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Workers' Compensation and Truck Drivers: Occupational Accident policies

If you are an independent contractor you may still file a good claim for workers' compensation in North Carolina. Our workers' compensation law has a clear exception to the general rule against independent contractors....more

Workers' Compensation and Truck Drivers: back injuries

Your back hurts, you’ve got pain down your legs, and the workers' compensation adjuster is telling you that you didn’t have an accident. If you are like most people you think of an “accident” as a “slip, trip, or fall.” For...more

Workers' Compensation and Truck Drivers: Independent contracts and employees

Ordinarily only employers with three or more employees are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance. Independent contractors are not covered by the workers' compensation laws. However in an exception carved out just...more

Fifth Circuit Narrows “Adjoining Area” Definition In LHWCA Jurisdiction Test

On April 29, 2013, the Fifth Circuit issued an opinion for the en banc Court in New Orleans Depot Services, Inc. v. Director OWCP, 718 F.3d 384 (5th Cir. 2013) that effectively reformulated the 1972 situs jurisdictional...more

The Fifth Circuit Restates Three Duties Vessel Owners Owe Longshore Employees

Under Section 905(b) of the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (“LHWCA”), a vessel owner owes three duties to longshore employees. In October 2012, the Fifth Circuit granted a summary judgment dismissing serious...more

Impact of NSW Workers Compensation Changes on the Maritime Sector

Changes to the NSW workers compensation insurance scheme have just been passed which substantially restrict the range and reduce the level of compensation available to injured workers in NSW. The changes are not only...more

New York Elevator Accident Lawyer Says Two Elevator Accidents in One Week Emphasizes Elevator Risk

New York elevator accident lawyer David Perecman comments on the jolting reminder of elevators as potential sources of injuries and deaths. Two elevator accidents in one week affected both people who work on or near...more

Waiving Workers’ Compensation in Transportation Agreements: Like Taking a Bullet After Being Stabbed

Anyone reviewing a transportation agreement in the past few years surely noticed an uptick in the number of proposed provisions attempting to “waive workers’ compensation immunity.” The waiver typically reads as follows:...more

Winning Your Next Truck Driving Accident Case

Towing around cargo in a trailer is difficult. Driving with a bunch of cars around is even harder. Of course, truck drivers need to be very experienced and cautious but watching out for them and taking precautions can save...more

Illinois Workers’ Compensation System Under Scrutiny

Should police officers who seek Illinois workers’ compensation benefits receive preferential treatment? I think most people would agree that they shouldn’t–and instead, everyone seeking benefits should be treated the...more

Applying Illinois laws to out-of-state Flight Attendant Workers’ Compensation Claims

Katz, Friedman lawyers represent many flight attendants in cases involving workers’ compensation issues. An injured employee can file a claim in Illinois if they are (1) injured in the State of Illinois or (2) their...more

Loss of Use - What is the Correct Compensation?

What compensation is the owner of a fleet vehicle entitled to for the loss of its use? The recent case of Beechwood Birmingham Limited v Hoyer Group UK Limited the Court of Appeal upheld the principles set out in the 1970...more

Top 15 Ways To Ruin Your Texas Personal Injury Case

Free advice on the do's and don'ts in handling your Texas personal injury case...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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