System fails San Bernardino Islamic terrorist attack survivors

Changes in workers’ compensation may have saved insurance companies a lot of money but complicated the efforts of survivors of the December 2015 Islamic terror attack in San Bernardino to get the help they need. San Bernardino Sun

California: Employer’s appeal in fireman’s death rejected

An administrative hearing officer has rejected an attempt to reverse penalties imposed against Red Bluff-based Tehama Transport, which employed a 38-year-old fireman who was killed on October 16 when his water tanker overturned in Napa County while he fought a wildfire. The employer, which contracted with Cal Fire, had argued that its operators were not […]

Labor Department denies ex-inspector’s workers’ comp claim for 9/11 illness

A 59-year old former Fed-OSHA compliance officer who has been diagnosed by government doctors with interstitial lung disease in connection with his work at Ground Zero after the September 11, 2001 Islamic terrorist attacks has been denied workers’ compensation by the Labor Department, his employer at the time. Dale Henderson, whose illness was acknowledged by […]

Ohio House passes bill blocking ‘illegal aliens’ from workers’ comp

The Ohio House of Representatives has approved a bill that would prevent illegal aliens from filing workers’ compensation claims. Supporters say the bill is consistent with the state’s denial of other government benefits to illegal workers. No business group testified in support of the bill during committee hearings, nor did the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ […]

Workers’ comp claims in pro sports

Workers’ compensation attorney Gene Carney discusses some of the unique challenges that come with representing professional athletes. The discussion includes chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) and head injury claims and his view of the class action lawsuit filed against the NFL that was recently settled. Legal Talk Network [with audio]