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Nov 14, 2017

Is Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) a Compensable Workers’ Compensation Claim?

By |November 14th, 2017|Brain Injuries, Brain injury, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Is Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) a Compensable Workers’ Compensation Claim?

“This is your brain. This is your brain on drugs. Questions?” Do you remember that anti-drug commercial for the 1980s? Well, it turns out professional athletes – who spend years training their bodies to compete in the highest level of sports are permanently damaging their brains as well. CTE Studies The JAMA study from earlier [...]

Mar 30, 2017

Falls Cause Rising Number of Brain Injuries in Older Adults

By |March 30th, 2017|Brain Injuries, falls, Uncategorized|0 Comments

According to the latest report from the CDC, from 2007 to 2013, the rate for traumatic brain injuries that resulted in emergency department visits, hospitalizations, or deaths increased 39 percent. Traumatic brain injuries contribute to about 30 percent of all injury deaths. It was initially believed that the increase in brain injuries was caused [...]

Mar 27, 2017

Occupational Skin Diseases

By |March 27th, 2017|occupational disease, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Occupational skin diseases are one of the most common occupational diseases. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health estimates that in the United States more than 13 million workers' are potentially exposed to chemicals that can be absorbed through their skin. In 2015, the last year for which data is available, over 15% [...]

Mar 23, 2017

The Safety Hazard Right Under Your Wheels

By |March 23rd, 2017|Workers' Compensation. Workplace Injury, Workplace Safety|0 Comments

Today's post comes from guest author Jon Rehm, from Rehm, Bennett & Moore. The collapse of the Interstate Highway-35W bridge over the Mississippi River killed 13 people and highlighted the safety hazards related to poor infrastructure. But most drivers face a less dramatic, but no less dangerous, hazard: Potholes. According to www.pothole.info, nearly 1/3 [...]

Mar 20, 2017

MORE changes to Work Comp: Elimination of Court Reporters & Appeals Commission?

By |March 20th, 2017|Budget Bill changes, Legislation, Scott Walker, Uncategorized, Work Comp Legislation|0 Comments

  Budget Bill Proposes Eliminating Court Reporters Today's post comes from guest author Charlie Domer, from The Domer Law Firm. Wisconsin's Governor recently proposed significant changes to Wisconsin's best-in-nation workers' compensation system.  For the second budget cycle in a row, the Governor's Budget Bill wants to drastically change the structure of workers' compensation cases. [...]

Mar 16, 2017

Finding A Way Forward: How I Am Greeting The New Year With Optimism

By |March 16th, 2017|Uncategorized, Workers' Compensation, Workplace Injury, Workplace Safety|0 Comments

Today's post comes from guest author Catherine Stanton, from Pasternack Tilker Ziegler Walsh Stanton & Romano. I recently saw a quote that said “we are all just a car crash, a diagnosis, an unexpected phone call, a newfound love, or a broken heart away from becoming a completely different person. How beautifully fragile are [...]

Mar 13, 2017

NYTimes: 2 Years, 31 Dead Construction Workers. New York Can Do Better.

By |March 13th, 2017|Uncategorized, Worker safety|0 Comments

Today's post comes from guest author Kit Case, from Causey Wright. On Dec. 23, on the Upper East Side of New York City, yet another construction worker died. His name has not yet been released, but he was the 31st to die on the job in the city in the past two years. He [...]

Mar 09, 2017

Repeal of ACA Would Undercut Doctor Choice in Workers’ Compensation Claims

By |March 9th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Today's post comes from guest author Jon Rehm, from Rehm, Bennett & Moore. The repeal of the Affordable Care Act (President Barack Obama’s health care law) is a real possibility in the Trump administration. It will be difficult to know how a repeal would affect workers'’ compensation without having an idea about what alternative [...]

Mar 06, 2017

Dollar Tree Store Cited and Fined for Willfully Exposing Workers to Safety Hazards

By |March 6th, 2017|Uncategorized, Workers' Compensation|0 Comments

Today's post comes from guest author Kit Case, from Causey Law Firm.Note: A quick Google search led me to Glassdoor's page covering Dollar Tree stores.  Many photos, mostly posted by managers and bemoaning their impossible working conditions, clearly show that the problem identified in Washington is widespread. The caption for the above photo reads "3,000 [...]

Mar 02, 2017

Why an Obscure Securities Law Case Could Affect SSDI

By |March 2nd, 2017|Courts, employment law, social security disability, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Today's post comes from guest author Jon Rehm, from Rehm, Bennett & Moore. Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) cases are largely decided by administrative law judges (ALJs). A decision questioning the role of ALJs in another area of the law could cause some major complications for SSDI applicants and SSDI beneficiaries. The 10th U.S. Circuit Court [...]