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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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Logging-Second “Worst” Job to have according to Survey

According to an article I read the other day, “Loggers are listed as the number two worst job to have in America, and for good reason. Fifty-five loggers died back in 2017 due to fatal injuries while on the job, and an additional 350 workers sustained non-fatal injuries. The average logger makes about 40,000 a year.” Read More

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Alabama Workers Compensation Questions: (3) What am I entitled to receive?

AL Workers Compensation Questions: (3) What am I entitled to receive? If you have suffered a compensable job injury in Alabama, then you are most likely entitled to Alabama workers comp benefits. Many workers are aware of this fact, but most are not really sure what benefits they are entitled to when they suffer a Read More

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Construction Zone injuries and death totals on the rise

In 2012, a little more than 2,000 automobile accidents occurred in construction zones in Alabama; of this figure, 21 people lost their lives. The attached article hints that with the increased roadwork planned-these figures could rise. Work injuries suffered while working in a construction zone are unfortunately not to be unexpected given the increased number of Read More

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Tow Truck Operators: 4th Most Dangerous Job in America:

Tow Truck Operators: 4th Most Dangerous Job in America: Did you know that according to a 2016 study by The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (a federal agency under the United States Department of Health and Human Services), being a Tow Truck Driver is the Fourth Most Dangerous Job in the U.S. (click here to Read More

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Powell and Denny: Named Top 20 Workers Compensation Attorneys

It is with honor and surprise that I happily announce that the law firm of Powell and Denny, P.C. has been selected by The National Advocates as one of the Top 20 Workers’ Compensation Firms (plaintiffs). At Powell and Denny, workers compensation cases are not just one or a myriad of legal matters we deal Read More

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When choosing a Workers’ Compensation Lawyer-EXPERIENCE Counts

Alabama Workers Compensation Lawyers: Experience Counts: If you live in Alabama and have been hurt at work, hopefully you did not suffer a serious work injury, but if you did-or if you just have questions about your rights-it will probably be in your best interest at least speak with an experienced Alabama Workers Comp Lawyer. Read More

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Injured Workers at Increased Risk of Suicide

The attached article (click here) should get everyone’s attention.   Suffering a serious job injury is bad enough, but then you have to figure in the financial worries (try surviving long on 2/3rds of you wages while having to pay 100% of your bills), fear of loosing your job once you recover, having to fight Read More

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