Steven Cohn

Worker Suffers Fractured Pelvis. Republic Steel Cited for Safety Violations

Republic Steel, headquartered in Canton, Ohio, manufacturers and delivers special bar quality steel to automakers, farm equipment makers, and other companies in need of steel products. They have additional locations in Lorain and Massillon Ohio, as well as in New […]

T. Thomas Metier

Nebraska Workers’ Comp Decision Turns on Medical Opinion of Causation

The appeals court found the compensation court’s decision to be “clearly wrong,” as Hintz did present medical evidence that his injury was the result of the November 13 work accident.

Mark Bello

Raising Awareness of Fall Hazards after Floor Collapses at Construction Site

A building under construction partially collapsed in downtown Oakland, CA, burying workers under wet concrete and debris. Workers were pouring concrete when the second floor fell out from under them, according to the Oakland Fire Department. Some workers fell 10 […]

Steven Cohn

Ohio Auto Insulation Manufacturer Cited for Violations of Machine Safety Procedures

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently cited Autoneum North America, a parts supplier for the automotive industry with operations near Toledo, Ohio, for violations of machine safety procedures after investigating an injury that occurred in December 2016. OSHA […]

Mark Bello

Stand Up to Falls in the Home and the Workplace

The first week of National Safety Month is “Stand Up to Falls.” It is a time to help Americans prevent injuries and accidental deaths by calling attention to common safety and health risks, both at home and at work. Falls […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Employer Indicted for Manslaughter in Boston Trench-Collapse Deaths

On October 21, 2016, two men were working on a construction site in a 12-foot deep trench when the trench collapsed, trapping them in the soil. The collapse caused damage to an adjacent fire hydrant supply line and the trench […]

Steven Cohn

AFL-CIO Report Indicates Workers Still at Risk on the Job

The American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) compiles a report each year on the number of deaths on the job in America. Their 2017 edition of the report, “Death on the Job: The Toll of Neglect” […]

Scott R. Marshall

WORKERS’ COMPENSATION: Attorneys’ Fees? Nope, it’s the Benefits, Dummy.

For the third time in 14 years, the Florida Legislature is taking up the issue of workers’ compensation attorneys’ fees.  The question of attorneys’ fees for lawyers representing injured workers is a very touchy subject.  The political diatribe against these […]

Scott R. Marshall

TORT DEFORM: Tort Reform and the Absurdity of Caps on Damages

I am a trial lawyer. I know our tort system well. I cannot stand frivolous claims, nor can I stand frivolous defenses. They have no place in our Civil Justice System. I also have no patience for disingenuousness. The assault […]

T. Thomas Metier

When Can an Insurance Company Stop Paying Long-Term Benefits?

Johnson’s doctors claimed she could not work. LINA’s doctor claimed she could, with accommodations, and LINA denied the claim.