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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: 1899

Illinois Workers Compensation…

Illinois Workers Compensation Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Work related rotator cuff tear

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

    Illinois Labor Update

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

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

    Illinois courts awards a portion of MSA funding to ex-wife
    The Illinois Appellate Court ruled that the funds in a Medicare set-aside (MSA) are part of a workers' compensation settlement thereby allowing an ex-wife to a portion of the MSA. The claimant was injured in a work accident in 2008. He…
Rank this Week: 2023

Wynn & Wynn Blog

Wynn & Wynn Blog

Covers injury and workers' compensation law.

http://www.wynnandwynn.com/our-blog/
  • Apr 22

    Personal Injury: Burns- Can You Receive Compensation?

    Personal Injury: Burns- Can You Receive Compensation?
    Burns are one of the most common household accidents. They can result from any number of situations, from smaller burns from hot water or an accidental touch to a hot appliance, or more seriously from electrical malfunctions, house fires, and…
  • Apr 22

    Can You Appeal Denied Workers Compensation Claims?

    Can You Appeal Denied Workers Compensation Claims?
    Have you recently suffered an injury on your job in the Taunton/Raynham area, and filed your workers compensation claim? As you wait in expectation of receiving your compensation, a letter may arrive informing you that your claim has been…
  • Apr 10

    What Homeowners Need To Know About Swimming Pool Liability

    What Homeowners Need To Know About Swimming Pool Liability
      With the onset of spring here in South Coast Mass, thoughts of warm weather, the beach, and swimming pools may begin coming into your head. You may be considering installing a pool in your backyard this year, or you may already…
Rank this Week: 2413

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
  • 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. ……
  • Dec 11

    I Relied on TrialPad for Ipad in a Medical Malpractice Trial… Here’s What Happened

    I Relied on TrialPad for Ipad in a Medical Malpractice Trial… Here’s What Happened
    For years I’ve used Trial Director for big cases, and simple things like blowups on posterboard for small cases. (Why posterboard? There are never any “technical” glitches, never a difficulty finding an outlet in a 100 year…
Rank this Week: 2411

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/
  • Feb 13

    Iowa Work Comp Law on Aggravation of Pre-Existing Condition

    Iowa Work Comp Law on Aggravation of Pre-Existing Condition
    Today I am going to talk about the case of Plumrose USA and Zurich Ins. Co. v. Robert Hathaway which was issued by the Iowa Court of Appeals on January 23, 2014. One of the big issues in the case was whether Mr. Hathaway was entitled to…
  • Jan 16

    Shoulder Injuries in Iowa Work Comp Case

    Shoulder Injuries in Iowa Work Comp Case
    The human shoulder has a tremendous range of motion that allows us to perform a wide variety of activities. However, the shoulder is a very complex joint that can be hurt on the job from a wide variety of causes. Shoulder injuries are…
  • Jan 6

    Cumulative Trauma and Repetitive Stress Injuries in Iowa Workers' Compensation Case

    Cumulative Trauma and Repetitive Stress Injuries in Iowa Workers' Compensation Case
    Cumulative trauma and repetitive stress injuries can develop in a wide variety of jobs. Numerous factors can create an increased risk of a worker developing such injuries including high production requirements, frequent lifting and poor…
Rank this Week: 2270

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: 2184

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: 2203

Alabama Workers' Comp Blog

Alabama Workers' Comp Blog

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

http://www.alabamaworkerscompblawg.com/
  • Apr 12

    Alabama Court Considers Facts Necessary to Remove Injury from Schedule

    Alabama Court Considers Facts Necessary to Remove Injury from Schedule
    The Court of Appeals recently reversed a trial court’s decision awarding benefits outside of the statutory schedule in American Cast Iron Pipe Company v. Sharon Blackmon. The Court also reversed the trial court’s decision to grant…
  • Apr 12

    Alabama Court Considers Temporary Flare up of a Preexisting Condition

    Alabama Court Considers Temporary Flare up of a Preexisting Condition
    The Alabama Court of Civil Appeals recently released an opinion wherein it considered the difference between a temporary flare versus a permanent aggravation of a preexisting condition. In Madison Academy v. Hanvey, the plaintiff, worked as…
  • Mar 27

    The Alabama Exclusivity Provision Applied to a Breach of Contract Claim Against Employer

    The Alabama Exclusivity Provision Applied to a Breach of Contract Claim Against Employer
    Sheila W. Austin, as admin. of the estate of Rose W. McMillan v. Providence Hosp. and Sedgwick Claim Management. Services, Inc.   Released March 21, 2014 The deceased employee’s representative appealed Summary Judgment…
Rank this Week: 2856

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/
  • Apr 11

    Danger to Southern Poultry Workers Highlighted in Congressional Testimony

    Danger to Southern Poultry Workers Highlighted in Congressional Testimony
    In response to the U.S. Department of Agriculture proposal to increase line speeds at factories specializing in poultry evisceration, advocates with the Southern Poverty Law Center testified before the Inter-American Commission on Human…
  • Apr 4

    Fighting for Ongoing Medical Coverage for Work-Related Injury

    Fighting for Ongoing Medical Coverage for Work-Related Injury
    A worker who suffers an on-the-job injury may feel the physical and emotional effects of that incident for many years to come. But even when a worker successfully secures the initial benefits, obtaining coverage for subsequent treatments can…
  • Mar 30

    Delayed Crane Safety Requirements Increase Georgia Construction Accident Risk

    Delayed Crane Safety Requirements Increase Georgia Construction Accident Risk
    Last summer, a 21-year-old worker was killed in a Macon crane accident, after the arm of the crane snapped and pinned him against a trailer. Then just recently, crews at an Atlanta sewage plant suffered a scare when a crane collapsed in the…
Rank this Week: 2868

California Comp Blog

California Comp Blog

Covers workers' compensation legal decisions.

http://www.californiacompblog.com/
  • 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…
  • Mar 3

    Appeals Board Limits Applicability of Independent Medical Review

    Appeals Board Limits Applicability of Independent Medical Review
    The Appeals Board has issued an en banc decision addressing the WCAB’s jurisdiction to resolve medical disputes and the applicability of Independent Medical Review. In Jose Dubon v. World Restoration, Inc.; and State Compensation…
  • Jan 20

    Third District Weighs in on Almaraz/Guzman

    Third District Weighs in on Almaraz/Guzman
    The California Court of Appeal, Third District, recently weighed in on rating by analogy pursuant to the Almaraz/Guzman decision. In City of Sacramento v. WCAB (Cannon), the applicant was suffering from plantar fasciitis, a painful foot…
Rank this Week: 2839

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/
  • 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.…
  • Oct 17

    PROBLEMS WITH USING AN APPRAISAL TO VALUE OF YOUR PROPERTY FOR YOUR INSURANCE CLAIM

    PROBLEMS WITH USING AN APPRAISAL TO VALUE OF YOUR PROPERTY FOR YOUR INSURANCE CLAIM
    Insurance policies that provide coverage for loss of property, both personal and commercial, typically contain an appraisal provision. Appraisal, when the circumstances are appropriate, is an efficient method to determine the amount of loss…
Rank this Week: 2563

Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation…

Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Lawyers Blog

Covers Pennsylvania workers' compensation and product liability news. By Michael J. O'Connor & Associates, LLC.

http://www.pennsylvaniaworkerscompensationlawyersblog.com/
  • Mar 5

    Radio Shack to Close over 1,000 Store

    Radio Shack to Close over 1,000 Store
    In a sad reminder that the economy is still struggling and that online retailers are stiff competition, Radio Shack announced this week that it will be closing nearly 20% of its locations across the U.S. — as many as 1,100 stores. An…
  • Mar 5

    Radio Shack to Close over 1,000 Store

    Radio Shack to Close over 1,000 Store
    In a sad reminder that the economy is still struggling and that online retailers are stiff competition, Radio Shack announced this week that it will be closing nearly 20% of its locations across the U.S. -- as many as 1,100 stores. An…
  • Mar 4

    Two Miners Rescued after Roof Collapse in Minersville

    Two Miners Rescued after Roof Collapse in Minersville
    On Monday morning, a roof collapsed at a mine just outside of Minersville, trapping 2 miners who were later rescued. According to an article on WNEP.com, the collapse took place at the D and F Mine when part of a roof fell on the miners. The…
Rank this Week: 2741

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: 2500

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/
  • Jul 10

    New Changes Under Georgia Workers' Compensation Act

    New Changes Under Georgia Workers' Compensation Act
     Effective July 1, 2013, the following changes will go into effect under the Georgia Workers' Compensation Act: (1) The maximum Temporary Total Disability rate will increase from $500.00 per week to $525.00 per week; (2) The maximum…
  • Apr 3

    Focusing On The Future of Spinal Cord Injurie

    Focusing On The Future of Spinal Cord Injurie
    Progress has been made through regeneration research and experimental therapeutics designed to promote functionally and create effective axonal regrowth and sprouting. Now the Shepherd Center can continue finding new ways to increase function…
  • Mar 18

    3 Ways To Use Twitter For Your Busine

    3 Ways To Use Twitter For Your Busine
    140 characters to say exactly what you want to say effectively is sometimes challenging. Remember these THREE tips when tweeting for your own company.  1. We.. are.. not.. a.. "Spambot" : Make sure you take some time to respond to…
Rank this Week: 2785

The Defense Base Act Blog

The Defense Base Act Blog

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

http://defensebaseactblog.com
  • Apr 11

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

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

    The Attorney Escrow Accounts and the Prohibition of Commingling Client Fund

    The Attorney Escrow Accounts and the Prohibition of Commingling Client Fund
       Recently, an Illinois attorney who represents a number of DBA clients was arrested on charges of “ … unlawful financial exploitation of an elderly person for allegedly obtaining a check written payable to the 81-year-old…
  • Sep 24

    KBR Contractor Still Waiting on Medical Treatment Two Years Later

    KBR Contractor Still Waiting on Medical Treatment Two Years Later
    The Tuesday September 22, 2009 edition of The Boerne Star tells the sad story of Mark McLean who was injured in Iraq running from incoming fire from insurgents in April of 2007.  Not only has Mark endured months of physical pain and…
Rank this Week: 2454

Albany Accident and Injury Lawyer…

Albany Accident and Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers New York workers' compensation and personal injury law. By Paul Giannetti.

http://www.albanyaccidentinjurylaw.com/
  • Jul 30

    New York State Workers' Compensation Law Section 123

    New York State Workers' Compensation Law Section 123
    If you have an old Workers' Compensation case and that has become disabling, section 123 of the Workers' Compensation Law may affect your rights to ongoing lost wage benefits. While the interpretation of Section 123 is much more…
  • Jul 26

    Do I Need A Lawyer For My Workers' Compensation Claim?

    Do I Need A Lawyer For My Workers' Compensation Claim?
    Many claimants believe that the Workers' Compensation system is easy to navigate and that there is no need for an attorney to get involved. However, nothing could be further from the truth. In the recent article, the New York Times,…
  • Jul 23

    Menands Workers' Compensation Hearing: Who Will Do The Talking?

    Menands Workers' Compensation Hearing: Who Will Do The Talking?
    In my law firm in Albany, NY I have clients who have received a hearing notice from the New York State Workers' Compensation Board and will often ask whether or not they will have to talk at the hearing. Unless the hearing is schedule for…
Rank this Week: 2854

Workers Comp & Injury Law Blog

Workers Comp & Injury Law Blog

By Ricky Bagolie.

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

    Bladder Cancer Linked to Diabetes Drug Acto

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

    Indiana Delays Clean Up of Deadly Vinyl Chloride Found Near School

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

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Rank this Week: 2504

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: 2756

Canadian Occupational Health and…

Canadian Occupational Health and Safety Law

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

http://www.occupationalhealthandsafetylaw.com/
  • Apr 22

    Ontario Proposes Increasing “Distracted Driving” Fines – and Adding Demerit Point

    Ontario Proposes Increasing “Distracted Driving” Fines – and Adding Demerit Point
    Ontario’s government has introduced a Bill that would result in harsher penalties for distracted driving. The proposed amendments to the Highway Traffic Act would: -Increase the fine range from $60 – $500 to $300 – $1,000,…
  • Apr 17

    MOL Inspector’s “Unclear” Order Required School Board to Revise its Workplace Violence Policy

    MOL Inspector’s “Unclear” Order Required School Board to Revise its Workplace Violence Policy
    A Ministry of Labour inspector has ordered an Ontario school board to revise its workplace violence policy, and the Ontario Labour Relations Board has suspended that Order, calling it “unclear”. The inspector attended at a high…
  • Apr 15

    Corporate Director Fined under OHSA in Safety Belt Case

    Corporate Director Fined under OHSA in Safety Belt Case
    A corporate director of a stucco company has been fined $3,000.00 under the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act for failing to ensure that workers used safety belts on elevated work platforms. An inspector caught workers not wearing…
Rank this Week: 3204

Ramsay Law Firm

Ramsay Law Firm

Covers workers' compensation and personal injury law.

http://ramsaylawfirm.tumblr.com/
Rank this Week: 3048

Scranton Personal Injury Lawyer…

Scranton Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers injury law, medical malpractice, and workers' compensation. By Needle, Goldenziel, Pascale & Consagra, P.C.

http://www.scrantonpersonalinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 7

    Duties of Hospitals to Third Parties in Pennsylvania

    Duties of Hospitals to Third Parties in Pennsylvania
    In a recent case a father and daughter appealed from an order dismissing their professional negligence complaint against a hospital. The case arose when an adult woman (Dawn Martin) was brought to the hospital after a suicide attempt in 2012.…
  • Apr 7

    Trivial Defects on Property Cause Slip and Fall Case

    Trivial Defects on Property Cause Slip and Fall Case
    In a recent non-precedential case, a 58-year-old woman appealed an order entering summary judgment in favor of a management company in a Pennsylvania personal injury and premises liability suit. The case arose when the woman was walking…
  • Mar 23

    Landowner’s Responsibility to Independent Contractor’s Employees in Pennsylvania

    Landowner’s Responsibility to Independent Contractor’s Employees in Pennsylvania
    In a recent non-precedential case, a man appealed from an order granting summary judgment to Thiele Manufacturing. The man was hurt while working for his employer American Roofing, Inc. He fell through a fiberglass skylight on the roof of a…
Rank this Week: 3238

Missouri Injury Lawyers Blog

Missouri Injury Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.missouriinjurylawyers-blog.com/
  • 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 -…
  • Dec 31

    MDL Sought against Popular Statin - Lipitor

    MDL Sought against Popular Statin - Lipitor
    Lipitor is one of the most commonly prescribed statin medications used to treat high cholesterol in adults. It has been one of the world's best selling prescription medications and a large source of revenue for its manufacturer, Pfizer.…
  • Dec 27

    Thank you for a rewarding 2013

    Thank you for a rewarding 2013
    I wanted to take a moment and thank my family, friends and my clients for a rewarding 2013. I really do appreciate the opportunity to represent you and help you navigate the complex and stressful legal issues that you are facing. I am…
Rank this Week: 3428

Texas Injury Lawyers Blog

Texas Injury Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.texasinjurylawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2975

Ramos Law Firm Workers' Comp Blog

Ramos Law Firm Workers' Comp Blog

Covers Georgia workers' compensation laws.

http://www.ramoslawblog.com
  • Mar 7

    Changing doctors in the workers’ compensation claim

    Changing doctors in the workers’ compensation claim
    If the injured worker desires to change physicians within the posted panel of physicians, he or she may do so without approval from the Board or the insurance company.  This change is only allowed one time, however. If the injured…
  • Feb 28

    Settlement in Workers’ Compensation Claim

    Settlement in Workers’ Compensation Claim
    The term “settlement” can be very confusing in the Georgia workers’ compensation field.  Essentially, a “settlement” is an agreement between the parties where one party receives financial compensation in…
  • Feb 26

    Physical Therapy in Workers’ Compensation Claim

    Physical Therapy in Workers’ Compensation Claim
    After a physical injury at work, the employer is required to furnish the injured employee medical benefits which include medical, surgical, psychological, and other related or derivative treatment at hospitals and physical therapy…
Rank this Week: 3291

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: 3290

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: 3367

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…
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Nashville Injury Attorneys Blog

Nashville Injury Attorneys Blog

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

http://www.nashvilleinjuryattorneysblog.com/
  • Mar 7

    Video about workers' compensation reform

    Video about workers' compensation reform
  • Mar 7

    I need your help to save Workers Compensation in Tennessee

    I need your help to save Workers Compensation in Tennessee
    Workers' compensation protects seriously injured Tennesseans from losing everything. It is a compromise that has protected workers in our state since 1919 and it is under attack. Governor Bill Haslam has introduced legislation that will…
  • Jan 2

    Congratulations to Debbie

    Congratulations to Debbie
    Today, January 2, 2013 ends a more than 4 year battle for my client Debbie who was seriously injured when she fell at work in October of 2008. Her employer's workers' compensation carrier initially accepted responsibility and paid for her…
Rank this Week: 2993

Calbom & Schwab News

Calbom & Schwab News

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

http://www.calbomschwab.com/category/news/
  • Feb 24

    Benton County High School Mock Trial Competition

    Benton County High School Mock Trial Competition
    This weekend Ashley White and I drove down to the Benton County Courthouse in Kennewick, Washington (the Tri Cities) to judge local high school trial teams in their mock trial regional finals. I participated in two mock trials and was able to…
  • Jan 20

    It’s That Time of Year: Watch Out for Deer!

    It’s That Time of Year: Watch Out for Deer!
    During the late fall and throughout winter deer migrate to lower elevations, creating a serious hazard for drivers. However, most drivers are not aware of the heightened danger of deer crossings brought on by the changing weather.…
  • Jan 7

    What Do You Do After Another Driver Injures You In an Automobile Accident?

    What Do You Do After Another Driver Injures You In an Automobile Accident?
    The time right after a car accident is stressful and can even be downright traumatic in some situations. The goal of this article is to help guide you through this confusing and time-consuming process by giving you a non-exhaustive checklist…
Rank this Week: 2987

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: 3256

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: 3493

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: 3051

Michigan Workers' Compensation Law

Michigan Workers' Compensation Law

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

http://michcomplaw.typepad.com/michcomplaw/
Rank this Week: 3037

Boston Workers Compensation Lawyer…

Boston Workers Compensation Lawyer Blog

Covers workers compensation. By Carney Law Firm.

http://www.bostonworkerscompensationlawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 22

    AIG Found to Have Committed Fraud in Order to Reduce Payment to Injury Victim and His Family

    AIG Found to Have Committed Fraud in Order to Reduce Payment to Injury Victim and His Family
    A recent Middlesex Superior Court decision in the case of Anderson v. AIG, which ordered AIG to pay over $7 Million to a lawyer who was struck by a negligently operated bus (which was insured by AIG), exposes the lengths a large, wealthy and…
  • Apr 9

    What To Do When Workers’ Comp Refuses to Pay for Your Necessary Medical Care?

    What To Do When Workers’ Comp Refuses to Pay for Your Necessary Medical Care?
    In Massachusetts, when you are injured on the job and your work injury requires medical care, your employer’s workers’ compensation insurer is responsible for paying for 100% of any reasonable and necessary medical…
  • Jan 13

    A Safe Workplace: A Requirement Benefiting Employees and Employer

    A Safe Workplace: A Requirement Benefiting Employees and Employer
    The United States Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) has created a health and safety module for employers to follow which is aimed to help reduce workplace injuries to their employees. As…
Rank this Week: 4069

Iowa Workers' Compensation Law

Iowa Workers' Compensation Law

By Paul McAndrew Law Firm.

http://iowaworkcomplaw.com/
  • Apr 21

    Do I Have a Wrongful Termination Claim?

    Do I Have a Wrongful Termination Claim?
    Today’s post comes from guest author Jon Rehm, from Rehm, Bennett & Moore. Assuming you do not have an employment contract, you can only claim wrongful termination if the firing was motivated by certain unlawful reasons. Unlawful…
  • Apr 17

    Pierce County, WA Landscaper Charged with Skipping Out on Workers’ Comp Coverage

    Pierce County, WA Landscaper Charged with Skipping Out on Workers’ Comp Coverage
    Today’s post comes from guest author Kit Case, from Causey Law Firm.           A Pierce County, WA landscaper has been charged with failing to pay workers’ compensation insurance…
  • Apr 14

    Confidentiality Agreements and Dennis Rodman

    Confidentiality Agreements and Dennis Rodman
    Today’s post comes from guest author Leonard Jernigan, from The Jernigan Law Firm. Many defendants, particularly celebrities, often try to keep settlement agreements private and they seek confidentiality as part of the bargain. Dennis…
Rank this Week: 4500

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/
  • Apr 19

    Federal Workers Compensation Workers Rights and Medical Evidence

    Federal Workers Compensation Workers Rights and Medical Evidence
    Many people believe that workers’ rights under the Federal Employees Compensation Act  (FECA) begin with the Act’s procedural protections.  This is only half true.  They actually begin with the production of medical…
  • Mar 26

    FEDERAL WORKERS COMPENSATION AND WORKERS RIGHTS

    FEDERAL WORKERS COMPENSATION AND WORKERS RIGHTS
    Given that the January 2014 budget agreement limits much of the sequestration cuts, and restores much needed funding at many agencies, Pines Federal is therefore beginning a new series, about a still pressing topic in Federal Workers…
  • Feb 8

    Postal Service Controverts OWCP Claims to Save the Agency Money!

    Postal Service Controverts OWCP Claims to Save the Agency Money!
    Overwhelmingly, the impact of sequestration is most direct when it comes to workers rights.  In some cases, agencies will challenge or controvert claims, not because they actually have a good reason, but because the injury violates a…
Rank this Week: 3941

Virginia Workers' Compensation…

Virginia Workers' Compensation Case Blog

By Gerald Gregory Lutkenhaus.

http://jerrylutkenhaus.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 19

    Win Your Virginia Workers' Compensation Case Before the Hearing Commissioner!

    Win Your Virginia Workers' Compensation Case Before the Hearing Commissioner!
    In Virginia an injured worker has his/her case heard by an official called a deputy Commissioner.This official is the hearing commissioner who hears the evidence in a courtroom like setting and issues a judgment called an "opinion" in the…
  • Mar 28

    In Virginia is every accident at work compensable?

    In Virginia is every accident at work compensable?
    In Virginia not every accident at work results in a compensable accident. These are some that are not recognized under Virginia law:1.  If you stumble on a stairway at work but nothing at work contributes to the fall such as a wet spot,…
  • Feb 2

    Is slipping on wet pavement a compensable accident under Virginia Workers' Compensation law?

    Is slipping on wet pavement a compensable accident under Virginia Workers' Compensation law?
    I once had a case in which an RN was hurrying across the street from a church parking lot to St. Mary's Hospital where she worked. The Hospital had rented space in the church parking lot for its employees. The RN slipped on the wet pavement…
Rank this Week: 4417

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/
  • Apr 18

    Missouri Supreme Court decision extends legal protections for injured worker

    Missouri Supreme Court decision extends legal protections for injured worker
    This week, the Missouri Supreme Court overturned 30 years of precedent in a ruling that strengthens legal protection for workers who are fired after suffering on-the-job injuries. It has always been illegal for Missouri employers to…
  • Apr 4

    Managing medical treatment issues as a Missouri workers' compensation claimant

    Managing medical treatment issues as a Missouri workers' compensation claimant
    According to Missouri's Workers' Compensation Law, your employer has the right to choose the injured employee's health care provider. Most employers will then delegate that responsibility to their insurance carrier. However, this does not…
  • Mar 3

    Dealing with a workplace injury? 5 FAQs answered for Missouri worker

    Dealing with a workplace injury? 5 FAQs answered for Missouri worker
    As Missouri workers' compensation lawyers, we know the aftermath of an on-the-job injury can be overwhelming and confusing for injury victims and their loved ones. On top of dealing with the physical and emotional trauma of the injury,…
Rank this Week: 4162

Georgia Workers' Compensation…

Georgia Workers' Compensation Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.georgiaworkerscompensationlawyersblog.com/
  • Apr 14

    Motel Worker Claims Retaliatory Termination After Filing Workers' Compensation

    Motel Worker Claims Retaliatory Termination After Filing Workers' Compensation
    In Charleston, West Virginia, a motel worker claims he was fired in retaliation for filing for workers' compensation after being injured at work. The worker was assaulted at the motel by another employee. He filed a lawsuit after being…
  • Apr 1

    Workers Injured at Natural Gas Processing Plant

    Workers Injured at Natural Gas Processing Plant
    Five workers were injured on March 31 when an explosion shook a natural gas processing plant in the state of Washington. This blast "sparked a fire and punctured one of the facility's two giant storage tanks for liquefied natural gas." …
  • Mar 18

    Workers Injured In Chemical Accident

    Workers Injured In Chemical Accident
    At a Ford parts facility in Brownstown Township in Michigan, an accident involving chemicals injured two workers. This happened "when chemicals were added to the waste water treatment of the e-coat process and was contained to a small area.…
Rank this Week: 4026

Massachusetts Workers'…

Massachusetts Workers' Compensation Lawyer Blawg

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

http://www.massachusettsworkerscompensationlawyerblawg.com/
  • Apr 11

    Silicosis Work Injuries in Massachusett

    Silicosis Work Injuries in Massachusett
    Recently, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited a company in the Midwest for failing to assess worker exposure to respirable crystalline silica dust, failing to give workers appropriate eye…
  • Apr 7

    Submitting Additional Medical Records in Massachusett

    Submitting Additional Medical Records in Massachusett
    In a recent Massachusetts reviewing board decision (Douglas Cooks v. Starbucks), a worker appealed from an administrative judge’s denial of total incapacity benefits and award of continuing partial capacity benefits. The employee argued…
  • Apr 4

    Discontinuing Benefits in Massachusetts Workers’ Comp Case

    Discontinuing Benefits in Massachusetts Workers’ Comp Case
    In Massachusetts, workers’ compensation benefits that are continued over a period of many years can be subject to an insurer’s request for discontinuation if the insurer believes there is no longer a causal connection…
Rank this Week: 3864

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/
  • Apr 7

    Maximum Medical Improvement in Maryland Workers’ Compensation Case

    Maximum Medical Improvement in Maryland Workers’ Compensation Case
    In a recent case, the Maryland Court of Special Appeals considered whether a claimant who had reached maximum medical improvement could receive temporary total disability benefits under the Workers’ Compensation Act. The case arose when…
  • Apr 7

    Can Lay Witnesses Testify at Your SSI Hearing?

    Can Lay Witnesses Testify at Your SSI Hearing?
    An experienced Maryland attorney can put together lay witnesses to testify on your behalf should you be required to appear at an SSI hearing. Lay witnesses can help your case by testifying as to real and significant limitations you…
  • Apr 7

    Can An SSDI Judge Disregard Treating Physicians’ Opinions?

    Can An SSDI Judge Disregard Treating Physicians’ Opinions?
    A recent federal case arose after a plaintiff brought a claim for social security disability benefits. He was injured in a car accident in 2004. At first he complained of neck and back pain, which seemed to improve with physical therapy. His…
Rank this Week: 4015

Colorado Workers' Comp Law Blog

Colorado Workers' Comp Law Blog

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

http://www.2spencers.com/veterans-disability-blog/
Rank this Week: 4820

Illinois Workers' Compensation…

Illinois Workers' Compensation Blog

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

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

    What do lawyers mean by a “free consultation?”

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

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

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

    Do I Need To Report A Work Accident?

    Do I Need To Report A Work Accident?
    As is likely true in every state, in Illinois it is important that an injured worker report a work accident to their employer as soon as reasonably possible after the accident.  Giving timely notice of an accident is often critical for…
Rank this Week: 4509

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: 4596

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: 4234