Category Archives: Workers Compensation
Louisiana Nonprofit Offers Scholarships To Children Of Injured Louisiana Workers
According to Kids’ Chance, one in every 50 Louisiana workers gets injured on the job each year, and some of those injuries may result in permanent disability or even death. There is no doubt that many of those disabled or deceased workers have or had children who are in high school or may soon… Read More »
Mississippi Construction Worker Suffers Fatal Fall On The Job, Construction Safety Issues Highlighted
The small town of Pelahatchie, Mississippi was dealt a big and fatal blow early last month when a Mississippi construction worker fell off of a roof during work on a project, and later died from his injuries. The worker, Timothy Brister, was working on the roof of East Rankin Academy, when he fell. He… Read More »
Pointing The Finger: Do I Have To Prove That My Employer Was Negligent Or Otherwise At Fault To Obtain Mississippi Workers’ Compensation Benefits After A Workplace Injury?
When many people think about the legal system in general, they envision a packed courtroom with fighting lawyers, a stern and quick-tempered judge with a gavel in -hand ready to bark orders, and solemn parties to a controversy with their heads in their hands and their lawyers by their sides. Therefore, when a Mississippi… Read More »
April Marks Significant Month For Recognizing “Struck-By” Workplace Accidents, National Safety Stand Down Promoted By Center For Disease Control And Prevention
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “struck-by” incidents – those workplace accidents that involve a worker being struck by an object and injured – are the second leading cause of workplace deaths and injuries in the construction industry in the United States. Construction work involves a number of critical hazards… Read More »
Young Construction Workers Death On Washington State Casino Project Highlights Options For Family Members Under Workers’ Compensation Laws
A young female construction worker was tragically killed on the job earlier this month. According to local news reports, Ana Vetter, a 27-year-old Washington State resident and journeyman carpenter, was killed while seemingly working on a parking lot for a local Washington State casino project in Spokane, Washington. Although local law enforcement authorities have… Read More »
My Workers’ Compensation Claim Was Denied In Mississippi – How Can A Mississippi Workers’ Compensation Lawyer Help?
After being injured on the job, many Mississippi workers exercise the option to file for workers’ compensation benefits. In Mississippi, most workers are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits such as medical costs, wage replacement compensation, rehabilitation, and other important benefits while they are unable to work. Indeed, the Mississippi workers’ compensation system helps injured… Read More »
Patchwork Of Marijuana Laws Results In Finding In Favor Of Medical Marijuana Reimbursement For Pennsylvania Workers’ Comp Claimants
Marijuana in the United States is a confusing topic for many people. In the past decade or so, it is clear that states have loosened up their marijuana laws, and now most states have at least legalized marijuana for medical use, if not also for recreational use for those over a certain age. But… Read More »
Louisiana Court Of Appeals Holds That Unlawfully Employed Teenager Is Not Entitled To Additional Workers’ Compensation Benefits
A Louisiana teenager who was only 14 years old at the time of a terrible workplace injury has been handed down disappointing news this month from the Louisiana Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. Jose Moran was unlawfully employed at the young age of only 14 years old when he suffered a severe burn injury… Read More »
Mississippi And Louisiana Workers’ Compensation Exemptions: How Do They Compare?
An interesting, and perhaps even at times special, thing about the United States is just how different each state is from even its neighboring states. A patchwork of customs, cultures, norms, and laws pepper the United States from “sea to shining sea”, making up a myriad of different laws and regulations to navigate. When… Read More »
Louisiana Federal Court Grants Employer’s Motion For Summary Judgment, Holds Longshore And Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act Preempts Employee’s Personal Injury Claim
On March 21, 2023, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana ruled in favor of the employer in a personal injury case involving a shipyard employee on a motion for summary judgment. The plaintiff worker, Frank P. Ragusa, Jr., filed a lawsuit against his employer, Avondale Shipyard, for damages relating… Read More »