Workers Compensation

Workers' compensation is a form of insurance providing wage replacement and medical benefits to employees injured in the course of employment in exchange for mandatory relinquishment of the employee's right to sue his or her employer for the tort of negligence. The tradeoff between assured, limited coverage and lack of recourse outside the worker compensation system is known as "the compensation bargain".
Posts about Workers Compensation
  • POWER OF WORKERS COMPENSATION IMMUNITY ON CONSTRUCTION PROJECT

    … Thomas, Inc., 42 Fla. L. Weekly D2441a (Fla. 1st DCA 2017), dealing with a statutorily exempt corporate officer of a sub-subcontractor. In this case, a general contractor hired two applicable subcontractors. One of the subcontractors was a flooring subcontractor that subcontracted out a portion of its flooring work to an entity whose owner…

    Florida Construction Legal Updates- 14 readers -
  • Protecting International Human Rights: The Role of Canadian Courts

    … By Erin Brandt. What role can Canadian courts play when a company is accused of overseas human rights abuses? Erin Brandt considers this question in her latest case law update. Read Erin’s review of the recent British Columbia Court of Appeal decision in Garcia v. Tahoe Resources here. The post Protecting International Human Rights: The Role of Canadian Courts appeared first on . …

    Wendy Woloshyn/ kentemploymentlaw.com- 12 readers -
  • 2016 Staver Law Group National Scholarship Award Winner

    … The Staver Law Group PC is happy to announce Juliana Ruggieri on being selected as the 2016 Staver Law Group National Scholarship award recipient. Juliana currently works as an environmental health and safety specialist and is a member of the recently formed National Safety Council Women’s Caucus. She plans to further her career in safety…

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 27 readers -
  • Drobot Cooperating, Sentencing Delayed – Healthcare Fraud Post

    … to steer workers’ compensation patients to the hospital. The patients would there undergo spinal fusion surgery. The patients claim that the screws and other hardware needed to perform the surgery were counterfeit thereby causing potential future pain and suffering. Drobot’s had far bigger problems than the lawsuit claims. The Department…

    Due Diligence- 26 readers -
  • Madison – St. Clair Record

    … in federal court against the city of Cairo alleging it violated the Fair Labor Standards Act. According to the complaint, Coleman worked for more than 40 hours per week during his employment with the city, March 2014 to February 2016, without proper compensation. The plaintiff alleges the city required him to work eight hours and 15 minutes per day…

    Due Diligence- 33 readers -
  • Good News for Wisconsin Uber Drivers – (Benefits and Wage Theft)

    … independent contractors. The company has misrepresented the differences between independent contractors and employees and has told drivers that if they become employees they will “lose their independence” and have to work a set schedule. Nothing could be further from the truth. In the late 19th century, America experienced an era where…

    Due Diligence- 10 readers -
  • Uber Driver Was Granted Unemployment Benefits

    …, the FLSA insures that workers receive minimum wages and overtime pay for work in excess of 40 hours. By misclassifying workers as “independent contractors,” employers like Uber avoid overtime issues as well as benefits and workers compensation. The latter is critical for drivers involved in an accident while driving for the company. What Happens Next…

    Due Diligence- 31 readers -
  • Illinois Workers Compensation Benefits

    …. If you’ve been injured or have developed a disease in the course of your employment that has limited your ability to work, you may be eligible for benefits under the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act. Continue reading to learn more about this program, and if you’ve been injured on the job or have been denied workers’ compensation benefits…

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 16 readers -
  • The Jones Act: Protection From The Negligence Of A Vessel Owner

    … to inland river injuries as would be sustained in the State of Missouri. Most land based employment accidents would be covered by workers compensation, but when a worker not employed by the vessel is injured, because of the negligent actions of the vessel owner then the Jones Act kicks in. For instance, if a person working on a river’s bridge is injured…

    Bruning Legal- 9 readers -
  • Hit and Run Prevalence in Indy

    … Three people dead, and one in critical condition in just two months due to four different hit and runs in the Indianapolis area. One woman was killed while walking to a bus stop, after many heartfelt pleas from the family of the victim, the driver eventually turned himself in. Another woman killed while crossing a street, the vehicle…

    fountaininjurylaw- 9 readers -
  • Avoiding Pool Accidents – Indianapolis Personal Injury Discussions

    … Summer time is finally here in Indianapolis. Ball parks are open, Barbecue’s are firing up every weekend, and Indy swimming pools are open to the public. This summer, as you enjoy the wonderful central Indiana weather, make sure you and your family are prepared for hot weather and ways to avoid any accidents in or around the pool. First, always…

    fountaininjurylaw- 11 readers -
  • Indiana Duty to Stop Responsibilities

    … Did you know? If you are involved in an accident, you must stop your vehicle. Even if there are no injuries, you are required to stop and speak with the other driver, give them your license and registration information and wait for law enforcement if necessary. If there are injuries involved, you must remain on the scene and provide reasonable…

    fountaininjurylaw- 50 readers -
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