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Injury Law Blog

Injury Law Blog

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

http://www.injurylawyerblog.center/
  • Feb 24

    Factory Worker's Arm Severed in Accident

    Factory Worker's Arm Severed in Accident
    A 40-year-old factory employee lost his arm yesterday morning in a work accident. The factory is located in Bridgeport on Chicago's South Side. The man was taken to Stroger Hospital in critical condition. Work accident lawyers at Pintas &…
  • Feb 17

    Why Surgeons Defend the Power Morcellator

    Why Surgeons Defend the Power Morcellator
    A surgical device used in hysterectomies, myomectomies and other gynecological procedures is now linked to aggressive and fatal uterine cancer. The device, called a power morcellator, has been banned my top hospitals throughout the country…
  • Feb 16

    Some Doctors Untrained with Mirena, IUD

    Some Doctors Untrained with Mirena, IUD
    Intrauterine devices, or IUDs, have become the most popular reversible form of birth control in the world. This is despite massive lawsuits, subpar research, bad press, and the improper training for doctors. The Mirena lawyers at Pintas &…
Rank this Week: 324

Work Comp Roundup

Work Comp Roundup

Covers workers' compensation cost containment techniques and strategies.

http://reduceyourworkerscomp.com/
  • Feb 27

    Washington State L&I Cites BusinessAfter Worker’s Death

    Washington State L&I Cites BusinessAfter Worker’s Death
    The death of an employee at one business in the Pacific Northwest has meant significant ramifications for one business owner.   The Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) has cited an Everett company for multiple safety…
  • Feb 26

    ADA and Return-to-Work Best Practices Webinar / Tues Mar 24 @ 11am EDT

    ADA and Return-to-Work Best Practices Webinar / Tues Mar 24 @ 11am EDT
    On Tues March 24 @ 11am EDT, prepare for a surprise or two as a group of experts discuss how some common practices in workers’ compensation violate both the spirit and the law of the ADA, as amended in 2009.   The webinar will…
  • Feb 26

    British Businessman Fined for Safety Failure

    British Businessman Fined for Safety Failure
    A Sheffield, Great Britain businessman has been fined after he failed to heed warnings from safety experts to properly guard dangerous machinery.   Peter Herring, who trades as A W Parish in Princess Street, was prosecuted by the Health…
Rank this Week: 400

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/
  • Feb 27

    Health Wonk Review & a roundup of other noteworthy new

    Health Wonk Review & a roundup of other noteworthy new
    David Williams has posted Health Wonk Review: Happy 10th anniversary edition at Health Business Blog. There's a great crop of articles - plus, kudos to David, he is celebrating his 10-year blogging anniversary. If you're interested in the…
  • Feb 26

    WCRI, Inside Baseball in California, Patient Records in New Jersey and Who's Managing What Care

    WCRI, Inside Baseball in California, Patient Records in New Jersey and Who's Managing What Care
    The WCRI Annual Issues and Research Conference gets underway a week from today in Boston. The conference and Lynch Ryan are each in their 31st year, but, truth to tell, the first WCRI conference could have been held in a telephone booth (not…
  • Feb 23

    Peter Rousmaniere's Seismic Shifts in Workers' Comp: A Thought-Provoking Call To Arm

    Peter Rousmaniere's Seismic Shifts in Workers' Comp: A Thought-Provoking Call To Arm
    In the mid-1980s, workers' compensation underwent a management revolution. Until then, employers bought insurance policies, and when injuries occurred passed the baton to their carriers. Then they went back to making widgets trusting that the…
Rank this Week: 418

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: 373

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/
  • Feb 27

    Making Cost Sharing Fairer and More Effective

    Making Cost Sharing Fairer and More Effective
    Christopher T. Robertson, Scaling Cost-Sharing to Wages: How Employers Can Reduce Health Spending and Provide Greater Economic Security, 14 Yale J. Health Pol’y L. & Ethics 239 (2014), available at SSRN.David OrentlicherWhile many…
  • Feb 25

    Judicial Competition for Case Filings in Civil Litigation

    Judicial Competition for Case Filings in Civil Litigation
    Daniel Klerman & Greg Reilly, Forum Selling, USC Center for Law and Social Science Research Papers Series No. CLASS14-35, available at SSRN.Allan ErbsenScholars have extensively explored how outcomes in civil litigation can hinge on an…
  • Feb 24

    Getting Theoretical About Judge Posner’s Legal Pragmatism (Thanks to John Dewey) and the Implications for Constitutional Interpretation

    Getting Theoretical About Judge Posner’s Legal Pragmatism (Thanks to John Dewey) and the Implications for Constitutional Interpretation
    Michael Sullivan & Daniel J. Solove, Radical Pragmatism, in The Cambridge Companion to Pragmatism 324 (Alan Malachowski ed., 2013), available at SSRN.Mark KendeConstitutional interpretation debates generally do not focus on legal…
Rank this Week: 449

New Jersey Employment Law Blog

New Jersey Employment Law Blog

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

http://employment.lawfirmnewjersey.com/
  • Feb 23

    NJ Supreme Court, In a Rare Move, Cuts Back on Employee Rights in Sexual Harassment Case

    NJ Supreme Court, In a Rare Move, Cuts Back on Employee Rights in Sexual Harassment Case
    One of the recurring themes of this blog has been to emphasize NJ's pride of place as a jurisdiction in which the employment rights of employees are zealously protected, to a greater degree than nearly any other state in the country.…
  • Feb 4

    How to Give Your Employees FMLA Rights That the Law Does Not Confer

    How to Give Your Employees FMLA Rights That the Law Does Not Confer
    We harp constantly at our business clients to keep their employee handbooks short and simple. There are dangers to saying more than you should.  The KISS rule (Keep It Simple, Stupid) should be the default position when it comes to…
  • Jan 19

    5 HR Errors that Leave Companies Exposed to Litigation

    5 HR Errors that Leave Companies Exposed to Litigation
    These 5 common business errors that make defending an employment lawsuit harder come from the California Employment Law Report, and they are as true on the east coast as the west. In our experience, smaller and middle sized businesses…
Rank this Week: 777

South Carolina Injury Lawyer Blog

South Carolina Injury Lawyer Blog

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Late Night Drunk Driving Accident Involving Two Dallas Cowboy

    Late Night Drunk Driving Accident Involving Two Dallas Cowboy
    As BIG football fans, your South Carolina accident lawyers at Howell and Christmas, LLC have posted numerous articles concerning America's most watched sport. Until now, however, posts have dealt primarily with player safety on the field;…
Rank this Week: 801

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: 706

LaBovick Law Group Blog

LaBovick Law Group Blog

Covers personal injury legal news.

http://www.labovick.com/blog
  • Feb 27

    Last Year’s Automobile Recalls Continue into 2015

    Last Year’s Automobile Recalls Continue into 2015
    It looks like the automobile industry hasn’t gotten over its rough year. Last year GM had several sets of recalls that included millions of cars with faulty ignition starters.  Unfortunately this was only the start of the…
  • Feb 26

    Dangers of Nighttime Driving

    Dangers of Nighttime Driving
    There have been several studies showing that the frequency of accidents increase during the night.  This is easy to understand with the lack of natural light and headlights shining too brightly into a drivers eyes.  However, light…
  • Feb 24

    What Is The Process For A Demand Letter In A PIP Case?

    What Is The Process For A Demand Letter In A PIP Case?
    As a distinguished health care provider, demand letters are a tricky component of your practice. Demand letter litigation is unclear, vague and inconsistent. A demand letter is an intermediary of sorts, a document that serves to announce what…
Rank this Week: 907

Workers' Compensation

Workers' Compensation

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

http://workers-compensation.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 26

    Supreme Court upholds Kubota liability in asbestos death case

    Supreme Court upholds Kubota liability in asbestos death case
    Today's post is shared from japantimes.com/The Supreme Court has upheld a ruling that found asbestos used at a Kubota Corp. plant caused fatal mesothelioma in a man who lived near the plant and ordered the company to pay ¥31.9 million in…
  • Feb 26

    Sick Leave Should Be Accessible to All

    Sick Leave Should Be Accessible to All
    Today's post comes from guest author Emily Wray Stander, from Rehm, Bennett & Moore.Amid the debate about flu and immunizations and preventable diseases lurks a societal problem that’s getting more attention lately and directly…
  • Feb 26

    The Growing Industrial Accident Complex

    The Growing Industrial Accident Complex
    Who is to blame for the rapidly developing problems/changes with workers' compensation programs? These issues are generating reforms that are transforming the work related social insurance remedial system into a completely different benefit…
Rank this Week: 822

Workers' Compensation Watch

Workers' Compensation Watch

By Rehm, Bennet & Moore.

http://workerscompensationwatch.com/
  • Feb 26

    NPR: Brain Affects Pain

    NPR: Brain Affects Pain
    Pain and chronic pain is a topic that many of our clients experience as a reality every day. This fairly recent National Public Radio report gives more details about what some of the research shows in reference to the brain and pain. Although…
  • Feb 23

    Norfolk, Nebraska, Manufacturer Cited by OSHA with 15 Safety Violation

    Norfolk, Nebraska, Manufacturer Cited by OSHA with 15 Safety Violation
    Today’s blog post is information that comes from a news release at the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Here’s a link to the original news release. I found this release from…
  • Feb 19

    Why CNAs and Home Health Aides Should Care about the Fight over a Federal Regulation

    Why CNAs and Home Health Aides Should Care about the Fight over a Federal Regulation
    A U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., recently struck down a federal regulation that would mandate that home health aides are paid the minimum wage and paid overtime under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Though the decision…
Rank this Week: 926

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/
Rank this Week: 865

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/
  • Feb 27

    It Works Out

    It Works Out
    Nicolas Mercado will get his home modifications.Bully for Mercado. And good for CIGA.The California Insurance Guarantee Association has withdrawn its petition for review from the 2nd Appellate District, telling the court that that it was able…
  • Feb 26

    Bad Faith Followup

    Bad Faith Followup
    A couple days ago I asked whether workers' compensation claims payers should be subject to "bad faith" civil liability, or whether the cloak of exclusive remedy that employers and workers bargained for should also cover those tasked with…
  • Feb 25

    Who's To Blame?

    Who's To Blame?
    I was talking to a physician friend of mine yesterday.I know - the first thing in your mind is that you didn't know I had any friends and second question is why, assuming I did have friends, a smart guy like a doctor would talk to me.Those…
Rank this Week: 1211

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/
  • Feb 26

    Looking Forward, Looking Back

    Looking Forward, Looking Back
    Today’s post was shared by US Labor Department and comes from blog.dol.gov There are some days you’ll never forget, and for me, today is one of them. It’s my last day as assistant secretary of labor for disability…
  • Feb 19

    Workers’ Compensation Medicare Set-Aside Accounts and Supplemental Coverage

    Workers’ Compensation Medicare Set-Aside Accounts and Supplemental Coverage
    When an injured worker is a Medicare beneficiary due to age or disability, a Workers’ Compensation Medicare Set-Aside (WCMSA) account will often be required as part of a settlement  of their workers’ compensation claim. …
  • Feb 16

    Are You Misclassifying Your Workers and Committing A Fraud?

    Are You Misclassifying Your Workers and Committing A Fraud?
    To avoid misclassifying your workers follow these tips: Don’t make assumptions. If you are a business owner you should consult a tax professional and an attorney to ensure you are complying with IRS and labor laws when hiring staff or…
Rank this Week: 1233

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/
  • Feb 16

    Mom Connects Her Son’s Suicide with His Participation in Youth Football League 15 Years Earlier

    Mom Connects Her Son’s Suicide with His Participation in Youth Football League 15 Years Earlier
    Earlier this month in Wisconsin, the mother of a 25-year-old man who took his own life back in 2012 filed a lawsuit against a youth football league, alleging that the brain damage her son sustained while playing for the league led to myriad…
  • Feb 9

    Former Professional Wrestlers Sue League over Brain Damage

    Former Professional Wrestlers Sue League over Brain Damage
    Several former professional wrestlers in the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) league have sued the league over allegations that the league was negligent in protecting the safety of wrestlers during televised matches. According to one…
  • Feb 2

    Barroom Brawl Leads to 400k Jury Verdict in Plaintiff’s Favor

    Barroom Brawl Leads to 400k Jury Verdict in Plaintiff’s Favor
    Earlier this year, the Supreme Court of Rhode Island upheld a jury’s verdict in a premises liability case that stemmed from a bar fight that left one man seriously injured. According to court documents, the fight occurred back in…
Rank this Week: 1061

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/
  • Dec 22

    Drive Safely This Winter With Holiday Travel Tip

    Drive Safely This Winter With Holiday Travel Tip
    Whether or not you'll be home for Christmas, the holiday season is always a busy travel time. This year is slated to be even busier than usual. Due to the improving economy and the low price of gas, AAA predicts that 2014 will have the…
  • Dec 16

    Takata Airbag Recalls Continue to Expand

    Takata Airbag Recalls Continue to Expand
    For months now, the Takata airbag recall has been making headlines. So far, the faulty airbags have been responsible for five deaths and hundreds of injuries around the world. Currently over 20 million vehicles have been recalled worldwide,…
  • Nov 7

    2016 Trial Date Set for Deadly GM Defects: Faulty Ignition Switch the Culprit in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Suit

    2016 Trial Date Set for Deadly GM Defects: Faulty Ignition Switch the Culprit in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Suit
    Some would say this has been a hard year for auto giant General Motors. Times have been even more difficult, however, for those consumers directly affected by the series of safety issues that have plagued the company, caused car accidents and…
Rank this Week: 1238

Meuser & Associates, P.A.,…

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

Covers workers' compensation law in Minnesota.

http://meuserlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 25

    PERA Police and Fire Plan Duty Disability Age and Service Limitation

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

    Pain and Suffering and MN Workers' Compensation

    Pain and Suffering and MN Workers' Compensation
    How much will my employer have to pay me for the pain and suffering I’ve had to endure because of my work injury? Nothing, unfortunately. While Minnesota workers’ compensation provides a variety of benefits, including…
  • Feb 11

    What is a Stipulation Status Conference? MN Workers' Compensation Proceeding

    What is a Stipulation Status Conference? MN Workers' Compensation Proceeding
    My workers’ compensation case settled. I received Notice of a Stipulation Status Conference from the Office of Administrative Hearings. What is this? A Stipulation Status Conference is an informal conference scheduled by the…
Rank this Week: 999

Illinois Workers Compensation…

Illinois Workers Compensation Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Work related rotator cuff tear

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

    Illinois Labor Update

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

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

    Illinois courts awards a portion of MSA funding to ex-wife
    The Illinois Appellate Court ruled that the funds in a Medicare set-aside (MSA) are part of a workers' compensation settlement thereby allowing an ex-wife to a portion of the MSA. The claimant was injured in a work accident in 2008. He…
Rank this Week: 1090

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/
  • Feb 27

    Staying Safe When Driving Alone

    Staying Safe When Driving Alone
    Driving alone is a fact of life, whether you are running errands, heading to classes, or simply going for a drive along the coast. When you don’t have passengers, however, you may be more at risk of certain crimes, such as muggings or…
  • Feb 24

    Beach Safety Tip

    Beach Safety Tip
    Miami and surrounding areas have some of the most beautiful beaches in the country. Each year, residents and visitors alike flock to these beaches in order to enjoy themselves. While most beachgoers leave with a suntan and some great…
  • Feb 19

    Safety Tips to Help Tourists Avoid Injury in Miami and Florida

    Safety Tips to Help Tourists Avoid Injury in Miami and Florida
    Each year, tourists arrive in Miami and the rest of South Florid to enjoy our state beaches, climate, and sun. While South Florida is a safe place to travel and while the state takes significant precautions to keep tourists and residents…
Rank this Week: 1574

New Jersey Public Safety Officers…

New Jersey Public Safety Officers Law Blog

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

http://www.njpublicsafetyofficers.com/
Rank this Week: 1654

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/
  • Feb 20

    Cold Injuries On The Job

    Cold Injuries On The Job
    With temperatures well below zero across much of Pennsylvania, most people are staying inside to keep warm and beat the weather. However, for many workers in PA this isn’t possible when they have to work. There are plenty of jobs that…
  • Feb 10

    Store In Mechanicsburg Faces Charges For Operating Without Workers’ Compensation Insurance

    Store In Mechanicsburg Faces Charges For Operating Without Workers’ Compensation Insurance
    On The Run Mart Inc., a convenience store in Mechanicsburg PA, is facing charges for operating almost two years without having any workers’ compensation insurance for their employees. The Vice President of the company, Sultan Bhatti,…
  • Feb 6

    Worker Injuries Cause Ashley Furniture To Be Fined $1.76 Million

    Worker Injuries Cause Ashley Furniture To Be Fined $1.76 Million
    The Ashley Furniture Plant in Wisconsin has had over 1000 injuries in the last 3.5 years leading to a heavy investigation by The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The investigation has led to the company being fined $1.76…
Rank this Week: 1385

Course and Scope

Course and Scope

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

http://aspelllaw.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 17

    Mental Distress: We Continue to follow this important issue in Connecticut Worker's Compensation

    Mental Distress: We Continue to follow this important issue in Connecticut Worker's Compensation
    FROM CTNEWSJUNKIE.COM Two bills under consideration this legislative session seek to expand the state’s workers’ compensation law to cover those who suffer severe mental or emotional distress after witnessing extreme workplace…
  • Feb 17

    Updates to Connecticut Worker's Comp Medical Fee Schedule

    Updates to Connecticut Worker's Comp Medical Fee Schedule
    WCC Official Hospital and Ambulatory Surgical Center Fee Schedule Memorandum - December 31, 2014 MEMORANDUM NO. 2014-06 TO: WCC Commissioners, Facility Fee Schedule Core Committee Members, District Administrators, Advisory Board, Legal…
  • Feb 17

    Uber, Lyft and Worker's Compensation

    Uber, Lyft and Worker's Compensation
    By Robert Wilson at workerscompensation.com. Two separate lawsuits seeking to define drivers as employees rather than independent contractors could end up forcing ride sharing services like Uber and Lyft to start providing workers’…
Rank this Week: 1720

Alabama Workers' Comp Blog

Alabama Workers' Comp Blog

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

http://www.alabamaworkerscompblawg.com/
  • Feb 16

    Alabama Supreme Court Reverses Court of Appeals and Reinstates Permanent Total Disability Award

    Alabama Supreme Court Reverses Court of Appeals and Reinstates Permanent Total Disability Award
      On January 30, 2015, the Supreme Court of Alabama reversed the Alabama Court of Appeals’ ruling in Madison Academy, Inc. v. Hanvey.  The Supreme Court granted the employee’s Petition for Writ of Certiorari to review…
  • Feb 10

    Alabama Governor Signs HB-107, Raising Maximum Burial Expense

    Alabama Governor Signs HB-107, Raising Maximum Burial Expense
    As previously reported here, the Alabama Legislature passed HB-107 last year, increasing the maximum burial expenses an employer may be liable for from $3,000 to $6,500. Governor Bentley recently signed HB-107 into law. As a result,…
  • Jan 26

    It is Time to Join the Alabama Workers Compensation Organization

    It is Time to Join the Alabama Workers Compensation Organization
    Do not forget to submit your 2015 Membership Application.@Applications must be postmarked by February 27th in order to attend the Spring Conference at no charge. If you want to pay your membership fee via credit card, simply indicate that…
Rank this Week: 1274

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/
  • Feb 2

    Preventing Workplace Slip and Fall Accident

    Preventing Workplace Slip and Fall Accident
    Slip and fall accidents and injuries increase in the winter, especially in the snowy and icy New Jersey weather. Workers are not immune to the increased risk, whether they work indoors or out. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, most…
  • Jan 5

    Protect Yourself from Winter Weather Slip and Fall Accidents in New Jersey

    Protect Yourself from Winter Weather Slip and Fall Accidents in New Jersey
    The winter weather in New Jersey opens up the prospect of sledding, skiing, building snow forts, and other exciting adventures for the whole family. Yet a day of fun – or even a day at work – can turn into a tragedy in an instant…
  • Dec 8

    Fair Haven Councilman Killed in Bicycle Accident

    Fair Haven Councilman Killed in Bicycle Accident
    Fair Haven Councilman Jerome Koch, 63, suffered fatal injuries when a car struck his bicycle. According to an NJ.com news report, the fatal bicycle accident occurred on River Road near Elm Place in Fair Haven. He was pronounced dead the day…
Rank this Week: 1651

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: 1484

Quad Cities Injury Lawyers

Quad Cities Injury Lawyers

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

http://qcinjurylawyers.wordpress.com
  • Jan 7

    New Iowa laws help car accident victims get a fair trial

    New Iowa laws help car accident victims get a fair trial
    Originally posted on Iowa Car Accident Law and Facts:Happy New Year! One of the interesting things we see each new year are the new laws that go into effect. The State of Iowa adopted some new rules for smaller…
  • Jan 7

    New Iowa laws help car accident victims get a fair trial

    New Iowa laws help car accident victims get a fair trial
    Originally posted on Iowa Car Accident Law and Facts:Happy New Year! One of the interesting things we see each new year are the new laws that go into effect. The State of Iowa adopted some new rules for smaller…
  • May 15

    440,000 People Die from Medical Errors in Hospitals Every Year

    440,000 People Die from Medical Errors in Hospitals Every Year
    I’ve been doing this long enough that articles like this one from Consumer Reports don’t surprise me anymore. The number of deaths from preventable medical errors is astonishing. That’s why we do what we do. Quite frankly,…
Rank this Week: 1473

Michigan Workers' Compensation Law

Michigan Workers' Compensation Law

Covers workers compensation law in Michigan. By Ronald W. Ryan.

http://michcomplaw.typepad.com/michcomplaw/
Rank this Week: 1428

Ramos Law Firm Workers' Comp Blog

Ramos Law Firm Workers' Comp Blog

Covers Georgia workers' compensation laws.

http://www.ramoslawblog.com
  • Feb 27

    Super Lawyers 2015

    Super Lawyers 2015
    We’re proud to announce that attorney Bryan Ramos has b […] The post Super Lawyers 2015 appeared first on Ramos Law Firm.
  • Feb 24

    Falls in Icy Parking Lot

    Falls in Icy Parking Lot
    We’re gearing up for icy weather again here in the metr […] The post Falls in Icy Parking Lots appeared first on Ramos Law Firm.
  • Feb 20

    Automotive plants and repetitive motion injuries.

    Automotive plants and repetitive motion injuries.
    Workers in automotive plants such as the Kia plant in W […] The post Automotive plants and repetitive motion injuries. appeared first on Ramos Law Firm.
Rank this Week: 2559

Personal Injury Law Journal

Personal Injury Law Journal

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

http://www.personalinjurylawjournal.com/
  • Feb 27

    Workers’ Compensation Case Law Update

    Workers’ Compensation Case Law Update
    In 2014, the Camden County Bar Association’s Workers’ Compensation Committee presented a seminar on the topic of commuting injuries in workers’ compensation cases.  As co-chair of this committee, I was one of the…
  • Feb 26

    Hurt at Work? Be Careful What You Post Online

    Hurt at Work? Be Careful What You Post Online
    If you have been injured at work and suffered a permanent injury, what you put on the internet can hurt your attempts to obtain medical treatment, out of work benefits, and even a settlement for your injuries. Insurance carriers are using the…
  • Feb 23

    Top Ten Causes of Workplace Injury

    Top Ten Causes of Workplace Injury
    A recent article in Insurance Journal lists the top 10 causes of workplace injuries based on 2012 Liberty Mutual claims data for injuries lasting six or more days. The ranking is based on total workers’ compensation costs but it is…
Rank this Week: 2500

Briskman Briskman & Greenberg Blog

Briskman Briskman & Greenberg Blog

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

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

    Jury awards $8.45 million to boy with cerebral palsy in birth injury lawsuit

    Jury awards $8.45 million to boy with cerebral palsy in birth injury lawsuit
    A jury in a birth injury case awarded $8.45 million to a boy who suffered severe injuries after an eight-minute delay in inserting a breathing tube. The jury found that medical personnel at Northeast Georgia Medical Center did not follow the…
  • Feb 26

    Outdated safety standards may actually prevent safety advancement

    Outdated safety standards may actually prevent safety advancement
    New advancements have been made in auto headlight technology, but some systems are unavailable in the United States because 45-year-old lighting safety standards do not allow for them. Nighttime driving can be dangerous simply because it is…
  • Feb 25

    NHTSA nominee wants to make better use of data

    NHTSA nominee wants to make better use of data
    In a Senate committee hearing, Mark Rosekind, President Obama’s choice to lead the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), said that the agency needs greater resources to keep up with consumer complaints and better tools…
Rank this Week: 2387

North Carolina Workers'…

North Carolina Workers' Compensation Lawyers Blog

Covers workers' compensation procedures. By Lee Law Offices.

http://www.northcarolinaworkerscompensationlawyersblog.com/
  • Feb 26

    Lambdin v. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. - Job-Related Hearing Loss Compensated

    Lambdin v. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. - Job-Related Hearing Loss Compensated
    Workers' compensation law in each state has a fairly straightforward method for how certain permanent disabilities should be rated and compensated. For example, if your left hand is permanently injured but the injury is not severe, you may be…
  • Feb 24

    L & L Enterprises v. Arellano - Worker Legal Resident Status Irrelevant

    L & L Enterprises v. Arellano - Worker Legal Resident Status Irrelevant
    Some employers hire workers whose resident status and right to work in the U.S. is in question do so because they assume the worker will be far less likely to file a workers' compensation claim in the event of an injury. They rely on the…
  • Feb 22

    Silva v. Lowes - Penalties, Fees and Other Awards in Workers' Compensation Claim

    Silva v. Lowes - Penalties, Fees and Other Awards in Workers' Compensation Claim
    In making a North Carolina workers' compensation claim, the primary issue is typically securing benefits. Beyond that, there may be additional compensation for late payments, attorney's fees and other expenses. These expenses can add up to a…
Rank this Week: 2577

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/
  • Feb 24

    Social Security Judges Allowance Rates Are Falling

    Social Security Judges Allowance Rates Are Falling
    Recent reports by the Social Security Administration Officer of Inspector General, examined decisions issued by Social Security Judges with high dispositions and high allowance rates and also those with low allowance rates. These reports…
  • Dec 1

    Most Americans Willing to Pay More to Fix Social Security

    Most Americans Willing to Pay More to Fix Social Security
    A new study by the National Academy of Social Insurance, finds that a majority of Americans polled, favor paying more for Social Security, in order to insure the solvency of the program. The opinions expressed in the survey were equally true…
  • Oct 20

    To Opt Out or Not from Video Social Security Hearing

    To Opt Out or Not from Video Social Security Hearing
    In an effort to streamline and expedite the wait for Social Security Disability hearings, the Social Security Administration has expanded use of remote video hearings before Administrative Law Judges. The result is that a Social Security…
Rank this Week: 1997

Petro Cohen Petro Matarazzo Blog

Petro Cohen Petro Matarazzo Blog

Covers workers compensation law.

http://www.petrocohen.com/blog/
  • Feb 24

    Legal Remedies for the Emotional Effects of a Dog Bite

    Legal Remedies for the Emotional Effects of a Dog Bite
    Suffering injuries in a vicious dog attack can be a traumatic experience. From the fear of imminent danger to living with the permanent damage caused by the attack, there are numerous ways that dog bite injuries can leave a lasting ……
  • Feb 19

    New Jersey Statute of Limitations and Workers’ Compensation Claim

    New Jersey Statute of Limitations and Workers’ Compensation Claim
    The overall number of incidents of workplace injuries and fatalities has decreased over the past few years. Despite an employer’s legal obligation to keep employees safe, however, workplace injuries still occur. Employees that…
  • Feb 10

    Optimizing Workplace Safety

    Optimizing Workplace Safety
    Workplace safety is a growing priority in regards to reducing work-related injuries and fatalities for employees. Regulations and policies exist to promote safety at the workplace. Though supervisors are legally obligated to keep employees…
Rank this Week: 1758

Colorado Workers' Comp Law Blog

Colorado Workers' Comp Law Blog

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

http://www.2spencers.com/veterans-disability-blog/
Rank this Week: 2542

Texas Injury Lawyers Blog

Texas Injury Lawyers Blog

Covers personal injury and workers' compensation news. By Carabin & Shaw, P.C.

http://www.texasinjurylawyersblog.com/
  • Feb 21

    Is A Texas Hospital Slip and Fall a Healthcare Liability Claim?

    Is A Texas Hospital Slip and Fall a Healthcare Liability Claim?
    In East El Paso Physicians Medical Center, LLC v. Olivia Vargas, an 81-year-old plaintiff who used a walker claimed she was injured when she went to a hospital facility. As she left the building, the automatic doors closed on her walker,…
  • Jan 26

    WEDGWOOD FIRE UPDATE

    WEDGWOOD FIRE UPDATE
    WEDGWOOD FIRE UPDATE It is now understood that the fire loss that occurred at Wedgwood Apartments on December 28, 2014, will go down in history as one of 20 worst high-rise fire tragedies in U.S. History. We now also understand that…
  • Jan 26

    No Liability Found in Texas Defective Ventilator Case

    No Liability Found in Texas Defective Ventilator Case
    In Texas, to prove a product liability case, a plaintiff must show the product was defective, the product reached the plaintiff in a defective condition, the defect made the product unreasonably dangerous, and the defect caused the…
Rank this Week: 2338

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/
  • Feb 20

    Survivor benefits & Missouri workers' compensation law: Who is eligible?

    Survivor benefits & Missouri workers' compensation law: Who is eligible?
    As Missouri workers' compensation lawyers, we know that the aftermath of a fatal workplace accident can be a confusing and traumatic time for the victim's loved ones. We also know that sometimes people do not receive benefits they are…
  • Jan 5

    Avoiding winter workplace hazards: Tips for Missouri employee

    Avoiding winter workplace hazards: Tips for Missouri employee
    While many of us can opt to stay home when winter weather comes to Missouri, some workers in our state aren't so lucky. Utility workers, emergency responders, highway workers, federal, state and local government personnel, and other employees…
  • Nov 20

    Missouri workers' compensation: What you need to know after an on-the-job injury

    Missouri workers' compensation: What you need to know after an on-the-job injury
    As Missouri workers' compensation lawyers, we know the aftermath of a serious workplace injury is often a confusing, overwhelming time for both injury victims and their families. If you or a loved one has been injured on the job, you likely…
Rank this Week: 2212

Workers' Law Watch

Workers' Law Watch

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

http://workerslawwatch.com/
  • Feb 2

    James Brown and Attorney/Client Relation

    James Brown and Attorney/Client Relation
    Artist James Brown Today’s post comes from guest author Leonard Jernigan, from The Jernigan Law Firm. If you haven’t seen the recent movie or HBO documentary on James Brown, you should check it out. He made me think about these…
  • Jan 29

    Injured Worker Stakeouts: Do Private Investigators Commit Fraud?

    Injured Worker Stakeouts: Do Private Investigators Commit Fraud?
    Today’s post comes from guest author Leonard Jernigan, from The Jernigan Law Firm. Have you noticed a suspicious vehicle lurking in your neighborhood lately, or is there a stranger that seems to be everywhere you go? If you have an…
  • Jan 26

    Cost Shifting: Worker’s Compensation Dirty Little Secret

    Cost Shifting: Worker’s Compensation Dirty Little Secret
    Today’s post comes from guest author Thomas Domer, from The Domer Law Firm. Today I taught worker’s compensation “Offsets” in the course I teach at Marquette Law School. The students were aghast at the amount of…
Rank this Week: 2431

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: 2303

Illinois Workers' Compensation…

Illinois Workers' Compensation Blog

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

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

    What do lawyers mean by a “free consultation?”

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

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

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

    Do I Need To Report A Work Accident?

    Do I Need To Report A Work Accident?
    As is likely true in every state, in Illinois it is important that an injured worker report a work accident to their employer as soon as reasonably possible after the accident.  Giving timely notice of an accident is often critical for…
Rank this Week: 2344

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: 1958

Workers Comp & Injury Law Blog

Workers Comp & Injury Law Blog

By Ricky Bagolie.

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

    Bladder Cancer Linked to Diabetes Drug Acto

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

    Indiana Delays Clean Up of Deadly Vinyl Chloride Found Near School

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

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    i'm here what
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Rank this Week: 1809

Pennsylvania Workers Compensation…

Pennsylvania Workers Compensation Information

By Calhoun & Associates.

http://www.workercompensationsettlements.com/faqs/
  • Jun 8

    Am I Required To Hire An Attorney?

    Am I Required To Hire An Attorney?
      Although there is no Pennsylvania law that requires an injured worker to hire an attorney to represent them in a Pennsylvania workers’ compensation claim, the insurance company will in all likelihood have an attorney representing them.…
  • Jun 6

    Who Exactly is Eligible to Receive Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Benefits?

    Who Exactly is Eligible to Receive Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Benefits?
      If you have suffered a work-related injury or have become ill because of exposure to hazardous material on the job, you may be potentially entitled to medical and compensation benefits under the Workers’ Compensation Act. The vast…
  • May 31

    Is A Workers Compensation Claim Considered To Be A Type Of Lawsuit In Pennsylvania?

    Is A Workers Compensation Claim Considered To Be A Type Of Lawsuit In Pennsylvania?
    Filing a workers’ compensation benefits claim in Pennsylvania is not equal to filing a lawsuit. Workers’ compensation provides an injured worker who suffered from a work-related injury or illness the right of collecting benefits no matter…
Rank this Week: 2369

Illinois Workers' Compensation…

Illinois Workers' Compensation Attorneys Blog

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

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

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

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

    Diskectomies and Spinal Fusions As Treatment of Illinois Work Injurie

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

    Conservative Treatment and Surgery for Illinois Work Injurie

    Conservative Treatment and Surgery for Illinois Work Injurie
    When a job related injury causes back pain or leg pain it can be difficult to know whether surgery is necessary or if a more conservative method of treatment will be the best option. Many of our clients, from all over the Chicagoland area,…
Rank this Week: 1811

Maryland Injury Law

Maryland Injury Law

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

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

    Michael was appointed

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

    Finding consolation in an accidental death.

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

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

    Who should I hire for legal representation against WMATA for the Washington DC METRO train crash?
    Experience, location and convenience are the keys to hiring the right injury lawyer for your claim resulting from physical injury, death or post traumatic stress from the June 22, 2009 crash of the METRO red line trains. by Michael J.…
Rank this Week: 2024

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/
  • Feb 27

    This ‘n’ that from the world of the workplace

    This ‘n’ that from the world of the workplace
    Religious accommodation, the Oscars, non-competes, social media, Brian Williams versus Bill O’Reilly, workplace violence, and inspirational employees — we have it all today! Here are some links about recent news and court…
  • Feb 23

    New FMLA rule will give rights to same-sex spouses based on “place of celebration”

    New FMLA rule will give rights to same-sex spouses based on “place of celebration”
    The U.S. Department of Labor announced today its Final Rule changing the definition of “spouse” in the Family and Medical Leave Act to include most same-sex married couples. I blogged about the proposed rule in…
  • Feb 20

    Should an employer fight unemployment? The debate continues . . .

    Should an employer fight unemployment? The debate continues . . .
    You may remember that I stirred up some contentiousness a few weeks ago when I suggested that employers should not challenge unemployment claims except in the worst cases. So I hate to bring it up again (not really — I…
Rank this Week: 3953