Workers’ Comp for Independent Contractors

Workers’ Comp for Independent Contractors

An independent contractor is not considered to be an employee; and as a rule, is not eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. However, there are factors to be considered in assessing workers’ comp for independent contractors. The definition of employee...
Workers’ Comp for Independent Contractors

Preventing Injuries Caused by Spills

Spills of liquid and granular material appear to be a major contributing factor to injuries in the workplace. And while mopping up after a spill is something we should have learned from our mothers, it warrants regular reminders for workers on-the-job. To play it...
Workers’ Comp for Independent Contractors

Ramos Law Supports Ghana Medical Clinic

An effort to construct a medical clinic in a remote village in Ghana, West Africa is close to completion. The Ramos Law Firm has supported this  medical clinic project since the effort began in 2011. What we hope to be the last shipment of supplies has reached port in...
Workers’ Comp for Independent Contractors

NPR: Reforms Hurting Injured Workers

A ProPublica and National Public Radio Report issued yesterday painted a distressing but realistic picture of the uphill battle facing many injured workers. In short, the report points to a trend which threatens to slowly erode compensation even for severely injured...
Rushing and Injuries On-the-Job

Rushing and Injuries On-the-Job

 The Hazards of Hurrying  Let’s face it: we live in a world in which faster is better. Instant information and multi-tasking rule the roost. We often measure our sense of worth by how much we get done in a day. And while productivity is essential in the...