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.

T. Thomas Metier

When is Denial of Disability Benefits Justified? How is the Determination Made?

The Court reversed the denial of Mason’s disability claim, and because Reliance already had two chances to get the assessment right, no remand was justified.

Eric T. Chaffin

OSHA Partners with Allied Construction to Improve Ohio Worker Safety

The construction industry is a dangerous industry in which to work. In 2015, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that fatal injuries among construction workers rose by 2 percent, the highest level since 2008. The Occupational Health and Safety […]

Laurence Banville

OSHA Investigating Fatal Brooklyn Crane Accident

In 2016, New York City officials took numerous steps to tighten the regulations regarding the use of cranes in the city and for good reason. There was a sharp increase in the number of crane accidents and in very few […]

Steven Cohn

OSHA Encourages Safety in Construction with National Safety Stand-Down

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), along with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Center for Construction Research and Training are sponsoring the fourth annual “National Safety Stand-Down” on May 8-12, 2017. The event […]

Scott R. Marshall

Tort Reform – Why You Should Care That The 7th Amendment Is Under Attack

“The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.”  Franklin Delano Roosevelt Fear: the greatest tool of manipulators. When you listen to politicians, pundits, or anyone for that matter, and they are telling you to be afraid, the first […]

Laurence Banville

The Dangers Of Nail Guns on Work Sites

Nail guns are very popular tools in the construction industry. Any time you see workers framing a house or building you will see construction workers using these tools to quickly connect two pieces of material. However, this commonly used tool can be very dangerous.

Bryan Pope

I’ve Been Injured in a Construction Accident: Now What?

According to the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), one out of 10 construction workers are injured at work sites each year, most often from falls, which are the leading cause of deaths in the construction industry. If you’re […]

Bryan Pope

If I’m Injured at Work, Can I Sue My Employer in Texas?

As a general rule, employers have a legal duty to keep the workplace safe and free from the threat of injury. This duty includes an obligation to provide the proper equipment to get the job done safely. The Occupational Safety […]

Steven Cohn

Construction Workers at Highest Risk of Traumatic Brain Injuries

Construction workers continue to face some of the highest risks when it comes to injuries in the workplace. One of the most concerning involves traumatic brain injuries (TBI), often caused by falls and being struck by moving vehicles. According to […]