Nathaniel Fick

What’s the Difference Between Personal Injury and Workers’ Compensation?

When an employee is injured on the job, the remedies available to him may include workers’ compensation and/or a personal injury lawsuit, but many people do not understand the difference between the two. Workers’ Compensation Workers compensation is an insurance […]

Rick Shapiro

Third Death at Virginia Goodyear Plant This Year

The Goodyear plant in Danville VA has just experienced its third fatal accident on site in the last eight  months, and that prompted the plant to be shut down for several days this week as OSHA investigates. The most recent […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Manufacturing Has Highest Incidence of Workplace Injuries—OSHA Report

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released its first report on workplace injuries on March 17, 2016, as part of a new reporting program implemented in 2015. This report is one of a series OSHA will release every year […]

Randy Appleton

Myelodysplastic Syndrome from Benzene Exposure – Info from FELA Lawyer

Railroad workers – including trainmen, conductors, engineers, switchmen, etc. – are exposed to hazardous chemicals and toxic fumes on a regular basis. Unfortunately, many of the big railroad companies neglected to take the necessary safety precautions to reduce the health […]

Kevin Duffan

Hide and Seek – FRA Considering Rules That Would Allow Railroads to Hide Safety Lapse Evidence

In years past, railroads have been caught, on numerous occasions, trying to hide evidence of safety lapses in court. As such, the American Association for Justice (AAJ) is requesting the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) abandon a proposal that would give […]

Randy Appleton

Understanding the Federal Employers Liability Act

The Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA) was enacted in 1908 by Congress and still continues to provide a federal system of legal remedy for the protection of thousands of railroad workers and their families, nationwide. FELA also serves as a […]

Randy Appleton

New Asbestos Claim Killer Making Its Way Through Congress

The Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency Act, also referred to as the FACT Act, passed by the U.S. House of Representatives, poses significant harm to asbestos victims and their families. In short, the FACT Act would forfeit the privacy of individuals […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Opt-Out Plans and Other Changes Reducing Benefits for Injured Workers

On October 20, 2015, ten members of Congress sent a letter to the United States Department of Labor (DOL), questioning changes to state worker’s compensation laws. They state that since 2004, when the DOL stopped reporting on states’ compliance with […]

Christopher Day


Casinos are an important part of the Atlantic City economy.  They require thousands of employees working in various capacities.  Working in a casino can be a positive experience but, unfortunately, there is a downside.  Casinos are a playground for adults […]

Rick Shapiro

Railroads Regularly Retaliate Against Workers Who Report Safety Problems

“From October 2007 through June 2015, OSHA figures show, railroad workers filed more than 2,000 retaliation complaints.” That count comes from a railroad workplace safety investigation originally reported on FairWarning.org and reposted on Salon. The retaliations came in the form […]