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Lawsuit Filed On Behalf Of McDonald’s Employees Seeks Safety Measures

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Legislation that is often used to shut down strip clubs that become too raucous is being employed by Chicago-area McDonald’s workers. The lawsuit is not seeking money damages but is an effort to enforce public health recommendations that have been set forth by health officials. The workers claim that Chicago-area McDonalds’ are not abiding… Read More »

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Taylor County Woman Dies In Workplace Accident

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A Taylor County woman tragically died in an industrial accident last month. According to witness reports, the woman was looking through the newspaper when a forklift driver ran into her, pinning her against the wall. The woman was conscious at the scene but later died in the hospital after going into cardiac arrest. The… Read More »

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Injured Worker Sues Railway For Negligence

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An injured worker has filed a lawsuit against a railway company after he was left seriously injured in a heavy machinery accident. The lawsuit claims that the company openly violated several safety regulations that would have prevented the accident from occurring. The 31-year-old plaintiff claims that the railway failed to provide employees with adequate… Read More »

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Man Sentenced To Prison For Workers’ Comp Fraud

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A Massachusetts man is headed to federal prison for the next 18 months for an elaborate scheme to defraud the workers’ compensation system as well as the federal government. According to prosecutors, the defendant set up a shell company with no employees where he falsified information to acquire workers’ compensation insurance for a construction… Read More »

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FedEx And Workers’ Compensation In Georgia

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FedEx is one of the biggest delivery companies in the world, with over 570,000 employees.  Its business is divided into several different segments, including FedEx Express, FedEx Ground, FedEx Freight, and FedEx Logistics. Most people are familiar with FedEx’s Office, Print, and Ship Centers. There are locations across Georgia. But behind the scenes there… Read More »

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Georgia Throws Out Lawsuit Filed By Family Of Walking Dead Stuntman

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The State of Georgia has tossed a lawsuit filed by the family of a stuntman on the hit TV show The Walking Dead. It was determined that Georgia’s workers’ compensation statute (WCA) barred claims against the production company. Stuntmen are not necessarily employees of the production firms that they work for. Often, they are… Read More »

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Will COVID-19 Liability Shields Impact Your Workers’ Comp Claim?

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Over the past year, we’ve seen a lot of lawsuits. Businesses are filing lawsuits against their insurers. Insurers are filing lawsuits against businesses. Citizens are filing lawsuits against both their insurers and businesses. Workers are filing lawsuits against their companies. As a result, several states have seen fit to enact COVID-19 liability shields that… Read More »

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Cold War Workers Finally Get Compensation From Federal Government

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Cold War contractors working at nuclear weapons sites will now be able to file claims with the federal government. Many were diagnosed with cancer and other illnesses caused by prolonged exposure to radioactive material, but since they were contractors, they were not covered under any workers’ compensation plan. Because the lawsuits were filed against… Read More »

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Family Alleges Workplace Bullying Led To Employee’s Suicide

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A wrongful death lawsuit filed on behalf of a worker who took their own life has been dismissed by a judge. The judge ruled that the only remedy available to the worker was their employer’s workers’ compensation insurance. In this article, we’ll discuss some of the issues at play in this lawsuit. What happened? … Read More »

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Myrtle Beach Police Officer Sues; Claims He Was Fired Due To Workers’ Comp Claim

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A former Myrtle Beach police officer has filed a lawsuit against the city claiming that he was fired after filing a workers’ compensation claim with his employer’s insurer. Michael Dodd began his tenure at the department in 2016 when he started working as a patrolman. In 2017, he was promoted to Patrolman First Class… Read More »

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