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Colorado Ski School Workers Most at Risk for On-The-Job Injuries

Colorado Ski School Workers Most at Risk for On-The-Job Injuries The other day I was reviewing articles covering workers compensation and Social Security Disability issues-as is my wont-when I came across an article that stated that ski instructors in Colorado were the workers most apt to suffer some type of job injury.  Living in Alabama, I Read More

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Alabama Workers Compensation Law Why You Should Care

Alabama Workers Compensation Law Why You Should Care Alabama Workers Compensation Law Why You Should Care: Recent news reports and government studies have shown how workers compensation benefits have been repeatedly cut in the past few years, as States sacrifice the health and wealth of injured workers in hope of getting more business to their Read More

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Workers Compensation Benefits continue Declining

Workers Compensation Benefits continue Declining The attached story has some good news-but more bad news. Yes, benefits paid out to injured workers have been steadily falling over the past few years. Some of the decline in benefits is due to safer work conditions-which is great news for injured workers, but as the article goes on to Read More

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Decline in Workers Compensation Benefits

Decline in Workers Compensation Benefits According to the attached article, benefits received by injured workers have been steadily dropping. Some of the decline in benefits is due to safer work conditions, but a LOT is related to the fact “that many injured workers are not receiving the cash benefits and/or medical care they need, and that Read More

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Do Workers’ Compensation Laws violate Human Rights?

The attached article is about the United Nations looking at the Canadian Workers’ Compensation system to determine if their laws violate the Human Rights of Injured Workers.  Specifically, the U.N. is looking to The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.  The Convention is intended as a human rights instrument with an explicit, social development Read More

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Healthcare Workers suffer job injuries at a much higher rate than the general populace

The attached article states that “[t]he rates of workplace violence in health care and social assistance settings are five to 12 times higher than the estimated rates for workers overall, according to a Government Accountability Office report from last year… [and] when it comes to attacks, more than 75 percent of the nurses questioned in a Read More

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Alabama Workers Compensation Questions: (17) What is the Statute of Limitations?

Alabama Workers Compensation Questions: (17) What is the Statute of Limitations? The Statute of Limitations is the statutorily prescribed limitation on a person’s right to bring a legal action. For an Alabama Workmen’s Compensation claim, the statute of limitation is 2 years from the date of your job injury, or two years from the date Read More

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Alabama Workers Compensation Questions: (16) What are vocational benefits?

Alabama Workers Compensation Questions: (16) What are vocational benefits? If you have suffered a permanent injury to a non scheduled body part (head, neck, shoulders, back, hip, or if you have an injury which detrimentally effects the efficient functioning of your body) and you are no longer able to perform you past work or earn Read More

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