Supreme Court Will Not Take Hutterite Workers Comp Case

Supreme Court Will Not Reconsider State Decision in Hutterite Workers Comp Case The Supreme Court has decided that, officially, they will not get involved in a workers comp case involving a Hutterite religious colony in Montana. On Monday, October 7th, the highest court turned down a lawsuit filed by the Montana Big Sky Colony of Hutterites, who are fighting a Montana law from 2009 saying that the religious colony must pay for workers comp insurance for businesses outside the colony. The Hutterites claim that the law infringes on their … [Read more...]

An Employer’s Guide to Workers’ Compensation

Am I required to provide workers' compensation insurance? Essentially, yes. The rule of thumb is that any employer who regularly employs four or more workers full-time or part-time is required to have workers' compensation insurance. There are some exceptions, including agricultural employees, railroads, and railway express companies and their employees, and employers who had a total annual payroll during the previous year of less than $3,000, regardless of the number of workers employed during that period. Also exempt are Textile Hall … [Read more...]

How Do I Report a Work Injury? And How Do I File a Claim?

Anyone can file a workers comp claim for a work-related injury on their own. The South Carolina Worker’s Comp Commission is supposed to oversee conflicts that arise between the injured employee and the employer’s insurance company. If you or someone you love has been hurt at work, you need to act quickly before it is too late. If it’s been more than 90 days since your work accident occurred, you may need help obtaining benefits for medical treatment and lost wages. You can contact The Strom Law Firm’s work injury lawyers to discuss the … [Read more...]

Injured Spider Man Watches Show

Christopher Tierney plays the lead in the Broadway musical “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark” in New York. He was injured while on the job and intends to return to the theater, this time as a theatergoer. Tierney was discharged from the Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine on January 5, 2011 and has made plans to attend the show’s Friday performance, according to the show’s publicist Rick Miramontez. The star will return to the show a mere eighteen days after he fell from 35 feet. He was severely injured after his safety harness failed to … [Read more...]