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August 25, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Tallahassee, FL: It comes as no surprise that any Florida worker requiring Workers’ Compensation for a job-related injury only to experience the headache and heartbreak of a Florida denied workers compensation claim, resorts to a Florida workers comp lawsuit. In fact, legal experts note that Florida is such an employer-friendly State; a good lawyer is almost a prerequisite to a successful workers’ compensation claim given that the odds are stacked against the employee.Read [ Qualified Attorney Important for Florida Workers’ Compensation Claims ]
July 30, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Chicago, IL: A unique Illinois Workers Compensation lawsuit has been quietly percolating through the courts of Illinois. At stake are two claims for workers compensation benefits filed by a personal assistant for an individual with disabilities. At the heart of the Illinois denied workers compensation claim, is an interpretation under Illinois law as to who is, or is not an employee of the state.Read [ Duality Observed in Illinois Cause for Confusion, but Plaintiff Benefits Nonetheless ]
June 25, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Trenton, NJ: A former New Jersey truck driver whose workers compensation claim has been zig-zagging through the courts has seen his workers compensation lawsuit revived by the New Jersey Appellate Division.Read [ Truck Driver’s New Jersey Workers Compensation Lawsuit Revived on Appeal ]
May 29, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Long Island, NY: A workers compensation lawsuit brought by a signal worker with the Long Island Railroad Co. (LIRR) in New York has ended with a verdict in favor of the plaintiff. Daniel Curran claims to have been injured while responding to a so-called ‘heat kink’ issue that resulted in a buckled rail on the track. Curran had been dispatched, in July 2012 to undertake an emergency repair and claims to have been injured on the job.Read [ Long Island Signalman Awarded Damages for Injury Exacerbation ]
June 10, 2016. By Jane Mundy.
Tallahassee, FL: If you ever had a Florida labor law or Florida employment case involving Workers’ Compensation, you likely found it difficult to find legal representation, unless you were able to pay attorney fees to obtain benefits. But the Florida Supreme Court has recently ruled that you will no longer be on the hook for legal fees.Read [ Florida Workers’ Compensation Law Unconstitutional ]
September 26, 2012. By Gordon Gibb.
Read [ Injury on the job: Workers Compensation Legislation ]
Sacramento, CA Workers Compensation is designed to compensate workers for injury on the job regardless of whether the injury is the fault of the employer or the employee. It's a mandated system which, in the state of California, has recently been buttressed through the passage of new legislation signed into law by California Governor Jerry Brown that serves to increase benefits to victims of job injury, while cutting the overall costs to businesses, and to administering the system.
September 29, 2011. By Jane Mundy.
Read [ Can Amazon.com Face Workers' Compensation Lawsuits? ]
Allentown, PA Just about everyone is familiar with Amazon.com, the world's biggest bookstore, and anyone who has read the news lately, including the LAS blog is also familiar with mistreated workers at its warehouse. "If the article [published in The Morning Call] is even half correct factually I think that Amazon is so wrong personally," says attorney Randall Brett, at The Law Office of Randall P. Brett, focusing on employment-related matters. "Legally, that is another matter…"
March 27, 2010. By Charles Benson.
Read [ California Officer Faces Criminal Proceedings over Workman's Comp Fraud ]
Sacramento, CA A California correctional officer is facing fraud charges stemming from a workman's comp claim relating to a 2008 injury.
March 12, 2010. By Gordon Gibb.
Read [ Settlement Announced for Ailing 9/11 Ground Zero Workers ]
New York, NY A settlement that was announced last night, if approved, may award between several thousand and $2 million to rescue workers and others whose health suffered from the effects of working in close proximity to Ground Zero after the twin towers collapsed on September 11, 2001.
January 4, 2010. By Gordon Gibb.
Read [ Truck Driver with Brain Injuries Earns Workers Comp ]
Richmond, VA A truck driver in Virginia who was injured on the job and denied workers compensation benefits finally saw the case settled in his favor following mediation.
- North Dakota Woman Denied Workers Compensation after Bank Robbery Leaves Her Unable to Work By Charles Benson (Dec-27-09)
- EEOC Defends Workers' Compensation Leave in Court By Gordon Gibb (Nov-29-09)
- Workers' compensation premiums to increase for Washington residents By Charles Benson (Sep-25-09)
- Employers Employ Various Tactics to Deny Workers Compensation By Gordon Gibb (Aug-22-09)
- 'Clumsy' in Kentucky: Employer Loses Worker Comp Case By Gordon Gibb (Jul-24-09)
- Good Samaritan Denied Workers Compensation in Arkansas By Gordon Gibb (May-31-09)
- Construction Accident Claims a Life Along Pipeline By Gordon Gibb (Apr-9-09)
- Workers Compensation Can be a Complex Issue By Gordon Gibb (Mar-30-09)
- Workers Compensation Supposed to Protect Workers By Heidi Turner (Feb-15-09)
- Worker's Compensation: Special Provisions for Those at Ground Zero By Gordon Gibb (Sep-11-08)
- Workers' Compensation: It Works on Paper, But… By Gordon Gibb (Jul-26-08)
- Workers' Compensation: New Audit Report Slams California State Insurance Fund By Paul Halpern (Dec-19-07)
- Workers' Compensation: "They'll just fight me and fight me." By Paul Halpern (Dec-17-07)
- Worker's Compensation: Benefits Vary by State By Gordon Gibb (Jun-8-07)