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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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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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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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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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Little Fraud by Workers Found in Workers’ Compensation Claims

Little Fraud by Workers Found in Workers’ Compensation Claims The attached article from an insurance journal discusses fraud in workers’ compensation. The author tells how “certain schemes and scenarios are addressed, another pops up elsewhere, costing insurers and employers more than $7 Billion per year, according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau.”* The fraud discussed is Read More

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Alabama Workers Compensation Questions: (44) Do I have a workers compensation claim if my injury occurred while I was in the Parking Lot?

Do I have a workers’ compensation claim if my injury occurred while I was in the Parking Lot? Alabama Workman’s Comp benefits are not limited solely to workers who were hurt at work while they on the clock. Under Alabama’s Workers’ Compensation law, “’employment is not limited by the actual time when the workman reaches Read More

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