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Eric T. Chaffin

AFL-CIO Releases Annual “Death on the Job” Report, Noting Increases

On April 26, 2018, the AFL-CIO released their annual report on the state of safety and health protections for America’s worker. Entitled “Death on the Job, the Toll of Neglect, 2018,” this is the 27th annual report the federation has […]

Leto Copeley

U.S. Supreme Court Cuts Workers’ Rights

In a shocking blow to workers’ rights across the United States, including those involved in the #MeToo movement, the U.S. Supreme Court held on May 21, 2018 that individual employees can be forced to use arbitration instead of the courts to bring wage and hour cases.

Thomas Greer

Slippery Tactics Could Leave Construction Workers Uninsured

In Tennessee, general contractors are taking advantage of lax oversight to increasingly avoid liability when a construction worker is hurt or killed on the job. Areas such as Nashville and Memphis are experiencing a housing boom that’s fueling the problem, […]

T. Thomas Metier

At What Point is an Employee Considered Permanently Disabled After Injuries on the Job?

In Wynne v. Menard, Inc., No. S-17-702, (299 Neb. 79), the Supreme Court of Nebraska determined the standard. Machelle Wynne (“Wynne”) was employed by Menard, Inc. (“Menard”) and worked at a Menard store in Nebraska. She was injured on the […]

Eric T. Chaffin

OSHA Cites Massachusetts Roofing Contractor with Repeated Safety Violations

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently cited Massachusetts roofing contractor Luis Guallpa, doing business as Guallpa Contracting Corp., for violating safety standards and exposing employees to dangerous situations on the job. The company was cited for two serious, […]

Ryan Sewell

Do I Have Another Claim Besides Workers’ Compensation?

If another party’s thoughtless or reckless actions caused your injury, you could have a workers’ compensation claim and a third party personal injury claim at your disposal. Most injury sufferers fail to recognize the intricate complexity of the incident that […]

Craig Kelley

I Am Injured. Now What? Should I File a Workers’ Compensation Claim or a Personal Injury Lawsuit?

When you are injured as a direct result of someone else’s negligence, it can be problematic to discern in which category—workers’ compensation or personal injury—the incident belongs. Educating yourself about the primary differences between the two could alleviate some of […]

Bryan Pope

Easily Avoidable: the Four Most Common Workplace Injuries

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), nearly 3 million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses were reported in the U.S. in 2016, and one-third of those were serious and required time away from work. Here are some tips on […]

T. Thomas Metier

When Is an Employee’s Work-Related Injury Caused by an Accident or Repetitive Stress Related to the Job?

In Bolita v. West Omaha Winsupply Company, No. A-17-636, (Neb. Ct. App. March 20, 2018), the Nebraska Court of Appeals examined the employer’s appeal to a workman’s compensation award of total disability benefits. Jeffrey Bolita (“Bolita”) filed a petition on […]

Valerie Johnson

Some conditions ARE payable under Workers Comp even when there is NO Accident!

Many injured workers simply give up when they don’t know what else to do with a workers’ comp claim, especially one that is as hard as an occupational disease.