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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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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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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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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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