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Work Comp Roundup

Work Comp Roundup

Covers workers' compensation cost containment techniques and strategies.

http://reduceyourworkerscomp.com/
  • May 25

    New Comp Coverage in Ohio for Some Employer

    New Comp Coverage in Ohio for Some Employer
    Good news for some businesses doing work in the Buckeye State.   A new workers compensation coverage insurance option is now available to eligible Ohio businesses for their employees who work in other states. The new offering will…
  • May 24

    Ohio Worker Suffers Multiple Broken Bones, Company Fined

    Ohio Worker Suffers Multiple Broken Bones, Company Fined
    A 39-year-old Ohio worker suffered multiple broken bones after he fell more than 40 feet while conducting maintenance on a crane at TimkenSteel’s Faircrest Plant.   The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and…
  • May 23

    Structured Settlements Protect Injured Workers & Save Work Comp Cost

    Structured Settlements Protect Injured Workers & Save Work Comp Cost
    Michael Stack:   Hello, Michael Stack here. Principal of Amaxx, founder of COMPClub, and co-author of “Your Ultimate Guide to Mastering Worker’s Comp Costs”. One of the core philosophies that I believe is that a…
Rank this Week: 80

Injury Law Blog

Injury Law Blog

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

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

    Ovarian Cancer Plaintiff Wins $55 Million against Johnson & Johnson

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

    Celebrating Earth Day

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

    New Device for Morcellator Surgeries Approved but Not Proven

    New Device for Morcellator Surgeries Approved but Not Proven
    On Thursday, April 7, 2016, the FDA allowed a new device onto market that claims to contain tissue during power morcellator procedures. The device, PneumoLiner, is not proven to reduce the risk of spreading cancer. The uterine cancer lawyers…
Rank this Week: 175

The PathLaw Blog

The PathLaw Blog

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

http://pathlaw.com
  • Jun 6

    Judge Hobgood issues written order declaring tenure repeal unconstitutional

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

    Patterson Harkavy supports fast food workers in national day of action

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

    Victory: Tenure repeal declared unconstitutional

    Victory: Tenure repeal declared unconstitutional
    At 11 am this morning, Superior Court Judge Robert Hobgood sided with Patterson Harkavy’s attorneys and ruled that legislation stripping teachers of their vested employment rights violated the North Carolina and the United States…
Rank this Week: 176

Workers' Compensation

Workers' Compensation

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

http://workers-compensation.blogspot.com/
  • May 19

    NJ Supreme Court Hears Argument on Employer's Duty to Household Contact

    NJ Supreme Court Hears Argument on Employer's Duty to Household Contact
    An employer's duty to a employee's household contact was the focus of an oral argument recently before the NJ Supreme Court. The NJ Supreme Court reviewed the question, that was certified by the US Third Circuit Court of Appeals, to define…
  • May 18

    Passaic NJ distribution warehouse fined $112K for two dozen safety violation

    Passaic NJ distribution warehouse fined $112K for two dozen safety violation
    OSHA cites Oaxaca Mexican Products for blocking fire exit, 20 other serious violationsOaxaca Mexican Products, 100 8th St., Passaic, New Jersey was issued citations by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health…
  • May 17

    CMS Publishes Final Rule for MSP Conditional Payments Via Web Portal

    CMS Publishes Final Rule for MSP Conditional Payments Via Web Portal
    This final rule, effective June 16, 2016,  specifies the process and timeline for expanding CMS' existing Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) Web portal to conform to section 201 of the Medicare IVIG and Strengthening Medicare and Repaying…
Rank this Week: 230

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We…

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)

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

http://jotwell.com/
  • May 25

    Add Probating Your Will to Your Bucket List

    Add Probating Your Will to Your Bucket List
    Susan G. Thatch, Ante-Mortem Probate in New Jersey—An Idea Resurrected?, 39 Seton Hall Legis. J. 331 (2015).Gerry W. BeyerAnte-mortem probate addresses a glaring deficiency with the post-mortem probate model prevalently used in the…
  • May 24

    Tort Law in the Laboratory

    Tort Law in the Laboratory
    Theodore Eisenberg and Christoph Engel, Unpacking Negligence Liability: Experimentally Testing the Governance Effect, 13 J. Empirical Legal Stud. 116 (2016), available at SSRN.Mark GeistfeldEmpirical study of the law is important,…
  • May 23

    Sex Discrimination: The Future of LGBT Rights?

    Sex Discrimination: The Future of LGBT Rights?
    Suzanne Goldberg, Risky Arguments in Social-Justice Litigation: The Case of Sex Discrimination and Marriage Equality, 114 Colum. L. Rev. 2087 (2014).Clifford RoskyFor several decades, scholars, lawyers, and judges have debated whether laws…
Rank this Week: 305

Pennsylvania Labor and Employment…

Pennsylvania Labor and Employment Blog

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

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

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

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

    McNees Labor Seminar Preview: Is This Work-Related?

    McNees Labor Seminar Preview: Is This Work-Related?
    As if it knew we would be discussing this topic at the 26th Annual McNees Labor and Employment Seminar on June 3rd, in Hershey, PA, the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania recently issued a decision addressing whether an injury occurring in an…
  • May 19

    DOL Issues Final Rule Amending FLSA Overtime Exemption Test

    DOL Issues Final Rule Amending FLSA Overtime Exemption Test
    McNees recently issued an Employer Alert regarding the U.S. Department of Labor’s new Fair Labor Standards Act regulations, which significantly change the FLSA’s white collar overtime exemptions.  You can review the Employer…
Rank this Week: 307

Georgia Workers Compensation…

Georgia Workers Compensation Attorney Blog

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

http://www.georgiaworkerscompensationattorneyblog.com/
  • May 15

    Nichols v. Jacobsen – Exclusive Remedy of Workers’ Compensation

    Nichols v. Jacobsen – Exclusive Remedy of Workers’ Compensation
    Workers’ compensation laws provide that employers who provide workers’ compensation insurance benefits to qualified employees are typically immune from personal injury litigation stemming from workplace injuries and occupational…
  • May 11

    Georgia Work Injury Fire Prompts OSHA Citation

    Georgia Work Injury Fire Prompts OSHA Citation
    A Georgia work injury that occurred last year when a fire broke out at a manufacturing plant in Winterville has resulted in a citation from the Occupational Health & Safety Administration (OSHA), which asserts the Japanese-based…
  • Apr 28

    Poremba v. Southern Nevada Paving – Reopening Workers’ Compensation Claim

    Poremba v. Southern Nevada Paving – Reopening Workers’ Compensation Claim
    In personal injury litigation, when a lawsuit is settled, that’s it. There is no going back to ask the same defendant for more money – even if your injuries are worse or lasted longer than you expected. But it’s different…
Rank this Week: 317

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: 378

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: 383

DePaolo's Work Comp World

DePaolo's Work Comp World

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

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

    Colorado Disruption

    Colorado Disruption
    Voters in Colorado are being asked to adopt a single payer medical system.Proposition 20 would enact Amendment 69 to the state Constitution, creating ColoradoCare to pay for medical services provided to all residents of the state regardless…
  • May 24

    Constitution Times Deuce

    Constitution Times Deuce
    The Flying None...2016 really is the year that challenges to workers' compensation's constitutionality is playing out across the nation in multiple jurisdictions under various theories.Kentucky governor, Matt Bevin, only the third Republican…
  • May 23

    Adjust The Portfolio

    Adjust The Portfolio
    Peter Lynch is probably one of the most famous investors ever.As the head of Magellan Fund for 13 years, he averaged returns of 29.2% annually. Assets under his management swelled from $18 million to $14 billion. Like a good athlete he left…
Rank this Week: 562

Washington Workers' Advisor

Washington Workers' Advisor

Covers workers compensation law. By The Causey Law Firm.

http://workersadvisor.com/
  • May 23

    WA Siding Company Cited 7th Time for Safety Violation

    WA Siding Company Cited 7th Time for Safety Violation
    A Battle Ground, WA siding company faces a substantial fine from the state after being cited for workplace safety violations involving fall hazards for the seventh time in four years. The Washington State Department of Labor & Industries…
  • May 23

    States consider workers comp reform

    States consider workers comp reform
    Today’s post was shared by Workers Compensation and comes from www.businessinsurance.com Workers comp reforms covering a variety of issues have been passed or are under consideration in numerous states. Below is a roundup of recent laws…
  • May 19

    The New Overtime Rule – Impacts on Workers’ Comp Claim

    The New Overtime Rule – Impacts on Workers’ Comp Claim
    The Overtime Rule In 2014, President Obama directed the Secretary of Labor to update the overtime regulations to reflect the original intent of the Fair Labor Standards Act, and to simplify and modernize the rules so they’re easier…
Rank this Week: 554

Maryland Accident Law Blog

Maryland Accident Law Blog

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

http://www.marylandaccidentlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 583

Georgia Workers Compensation blog

Georgia Workers Compensation blog

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

http://www.georgiaworkerscompblog.com
  • Apr 21

    Injured Workers Suffers Due to Insurance Company Tactic

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

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

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

    Is a Private Investigator Following You?

    Is a Private Investigator Following You?
    Over the years I have written articles and recorded videos about insurance company surveillance. As I explain to all of my work injury clients, the minute you give notice of your on-the-job injury to your employer, there is a good…
Rank this Week: 459

Georgia Workers' Compensation…

Georgia Workers' Compensation Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.georgiaworkerscompensationlawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 416

Phillips & Associates Blog

Phillips & Associates Blog

Covers Oklahoma criminal and personal injury law.

http://oklahoma-criminal-defense.com/blog/
  • Apr 16

    Infographic: Longest Prison Sentences of Pro Athlete

    Infographic: Longest Prison Sentences of Pro Athlete
    Aaron Hernandez, formerly an NFL football player with a $40 million contract, was convicted of the murder of Odin Lloyd and sentenced to life in prison. Hernandez is not the only professional athlete to receive a life sentence, though. Our…
  • Apr 14

    Tulsa County Reserve Deputy Charged in Shooting Death

    Tulsa County Reserve Deputy Charged in Shooting Death
    A Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office reserve deputy who shot and killed an illegal gun sale suspect has been charged with second degree manslaughter. Robert Charles “Bob” Bates, 73, was a Tulsa County reserve deputy who was…
  • Apr 9

    Ft. Sill Soldier Found Guilty of Sexual Assault

    Ft. Sill Soldier Found Guilty of Sexual Assault
    A Fort Sill soldier accused of pinning a fellow soldier to a wall and sexually assaulting her has been convicted of sexual assault, abusive sexual contact and assault consummated by a battery. A military judge found Spc. Jose J. Flores, Jr.,…
Rank this Week: 427

James M. Hoffmann Blog

James M. Hoffmann Blog

Covers Missouri workers' compensation and personal injury.

http://www.hoffmannworkcomp.com/category/blog/
  • May 25

    Injuries at St. Louis Construction Sites – Elevator Accident

    Injuries at St. Louis Construction Sites – Elevator Accident
    A risk that construction workers face is that of an elevator accident. Construction sites are among the most dangerous places to work, because of the presence of heavy equipment, moving machines, falling debris, and people…
  • May 24

    St. Louis Workplace Injuries that Require Arthroscopic Surgery

    St. Louis Workplace Injuries that Require Arthroscopic Surgery
    Arthroscopic surgery has become a treatment of choice for many work-related orthopedic injuries. Workers are prone to a variety of injuries at the workplace. While many work-related injuries are minor and require minimal treatment,…
  • May 19

    Work-Related Motor Vehicle Accident Risk Higher for Young People

    Work-Related Motor Vehicle Accident Risk Higher for Young People
    Youths have an important role in today’s workplace. No workplace is completely safe as far as worker injuries and illnesses are concerned. Even seemingly safe workplaces such as offices or retail stores have a risk of injury.…
Rank this Week: 906

Briskman Briskman & Greenberg Blog

Briskman Briskman & Greenberg Blog

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

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

    6.5 million dollar settlement in lawsuit over aortic tear

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

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

    250K dollar wrongful death award to family of woman walking her dog
    A 22-year-old woman from Naperville, Illinois, was hit and killed by a motorist as she was walking with her dog across the street. The driver had insufficient insurance. The family of Emily Driscoll was awarded $250,000 in a wrongful death…
  • May 20

    Illinois roofer fined for failing to protect workers from risk of fall

    Illinois roofer fined for failing to protect workers from risk of fall
    An Illinois roofing company received citations for one willful, one repeated and one serious safety violation from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) on April 13. The agency proposed to fine the South Elgin-based…
Rank this Week: 1018

Workers' Compensation Watch

Workers' Compensation Watch

By Rehm, Bennet & Moore.

http://workerscompensationwatch.com/
  • May 23

    Seven Seconds!

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

    The Dangers of Working with Vibrating Tool

    The Dangers of Working with Vibrating Tool
    Today’s blog post comes from Anthony L. Lucas of The Jernigan Law Firm in North Carolina. He writes about a problem that can affect many workers who frequently use vibrating hand tools. This post is an example of an occupational disease…
  • May 16

    Workers’ Compensation ‘Reform,’ Profits: What NCCI Shared

    Workers’ Compensation ‘Reform,’ Profits: What NCCI Shared
    Workers’ compensation laws are under constant attack by “reformers” from industry, insurance and self-insureds. NCCI is the National Council on Compensation Insurance, a group that participates in many aspects of…
Rank this Week: 1145

Malman Law Injury Blog

Malman Law Injury Blog

Covers recent cases, helpful tips, and research with personal injury, workers compensation, accident injuries, nursing home neglect and abuse, medical malpractice, and wrongful death.

http://www.malmanlaw.com/malman-law-injury-blog
  • May 23

    Do I Need a Workers’ Compensation Attorney if I’m a Union Member?

    Do I Need a Workers’ Compensation Attorney if I’m a Union Member?
    There are no special training or experience requirements needed to represent a member of a workers’ union who has been injured on the job. While it is helpful to have an attorney who has experience in union worker rights and injuries,…
  • May 20

    Video Evidence and Your Injury Case

    Video Evidence and Your Injury Case
    A few years ago, video cameras were not a common fixture in public places. But today, when an injury or wrongful death occurs, the first thing investigators look for is video footage. These video recordings come from a variety of sources, and…
  • May 16

    Treatments versus Over-Treatment for Your Accident Injurie

    Treatments versus Over-Treatment for Your Accident Injurie
    Defense attorneys have one job: To disprove or discredit the plaintiff. When there is enough evidence establishing their client’s liability, defense attorneys will often turn to the treatment program – more specifically, they will…
Rank this Week: 1097

Blogging for Justice

Blogging for Justice

Covers personal injury and the firm's involvement in the Bakersfield and Kern County community. By the Chain | Cohn | Stiles law firm.

http://www.bloggingforjustice.com/
  • May 18

    The wrongful death case of David Sal Silva

    The wrongful death case of David Sal Silva
    On the night of May 7, 2013, David Sal Silva fell asleep in front of a home in east Bakersfield, across from Kern Medical Center. Several law enforcement officers arrived on scene and proceeded to use unreasonable and excessive force in…
  • May 11

    Chain | Cohn | Stiles attorney Beatriz Trejo leads local group advocating for injured worker

    Chain | Cohn | Stiles attorney Beatriz Trejo leads local group advocating for injured worker
    The California Applicants’ Attorneys Association is “the most powerful, and most knowledgeable legal voice for the injured workers of California,” serving the state’s injured workers since…
  • May 4

    Chain | Cohn | Stiles selected to fourth consecutive ‘Best of Bakersfield’ list

    Chain | Cohn | Stiles selected to fourth consecutive ‘Best of Bakersfield’ list
    For the fourth year in a row, Bakersfield-based personal injury and workers’ compensation* law firm Chain | Cohn | Stiles has been selected to the “Best of Bakersfield” list. The law firm was chosen as one of three winners…
Rank this Week: 1039

Minnesota Workers Compensation…

Minnesota Workers Compensation Secrets from a Former Insurance Company Attorney

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

http://mnworkcompsecrets.blogspot.com/
  • May 14

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

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

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

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

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

    I Settled My Minnesota Workers Compensation Case Years Ago. Can I Get Help?
    Every week our office receives a call from someone who needs help getting a medical bill paid on a case they "settled" many years ago. The first thing we do is help them locate their old settlement papers. Sometimes the injured worker has…
Rank this Week: 1182

Charlotte Personal Injury Attorney…

Charlotte Personal Injury Attorney Blog

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

http://www.charlottepersonalinjuryattorneyblog.com/
  • May 9

    Texting and Driving in North Carolina and South Carolina

    Texting and Driving in North Carolina and South Carolina
    According to the Harvard T.H. Chan Center for Public Health, in 2011, 3,331 people lost their lives and 387,000 suffered injuries in crashes involving a distracted driver. According to the Greensboro News & Record, in 2013 law…
  • Apr 8

    Cómo Presentar un caso de reclamo pequeño en el Condado de Mecklenburg, Charlotte, Carolina del Norte

    Cómo Presentar un caso de reclamo pequeño en el Condado de Mecklenburg, Charlotte, Carolina del Norte
    La mayoría de los abogados de lesiones personales no aceptará un caso de accidente en el cual el valor total de los daños y perjuicios sea menor de $5,000.00 dolares. Su caso se considera pequeño si el importe…
  • Apr 7

    How to File a Small Claims Case in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina

    How to File a Small Claims Case in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina
    Most personal injury attorneys will not accept a “small dollar value” car accident case. Your case is considered small if the total amount of your property damage is less than $2,000.00, and if you do not have any physical…
Rank this Week: 920

New Jersey Employment Law Blog

New Jersey Employment Law Blog

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

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

    Pay for Play? Not Under the FLSA!

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

    Artificial Statute of Limitations Case to NJ Supreme Court

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

    Handbook Arbitration Provisions Take Another Hit

    Handbook Arbitration Provisions Take Another Hit
    For the second time time the last two months an employment dispute arbitration provision has been invalidated because it was contained in an expressly non-contractual employee handbook.  The first was from New Jersey, as we posted at the…
Rank this Week: 786

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/
  • Jan 25

    Nursing Home Workers Posting Embarrassing, Explicit Pictures of Residents Online

    Nursing Home Workers Posting Embarrassing, Explicit Pictures of Residents Online
    The explosion of social media has unfortunately meant more ways for unprofessional staff members at nursing homes to abuse vulnerable residents. A shocking exposé by ProPublica documents evidence of instances in which nursing home…
  • Dec 15

    How to Stay Alert for Terror Threats During the Holiday

    How to Stay Alert for Terror Threats During the Holiday
    Times have changed. While this may be the most wonderful time of the year, recent headlines have carried more misfortune and tragedy than any of us care to see. Terrorism is a real and present danger in the world today, and the threat…
  • Jun 8

    Group Motorcycle Riding Safety

    Group Motorcycle Riding Safety
    Motorcycling is a lot more fun with friends. Group motorcycling can be an exhilarating experience. However, when you are riding with other motorcyclists, there may be missteps, including miscommunications that could increase the risk of an…
Rank this Week: 760

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: 1197

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: 635

Scranton Personal Injury Lawyer…

Scranton Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers injury law, medical malpractice, and workers\' compensation. By Needle Law Firm .

http://www.scrantonpersonalinjurylawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1725

Florida Injury Attorneys Blog

Florida Injury Attorneys Blog

Covers workers compensation and injury law. By Jo Ann Hoffman & Associates, P.A.

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

    Injured Workers Right to Hire a Workers Compensation Attorney Restored by the First DCA

    Injured Workers Right to Hire a Workers Compensation Attorney Restored by the First DCA
    In Miles vs. City of Edgewater Police, 1D15-0165 the First District Court of Appeal declared Florida Statutes 440.105(3)(c) and 440.34 unconstitutional because they infringe on the Claimant’s right to contract to pay attorney’s…
  • May 10

    Beware of ExParte Communications between a Nurse Case Manager and a Physician

    Beware of ExParte Communications between a Nurse Case Manager and a Physician
    Are ex parte communications between a nurse case manager and a physician permissible?  The answer to this question truly depends on whether the nurse case manager is a qualified rehabilitative provider performing a reemployment…
  • Apr 28

    A BIG WIN FOR THE INJURED WORKERS!

    A BIG WIN FOR THE INJURED WORKERS!
    Today the Florida Supreme Court in the case of Castellanos v Next Door Company SC 13-2082 declared Florida Statute 440.34 unconstitutional as it denied right to the courts.  This is a victory for the injured workers as the attorneys can…
Rank this Week: 2217

San Mateo Injury Lawyers Blog

San Mateo Injury Lawyers Blog

Covers injury law and workers' compensation. By Law Offices of Galine, Frye & Fitting.

http://www.sanmateoinjurylawyers.com/
Rank this Week: 2104

Massachusetts Workers'…

Massachusetts Workers' Compensation Lawyer Blog

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

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

    How and Why do Most Work-Related Injuries Occur?

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

    How to Avoid Common Injuries in Massachusetts Workplace

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

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

    63 Massachusetts Workers Lost Their Lives On-the-Job in 2015
    In April, events across Massachusetts paid tribute to the 63 MA workers killed on-the-job in 2015. In addition to honoring the victims and their families, ‘Workers’ Memorial Day’ also served to highlight worker safety in…
Rank this Week: 1507

Nashville Injury Attorneys Blog

Nashville Injury Attorneys Blog

By The Law Office of Larry R. Williams, PLLC.

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

    Road Trip Safety Tips for This Memorial Day Long Weekend

    Road Trip Safety Tips for This Memorial Day Long Weekend
    Are you planning a getaway this coming long weekend? We have put together a list of 3 tips for road safety to ensure you stay safe on the road. Buckle Up. According to the National Highway Safety Advisory, men 16-44 years old are least likely…
  • May 20

    Surprise Medical Bills: What You Need to Know

    Surprise Medical Bills: What You Need to Know
    When you are injured in a car wreck or other accident, the last thing you think is “I better go to a doctor that is covered by my insurance.” Unfortunately with insurance companies becoming less pro-patient and more pro-profit…
  • May 9

    The Most Likely Car Wreck

    The Most Likely Car Wreck
    Statistics have spoken. The most common type of car wreck in Tennessee has the following identifiers: Who: 21-29 Year Old Driver When: May to October: Thursday or Friday between 3-5pm Continue reading
Rank this Week: 3127

Canadian Occupational Health and…

Canadian Occupational Health and Safety Law

Covers OHS laws and developments in Canada. By FMC Law.

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

    Ontario MOL consulting on new mandatory construction hazard awareness training

    Ontario MOL consulting on new mandatory construction hazard awareness training
    The Ontario Ministry of Labour is proposing to require all construction employers to ensure that their workers complete a new “construction hazard awareness training” program. This training program would be an add-on, for…
  • May 19

    City wins suspension of MOL inspector’s “constructor” order

    City wins suspension of MOL inspector’s “constructor” order
    A city has won a suspension of a Ministry of Labour inspector’s decision that the city was a “constructor” under the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act on a watermain-improvement project. The city was the…
  • May 17

    Watch Out: Ontario Ministry of Labour Inspection Blitzes/Initiatives Are Coming

    Watch Out: Ontario Ministry of Labour Inspection Blitzes/Initiatives Are Coming
    The Ontario Ministry of Labour recently announced its 2016 and 2017 enforcement blitz and initiative schedule. In an effort to emphasize the importance of protecting workers’ rights and ensuring employer compliance with both the…
Rank this Week: 3582

Massachusetts Workers'…

Massachusetts Workers' Compensation Lawyer Blawg

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

http://www.massachusettsworkerscompensationlawyerblawg.com/
Rank this Week: 2662

Petro Cohen Petro Matarazzo Blog

Petro Cohen Petro Matarazzo Blog

Covers workers compensation law.

http://www.petrocohen.com/blog/
  • May 23

    Catch-22 for Cyclists: Avoiding Traffic May Lead to “Dooring” Accident

    Catch-22 for Cyclists: Avoiding Traffic May Lead to “Dooring” Accident
    More and more New Jersey residents are cycling. It is great exercise, provides an efficient method of burning calories, and, particularly in urban settings, can be a great way to get to work. Unfortunately, cyclists can’t win for…
  • May 16

    Fatalities in the Workplace

    Fatalities in the Workplace
    The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) recently released its preliminary data on workplace fatalities in 2014. In total, the BLS’s data show that 4,679 individuals died on the job last year – nearly 100 more than in 2013.…
  • May 13

    Frank Petro Pens Article for The Bencher

    Frank Petro Pens Article for The Bencher
    Attorney Frank Petro recently wrote an article that appears in the May/June issue of The Bencher magazine, an American Inns of Court publication. Frank was one of the founding members and a past president of The Justice James H. Coleman, Jr.…
Rank this Week: 1804

Alabama Injury Lawyer Blog

Alabama Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers workers compensation and injury law. By Jeff Blackwell.

http://www.alabamainjurylawyer-blog.com/
  • May 23

    How Dangerous Is Invokana?

    How Dangerous Is Invokana?
    Invokana continues to be linked to serious health problems. Our office has closely followed developments with the diabetes medication Invokana since it was first approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Although relatively new…
  • May 16

    Distracted Driving: Much Worse Than Reported

    Distracted Driving: Much Worse Than Reported
    On our law firm website, we provide some government statistics concerning distracted driving dangers. However, we believe those statistics fail to reveal the full picture. We believe they significantly under-report the problem of distracted…
  • May 9

    Distracted Driving: Why Texting Is Especially Dangerou

    Distracted Driving: Why Texting Is Especially Dangerou
    In our fast-paced world, so many things seek to divert our attention. Distracted driving has become a major cause of automobile accidents. Yearly, thousands of people are injured or killed due to a distracted driver. The picture below shows a…
Rank this Week: 2061

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: 1492

Workers' Law Watch

Workers' Law Watch

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

http://workerslawwatch.com/
  • May 23

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

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

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

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

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

    A Legal Victory, and Workers’ Memorial Day: We Can Never Forget
    During the past couple of months I have been focused on the proposed New York State Budget.  Governor Andrew Cuomo had recommended some provisions that would have negatively impacted workers.  As a result of community involvement,…
Rank this Week: 2981

Iowa Workers' Compensation Law

Iowa Workers' Compensation Law

By Paul McAndrew Law Firm.

http://iowaworkcomplaw.com/
Rank this Week: 3760

North Carolina Workers'…

North Carolina Workers' Compensation Journal

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

http://www.ncworkcompjournal.com/
  • May 23

    Scientology And Workplace Safety

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

    Let’s Get to Zero

    Let’s Get to Zero
    Today’s post was shared by US Labor Department and comes from blog.dol.gov A group of Boise construction workers listen to a presentation during the National Safety Stand-Down this May. For us at the Occupational Safety and Health…
  • May 16

    Tips on Your Workers’ Compensation Claim

    Tips on Your Workers’ Compensation Claim
    Today’s post comes from guest author Thomas Domer, from The Domer Law Firm. I just returned from New Orleans where I made a presentation to about 150 workers’ compensation lawyers (both for workers and for employers) on…
Rank this Week: 3083

North Carolina Workers'…

North Carolina Workers' Compensation Lawyers Blog

Covers workers' compensation procedures. By Lee Law Offices.

http://www.northcarolinaworkerscompensationlawyersblog.com/
  • May 22

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

    Smith v. Young – Why You Need a Workers’ Compensation Attorney
    One of the questions we see crop up frequently in online forums pertaining to North Carolina workers’ compensation is whether workers absolutely need to a hire an attorney or whether they are better off going it alone.  The answer…
  • May 20

    Rainey v. Charlotte – 2-Year Statute of Limitations on NC Workers’ Comp. Claim

    Rainey v. Charlotte – 2-Year Statute of Limitations on NC Workers’ Comp. Claim
    If you have suffered either a North Carolina work-related injury or an occupational disease or illness, you need to file a claim for workers’ compensation benefits as soon as possible. It will cover not just the immediate expenses, but…
  • May 17

    Blue v. Montaire Farms et al. – Exclusive Remedy of North Carolina Workers’ Comp.

    Blue v. Montaire Farms et al. – Exclusive Remedy of North Carolina Workers’ Comp.
    The recent North Carolina Court of Appeals decision in Blue v. Montaire Farms et al., underscores once again the fact that workers’ compensation is often the sole means of compensation following a work-related injury.  As our…
Rank this Week: 4539

Employment & Labor Insider

Employment & Labor Insider

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

http://www.employmentandlaborinsider.com/
  • May 20

    Is sexual harassment training a turn-off for men?

    Is sexual harassment training a turn-off for men?
    A semi-recent article in the New York Post — “The Corporate ‘Cure’ for Sexual Harassment Only Feeds the Disease” — cited a couple of studies that allegedly proved that sexual harassment training is worse…
  • May 20

    Too many RULES, man!

    Too many RULES, man!
    “Do this, don’t do that, can’t you read the rules . . .”* Of course, the mega-topic this week was the U.S. Department of Labor’s Final Rule on white-collar exemptions to the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor…
  • May 19

    An open love letter to Justice Clarence Thoma

    An open love letter to Justice Clarence Thoma
    I admit it.  I have a crush on Justice Thomas.  Today’s unanimous Supreme Court opinion in CRST Van Expedited, Inc. v. EEOC – holding that a merit-based dismissal is not necessary for a defendant to qualify as the…
Rank this Week: 3188

Boletin Laboral

Boletin Laboral

Blog about labor and employment laws and workplace issues in Puerto Rico. By Robert A. Fleming.

http://www.abogadoslaborales.com
  • May 19

    Congreso próximo a excluir Isla de nuevos cambios empleados exento

    Congreso próximo a excluir Isla de nuevos cambios empleados exento
    La más reciente enmienda al proyecto H.R. 5278 para establecer la Junta Fiscal del 18 de mayo  ha insertado una cláusula que excluye provisionalmente a Puerto Rico de la nueva reglamentación sobre   empleados…
  • May 18

    Empleados Exentos- Las Nuevas Regla

    Empleados Exentos- Las Nuevas Regla
    El Departamento del Trabajo Federal aprobó una nueva regla que impacta a los empleados exentos y el pago de horas extra a la semana. La Regla final: busca darle a los empleados exentos o asalariados que ganen menos de $913 a la semana…
  • May 17

    Zika en el Trabajo: Guia de OSHA

    Zika en el Trabajo: Guia de OSHA
    La Administración de Seguridad y Salud Ocupacional (OSHA) y el Instituto Nacional para la Seguridad y Salud Ocupacional (NIOSH) del gobierno federal emitieron una guía provisional para la protección de los trabajadores de…
Rank this Week: 2220

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: 1996

Minick Law Blog

Minick Law Blog

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

http://www.minicklaw.com/asheville-attorney-blog/
  • May 19

    From Jail to Bail

    From Jail to Bail
    Factors involved in a Magistrate setting bond Being charged with a criminal offense can be very stressful and frightening experience. For most people charged with a crime, the incident ends with them confined in a county jail hoping to be…
  • May 13

    Marijuana Use and Driving While Impaired

    Marijuana Use and Driving While Impaired
      Marijuana Users Beware   In North Carolina it is illegal to drive a vehicle while under the influence of an impairing substance. Impairing substances include alcohol, illegal drugs, prescription medications, and marijuana.  …
  • May 2

    ATTACKING PROBABLE CAUSE ON A DWI CHARGE IN NC – VIDEO

    ATTACKING PROBABLE CAUSE ON A DWI CHARGE IN NC – VIDEO
    This article is an outline designed to help North Carolina Attorneys defend their clients in a DWI charge. The focus of this article is attacking the probable cause to arrest for Driving While Impaired. In any attack based on probable cause,…
Rank this Week: 2244

Louisiana Injury Lawyer Blog

Louisiana Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers workers compensation and injury law. By Lavis Law Firm.

https://www.lavislaw.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 2086