Disability Benefit

    How to Verify Whether You’re “Insured” to Claim Social Security Disability Benefit
    It is important for anyone who is considering an application for Social Security disability benefits, (benefits based upon their own past earnings records) to first verify that they have “insured” status under the Social Security…
  • Jun 11

    Workers’ Compensation Benefits for Post-Injury Disabilities: A Case Study

    Workers’ Compensation Benefits for Post-Injury Disabilities: A Case Study
    If you are disabled by many causes, or disabled from working due to causes not related to your work injury, such as cancer, an illness, or an injury when not working, you may still be entitled to Full Worker’s Compensation Disability…
  • Jun 11

    Changes in Washington’s Workers’ Compensation System Can Deny You Caring Doctor

    Changes in Washington’s Workers’ Compensation System Can Deny You Caring Doctor
    I just finished a file review of a client, and every time the family doctor rejected the opinions of the panel examiners for the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries (L&I), he was challenged by the claims manager as well as…
Rank this Week: 1637

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: 1600

New York Civil Service Attorney…

New York Civil Service Attorney Law Blog

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

http://civilservice.sheerinlaw.com/
  • Jul 25

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

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

    Article 78 versus ECB granted

    Article 78 versus ECB granted
     After an ECB hearing 50 West Realty Company LP was fined $500 for changing its building to a use inconsistent with its 1992 CO.  The company filed an Article 78 to appeal.   An Article 78 filed for a decision after a hearing…
  • Mar 7

    Disqualification for Education and Work Experience Reversed

    Disqualification for Education and Work Experience Reversed
     Candidate for the position of Stationary Engineer (Electric) was disqualified in February 2011 due to being educated abroad and lack of work experience.  His Appeal for Manifest Error was denied in March of 2011. In October of…
Rank this Week: 1746

Pennsylvania Labor and Employment…

Pennsylvania Labor and Employment Blog

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

http://www.palaborandemploymentblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1815

Comp Wonk

Comp Wonk

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

http://compwonk.com
  • Jul 22

    2014 Super Lawyers | Law Office of Thomas Mottaz

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

    Changes to the Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Law

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

    Changes to the Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Law

    Changes to the Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Law
    The Minnesota Worker’s Compensation statute underwent substantial revision during the past legislative session. Most of the statutory changes will take effect October 1, 2013. The following is a short summary that outlines the main…
Rank this Week: 1795

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: 1721

Florida's Workers' Compensation…

Florida's Workers' Compensation Lawyer Blog

By Law Offices of Franks, Koenig & Neuwelt.

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

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

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

    Can I Settle My Florida Workers' Compensation Case?

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

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

    Workers' Compensation Injuries in Florida: What Do You Mean Preexisting?
    In Florida, the laws are written in such a fashion that allows workers' compensation doctors to say that the need for treatment following an accident is not the injury itself, but rather a preexisting injury or condition. The problem is that…
Rank this Week: 1692

Miami Personal Injury Attorney…

Miami Personal Injury Attorney Blog

Covers Florida car accident, product liability and workers compensation news. By Ruth E. Johnson.

http://www.miamipersonalinjuryattorneyblog.com/
  • Dec 13

    Florida's Texting and Driving Laws: Will They Prevent Accidents?

    Florida's Texting and Driving Laws: Will They Prevent Accidents?
    A 2009 motor vehicle accident statistics report by the Florida Department of Transportation showed that 5,474 people were killed in motor vehicle accidents due to texting while driving, and another 448,000 were injured. In response to these…
  • Nov 14

    Are Trucks More Dangerous than Cars?

    Are Trucks More Dangerous than Cars?
    Automobiles today are the safest and easiest to drive they have ever been, with traffic fatalities in the U.S. dropping every year. This is great news, but trucks are still being found to be less safe than cars. Trucks (including SUVs)…
  • Aug 25

    Pedestrian accidents caused by texting - food for thought

    Pedestrian accidents caused by texting - food for thought
    We live in a technological era. There is simply no turning back. And with the use and overuse of cell phones, tablets and other portable communication devices, comes also the reactionary restriction by lawmakers. In Florida a new bill will…
Rank this Week: 1798

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: 1854

Washington Workers' Advisor

Washington Workers' Advisor

Covers workers compensation law. By The Causey Law Firm.

http://workersadvisor.com/
  • Jul 24

    Will Workers’ Compensation Adapt to “On Demand” Employment

    Will Workers’ Compensation Adapt to “On Demand” Employment
    Today’s post was shared by Gelman on Workplace Injuries and comes from recode.net What happens as machines and artificial intelligence push humans out of the workforce? It’s one of the more important problems of our time —…
  • Jul 21

    States Lead On Minimum Wage. Is Congress Listening?

    States Lead On Minimum Wage. Is Congress Listening?
    Today’s post was shared by US Labor Department and comes from social.dol.gov Congress is back in session this week, and if members have been listening to their constituents they will move quickly to raise the federal minimum wage, which…
  • Jul 17

    Workers’ Comp Covers Work-Related Motor Vehicle Accident

    Workers’ Comp Covers Work-Related Motor Vehicle Accident
    Today’s post comes from guest author Todd Bennett, from Rehm, Bennett & Moore. Do you drive a company vehicle as part of your job? Many find themselves in the situation where they travel regularly, or on a special errand from time…
Rank this Week: 2064

Iowa Workers' Compensation Law

Iowa Workers' Compensation Law

By Paul McAndrew Law Firm.

http://iowaworkcomplaw.com/
  • Jul 24

    Patient Access To Physicians Notes: An Experiment of Psychological Importance

    Patient Access To Physicians Notes: An Experiment of Psychological Importance
    Today’s post was shared by Gelman on Workplace Injuries and comes from well.blogs.nytimes.com Photo Today’s post is shared from the NYTimes.com  What would happen if all workers’ compensation patients had access to all…
  • Jul 21

    Workers’ Comp Covers Work-Related Motor Vehicle Accident

    Workers’ Comp Covers Work-Related Motor Vehicle Accident
    Today’s post comes from guest author Todd Bennett, from Rehm, Bennett & Moore. Do you drive a company vehicle as part of your job? Many find themselves in the situation where they travel regularly, or on a special errand from time…
  • Jul 17

    Bad Time to be a Disability Lawyer

    Bad Time to be a Disability Lawyer
    Today’s post comes from guest author Thomas Domer, from The Domer Law Firm. I passed through Customs after a trip to Europe this week and explained to the Customs official that I represented injured workers.  His first comment to…
Rank this Week: 2083

Phillips & Associates Blog

Phillips & Associates Blog

Covers Oklahoma criminal and personal injury law.

http://oklahoma-criminal-defense.com/blog/
  • Jul 24

    Man Sentenced for Rape of Classmates at Tulsa Convention

    Man Sentenced for Rape of Classmates at Tulsa Convention
    More than two years ago, we brought you the story of Brandon Brady, then a 19-year-old student with the High Plains Technology Center in Woodward. Brady had accompanied several special needs classmates on an overnight field trip to a Skills…
  • Jul 22

    Assault and Battery and Destruction of Property

    Assault and Battery and Destruction of Property
    DISMISSED
  • Jul 21

    Intoxicated Man Arrested for Lewd Acts at OKC Apartment Complex

    Intoxicated Man Arrested for Lewd Acts at OKC Apartment Complex
    An Oklahoma City man with a record of drunken run-ins with police was arrested over the weekend after allegedly harassing young girls at a local apartment complex. Police were called to the Knight Lake Apartments near Rockwell and Wilshire…
Rank this Week: 1942

Missouri Workers Compensation…

Missouri Workers Compensation Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.missouriworkerscompensationlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2165

Missouri Injury Lawyers Blog

Missouri Injury Lawyers Blog

Covers workers compensation and personal injury law. By Michael J. Sudekum.

http://www.missouriinjurylawyers-blog.com/
  • Jun 25

    Is it legal for a city to ban adults from texting and driving?

    Is it legal for a city to ban adults from texting and driving?
    Some cities think so. Some cities think not. While Missouri law prohibits drivers under 21 from texting and driving, an adult over the age of 21 is free to text, drive and be distracted on the road. Not satisfied with this result, three…
  • Jun 24

    More Traffic Tickets = Higher Insurance

    More Traffic Tickets = Higher Insurance
    In the obvious news category of the day, a recent article in St. Louis Post Dispatch notes that traffic tickets have a direct impact on the rates you pay for insurance. More interestingly though, the article contains contain information…
  • Apr 5

    Pharmaceutical Update

    Pharmaceutical Update
    I spent April 3-4, 2014 in Houston at the Texas Trial Lawyers Association at their Second Annual Pharmaceutical Conference and Medical Device Seminar. Some of the topics relevant to our clients include: - Testosterone Therapy Litigation -…
Rank this Week: 2179

Workers' Law Watch

Workers' Law Watch

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

http://workerslawwatch.com/
  • Jun 23

    Transforming Apprenticeships for the 21st Century

    Transforming Apprenticeships for the 21st Century
    UPS apprenticeship Today’s post was shared by US Dept. of Labor and comes from social.dol.gov On Wednesday, President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden visited Pennsylvania to announce new actions to enhance job-driven training across…
  • Jun 19

    Summer Means Safety Reminders for Teen Worker

    Summer Means Safety Reminders for Teen Worker
    Today’s post comes from guest author Kit Case, from Causey Law Firm. L&I urges workplace safety for teens as summer hiring season nears Teens are gearing up to search for summer jobs and the Washington State Department of Labor…
  • Jun 16

    Occupational Disease: New Cancer Study and Firefighter

    Occupational Disease: New Cancer Study and Firefighter
    Today’s post comes from guest author Thomas Domer, from The Domer Law Firm. Worker’s compensation has provided benefits or coverage for occupational diseases for generations.  In Wisconsin an occupational disease is one…
Rank this Week: 2108

Florida Social Security Disability…

Florida Social Security Disability Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.floridaworkerscompensationlawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 15

    Social Security Considering Changes to Epilepsy and Multiple Sclerosis Listing

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

    Expedited Social Security for Veteran

    Expedited Social Security for Veteran
    The Social Security Administration has announced that effective March 17, 2014, it will expedited disability claims for veterans receiving VA service-connected compensation benefits and who have a rating of 100% "permanent and total"…
  • Feb 27

    Veterans Receive Expedited Social Security Processing

    Veterans Receive Expedited Social Security Processing
    The Social Security Administration has announced that it has instituted a new policy aimed at speeding up applications of wounded warriors. The new process applies only to Veterans who were injured after October 1, 2001. Veterans…
Rank this Week: 1886