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Workers' Injury Law and Advocacy Blogs

Workers' Compensation & Safety Organizations

U.S Department of Labor

  • 08-Mar-18

    A Proactive Approach to Labor Law

    A Proactive Approach to Labor Law
    Body: Don “Skeeter?? Miller was attending the University of Texas when the first County Line barbeque restaurant opened in 1975, and he was the first dishwasher they hired. Today he is the owner and operator of 10 Austin-area County Line restaurants with 600 employees. The high-energy 63-year-old native of Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, is passionate about his industry and the city he now calls h
  • 15-Feb-18

    California Job Center Helps Veteran Get Career Back on Track

    California Job Center Helps Veteran Get Career Back on Track
    Body: Editor's note: This story was adapted from a post by the San Bernardino County Workforce Development Department. Marine Corps veteran Gregory Lincoln was 59 when word came down that his IT specialist position was being eliminated. Gregory had more than 20 years of professional experience in IT and education-related fields, as well as degrees in business administration, criminal justice,
  • 13-Feb-18

    West Virginian Finds Rewarding Roofing Career

    West Virginian Finds Rewarding Roofing Career
    Body:  Apprenticeship works not just for young people starting out in their careers; it can also serve people like Josie Johnson, who need to change careers later in life or who need to boost their skills. When the two businesses she shared with her ex-husband in Morgantown, West Virginia, closed, Josie struggled to find employment that would support her and her three children. A call from he

Center for Progressive Reform

  • 07-Mar-18

    CPR's Heinzerling to House Small Business Committee: Trump's Assault on Safeguards Nothing to Celebrate

    CPR's Heinzerling to House Small Business Committee: Trump's Assault on Safeguards Nothing to Celebrate
    Later this morning, CPR Member Scholar and Georgetown Law Professor Lisa Heinzerling will testify before the House Small Business Committee at a hearing that appears to be aimed at reveling in the Trump administration's assault on regulatory safeguards. In her testimony, Professor Heinzerling will explain why the celebratory mirth and merriment from the committee's majority members and their invit
  • 01-Mar-18

    EPA Isn't the Only Place Where Enforcement Is Being Put on Ice

    EPA Isn't the Only Place Where Enforcement Is Being Put on Ice
    Recently, the Environmental Integrity Project released a report highlighting the freeze that Administrator Scott Pruitt has placed on the enforcement of the nation's environmental laws. The headline figures are stunning: "Civil Cases for Pollution Violations Decline by 44 Percent and Penalties Down by 49 Percent." And these numbers may understate the situation, as former EPA officials have noted t
  • 28-Feb-18

    If Chesapeake Bay Jurisdictions Are Serious About Restoration, They Must Take Climate Change into Account

    If Chesapeake Bay Jurisdictions Are Serious About Restoration, They Must Take Climate Change into Account
    At a workshop on Friday, March 2, representatives of the Chesapeake Bay jurisdictions will meet in Baltimore to make important final decisions about how to address pollution - previously accounted for - from the Conowingo Dam and climate change. Decisions these representatives make about how to address pollution loads through the Chesapeake Bay Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) agreement will sh

Interfaith Worker Justice

  • 05-Mar-18

    Immigrants, advocates navigating post-DACA-deadline landscape

    Immigrants, advocates navigating post-DACA-deadline landscape
    Photo credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images From the Catholic Sentinel: by Catholic News Services The last government shutdown -- well, threatened shutdown, anyway -- seems so long ago. The nine-hour "funding lapse" of Feb. 9, like the three-day shutdown that began Jan. 20, hinged on how Congress was going to address the Deferred Action for Childhood Arr
  • 28-Feb-18

    The Radical Roots of Janus

    The Radical Roots of Janus
    From The American Prospect: by Joseph A. McCartin As the Supreme Court heard the pivotal union case, Janus v. AFSCME, on Monday, an unacknowledged presence haunted its chambers: that of Sylvester Petro, who conceived the argument on which the case turns. Although he died in 2007, this ideologically driven, anti-union law professor origin
  • 31-Jan-18

    Big Victory For Poultry Workers As USDA Rejects Increased Line Speed Petition

    Big Victory For Poultry Workers As USDA Rejects Increased Line Speed Petition
    The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has rejected a National Chicken Council petition to increase line speeds in poultry processing plants. This is a significant victory for thousands of poultry workers across the country and a direct result of the worker-led coalition of IWJ affiliates and allies that have been organizing tirelessly for yea

Working Immigrants

  • 06-Dec-17

    Mexican educational assimilation in the US

    Mexican educational assimilation in the US
    An important concern among immigrant research and policy communities is whether Mexican Americans progressively attain higher educational outcomes over generations, as do about all other immigrant groups, or whether progress stalls. Until now, research showed that progress stalled, that 3rd generation Mexican Americans failed to achieve higher education than 2nd generation. A new study, using [
  • 03-Dec-17

    US withdraws from UN migration pact

    US withdraws from UN migration pact
    The U.S. has withdrawn from the unbinding U.N. compact on migration. According to The Guardian,?? The announcement of the US withdrawal from the pact came hours before the opening of a UN global conference on migration scheduled to begin on Monday in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. In 2016, the 193 members of the UN general assembly […]
  • 01-Dec-17

    Canada’s success with immigration

    Canada’s success with immigration
    From the Migration Policy Institute: More than one of every five Canadian residents foreign born. Nearly 47,000 refugees were resettled in 2016—the highest level in Canadian history. Three oceans (one frozen most of the year) and a developed country to the south act as a buffer from large-scale uncontrolled migration. Furthermore, Canadian history made the country […]

Affinity Partner Blogs

Med Max

  • 07-Mar-18

    Work Comp MSA Review Webinar March 7, 2018

    Work Comp MSA Review Webinar March 7, 2018
    CMS will be introducing its new Workers’ Compensation Review Contractor (WCRC) for MSAs via webinar today. The new contractor, Capitol Bridge, LLC, will be taking over all WCRC functions on March 19, 2018. We previously blogged about the change and you can view the contract details by clicking here. To sign up for the webinar, please click here to be redirected […]
  • 05-Mar-18

    Med Max Joins WILG’s Northwest Regional Conference

    Med Max Joins WILG’s Northwest Regional Conference
    Med Max is excited to be attending the WILG Northwest Regional Conference in Whitefish, MT March 8-10, 2018! As long time supporters, we enjoy providing the WILG members with the tools they need to increase settlement values while ensuring Medicare compliance. Med Max is a leading national provider of settlement services for injured plaintiffs.  We offer a unique […]
  • 21-Feb-18

    Proudly Supporting WILG at the SE Regional Conference

    Proudly Supporting WILG at the SE Regional Conference
    Med Max is a long-time supporter of Workers Injury Law Group (WILG), and we are thrilled to be attending the Southeast Regional Conference in Atlanta, GA on February 25-26, 2018! Med Max is a leading national provider of settlement services for injured plaintiffs.  We offer a unique opportunity to increase settlement values, while protecting your […]

Ametros

Med Lien Solutions

  • 01-Mar-18

    Medicare & The Upside Down (Case)

    Medicare & The Upside Down (Case)
    Sometimes we refer to a case where fees and costs exceed settlement as “upside down.?? An Indianapolis firm asked us: can a Medicare Plan (meaning Medicare Advantage or Medicare Supplemental Plan) claim a lien in the upside down world? No. Medicare Advantage Plan liens claim their rights exist from the same laws that allow Medicare […]
  • 27-Feb-18

    Med Lien Solutions Welcomes Brooke Hodge, Director of Business Development

    Med Lien Solutions Welcomes Brooke Hodge, Director of Business Development
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Med Lien Solutions Welcomes Brooke Hodge, Director of Business Development, to Innovative Lien Resolution Company SOUTHFIELD, MI, February 27, 2018 Med Lien Solutions (“MLS??), the industry’s most advanced and responsive healthcare lien resolution company, is pleased to announce the addition of Brooke Hodge as Director of Business Development. In her role, Brooke […]
  • 20-Feb-18

    Med Lien Solutions Presenting at ATLAS Lawyers Seminar

    Med Lien Solutions Presenting at ATLAS Lawyers Seminar
    Med Lien Solutions is a very proud supporter of ATLAS and we are excited to be presenting at the ATLAS Lawyers Legal Seminar February 21-23, 2018 in Miami, FL!   Managing Partner Todd Franklin will be addressing the topics “Streamlining Lien Subrogation and Medicare Set-Asides: The Ripple Effects Felt by the Plaintiff.?? This presentation will […]

Needles

  • 28-Feb-18

    Putting Client Service First

    Putting Client Service First
    While many law firms offer ongoing training opportunities for attorneys and support staff to fine tune their legal skills, very few take the time to teach the fine points of what might be the most important skill of all — client service. Although professional development is critical to the success of any law firm, the […] The post Putting Client Service First appeared first on Needles.
  • 23-Jan-18

    Why you should use Law Office Management Software

    Why you should use Law Office Management Software
    Due to technological advancement, the number case management systems for law firms available in the market is incredible.  The market is almost glutted with competition.  Part of that is because the use of a law office management system is essential – it ensures that law firms function effectively with minimal interruptions. A good legal case […] The post Why you should use Law Office M
  • 12-Jan-18

    The Power of Mass Email Marketing for Law Firms

    The Power of Mass Email Marketing for Law Firms
    Mass email marketing gives your law firm the ability to deepen your relationship with existing clients, broaden your referral base, and generate new business. Email lists to send informative newsletters, holiday mailings, as well as bulletins promoting new hires and boasting about your firm’s accomplishments can be easily generated using your legal case management program. […] The post The Po

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Litify

Member Blogs

The Nomberg Law Firm

  • 05-Mar-18

    SPRING BREAK SAFETY TIPS

    SPRING BREAK SAFETY TIPS
    by David P. Nomberg, Partner, The Nomberg Law Firm The time to get away from school for the annual spring break trip is quickly approaching. While having fun and taking a break from every day activities is the goal of spring break, without some planning and preparation a great week could turn into a disaster […]
  • 15-Feb-18

    DISTRACTED DRIVING: ARE THE LAWS HELPING?

    DISTRACTED DRIVING: ARE THE LAWS HELPING?
    by Bernard D. Nomberg, Partner, The Nomberg Law Firm “Click It or Ticket?? and “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over?? are public safety campaigns championed by the Alabama Department of Safety to protect you and others on the roads. The dangers of drunk driving and driving without a seatbelt are not new and the emphasis […]
  • 29-Jan-18

    WHEN YOUR SMART PHONE CAN GET YOU IN TROUBLE: ALABAMA BILL ADDRESSING PHOTO AND VIDEO VOYEURISM TO BE DEBATED

    WHEN YOUR SMART PHONE CAN GET YOU IN TROUBLE: ALABAMA BILL ADDRESSING PHOTO AND VIDEO VOYEURISM TO BE DEBATED
    by Bernard D. Nomberg, Partner, The Nomberg Law Firm Anyone that says that the law does not evolve with the continuing new developments in society and technology is simply mistaken.  Cell phone cameras are now seemingly a way of life. In 2017, 1.2 trillion digital photos were taken thanks to smartphones.[1] As with any new […]

Younce & Vtipil

  • 30-Jan-18

    N.C. Driver Education Law Went into Effect January 1, 2018

    N.C. Driver Education Law Went into Effect January 1, 2018
    It’s important to know how to respond if you see blue lights flashing in your rearview mirror and a police officer is signaling that you are being pulled over. Being stopped by the police can be extremely stressful, particularly if you are a young driver and have never been ticketed before. Based on a law The post N.C. Driver Education Law Went into Effect January 1, 2018 appeared first on Younce
  • 14-Nov-17

    Our Firm’s Ratings in the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Law Firms and Best Lawyers 2018 Edition

    Our Firm’s Ratings in the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Law Firms and Best Lawyers 2018 Edition
    Younce, Vtipil, & Baznik is pleased to announce that U.S. News and World Report has selected the firm to be included in the 2018 edition of Best Law Firms. Firms included in the 2018 “Best Law Firms” list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Achieving a tiered ranking The post Our Firm’s Ratings in the U.S. N
  • 14-Sep-17

    La Fiesta Del Pueblo 2017

    La Fiesta Del Pueblo 2017
    ¿Irá a La Fiesta del Pueblo para disfrutar de los alimentos, la cultura, el arte y la música en Raleigh? Asegúrese de pasar por el stand de Younce, Vtipil, & Baznik para hablar con el abogado hispanohablante de la firma. La firma jurídica de lesiones personales de Raleigh anunció hoy que tendrá a un abogado The post La Fiesta Del Pueblo 2017 appeared first on Younce, Vtipil, & Baznik, P.A

Jeff Zeelander, Esq.

  • 05-Jan-18

    OWCP Periodic Roll payment schedule 2018

    OWCP Periodic Roll payment schedule 2018
    OWCP's 2018 payment schedule is now accessible on the web. It can become confusing to understand what date the next payment is due from OWCP as they issue payments on a 28 day cycle, 13 times a year. Here is a link to the 2018 payment schedule:https://www.dol.gov/owcp/dfec/regs/compliance/Periodic-Roll-Payment-Schedule.htm
  • 08-Dec-17

    OWCP's medical bill processing web portal - new address effective December 31, 2017

    OWCP's medical bill processing web portal - new address effective December 31, 2017
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  • 07-Nov-17

    Arnold Berman - Did OWCP decide your schedule award based upon a report from this doctor? If so, there seems to be a good chance he got it wrong.

    Arnold Berman - Did OWCP decide your schedule award based upon a report from this doctor? If so, there seems to be a good chance he got it wrong.
    When you suffer a permanent injury to a body part, you are often due a schedule award for that permanent condition. Your impairment rating should be for all of the conditions impairing the rated body part, not just the accepted condition. OWCP sends files to doctors to review the schedule award requests. They call those doctors District Medical Advisors (DMA). A DMA reviews your file and writes a

Law Offices of Richard A. Jaffe, LLC

  • 26-Oct-17

    Worker’s Compensation for Philadelphia Nurses Who Are Assaulted On the Job

    Worker’s Compensation for Philadelphia Nurses Who Are Assaulted On the Job
    Nursing is quickly becoming one of America’s most dangerous professions. Every day, nurses face physical and verbal assaults from aggressive family members and violent patients. Many simply consider this reality an unavoidable part of the job.  However, no worker should be subjected to abuse in the workplace. Worker’s compensation in Philadelphia is available for both...
  • 02-Oct-17

    Attorney Jaffe Recognized By “America’s Top 100 Attorneys??

    Attorney Jaffe Recognized By “America’s Top 100 Attorneys??
    America’s Top 100 Attorneys® has announced the Lifetime Achievement selection of Philadelphia Attorney Richard A. Jaffe. Lifetime Achievement selection to America’s Top 100 Attorneys® is by invitation only and is reserved to identify the nation’s most exceptional attorneys whose accomplishments and impact on the legal profession merit a Lifetime Achievement award.  Selection is not achieved based
  • 27-Sep-17

    Prolonged Standing Raises Worker Heart Disease Risks

    Prolonged Standing Raises Worker Heart Disease Risks
    Work injuries are not just the result of one-time accidents. Worker’s compensation coverage also covers medical conditions which are related to the job. The American Journal of Epidemiology reports on a study which found that workers in occupations which involved predominantly standing were approximately twice as likely to develop heart disease as workers whose occupations...

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Reinhardt, Harper & Davis, LLC

  • 27-Sep-17

    Compensation for Construction Accidents and Loss of Wages

    Compensation for Construction Accidents and Loss of Wages
    Our attorneys at Reinhardt Harper Davis are equipped to handle construction accidents and loss of wages cases so victims receive adequate compensation.
  • 28-Aug-17

    Construction Accidents Involving Crush Injuries

    Construction Accidents Involving Crush Injuries
    The construction accident attorneys at Reinhardt Harper Davis, PLC can help victims of crush injuries collect compensation for their damages.
  • 27-Jul-17

    An Overview of Construction Accidents and Tendon Injuries

    An Overview of Construction Accidents and Tendon Injuries
    Construction accidents and tendon injuries can result in serious long-term pain. The attorneys of Reinhart Harper Davis PLC represent work injury victims.
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