Workers Comp Matters
Catering to both lawyers and their clients, Workers’ Comp Matters focuses on people and the law. Host and workers’ compensation attorney Alan S. Pierce interviews industry leaders, lawyers, and doctors, covering all elements of workers’ compensation from cases and benefits to recovery.
Take a deep dive into marine and maritime workplace compensation cases with Boston-based attorney Christopher Hug.
In part three of our 20-year remembrance of the 9/11 terror attacks, Phil Alvarez shares his brother’s tragic, and heroic, fight for victims.
Part 2 of our reflection on the 9/11 victims’ fund. Guest Leo Boyle shares the inspiring role tort lawyers played, pro bono, for victims and families.
Special Master Kenneth Feinberg reflects on administering 9/11 victim compensation in a national period of anger and sorrow.
Take a deep dive into pro wrestling’s lack of Workers’ Compensation with guest scholar and attorney Mary Catena. What it means for contract workers.
Host Judson Pierce interviews co-host Alan Pierce on the ins and outs of the “going and coming” rule and the “level floor” doctrine.
As employers look to reconnect with their teams, Judson and Alan Pierce tackle the worker’s comp doctrine of recreational injuries.
The filmmaker behind the documentary ‘Radium Girls’ brings to life the inspiring and tragic tale of the teenage dial painters during WWI.
Counselor Rhonda Jellenik shares how the pandemic and disruptive technology is impacting workers with debilitating injuries and illnesses.
Prof. Michael Duff breaks down the three presumptions guiding workers’ comp cases and issues arising out of Covid-19-related claims.
With a gig economy still spurring increases in temp and contract jobs, guest Darrell West explains why America needs a new social contract.
Emily Spieler dismisses hype that Covid-19 will crush workers’ comp systems. But, though claims haven’t materialized, all still isn’t well.
Encouraging a recharge will keep teams motivated. But if the boss presses ahead with no breaks, so will the team, sacrificing performance.
The client count is rising for Bruce Maxwell and Thomas Holder, who learned new uniforms were making flight attendants sick.
Maritime lawyer Amie Peters updates host Judson Pierce on the state of federal advocacy for the essential workers risking their lives.
An administrative assistant’s injury at a Canadian consulate in Boston raises key questions about when foreign governments have to comply with U.S. employment laws.
George Flores shares insights from his article “Lewis and Bourgoin: The Growing Divide Over Reimbursement for Medical Marijuana in the Workers’ Compensation System.”
Bill Minick explains the QCARE designation for Texas employers who have opted out of traditional workers’ comp programs.
Amie Peters and Mack Babcock answer common workers’ comp questions arising from the pandemic.
Michael Fanuele shares how lawyers can apply tactics from his book, “Stop Making Sense: The Art of Inspiring Anybody,” to improve their legal practices.
Bernard Nomberg offers insights for injured workers on when and how to go about seeking legal advice for workers’ comp cases.
Roger Finderson explains the nuances of employee-employer relationships in the gig economy
Andrew Reinhardt and Joanne Marcus discuss the benefits of pooled special needs trusts for injured workers with disabilities.
Peter Rousmaniere shares insights from his career as a workers’ comp consultant and journalist.
Dr. Vennela Thumula gives an overview of the recently published study, Interstate Variations in Dispensing of Opioids, 5th Edition.
Bogdan Savych discusses his study into how recent changes in the health insurance landscape affect outcomes for injured workers.
Alan Pierce reflects on his career spanning 50 years in the area of worker’s compensation and discusses needed changes in current systems.
Ramona Tanabe discusses WCRI’s work and shares some of the most interesting trends her organization is seeing in the field today.
Tom Holder talks about the role of drug formularies in workers’ compensation.
Cathy Surbeck discusses subrogation and liens on third party settlements.
Karla Zarbo discusses wage theft and its related issues and talk about the processes involved in investigating the many types of wage complaints.
John F. Burton, Jr. talks about his career as a workers’ compensation expert, which has spanned over 50 years.
Ryan Benharris talks about the gig economy, millennials vs. boomers, working remotely and workers’ compensation.
Justin Beck talks about the role of nurse case managers and highlight the ways they promote synergy between the carriers, providers, and patients involved in a claim.
Chris Brigham talks about the sixth edition of the AMA Guides Impairment and whether it is a valid measure of disability ratings in the workers’ compensation setting.
Bob Wisniewski talks about his experience as a workers’ compensation attorney and explains why an injured worker would seek out legal representation for a claim.
Omar Hernández explains the Opioid Alternative Treatment Pathway, which is a program that Massachusetts’ DIA launched, talks about how it works, and how it helps address the opioid epidemic.
Taylor O’Toole talks about the debate on whether student athletes at larger universities should be considered employees and, as such, should be entitled to workers’ comp.
Rick Victor discusses major changes in the workers compensation system and the new conflicts injured workers are dealing with.
Erica Groshen discusses the trends that characterize the future of the U.S. workforce and how robotics and artificial intelligence could have an impact on employment.
George Beilin talks about the different methods of measuring pain and the importance of coping with pain in a healthy way.
Kyle Black discusses what is legally considered a hate crime and the various factors and risks that affect whether or not a hate crime case meets the criteria for compensability.
Michael Gruber discusses the controversial changes to New York’s workers’ comp rules that were put into place earlier this year.
Gerry Carney talks about some of the unique challenges workers’ compensation lawyers face when representing professional athletes.
Janice Skillings-Goff talks about social security disability claims including who’s qualified to make these claims and eligibility requirements.
In this legal podcast, Justin Beck discusses the entitlement of performing artists to workers’ compensation.
This legal podcast looks at personal comfort doctrine including what it is, factors that affect the outcome, and what acts are not compensable
This legal podcast explores workers’ compensation laws that are affected by constitutional law.
Justin Beck and Vincent Quatrini discuss Pawlosky v. W.C.A.B. and how the case set a new precedent for burden of proof and causation standards.
This legal podcast discusses third party liability waivers in employee contracts and how both insurance companies and lawyers are reacting to them.
This podcast episode talks about the effect Frances Perkins had on worker’s compensation and safety.
Alan S. Pierce has served as chairperson of the American Bar Association Worker’s Compensation Section and the Massachusetts Bar...
Judson L. Pierce is a graduate of Vassar College and Suffolk University Law School where he received his Juris...
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