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Australia’s High Court Denies Employee Worker’s Compensation Claim For Sex Injury

Ruling in a 4-2 decision[1], the Australian High Court denied a government employee worker’s compensation claim for an injury the employee sustained while having sex in a motel room during a business trip. The female...more

A Willful OSHA Violation Insufficient to Circumvent The Workers' Compensation Act's Bar on Lawsuit Against Employer

The New Jersey Supreme Court recently held that a willful violation of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) standards, without other evidence of an employer’s intentional conduct, is insufficient to...more

British Columbia says bulling and harassment “are not acceptable at any level” with Bill 14

The British Columbia legislature recently tabled amendments to Bill 14—the WORKERS COMPENSATION AMENDMENT ACT, 2011—to address bullying and harassment in the workplace. The amendments to Bill 14, among other things, expand...more

Court: Regional District Employees Are “Town” Employees; Claims Barred By Workers’ Compensation Act Exclusivity

The Connecticut Supreme Court, in a decision that will be officially released next week (but released this morning), held that an animal control officer for several towns, was an employee of each of the towns. Because...more

Medical Records Speak Louder Than Words: What It Takes to Win a Social Security Disability Claim Medical Records Speak Louder...

Columbia, MO – February 28, 2012 -- To SSA, the word “disabled” is not a medical term. This is the number one reason that the agency will not accept your doctor’s pronouncement that you are “disabled.” To SSA, being disabled...more

I’ve been released from care with permanent restrictions and I can’t go back to work in my previous job. Do I still get paid...

If your employer cannot accommodate your restrictions, then yes you would continue to be entitled to benefits under the Act. These benefits are called Maintenance benefits. These are different than temporary total disability...more

FSCO Allows Insurer's Appeal over WSIB Issues

A FSCO Director’s Delegate has allowed an insurer’s appeal of an arbitrator’s decision, which allowed the claimant to pursue accident benefits despite an unsettled WSIB claim....more

Alabama Lumber Worker Killed in Vance Construction Accident, Update

In a January post we discussed the wrongful death of a 22-year-old lumber worker in Vance on December 31st of last year. The young workman was killed in a construction accident when a log fell on him, striking him on the...more

OSHA cites Dothan contractor for deadly September trench collapse

In September of last year, two men were installing a sewer pipe at an excavation site in Enterprise, which is in southeast Alabama. The soil was saturated with water, and there no safe means of exit when the wet, heavy soil...more

Man loses arm after being caught in machine with no safety guards

Workplace safety should be a priority for all employers. Employees have the right to be protected from serious injuries during the course of employment. They should never have to risk their health and safety in order to make...more

OSHA Cites Georgia Company for Repeat Workplace Safety Violations

Today, OSHA cited a car parts manufacturer in southwest Atlanta for repeat worker safety and health violations and proposed $79,350 in penalties. Although the company that was cited was in Georgia, we thought it could serve...more

OSHA Asks CEOs to Prevent Workplace Injuries With Crowd Control

The Occupational Health and Safety Administration sent a letter this week to the CEOs of fourteen major retailers urging them to take steps now to prevent customer and worker injuries during Black Friday and other holiday...more

Safety Violations Led to Worker's Wrongful Death at Metals Firm

In April of this year, a worker at the AP Specialty Metals plant in Alpharetta, Georgia, was crushed to death in a machine that polishes heavy-gauge steel. OSHA was called in to investigate the industrial accident and has now...more

October 4-8: Campaign to Prevent Work-Related Car Accidents

As we mentioned in our August 13 post, car and truck accidents are the most common type of work-related fatal accidents. Additionally, when it comes to motor vehicle accidents during the course of employment, distracted...more

OSHA Fines Phenix Lumber $439,400 After Injury & Wrongful Death

In March of this year, OSHA inspectors were following up on whether violations they had found earlier at Phenix Lumber Company had been fixed -- violations they had already cited but hadn't been fixed at the time of an...more

Personal Injury and Workers’ Compensation Round Up

Here’s what other personal injury and workers’ compensation lawyers have been talking about over the past few weeks: *“New Jersey Task Force Recommends Privatization of Workers Compensation“-Workers’ Compensation...more

How to Utilize the Workers' Compensation System

This is a How To article on using the California State Workers' Compensation system....more

Car Crash Safety Plan Work Zone, Las Vegas Nevada Personal Injury Reserch

Crash Safety Las Vegas In work zones moving equipment and traffic create a danger, it is worse if there is a crash. Develop and use a traffic control plan for the work zone – provide traffic flow details and train crew...more

Links to Industrial Hygienists & Saftey Experts, Reserch Las Vegas Injury Law

Las Vegas Accident Lawyer, Reserch Ex: American Conference of Government Industrial Hygienists www.acgih.org Membership organization publications catalogue includes (US) national edition of Tailgate Meetings That Work!...more

Traffic Safety Devices, Uniform Manual Traffic Control, Las Vegas Injury Lawyer - Reserch

Las Vegas Injury Law Research Crash Avoidance Devices The design and applications of traffic control devices used in temporary traffic control zones are described in this chapter. A traffic control device is a sign,...more

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