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Occupational Fatalities Involving Engines, Robots & Thingamabobs: A Study on Ways to Terminate Worker Death by Machines
Posted on 6 Dec 2015 by Karen C. Yotis

By Karen C. Yotis, Esq. and Robin E. Kobayashi, J.D. A farm worker is crushed to death after his tractor flips and pins him between the tractor and the wagon it was pulling. A construction worker is struck and killed by a swinging crane when another... Read More

What’s Really Behind the Decline in Workers’ Comp Claim Rates?
Posted on 9 May 2015 by Thomas A. Robinson

New study suggests improved safety is only partially the answer given the considerable shift of care from workers’ comp to private insurance coverage Thomas A. Robinson, J.D., the Feature National Columnist for the LexisNexis Workers’ Compensation... Read More

How Undocumented Status Impacts the Working Conditions and Safety of Latino Immigrants
Posted on 15 Sep 2015 by Roger Rabb

By Roger Rabb, J.D., Special Correspondent for the LexisNexis Workers’ Compensation eNewsletter Although the debate over undocumented immigrants and immigration reform is constantly in the headlines, one area that receives less attention is the... Read More

It’s Still the Economy, Stupid: Considering the NCCI Research Brief “Workers’ Compensation Claims Frequency”
Posted on 6 Oct 2011 by Vernon R. Sumwalt

By Vernon Sumwalt, Esq. In the NCCI brief “ Workers’ Compensation Claims Frequency ” (August 2011), Jim Davis and Yair Bar-Chaim look at the consequences of the Great Recession of 2007-2009 upon workers’ compensation claims frequency... Read More

Texas: Performance Based Oversight Committee Update
Posted on 15 Sep 2011 by Stuart D. Colburn

By Stuart D. Colburn, Esq., Shareholder, Downs Stanford The Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) is holding stakeholder meetings regarding Performance Based Oversight (PBO). The Division is seeking stakeholder input to add additional measures... Read More

Louisiana: $13 Million Intentional Tort Verdict and Judgment Overturned as to Statutory Employer
Posted on 6 Jun 2014 by Larson's Spotlight

Reversing a judgment rendered in favor of plaintiffs after an eight-day trial in which the jury in relevant part found a general contractor liable to its statutory employee for an “intentional act,” a Louisiana appellate court ruled that the... Read More

FWCI 66th Annual Workers' Compensation Educational Conference August 21-24, 2011, Orlando, FL
Posted on 4 Aug 2011 by Conferences in Florida

The dates for the Florida Workers' Compensation Institute (FWCI) 66th Annual Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference and 23rd Annual Safety & Health Conference have been set for August 21-24, 2011. The conference will be held at The... Read More

WCI 67th Annual Workers' Compensation Educational Conference August 19-23, 2012, Orlando, FL
Posted on 25 May 2012 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

The dates for the Workers' Compensation Institute (WCI) 67th Annual Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference and 24th Annual Safety & Health Conference have been set for August 19-23, 2012. The conference will be held at The Orlando... Read More

The Triangle Shirtwaist Fire: One Hundred Years Later
Posted on 15 Mar 2011 by Stephen C. Embry

On March 25, 1911 six hundred workers were ending their day at the Triangle Shirtwaist Company on the top floors of the 10-story Asch Building located on Washington Square East in Manhattan. Shortly before 4:45 p.m. fire broke out in wooden scrap... Read More

MI: Gov. Appoints Wagner to Safety Board
Posted on 12 Jul 2010 by workerscompensation.com

Lansing, MI (CompNewsNetwork) - Governor Jennifer Granholm announced the following recent appointment: Board of Health and Safety Compliance and Appeals Scott Wagner of Northville, safety director with Barton Malow Company, is appointed to... Read More

It’s Still the Economy, Stupid: Considering the NCCI Research Brief “Workers’ Compensation Claims Frequency”
Posted on 6 Oct 2011 by Vernon R. Sumwalt

By Vernon Sumwalt, Esq. In the NCCI brief “ Workers’ Compensation Claims Frequency ” (August 2011), Jim Davis and Yair Bar-Chaim look at the consequences of the Great Recession of 2007-2009 upon workers’ compensation claims... Read More

25-Year-Old Construction Worker Receives First Full Face Transplant
Posted on 13 May 2011 by David H. Perecman

A 25-year-old construction worker who lost most of his facial features to electrical burns became the first person in the US to receive a full face transplant. Dallas Wiehs was operating a boom lift in 2008 when it came into contact with an overhead... Read More

Congress Holds Hearing on OSHA Workplace Safety Regulations
Posted on 12 Oct 2011 by John Stahl

Focus on Creating Regulations that Adequately Protect Workers Without Unduly Burdening Struggling Employers By John M. Stahl, Esq. The Subcommittee on Workforce Protections (subcommittee) of the Education and the Workforce Committee of the U... Read More

The Triangle Shirtwaist Fire: One Hundred Years Later
Posted on 18 Mar 2011 by Stephen C. Embry

On March 25, 1911 six hundred workers were ending their day at the Triangle Shirtwaist Company on the top floors of the 10-story Asch Building located on Washington Square East in Manhattan. Shortly before 4:45 p.m. fire broke out in wooden scrap... Read More