compensation

Construction Injuries More Common in Immigrant Population

by cvasquez@pathinteractive.com August 12, 2015 Compensation Lawyers

According to recent research from Working Immigrants, a majority of construction-related injuries and fatalities involve immigrant workers. The New York Committee for Occupational Safety & Health (NYCOSH) issued a report earlier this year that noted the following statistics:  Although Latinos make up a quarter of New York State construction workers, 38 percent of New York […]

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Aviva proposes removal of compensation for whiplash injuries

by Wright Hassall September 18, 2014 Accident Claims

Aviva, the insurance company, has certainly fluttered a few feathers with the publication of its recent report ‘Road to Reform: Tackling the UK’s Compensation Culture’  which proposes replacing compensation for minor injuries (the focus being primarily on whiplash compensation) sustained in road accidents with payment for medical treatment. In addition the recommendations include restricting the involvement of personal […]

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Are You Eligible for Workers’ Compensation?

by RyanD September 30, 2013 Business

Workers’ compensation is a type of insurance carried by employers. This type of insurance serves to protect both the employee from financial loss due to injury and the employer from negligence lawsuits. Workers’ compensation pays a wage for missed work because of a work-related injury and also covers medical expenses incurred as a result of […]

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Claiming compensation for a helicopter crash

by JamesBooker September 15, 2013 Military Law

Claiming compensation for a helicopter accident Helicopters have been used during countless military operations and are often prized for their ability to fulfil a number of different roles on the battlefield. For example, pilots can transport supplies, deliver soldiers to combat zones, or help evacuate wounded personnel to medical facilities. Moreover, helicopters are usually able […]

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Recent Workers’ Compensation Reform in Oklahoma

by Trent May 30, 2013 Business Law

Oklahoma workers’ compensation laws have recently changed with new legislation signed by Gov. Mary Fallin on May 6. New legislation shifts the current court-based system to an administrative structure. Businesses and government officials hope the restructure will reduce costs for businesses. While Republicans in Oklahoma backed the legislation, Democrats were strongly opposed, arguing that possible […]

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Accidents at Work

by RyanD May 15, 2013 Corporate Law

Accidents happen on the job from time to time and sometimes workers are injured. An employee may slip and fall on a wet surface, cut his finger on a meat cutter, or get hit in the head by an improperly shelved item. Additionally, some people are affected by illness or disease at work. Each of […]

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Compensation in discrimination cases under the Equality Act 2010

by Direct 2 Lawyers April 4, 2013 Employment Law

We’ll take a look in this post at discrimination claims in the Employment Tribunal and the compensation that is normally awarded in such cases. In doing so, we’ll examine the following issues: What is a claim for discrimination? What types of compensation can be awarded in a claim for discrimination? What awards are normally made […]

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Over the Top Compensation Claims Mock Claiming Process

by Grieves Solicitors November 27, 2012 Personal Injury

It’s always disappointing when the actions of a few individuals have a wider negative impact and a recent news article on personal injury compensation claims which will no doubt lead to more bad press around the sector. A Daily Mail story detailed a few cases where people put forward really frivolous compensation claims and were […]

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Health and Safety at Work: UK Overview

by BritanniaSafety October 9, 2012 Employment Law

Health and safety training often receives a certain amount of ‘bad press’ due to the fact that it is often branded as pointless and “purely common sense”. However, in the UK, employers are bound by health and safety laws and regulations placing importance on health and safety training and awareness. Even if it is considered […]

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Medical Negligence ‘to Blame for Rising Rate of Stillbirths in UK’

by Lanyon Bowdler Solicitors January 27, 2012 Claims Solicitors

Medical negligence is one of the main reasons behind the high rate of stillbirths and deaths within a few weeks of life, a new report has suggested. According to the Guardian, a study carried out by charity Sands found that in 2010, 4,110 children were stillborn, while 1,850 died within the first couple of days […]

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