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Recovering Compensation for Work-Related Muscle Injuries

by Howard Ankin on

When workers suffer musculoskeletal injuries due to work-related activities or an accident, they may be entitled to receive workers’ compensation benefits. Musculoskeletal injuries affect the ligaments, tendons, nerves, blood...more

Who Can Make a Workers’ Compensation Claim

by Howard Ankin on

In Illinois, injured workers are generally entitled to workers’ compensation benefits when they suffer a work-related accident or are harmed by a hazard while performing the duties of their job or acting on behalf of their...more

Say What? The Rise of Criminal Liability for Construction Accidents

by Burr & Forman on

Last week marked the end of Construction Safety Week 2018, a combined effort by the Construction Industry Safety (CISI) group and the Incident and Injury Free (IIF) CEO Forum. ...more

OSHA News Releases from May 1 through May 15

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

05/11/2018 – Region 2 OSHA News Release – U.S. Department of Labor Cites New York Cosmetics Manufacturer For Safety and Health Hazards Following November 2017 Fire - 05/11/2018 – Region 4 OSHA News Release – U.S....more

Workers’ Compensation for Airline Employees

by Howard Ankin on

When airline workers are injured or become ill because of airplane crashes, turbulence, or other work-related incidents both on and off of the plane, they may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. ...more

Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Can Help with Work Injury Claims

by Howard Ankin on

A skilled Illinois workers’ compensation lawyer can be instrumental in helping victims get fair and absolute workers’ compensation benefits. Injured employees are generally entitled to workers’ compensation benefits...more

OSHA Trends And Developments: One Year Into The Trump Administration

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Yesterday our panel from Seyfarth’s Workplace Safety team led a briefing on OSHA regulation and enforcement under the Trump Administration. One year into the Trump Administration, employers’ expectations for a more...more

Thought You Were Off The Hook? Now, Employers In State Plan States Must Submit OSHA Injury Data, Too.

by Husch Blackwell LLP on

When a number of states with their own OSHA plans had not implemented new regulations similar to OSHA’s 2016 injury and illness electronic reporting rule, many employers in those states believed they would simply be off the...more

Robotics, Automation, and Employee Safety for the Future Employer

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: Due to the increased use of robotics and computer automation for many job functions that have historically been performed by employees raises, besides the traditional personnel and employment issues, a host...more

Agencies Release Regulatory Roadmap for 2018 and Beyond

by Littler on

The latest Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions ("spring agenda") continues this administration's trend of adding fewer new rules and reexamining older ones. ...more

What's On The Feds' Regulatory Agenda

It's all pretty good news for employers. On Wednesday, the federal government issued its 2018 unified regulatory agenda, and the following items will be especially noteworthy to most employers:-...more

OSHA Only Requiring Electronic Submission Of 300A Forms

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

In the last Regulatory Agenda, OSHA indicated that it was undergoing rulemaking to revise the Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses regulation promulgated under the Obama administration. Specifically, OSHA...more

All State Plan Employers are Now Required to Electronically File 2017 Form 300A Data

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: To be compliant, employers in State Plans that have not yet adopted OSHA’s new rule for electronic filing of injury data for Calendar Year 2017, are required to file in the federal OSHA database....more

OSHA News Releases from April 15 through April 31

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

04/30/2018 – OSHA Trade Release – U.S. Department of Labor Fixes Error Dating to 2016 Implementation of “Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses” Regulation - 04/27/2018 – OSHA Trade Release – Statement by...more

State Plans Must Abide: Fed-OSHA Fixes Alleged “Error” and Mandates Electronic Reporting of Injuries and Illnesses in All State...

by Fisher Phillips on

On April 30, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Fed-OSHA) reversed course and issued a press release announcing that employers in all state-plan states must implement Fed-OSHA’s new electronic recordkeeping...more

OSHA Clarifies That Employers In State Plans Must Submit Injury & Illness Data

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

In a news release issued today, OSHA notified employers in state plans that they must submit their injury and illness data through OSHA’s portal even if their state has not yet adopted the new requirements of the “Improve...more

Chicago’s Most Dangerous Jobs: Is Yours On the List?

by Howard Ankin on

Workers face various workplace dangers that put them at high risk for serious injuries and fatalities, and some of the most dangerous jobs in America are right here in Chicago. With 171 workplace fatalities in Illinois in...more

Ohio Supreme Court Rules On BWC Subrogation Interest In Tort Claim Insurance Settlements

by Roetzel & Andress on

The Supreme Court of Ohio issued an opinion last week that provides a cautionary tale whose main antagonist is the broad reach of Ohio’s automatic subrogation provision set forth in R.C. 4123.931(G). In Bur. of Workers’...more

OSHA's New Requirements for Workplace Fall Protection

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

Falls by workers, whether from elevated heights or from the same level, are among the leading causes of work-related injuries and deaths in U.S. workplaces. Originally published in MiMfg Magazine, the membership magazine...more

Injured workers must inform BWC of third-party settlements

by Bricker & Eckler LLP on

The Ohio Supreme Court recently ruled that the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) must be notified of potential third-party settlements that would compensate an injured worker for an injury, even when an application...more

The Value Of The Non-Recordable Injury / Illness As A Safety Tool

by Cozen O'Connor on

Most employers are required to keep OSHA injury and illness records for each of its covered establishments. To meet these obligations, it is prudent for employers to have well-written policies that require employees to report...more

Plaintiffs No Longer Have to Demonstrate the Absence of Comparative Fault to Avoid Summary Judgment in New York

by White and Williams LLP on

On April 3, 2018, the New York Court of Appeals addressed a question that “has perplexed courts for some time,” that is, whether a plaintiff must establish his or her own comparative negligence in order to obtain partial...more

OSHA News Releases from April 1 through April 15

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

04/13/2018 – Region 5 OSHA News Release – U.S. Department of Labor Finds Ohio Contractor Continues To Expose Roofers to Falls and Other Safety Hazards - 04/12/2018 – Region 2 OSHA News Release – U.S. Department of Labor...more

Acosta Defends OSHA’s Collection Of Injury & Illness Records

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

During the April 12th U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriation’s Subcommittee Hearing to review the FY2019 Department of Labor Budget Request, Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta was questioned on OSHA’s injury and illness...more

Organizations Making a Difference in Safety and Management: BevCap - Part I

by Fisher Phillips on

I wish that time permitted us to write more often about the good work done by various groups to improve workplace safety and management. Notable examples include AGC –National and numerous state AGC-Chapters, the National...more

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