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Workers Compensation and Coronavirus

Workers Compensation and Coronavirus This article is sad, and shows how very little most politicians know-or care-about injured workers or workers’ compensation benefits. Workers are told to get back to work, but then politicians want to prevent them from receiving workers’ compensation benefits should they incur COVID-19. In their rush to please businesses (way too often Read More

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Alabama, Coronavirus and the War on Injured Workers

Alabama, Coronavirus and the War on Injured Workers We have written several articles over the years detailing how Alabama has among the worst workers’ compensation benefits in America (click here), to the detriment of our injured workers (here). Unfortunately, this War on Workers’ Compensation is continuing here in Alabama during the current national crises. Earlier Read More

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The Real Face of Fraud in Workers’ Comp

The Real Face of Fraud in Workers’ Comp In 2016, Reagan Kemple lost his life while battling wildfires in California, leaving behind a wife and 2 children. When Mrs. Kemple sought workers’ compensation benefits she was told that her husband’s employer did not have coverage because they did not have any employees—everyone who worked for them were Read More

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Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic Brain Injury Regardless of how dismissive the President appeared to be recently when discussing Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) suffered by American Troops in Iraq, “traumatic brain injuries are more than simple headaches, post-traumatic stress disorder has nothing to do with a person’s inner fortitude, and trauma doesn’t turn former soldiers into killers. Yet because others Read More

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Being Injured at Work is not Illegal

Being Injured at Work is not Illegal This is a nice article written by someone who was shocked that his workplace injury wasn’t the worst part of his workers’ comp claim-but dealing with his employer afterwards. Inferences that he was faking, pressuring him to return to work before the doctor thought he could, isolation from his 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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