Alaska Supreme Court Upholds Right of Same Sex Couples to Workers Compensation

The Alaska Supreme Court has upheld the right of same sex couples to receive workers compensation on the death of a partner in a workplace related incident. This ruling is important considering Alaska does not recognize same sex marriage. However,…

New Mexico Appeals Court Rules Medical Pot Covered by Workers Comp

The Court of Appeals in New Mexico has ruled that employers have to cover the costs of medical marijuana prescribed to a worker as part of treatment for a workplace related injury under workers compensation. Injury and Treatment The case relates…

Paterson City Council Okays 6 Workers Compensation Payments

Paterson City Council in New Jersey has approved workers compensation to six current and former employees. In all, the compensation totals $200,000. Ramon Ortiz-Pagan is set to receive more than $50,000 as he sustained three separate injuries…

Man Sues for Unfair Termination after Receiving Workers Compensation

A former employee of McGrew PS/LT Tire Co. Inc who lives in West Virginia has filed a suit against the company claiming that he was unfairly fired after he received workers compensation benefits. According to the case filed, Nathaniel Hensley…

Worker Dies in Railway Accident, and Other Workers-Compensation News

There are many industries in the United States that are inherently dangerous yet necessary for the economy. Railroad work, for example, is vital for maintaining the country’s transportation systems. Unfortunately, according to the Federal…

Bridge Worker Suffers Injury on Scaffold, and More Workers-Comp News

Working on a bridge is inherently dangerous, especially when it involves 50-foot scaffolding. Even if an employer incorporates the appropriate safety measures, accidents can happen. This fact was demonstrated in a recent incident. According…

Workers Injured in Explosion, and Other Workmans-Comp News

In the world of work accidents, explosions and large fires are rare, but they often generate severe penalties for employers. In fact, the Occupational Safety & Health Administration reports that the highest fine ever levied was the result…

Worker Dies After Fall Accident, and Other Workers-Compensation News

In 2012, 34.6 percent of all fatal construction accidents involved a fall, according to the Occupation Safety and Health Administration. When we hear numbers like that, it’s easy to imagine faulty scaffolding and falls from multistory buildings. These…

OSHA Shifts Focus to Temp. Workers, and More Workers-Comp News

Since the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) was established in 1970, it has revolutionized labor laws. Although the administration has substantially reduced workplace injuries and fatalities, it does have one glaring flaw:…

Workmans-Comp News: Employees Suffer Electrocution

Construction workers face many hazards on the job, but one of the more dangerous types is electrocution. As workers construct buildings or tear them down, they often come into contact with live wires. Electricians are trained on how to deal…