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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

Ametros

  • 23-Oct-17

    How Do You Coordinate Your Benefits?

    How Do You Coordinate Your Benefits?
    By: John Pontrello, Vice President of Operations Ametros’ Benefits Advisory Team works with settlements, cases, and members on how to coordinate and preserve federal, state, and local benefits. Many times it can be confusing to coordinate who pays for what treatment. Our new full-service Benefits Advisory Team strives to simplify benefits for injured parties and their families.
  • 18-Oct-17

    Marques Torbert at The Comp Laude Awards & Gala!

    Marques Torbert at The Comp Laude Awards & Gala!
    This year at the Comp Laude Awards and Gala, put on by Workcompcentral, our CEO, Marques Torbert, is not only speaking at three different sessions, but is also nominated for an award!
  • 16-Oct-17

    Ametros Now Has a Full-Service Team Serving as Benefit Advisors!

    Ametros Now Has a Full-Service Team Serving as Benefit Advisors!
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Melissa Wright Email: mwright@ametroscards.com Website: www.ametrsocards.com Phone: 978-381-4329  

Needles

  • 19-Oct-17

    Creating a Client Web Portal with Case Management Software

    Creating a Client Web Portal with Case Management Software
    A smart way to keep communication flowing between your law firm and your clients is to create a client web portal you can use to share a myriad of password & encryption-protected information. Web portals are commonly used by medical practices to provide access to medical records, appointment information and new developments within the practice […] The post Creating a Client Web Portal wit
  • 11-Oct-17

    8 Easy Ways to Improve Your Law Firm’s Blog

    8 Easy Ways to Improve Your Law Firm’s Blog
    It’s easy to fall into the trap of neglecting your website’s blog after the burst of excitement during the initial setup fades. After all, with pressing client matters to attend to, blogging tends to fall toward the bottom of your priority list. However, an interesting blog that keeps your current and potential clients updated on […] The post 8 Easy Ways to Improve Your Law Firm’s Blog
  • 05-Oct-17

    Why You Need a Solid Tracking Component in your Case Management Software

    Why You Need a Solid Tracking Component in your Case Management Software
    The complexities inherent in managing a law practice – regardless of its size — make it imperative that your firm has a solid tracking component built into your legal case management software program. This built-in to-do list will help you sort out the intricate and unique facets of each case. The tracking feature will systemize […] The post Why You Need a Solid Tracking Component

Med Lien Solutions

  • 11-Oct-17

    Join Us at the WILG Annual Conference October 16-18, 2017

    Join Us at the WILG Annual Conference October 16-18, 2017
    As proud Gold Level Advocates of WILG, we are excited to contribute to this collaborative group dedicated to success! Managing Partner Todd Franklin and Director of Business Development Ahmad Zeki will be presenting to the WILG members at the Annual Convention October 16-18, 2017 in Florida. The topic will be ‘Medicare Set-Asides: What They Do and Do […]
  • 06-Oct-17

    Med Lien Solutions Presenting at 45th Annual SFPA Meeting & MCLE Event

    Med Lien Solutions Presenting at 45th Annual SFPA Meeting & MCLE Event
              Med Lien Solutions Director of Business Development, Ahmad Zeki, J.D., will be presenting at the 45th Annual Meeting of the San Francisco Paralegal Association (SFPA) and MCLE Event on Friday, October 13, 2017 in San Francisco, California! Ahmad will be speaking about ‘Lien Resolution and Future Medicals: How to Deal […]
  • 27-Sep-17

    CMS Begins Teaching Providers About MSAs

    CMS Begins Teaching Providers About MSAs
    CMS issued MLN Matters Number SE17019 on September 19, 2017. Its three pages have one clear intent: teach medical providers how to discover whether they should bill Medicare or the patient’s MSA account. Click here for the full text of MLN Matters Number SE 17019. The article concludes with a section called, “Provider Action Needed.?? […]

Med Max

  • 05-Oct-17

    Med Max Presenting at WILG Annual Convention October 16-18, 2017

    Med Max Presenting at WILG Annual Convention October 16-18, 2017
    Med Max’s Managing Partner Todd Franklin will be presenting at the WILG Annual Convention October 16-18, 2017 in Florida! The topic will be ‘Medicare Set-Asides: What They Do and Do Not Include, Best Practices with Administration and the Money You Could be Leaving on the Table.’  As proud Gold Level Advocates of WILG, we are excited to contribute to this […]
  • 02-Oct-17

    CMS Begins Teaching Providers About Medicare Set-Asides

    CMS Begins Teaching Providers About Medicare Set-Asides
    CMS issued MLN Matters Number SE17019 on September 19, 2017. Its three pages have one clear intent: teach medical providers how to discover whether they should bill Medicare or the patient’s MSA account. Click here for the full text of MLN Matters Number SE17017. The article concludes with a section called, “Provider Action Needed.?? That section […]
  • 12-Sep-17

    CMS Awards New MSA Review Contract

    CMS Awards New MSA Review Contract
    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has awarded its massive Workers’ Compensation Review Contractor (WCRC) for a whopping $60,759,236.00 to Capitol Bridge, LLC.  This contract is nearly $12,000,000 larger than that awarded to Provider Resources, Inc. for the 2011 contract (PRI’s contract award was initially for approximately $24,000,000.00; however, that amount doubled to [̷

Big Voodoo

Litify

Workers' Compensation & Safety Organizations

U.S Department of Labor

  • 20-Oct-17

    Apprenticeship and the American Dream

    Apprenticeship and the American Dream
    Body:  Click here for a video featuring Derek Schwartz. Today there are more than 6 million job openings in the United States, and more than 500,000 people with disabilities are seeking jobs. What this tells us is that job creators are ready to hire, and there is a tremendous opportunity to increase the number of disabled individuals in the workforce. But there is a gap between the jobs that
  • 19-Oct-17

    DOL Program Helps Former Marine Provide for Family

    DOL Program Helps Former Marine Provide for Family
    Body:  From left: Disabled Veterans Outreach Program Specialist Reynaldo Locquiao Jr., Henry Benavidez, and Business Services Specialist Samuel Townsend.  Henry Benavidez found himself at a professional crossroads when a death in his family prematurely ended his Marine Corps career. After the service granted him a hardship separation, he moved with his wife back home to Bakersfield, Californi
  • 14-Oct-17

    By the Numbers: Hispanic Women in the Workforce

    By the Numbers: Hispanic Women in the Workforce
    Body: Each year, the United States recognizes Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 as Hispanic Heritage Month. In recognition of Hispanic women’s significant contributions to the labor force, here are six statistics demonstrating their growing influence as drivers of economic productivity and entrepreneurs.   A text-only version of this graphic is available at the bottom of the page.  Strong labor force part

Working Immigrants

  • 20-Oct-17

    Potential DREAMERs – over one million

    Potential DREAMERs – over one million
    The Migration Policy Institute has released a report which looks at the original Executive Order creating the deferral for young unauthorized persons who achieve certain personal milestones, and two alternative approaches offered by Republican congressmen. The potential number of covered persons in all cases well exceeds one million persons.
  • 20-Oct-17

    Profile of leader of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers

    Profile of leader of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers
    “Greg Asbed has spent much of his life fighting horrific labor abuses, including slavery. An organizer and human rights strategist, he co-founded the Coalition of Immokalee Workers, a group that pioneered a system for overcoming brutal conditions in American agriculture. Last week, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation awarded Mr. Asbed a genius […]
  • 10-Oct-17

    Congress to act by itself on DREAMERS?

    Congress to act by itself on DREAMERS?
    A New York Times editorial today notes that, in the face of a hardline, punitive White House position on immigration, Congress could decide in a bi-partisan way to protect the DREAMERs, and set a foundation for more immigration policy-making. the White House issued its hardline demands on Sunday as a condition for re-installing legal protection […]

Center for Progressive Reform

  • 19-Oct-17

    Dear Congress: EPA's TSCA Implementation Has Gone Awry

    Dear Congress: EPA's TSCA Implementation Has Gone Awry
    Individuals across the United States encounter hundreds of chemical substances every day and often simultaneously - in common household and hygiene products, in our food and drinking water, and in our air. Some of these chemicals present serious risks to our health and the environment and a heightened risk of harm for children, pregnant women, the elderly, and individuals with compromised immune
  • 17-Oct-17

    The Pull of Energy Markets -- and Legal Challenges -- Will Blunt Plans to Roll Back EPA Carbon Rules

    The Pull of Energy Markets -- and Legal Challenges -- Will Blunt Plans to Roll Back EPA Carbon Rules
    On Oct. 10, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt formally announced a repeal of the Clean Power Plan, regulation intended to curb greenhouse gas emissions from existing coal- and natural gas-fired power plants. This follows a directive only a week earlier by Energy Secretary Rick Perry for the the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to start a process to essentially subsidize coal and nuclear power pla
  • 16-Oct-17

    CPR's Latest Op-Eds Take on the Assault on Our Safeguards

    CPR's Latest Op-Eds Take on the Assault on Our Safeguards
    CPR's Member Scholars and staff have continued to appear in the nation's op-ed pages to expose the ongoing assault on our safeguards by President Trump and Congress. Recent examples include pieces in the Houston Chronicle, The Hill, The Baltimore Sun, and more.

Interfaith Worker Justice

  • 03-Oct-17

    Faith group investigates conditions among Nabisco workers in Mexico

    Faith group investigates conditions among Nabisco workers in Mexico
    From NW Labor Press: by Don McIntosh In late September, Houston activist Martha Ojeda of the group Interfaith Worker Justice traveled to Mexico to see the massive new Nabisco bakery. Parent company Mondelēz calls it the world’s largest cookie manufacturing plant. It’s in an industrial park outside of Monterrey, near the town of Salinas Vi
  • 21-Sep-17

    How to Make a Strong Global Economy While Protecting Workers' Rights

    How to Make a Strong Global Economy While Protecting Workers' Rights
     From VICE Impact: by Katelyn Harrop The UN's Sustainable Development Goals are 17 encompassing objectives meant to address the world's most pressing health, educational, social and economic issues by 2030. This month, the UN General Assembly, as well as many of the governing bodies behind the UN's SDGs, will be convening and we'll be bre
  • 20-Sep-17

    To A Good And Sweet New Year

    To A Good And Sweet New Year
    by Ben LevensonDevelopment Associate at Interfaith Worker Justice Since I was a kid, the idea behind Rosh Hashannah has always been one of the things that makes me most proud to be Jewish. It's a joyous holiday of honey and apples and a new year. Yet, this joy comes with an imperative for us to renew, to grow, and to change. I always appreciated this call

Member Blogs

The Nomberg Law Firm

  • 11-Oct-17

    WORKERS’ COMPENSATION BENEFITS IN THE WAKE OF TRAGEDY

    WORKERS’ COMPENSATION BENEFITS IN THE WAKE OF TRAGEDY
    by Bernard D. Nomberg, Partner, The Nomberg Law Firm On October 1, 2017, 58 people were murdered at the Las Vegas Harvest 91 Music Festival and over 500 were injured in the attack.  Those that survived the deadly attack include workers and first responders at the event as well as employees at the Mandalay Bay […]
  • 18-Sep-17

    HURRICANES HARVEY AND IRMA: HOW DISASTERS IMPACT WORKERS’ COMPENSATION

    HURRICANES HARVEY AND IRMA: HOW DISASTERS IMPACT WORKERS’ COMPENSATION
    by Bernard D. Nomberg, Partner, The Nomberg Law Firm With the nation recently battered by two huge hurricanes, it’s important to know where you stand at work should you be caught in a storm and how workers’ compensation rates can be impacted by such events.   In the U.S., there is no such thing as disaster leave. This […]
  • 11-Aug-17

    WHY HIRE A WORKERS’ COMPENSATION LAWYER?

    WHY HIRE A WORKERS’ COMPENSATION LAWYER?
    by Bernard D. Nomberg, Partner, The Nomberg Law Firm If you are on the fence about hiring a lawyer to handle your workers’ compensation case, read this article.  There are many reasons to hire a lawyer to handle your workers’ compensation case.  In the age of do-it-yourself, this is one area we suggest hiring a specialist. For starters, […]

Jeff Zeelander, Esq.

  • 05-Oct-17

    Why did OWCP send me a letter telling me to meet with a Quality Assurance Specialist ("QAS")

    Why did OWCP send me a letter telling me to meet with a Quality Assurance Specialist ("QAS")
    I recently heard of a claimant whose benefits are handled by the Cleveland OWCP office who received a letter demanding that the claimant travel 4.5 hours to meet with an individual who was identified as a Quality Assurance Specialist (QAS). This time the letter did not provide the name of the person the claimant was to meet with. The last time I saw a letter like this, the person identified as th
  • 27-Sep-17

    Under limited circumstances you can get reimbursed for attorney fees and other unreimbursed expenses related to your OWCP claim

    Under limited circumstances you can get reimbursed for attorney fees and other unreimbursed expenses related to your OWCP claim
    This is a topic I posted some years ago, but its important and bears repeating. If you are receiving a check from OWCP and are also entitled to Social Security Disability payments from SSA, you may be able to recover your attorney fees from SSA if your Social Security disability check is being offset (reduced) because you are receiving a check from OWCP. This also applies to other expenses rela
  • 23-Sep-17

    How do I find out the injury codes that OWCP has approved on my federal workers compensation case?

    How do I find out the injury codes that OWCP has approved on my federal workers compensation case?
    I frequently speak to OWCP claimants who do not know what specific medical conditions their case is approved for. This can lead to problems when it turns out your case was only approved for a minor condition or aspects of your injuries were never accepted. This is also important information to share with your doctors as bills will not get paid, surgery will not get authorized, and a multitude of o

Law Offices of Richard A. Jaffe, LLC

  • 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...
  • 30-Aug-17

    Hospitals Are The Most Dangerous Worksites for Pennsylvania Employees

    Hospitals Are The Most Dangerous Worksites for Pennsylvania Employees
    A new study by Zippia finds that hospitals are the most dangerous worksites for Pennsylvania employees. Pennsylvania was also ranked twenty-third overall in most dangerous states to work in. If you or a loved one has suffered a workplace injury, contact a Philadelphia workers compensation attorney as soon as possible. Your legal rights must be...

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.

Younce & Vtipil

  • 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
  • 10-May-17

    Younce & Vtipil Lawyer Kristopher Hilscher Appears on CNN Seeking Rape Law Change

    Younce & Vtipil Lawyer Kristopher Hilscher Appears on CNN Seeking Rape Law Change
    Kristopher Hilscher, attorney at Younce & Vtipil, P.A. appeared on CNN’s Prime Justice with Ashleigh Banfield on Thursday, May 4 to speak out against a little known North Carolina rape and consent law.  The law at issue does not recognize a victim’s right to say no after a sex act has begun. Hilscher joined his The post Younce & Vtipil Lawyer Kristopher Hilscher Appears on CNN Seeking Ra