Repetitive Stress Injuries

 The term, “repetitive stress injury” is a catch-all phrase describing a variety of conditions. With injuries of this type a body part is placed under a lot of stress through repetitive use. An example of such use is someone on an assembly line who performs the same type of lift every day as part of…

Hospital Records and Liability

 As the healthcare industry becomes an increasing part of the American economy, the industry is looking for ways to control costs. One area of increasing liability for such providers is the privacy of medical records. To control costs, many medical providers are offshoring their maintenance of such records. With increasing digitization many of these records…

Going and Coming Rule in Workers’ Compensation

 Workers’ compensation provides employees with compensation for injuries at work. While it is clear that workers’ compensation covers any proven injuries that happen at work, what happens when an employee is commuting to and from work? These are known as going and coming cases. Generally, an employer is not liable for goings and comings by…

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. …

Workers’ Compensation in the Oil and Gas Industry

 Work in the oil and gas industry has exploded in recent years due to the introduction of fracking. This process has allowed for more efficient extraction of oil and gas. Unfortunately, the efficiency may come at a cost to the employees. With the increase in fracking has also come a corresponding increase in the amount…