Scott R. Marshall

WORKERS’ COMPENSATION: The Dangers of Getting Treated “One Injury at a Time.”

There is often a fundamental misunderstanding among many medical providers who treat workers’ compensation patients who are injured on the job in the State of Florida, and it is wreaking havoc on workers’ compensation claims. Many times, when a physician […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Construction Worker Blames Scaffolding for Serious Fall

A California construction worker has received a $2.7 million settlement in a case he filed against White Cap Construction Supply, Inc., and its parent company HD Supply, Inc. The plaintiff claimed that he was seriously injured by the manufacturer’s defective […]

Jon Lewis

Need an attorney? Do you want a Mill or a Boutique?

So, you are in a car wreck, or you’ve suffered from medical malpractice, or a family member or acquaintance has been killed due to another’s negligence, or you’ve been defrauded or wrongfully treated by an insurance company.  What do you […]

Brett Emison

“Anyone Can Legally Say, ‘Eat Sh!t, Bob!'” (Or Why Tort Victims Aren’t The Problem)

Bob Murray runs coal companies.  He also sues people.  Prolifically.  And unsuccessfully (at least seven cases dismissed). In June 2017, John Oliver’s HBO program, Last Week Tonight, featured reporting on the coal industry.  When Oliver reached out to Murray Energy in […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Amsted Rail Cited for Safety Violations at Ohio Steel Plant

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently cited an Ohio steel plant for six repeat and 19 serious safety and health violations. These involve failing to protect workers from machine hazards, and failing to limit exposure to silica, a […]

Mark Bello

Injuries and Deaths Raise Questions About On-Set Safety

Back in the early days of Hollywood, a lack of regulation led to many on-set accidents and deaths. The alarming frequency of incidents led to safety protocols, but despite these regulations, making movies is still risky for actors and crew […]

Bryan Pope

Three Basic Steps that Can Help Avoid Workplace Injuries

In most cases, both employee and employer want to avoid on the job injuries at all costs; yet, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), 4,836 workers died in fatal workplace injuries in 2015, more than 13 each day […]

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.