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Monthly Archives: March 2022

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Travelers Insurance And Workers’ Compensation In Georgia

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How Big is Travelers Insurance? Travelers is one of the biggest insurance companies in the United States. It is such a large and important company that it is included in the Dow Jones Industrial Average as a measure of the overall American economy and stock market, along with such companies as Walmart, Home Depot,… Read More »

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Can Undocumented Workers Qualify For Workers’ Compensation?

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Have you ever wondered if Georgia is really more liberal than states like California and New York? Well, in one respect we are more liberal than New York but less liberal than California. In Georgia, undocumented workers (those from foreign countries without valid green cards or work permits) are entitled to get workers’ compensation… Read More »

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Idiopathic Defense To Workers’ Compensation Claims

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Idiopathic means of or relating to a single individual. Much like idiosyncratic, it means something unique to you. The term “idiot” is based on the same root, which tells you something about how our ancestors thought of individuality. It comes from the Greek root idios, which means personal. In terms of the law and… Read More »

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Complex Workers’ Compensation Lawsuit Filed Against Injured Worker

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Can workers be sued for gaining benefits under the workers’ compensation system? Sometimes, when the stars align just right, they can. In one case, a woman was severely injured in her vehicle while on the job. She filed a workers’ compensation claim with her employer. The employer filed the claim with their insurer, who… Read More »

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Workers’ Compensation Claims In DeKalb County, Georgia

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Thousands of work injuries happen in DeKalb County, Georgia every year. It is inevitable given the county’s size and population. In fact, DeKalb County is one of the most populous counties in the state of Georgia, with close to one million people calling it home. The county seat is Decatur, but 10% of the… Read More »

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Last Injurious Exposure In Mesothelioma Claims

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A worker from Illinois who had worked at several plants all over the country filed a lawsuit against an employer in Illinois, then voluntarily dismissed his lawsuit, and refiled the claim under Georgia’s workers’ compensation statute. The original complaint listed over 80 defendants. However, the workers’ compensation claim was not filed against one of… Read More »

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Emory University And Workers’ Compensation Benefits

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According to the Atlanta Business Chronicle, Emory University is the largest employer in Metro Atlanta. As of December 31, 2020, Emory had 32,594 full-time employees in the metro area. Those employees perform a wide range of jobs, as Emory is both a university and a network of healthcare providers. Emory University employs professors and… Read More »

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The Alec Baldwin Incident

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In the event that you have been living in a bubble and only step out to check on our blog, a recent news story broke concerning liberal anti-gun activist Alec Baldwin accidentally firing a real pistol during a movie shoot and killing a camerawoman on set. Many have been theorizing about whether or not… Read More »

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