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Collateral Source Rule Applies to Louisiana Workers’ Compensation Insurance Payments—or Does It?

In a personal injury case, the collateral-source rule bars a tortfeasor, a defendant, from reducing his liability by the amount the plaintiff recovers from independent sources. It is a substantive rule of law, as well as an evidentiary rule (disallowing … Continue reading

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Happy Labor Day! And don't forget immigrant workers

To many Americans, Labor Day is a day to relax and mark the end of the summer. Do not forget that immigrant workers were central to the creation of Labor Day. For a thumbnail sketch of that history, which includes… … Continue reading

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North Carolina Workers’ Compensation Claim Involving Kitchen Slip-and-Fall Denied Based on Failure to Link Additional Claim for Benefits with Original Injury

Filing a claim for workers’ compensation benefits is merely the first step in receiving the financial support that you need and deserve after an accident at work. Your employer’s insurance carrier may contest your claim or seek a denial of … Continue reading

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How Tipping Could Contribute to the Risk of Sexual Harassment for New York City Restaurant Workers

Workers in the restaurant industry, particularly servers, depend on tips for their income. Under both state and federal law, employers are not required to pay the full minimum wage amount to employees who customarily receive tips. Instead, they pay a … Continue reading

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What You Can Do to Prevent Errors in Your Workers’ Comp Claim

The workers’ compensation application process is rife with pitfalls. In fact, an injured or ill worker would not be wrong to suspect that many of the obstacles he or she encounters exist specifically to derail applications and provide grounds for … Continue reading

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