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The Defense Base Act Blog

The Defense Base Act Blog

Covers news and resources for U.S. contractors injured in Iraq, Afghanistan, and around the world. By Herbert Chestnut & Associates.

http://defensebaseactblog.com
  • Apr 11

    Department of Labor preparing for Defense Base Act to be replaced by new system

    Department of Labor preparing for Defense Base Act to be replaced by new system
    Buried deep within the Department of Labor’s 2014 Budget request lies the first information publicly available on the proposed “reforms” to the Defense Base Act. The document indicates that the DOL has requested $2 million…
  • Apr 11

    Department of Labor preparing for Defense Base Act to be replaced by new system

    Department of Labor preparing for Defense Base Act to be replaced by new system
    Buried deep within the Department of Labor’s 2014 Budget request lies the first information publicly available on the proposed “reforms” to the Defense Base Act. The document indicates that the DOL has requested $2 million…
  • Apr 19

    The Attorney Escrow Accounts and the Prohibition of Commingling Client Fund

    The Attorney Escrow Accounts and the Prohibition of Commingling Client Fund
       Recently, an Illinois attorney who represents a number of DBA clients was arrested on charges of “ … unlawful financial exploitation of an elderly person for allegedly obtaining a check written payable to the 81-year-old…
Rank this Week: 101

Work Comp Roundup

Work Comp Roundup

Covers workers' compensation cost containment techniques and strategies.

http://reduceyourworkerscomp.com/
  • Jun 22

    6 Minimum Expectations For Employer Involvement in Workers’ Comp

    6 Minimum Expectations For Employer Involvement in Workers’ Comp
    We all know it is the employer’s responsibility to purchase workers’ compensation insurance coverage and to report a claim to the claims office when an accident occurs. Unfortunately, way too many employers end involvement in…
  • Jun 21

    Use A Medical Advisor To Maximize Value of Independent Medical Exam

    Use A Medical Advisor To Maximize Value of Independent Medical Exam
    A company medical advisor can be one of the most effective tools for reducing workers’ compensation costs as there is often a need to address specific health issues in regard to an injured employee’s case.     Leverage…
  • Jun 20

    How to Tell If You Need a Nurse Case Manager for Your Workers Compensation Claim

    How to Tell If You Need a Nurse Case Manager for Your Workers Compensation Claim
    Nurse case managers (NCMs) coordinate medical care and determine extent of disability.  However, there are times when the NCM doesn’t serve a specific purpose and is assigned to the claim to get the claim moving.  At times,…
Rank this Week: 213

Southern California Injury Lawyer…

Southern California Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers injury and accident law, medical malpractice and workers' compensation. By Sharifi Firm, PLC.

http://www.southerncaliforniainjurylawyer.net/
Rank this Week: 320

Briskman Briskman & Greenberg Blog

Briskman Briskman & Greenberg Blog

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

http://www.briskmanandbriskman.com/blog/
  • Jun 14

    Teen charged in hit-and-run crash after texting photos of damaged car to friend

    Teen charged in hit-and-run crash after texting photos of damaged car to friend
    A teenager faces a felony charge in a hit-and-run crash in DuPage County, Illinois, that resulted in a man’s death and injury of four other passengers. Marlon K. Myles, 19, reportedly told authorities he fled the scene of the late-night…
  • May 31

    Chicago Officials Consider Proposal to Decrease Pharmacy Error

    Chicago Officials Consider Proposal to Decrease Pharmacy Error
    On this episode of Chicago Injury Alert, we look at what’s being done to lessen pharmacy errors and medication mistakes.
  • May 5

    Chicago medical malpractice lawsuit settled for $1.2 million

    Chicago medical malpractice lawsuit settled for $1.2 million
    On March 14, an Illinois state judge approved a $1.2 million settlement in a medical malpractice lawsuit over the allegedly negligent baby delivery. Under the settlement agreement approved by Judge Kent A. Delgado of Cook County Circuit…
Rank this Week: 464

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/
  • May 19

    National Safety Council Releases Employee Survey on Safety

    National Safety Council Releases Employee Survey on Safety
    The National Safety Council conducted an employee perception survey that found 58% of Americans working in construction (the industry that sees the most workplace fatalities each year) feel that safety takes a backseat to…
  • May 11

    OSHA Levies Historic Fines Against Construction Firm after Building Collapse Kills Worker

    OSHA Levies Historic Fines Against Construction Firm after Building Collapse Kills Worker
    On April 30, OSHA issued two new citations against Hultgren Construction. The company was renovating the former Copper Lounge building in Sioux Falls, SD when it collapsed on December 2.  The collapse of the historic building killed a…
  • Apr 25

    OSHA fines Massachusetts Contractor $1.5M for 18 Violations in Fatal Trench Collapse

    OSHA fines Massachusetts Contractor $1.5M for 18 Violations in Fatal Trench Collapse
    The fines stem from a trench accident that killed two workers on October 21, 2016 in Boston, MA. Atlantic Drain Service Co. employees Robert Higgins and Kelvin Mattocks were killed while working in a 12-foot-deep trench that collapsed and…
Rank this Week: 322

Ramos Law Firm Workers' Comp Blog

Ramos Law Firm Workers' Comp Blog

Covers Georgia workers' compensation laws.

http://www.ramoslawblog.com
Rank this Week: 478

North Carolina Workers'…

North Carolina Workers' Compensation Lawyers Blog

Covers workers' compensation procedures. By Lee Law Offices.

http://www.northcarolinaworkerscompensationlawyersblog.com/
  • Apr 28

    Construction Worker Awarded $3.8M After Church Ceiling Fall

    Construction Worker Awarded $3.8M After Church Ceiling Fall
    In work injury cases, injured employees may have a number of possible avenues in which to pursue monetary compensation for the damages suffered. One of the first, of course, is workers’ compensation. This is a no-fault system wherein…
  • Apr 26

    Falling Tree Causes Worker Injury

    Falling Tree Causes Worker Injury
    The start of bring brings a host of lawn care and tree maintenance workers out in full force. But tree care is an especially perilous industry, as illustrated by a recent incident in Massachusetts.  According to the Boston Herald, a…
  • Apr 24

    Report: Crane Accident Occurred at Construction Site Where Workers Raised Safety Concern

    Report: Crane Accident Occurred at Construction Site Where Workers Raised Safety Concern
    In today’s construction and manufacturing industries, moving large, heavy loads is critical to operations. There has been a great deal of technology developed for this purpose, and the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration…
Rank this Week: 438

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 14

    Comp Should Sue Purdue

    Comp Should Sue Purdue
    Over the past weekend the Los Angeles Times published a startling investigative story on Purdue Pharma, the maker of Oxycontin, and everything they knew about illegal distribution of the drug, their investigations, their suspicions ... and…
  • Jul 13

    Uncompensated Californian

    Uncompensated Californian
    The third in a series, WorkCompCentral's latest special report on benefit adequacy, specifically temporary disability indemnity, takes a look at California.This is, of course, of particular interest to me. I'm from California and as much as…
  • Jul 11

    The Shrinking Market

    The Shrinking Market
    WorkCompCentral correspondent, Peter Rousmaniere, recently did an analysis of injury frequency rates by state and projected those declines out to the future, calendar year 2024.SUMMARYHere's the bottom line for those who's attention spans are…
Rank this Week: 455

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: 439

Petro Cohen Petro Matarazzo Blog

Petro Cohen Petro Matarazzo Blog

Covers workers compensation law.

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

    Can I Get Workers’ Compensation if I Work From Home?

    Can I Get Workers’ Compensation if I Work From Home?
    In today’s global economy, a growing number of employees telecommute and otherwise work from home. And, while it seems like a home office or other type of home work area may be a very safe, injury-free environment, employees do suffer…
  • Jun 21

    Petro Cohen Law Firm and Kids’ Chance of New Jersey Announce 2017 Scholarship Recipient

    Petro Cohen Law Firm and Kids’ Chance of New Jersey Announce 2017 Scholarship Recipient
    NORTHFIELD, NJ – June 21, 2017 – For the fourth consecutive year, the law firm of Petro Cohen Petro Matarazzo has teamed up with Kids’ Chance of New Jersey (KCNJ) to award a student with financial hardship a “Doctorate…
  • Jun 14

    Employer Defenses Against Workers’ Comp Claim

    Employer Defenses Against Workers’ Comp Claim
    New Jersey’s workers’ comp system is considered “no fault,” meaning that workers injured on the job do not need to prove that their employers were in any way negligent or at fault in order to bring workers’ comp…
Rank this Week: 1085

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/
  • Jun 23

    Health Wonk Review on AHCA and other health policy matter

    Health Wonk Review on AHCA and other health policy matter
    The secret Senate Republican gang of 12 finally came out from behind closed doors and Joe Paduda is on the case to help analyze the legislation that will have a profound impact on one-sixth of the nation’s economy. Joe’s posted a…
  • Jun 2

    Eight Steps To Controlling Workers’ Compensation Costs: Conclusion

    Eight Steps To Controlling Workers’ Compensation Costs: Conclusion
    This is part 3 in a 3-part series. Here are parts 1 and 2. Step 6 – Establish a partnership with your claim service provider It is not the job of the insurer or third party administrator (TPA) to solve your workers’ compensation…
  • Jun 1

    Fresh Health Wonk Review and other news of note

    Fresh Health Wonk Review and other news of note
    Andrew Sprung has posted Alternative Facts, Alternative Realities Edition of Health Wonk Review at his blog, xpostfactoid. It includes various perspectives on the usual alphabet soup topics – AHCA, ACA, CBO – and a grab bag of…
Rank this Week: 1030

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/
  • Jun 23

    Federal Funding with State Flexibility: A Timely Look at Federalism and Health Care Reform

    Federal Funding with State Flexibility: A Timely Look at Federalism and Health Care Reform
    Nicholas Bagley, Federalism and the End of Obamacare, 127 Yale L.J. F. 1 (2017). Amy Monahan In our era of increasingly divisive politics and fiery rhetoric, particularly around Obamacare and efforts to repeal it, Nicholas…
  • Jun 22

    The Libertarian First Amendment, the Shifting Apostrophe, and the One-Way Ratchet

    The Libertarian First Amendment, the Shifting Apostrophe, and the One-Way Ratchet
    Morgan N. Weiland, Expanding the Periphery and Threatening the Core: The Ascendant Libertarian Speech Tradition, 69 Stan. L. Rev. 1389 (2017). Enrique Armijo In Expanding the Periphery and Threatening the Core, Morgan Weiland tells a story of…
  • Jun 21

    Putting the Bathroom Debate to Rest

    Putting the Bathroom Debate to Rest
    Ruth Colker, Public Restrooms: Flipping the Default Rules, 78 Ohio St. L. J. (forthcoming, 2017), available at SSRN. Ruthann Robson The site of toilets as a social justice struggle is at least as old as plumbing. Biological…
Rank this Week: 999

Massachusetts Workers'…

Massachusetts Workers' Compensation Lawyer Blog

Covers insurance, injury and accident law and workers' compensation. By Pulgini & Norton, LLP Attorneys at Law.

http://massachusettsworkerscompensationlawyer-blog.com
Rank this Week: 926

Georgia Injury Attorney Blog

Georgia Injury Attorney Blog

Covers medical malpractice, products liability, workers compensation and injury law. By The McAleer Law Firm P.C.

http://www.georgiaaccidentattorneys.net/
Rank this Week: 1028

Workers' Compensation Watch

Workers' Compensation Watch

By Rehm, Bennet & Moore.

http://workerscompensationwatch.com/
  • Jun 22

    Theodore Roosevelt Pushed For Protection Of Worker

    Theodore Roosevelt Pushed For Protection Of Worker
    Workers’ Compensation benefits are often confusing and seemingly unfair at first glance to many of my clients. As a result, I often find myself explaining to these clients how we, as a country, got to where we are with workers’…
  • Jun 12

    Rolling Back The Rules That Have Made OSHA Effective In Protecting Worker

    Rolling Back The Rules That Have Made OSHA Effective In Protecting Worker
    I am regularly surprised in my job. I recently met with a client who worked in a psychically demanding industrial job who told me that his employer required a supervisor to accompany the employer to the company infirmary. Many supervisors…
  • Jun 6

    A More Dangerous And Demanding Future For Retail Employees?

    A More Dangerous And Demanding Future For Retail Employees?
    Walmart announced last week that it started a pilot program where store employees will deliver packages from stores on their way home from work. If this practice is adopted company wide and adopted by the retail industry as a whole, it will…
Rank this Week: 1081

RSH Legal Personal Injury Blog

RSH Legal Personal Injury Blog

Covers workers' compensation and personal injury in Iowa.

http://www.fightingforfairness.com/free-articles/
Rank this Week: 509

Iowa Workers' Compensation Law

Iowa Workers' Compensation Law

By Paul McAndrew Law Firm.

http://iowaworkcomplaw.com/
  • Jun 22

    Cutting Corners Costs Lives: Non-Union Work Sites Twice As Dangerous As Union Site

    Cutting Corners Costs Lives: Non-Union Work Sites Twice As Dangerous As Union Site
    This large inflatable rat is a common sight at protests of non-union worksites in New York City. Today’s post comes from guest author Catherine Stanton, from Pasternack Tilker Ziegler Walsh Stanton & Romano. As an attorney who…
  • Jun 19

    Distracted Driving – A Workplace Hazard

    Distracted Driving – A Workplace Hazard
    Today’s post comes from guest author Anthony L. Lucas, from The Jernigan Law Firm. The dangers of distracted driving prompted OSHA to launch a Distracted Driving Initiative in 2010. The initiative’s primary focus has been to…
  • Jun 15

    Trump Lifts His Middle Finger to Injured Worker

    Trump Lifts His Middle Finger to Injured Worker
    Today’s post comes from guest author Thomas Domer, from The Domer Law Firm. It didn’t take long for Trump to deceive injured workers.  Despite campaign promises to help “middle class” workers,  Trump signed…
Rank this Week: 921

Chicago Car Accident Attorney Blog

Chicago Car Accident Attorney Blog

Covers personal injury topics. By Matthew L. Willens.

https://www.willenslaw.com/blog/
  • Jun 20

    What Can I Be Compensated for After My Accident in Illinois?

    What Can I Be Compensated for After My Accident in Illinois?
    If you have been seriously injured or hurt in a car accident or any other type of personal injury accident, you may be able to obtain compensation for various economic and non-economic damages—or what your injuries have cost you…
  • Jun 5

    How Will My Lost Earnings Be Reimbursed?

    How Will My Lost Earnings Be Reimbursed?
    You may be entitled to recover damages for your lost earnings if an auto accident or other personal injury accident causes you to suffer an injury that prevents you from going to work and earning the wages that you typically would have…
  • May 17

    Accident Claims: Insurance Company Tactics You Should Be Aware Of

    Accident Claims: Insurance Company Tactics You Should Be Aware Of
    After a car accident, your first thought may be to claim compensation from the insurance company for your injuries and other losses. However, it has been known that insurance providers have methods to either minimize your claim or deny it…
Rank this Week: 884

Workers' Compensation

Workers' Compensation

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

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

    The Hurricane Season Has Begun

    The Hurricane Season Has Begun
    Workers' Compensation programs are challenged by all types of adverse weather conditions, and the annual East Coast hurricane season is no exception. Early storms Brett and Cindy are already on the radar scopes of the National Hurricane…
  • Jun 20

    Employment Status: Common Law Tests May Need an Update

    Employment Status: Common Law Tests May Need an Update
    The application of the common-law standard to determine employment status may no longer be relevant in the age of the gig economy. The NJ Appellate Division ruled that the common law test utilized to determine employment status…
  • Jun 17

    Governor of Nevada Vetoes Single-Payer Legislation

    Governor of Nevada Vetoes Single-Payer Legislation
    Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval has vetoed legislation that would have established a single-payer Assembly Bill 374 would have expanded a Medicare-type health care insurance plan. coverage to provide health care coverage to all Nevada…
Rank this Week: 1084

Minnesota Workers Compensation…

Minnesota Workers Compensation Secrets from a Former Insurance Company Attorney

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

http://mnworkcompsecrets.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 15

    New legislation affecting permanent total…

    New legislation affecting permanent total disability workers compensation claimsThe new law applies to:Injured workers with dates of injury before August 13, 2014 (or their dependents and legal heirs) whose permanent total disability (PTD)…
  • Mar 4

    I Suffered A Minnesota Workers Compensation Injury. Do I Need Back Surgery?

    I Suffered A Minnesota Workers Compensation Injury. Do I Need Back Surgery?
    Though I've been a Minnesota workers compensation attorney my entire legal career, that's the very same question I asked myself nearly 20 years ago.  Do I need lumbar spine surgery.I was injured at work and despite conservative care, my…
  • Jan 23

    Spinal Cord Stimulators. Are They Safe And Will Work Comp Pay For One?

    Spinal Cord Stimulators. Are They Safe And Will Work Comp Pay For One?
    Spinal cord stimulators have been around for decades.  In the nearly 25 years that I have been a workers compensation attorney, I have been involved in nearly a hundred cases involving spinal cord stimulators.  The first observation…
Rank this Week: 848

Georgia Workers Compensation blog

Georgia Workers Compensation blog

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

http://www.georgiaworkerscompblog.com
Rank this Week: 643

Florida Workers' Compensation Law…

Florida Workers' Compensation Law Blog

By Christopher J. Smith. Covers issues relevant to injured workers in Florida and new case law updates.

https://cjsmithlaw.com/blog/
  • May 7

    Workers’ Compensation Fraud; The Two-Part Inquiry

    Workers’ Compensation Fraud; The Two-Part Inquiry
    Fraud in Workers’ Compensation cases can come in many forms: A misrepresentation about how the injury occurred (on vs off the job), or a person working “off the books” and The post Workers’ Compensation Fraud; The…
  • Apr 8

    Volunteers and Florida Workers’ Compensation Coverage

    Volunteers and Florida Workers’ Compensation Coverage
    Volunteers and Florida Workers’ Compensation Coverage There are many volunteer opportunities that are very physical in nature. From building houses to delivering meals, people often give their time and physical efforts The post…
  • Feb 21

    Fall from an Unknown Cause; Compensable or Not?

    Fall from an Unknown Cause; Compensable or Not?
    Imagine two identical situations where two workers are each walking,  fall, and sustain an injury. Let’s call these two individuals worker A and worker B. Each worker suffered the fall The post Fall from an Unknown Cause;…
Rank this Week: 971

Atlanta Workers' Compensation…

Atlanta Workers' Compensation Lawyer Blog

Covers workers' compensation. By Sammons & Carpenter, P.C.

http://www.atlantaworkerscompensationlawyer-blog.com/
  • Apr 27

    Five Steps to Take After an On-the-Job Injury

    Five Steps to Take After an On-the-Job Injury
    If you suffer an injury while you are doing your job, you may be entitled to receive work injury benefits. You’ll need to take certain steps after the injury in order to make certain that you protect your rights to get benefits. Since…
  • Apr 13

    New Rule Helps Protect Atlanta Workers From Injuries at Chemical Plant

    New Rule Helps Protect Atlanta Workers From Injuries at Chemical Plant
    Chemical exposure can cause serious and even fatal workplace injuries. Workers can be made very sick as a result of their exposure to chemicals on the job. An Atlanta work injury lawyer can provide assistance to those workers who fall ill due…
  • Mar 30

    Repeal of OSHA Record-Keeping Rule Could Cause More Atlanta Work Accident

    Repeal of OSHA Record-Keeping Rule Could Cause More Atlanta Work Accident
    With thousands of workers getting hurt and passing away due to on-the-job injuries each year, preventing work injuries is vitally important. To try to help keep employees safe, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration establishes…
Rank this Week: 899

Duncan Law Blog

Duncan Law Blog

Covers North Carolina bankruptcy and workers compensation issues.

http://www.duncanlawonline.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 972

Welch & Condon Workers…

Welch & Condon Workers Compensation

Covers workers compensation issues in Washington.

http://washingtonworkerscompensation.wordpress.com
  • Feb 22

    The Sequential Evaluation Proce

    The Sequential Evaluation Proce
    We get a lot of callers asking “How do I qualify for Social Security?”  Great question! All applicants must go through the sequential evaluation process and  I’m going to talk about what that is in this post. The…
  • Jun 29

    Legal Help

    Legal Help
    I get quite a few questions on this blog and on the phone which start with, “I already have an attorney . . ” Which begs the question – Why don’t people feel comfortable asking their attorneys questions? Are they…
  • Feb 10

    Future Medical Care- Longshore

    Future Medical Care- Longshore
    If you have a Longshore* claim, and have not settled future medical care with an 8(i) agreement – then you have lifetime medical coverage for conditions related to your injury. That sounds great – but I like to tell my clients…
Rank this Week: 614

Massachusetts Workers'…

Massachusetts Workers' Compensation Attorney Blog

Covers workers' compensation, injury and insurance law. By Troupe Law Offices.

http://www.massachusettsworkerscompensationattorneyblog.com/
  • Jan 3

    My Employer Wants Me To Return To Work But I Am Still Injured

    My Employer Wants Me To Return To Work But I Am Still Injured
    What to do when your Employer tries to get you to return to work? You’ve sustained an injury on the job causing you to go out of work.  You are currently receiving workers’ compensation benefits.  You’ve been…
  • Jan 3

    My Employer Wants Me To Return To Work But I Am Still Injured

    My Employer Wants Me To Return To Work But I Am Still Injured
    What to do when your Employer tries to get you to return to work? You’ve sustained an injury on the job causing you to go out of work.  You are currently receiving workers’ compensation benefits.  You’ve been…
  • Dec 28

    How Does A “Disability Pension” Through My Employer Affect My Workers’ Comp Benefits?

    How Does A “Disability Pension” Through My Employer Affect My Workers’ Comp Benefits?
    How Does A Disability Pension Through My Employer Affect My Workers’ Comp Benefits? This is a very common scenario.  Many times, a public Employee who sustains a work-related injury is entitled to a “Disability Pension”…
Rank this Week: 795

Workplace Safety Report

Workplace Safety Report

Keeps employers informed on Workplace Safety and Health news and emergency response practices, with updates from OSHA, MSHA and other sources. By Holland & Hart.

http://workplacesafetyreport.com/
  • Dec 6

    Today is National Miners Day

    Today is National Miners Day
    December 6 is National Miners Day, a day designated by Congress to honor the contributions and sacrifices of miners both past and present. As stated by MSHA chief Joe Main: The next time you flip on a light switch, squeeze the toothpaste…
  • Nov 29

    Federal Judge: OSHA may proceed with new safety incentive and drug testing enforcement

    Federal Judge: OSHA may proceed with new safety incentive and drug testing enforcement
    Bloomberg BNA reports that OSHA can begin enforcing, as of December 1, 2016, its rule restricting safety incentives and drug testing programs.  A federal judge decided yesterday in TEXO ABC/AGC v. Perez , N.D. Tex., No.…
  • Oct 14

    OSHA issues final rule establishing procedures for handling retaliation complaints under the Affordable Care Act

    OSHA issues final rule establishing procedures for handling retaliation complaints under the Affordable Care Act
    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has published a final rule that establishes procedures and time frames for handling whistleblower complaints under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The ACA protects employees from…
Rank this Week: 906

Massachusetts Workers Compensation…

Massachusetts Workers Compensation Attorneys Blog

Covers workers' compensation. By The Keches Law Group, P.C.

http://www.massachusettsworkerscompensationattorneysblog.com/
  • Dec 1

    CAN I SUE MY EMPLOYER FOR VIOLATING THE COMPANY HANDBOOK?

    CAN I SUE MY EMPLOYER FOR VIOLATING THE COMPANY HANDBOOK?
    Tom DelmarTdelmar@kecheslaw.com508.822.2000 Most employers maintain a company handbook, employee manual, or something similar. This handbook will be provided to employees when they start their new job and often outlines the rules of the…
  • Dec 1

    CAN I SUE MY EMPLOYER FOR VIOLATING THE COMPANY HANDBOOK?

    CAN I SUE MY EMPLOYER FOR VIOLATING THE COMPANY HANDBOOK?
    Tom DelmarTdelmar@kecheslaw.com508.822.2000 Most employers maintain a company handbook, employee manual, or something similar. This handbook will be provided to employees when they start their new job and often outlines the rules of the…
  • Sep 14

    Pain and Suffering Damages Protected from Reach of Workers’ Compensation Lien

    Pain and Suffering Damages Protected from Reach of Workers’ Compensation Lien
    Charlotte E. Glinka508-738-2272CGlinka@kecheslaw.com Earlier this year, the Supreme Judicial Court (SJC), the state’s highest court, issued a decision that will have far-reaching effects on settlements in cases involving injured workers…
Rank this Week: 653

Virginia Workers' Compensation…

Virginia Workers' Compensation Case Blog

By Gerald Gregory Lutkenhaus.

http://jerrylutkenhaus.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 6

    What if your Virginia Social Security Disability is cut off?

    What if your Virginia Social Security Disability is cut off?
    DISASTER: YOUR VIRGINIA SOCIAL SECURITY HAS BEEN CUT OFF! Bad news! You fought long and hard to win your disability but now the government says you have "improved" and you are no longer disabled. What can you do?1.  You need to file…
  • Dec 31

    Why a Repeitive Injury at Work is not compensable as a Workers' Compensation Claim in Virginia

    Why a Repeitive Injury at Work is not compensable as a Workers' Compensation Claim in Virginia
    You are injured at work so you would naturally expect to receive compensation under the workers' compensation laws. In Virginia, if is a repetitive trauma injury, you will not be successful.In Virginia you can be compensated for an injury at…
  • Dec 13

    The 5 Best Things to Say to the Social Security Judge

    The 5 Best Things to Say to the Social Security Judge
    I have represented claimants in over 1,000 Social Security Disability hearings. These are some suggestions about the claimant's testimony before the judge:First, if you have a case that involves chronic pain you are going to be asked what is…
Rank this Week: 660

Illinois Workers Compensation

Illinois Workers Compensation

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

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

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

    Illinois Workers Comp Medical Costs below neighboring states Wisconsin, Iowa and Indiana
    CRAIN'S Chicago Business, Senior Reporter, Thomas Corfman ( http://bit.ly/1MtlVdW ) recently reported that under the 2011 IL workers comp reforms, medical costs per claim have now dropped by 15%.   Citing a report from the Workers…
  • Aug 26

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

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

    IL Workers Comp Reform: Aggravated DUI will be denied

    IL Workers Comp Reform: Aggravated DUI will be denied
    8-22-11 On August 8, 2011, Governor Quinn signed Senate Bill1147 into law to prevent workers convicted of serious crimes from claiming workers compensation benefits. Senate Bill 1147 denies workers compensation benefits for injuries…
Rank this Week: 960

Alabama Workers' Comp Blog

Alabama Workers' Comp Blog

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

http://www.alabamaworkerscompblawg.com/
  • Jun 24

    Alabama Court of Appeals Finds Inability to Return to Work is not Exception to Schedule

    Alabama Court of Appeals Finds Inability to Return to Work is not Exception to Schedule
    On June 19, 2014, the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals released its second opinion in Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. v. Bush (posted on our blog August 23, 2014). The first time around the Court of Appeals addressed several issues. On appeal…
  • Apr 13

    Misuse Of The Term Aggravation Causes Huge Overpayments In Workers' Compensation

    Misuse Of The Term Aggravation Causes Huge Overpayments In Workers' Compensation
    The below article is re-published with permission from its author, John Geaney. It was originally published on April 9, 2015 on Mr. Geaney’s New Jersey Workers’ Comp Blog…
  • Apr 9

    Alabama Workers' Compensation Reform Bill Not Likely to Pa

    Alabama Workers' Compensation Reform Bill Not Likely to Pa
    On April 2, 2015, Alabama Republican State Senators Del Marsh and Cam Ward submitted Senate Bill 330, which proposes drastic reforms to The Alabama Workers’ Compensation Act. If the legislature passes SB-330 and Governor Bentley signs…
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Nevada Workers' Compensation Law…

Nevada Workers' Compensation Law Blog

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

http://www.nevadaworkerscompensationlaw.com/
  • Apr 16

    Impressive Physical Therapist in Henderson

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

    Impressive Physical Therapist in Henderson

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

    Injured Workers’ Opinions Needed NOW!!

    Injured Workers’ Opinions Needed NOW!!
      As you know, I have been working with a group of dedicated workers’ comp attorneys  to  try to  defeat some nasty bills that would significantly cut your benefits.  Specifically, Assembly Bill 229 would…
Rank this Week: 897

Comp Wonk

Comp Wonk

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

http://compwonk.com
  • Oct 1

    Do I need a Work Comp Lawyer?

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

    Should I get a lawyer to sue my employer?

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

    Hello world!

    Hello world!
    Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!
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Workers Compensation Blog

Workers Compensation Blog

Covers Pennsylvania workers compensation law. By Norfleet and Lafferty, LLC.

http://www.workers-compensation-blog.com/
  • Jul 7

    Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Denial Form

    Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Denial Form
    This video blog explains the Workers Compensation Denial Form an injured worker may receive if the employer or insurer is denying their claim. Francis J. Lafferty, IV, is a Partner with Norfleet & Lafferty, LLC. He focuses his practice on…
  • Jun 30

    3 Things to do if you are hurt on the job in Pennsylvania

    3 Things to do if you are hurt on the job in Pennsylvania
    This video blog explains three steps injured workers should take if they are hurt on the job.   Francis J. Lafferty, IV, is a Partner with Norfleet & Lafferty, LLC. He focuses his practice on workers’ compensation cases. It is…
  • Jun 23

    Hip Replacement Testimonial

    Hip Replacement Testimonial
    Attorney Francis J. Lafferty, IV, discusses the case of a young mother that needed hip replacement surgery.
Rank this Week: 543

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…
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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: 814

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: 538

Petrillo & Goldberg Law Blog

Petrillo & Goldberg Law Blog

Covers New Jersey workers' compensation law.

http://www.petrilloandgoldberg.com/blog/
  • Jun 23

    Lawsuits instead of workers’ compensation

    Lawsuits instead of workers’ compensation
    Increasingly workers and their families are engaging in lawsuits regarding injuries in the workplace. This is especially the case where injured workers believe that actions on the part of the employer are willful violations of safety…
  • Jun 2

    Ice cream worker suffers frostbite and amputation

    Ice cream worker suffers frostbite and amputation
    While working at an ice cream production facility, a man claims he experienced frostbite when he was handling frozen treats. The frostbite was so intense that he was required to have partial amputations of some of his fingers. Raheem…
  • Apr 28

    Carrier’s permission to file suit despite failure to furnish 10-day statutory notice

    Carrier’s permission to file suit despite failure to furnish 10-day statutory notice
    The laws concerning workers’ compensation subrogation differ immensely among the states. Under New Jersey’s workers’ compensation subrogation, employers have a right of subrogation against the person or entity that injured…
Rank this Week: 2073

John Foy & Associates

John Foy & Associates

Stay up-to-date with Georgia law, news and current events.

https://www.johnfoy.com/blog/
  • Jun 23

    Another Multi-Car Crash in Atlanta

    Another Multi-Car Crash in Atlanta
    We seem to be continuing the theme of multi-car crashes in Atlanta. Fortunately, this one doesn’t seem to be as bad as the others that we’ve talked about. 11 Alive... Read more » The post Another Multi-Car Crash in Atlanta…
  • Jun 22

    Further Investigations Into Hyundai Recall

    Further Investigations Into Hyundai Recall
    Further investigations are unfolding about the engine stalling problems in some Hyundai and Kia vehicles. The Marietta Times is reporting that the US government wants to see if Hyundai and... Read more » The post Further Investigations…
  • Jun 21

    Lipitor May Raise Parkinson’s Risk According To New Study

    Lipitor May Raise Parkinson’s Risk According To New Study
    A new study from Penn State shows that statins like Lipitor may raise the risk of Parkinson’s disease. This goes against other studies that suggested these drugs may help. The... Read more » The post Lipitor May Raise…
Rank this Week: 1811

LaBovick Law Group Blog

LaBovick Law Group Blog

Covers personal injury legal news.

http://www.labovick.com/blog
  • Jun 23

    How do I File a Lawsuit for a Dog Bite Injury?

    How do I File a Lawsuit for a Dog Bite Injury?
    As a personal injury attorney I have seen my fair share of dog bite cases.  Years ago dog bites were covered by homeowners insurance.  In fact, according to the Insurance Information Institute, since 2012 home insurers have paid out…
  • Jun 22

    YUKUMOTO v. TAWARAHARA Personal Injury Case Summary

    YUKUMOTO v. TAWARAHARA Personal Injury Case Summary
    In the Yukumoto v. Tawarahara case the Supreme Court of the United States heard the important issue of whether a health insurance company has the  right to subrogate against a TPL (third-party liability) Defendant.  The Plaintiff in…
  • Jun 20

    What Happens if I Slip and Fall in a Marina

    What Happens if I Slip and Fall in a Marina
    As a practicing personal injury attorney, I am often approached by clients who have slipped and fell on the premises of another.  Some of these incidents happen at Marinas.  Generally, these types of incidents…
Rank this Week: 1305

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/
  • Jun 23

    It’s SUMMER! Top 4 ways employers can get burned

    It’s SUMMER! Top 4 ways employers can get burned
    We officially entered the season of summer this week. What are the most common ways employers can get burned? I can think of four right off the bat. (In the 1960s, melanoma was cool.) Sexist air conditioning. It seems like a long time…
  • Jun 21

    OFCCP, Google awaiting a decision

    OFCCP, Google awaiting a decision
    The hearing on the lawsuit filed by the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs against Google concluded on Friday, May 26, in San Francisco. As I’ve reported here, here, and here, the OFCCP is seeking historical pay data as…
  • Jun 16

    In honor of Father’s Day, a look at paid parental leave

    In honor of Father’s Day, a look at paid parental leave
    Happy Father’s Day to all of our readers who are dads, who have dads, or who love one or more dads. As most of our readers know, there has been a movement — for which most of the credit goes to Ivanka Trump — to get some…
Rank this Week: 3226

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 22

    Protecting Yourself At Work: What To Do If There Is An Active Shooter

    Protecting Yourself At Work: What To Do If There Is An Active Shooter
    As an attorney who has been practicing before the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board representing injured workers for more than 27 years, I am drawn to organizations that assist workers. That’s why I am a member of the New…
  • Jun 12

    Remembering Our Heroes: Rescue and Recovery Workers To Be Honored At The 9/11 Memorial Site

    Remembering Our Heroes: Rescue and Recovery Workers To Be Honored At The 9/11 Memorial Site
    Ray Pfeifer Officials recently announced that a permanent dedication to 9/11 Rescue and Recovery workers is being planned and developed at the 9/11 Memorial in lower Manhattan. In a recent press release, 9/11 Memorial and Museum board…
  • May 24

    Lobby Albany For Fair Treatment Of Injured Workers And Their Familie

    Lobby Albany For Fair Treatment Of Injured Workers And Their Familie
    Last week I went to Albany to participate in Lobby Day on behalf of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association (NYSTLA). Our organization went to the capital to meet with members of the State Assembly and Senate to discuss a number of…
Rank this Week: 3068

Minick Law Blog

Minick Law Blog

Covers DWI, civil rights, family law, workers compensation, and criminal justice.

http://www.minicklaw.com/asheville-attorney-blog/
Rank this Week: 1944

RSH Legal blog

RSH Legal blog

Covers Iowa personal injury.

https://www.fightingforfairness.com/free-articles/
Rank this Week: 2255

Washington Workers' Advisor

Washington Workers' Advisor

Covers workers compensation law. By The Causey Law Firm.

http://workersadvisor.com/
  • Jun 22

    Port Commissioners Approve Funding for Railroad

    Port Commissioners Approve Funding for Railroad
    $600,000 will go to grade separation project in Kent, WA, easing rail-related congestion. The Port of Seattle Commission has approved transportation funding for a grade separation project in Kent, WA. The South 228th Street project will…
  • Jun 19

    Social Security Fears? An Open Letter to Our Client

    Social Security Fears? An Open Letter to Our Client
    We’ve been hearing from clients, both current and former, about the proposed changes to Social Security – and what we are hearing is fear. Our clients have been found too disabled to work under very stringent definitions of…
  • Jun 15

    Jay Causey Receives WSAJ President’s Award

    Jay Causey Receives WSAJ President’s Award
    The Washsington State Association for Justice (WSAJ) awarded Jay Causey the President’s Award at its annual awards ceremony last month.  Jay was recognized for his career-spanning service and dedication to protecting the rights of…
Rank this Week: 3935