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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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Weston, FL (Law Firm Newswire) June 14, 2016 – Brill & Rinaldi, The Law Firm, announced that the firm secured an additional award from Airgas Doral, Inc., for its hazardous materials violations, this time in federal criminal court. Airgas was sentenced on May 5, 2016, on 14 felony counts to which it pled guilty, and was ordered to pay $2.7 million dollars in restitution to three families, in addition to $4.3 million dollars in fines to the federal government. The ruling came down nearly eight years to the day after Airgas’ improper conduct caused the death of three longshoremen. On […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) March 2, 2016 – A federal agency has proposed steep fines for an Illinois scrap firm over worker safety violations. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) proposed a $366,400 penalty for Rockford, Illinois-based Behr Iron & Steel. The penalty was proposed for five willful safety violations and nine serious violations, at the firm’s Rockford and Peoria facilities. “Illinois workers are at much greater risk of serious injury and death than they should be,” said Robert Briskman, a Chicago work injury attorney with Briskman Briskman & Greenberg. “It is outrageous for companies to engage in […]


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Custom Legal Marketing has created a personal injury ebook that law firms can customize to offer to their visitors and clients. San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) February 29, 2016 – Personal injury attorneys can customize a free personal injury ebook by simply entering their law firm’s name, phone number and website. The customized ebook will instantly be emailed to them in PDF format. Its front page includes the law firm’s name, phone number and linked website. Titled “Getting Compensated: An Introduction to Personal Injury Claims,” the ebook can be made available to potential clients looking to learn more about […]


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Charlotte, NC (Law Firm Newswire) January 06, 2016 – The law firm of Rawls, Scheer, Foster & Mingo, has launched a brand new website to better display the experience and knowledge base of the firm. The partners emphasize expert and caring representation. Rawls, Scheer, Foster & Mingo, attorneys at law, are pleased to announce the launch of the firm’s new website. With a history in the Charlotte area, North Carolina, and nationally, the practice has more than thirty years of experience, providing representation in the practice areas of wrongful death, personal injury, criminal defense, civil litigation, whistleblower and ABC Law. […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) November 25, 2015 – The state of Illinois is more than four months into its fiscal year with no budget, and hundreds of millions of dollars in funding on hold. Gov. Bruce Rauner says he will not talk about spending until changes are made that he says will make the state friendlier to business. What Rauner calls his Turnaround Agenda would include changes to the state’s worker’s compensation system that would make it harder for workers to collect benefits. The Democratic-controlled state legislature and advocates for workers’ rights oppose the changes. “Injured workers deserve compensation,” […]


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Carlsbad, CA (Law Firm Newswire) October 13, 2015 – Christopher Heim has opened a law firm in Carlsbad, California, The Heim Law Firm. Mr. Heim primarily practices in the areas of Workers Compensation, Employment Law, and Business Law. Prior to founding The Heim Law Firm, Mr. Heim worked at a premier civil litigation firm in San Diego and a workers compensation firm in Orange County, California. Mr. Heim represented companies and individuals in a number of matters, including workers compensation, contract disputes, personal injury, business transactions, and employment law matters. Mr. Heim’s knowledge and experience in many areas of law […]


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