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Five Things You Need to Know about Workers’ Compensation

Five Things You Need to Know about Workers’ Compensation

Workers’ compensation is a government-required insurance policy that provides financial assistance to employees who are injured or become ill at work.

The Five Most Dangerous Occupations for Workplace Injuries

The Five Most Dangerous Occupations for Workplace Injuries

According to the Department of Labor, there are over 3 million non-fatal workplace injuries each year. Find out what the five most dangerous occupations are.

Can You Sue Your Employer If You’re Injured at Work?

Can You Sue Your Employer If You’re Injured at Work?

Most workplace injuries are covered by worker’s compensation, a state-run insurance program designed specifically for on-the-job accidents.

Common Causes of Workplace Injuries

Causes of workplace injuries can include repetitive motions, defective equipment, and dangerous materials. Talk to an injury attorney if you have been injured while on the job.

Montgomery Police Officer's Motorcycle Accident Lawsuit Settles

Montgomery Police Officer's Motorcycle Accident Lawsuit Settles

A settlement has been reached in a motorcycle accident lawsuit that was filed on behalf of a police officer against the city of Montgomery, Alabama.

Workplace Injury Damages

Injured employees can be awarded monetary compensation for their workplace injury claim; an attorney can help you build a strong case to increase your chance of obtaining a favorable verdict.

Workplace Injury Statutes of Limitations

Statutes of limitations in workplace injury cases require that injured employees file their lawsuit within a set time period. Consult an attorney in your area for information about the statutes of limitations in your state.

Workplace Injuries – Who Can File a Claim?

Not everyone is eligible to file a workplace injury claim. Speak to an experienced workers' compensation attorney to find out who can file a lawsuit.

Workplace Injuries – Do I Need a Lawyer?

Have you been injured on the job? If so, it is important to contact a workplace injury lawyer as soon as possible for a case review.

Types of Workplace Injuries

Workplace injuries can include broken bones resulting from falls, carpal tunnel syndrome, and even death in the most tragic of accidents. Consult a lawyer if you have been injured while on the job.

Workplace Injury Statistics

Thousands of workers are killed or injured as a result of accidents or events that occur at their place of employment. Read workplace injury statistics by industry.

Notable Workplace Injury Settlements

Read about big workplace injury settlements awarded to injured employees. If you have suffered a work-related injury, speak to an attorney as soon as possible.

Workplace Injuries: Proving Fault in Your Claim

If you have been seriously injured at work, it is in your best interest to hire a workers' compensation attorney that can help you prove fault in your injury claim.

Workers' Compensation Insurance Benefits

Workers' compensation benefits can be obtained to cover the cost of medical bills, lost wages, and living expenses. Speak to a workman's comp attorney if you have a claim.

Workers' Compensation Laws and Exemptions

Not all employees and on-the-job injuries are protected by workers' compensation insurance. Find out which types of injuries and employment are denied workman's comp benefits.

Workers' Compensation Insurance Eligibility – Assessing Risk

A workers' compensation attorney can review your claim to determine employee eligibility of workman's comp insurance benefits.

Third Parties and Workers' Compensation Law

Employees injured at work can file a workers' compensation claim, and, in certain cases, sue a negligent third party. Hire a workers' compensation attorney for more information.

Workers' Compensation Insurance: What It Is and the Laws Surrounding It

Workers' compensation attorneys are well-versed in injured employees' rights and can help workers obtain benefits for medical bills and loss of wages associated with the injury.

Construction Accidents

Construction accidents cause thousands of injuries and deaths each year – to both workers and passerby. Consult an attorney if you, a loved one, or a friend has been injured or killed in a construction site accident.

Natural Gas Explosion Injures 14 at San Diego Hotel Construction Site

A San Diego waterfront hotel under construction was rocked Monday afternoon by a natural gas blast that damaged four floors and injured 14 people, five critically.

Workplace Injuries

Workplace injuries can lead to costly medical bills and missed days of work. Fortunately, U.S. and state laws protect workers injured on the job. Learn how workers' compensation and an attorney can help you obtain damages.

Former Employee Sues Indiana Riverboat Casino under Maritime Law

Tina Conder, an Indiana resident who worked on the riverboat casino Glory Of Rome, is suing her former employer under maritime law for damages suffered as a result of a flea infestation aboard the vessel.

Man Attacked by Zebra Sues for Workers' Compensation

A former zoo handler who was attacked by a zebra is filing a workers’ compensation lawsuit against the Florida park that fired him.

Ill Librarian Sues School District for $2 Million

A former school librarian recently filed a $2 million lawsuit against the Liberty School District in New York, claiming that she was wrongly fired after she became too ill to work.

City Appeals Workers' Compensation Award to Deceased Police Officer's Family

The city of Elyria filed an appeal this week, contesting a decision by the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC) to award benefits to the family of a police officer killed in a motorcycle accident.

Former School Nurse Claims Toxic Mold Caused Illness

A former school nurse recently filed a workers' compensation lawsuit against the Ocean Township Board of Education, claiming she fell ill due to exposure to mold in her office.

New Rules for Texas Lifetime Income Benefits

The Texas Commissioner of Workers' Compensation recently repealed 28 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) §131.1, which concerns lifetime income benefits.

BWC Group Rating System Unfair?

The group rating system used by the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation is the subject of a class-action suit filed by three companies.

FedEx Fined for Violation of Massachusetts Employment Law

FedEx Ground was recently fined over $190,000 by the Massachusetts attorney general for allegedly misclassifying 13 drivers, depriving them of benefits.

Higher Court Sends Case Back to Workers' Comp Court

A high-profile lawsuit was sent back to the state workers' compensation court by the Montana Supreme Court on Tuesday.

Company Contends No Bid Workers' Comp Management Contract

A Pittsburgh, PA-based company specializing in workers' compensation solutions recently filed a lawsuit against the state, alleging that it erroneously awarded a contract to a competitor without a bid process.

Sheriff's Deputy Granted Second Chance to Recover Back Pay

A Texas sheriff's deputy who appealed a decision denying him back pay for time allegedly spent recovering from a work-related injury was recently granted another trial.

Missouri Supreme Court to Decide Fate of 2005 Workers' Compensation Law

The Missouri Supreme Court on Thursday heard a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the state's 2005 workers' compensation law.

New Charges in Monterey Workers' Comp Case

Additional charges have been filed recently against a manager and former manager of Smurfit-Stone Container Enterprises of Salinas, CA who, according to a pending criminal case, allegedly conspired to commit workers' compensation fraud.

Tennessee Telecommuters Eligible for Workers' Compensation

According to a recent Tennessee Supreme Court ruling, telecommuters are eligible for worker's compensation benefits for injuries received while working.

Verizon Sued Over Former Nuclear Fuel Plant

Employees of a magazine distribution company will file a class action suit today in State Supreme Court in Brooklyn against Verizon Communications, Inc. claiming negligence which resulted in exposure to toxic chemicals, according to attorneys.

Popcorn Lung Victims Receive Favorable Ruling from New York Appeals Court

A New York appeals court recently ruled that the supplier of a buttery flavoring used in microwave popcorn must pay at least $50,000 for each successful claim filed by injured workers at a Missouri popcorn plant.

Florida Worker to Repay Disability Income

A Florida man has been ordered to repay $78,000 in disability income he received for an on-the-job back injury he reported in June 2004.

5 Men Indicted in $100 Million Workers' Compensation Scam

Five men from across the country were charged with fraud in a workers' compensation scam that Florida officials say left hundreds of workers without urgent medical care and death benefits.

California State Fund Gets Thousands for Workers' Comp Fraud Case

A machine operator in El Centro, California, was recently ordered by an Imperial Valley judge to pay $45,996 to the State Compensation Insurance Fund in a workers' compensation fraud case.

$101 Million Settlement Reached in Lawsuit over Fatal Parking Garage Collapse

A $101 million settlement has been reached by the families of the construction workers who were killed or injured in the October 2003 collapse of Tropicana Casino’s parking garage in Atlantic City.

Judge Orders Trucking Co. to Stop Using Bogus Workers’ Comp Waivers

A Chattanooga, Tennessee, judge has issued an order demanding that a trucking company stop having its employees sign a fake workers’ compensation form that waives their workers’ compensation benefits.

Toxic-Mold Suit to Yield $495,000 in Workers’ Compensation Payouts

Nearly 100 current and former staff members at Volusia County Branch Jail in Texas are poised to share in a $495,000 in workers’ compensation settlement after allegedly becoming ill from toxic mold at the jail.

Employment Discrimination Cases Abound

A study has found that federal employment discrimination cases are up 268 percent since the Civil Rights Act of 1991.

Probation Officer Sues for Law Enforcement Disability

PEKIN, Ill. -- A probation officer is suing the state of Illinois, demanding that she receive the same comprehensive benefits offered to police and firefighters who are injured and can't work.

Slain Firefighter's Family Can't Sue City

LEXINGTON, Kentucky -- A judge has ruled that city employees can't be sued for the death of firefighter Brenda Cowan, despite their failure to warn her that she was arriving at the scene of a shooting.

Lawsuit Dismissal Refused in Officer's Wrongful Death Case

A request by the Florida Department of Corrections to dismiss the wrongful death suit filed by the father of slain corrections officer Darla Lathrem, was denied by Circuit Judge Isaac Anderson yesterday.

Former Knights File Lawsuits Against Medieval Times LLC

Two former employees of Medieval Times who performed as knights in staged combat displays have filed related lawsuits against the franchise, alleging wrongful termination and uncompensated personal injuries.

Illegal Immigrants Covered by Worker Compensation in Maryland

ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- Maryland's highest court ruled that illegal immigrants can receive worker compensation benefits if injured on the job.

Nanny Sues Oklahoma Football Coach over Work Injuries

A nanny is suing the University of Oklahoma's football coach and his wife for injuries sustained while working at the couple's home.

Court: Wife Can't Sue HIV Research Firm for Husband Infecting Her

A Maryland woman can't sue her husband's employer for her contracting the virus from her husband, a research scientist infected while on the job.

U.S. Government Sues Sears for Firing Injured Workers

A federal judge will allow the U.S. government to sue Sears, Roebuck & Company for firing employees taking extended leaves for work injuries.

California Courts Debate Disabled Worker Benefits

The California Supreme Court recently refused to hear another lawsuit on how the state calculates benefits for a permanently disabled worker.