U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES APPROVED LEGISLATION TO REPEAL AND REPLACE THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT

by Bernard D. Nomberg, Partner, The Nomberg Law Firm The Nation has a new President, and now, is a step closer to repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act.  We have all been on pins and needles anxiously awaiting to see how President Trump would proceed with the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare, and the time […]

WORKPLACE ERGONOMICS: DOES MY EMPLOYER HAVE TO PROVIDE COMFORT IN THE WORKPLACE?

by Bernard D. Nomberg, Partner, The Nomberg Law Firm             United Airlines passenger David Dao certainly did not feel comfortable being dragged off of an aircraft after the airline overbooked the flight. United asked for volunteers to de-board the plane, but when they did not get the four volunteers they were seeking, David Dao was asked […]

HIGH RISK JOBS FOR WORKERS’ COMPENSATION INJURIES

by Bernard D. Nomberg, Partner, The Nomberg Law Firm As college players recently got picked in the 2017 NFL draft, they likely acknowledge the hard times ahead. While we love football, we recognize, like the players, they play a violent game where injury is almost guaranteed.  Likewise, when an employee enters a profession, they likely understand the […]

WORKERS’ COMPENSATION ON THE APPELLATE LEVEL

by Bernard D. Nomberg, Partner, The Nomberg Law Firm The start of baseball season has officially begun as Major League Baseball kicked off the season with Opening Day.  MLB features professional athletes in the major leagues, but minor league baseball is also prevalent.  There are many different levels to baseball: AAA, AA, high A and low […]

TEMPUS FUGIT

by Joel M. Nomberg, Of Counsel, The Nomberg Law Firm Time flies.  How appropriate is this axiom when your two lawyer sons in Birmingham remind you that on April 4, 2017, I will celebrate 50 years as a member of the Alabama State Bar. This milestone encompasses so many memories and changes; from a class […]

TECHNOLOGY MAKING WAVES IN WORKERS’ COMPENSATION

by Bernard D. Nomberg, Partner, The Nomberg Law Firm In the age of virtual reality, virtual assistants, and virtual employment, it’s no secret technology has been on the rise in the past decade.  Technology has been rapidly evolving and makings its way into various areas of life.  More recently, however, technology has had implications in […]

NOT JUST PHYSICAL: WORKERS’ COMPENSATION AND PSYCHOLOGICAL INJURIES

by Bernard D. Nomberg, Partner, The Nomberg Law Firm Unfortunately for Warren Beatty and the Oscars, the wrong title was announced for Best Picture during the 89th Academy Awards. There’s no doubt the situation was uncomfortable for the producer of La La Land, embarrassing for Warren Beatty and downright awkward for viewers at home. Maybe everyone […]

SOCIAL MEDIA – TEN TIPS FOR THE WORK COMP OR PERSONAL INJURY CLIENT

by Bernard D. Nomberg, Partner, The Nomberg Law Firm TODAY, Beginning at 10 AM, central, I will be leading our weekly Facebook live video session. Today’s topic is social media. You have heard it discussed a million times.  Well, today you can hear about it for the million and first time (because it is important and failure to properly advise […]

TIPPING ISN’T JUST FOR COWS: HOW TIPS FACTOR INTO YOUR WORKERS’ COMPENSATION CLAIM

by Bernard D. Nomberg, Partner, The Nomberg Law Firm Before we get into this week’s topic on tips, just a quick update on President Trump’s nominee for Labor Secretary.  President Trump’s nominee for Labor Secretary, Andrew Puzder, withdrew from consideration this week, reportedly based on his abuse of his ex-wife and employing an undocumented immigrant as his housekeeper.  […]

TAKING IT TO COURT: WHERE CAN I FILE MY LAWSUIT FOR WORKERS’ COMPENSATION BENEFITS?

by Bernard D. Nomberg, Partner, The Nomberg Law Firm After an on the job accident occurs, sometimes it is necessary to file a lawsuit and litigate the case in court.  Alabama law allows for the case to be filed in different counties, depending on the facts. On January 27, 2017 the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals […]