Category: Workers Compensation

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  • July
    31 2017

    3 Key Takeaways from Amigos v. Guzman (Work Injury Case & Appeal)

    A recent Texas case, Amigos Meat Distributors, L.P. v. Guzman raises some important questions – and insightful answers – about work injury claims and appeals. The Case: Brief Background on Amigos v. Guzman On May 6, 2011, the plaintiff suffered a lower back injury while working for Amigos Meat Distributors, L.P. Amigos initially agreed to […]

  • June
    13 2017

    8 Most Common Asbestos-Related Diseases 

    Asbestos exposure can increase the risk of developing various diseases, some malignant and others benign. Although being exposed to asbestos does not guarantee that someone will develop health complications, it does result in an elevated risk of various diseases for decades after exposure. In the most serious cases, asbestos-related diseases can be severely debilitating, if […]

  • March
    18 2016

    OSHA Report: 30 Worker Injuries A Day

    A recent report by the U.S Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) revealed that American workers suffered more than 10,000 serious or fatal worker injuries in 2015, an average of more than 30 a day. The report comes after a new law went into effect requiring employers to report worker injuries that required hospitalization within […]

  • March
    09 2016

    Court Rules OK Workers Compensation Laws Unconstitutional

    The Oklahoma Supreme Court recently ruled that at least two provisions in the state’s revised workers compensation law violated workers’ constitutional rights. The justices ruled that a provision that allowed workers to file for workers compensation only after completing six months on the job was unconstitutional. The court also overturned a clause that allowed employers […]

  • January
    18 2016

    SC Workers Compensation Bill Would Cover PTSD

    A workers compensation bill proposed in the South Carolina state senate would grant emergency workers with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) the ability to file claims under the state’s worker injury insurance program. Both Republican and Democratic senators proposed the workers compensation bill, designated S429, which would update the current worker injury compensation structure specifically for […]