Stress and Workers’ Compensation

 Stress is increasingly being recognized as a justifiable injury for the purpose of workers’ compensation benefits.  It isn’t as straight-forward to claim such an injury as a physical one, but states are beginning to allow for stress to be a legitimate work-related injury deserving of injury compensation. Each state has its own workers’ compensation commission. …

Take Home Diseases

 Workers working around chemicals can bring home a lot of problems to their families. Besides having a heck of a laundry load or dry cleaning bills, such workers can bring home work-related diseases to their loved ones. Although it can happen whenever chemicals or residue is present on a worker, the most common lawsuits have…

Private Facebook Data To Be Examined in a Slip-and-Fall Case

 A recent court order by a judge in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, may have personal injury claimants thinking twice about the privacy of the data that they post to Facebook. While this case is currently being litigated in another jurisdiction, it is only a matter of time before courts in Chicago and elsewhere in the country…

Toxic Torts

 A toxic tort is a type of personal injury where an injured party is exposed to chemicals. The types of chemicals can vary widely, from more familiar asbestos and lead poisoning, to more obscure chemicals like magnetic fields, pesticides, and chemical exposure from work or home. Depending on where the exposure takes place will determine…