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Florida Court finds Workers' Compensation Statute Unconstitutional

Circuit Judge Jorge E. Cueto of the 11th Judicial Circuit in and for Miami-Dade County, Florida has found that Section 440.11 of Florida's Workers' Compensation Act (the "Act"), which makes the Act the "exclusive" remedy...more

Court Clarifies Four Employee Rule in S.C. Workers’ Compensation Act

In Leggettee v. Duly, the employer argued the Full Commission incorrectly found the company had four or more employees. Leggette was injured when a co-worker dropped a “thumper” on his right hand, injuring his middle and...more

Proving eligibility for workers’ comp benefits

Any number of incidents, including falls, auto accidents, machine entanglements and repetitive motion, can contribute to employees in Illinois, and throughout the U.S., suffering a serious injury or illness in the workplace. ...more

Reopening Your Nevada Workers' Compensation Claim

1. Know whether you have re-opening rights and when to time your request. Only injured workers who received a permanent partial disability award, or who were off work due to the work injury or occupational disease have...more

National Workers' Comp Trends

Las Vegas again hosted the annual Larson's National Workers' Compensation Advisory Board Meeting at the National Disability and Workers' Compensation Conference in November.. Advisory board members are attorneys though out...more

The Non-Response (De Facto) Denial

Injured workers have the right to file an appeal if the claims adjuster does not respond to a written request within 30 days. Attorneys are usually the only ones that know that when the adjuster fails to respond, it is...more

Beyond Your Borders: Workers Comp Across The America

And now… one more reason to be glad you do not live in Mississippi: For workers injured on the job, the maximum weekly workers compensation benefit in Mississippi is $449.12. In New Jersey, that figure is $826. ...more

Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation Sued by EEOC for Disability Discrimination

Company Now Known as RockTenn CP, LLC Fired Employee Because of His Disability, Federal Agency Charges - FLORENCE, S.C. - RockTenn CP, LLC formerly known as Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation, discriminated against an...more

Immigrant Workers in Nevada Need to Know Rights When Injured

The Immigration Policy Center reports that Latinos and Asians make up one-third of all Nevadans. 15% of registered voters in Nevada are immigrants or the children of immigrants. Immigrants comprised 25% of the state's...more

Do Disabled Individuals Have Special Protection Under Workers Compensation Law?

If previously disabled workers are permanently and totally disabled as a result of a work-related injury, they are entitled to protection under New Jersey’s Second Injury Fund. The fund ensures that workers compensation...more

Why Are So Many Legitimate, First-Time Workers Compensation Claims Denied?

Workers compensation is a no fault insurance program that provides benefits to workers who suffer job-related injuries or illnesses. Benefits include compensation for medical expenses, lost wages due to disabilities and...more

Workers Compensation Benefits You May Be Eligible To Receive

The process of obtaining workers comp for your on-the-job injury can be a tangled mess of jargon and paperwork. We help you make sense of it and ensure you take advantage of all the benefits available to you....more

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