In this new world we have to share with COVID-19, many of our traditional ways of doing things have been challenged or even eliminated.
One of those is in-person settlement approvals, which simply ... Read More
No matter what time of year it is, weather, natural disasters, fire and other emergencies can impact a business. FEMA research notes that approximately 40% to 60% of small businesses never reopen ... Read More
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
OSHA penalties increase on Jan. 15
The Inflation Adjustment Act dictates that OSHA civil penalties are adjusted for inflation each year. As of Jan. ... Read More
The Florida Division of Workers' Compensation began tracking the incidence of COVID-19/SARS-CoV-2 last spring. It provides monthly updates of the manner in which allegations of COVID-19 diagnosis or ... Read More
There are not many Appellate Division decisions on occupational hearing loss and tinnitus, which is why the decision is of interest in Donzella v. SG Performance Plastics Corp., A-2408-19T3 (App. Div. ... Read More
Hilpert v. Maid Pro and Auto Owners Insurance Group, No. WC20-6348 (Dec. 23, 2020)Jennifer Fitzgerald andParker Olson of Cousineau, Waldhauser, and Kieselbach prevailed on appeal at the Minnesota Workers’ ... Read More
Plaintiff Elmer Branch brought a putative class action against his employer, defendant Cream-O-Land Dairy, on behalf of himself and similarly situated truck drivers employed by defendant, for payment of ... Read More
Workers Comp COVID-19 Vaccination Claims – Who’s on First?
Today, I decided to check on how Workers Comp COVID-19 vaccination claims are being handled by claims adjusters. Most of the adjusters ... Read More
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Hearing Loss And Illinois Workers' Compensation Hearing loss cases are unique because we all are exposed to loud noises at various times of the day. If you live in Chicago it’s probably worse for you than if you live in a more rural area like ...