The first constitutional workers’ compensation law in the United States was enacted back in 1911, and in recognition of this milestone of law, Massachusetts will host a centennial commemoration in April of 2011. In this edition of Workers’ Comp Matters, host Attorney Alan S. Pierce, welcomes the Honorable Richard S. Tirrell with the Department of Industrial Accidents and Attorney Joseph F. Agnelli, Jr., partner at Keches Law Group, P.C, to discuss the early origins of workers’ compensation and look ahead to the Workers’ Compensation Centennial 2011.
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As of January 1, 2010, there will be new rules pertaining to Medicare compliance. In this edition of Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen welcomes Attorney Benjamin M. Basista from the law firm of Burns, White & Hickton, to look at the new rules regarding Medicare compliance and how they relate to the railroad industry. Larry and Ben will explore the Medicare reporting process, the issue of medical liens and how it all relates to the railroad industry.
In the earlier 1990s, railroad workers claimed symptoms of what their lawyers call toxic encephalopathy. Ultimately, scores of lawsuits were filed in northern West Virginia in which those railroad employees sought compensation from the railroad. On this edition of Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen welcomes Attorney James W.Turner from the firm Huddleston Bolen to discuss the groundbreaking railroad case: Carter, et al v. CSX Transportation, Inc. Larry and Jim will explore this controversial solvent study and how a Judge’s ruling in various Daubert hearings took center stage when it came to these cases.
Railroad litigation can be incredibly complex, ranging from accidents on the tracks to railroad employee claims against the company. On this edition of Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen and co-host Zachery Leonard welcome Attorney John J Jablonski, from the firm Goldberg Segalla LLP in Buffalo, New York, with extensive experience defending large class one railroads in hundreds of FELA claims involving occupational exposure and traumatic injuries. Hear about some real life railroad litigation cases and see how a structured settlement can make a difference when trying to resolve these cases.