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- Trucking Industry More Dangerous than Others
It is hardly surprising that an office worker is less likely to be injured on the job than a police officer. Statistics from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) and Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses (SOII) show, however, that when it comes to the most dangerous jobs of all – those that present a very real, very tangible risk of death – truck drivers are among those who are most at-risk.
- The Defense Base Act: A Brief History and Explanation of the Administration of Benefits
The Defense Base Act is a federal workers' compensation program, which provides medical and wage-replacement benefits to military contractors injured while working on a wide variety of U.S. defense projects worldwide.
- Does Workers’ Compensation Pay for a Remote Employee’s Injury
With the advance in technology, many individuals are able to work for employers completely or partially on a remote basis. They can often stay just as engaged in the workplace with phones, computers and other technological aids. This working relationship complicates questions of liability, such as determining whether workers’ compensation will pay for the injuries sustained by an employee.
- The Zone of Special Danger Doctrine and the Defense Base Act
The Zone of Special Danger Doctrine has been the subject of numerous lawsuits under the Longshore & Harbor Workers' Compensation Act, and the Defense Base Act. What is it? How have the courts applied it to claims? Where did it originate?
- Avoid these Mistakes when Reporting a Work-Related Injury
If you were hurt in a workplace accident or have recently been diagnosed with an occupational illness or injury, the actions you take during the first few days will set the tone for the rest of your claim.
- Pennsylvania Liquor Liability Laws and Office Holiday Parties
An office holiday party is compulsory in most American businesses. According to a recent poll of human resources departments across the country, an estimated 90% of companies will gather after hours for merriment and good cheer this holiday season. Depending on the location of an office holiday party and whether or not alcohol will be served, Philadelphia Workers’ Compensation lawyers say that liability for work accidents occurring during or after the festivities should be a concern.
- U.S. Workers' Compensation Laws - Do They Really Protect Workers from Serious Work Accidents?
Each year, over 4,500 workers are killed in this country. While the number has decreased since the 1970s, the annual number has remained steady for the last decade. Workers' compensation laws often fail to protect workers from serious work hazards. The exclusivity provision of workers' compensation laws in most states prevents injured workers from bringing lawsuits against their employers. This tends to create a situation in which employers often ignore critical safety regulations.
- New Ruling on Impairment Rating Evaluation
A September, 2015 ruling by the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court has changed the ways an Impairment Rating Evaluation (IRE) will be used in Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation cases.
- Do Injured Workers Have to Be Treated the Same?
Sometimes two employees may suffer similar injuries but may be treated differently. This may make the worker who appears to receive less favorable treatment believe that he or she is being treated unfairly. However, there are several legitimate reasons why such differences may emerge. Discuss the following issues with an employment law attorney if you would like to know more about your rights.
- Calculating the Value of a California Workers' Compensation Injury Claim
California workers' compensation makes available to the injured worker a bundle of insurance benefits. The purpose of those benefits is to help the hurt employee recover from their injury by providing medical care as well as financial benefits to offset temporary and permanent earning loss that results from a work related accident injury. This article outlines the different benefits that are potentially available to the injured worker under California law.