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California Comp Blog

California Comp Blog

Covers workers' compensation legal decisions.

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

    We’ve Moved!

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

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

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

    Proposed En Banc Decision May Lead to Increased Litigation

    Proposed En Banc Decision May Lead to Increased Litigation
    The Appeals Board has issued a proposed en banc decision addressing whether the original panel QME or AME must be used to address subsequent dates of injury. In Ismael Navarro v. City of Montebello, the Appeals Board proposed holding the…
Rank this Week: 2471

Comp Wonk

Comp Wonk

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

http://compwonk.com
  • Jul 22

    2014 Super Lawyers | Law Office of Thomas Mottaz

    2014 Super Lawyers | Law Office of Thomas Mottaz
    The Law Office of Thomas Mottaz is proud to announce that David Kempston and Thomas Mottaz have been named Minnesota Super Lawyers . Congratulations to Thomas Mottaz and David Kempston for their recognition again as being…
  • Jul 22

    2014 Super Lawyers | Law Office of Thomas Mottaz

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

    Changes to the Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Law

    Changes to the Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Law
    The Minnesota Worker’s Compensation statute underwent substantial revision during the past legislative session. Most of the statutory changes will take effect October 1, 2013. The following is a short summary that outlines the main…
Rank this Week: 2466

Quad Cities Injury Lawyers

Quad Cities Injury Lawyers

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

http://qcinjurylawyers.wordpress.com
  • May 15

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

    440,000 People Die from Medical Errors in Hospitals Every Year
    I’ve been doing this long enough that articles like this one from Consumer Reports don’t surprise me anymore. The number of deaths from preventable medical errors is astonishing. That’s why we do what we do. Quite frankly,…
  • Feb 14

    Understanding Illinois’ New Settlement Statute

    Understanding Illinois’ New Settlement Statute
    Illinois recently enacted a new settlement statute, with the goal of alleviating some of the hassles of the personal injury practice.  We’ve all had cases that have settled but still sat on the shelf for weeks or months due to…
  • Jan 23

    Juror Collapses in Med Mal Trial – Defendant Doctor saves her. What happens next?

    Juror Collapses in Med Mal Trial – Defendant Doctor saves her. What happens next?
    This is one of the most common war stories you hear in the medical malpractice world – someone in the courtroom collapses during a medical malpractice trial, and the defendant doctor runs in to render aid and save the day. ……
Rank this Week: 2632

Florida's Workers' Compensation…

Florida's Workers' Compensation Lawyer Blog

By Law Offices of Franks, Koenig & Neuwelt.

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

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

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

    Can I Settle My Florida Workers' Compensation Case?

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

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

    Workers' Compensation Injuries in Florida: What Do You Mean Preexisting?
    In Florida, the laws are written in such a fashion that allows workers' compensation doctors to say that the need for treatment following an accident is not the injury itself, but rather a preexisting injury or condition. The problem is that…
Rank this Week: 2432

Course and Scope

Course and Scope

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

http://aspelllaw.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 2

    Age and Social Security Disability

    Age and Social Security Disability
    SSD FAQ: Is it easier to get approved for Disability after age 50? Answer: Generally yes, depending on your specific situation. The SSA's "ability to work" rules are more relaxed for applicants who are 50 and older. As a result, a…
  • Nov 19

    Year End Brings Settlement Time

    Year End Brings Settlement Time
    As the year begins to draw to close, insurance companies begin to think about getting older cases off their books. This can be used to your advantage if you know how to accurately price a case for settlement. We have 27 years of…
  • May 3

    Scarring Awards in the Current Worker's Comp Landscape

    Scarring Awards in the Current Worker's Comp Landscape
    In a few certain, specific situations, an injured worker in Connecticut can still be awarded a monetary allowance for scarring or disfigurement. Notably, a scar on the face still qualifies for compensation. The value of the scarring award is…
Rank this Week: 2496

The QR Legal Blog

The QR Legal Blog

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

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

    Community Leader: David S. DeRose, Esq.

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

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

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

    Relax the Back: Lessons from the Pittsburgh Post Gazette

    Relax the Back: Lessons from the Pittsburgh Post Gazette
    Below are links to a three-part series on back pain and its treatment from the Pittsburgh Post…
Rank this Week: 2468

North Carolina Workers'…

North Carolina Workers' Compensation Lawyer Blog

By Law Offices of Michael A. DeMayo, L.L.P.

http://www.northcarolinaworkerscompensationlawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 13

    Downfall to Specialization?

    Downfall to Specialization?
    It can’t happen to me, right? When I hear people talk about a workplace injury, I am relieved that I
  • Sep 3

    Smile! You’re on “ReducedDamages” Camera!

    Smile! You’re on “ReducedDamages” Camera!
    Really? Can they do that?  That seems so unfair?!  While not at all unheard of in the trial setting, thi
  • Aug 30

    Car Accidents: Employee, Injured Driver or Both?

    Car Accidents: Employee, Injured Driver or Both?
    The paperwork following an accident can create more pain and suffering than the actual auto accident itself.  This is all
Rank this Week: 2647

Meuser & Associates, P.A.,…

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

Covers workers' compensation law in Minnesota.

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

    PERA Police and Fire Plan Duty Disability Age and Service Limitation

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

    Pain and Suffering and MN Workers' Compensation

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

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

    What is a Stipulation Status Conference? MN Workers' Compensation Proceeding
    My workers’ compensation case settled. I received Notice of a Stipulation Status Conference from the Office of Administrative Hearings. What is this? A Stipulation Status Conference is an informal conference scheduled by the…
Rank this Week: 2416

Chicago Personal Injury Attorneys…

Chicago Personal Injury Attorneys Blog

Covers Illinois medical malpractice and workers compensation. By Jerisat & Kostopoulos.

http://www.chicagopersonalinjuryattorneysblog.com/
  • Jul 15

    Illinois Cancer Diagnosis Malpractice by Medical Professional

    Illinois Cancer Diagnosis Malpractice by Medical Professional
    Medical malpractice in misdiagnosis of cancer is unfortunately common in Illinois and other states. Diagnosing cancer correctly at the earliest stages is crucial to having a good outcome. At its earliest stages, cancer can often be cured by…
  • Jun 14

    Personal Injury Lawyers file Yaz/Yasmin Birth Control Pill Suit

    Personal Injury Lawyers file Yaz/Yasmin Birth Control Pill Suit
    Illinois personal injury lawyers have filed product liability lawsuits involving the Yaz and Yasmin birth control pills. Yasmin is sold under the Ocella and Zarah brands. Yaz is sold under the Gianvi brand name. Bayer Corporation,…
  • Jun 12

    Patent Infringement Verdict of $290 Million, and Clear and Convincing Standard, Upheld by U.S. Supreme Court

    Patent Infringement Verdict of $290 Million, and Clear and Convincing Standard, Upheld by U.S. Supreme Court
    Contingency fee patent attorneys have won a victory for a small tech company . The U.S. Supreme Court upheld a $290 million patent infringement verdict against Microsoft which was appealed from Judge Leonard Davis. This is the largest patent…
Rank this Week: 2667

Texas Injury Lawyers Blog

Texas Injury Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.texasinjurylawyersblog.com/
  • Aug 25

    Worker Injured on Former's Employer's Premise

    Worker Injured on Former's Employer's Premise
    A recent appellate case arose when a plaintiff was seriously burned after falling into a pool of hot water at the defendant's chemical plant. The plant had multiple manufacturing units, but the facility was owned by DuPont. The unit where the…
  • Aug 18

    Death of a Minor in Go-Kart Accident in Texa

    Death of a Minor in Go-Kart Accident in Texa
    Recently, a 14-year-old girl passed away after a go-kart accident outside the Texas Motor Speedway, where she was participating in a go-kart race. The race was sponsored by the Sports Car Club of America. The girl's go-kart kept going after…
  • Aug 15

    Discovery in Texas Manufacturing Defect Tire Case

    Discovery in Texas Manufacturing Defect Tire Case
    In a product liability or manufacturing defects case in Texas, it is common to need extensive discovery on the manufacturing process. Among other things, plaintiffs will need to propound written discovery, take depositions, and retain experts…
Rank this Week: 2918

Nashville Injury Attorneys Blog

Nashville Injury Attorneys Blog

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

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

    COPD and Disability

    COPD and Disability
    Tennessee Social Security Disability attorney Ann Tycer is often asked to prove cases of disability involving COPD. This is a respiratory (lung) condition characterized by loss of pulmonary function making it very difficult to breath, which…
  • Jun 5

    Can you win Social Security Disability benefits due to Fibromyalgia?

    Can you win Social Security Disability benefits due to Fibromyalgia?
    Fibromyalgia is a complex disease (syndrome) with widespread symptoms. Muscle pain and weakness lasting more than three months is one of the foremost factors, but a number of other abnormalities are usually present. Some studies indicate that…
  • May 22

    Tennessean Report: Nashville is Too Dangerous for Pedestrian

    Tennessean Report: Nashville is Too Dangerous for Pedestrian
    The Tennessean reported today that Nashville is one of the most dangerous metropolitan areas for pedestrians. You can read the article here. It includes the following report: A report released this week identified the Nashville metro area as…
Rank this Week: 2987

Fort Worth Injury Lawyer Blog

Fort Worth Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Fort Worth personal injury and workers' compensation law. By the Law Office of Stephen O'Rear, P.C.

http://www.fortworthinjurylawyer-blog.com/
  • Jul 15

    LIABILITY UNDER THE TEXAS FRAUDULENT TRANSFERS ACT

    LIABILITY UNDER THE TEXAS FRAUDULENT TRANSFERS ACT
    If you owe someone a debt and you attempt to avoid paying that debt by transferring your assets to a family member or another entity you control to try to keep it out of the reach of your creditors you may be violating the Texas Uniform…
  • Mar 19

    I BUY HOUSES - SELLER BEWARE

    I BUY HOUSES - SELLER BEWARE
    Driving around town you might see signs posted at intersections advertising that a person buy's houses or sells them to investors. These signs are typically posted by real estate scammers who have attended seminars that you see advertised on…
  • Dec 17

    IS THE INNOCENT SPOUSE DOCTRINE STILL ALIVE IN TEXAS

    IS THE INNOCENT SPOUSE DOCTRINE STILL ALIVE IN TEXAS
    Sometimes when marriages go sour and spouses can no longer get along with one another, one spouse whose emotions have taken over them might do something out of anger to harm the other spouse, such as deliberately setting fire to their home.…
Rank this Week: 2776

Workplace Safety Blog

Workplace Safety Blog

Covers injury law and workers' compensation. By Workplace Safety Task Force.

http://www.workplacesafety-blog.com/
  • Apr 4

    DEFENDANTS ORDERED TO PAY PLAINTIFF $7.25 MILLION IN WRONGFUL DEATH ACTION INVOLVING EXPOSOSURE TO ASBESTOS

    DEFENDANTS ORDERED TO PAY PLAINTIFF $7.25 MILLION IN WRONGFUL DEATH ACTION INVOLVING EXPOSOSURE TO ASBESTOS
    The jury awarded a plaintiff in an asbestos lawsuit $7.25 million in his case against RSCC Wire & Cable. The lawsuit was filed by the family of a shipbuilder that died due to mesothelioma. The family was won survival damages and wrongful…
  • Mar 21

    FORMER EMPLOYEE'S ESTATE SUES CHEVRON FOR NEGLIGENT EXPOSURE TO BENZENE

    FORMER EMPLOYEE'S ESTATE SUES CHEVRON FOR NEGLIGENT EXPOSURE TO BENZENE
    A Chevron U.S.A. employee's surviving son and daughter are suing the company on behalf of their father for gross negligence. The Plaintiffs allege that Chevron knowingly exposed their father, Joseph Guidry, to carcinogenic chemicals and that…
  • Mar 17

    EMPLOYEE WHO WAS CRUSHED TO DEATH ANTICIPATED HIS DEMISE FOR MONTHS

    EMPLOYEE WHO WAS CRUSHED TO DEATH ANTICIPATED HIS DEMISE FOR MONTHS
    Frank Johnson Sr., a worker at Republic Steel in Lorain, Ohio, had worried for four or five months right before his death that "somebody is going to get killed" on the job and he hoped "it ain't me." Tragically, Mr. Johnson's fears came true…
Rank this Week: 2835

Georgia Workers Compensation blog

Georgia Workers Compensation blog

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

http://www.georgiaworkerscompblog.com
  • Jan 14

    Unrepresented Claimant with Rotator Cuff Injury Denied Necessary Rehab

    Unrepresented Claimant with Rotator Cuff Injury Denied Necessary Rehab
    I want to talk with you today about rotator cuff injuries and the importance of both proper medical care and appropriate rehabilitation and followup. In many respects the right kind of rehabilitation and follow-up medical care can make the…
  • Oct 28

    Workers Compensation Coverage Not Optional

    Workers Compensation Coverage Not Optional
    What would you do if your employer asked you to accept a higher salary in exchange for “opting out” of the workers’ compensation system.  What would you say if a prospective employer offered you a job, but insisted that…
  • Aug 22

    What is a Malingerer?

    What is a Malingerer?
    Certain terms that can be found in medical reports carry significant meaning.  If you see the term “malingerer” applied to you, this could be a significant problem for your workers’ compensation claim. In a work injury…
Rank this Week: 2862

Judge Tom Talks

Judge Tom Talks

Review of Oklahoma workers' compensation cases, law, and current trends. By Tom Leonard.

http://judgetom.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 10

    Crosswalk and Disposition Table

    Crosswalk and Disposition Table
    The Oklahoma Workers' Compensation Act is repealed, and the Oklahoma Workers' Compensation Code is adopted. Most of the old provisions have been retained, but the numbering is new and the subsections have been shuffled. For example §3…
  • Dec 13

    Budget Outlook for Oklahoma

    Budget Outlook for Oklahoma
    If you are unfamiliar with the Oklahoma Policy Institute, go to its website and bookmark it, add it to you feed reader or follow it on Twitter.
  • Dec 6

    The Bunkhouse Rule

    The Bunkhouse Rule
    The Supreme Court of South Carolina held that a worker's injuries occurred within the course and scope of his employment where the migrant worker sustained a right ankle fracture when he fell on a wet sidewalk outside housing provided by his…
Rank this Week: 3017

Minnesota Workers Compensation…

Minnesota Workers Compensation Secrets from a Former Insurance Company Attorney

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

http://mnworkcompsecrets.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 3138

Iowa Workers' Compensation Lawyer…

Iowa Workers' Compensation Lawyer Blog

Covers workers' compensation law and claims. By Gilloon, Wright & Hamel, P.C.

http://www.iowaworkerscompensationlawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 31

    The Gilloon, Wright & Hamel Website Has Gone Mobile Device Friendly

    The Gilloon, Wright & Hamel Website Has Gone Mobile Device Friendly
    We have redesigned our website so that it is now mobile device friendly. If you look at the website on a computer or tablet it looks very similar to the previous version. The big change is when you view the website on a cell phone. …
  • Jul 8

    Handling Referrals of Iowa Work Comp Case

    Handling Referrals of Iowa Work Comp Case
    Our law firm accepts work injury case referrals from lawyers who do not regularly handle Iowa worker's compensation claims. In the referral cases the clients pay the same one third contingent fee that we use in non-referral cases. We have…
  • Jun 13

    Back and Neck Injuries in Iowa Work Comp Case

    Back and Neck Injuries in Iowa Work Comp Case
    A large part of my practice involves back and neck claims. Injuries to the back or neck frequently have a serious negative impact on a worker's ability to continue to do their job. We have added a new section to our website that discusses…
Rank this Week: 3529

Atlanta Workers Compensation Law

Atlanta Workers Compensation Law

Covers news, cases, statutes, and trends in Georgia workers' compensation law. By Bader Law Firm.

http://www.atlantaworkerscompblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3227

Missouri Workers Compensation…

Missouri Workers Compensation Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.missouriworkerscompensationlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3092

Missouri Injury Lawyers Blog

Missouri Injury Lawyers Blog

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

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

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

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

    More Traffic Tickets = Higher Insurance

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

    Pharmaceutical Update

    Pharmaceutical Update
    I spent April 3-4, 2014 in Houston at the Texas Trial Lawyers Association at their Second Annual Pharmaceutical Conference and Medical Device Seminar. Some of the topics relevant to our clients include: - Testosterone Therapy Litigation -…
Rank this Week: 3181

Welch & Condon Workers…

Welch & Condon Workers Compensation

Covers workers compensation issues in Washington.

http://washingtonworkerscompensation.wordpress.com
  • Feb 26

    Why talk to an attorney?

    Why talk to an attorney?
    Thought this might be a conversation starter . . .  
  • Feb 26

    2013 in review

    2013 in review
    The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog. Fun Stuff!   Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 21,000 times in 2013. If…
  • Oct 14

    Government shutdown and your Benefit

    Government shutdown and your Benefit
      I’ve avoided posting anything about the Federal Government shutdown, because I had hoped it would be short-lived. Now that we are dragging into week 3, it seems some basic information may reduce some concerns. The Federal…
Rank this Week: 3433

Miami Personal Injury Attorney…

Miami Personal Injury Attorney Blog

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

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

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

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

    Are Trucks More Dangerous than Cars?

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

    Pedestrian accidents caused by texting - food for thought

    Pedestrian accidents caused by texting - food for thought
    We live in a technological era. There is simply no turning back. And with the use and overuse of cell phones, tablets and other portable communication devices, comes also the reactionary restriction by lawmakers. In Florida a new bill will…
Rank this Week: 3448

SC Disability Law

SC Disability Law

Discusses personal injury, workers compensation and Social Security disability issues. By Rita Metts.

http://scdisabilitylaw.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 14

    Veterans with disabilities may receive compensation

    Veterans with disabilities may receive compensation
    Veterans with disabilities may receive compensationThis blog is not intended as legal advice, nor an offer of legal representation. We encourage honest communication regarding Social Security Disability. Please contact an attorney for legal…
  • Apr 14

    Covering the Bases: Social Security Disability, Medicare and returning to work - CapitalGazette.com: Covering The Base

    Covering the Bases: Social Security Disability, Medicare and returning to work - CapitalGazette.com: Covering The Base
    Covering the Bases: Social Security Disability, Medicare and returning to work - CapitalGazette.com: Covering The BasesThis blog is not intended as legal advice, nor an offer of legal representation. We encourage honest communication…
  • Apr 14

    Apply wisely for disability benefit

    Apply wisely for disability benefit
    Apply wisely for disability benefitsThis blog is not intended as legal advice, nor an offer of legal representation. We encourage honest communication regarding Social Security Disability. Please contact an attorney for legal advice…
Rank this Week: 3101

Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation…

Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Journal

An online digest of developments in Pennsylvania workers compensation practice and procedure. By Judge Robert Vonada.

http://www.pawcj.com/
  • Mar 10

    Twitter Link

    Twitter Link
    I have not been able to prepare posts to Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Journal for some time. On Twitter I share updates on all of my interests including, of course, workers' compensation. The link to Twitter is down the page on the…
  • Sep 12

    Decedent in Home Office Was Not in Course of Employment if on Personal Comfort Break

    Decedent in Home Office Was Not in Course of Employment if on Personal Comfort Break
    In Werner v. WCAB (Greenleaf Service Corporation) the decedent had a home office. The claimant surviving spouse found the decedent unresponsive in his home office desk chair. The decedent suffered a massive intracranial hemorrage. The…
  • Aug 29

    Claimant Who Returns to Light Duty and is Dismissed for Concealing Employment During Disability is Not Entitled to Reinstatement.

    Claimant Who Returns to Light Duty and is Dismissed for Concealing Employment During Disability is Not Entitled to Reinstatement.
    In Sauer v. Workers' Compensation Appeal Board (Verizon Pennsylvania, inc.) the Claimant returned to light duty on August 16 and a notification of suspension was issued. On August 17, the Claimant and his union representative were shown…
Rank this Week: 3221

Wisconsin Workers' Compensation…

Wisconsin Workers' Compensation Experts

Covers trends and developments in workers’ compensation law, in Wisconsin and throughout the United States. By Domer Law.

http://www.wisworkcompexperts.com/
Rank this Week: 3399

Michigan Injury Lawyers Blog

Michigan Injury Lawyers Blog

Michigan trial lawyers discuss personal injury and wrongful death cases. By The Reeves Law Group.

http://www.michiganinjurylawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3403

Illinois Workers Compensation

Illinois Workers Compensation

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

http://workcomp-chicago.blogspot.com/
  • 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…
  • Jun 28

    New 2012 Illinois Downstate Arbitration Hearing Location

    New 2012 Illinois Downstate Arbitration Hearing Location
    9-05-11 As part of the new Illinois workers compensation reform package, downstate hearing locations will be consolidated into the 6 regions listed below to take effect on January 1, 2012.  The reduction in hearing locations is structured…
Rank this Week: 3228

Wynn & Wynn Blog

Wynn & Wynn Blog

Covers injury and workers' compensation law.

http://www.wynnandwynn.com/our-blog/
  • Aug 27

    Using Social Media for your Massachusetts Busine

    Using Social Media for your Massachusetts Busine
    Social media is an essential part of any Massachusetts business. The use of social Media in Massachusetts businesses has grown significantly in recent years. The PEW Internet and American Life Project published a recent report showing that…
  • Jul 31

    WARNING: YOUR E-MAILS MIGHT BIND YOU TO A CONTRACT

    WARNING: YOUR E-MAILS MIGHT BIND YOU TO A CONTRACT
    By: Marissa Louro | Law Clerk In a world where many rely on technology to expedite personal and business communications, it is no surprise that recent decisions in Massachusetts state and federal courts are deeming email conversations…
  • Jul 31

    PROCEDURE FOR OBTAINING PAYMENT OF A DEBT AFTER DEBTOR’S DEATH

    PROCEDURE FOR OBTAINING PAYMENT OF A DEBT AFTER DEBTOR’S DEATH
    By: Dianna M. Gallagher, Esq. Under the Massachusetts Uniform Probate Code, effective March 31, 2012, a creditor of a deceased debtor must bring an action against the debtor’s estate within one year of the debtor’s date of death…
Rank this Week: 3631

Pearson Bitman Blog

Pearson Bitman Blog

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

http://accidentlaworlando.com/blog/
  • Aug 26

    Orange County is on Alert for Crosswalk Violations as School is Back in Session

    Orange County is on Alert for Crosswalk Violations as School is Back in Session
    Best Foot Forward for Pedestrian Safety Orlando Police Department and Orange County Sheriff’s Department have stepped up their efforts to patrol for crosswalk right of way violations as schools start back in During enforcement actions,…
  • Aug 26

    Uber and Lyft Launch Lobby Campaign to Defeat Ride Sharing Insurance Bill

    Uber and Lyft Launch Lobby Campaign to Defeat Ride Sharing Insurance Bill
    From the LA Times comes news of ride sharing services Lyft and Uber pushing their lobbying efforts into full gear to defeat a proposed bill in the California legislature requiring higher liability coverage for Uber and Lyft drivers, and…
  • Aug 26

    Uber Drivers Describe How They Can Circumvent Background Check

    Uber Drivers Describe How They Can Circumvent Background Check
    We have addressed the potential legal loopholes Uber is using to operate in Orlando here on our blog.  Now, Gawker.com has an interesting feature with a report from an anonymous Uber driver describing how the company’s background…
Rank this Week: 4060

Federal Employee Disability Law…

Federal Employee Disability Law Blog

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lawyers for NJ Workers

Covers workers' compensation law.

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

    NJ Supreme Court Limits Workers’ Compensation for Cardiovascular Injurie

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

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

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

    Beware of Purposely Making Misleading Statement

    Beware of Purposely Making Misleading Statement
    In the recent Workers’ Compensation decision in Neglia v. Craft Carpentry & Drywall, a New Jersey Workers’ Compensation court held that a petitioner was not entitled to medical and temporary benefits where the Court determined…
Rank this Week: 4022

Calbom & Schwab News

Calbom & Schwab News

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Changes in Washington’s Workers’ Compensation System Can Deny You Caring Doctor
    I just finished a file review of a client, and every time the family doctor rejected the opinions of the panel examiners for the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries (L&I), he was challenged by the claims manager as well as…
Rank this Week: 4096

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
  • Mar 6

    OSHA Issues 2014 Plan for Reducing Injuries at High-Risk Workplace

    OSHA Issues 2014 Plan for Reducing Injuries at High-Risk Workplace
    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or OSHA, has issued its 2014 inspection plan, citing plans to specifically target workplaces where the highest rates of injury and illness occur. The Site-Specific Targeting 2014 program, as…
  • Mar 5

    Wisconsin Man’s Foot Severed, Femur Crushed in On-the-Job Accident

    Wisconsin Man’s Foot Severed, Femur Crushed in On-the-Job Accident
    The U.S. Department of Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited a Wisconsin manufacturing company, County Materials Corp., for 18 serious safety violations after a truck driver had his foot severed and femur crushed at a…
  • Mar 4

    Family Files Lawsuit Against Petco Over Rat Bite Death

    Family Files Lawsuit Against Petco Over Rat Bite Death
    A California family has filed a lawsuit against Petco after a 10-year-old boy passed away following being bitten by a rat purchased at the chain of pet stores.  Aiden Pankey died last summer from rat bite fever, disease reportedly…
Rank this Week: 3793

National Registry of Workers'…

National Registry of Workers' Compensation Specialists Blog

Focuses on workers' compensation, safety and risk manangement.

http://www.nrwcs.com/blog
  • Jul 12

    Why Every Contractor Should Require Workers’ Comp Insurance

    Why Every Contractor Should Require Workers’ Comp Insurance
    Effective risk management is not only about how best to control risk but also a plan to be able to include hired subcontractors in the workers’ compensation coverage. The coverage workers’ compensation provides is a measure of…
  • Jun 6

    Protect Your Hands from Occupational Hazard

    Protect Your Hands from Occupational Hazard
    Your hands may be one of the few tools we use in almost everything we do but are forgotten when it comes to safety precautions.  We don’t truly notice how often we use our hands until they are injured.  Then … Continue…
  • Jan 3

    Human Resources and Workers’ Compensation

    Human Resources and Workers’ Compensation
    Why would human resource professionals want to obtain a workers’ compensation certification?  Very often they are the ones the employer turns to for advice regarding workers’ compensation.  While larger companies…
Rank this Week: 3962

Law Offices of Thomas C Wilmer…

Law Offices of Thomas C Wilmer P.C. External Blog

Covers Phoenix personal injury news.

http://www.injurylawyersphoenix.org/
Rank this Week: 4020

Pennsylvania Workers Compensation…

Pennsylvania Workers Compensation Information

By Calhoun & Associates.

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

    Am I Required To Hire An Attorney?

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

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

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

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

    Is A Workers Compensation Claim Considered To Be A Type Of Lawsuit In Pennsylvania?
    Filing a workers’ compensation benefits claim in Pennsylvania is not equal to filing a lawsuit. Workers’ compensation provides an injured worker who suffered from a work-related injury or illness the right of collecting benefits no matter…
Rank this Week: 4173

Maryland Injury Law

Maryland Injury Law

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

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

    Michael was appointed

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

    Finding consolation in an accidental death.

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

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

    Who should I hire for legal representation against WMATA for the Washington DC METRO train crash?
    Experience, location and convenience are the keys to hiring the right injury lawyer for your claim resulting from physical injury, death or post traumatic stress from the June 22, 2009 crash of the METRO red line trains. by Michael J.…
Rank this Week: 3920

Massachusetts Workers'…

Massachusetts Workers' Compensation Lawyer Blawg

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

http://www.massachusettsworkerscompensationlawyerblawg.com/
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James M. Hoffmann Blog

James M. Hoffmann Blog

Covers Missouri workers' compensation and personal injury.

http://www.hoffmannworkcomp.com/category/blog/
  • Aug 30

    The Burden of Paralysis After a Work-Related Injury

    The Burden of Paralysis After a Work-Related Injury
    Living with work-related paralysis presents not only physical challenges, but heavy financial burdens as well. Injuries resulting in paralysis is more common than you may think. According to statistics, 1 in 50 people are living with…
  • Aug 29

    How Can Injuries Be Prevented in the Workplace?

    How Can Injuries Be Prevented in the Workplace?
    Employers and employees can work together to prevent work-related injuries. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)  revealed that more than four million employees suffer from severe work-related illnesses or injuries…
  • Aug 28

    Workers Who Face Extreme Dangers On the Job

    Workers Who Face Extreme Dangers On the Job
    Workers in the excavation industry face many dangers, including death. There are numerous hazards and risks associated with the excavation and trenching profession. There have been hundreds of fatalities because of collapsed trenches.…
Rank this Week: 4339

Georgia Workers' Compensation…

Georgia Workers' Compensation Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.georgiaworkerscompensationlawyersblog.com/
  • Aug 28

    Termination After Filing Workers' Compensation Claim

    Termination After Filing Workers' Compensation Claim
    A worker who is injured on the job and then files a workers' comp claim often fears losing his or her job, according to this article, Firing Fear Among New Predictors of Workers' Comp Outcomes. That lack of trust in the workplace can mean for…
  • Aug 1

    Asbestos Causes Cancer of Worker in Louisiana

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

    Fracking Practices Being Investigated Due to Injured Worker

    Fracking Practices Being Investigated Due to Injured Worker
    Since 2010, workers in oilfields in Montana and North Dakota have been injured due to a process called fracking, or hydraulic fracturing, according to Safety Agency to Probe Fracking Risks After Deaths of 4 Workers. Fracking exposes workers…
Rank this Week: 4818

Charlotte Personal Injury Attorney…

Charlotte Personal Injury Attorney Blog

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

http://www.charlottepersonalinjuryattorneyblog.com/
  • Aug 28

    Hospitals and Health Care Professionals Held to Higher Standard of Care

    Hospitals and Health Care Professionals Held to Higher Standard of Care
    A woman was admitted to Chowan Hospital to have labor induced for the birth of her baby. She was admitted on a Friday night, labor was induced, and she was given the drug Pitocin on Saturday morning. No vaginal exam was performed…
  • Aug 20

    In North Carolina Real Estate Lending Transactions, Let the Borrower Beware!

    In North Carolina Real Estate Lending Transactions, Let the Borrower Beware!
    Sometimes an investment in real estate pays off handsomely, and sometimes it doesn’t. A disappointed or defrauded investor may look to a lender to recoup losses, but such a strategy will not work in North Carolina. In 2006, a…
  • Aug 13

    South Carolina Supreme Court Rules that Hospital Negligence Not Always Medical Malpractice

    South Carolina Supreme Court Rules that Hospital Negligence Not Always Medical Malpractice
    Someone who is injured by the negligence of a staff member at a hospital may have a basis for a lawsuit, for either negligence or for medical malpractice. The procedural requirements for the two causes of action  are different,…
Rank this Week: 4377

Petro Cohen Petro Matarazzo Blog

Petro Cohen Petro Matarazzo Blog

Covers workers compensation law.

http://www.petrocohen.com/blog/
  • Aug 26

    Could Your Injury be a WEAR and TEAR™ Workers’ Compensation Claim?

    Could Your Injury be a WEAR and TEAR™ Workers’ Compensation Claim?
    Over time, the physical demands of your job can take a toll on your body. If so, workers’ compensation benefits may be payable. We call these types of claims “WEAR and TEAR™” because they develop slowly over time.…
  • Jul 23

    How Do I Know if I Have a Personal Injury Case?

    How Do I Know if I Have a Personal Injury Case?
    In legal terms, personal injury refers to any injury that a victim may sustain to his or her body, mind, or emotions. However, in order for it to be considered a successful personal injury claim, the victim and his or … Continue…
  • Jun 17

    Temporary Medical and Wage Compensation for NJ Workers’ Comp

    Temporary Medical and Wage Compensation for NJ Workers’ Comp
    In a New Jersey workers’ compensation case, your employer is responsible for providing you with the reasonable medical treatment necessary for injuries you sustained as a result of an accident at work. In turn, the employer has the…
Rank this Week: 4470

Maryland Social Security…

Maryland Social Security Disability Lawyers Blog

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

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

    Statute of Limitations Issues in Maryland Medical Malpractice

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

    Maryland Notice Requirement When Suing a Local Government Entity for Negligence

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

    How Are Maryland Permanent Partial Disability Benefits Capped?

    How Are Maryland Permanent Partial Disability Benefits Capped?
    In a recent case, a Maryland appellate court looked at how an injured worker’s permanent partial disability benefits are capped. The question was whether they were capped by the state average weekly wage in effect on the injury date, or…
Rank this Week: 4229

Virginia Workers' Compensation…

Virginia Workers' Compensation Case Blog

By Gerald Gregory Lutkenhaus.

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

    Defense Medical Examination

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

    Virginia Increases Workers Compensation Penalty for Uninsured Employer

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

    New Virginia Workers Compensation Rate

    New Virginia Workers Compensation Rate
    In Virginia, on July 1, 2014 new workers' compensation rates go into effect. For accidents on or after that date the maximum rate of compensation has risen to $967.00 per week. The prior rate was $945.00 per week. In Virginia when one has a…
Rank this Week: 4758

Ramsay Law Firm

Ramsay Law Firm

Covers workers' compensation and personal injury law.

http://ramsaylawfirm.tumblr.com/
Rank this Week: 4891