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.
People get hurt in unusual ways on the job. But as these strange cases demonstrate, it’s not always the employer’s fault.
HIPAA rules were designed to protect patients. But uncertainty and red tape can hamper your client’s access to records for workplace injuries.
Four years after the onset of COVID, The Workers’ Comp community is still learning. Long COVID and your clients: what you need to know.
Our understanding of work and workplaces may have been forever changed by the COVID pandemic. Many workers today are working from their own homes or conducting meetings by phone during their occasional...
Dave Pederson, producer of the new documentary “Americonned,” joins the podcast with thoughts on worker protections and the declining middle class.
What happens when a workplace event, contracting a contagious illness, transfers to family? Can the family sue, or are they bound by Workers’ Comp?
Let’s talk about the F-word in Workers’ Compensation: Fraud. Guest Connor Thomson is a second-year law student at Villanova University who won the College of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers John F. Burton Jr....
When workers suffer a work-displacing healthcare event – injury or illness – emotional support can be as vital as medical care, insurance, and legal needs. Kind Souls Foundation offers a free service...
Marijuana was once fodder for stoner comedies and standup routines. But today, medical marijuana is a serious matter in Workers’ Compensation. Fair compensation, and proper medical treatment, is not always as clear...
Guest Kathleen Fisher is an accomplished attorney in the field of Workers’ Compensation, but she’s also an active leader of the organization Kids’ Chance, dedicated to supporting the children of workers injured...
Guest Robert “Bob” Wilson is a leader at Work Comp College, created to offer a deeper dive into workplace protections for employees. He’s not a lawyer or an academic type, but he’s...
To settle or not to settle, often a question. Our guest, Jim Anderson, is a well-known Workers’ Comp attorney and a leader in the field in Mississippi. His input about “settlements” are...
We depend on our first responders – firefighters, cops, emergency room workers – every day. They protect us from harm. But what happens when they need our help? Our guest Robert Wisniewski...
A reminder that every case is different. Injuries occur in unusual situations that challenge how we think about Workers’ Compensation and how every state and jurisdiction applies the law differently. The “Skiing...
Longshore and Harbor Workers injured on the job are protected by specific federal rules. Take a 30-minute primer from an experienced attorney.
Guest Rachel Bailit is not an attorney, she’s an actor. So why is she a guest on a show about lawyers and legal issues? As an experienced acting teacher – in addition...
It’s one thing when a shelf stocker slips at work and injures her back. It’s another thing entirely when a professional athlete blows a knee on the football field. Our guest this...
Workers’ Compensation is primarily designed to provide two benefits: payroll replacement for injured workers and medical payments to providers. But over the years, the process has become increasingly complicated. Guest Ramona Tanabe...
Continuing our discussion of the 50th anniversary of the National Commission on State Workmen’s Compensation (as it was called) report. We’ve come a long way, but … it’s complicated. Guest Abbie Hudgens,...
July marks the 50th anniversary of the National Commission on State Workmen’s Compensation laws. The system we have in place wasn’t always so. Even after the passage of protections for workers, it...
Guest Joanne Doroshow explains how Workers’ Comp and OSHA failed front-line workers in the COVID pandemic.
What happens when a migrant worker (documented or otherwise) is hurt on the job? Our expert guests share tips for working with immigrants injured on the job.
Guest Simon Cao joins hosts Judson and Alan Pierce in a discussion about how evidence of marijuana use off the job affects workplace injury cases.
Guest Malcolm Crosland discusses the fight to protect employees in today’s gig economy and how Workers’ Comp is more important than ever.
We celebrate 50 years since the issuance of the Report of the National Commission on State Workmen's Compensation Laws.
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 S. Pierce has served as chairperson of the American Bar Association Worker’s Compensation Section and the...
Judson L. Pierce is a graduate of Vassar College and Suffolk University Law School where he received...
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