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Coronavirus, Healthcare Workers and Workers’ Compensation

Coronavirus, Healthcare Workers and Workers’ Compensation I have already read 2 articles in Insurance Journals discussing the ramifications of employees coming down with coronavirus. Insurance companies are not really sure how to deal with this, although the initial impression seemed to be to deny the claims as showing it is “work related” could be very Read More

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Fired After Reporting a Job Injury

Fired After Reporting a Job Injury The story attached to this blog reports how the United States Postal Service has apparently been targeting injured employees and either firing them or making their jobs unbearable so that the injured worker would quit their job. This program has been in place for the last 5 years. During this Read More

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Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic Brain Injury Regardless of how dismissive the President appeared to be recently when discussing Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) suffered by American Troops in Iraq, “traumatic brain injuries are more than simple headaches, post-traumatic stress disorder has nothing to do with a person’s inner fortitude, and trauma doesn’t turn former soldiers into killers. Yet because others Read More

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Job Injuries not being Reported

Job Injuries not being Reported UPS employees 399,000 workers and moves approximately 3 million packages each day; they made $4.3Billion Dollars in profit in 2018. Without a doubt they are a huge success-so why do they feel as though they have to cheat injured workers of their workers’ compensation benefits? The attached story gives horrifying examples Read More

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Being Injured at Work is not Illegal

Being Injured at Work is not Illegal This is a nice article written by someone who was shocked that his workplace injury wasn’t the worst part of his workers’ comp claim-but dealing with his employer afterwards. Inferences that he was faking, pressuring him to return to work before the doctor thought he could, isolation from his Read More

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Retaliatory Discharge

Excellent decision by the Federal District Court in Tennessee. Apparently, the employer hired plaintiff despite their undocumented status. This was not a problem until the worker suffered an on the job injury and had to hire legal counsel-at which time the employer/defendant suddenly decided to fire the injured worker-claiming it was because of their undocumented status Read More

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Warehouse Workers Lead Massachusetts in Number of Job Injuries

Warehouse Workers Lead Massachusetts in Number of Job Injuries In Massachusetts, workers in transportation and warehousing led the State in the number of job injuries (29.3%), with construction workers coming in at number two (18.3%). This may be a little surprising to some, but If you work for a warehouse distributor, such as Wal-Mart, Dollar Read More

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Job related deaths on the rise

Job related deaths on the rise 5,250 workers died on the job in the U.S. in 2018, the latest year for which statistics are available, according to the Labor Department’s Bureau of Labor Statistics. That is a 2% increase over 2017. In Alabama, 89 workers lost their lives in a job-related accident, and increase of Read More

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