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Workers’ compensation is a government-required insurance policy that provides financial assistance to employees who are injured or become ill at work.

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According to the Department of Labor, there are over 3 million non-fatal workplace injuries each year. Find out what the five most dangerous occupations are.

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Most workplace injuries are covered by worker’s compensation, a state-run insurance program designed specifically for on-the-job accidents.

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A settlement has been reached in a motorcycle accident lawsuit that was filed on behalf of a police officer against the city of Montgomery, Alabama.

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Workplace Injury Statistics

09/24/2008 - National Legal News

Thousands of workers are killed or injured as a result of accidents or events that occur at their place of employment. Read workplace injury statistics by industry.

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Notable Workplace Injury Settlements

09/24/2008 - National Legal News

Read about big workplace injury settlements awarded to injured employees. If you have suffered a work-related injury, speak to an attorney as soon as possible.

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Workers' Compensation

09/08/2008 - National Legal News

Workers' compensation attorneys are well-versed in injured employees' rights and can help workers obtain benefits for medical bills and loss of wages associated with the injury.

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Construction Accidents

07/15/2008 - National Legal News

Construction accidents cause thousands of injuries and deaths each year – to both workers and passerby. Consult an attorney if you, a loved one, or a friend has been injured or killed in a construction site accident.

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A San Diego waterfront hotel under construction was rocked Monday afternoon by a natural gas blast that damaged four floors and injured 14 people, five critically.

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Workplace Injuries

05/09/2008 - National Legal News

Workplace injuries can lead to costly medical bills and missed days of work. Fortunately, U.S. and state laws protect workers injured on the job. Learn how workers' compensation and an attorney can help you obtain damages.

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Tina Conder, an Indiana resident who worked on the riverboat casino Glory Of Rome, is suing her former employer under maritime law for damages suffered as a result of a flea infestation aboard the vessel.

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A former zoo handler who was attacked by a zebra is filing a workers’ compensation lawsuit against the Florida park that fired him.

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Ill Librarian Sues School District for $2 Million

01/30/2008 - National Legal News

A former school librarian recently filed a $2 million lawsuit against the Liberty School District in New York, claiming that she was wrongly fired after she became too ill to work.

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The city of Elyria filed an appeal this week, contesting a decision by the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC) to award benefits to the family of a police officer killed in a motorcycle accident.

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A former school nurse recently filed a workers' compensation lawsuit against the Ocean Township Board of Education, claiming she fell ill due to exposure to mold in her office.

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New Rules for Texas Lifetime Income Benefits

01/09/2008 - National Legal News

The Texas Commissioner of Workers' Compensation recently repealed 28 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) §131.1, which concerns lifetime income benefits.

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BWC Group Rating System Unfair?

12/28/2007 - National Legal News

The group rating system used by the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation is the subject of a class-action suit filed by three companies.

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FedEx Ground was recently fined over $190,000 by the Massachusetts attorney general for allegedly misclassifying 13 drivers, depriving them of benefits.

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A high-profile lawsuit was sent back to the state workers' compensation court by the Montana Supreme Court on Tuesday.

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A Pittsburgh, PA-based company specializing in workers' compensation solutions recently filed a lawsuit against the state, alleging that it erroneously awarded a contract to a competitor without a bid process.

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