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Philadelphia, PA (Law Firm Newswire) November 30, 2018 – Just recently on Court Radio, Dean Weitzman, managing partner of MyPhillyLawyer, and workers’ compensation attorney, Jeffrey S. Gross, Esq., discussed misconceptions labourers have about workers’ compensation and how using medical marijuana may result in an injury claim being denied. Getting hurt on the job is a worker’s worst nightmare. How are the bills going to be paid? Are the injuries bad enough to mean being permanently out of work? What happens if the claim is denied? Is there an appeal process? The most important thing that any worker needs to know […]


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Pennsauken, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) November 8, 2018 – Pennsylvania’s workers’ compensation law generally excludes travel to and from work from the commonwealth’s workers’ compensation coverage. However, the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board recently added a new exception to the commonwealth’s “going and coming rule.” The going and coming rule generally excludes from coverage injuries sustained while going to or coming from work, including driving or walking. The appellate board in February 1 affirmed US Airways Inc. and Sedgwick Claims Management Services Inc. must pay flight attendant Betty Bockelman’s workers’ compensation claim arising from an injury suffered while taking a shuttle […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) October 9, 2018 – The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) cited a construction company based in Palatine, Illinois, for putting employees at risk of fall hazards. Gallardo’s Construction Services and its owner Manuel Gallardo could potentially face up to $281,286 in penalties for multiple safety violations. According to OSHA inspectors, the roofing contractor exposed workers to fall hazards while they were working on six residential projects from August to November last year. The worksites were located in the Chicago area. “Employers are responsible for providing workers with a safe workplace,” said Robert Briskman, a […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) October 4, 2018 – A worker at the Amazon warehouse in Fort Worth, Texas is speaking out about the working conditions at the facility. The 49 year-old woman was injured while at work, obtained workers compensation and is now homeless. According to the National Council for Occupational Safety and Health’s Dirty Dozen employers who risk worker’s health list, Amazon’s warehouses are listed as having unsafe working conditions and focus more on efficiency and worker productivity than on employee safety. The woman began working at the Fort Worth Amazon warehouse in May 2017. She says, she […]


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Pennsauken, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) September 21, 2018 – A longtime employee at a New Jersey apartment complex was terminated from his employment while he was recuperating from an injury he suffered at work. According to Asbury Park Press, Joseph Lach, 60, was injured when after lifting a heavy sofa bed while cleaning out an apartment. When he informed his supervisor, Philip Celler, of the injury, he asked him if he needed to complete any forms in order to file for workers’ compensation. Celler replied in the negative, and instructed him to return to work. Lach never filed for workers’ […]


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Pennsauken, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) August 30, 2018 – Employers are supposed to provide a safe environment for their employees. However, workplace accidents that could have been prevented, frequently take place. In New Jersey, employers are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance to provide the needed care and funding in the event of an injury that occurs at work. A worker who became paraplegic after falling off a scaffold at a construction site arrived at a settlement of his lawsuit for $8.225 million on January 22. According to the New Jersey Law Journal, Jose Criollo, who was 46 years old […]


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Pennsauken, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) August 21, 2018 – An issue before the New Jersey Supreme Court is whether a volunteer firefighter who suffered an injury during her response to a fire should receive an award of workers’ compensation benefits. According to the New Jersey Law Journal, the firefighter, Jennifer Kocanowski, is attempting to reverse an appeals court decision that determined that because she was unemployed at the time of the incident, and she had no other job that compensated her, she did not have a right to benefits. Appellate Division Judge Karen Suter wrote that Ms. Kocanowski’s claim is […]


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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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