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Alabama Near Top of list of Most Dangerous States to Work In.

Alabama Near Top of list of Most Dangerous States to Work In. A new list of The Most Dangerous States to Work in has been released, and Alabama came in at #17, with 4.5 workplace deaths per 100,000 workers. In Alabama, 89 workers lost their lives in a job-related accident, and increase of approximately 8%. The Read More

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Alabama Workplace Fatality Same Sex Couples Covered

Alabama Workplace Fatality Same Sex Couples Covered Alabama Workplace Fatality: A recent study of job injuries which lead to the death of workers in Alabama was released by the U.S. Department of Labor covering the calendar year 2012. Unfortunately, the number of deaths caused by work injuries increased approximately 8% in 2012, rising from 74 Read More

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New list of jobs with the most reported job injuries released

New list of jobs with the most reported job injuries released A new list of the occupations that have the highest number of reported on-the-job injuries has been published (click below), and unsurprisingly the Top 3 jobs with the highest number of reported job injuries are: Construction Workers, Healthcare Workers and workers in the Lumber/Logging industry. If you Read More

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The High Cost of Workers Comp

The High Cost of Workers Comp Alabama Workers Compensation Lawyers The High Cost of Workers Comp: Earlier this month I spoke on the the phone with one of my workers compensation clients; they informed me that the stress and financial problems he and his family have been forced to go through during the pendency of Read More

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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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