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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…
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Massachusetts Workers'…

Massachusetts Workers' Compensation Lawyer Blawg

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

http://www.massachusettsworkerscompensationlawyerblawg.com/
  • Apr 23

    Treating Carpal Tunnel Syndrome in Massachusett

    Treating Carpal Tunnel Syndrome in Massachusett
    If you are a Massachusetts worker whose work entails repetitive action involving the hands, you may start to experience pain in your wrist and hands. Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when the median nerve is compressed. This is the nerve that…
  • 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…
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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…
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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…
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Workers Compensation Blog

Workers Compensation Blog

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

http://www.workers-compensation-blog.com/
  • Mar 18

    Workers Compensation Quiz: Part 2.

    Workers Compensation Quiz: Part 2.
    6.____  I can settle my claim for a lump sum payment. 7.____  Because I am getting workers compensation benefits, I will also get Social Security Disability. 8.____  If I die while collecting benefits my spouse will continue to…
  • Mar 12

    True or False? Workers’ Compensation Quiz.

    True or False? Workers’ Compensation Quiz.
    Here is the first short quiz for you to test your knowledge about workers compensation benefits in Pennsylvania.  Answer each statement either a true or false response.  The answers are provided at the end of the quiz with a…
  • Mar 6

    Voluntary and Mandatory Mediation in Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Cases.

    Voluntary and Mandatory Mediation in Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Cases.
    Mediation in the field of workers compensation is an extremely effective procedure that promotes faster resolution of disputed claims at a likely lower cost to both parties.  In Pennsylvania, workers compensation cases can be scheduled…
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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…
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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…
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