Safety Rules

Aug 04, 2016

Can Safety Rules or Regulations Impact a Workers’ Compensation Claim?

By |August 4th, 2016|Safety Rules, Uncategorized, Workers' Compensation|1 Comment

In North Carolina, if an employer willfully fails to comply with any statutory requirement or an order of the Industrial Commission, an employee’s injury compensation is increased ten percent. If however an employee is injured because he willfully violated a safety rule set by the employer, then his injury compensation will be reduced if (1) [...]

May 23, 2013

Feds To Ban Truckers From Using (Hand-Held) Cell Phones

By |May 23rd, 2013|Business Travel, Cell phones, Driving, Independent Contractor, Safety Rules, Truckers, Uncategorized, Working from Car|0 Comments

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Today's post comes from guest author from Jon Gelman, LLC - Attorney at Law.The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is proposing to restrict the use of hand-held mobile telephones, including hand-held cell phones, by drivers of commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) while operating in interstate commerce. Cell phones have become [...]

Dec 20, 2012

Workplace Violence and Sandy Hook Elementary School

By |December 20th, 2012|Government, Safety Rules, Uncategorized, Workplace Safety|0 Comments

In light of the horrific elementary school shootings in Newtown, Connecticut last week it may be time to re-evaluate workplace violence, which seems to be increasing at an alarming rate. Technically, workplace violence is any act where an employee is abused, threatened, intimidated, or assaulted in the workplace. It can include threats, harassment, and verbal [...]

Nov 08, 2012

NFL Bounties – Intentional Injuries

By |November 8th, 2012|Safety Gear, Safety Rules, Sports, Uncategorized, Workers' Comp QA, Workers' Comp' Basics, Workers' Compensation|0 Comments

NFL players can qualify for workers' compensation benefitsThe injury rate in the NFL is 100 percent. If you stay around long enough you will have multiple injuries. This high “natural” injury rate makes it hard to understand how a team could give awards to players who injure other players, but that's just what the New [...]

Oct 01, 2012

Factory Fires in Pakistan Are A Painful Reminder Of Safety Oversights

By |October 1st, 2012|Government, Safety Rules, Uncategorized, Workplace Safety|0 Comments

A recent fire at a Pakistani garment factory is reminiscent of the Triangle Shirtwaist factory fireThe fires in two clothing factories in Pakistan on August 12, 2012, where locked exit doors and lack of safety inspections helped fuel the flames of death for over 300 people, has similarity with the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in New [...]

Jul 26, 2012

Death On The Job – AFL-CIO’s Releases Its 21st Annual Report

By |July 26th, 2012|Government, Reform, Safety Rules, Uncategorized, Workplace Injury|0 Comments

Today’s post comes from guest author Edgar Romano from Pasternack Tilker Ziegler Walsh Stanton & Romano of New York.The AFL-CIO has released its 2012 report on worker fatalities which also examines the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA’s) role in ensuring safe workplaces. The AFL-CIO has been producing this report for 21 years, and we [...]

Jun 14, 2012

Cell Tower Deaths: More To Come

By |June 14th, 2012|Cell phones, Safety Gear, Safety Rules, Uncategorized|0 Comments

On May 22, 2012 the PBS Frontline series ran a devastating story about cell tower deaths in this exploding industry and at the end of the story, after it had revealed how little concern is being shown for the safety of men who climb these towers, one man was quoted as saying "people will die." [...]

May 15, 2012

NFL Concussion Suits Barred by “Exclusive Remedy”? Why can’t I sue my employer?

By |May 15th, 2012|Safety Gear, Safety Rules, Sports, Uncategorized, Workers' Comp Q & A, Workers' Comp' Basics, Workers' Compensation|1 Comment

Today we have a guest post from our colleague Tom Domer or Wisconsin. We get calls every day from angry injured workers’ who want to sue their employer for negligence. It could be an employer removing a guard on a machine, a foreman ignoring a safety rule, or an injury caused by an employer’s failure [...]

Apr 16, 2012

Toradol And Intentional Injuries To NFL Football Players

By |April 16th, 2012|Safety Gear, Safety Rules, Sports, Uncategorized, Workers' Compensation, Workplace Injury|2 Comments

I just returned from a yearly meeting of about 50 workers' compensation lawyers who are approved by the National Football League Players' Association (NFLPA) to represent NFL players in the workers' compensation field.  My firm helps the Carolina Panthers players if they need advice or legal representation in a claim, which are rarely made, but [...]