Statutory Employer, Who’s That?

Sometimes terms are thrown at you, and when you don’t understand them you can become confused and frustrated. If you have been injured on-the-job, terms and dates have probably come up that you just don’t understand, and now you are overwhelmed. One of those terms you may have heard is…

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On-the-Job Injuries to be made Public

I recently read that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has just enacted a new rule, one that will require employers in “high-hazard” industries to report directly to OSHA when on-the-job injuries or illnesses occur. OSHA will then post this information on their agency website. The rule will take…

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Corporate Defense Attorney Fights Back Against DuPont

The New York Times recently did a piece on Rob Bilott, a corporate defense attorney, who has taken on the DuPont chemical company for chemical pollution. The piece introduces you to Bilott, a partner at Taft Stettinius & Hollister, who one day received a call from a farmer in Parkersburg,…

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Could Your Sleep Apnea Cause an On-the-Job Injury?

A 2015 study out of the University of British Columbia found a correlation between on-the-job injuries and those who have sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a pretty common disorder where a person has one or more pauses in breathing while sleeping. These pauses can last from a few seconds to…

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Is Corporate America Failing its Injured Workers?

A recent article from NPR and ProPublica titled, Inside Corporate America’s Campaign to Ditch Workers’ Comp, investigates how companies are opting out of the workers’ compensation system, specifically in Texas. The lawyer leading this trend is Bill Minick, and he believes corporations should be able to opt out of state…

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