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Pennsauken, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) July 20, 2018 – A county worker in South Jersey alleges he was compelled to perform work that exacerbated an injury, despite warning his employer that he was unable to carry out such responsibilities. According to NJ.com, Grady Butts, who had been an employee of Salem County since 1997, also alleges in his lawsuit that his supervisors failed to take any action when he filed a complaint of racial harassment after his co-workers repeatedly referred to him using racial slurs and compared him to primates. South Jersey workers’ compensation attorneys Petrillo & Goldberg say, “ […]


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Pennsauken, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) June 28, 2018 – New Jersey has seen an increase in the amount of cases in which injured workers have been advanced money by private pre-settlement companies prior to their workers’ compensation settlements. These are companies that make private loans to workers who have been injured, then try to make an appearance at settlement and judicially enforce the amount that is owed their company. Child support liens and temporary disability benefit (TDB) liens are considered legal obligations in New Jersey. In addition, medical providers have a statutory right to file a claim for payment in […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) May 31, 2018 – Generally work on construction sites is considered to be dangerous. However, construction site workers in Texas are at even more risk of accidents. In 2016 Texas has the dubious distinction of having the highest number of fatal work accidents in the United States. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) there were 545 deaths on construction worksites in the state. In 2017, there were 769 fatalities. For further information on the most current statistics, visit: https://www.osha.gov/dep/fatcat/dep_fatcat.html The most common accidents associated with construction worksites are: · Falls from structures […]


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Charleston, SC (Law Firm Newswire) March 26, 2018 – South Carolina’s Steinberg Law Firm is pleased to announce that Attorney Malcolm M. Crosland Jr. has been elected to the Executive Committee of the Workers’ Injury Law & Advocacy Group (WILG). The WILG is a national organization of attorneys exclusively representing injured workers with compensation claims. The organization also helps non-profit groups and lawyers advocate for injured workers via research, information, education and communication. Mr. Crosland has been involved in WILG for a number of years and recently served in the capacity of Chair for the WILG’s Opt Out Taskforce, fighting […]


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Denville, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) January 24, 2018 – The Todd J. Leonard Law Firm is very excited to announce that Paul G. Paravati, Esq., has joined the firm. Mr. Paravati has over 10 years experience handling all types of personal injury cases, and his extensive knowledge includes workers’ compensation, premises liability, product liability, car and truck accidents, medical malpractice and slip and fall accidents. Additionally, Mr. Paravati possesses considerable experience in handling cases regarding the conscientious employee protection act (CEPA), landlord/tenant, municipal court and prisoners’ rights. Furthermore, he has dedicated his entire legal career to safeguarding workers’ rights, and […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) October 16, 2017 – A wrongful death lawsuit was filed in Harris County District Court against Caterpillar Inc., Mustang Machinery Ltd, et al., alleging negligence. A Houston woman and her three sons filed a wrongful death lawsuit after her husband was killed on-the-job by an allegedly defective bulldozer. According to documents filed in the lawsuit, Mustang Machinery Ltd., and Caterpillar Inc., were to be held responsible for the death of the plaintiff’s husband because they failed in their duty to ensure the proper Operator Presence Sensing System was in operation and they collectively failed to […]


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Pennsauken, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) August 3, 2017 – New Jersey Governor Chris Christie may sign into law a new bill that would grant generous benefits to corrections officers who are severely injured in the line of duty. On Thursday, June 24, the state Assembly voted 74 – 0 to approve the bill, which grants full wages to corrections officers who suffer injury due to an assault that produces a significant risk of death, disfigurement, or impairment. South Jersey workers’ compensation attorneys Petrillo & Goldberg say, “The bill marks a victory for corrections officers across New Jersey who suffer injury […]


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Pennsauken, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) June 12, 2017 – An appeals court has issued a ruling stating that the Division of Workers’ Compensation Board has jurisdiction over the case of a New Jersey resident, Keith Williams, who accepted an employment offer in New Jersey, but was injured on a jobsite in New York state. The Appellate Division reversed a decision by Judge George Pollard of the Paterson Workers’ Compensation Court. The ruling dismissed a petition for workers’ compensation by Williams due to lack of jurisdiction. Judge Pollard dismissed the case because the location of the company where Williams’ injury took […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) April 18, 2017 – DeMaurice Smith, director of the NFL Players Association, called the Chicago Bears “cheap,” claiming that Bears chairman George McCaskey supports legislation that would change state workers’ compensation laws. Senate Bill 12 would change the way the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act applies to professional athletes. The bill would prevent players from being entitled to a wage differential award beyond age 35. “The rights of injured workers have been under attack in Illinois for a long time,” said Robert Briskman, a Chicago workers’ compensation attorney with Briskman Briskman & Greenberg. “Professional athletes are […]


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Pennsauken, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) April 10, 2017 – Most injured workers who attempt to sue their employer in civil court for bodily injury are unsuccessful because they are unable to prove intentional harm on the part of their employer. Most of these kinds of cases are dismissed on summary judgment. Such was the result in the case of Madkiff v. Frazier-Simplex, Inc. A-132-15T1 (App. Div. February 23, 2017). Madkiff was employed by Frazier-Simplex, and suffered an injury on January 15, 2010, while he and his co-workers were attempting to destroy a glass furnace at the Alcan Glass Plant. Jackhammers […]


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Pennsauken, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) March 22, 2017 – In New Jersey, a decision on the issue of whether medical marijuana can be ordered under workers’ compensation was rendered on December 15, 2016. As reported by the National Workers Compensation Defense Network (NWCDN), plaintiff Andrew Watson was employed by 84 Lumber and suffered an injury on November 8, 2008. He was awarded one-third of partial total in 2012 allocated in the following way: 50 percent for the hand and 12.5 percent for complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS). According to the terms of the settlement, 84 Lumber must approve continuous pain […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) March 21, 2017 – Chicago personal injury law firm Briskman Briskman & Greenberg announced that Josie Rinehart was awarded the firm’s annual Accident Survivor Scholarship. Rinehart will receive $1,000 toward her tuition at the University of Southern Indiana. “Josie exemplifies the spirit of determination that we wanted to honor with this award,” said Paul Greenberg. “Faced with a devastating tragedy, she had the strength to persevere and build a better life for herself and others. We are proud to be able to contribute to her educational goals.” Rinehart survived an accident that claimed the lives […]


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Corpus Cristi, TX (Law Firm Newswire) February 21, 2017 – Attorney Alex R. Hernandez Jr. secured a $3.144 million judgment for client M. Arredondo following a serious injury from a boat explosion that caused 5 percent burns to Mr. Arredondo’s body. The plaintiff filed suit against defendant boat company for damages suffered while working for a maritime industry defendant. The boat engine the plaintiff was working on exploded while the plaintiff was hunched over the engine. The plaintiff was taken to Brooks Army Medical Center where he was treated for severe burns to his face, body, and hands. The defendant, […]


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Miami, FL (Law Firm Newswire) February 21, 2017 – According to statistics from the U.S. Department of Labor, the number of deadly workplace injuries have increased nationwide. With 272 fatal work injuries in 2015, Florida ranked as the state with the third-highest number of work-related deaths. According to the National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries from the Bureau of Labor Statistic, 2015 saw a minimal increase in the number of fatalities across the nation. In 2015, there were 4,836 deadly work injuries in the country and 4,821 work-related deaths in 2014. The number of fatal injuries that occurred in Florida […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) February 17, 2017 – If a worker is injured on a jobsite in Texas and files a lawsuit, what happens to a claim for compensation? In Texas, companies may choose to opt in or to opt out of providing workers’ compensation. If a worker’s employer has chosen to opt in and that individual is hurt on the job, they cannot sue the employer. If the employer has chosen to opt out and there is a workplace accident, the injured worker may file a personal injury claim. Additionally, if a worker is killed, the family of […]


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Pennsauken, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) January 13, 2017 – On Wednesday, November 9, a New Jersey state appeals court ruled that a former mechanic, Antonio Diaz, has a right to receive workers’ compensation benefits for the injuries he suffered when a lift descended on him. The court decided in his favor although he was inebriated at the time. The court reasoned that Diaz’s intoxicated state was not the only cause of the accident. The appellate panel, which consisted of two judges, affirmed a previous ruling that rendered an award of benefits to Diaz. The ruling also dismissed the defense of […]


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Miami, FL (Law Firm Newswire) January 6, 2017 – Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers has announced this year’s recipient of the Survivor Scholarship, Rebecca Lynn Ray. Ray is a cancer survivor who is working towards her Bachelor’s degree in Social Work at the University of North Florida. The Survivor Scholarship is aimed at those who have survived a serious medical diagnosis and are moving forward in their lives, and is open to those who are attending college or law school in the United States. The bi-annual scholarship of $1,000, open to applicants in December and August of each year, is […]


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Pennsauken, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) October 20, 2016 – In a published ruling, the appeals court stated that the Workers’ Compensation Act has control over claims against third-party tortfeasors who suffer injuries in motor vehicle accidents while they are engaged in employment. In the case of Lambert v. Travelers Indemnity Company of America, three judges resolved disagreements between the workers’ compensation law and the Automobile Insurance Cost Reduction Act, both of which concern the way in which medical liens should be satisfied. The decision was released in August 2016, in three separate cases that were consolidated because they dealt with […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) September 29, 2016 – Under a new federal rule, nursing homes that receive federal funding will no longer be able to force residents to arbitrate their disputes outside the court system and away from public scrutiny. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, part of the Health and Human Services Department, issued the final rule on Sept. 28, 2016. It will take effect Nov. 28, 2016, providing new legal protections to 1.5 million nursing home residents. “Many nursing homes have forced injured residents and, in some cases, family members who had lost a loved one, […]


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Daytona Beach, FL (Law Firm Newswire) June 21, 2016 – Representatives from BRILL & RINALDI, The Law Firm, are pleased to announce the opening of an office in Daytona Beach in order to better serve clients in Daytona Beach and the surrounding communities. This is BRILL & RINALDI’s third office location; the firm’s other two locations are in Miami, Florida and Weston, Florida, respectively. This third office is located at 123 Live Oak Avenue, and the new location is in collaboration with Eric K. Neitzke, the founding attorney of the law firm of Eric K. Neitzke P.A. Neitzke will continue […]


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