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Coronavirus, First Responders and Workers’ Compensation

Coronavirus, First Responders and Workers’ Compensation Earlier this week I wrote about how insurance journals were busy exploring the potential ramifications of coronavirus infections and workers’ compensation claims. 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 Read More

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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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The Real Face of Fraud in Workers’ Comp

The Real Face of Fraud in Workers’ Comp In 2016, Reagan Kemple lost his life while battling wildfires in California, leaving behind a wife and 2 children. When Mrs. Kemple sought workers’ compensation benefits she was told that her husband’s employer did not have coverage because they did not have any employees—everyone who worked for them were 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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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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