Nevada Workers Compensation: Hearings and Appeals Overview
What to Expect within the First 30 Days: Nevada Workers Compensation
A number of fatal mine accidents occurred in the United States between January 1 and September 22, 2014.
Coal Mines -
- Four underground employees on foot were crushed by equipment in operation.
Last week, the Wisconsin Supreme Court resolved its first case of the year. It affirmed, by an equally divided court, the published opinion of the court of appeals in Sohn v. LIRC, 350 Wis. 2d 469. The Wisconsin Court of...more
The long, hot summer months are upon us...Did you know that an employer’s “duty to provide a safe workplace” under OSHA includes protecting employees from illness caused by heat stress? Heat stroke, heat cramps, heat...more
With a momentary lapse of attention, any of us can cause a grave accident––at home, in a vehicle, on vacation, or at work. Miners must be ever vigilant for their own safety and the safety of others. ...more
Accidents can happen at any time, including at work. If you are a California employee who was injured on the job or while performing work duties, it is important that you understand your rights and legal options. In many...more
When the Secretary of the Department of Labor and the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission offer competing but reasonable interpretations of a worker safety regulation, the Secretary's interpretation is entitled...more
A Ministry of Labour inspector has ordered an Ontario school board to revise its workplace violence policy, and the Ontario Labour Relations Board has suspended that Order, calling it “unclear”....more
Over the course of time, the Connecticut Legislature has enacted numerous and varied laws for the protection of Connecticut workers. Some become quite well known, like the recent paid sick leave law, others are more obscure....more
On October 31, 2013, the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench released the sentencing decision in R. v. XI Technologies Inc., 2013 ABQB 651.
The Court of Queen’s Bench sentenced the employer to a fine of $275,000, inclusive...more
Earlier this week, the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued the news release, “Crowd Management Measures Are Critical During Major Sales Events,” and sent a reminder to major retailers and retail...more
We are often asked whether post-accident fixes or improvements by an employer will be held against it if occupational health and safety charges are laid. For example, if an employer puts a guard on a machine after an employee...more
A $200,000.00 fine was “manifestly unfit”, the Ontario Court of Appeal has ruled, in raising Metron Construction’s fine to $750,000 for criminal negligence after four workers died on Christmas Eve, 2009. The $200,000 fine...more
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced a proposed rule aimed at curbing silica-related disease. After publication, the public will have 90 days to submit written comments,...more
On April 17, 2013, the West Fertilizer plant, owned by Adair Grain, Inc., exploded, killing at least 14 and injuring hundreds more. Although months have passed since the explosion, many questions remain. ...more
On April 29, 2013, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a memorandum to regional administrators regarding the obligation of employers to protect temporary workers from...more
In December 2012, we posted a blog outlining the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench decision in R v. Technologies Inc. 2012 ABQB 549 in a fatal accident case involving the use of a “calf roping” machine at a Stampede party event...more
Most industrial employees realize that if they are hurt on the job for any reason, they are eligible to receive workers' compensation benefits, which pay for their accident-related medical expenses and also provide disability...more
As a follow up to my session “Work Safe: Preventing Injuries and Workplace Violence" at the recent Employment Law Seminar, I’ve put together what I feel to be two key takeaways from the presentation.
An injury at work can be devastating for you and your family. Despite major strides reducing workplace injuries and deaths in the past four decades, more than 4,500 workers still die each year. Another 4.1 million are...more
Perhaps the most common liability claim associated with a lifting injury is that the nonsubscriber employer simply did not provide adequate assistance, specifically staff, to assist the injured worker with lifting whatever it...more
On February 28, 2013, OSHA ordered Union Pacific Railroad (UP) to reinstate the employment of and pay over $309,000 ($150,000 in punitive damages, $87,600 in compensatory damages, $71,700 in back pay with interest, plus...more
A look at a recent speech given by OSHA's Assistant Secretary, David Michaels, Ph.D., provides employers with insight into what agency touts as successes over the past several years and its vision for the year ahead. ...more
A supervisor’s violation of the Occupational Health and Safety Act can ground a criminal negligence charge against him, an Ontario preliminary inquiry judge has decided, sending the criminal charges to trial. We reported on...more
A person who contravenes Alberta’s Occupational Health and Safety Act, Regulations or Code is liable, for a first offence, to a fine of not more than $500,000 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 6 months and, for a...more
An Ontario justice of the peace has held that an employer’s safety manual was defective, and has convicted the employer of four charges under the Occupational Health and Safety Act....more
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