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What is Brittle Diabetes?

What is Brittle Diabetes? Generally, it is difficult for person to be approved on a diagnosis of diabetes alone as medical treatment often allows a person to have a healthy and productive life, but this is not the case for those who suffer from brittle diabetes (aka labile diabetes). Brittle diabetes is a term used Read More

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Alabama Workers Compensation Questions: (25) Do I have to take a Drug Screen after a Job Injury?

Alabama Workers Compensation Questions: (25) Do I have to take a Drug Screen after a Job Injury? Do I have to take a drug screen after a Job Injury? If you want to receive the Alabama Workers Compensation benefits that you are entitled to receive following a job injury, YES, you do have to submit Read More

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Alabama Workers Compensation Questions: (24) What do I do if Comp Denies my Medical Treatment?

Alabama Workers Compensation Questions: (24) What do I do if Comp Denied my Medical Treatment? In Alabama, the law is clear: the employer (their workers compensation carrier actually) shall pay for any and all reasonably necessary medical treatment. What happens these days is that the workers compensation insurance carrier will send some of your records 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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Alabama Workers Compensation Questions: (23) What if my Boss refuses to file an Injury Report?

What do I do if my boss refuses to file Injury Report? Every now and then we receive a call for a worker who was hurt at work who is complaining that their employer refuses to file an Injury Report. The reason most often given is that the injured workers boss simply does not believe 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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Alabama Workers Compensation Questions: (22) Workers comp denied my Claim; What do I Do?

Worker’ Comp denied my Claim; what do I do? If your claim for workers compensation benefits was denied, don’t give up. Often the reason for the denial is because the workers compensation adjuster says the job accident was not the cause for the injury; rather, it was caused by an old injury. As we have 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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Alabama Workers Compensation Questions: (21) What are the Lawyer’s Fees?

Alabama Workers Compensation Questions: (21) What are the Lawyer’s Fees? A question we are always asked during our initial meeting with potential clients is “what are your fees?” We inform everyone that in accordance with Alabama’s Workers Comp laws, we do not charge a fee unless your case settles or you are awarded workers’ comp 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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