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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.

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.