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Work Comp Roundup

Work Comp Roundup

Covers workers' compensation cost containment techniques and strategies.

http://reduceyourworkerscomp.com/
  • May 27

    Washington State Man Dealt Hand of Comp Fraud

    Washington State Man Dealt Hand of Comp Fraud
    A Spokane, Washington card dealer caught working at casinos while receiving disability benefits must repay the state more than $27,000.   Victor Arredondo, 58, pleaded recently Monday in Spokane County Superior Court to felony…
  • May 26

    WC National Conversation: Political Influence, History, And Current Major WC Issue

    WC National Conversation: Political Influence, History, And Current Major WC Issue
    Download Documents Referenced In Video: 1972 Report: The National Commission on State Workmen’s Compensation Laws Letter From Congressional Leaders To Department of Labor Dated October 20, 2015 The Status of Workers’ Compensation…
  • May 26

    Cal-OSHA Cites ExxonMobil for Workplace Safety Matter

    Cal-OSHA Cites ExxonMobil for Workplace Safety Matter
    Cal/OSHA recently issued citations to ExxonMobil Refining & Supply Company after it discovered the company did not repair faulty equipment at its Torrance refinery for four years, exposing workers to possible serious injury or death.…
Rank this Week: 181

Workers' Compensation

Workers' Compensation

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

http://workers-compensation.blogspot.com/
  • May 28

    Radiation Exposure: Major New Study Links Cell Phone Exposure to Cancer in Rat

    Radiation Exposure: Major New Study Links Cell Phone Exposure to Cancer in Rat
    A new study conducted by the US National Toxicology Program has linked radiation from cell phone exposure to cancer in rats. This report reignites the controversy that was sparked by earlier scientific research of the positive causal…
  • May 27

    Memorial Day - 2016

    Memorial Day - 2016
    President and Mrs. Hoover lead nation in observing Memorial Day. The National Capital, led by President and Mrs. Hoover, on Memorial Day 1929, paid tribute to America's dead heroes of 4 wars at Arlington National Cemetary. President Hoover is…
  • May 27

    Ohio gun shop's lead, respiratory hazards endanger workers - FIned $195K

    Ohio gun shop's lead, respiratory hazards endanger workers - FIned $195K
    Federal safety and health investigators found that employees of an Ohio gun shop may face life-long health damage because their employer continues to expose them tolead hazards and has failed to establish a respiratory protection program.On…
Rank this Week: 238

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We…

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)

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

http://jotwell.com/
  • May 29

    Jotwell Is Now Indexed on HeinOline

    Jotwell Is Now Indexed on HeinOline
    Jotwell is now indexed on HeinOnline. This includes all reviews since we started publishing in October 2009.
  • May 27

    Disclosure about Disclosure

    Disclosure about Disclosure
    Margaret B. Kwoka, FOIA, Inc., Duke L.J. (forthcoming 2016), available on SSRN.Anne O'ConnellCongress may be gridlocked on many issues, but both parties are working hard to strengthen the Freedom of Information Act. Motivations differ, of…
  • May 26

    A Cure for Just-In-Time Scheduling

    A Cure for Just-In-Time Scheduling
    Charlotte Alexander, Anna Haley-Lock, and Nantiya Ruan, Stabilizing Low-Wage Work: Legal Remedies for Unpredictable Work Hours and Income Instability, 50 Harv. C.R.-C.L. L. Rev. 1 (2015) available at SSRN.Charlotte GardenMany…
Rank this Week: 299

Briskman Briskman & Greenberg Blog

Briskman Briskman & Greenberg Blog

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

http://www.briskmanandbriskman.com/blog/
  • May 27

    Construction worker dies from falling beam

    Construction worker dies from falling beam
    A construction worker lost his life when a steel beam weighing 45 tons fell at a construction site. The accident occurred during the early morning hours of Tuesday, April 5, under a Jane Addams Memorial Tollway bridge in the northwestern part…
  • May 25

    6.5 million dollar settlement in lawsuit over aortic tear

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

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

    250K dollar wrongful death award to family of woman walking her dog
    A 22-year-old woman from Naperville, Illinois, was hit and killed by a motorist as she was walking with her dog across the street. The driver had insufficient insurance. The family of Emily Driscoll was awarded $250,000 in a wrongful death…
Rank this Week: 293

Injury Law Blog

Injury Law Blog

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

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

    Ovarian Cancer Plaintiff Wins $55 Million against Johnson & Johnson

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

    Celebrating Earth Day

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

    New Device for Morcellator Surgeries Approved but Not Proven

    New Device for Morcellator Surgeries Approved but Not Proven
    On Thursday, April 7, 2016, the FDA allowed a new device onto market that claims to contain tissue during power morcellator procedures. The device, PneumoLiner, is not proven to reduce the risk of spreading cancer. The uterine cancer lawyers…
Rank this Week: 297

New Jersey Employment Law Blog

New Jersey Employment Law Blog

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

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

    Pay for Play? Not Under the FLSA!

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

    Artificial Statute of Limitations Case to NJ Supreme Court

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

    Handbook Arbitration Provisions Take Another Hit

    Handbook Arbitration Provisions Take Another Hit
    For the second time time the last two months an employment dispute arbitration provision has been invalidated because it was contained in an expressly non-contractual employee handbook.  The first was from New Jersey, as we posted at the…
Rank this Week: 324

Texas Construction Accident Blog

Texas Construction Accident Blog

Covers Texas construction accidents and workplace safety. By E. Michael Grossman.

http://www.texas-construction-accident-attorney.com
  • Nov 15

    Fort Worth, TX Workers Injured by Falling Awning at Abandoned Store

    Fort Worth, TX Workers Injured by Falling Awning at Abandoned Store
    Two workers were injured in Fort Worth, TX by a falling awning on November 14, 2012. The workers were attempting to remove the awning as part of a renovation project for Gateway Church at an abandoned grocery store. The men sustained nonfatal…
  • Nov 12

    John Goode Killed At Stephen F. Austin University After Tree-Cutting Accident

    John Goode Killed At Stephen F. Austin University After Tree-Cutting Accident
    According to local news reports, 39-year old John Goode, an employee of Drewery Tree Service’s tree cutting business, was killed on November 9, 2012 after a work accident. Goode was trimming trees at Stephen F. Austin University and was at…
  • Nov 8

    Amarillo, TX Mechanic Injured After 18-Wheeler Falls On Him

    Amarillo, TX Mechanic Injured After 18-Wheeler Falls On Him
    Amarillo, TX news reports said that a 28-year old mechanic, who was not named, was injured on November 7, 2012 at a local garage after the 18-wheeler that he working underneath fell on top of him. The mechanic reportedly sustained critical,…
Rank this Week: 397

Maryland Accident Law Blog

Maryland Accident Law Blog

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

http://www.marylandaccidentlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 471

James M. Hoffmann Blog

James M. Hoffmann Blog

Covers Missouri workers' compensation and personal injury.

http://www.hoffmannworkcomp.com/category/blog/
  • May 29

    When an Employer Denies a St. Louis Work Comp Claim

    When an Employer Denies a St. Louis Work Comp Claim
    Can an employer dispute a workers’ compensation claim? Many workers are not aware of their rights and some workers are afraid to file a work comp claim. Every worker should know and understand the benefits that they are…
  • May 28

    Sprains and Strains Top the List for Missouri Work Comp Claim

    Sprains and Strains Top the List for Missouri Work Comp Claim
    If you suffer a workplace injury, seek compensation for damages. Every worker is at risk of injury. Every job, even those that seem to be mundane, poses certain risks to workers. Some types of jobs are considered to be extremely…
  • May 26

    Discrimination at Work After Filing a Workers’ Compensation Claim

    Discrimination at Work After Filing a Workers’ Compensation Claim
    An injured worker may not want to file a work comp claim for fear of negative consequences. Workplace injuries are a harsh reality faced by many workers in the U.S. each day. Many injuries are serious enough to leave…
Rank this Week: 612

The PathLaw Blog

The PathLaw Blog

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

http://pathlaw.com
  • Jun 6

    Judge Hobgood issues written order declaring tenure repeal unconstitutional

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

    Patterson Harkavy supports fast food workers in national day of action

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

    Victory: Tenure repeal declared unconstitutional

    Victory: Tenure repeal declared unconstitutional
    At 11 am this morning, Superior Court Judge Robert Hobgood sided with Patterson Harkavy’s attorneys and ruled that legislation stripping teachers of their vested employment rights violated the North Carolina and the United States…
Rank this Week: 649

Disabled Worker Law Blog

Disabled Worker Law Blog

Covers workers compensation, social security disability, long term disability, disability pensions and construction accidents. By Turley, Redmond Rosasco & Rosasco, L.L.P.

http://www.disabledworkerlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 781

DePaolo's Work Comp World

DePaolo's Work Comp World

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

http://daviddepaolo.blogspot.com/
  • May 27

    Distrust Government

    Distrust Government
    There are three stakeholders in workers' compensation: employers who pay for it; injured workers who benefit from it; and government which sets the rules and enforces them.Or at least is supposed to.We prosecute employers who commit fraud.…
  • May 26

    Culture and Claim

    Culture and Claim
    Jon Pearson, Director of Life Path Services for QLI, a spine and brain injury rehabilitation service, gave a wonderful presentation about returning folks to a new normal during the recovery from injury at the Self Insurance Institute of…
  • May 25

    Colorado Disruption

    Colorado Disruption
    Voters in Colorado are being asked to adopt a single payer medical system.Proposition 20 would enact Amendment 69 to the state Constitution, creating ColoradoCare to pay for medical services provided to all residents of the state regardless…
Rank this Week: 909

Workers' Compensation Watch

Workers' Compensation Watch

By Rehm, Bennet & Moore.

http://workerscompensationwatch.com/
  • May 26

    Take Care and Remember on Memorial Day

    Take Care and Remember on Memorial Day
    We would like to take time this Memorial Day to remember the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. armed forces. “Many Americans observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries or memorials, holding family gatherings and…
  • May 23

    Seven Seconds!

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

    The Dangers of Working with Vibrating Tool

    The Dangers of Working with Vibrating Tool
    Today’s blog post comes from Anthony L. Lucas of The Jernigan Law Firm in North Carolina. He writes about a problem that can affect many workers who frequently use vibrating hand tools. This post is an example of an occupational disease…
Rank this Week: 934

Pennsylvania Labor and Employment…

Pennsylvania Labor and Employment Blog

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

http://www.palaborandemploymentblog.com/
  • May 25

    The Legalization of Medicinal Marijuana in PA – What Does it Mean for Employer Provided Insurance Coverage?

    The Legalization of Medicinal Marijuana in PA – What Does it Mean for Employer Provided Insurance Coverage?
    Pennsylvania’s Medical Marijuana Act (MMA) was signed into law on April 17, 2016 and officially took effect last week. One of the questions we’ve been asked since the passage of the Act is: how will employer provided insurance…
  • May 24

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

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

    McNees Labor Seminar Preview: Is This Work-Related?

    McNees Labor Seminar Preview: Is This Work-Related?
    As if it knew we would be discussing this topic at the 26th Annual McNees Labor and Employment Seminar on June 3rd, in Hershey, PA, the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania recently issued a decision addressing whether an injury occurring in an…
Rank this Week: 890

Illinois Workers Compensation

Illinois Workers Compensation

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

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

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

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

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

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

    IL Workers Comp Reform: Aggravated DUI will be denied

    IL Workers Comp Reform: Aggravated DUI will be denied
    8-22-11 On August 8, 2011, Governor Quinn signed Senate Bill1147 into law to prevent workers convicted of serious crimes from claiming workers compensation benefits. Senate Bill 1147 denies workers compensation benefits for injuries…
Rank this Week: 864

Malman Law Injury Blog

Malman Law Injury Blog

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

http://www.malmanlaw.com/malman-law-injury-blog
  • May 27

    When is a Product Considered Defective?

    When is a Product Considered Defective?
    A product can be considered defective in numerous ways. Once the product becomes a part of the commerce stream and injures someone, that injured party may be able to pursue a product liability claim against multiple parties. But, there are…
  • May 23

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

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

    Video Evidence and Your Injury Case

    Video Evidence and Your Injury Case
    A few years ago, video cameras were not a common fixture in public places. But today, when an injury or wrongful death occurs, the first thing investigators look for is video footage. These video recordings come from a variety of sources, and…
Rank this Week: 960

Southern California Injury Lawyer…

Southern California Injury Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.southerncaliforniainjurylawyer.net/
Rank this Week: 1025

Washington Workers' Advisor

Washington Workers' Advisor

Covers workers compensation law. By The Causey Law Firm.

http://workersadvisor.com/
  • May 26

    WA AG Ferguson, Sen. Wyden Express Concern About Recent Hanford Worker Exposure

    WA AG Ferguson, Sen. Wyden Express Concern About Recent Hanford Worker Exposure
    Today’s post was shared by WC CompNewsNetwork and comes from www.workerscompensation.com Richland, WA (WorkersCompensation.com) – Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson and U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden (Ore.) joined in Richland on…
  • May 23

    WA Siding Company Cited 7th Time for Safety Violation

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

    States consider workers comp reform

    States consider workers comp reform
    Today’s post was shared by Workers Compensation and comes from www.businessinsurance.com Workers comp reforms covering a variety of issues have been passed or are under consideration in numerous states. Below is a roundup of recent laws…
Rank this Week: 1002

Georgia Workers Compensation…

Georgia Workers Compensation Attorney Blog

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

http://www.georgiaworkerscompensationattorneyblog.com/
  • May 25

    Georgia Work Injury Involves GDOT Employee

    Georgia Work Injury Involves GDOT Employee
    A Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) employee was critically injured in a recent work zone crash. It was the second incident in less than a week, with the other resulting in the death of a motorist and injury of another…
  • May 15

    Nichols v. Jacobsen – Exclusive Remedy of Workers’ Compensation

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

    Georgia Work Injury Fire Prompts OSHA Citation

    Georgia Work Injury Fire Prompts OSHA Citation
    A Georgia work injury that occurred last year when a fire broke out at a manufacturing plant in Winterville has resulted in a citation from the Occupational Health & Safety Administration (OSHA), which asserts the Japanese-based…
Rank this Week: 1037

Phillips & Associates Blog

Phillips & Associates Blog

Covers Oklahoma criminal and personal injury law.

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

    Infographic: Longest Prison Sentences of Pro Athlete

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

    Tulsa County Reserve Deputy Charged in Shooting Death

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

    Ft. Sill Soldier Found Guilty of Sexual Assault

    Ft. Sill Soldier Found Guilty of Sexual Assault
    A Fort Sill soldier accused of pinning a fellow soldier to a wall and sexually assaulting her has been convicted of sexual assault, abusive sexual contact and assault consummated by a battery. A military judge found Spc. Jose J. Flores, Jr.,…
Rank this Week: 1060

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/
  • Apr 28

    Workers Compensation Attorneys applaud Florida Supreme Court Ruling

    Workers Compensation Attorneys applaud Florida Supreme Court Ruling
    The Supreme Court of Florida has issued its decision in a case (Marvin Castellanos v. Next Door Company) that will make a huge impact on the rights of injured workers in this State. Specifically with regard to the workers compensation…
  • Jan 2

    Supreme Court of Florida to make waves in workers compensation?

    Supreme Court of Florida to make waves in workers compensation?
    Workers compensation lawyers and legal practitioners are sitting on the edge of their seats awaiting the ruling of the Supreme Court in the high profile case of Castellanos v. Next Door Company. To the average Miami resident this case may…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1538

Georgia Workers Compensation blog

Georgia Workers Compensation blog

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

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

    Injured Workers Suffers Due to Insurance Company Tactic

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

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

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

    Is a Private Investigator Following You?

    Is a Private Investigator Following You?
    Over the years I have written articles and recorded videos about insurance company surveillance. As I explain to all of my work injury clients, the minute you give notice of your on-the-job injury to your employer, there is a good…
Rank this Week: 1212

Georgia Workers' Compensation…

Georgia Workers' Compensation Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.georgiaworkerscompensationlawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1373

Attorney Client Match Blog

Attorney Client Match Blog

Covers personal injury, workers compensation and medical malpractice news. By Robert N. Katz.

http://blog.attorneyclientmatch.com/
  • Jan 25

    Nursing Home Workers Posting Embarrassing, Explicit Pictures of Residents Online

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

    How to Stay Alert for Terror Threats During the Holiday

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

    Group Motorcycle Riding Safety

    Group Motorcycle Riding Safety
    Motorcycling is a lot more fun with friends. Group motorcycling can be an exhilarating experience. However, when you are riding with other motorcyclists, there may be missteps, including miscommunications that could increase the risk of an…
Rank this Week: 1503

Ramos Law Firm Workers' Comp Blog

Ramos Law Firm Workers' Comp Blog

Covers Georgia workers' compensation laws.

http://www.ramoslawblog.com
Rank this Week: 2369

North Carolina Workers'…

North Carolina Workers' Compensation Lawyers Blog

Covers workers' compensation procedures. By Lee Law Offices.

http://www.northcarolinaworkerscompensationlawyersblog.com/
  • May 27

    Study: Workers’ Comp Opt-Out Creates Barriers to Benefits, Unequal Treatment, No Oversight

    Study: Workers’ Comp Opt-Out Creates Barriers to Benefits, Unequal Treatment, No Oversight
    In the first independent assessment of the so-called “opt-out” alternative to workers’ compensation since the ProPublica/NPR think piece last year, the International Association of Industrial Accident Boards and Commissions…
  • May 25

    OSHA to Create Workplace Injury Database to Encourage Better Reporting of Danger

    OSHA to Create Workplace Injury Database to Encourage Better Reporting of Danger
    It’s estimated approximately 3 million workers in the U.S. suffer some type of work-related illness or injury every single year. But even those figures from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) are believed to be vastly…
  • May 22

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

    Smith v. Young – Why You Need a Workers’ Compensation Attorney
    One of the questions we see crop up frequently in online forums pertaining to North Carolina workers’ compensation is whether workers absolutely need to a hire an attorney or whether they are better off going it alone.  The answer…
Rank this Week: 2312

Employment & Labor Insider

Employment & Labor Insider

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

http://www.employmentandlaborinsider.com/
  • May 26

    Military employment rights: A recap for the Memorial Day weekend

    Military employment rights: A recap for the Memorial Day weekend
    In honor of Memorial Day weekend, here’s a summary of the rights of employees who take leaves of absence to serve our country, and their family members. USERRA The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994…
  • May 26

    This week on FOCUS, our women’s leadership blog

    This week on FOCUS, our women’s leadership blog
    Administrative partner Teresa Ryder Bult has a guest post this week: “Inverting Views on Networking: How Can You Influence Someone’s Life Today?” Hint: Don’t make it all about you. (Teresa is the original founding…
  • May 26

    Threats, and rumors of threats, enough to overturn union election, court say

    Threats, and rumors of threats, enough to overturn union election, court say
    Do you know the difference between an idle threat and a serious one? Your kid plays a joke on you, and you respond, “I’m gonna kill you” while laughing at the joke. Idle threat, or serious? A co-worker tells you she will…
Rank this Week: 2603

Canadian Occupational Health and…

Canadian Occupational Health and Safety Law

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

http://www.occupationalhealthandsafetylaw.com/
Rank this Week: 2421

Boston Workers Compensation Lawyer…

Boston Workers Compensation Lawyer Blog

Covers workers compensation. By Carney Law Firm.

http://www.bostonworkerscompensationlawyerblog.com/
  • May 25

    How Much is My Workers’ Compensation Claim Worth?

    How Much is My Workers’ Compensation Claim Worth?
    There are many factors that determine the Lump Sum settlement value of a Massachusetts’ workers’ compensation claim. Some Massachusetts’ workers compensation claims may have no settlement value at all, while some may have a…
  • Mar 30

    Will The New York Times Article Impact The NFL Concussion Litigation?

    Will The New York Times Article Impact The NFL Concussion Litigation?
     On March 24, 2016, Alan Schwarz of the New York Times wrote a revealing article outlining the actions the NFL took to manipulate the opinions of neurologists they retained to study the effect of concussions and the health risks related…
  • Jan 5

    Independent Medical Examinations (IME) in Massachusetts Workers Compensation Claim

    Independent Medical Examinations (IME) in Massachusetts Workers Compensation Claim
    Injured workers in Massachusetts who are eligible for Massachusetts’ workers’ compensation benefits may be required by the insurance company and/or their employer to submit to an examination by a registered physician.  This…
Rank this Week: 1817

Blogging for Justice

Blogging for Justice

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

http://www.bloggingforjustice.com/
  • May 25

    Safety tips for all during National Bike Month and beyond

    Safety tips for all during National Bike Month and beyond
    Each May, the League of American Bicyclist reminds us all during National Bike Month of the many, many benefits of bicycling, and encourage more of us to give biking a try. “National Bike Month is an opportunity to…
  • May 18

    The wrongful death case of David Sal Silva

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

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

    Chain | Cohn | Stiles attorney Beatriz Trejo leads local group advocating for injured worker
    The California Applicants’ Attorneys Association is “the most powerful, and most knowledgeable legal voice for the injured workers of California,” serving the state’s injured workers since…
Rank this Week: 1976

Alabama Injury Lawyer Blog

Alabama Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers workers compensation and injury law. By Jeff Blackwell.

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

    How Dangerous Is Invokana?

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

    Distracted Driving: Much Worse Than Reported

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

    Distracted Driving: Why Texting Is Especially Dangerou

    Distracted Driving: Why Texting Is Especially Dangerou
    In our fast-paced world, so many things seek to divert our attention. Distracted driving has become a major cause of automobile accidents. Yearly, thousands of people are injured or killed due to a distracted driver. The picture below shows a…
Rank this Week: 1811

New Jersey Public Safety Officers…

New Jersey Public Safety Officers Law Blog

Covers employment issues related to corrections officers, firefighters, and police officers in New Jersey. By Frank M. Crivelli of Arpaia and Crivelli.

http://www.njpublicsafetyofficers.com/
Rank this Week: 1961

Workers' Law Watch

Workers' Law Watch

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

http://workerslawwatch.com/
  • May 23

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

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

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

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

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

    A Legal Victory, and Workers’ Memorial Day: We Can Never Forget
    During the past couple of months I have been focused on the proposed New York State Budget.  Governor Andrew Cuomo had recommended some provisions that would have negatively impacted workers.  As a result of community involvement,…
Rank this Week: 2535

Minick Law Blog

Minick Law Blog

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

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

    From Jail to Bail

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

    Marijuana Use and Driving While Impaired

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

    ATTACKING PROBABLE CAUSE ON A DWI CHARGE IN NC – VIDEO

    ATTACKING PROBABLE CAUSE ON A DWI CHARGE IN NC – VIDEO
    This article is an outline designed to help North Carolina Attorneys defend their clients in a DWI charge. The focus of this article is attacking the probable cause to arrest for Driving While Impaired. In any attack based on probable cause,…
Rank this Week: 1880

Cincinnati Attorney Blog

Cincinnati Attorney Blog

Covers Cincinnati personal injury and workers compensation issues. By McKenzie & Snyder LLP.

http://www.mckenzie-snyder.com/blog
  • May 18

    Hurt At Work?

    Hurt At Work?
    Cincinnati employers are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance via the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC)’ unless they are self-insured. Say for instance you were doing something for the benefit of your…
  • May 10

    Insurance Coverage For Chiropractic Care

    Insurance Coverage For Chiropractic Care
      After a car accident or work-related injury you want to return to your normal state of health as quickly as possible.  Lost wages, emotional stress, and physical pain can be heavy burdens.  While physical therapy and…
  • Apr 28

    The Dragonfly Foundation

    The Dragonfly Foundation
      You may have seen their name listed as a sponsor for a local event or 5K race, but do you really know what they do?  The Dragonfly Foundation is an extraordinary charity doing remarkable work for sick children and their…
Rank this Week: 2528

Minnesota Workers Compensation…

Minnesota Workers Compensation Secrets from a Former Insurance Company Attorney

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    I Settled My Minnesota Workers Compensation Case Years Ago. Can I Get Help?
    Every week our office receives a call from someone who needs help getting a medical bill paid on a case they "settled" many years ago. The first thing we do is help them locate their old settlement papers. Sometimes the injured worker has…
Rank this Week: 1724

Workplace Safety Report

Workplace Safety Report

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

http://workplacesafetyreport.com/
  • May 12

    Final OSHA Rule Issued to Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesse

    Final OSHA Rule Issued to Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesse
    OSHA has issued its final, revised recordkeeping rule, which takes effect Jan. 1, 2017, and requires certain employers to electronically submit injury and illness data that they are already required to record on their onsite…
  • Apr 29

    Senators Submit Voluntary Protection Program Act for Consideration

    Senators Submit Voluntary Protection Program Act for Consideration
    As reported by the Wyoming Business Report, Wyoming Republican Senator Mike Enzi and Colorado Democrat Senator Michael Bennet have sponsored legislation to codify the voluntary protection program of Occupational Safety and Health…
  • Apr 22

    OSHA Publishes Interim Guidance for Protecting Workers from Occupational Exposure to Zika Viru

    OSHA Publishes Interim Guidance for Protecting Workers from Occupational Exposure to Zika Viru
    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) are monitoring the Zika virus outbreak that is spreading into the United States.  This interim guidance…
Rank this Week: 1964

Florida Injury Lawyer Blog

Florida Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers automobile accidents, class actions, products liability, workers compensation and other personal injury topics. By Flaxman Law Group.

http://www.floridainjurylawyerblog.com/
  • May 10

    Helping Your Teen Move to College Safely

    Helping Your Teen Move to College Safely
    Moving away for college is a big opportunity, but if your teen is looking forward to moving into their first apartment or dorm room, you may have some concerns. You have a right to be worried. Teens may not understand the best ways to stay…
  • May 3

    Workers’ Compensation: Does it Protect You if You’re Injured on the Job?

    Workers’ Compensation: Does it Protect You if You’re Injured on the Job?
    Workers compensation is an insurance program covered by your employer. Whether you work for a nonprofit or work part-time or for a small business, you’re supposed to be covered. If you’re injured on the job or if your job causes…
  • Apr 29

    Summer Months See the Most Boating Accidents in Miami and South Florida

    Summer Months See the Most Boating Accidents in Miami and South Florida
    Florida has more boats than any other state – about 899,635 in 2014. Unfortunately, Florida also has the unfortunate distinction of having more boating accidents than most other parts of the country. In 2014, there were 634 reportable…
Rank this Week: 1807

Charlotte Personal Injury Attorney…

Charlotte Personal Injury Attorney Blog

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

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

    Texting and Driving in North Carolina and South Carolina

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

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

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

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

    How to File a Small Claims Case in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina
    Most personal injury attorneys will not accept a “small dollar value” car accident case. Your case is considered small if the total amount of your property damage is less than $2,000.00, and if you do not have any physical…
Rank this Week: 1713

Wynn & Wynn Blog

Wynn & Wynn Blog

Covers injury and workers' compensation law.

http://www.wynnandwynn.com/our-blog/
  • May 2

    Massachusetts and Rhode Island Dog Bite Laws & Owner Liability

    Massachusetts and Rhode Island Dog Bite Laws & Owner Liability
    By: Attorney Kate A. Messinger | Associate Each year, more than 4.5 million people in the U.S. are bitten by dogs. More than 800,000 receive medical attention for dog bites; at least half of them are children, according to the American…
  • Apr 18

    PRIVACY IN THE DIGITAL AGE

    PRIVACY IN THE DIGITAL AGE
    By: Attorney Kevin J. O’Malley | Partner In a widely publicized case brought by the Department of Justice against Apple, Inc. in the United States District Court for the Central District of California, Eastern Division, the Justice…
  • Apr 4

    MASSACHUSETTS RESIDENTIAL LANDLORD MISTAKES TO AVOID

    MASSACHUSETTS RESIDENTIAL LANDLORD MISTAKES TO AVOID
    By: Attorney Ryan Prophett | Associate   Many individuals in Massachusetts view buying rental property as a good investment and an alternative to putting their money in the stock market where they have no control.  However, most new…
Rank this Week: 1885

New York Civil Service Attorney…

New York Civil Service Attorney Law Blog

Covers employment and discrimination issues related to civil service. By the Law Offices of Kevin P. Sheerin.

http://civilservice.sheerinlaw.com/
  • Apr 25

    Reinstated Teacher must follow DOE Chancellor’s regulations to retain tenure

    Reinstated Teacher must follow DOE Chancellor’s regulations to retain tenure
    Petitioner was a teacher of catering who resigned to take a chef’s position. Petitioner returned to a different school and was given a “U” rating and terminated. Petitioner filed an Article 78 petition without filing a…
  • Apr 25

    NYPD Disqualification for Loud Exhaust or Tinted Window

    NYPD Disqualification for Loud Exhaust or Tinted Window
    NYPD Disqualification Often younger people most often men accumulate summones or moving violations for “loud exhaust” or “tinted windows”. These violations accumulate over time and may grow to 5, 10, 15 or even 20…
  • Mar 11

    What is meant by “reasonably perform the duties of police officer?”

    What is meant by “reasonably perform the duties of police officer?”
      This is the question that was presented in Granelle v.  NYC. The candidate have a spinal condition known as spondylolisthesis. X-rays reveal this condition and he was disqualified from police officer.   After disqualification…
Rank this Week: 1962

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/
Rank this Week: 2433

LaBovick Law Group Blog

LaBovick Law Group Blog

Covers personal injury legal news.

http://www.labovick.com/blog
  • Mar 12

    Mental Illness: 10 Things you May Not Know

    Mental Illness: 10 Things you May Not Know
    Did you know that 1 in 4 Americans suffer from a mental disorder? That’s approximately 57.7 million people ages 18 and older. The month of May has been designated to observe mental disorders, and we have been doing so since 1949. Every…
  • Mar 12

    Too Many Bathroom Breaks Can Lead To Disability Benefit

    Too Many Bathroom Breaks Can Lead To Disability Benefit
    Recently, a company based in Chicago has been criticized for their bathroom breaks. WaterSaver Faucet Company installed swipe card systems on bathrooms located off the factory floor. The company says this was in response to several of their…
  • Mar 12

    Too Many Bathroom Breaks Can Lead To Disability Benefit

    Too Many Bathroom Breaks Can Lead To Disability Benefit
     Recently, a company based in Chicago has been criticized for their bathroom breaks. WaterSaver Faucet Company installed swipe card systems on bathrooms located off the factory floor. The company says this was in response to several of…
Rank this Week: 1752

Personal Injury News &…

Personal Injury News & Developments

Covers medical malpractice, workers' compensation and injury law. By Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers.

http://www.rosenfeldinjurylawyers.com/news
  • Feb 22

    Nurses On Last Line of Defense in Catching Medication Error

    Nurses On Last Line of Defense in Catching Medication Error
    The Chicago medical malpractice attorneys of Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers frequently handle cases involving complications that have arisen due to medication errors. While the causes for these errors can vary greatly, one thing remains…
  • Feb 19

    Traffic Fatalities Show No Signs of Declining in 2015

    Traffic Fatalities Show No Signs of Declining in 2015
    Data gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is showing a sharp rise in fatalities for 2015 despite efforts to raise awareness to safety concerns and promote technologies that are designed to reduce drivers’…
  • Feb 17

    Allegations of Untreated Pressure Sores Made in Illinois Nursing Home Lawsuit

    Allegations of Untreated Pressure Sores Made in Illinois Nursing Home Lawsuit
    The daughter of a woman who died of complications linked to numerous pressure sores is suing the nursing facility charged with providing the victim’s care. Manor Care has been the subject of multiple lawsuits in recent years and many of…
Rank this Week: 2138

Meuser & Associates, P.A.,…

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

Covers workers' compensation law in Minnesota.

http://meuserlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 8

    We've Moved!

    We've Moved!
    We've Moved!MeuserLaw's legal blogs have moved!For a huge database of articles covering workers' compensation, PERA duty disability, MSRS duty disability, and personal injury, check out MeuserLaw's article library. And, for Minnesota's Police…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2093