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Coronavirus, Healthcare Workers and Workers’ Compensation

Coronavirus, Healthcare Workers and Workers’ Compensation I have already read 2 articles in Insurance Journals discussing the ramifications of employees coming down with coronavirus. 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 related” could be very 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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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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Alabama Workers Compensation Questions: (35) Can I use my own insurance to receive medical treatment?

Alabama Workers Compensation Questions: (35) Can I use my own insurance to receive medical treatment?  Generally, NO. Alabama law dictates that your employer has to report a job injury. This is not open for interpretation; at this point your claim should be turned over to your employers’ workers’ compensation insurance carrier. In order to use Read More

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Alabama Workers Compensation Questions: (31) What is an Impairment Rating?

Alabama Workers Compensation Questions: (31) What is an Impairment Rating? What is an impairment rating? After suffering a work injury and receiving medical treatment, you will eventually come to the point where your treating physician states that you are as good as you are going to get; this is known as your date of reaching 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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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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