T. Thomas Metier

What did the CO Supreme Court Rule Regarding a Claimant’s Eligibility for Benefits Under the Colorado Employment Security Act?

The Court determined that if a claimant is found to be “mentally unable to perform the work,” it is not necessary to probe more deeply into the reasons behind the mental issues

Bryan Pope

Nonfatal Injuries and Illnesses Continue to Decline in the Workplace

According to a U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report, private employers reported 48,000 fewer nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses in 2015 as compared to 2014. The rate reflects a pattern of annual decline present for the last 13 years, except […]

T. Thomas Metier

How Is Maximum Medical Improvement Determined in a Workers’ Compensation Case?

Scott did not back up her claims with any evidence to contradict the lower court’s determination. The court found no plain error in the record and affirm the compensation court’s determination.

T. Thomas Metier

When Can an Employee Re-open a Settlement Based on Mutual Mistake of Material Fact?

The late discovery of a fracture in England’s scapula was previously unknown, but was definitely a material fact.

Mark Bello

Prepare for Active Shooters

The third week of National Safety Month focuses on workplace violence. Every year, 2 million American workers report having been victims of workplace violence. The US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) defines workplace violence as “any act or threat […]

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 […]