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Workers' Compensation

New NFL Federal Concussion Case Abruptly Withdrawn

The federal court case brought by 38 former National Football League players seeking to force the NFL to recognize chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) as a covered disease under workers’ compensation has been withdrawn. Instead of pursuing their joint case, the players will file separate workers’ compensation claims in individual states, according to their lawyer. On Dec. 21, in the U.S.…
Personal Injury

Ikea OKs tentative settlement in fatal dresser tip over

Ikea, the leading Swedish home furnishings retailer, says a tentative settlement has been reached in the case involving three families in the United States whose children died after Ikea chests and dressers tipped over. Group spokeswoman Johanna Iritz said Thursday in Copenhagen, Denmark, “it would be inappropriate to comment,” adding the settlement was pending a U.S. court approval. She referred…
Workers' Compensation

Fatal Work Injuries in Utah Decrease in 2015

Salt Lake City, UT ( - The Utah Labor Commission in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics has released the 2015 fatal occupational injury data for Utah which was obtained through the annual Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) conducted by the Utah Occupational Safety and Health (UOSH) Division, Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). A…
Workers' Compensation

Labor vigil calls for improved worker safety

About 70 laborers and their families gathered outside the State House Tuesday night to call for tougher workplace safety standards in Massachusetts, after a commercial diver drowned last week after being trapped inside a municipal water tank in Braintree. Speakers at the vigil, organized by the Massachusetts Coalition For Occupational Safety and Health, also demanded the passage of a bill…
Workers' Compensation

OSHA Fines USPS $178K After Inspectors Find Workers Exposed to Safety Hazards at Merrifield Distribution Center

Merrifield,VA.( - Employer name: U.S. Postal Service Processing and Distribution Center Inspection site: 8409 Lee Hwy, Merrifield, Virginia Citations issued: On Dec. 12, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued citations to the postal service for three repeat and two serious safety violations, including one issued as a violation of the OSH Act's general duty…
Workers' Compensation

Labor Report Urges Study Of A Federal Role In State Workers’ Comp Laws

Today’s post comes from guest author Edgar Romano, from Pasternack Tilker Ziegler Walsh Stanton & Romano. Howard Berkes and Michael Grabell have been shining a light on the deterioration of state workers’ compensation benefits over the last decade. A new U.S. Department of Labor report bolsters their investigative journalism, noting that those hurt on the job are at “great risk…

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