What do changes to workers compensation mean for injured workers? Last week ProPublica and NPR released the second extensive report in their investigative series on the dismantling of the American Workers Compensation system. As they explain, corporate lawyers like Bill Minick in Dallas have liter...
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), a branch of the Department of Labor, has announced a new “National Emphasis Program for Nursing and Residential Care Facilities.” This initiative aims are protecting workers from safety and health hazards commonly found in the medical ind...
After several years of continual decline, deaths from fatal workplace injuries in Washington State fell once again in 2011. The total number for this past year was 51 – representing the lower number of work-related deaths in the state’s history. Workplace deaths are reported in the Washington FA...
In a dramatic recent development, a Michigan-based insurance company has responded to pubic outrage by reversing its original decision to deny workers’ compensation benefits to a first-responder who suffered seriously injuries last May while assisting victims in the Joplin, Missouri tornado.  So...