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Blogs

Welcome to the WILG® Member Blog Feed Page. This page features blogs written by WILG® Members, Affinity Partners and similar Worker Associations.  These blogs are auto updated and most recent posts appear at the top of the list. If you have a blog and would like to be featured in our feed please contact Kaleigh Hickey at Kaleigh@wilg.org 

Workers' Injury Law and Advocacy Blogs

Affinity Partner Blogs

Med Lien Solutions

  • 19-Jan-18

    What Happens to Medicare if the Government Shuts Down?

    What Happens to Medicare if the Government Shuts Down?
  • 16-Jan-18

    New CMS Contractor Coming February 2018

    New CMS Contractor Coming February 2018
    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced that a new Commercial Repayment Center (CRC) Contractor, Performant Recovery, Inc. will take over CRC duties on February 8, 2018. Performant will assume responsibility for conditional payment recoveries from no-fault insurers and workers’ compensation entities. CMS will be presenting webinars on the transition on January […
  • 15-Jan-18

    Join MLS for a Lien Resolution CLE Presentation

    Join MLS for a Lien Resolution CLE Presentation
    Ahmad Zeki, Director of Business Development at Med Lien Solutions, will be presenting to the Inland Counties Association of Paralegals on Wednesday, January 17, 2018. The topic is ‘Lien Resolution and Future Medicals: The Ever-changing World of Liens & Future Medicals and How to Deal with Them.’ Dealing with lien claims management is frustrating and tedious. Each […]

Ametros

  • 19-Jan-18

    Charron: Life After Settlement

    Charron: Life After Settlement
    We recently caught up with one of our CareGuard members, Charron. Before CareGuard, Charron was in the workers' compensation system for over 10 years, and was tired of utilization reviews and denied treatments. At Ametros, we provide support for injured parties throughout the settlement process. Hear from Charron how CareGuard has simplified her life after settlement. 
  • 12-Jan-18

    8 Questions from Attorneys about Medicare Set Aside Administration

    8 Questions from Attorneys about Medicare Set Aside Administration
    1. “What is my risk if my client makes mistakes with their MSA???
  • 05-Jan-18

    The 6 Best Achievements of 2017 at Ametros

    The 6 Best Achievements of 2017 at Ametros
      By now, you’ve probably reflected on your 2017 accomplishments. Reflection is crucial for continued growth, and here at Ametros we wanted to share our best achievements. These are statistics that represent the true significance of what Ametros believes in: boundless improvement and absolute support for every party involved in a settlement.

Med Max

  • 18-Jan-18

    Join Med Max at the CAAA Winter Convention

    Join Med Max at the CAAA Winter Convention
    Med Max is excited to be exhibiting at the California Applicants’ Attorneys Association Winter Convention January 25-28, 2018 in Rancho Mirage, CA! We are a leading nationwide provider of Settlement Services including Medicare Set-Asides, Cost Projections and MSA Opinion Letters. We provide the expertise law firms need to protect themselves from unnecessary risks when determining […]
  • 10-Jan-18

    Join Med Max at the MAJ Workers’ Comp Seminar

    Join Med Max at the MAJ Workers’ Comp Seminar
    Med Max is excited to be supporting the Michigan Association for Justice’s Annual Workers’ Comp Seminar on January 19, 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 client’s future medical benefits. Our team has over 50 years experience in […]
  • 03-Jan-18

    Med Max at the M&L Winter Legal Forum

    Med Max at the M&L Winter Legal Forum
    Med Max’s Managing Partner Todd Franklin will be attending the M&L Winter Legal Forum Marketing conference January 10-13, 2018 in Costa Rica! We are excited to contribute to this collaborative group, and look forward to sharing our lien resolution expertise. Med Max is a leading national provider of settlement services for injured plaintiffs.  We offer a unique opportunity to increase [&

Needles

  • 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
  • 29-Dec-17

    Case Management Software Status Tab

    Case Management Software Status Tab
    Customizing your Case Status Tab to Work More Efficiently Any firm that is using case management software will tell you that the ability to track the status of a case is one of the most important features. In addition to enabling you to access critical information quickly, a case status feature allows you to easily […] The post Case Management Software Status Tab appeared first on Needles.
  • 08-Dec-17

    Case Management Software Tax Benefit

    Case Management Software Tax Benefit
    There are only 3 weeks left in 2017. Taxes seem to be on everyone’s mind since the Senate passed the new tax reform plan, and corporations are targeted to be the major beneficiaries of the reform. If your firm is considering Needles as a solution for your software needs, you may want to take note […] The post Case Management Software Tax Benefit appeared first on Needles.

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Workers' Compensation & Safety Organizations

U.S Department of Labor

  • 18-Jan-18

    Vet Lands Dream Job as a Pediatric Nurse

    Vet Lands Dream Job as a Pediatric Nurse
    Body: Army veteran Keith Westler is fulfilling a lifelong career goal by working as a pediatric nurse at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. Thanks to the assistance of professional staff from the Department of Labor, American Job Centers, and the Veterans Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment program, he reached his career goals when his previous career came to an unexpected
  • 17-Jan-18

    The Workforce Recruitment Program: Where Success Comes Full Circle

    The Workforce Recruitment Program: Where Success Comes Full Circle
    Body:   Lauren Karas (center front) poses with colleagues at the USBLN 2016 annual conference. During my junior year at Elon University, I was searching for a summer internship in the District of Columbia, reviewing  job openings, and pursuing  numerous leads when I had a breakthrough. I reached an incredibly helpful job placement coordinator in the U.S. Social Security Administration, who t
  • 11-Jan-18

    Join Us in the Fight to #EndTrafficking

    Join Us in the Fight to #EndTrafficking
    Body:  blog-2018111-trafficking.png   President Trump has said that “human trafficking is a modern form of the oldest and most barbaric type of exploitation. It has no place in our world.?? On National Human Trafficking Awareness Day, we renew our commitment to stopping the scourge of human trafficking. Human trafficking has many innocent victims. First and fore

Center for Progressive Reform

  • 17-Jan-18

    Farm Bill 2018: Down Payment on an Effective Conservation Title

    Farm Bill 2018: Down Payment on an Effective Conservation Title
    As Congress begins the complex task of crafting the next Farm Bill, much is at stake - from conservation to "food stamps" to rural economies. This blog post is the first in a series addressing important policy considerations with an eye toward making the Farm Bill more effective, rather than backsliding on these and other important issues.
  • 11-Jan-18

    Turning Power Over to States Won't Improve Protection for Endangered Species

    Turning Power Over to States Won't Improve Protection for Endangered Species
    Since the Endangered Species Act became law in 1973, the U.S. government has played a critical role in protecting endangered and threatened species. But while the law is overwhelmingly popular with the American public, critics in Congress are proposing to significantly reduce federal authority to manage endangered species and delegate much of this role to state governments. States have substantial
  • 09-Jan-18

    FERC Rejection of Coal Subsidies Proposal Demonstrates Importance of Independent Agencies

    FERC Rejection of Coal Subsidies Proposal Demonstrates Importance of Independent Agencies
    On January 8, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) struck a resounding blow against the Trump administration's ill-advised agenda to put its thumb on the scale of the energy market by propping up the coal industry, unanimously rejecting a controversial proposal by Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Rick Perry. Perry's plan would have resulted in working families and small businesses s

Interfaith Worker Justice

  • 12-Jan-18

    Workers and Allies Celebrate "Groundbreaking" New York City Law Authorizing Paycheck Deduction

    Workers and Allies Celebrate "Groundbreaking" New York City Law Authorizing Paycheck Deduction
    by Maxine Phillips Four years ago I shivered with a handful of people in front of a McDonald's in midtown Manhattan agitating for a $15 minimum wage for fast-food workers. The only news outlet that covered the demonstration was Al Jazeera, which had a U.S. office at the time. The demonstration was part of a national campaign of one-day strikes by workers
  • 10-Jan-18

    Bringing it Home for Mondel?z Executives

    Bringing it Home for Mondel?z Executives
      After a four-month international investigation that resulted in the release of the Interfaith Worker Justice report Breaking Faith: Outsourcing and the Damage Done to our Communities alongside Congressman John Lewis in December, Mondelēz executives will soon receive at home a package including the Breaking Faith report and letter
  • 13-Dec-17

    Former Tyson Foods Employee Speaks out About Line Speeds

    Former Tyson Foods Employee Speaks out About Line Speeds
     From KNWA: SPRINGDALE--Ark. -- (KNWA) - A former Tyson Foods employee is coming forward after the National Chicken Council announced plans to increase line speeds. The council is petitioning the USDA for faster poultry processing lines. The NCC said it takes the safety of the food and employees very seriously.  Former Tyson Employee,

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 […]

Member Blogs

The Nomberg Law Firm

  • 12-Jan-18

    BIG HIT ON CAM NEWTON CALLS INTO QUESTION NFL CONCUSSION PROTOCOL

    BIG HIT ON CAM NEWTON CALLS INTO QUESTION NFL CONCUSSION PROTOCOL
    by Bernard D. Nomberg, Partner, The Nomberg Law Firm Although most everyone, including my family (and the rest of the world), would say my quarterbacking career never reached the same apex as that of Cam Newton, I would still hope that if I was exhibiting signs of a suffered concussion like Cam showed in last […]
  • 15-Dec-17

    A Crazy Day in the Life of a Workers’ Compensation Lawyer

    A Crazy Day in the Life of a Workers’ Compensation Lawyer
    by Bernard D. Nomberg, Partner, The Nomberg Law Firm We are often asked by friends and clients ‘what is it that we do every day’? It might be surprising to some, boring to others. Never boring to us, just sometimes a little bit hectic. Always entertaining. Do we sit around counting stacks of money? Umm, […]
  • 30-Nov-17

    CAN AN EMPLOYEE, INJURED AT A COMPANY HOLIDAY PARTY, PURSUE A WORKERS’ COMPENSATION CLAIM?

    CAN AN EMPLOYEE, INJURED AT A COMPANY HOLIDAY PARTY, PURSUE A WORKERS’ COMPENSATION CLAIM?
    by Bernard D. Nomberg, Partner, The Nomberg Law Firm Many companies host holiday parties as a way to celebrate a successful year, to boost employee morale and to thank employees for a job well done. Suppose an employee is injured while attending a company holiday party. Can the employee receive workers’ compensation benefits such as medical […]

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

Younce & Vtipil

  • 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 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 signals The post Our Firm’s Ratings in the U.S. Ne
  • 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 para hablar con el abogado hispanohablante de la firma. La firma jurídica de lesiones personales de Raleigh anunció hoy que tendrá a un abogado en The post La Fiesta Del Pueblo 2017 appeared first on Younce & Vtipil, PLLC.
  • 17-Jul-17

    Can I Be Fired from My Job for Filing a Workers’ Comp Claim in North Carolina?

    Can I Be Fired from My Job for Filing a Workers’ Comp Claim in North Carolina?
    If you were hurt on the job in North Carolina, you should not have to worry about whether filing a workers’ compensation claim will result in your termination. Can I be fired for filing a workers’ comp claim in NC? In short, the answer is no – at least not legally. There are laws in The post Can I Be Fired from My Job for Filing a Workers’ Comp Claim in North Carolina? appeared first on Younce &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...

Foster Law

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.