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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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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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Powell and Denny: Working for Injured Workers

Powell and Denny: Working for Injured Workers Not terribly long ago I read an article dealing with a workers’ compensation lawsuit brought in another State. In this case, the injured worker asks questions of the defendant during discovery regarding whether the workers compensation insurance carrier had given any monetary donations or gifts to the board 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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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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Alabama’s Statute of Limitations Explained

Alabama’s Statute of Limitations Explained If you suffered a workplace injury in Alabama, to have a compensable workers’ compensation claim, several hurdles have to be cleared: (1) the injured worker must actually be an employee of the defendant; (2) your employer must be subject to Alabama’s workers’ compensation laws; (3) you must show that (i) 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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