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Myrtle Beach Facing Several Lawsuits From Former Employees

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Some folks just don’t get that they too must follow the law. Several Myrtle Beach employees, including a 36-year veteran of City have filed lawsuits claiming that they were attacked, fired, and lied about so that workers’ compensation claims could be denied. One of the plaintiffs, who worked for Myrtle Beach for 36 years,… Read More »

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Gig Economy And Georgia Workers’ Compensation Laws

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The “gig economy” is a term for the transition from typical employer-employee relationships to business-to-contractor relationships. While more and more folks are entering the gig economy as a way to earn extra money, more still are relying on contractor labor to provide for themselves and their families. As for employers, they benefit in several… Read More »

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Setting Up Your Online Workers’ Compensation Account With Sedgwick: A Step By Step Guide

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If you have an accepted Georgia workers’ compensation claim being managed by Sedgwick CMS and are receiving weekly workers’ compensation checks, you can create an online account at www.mysedgwick.com. Once you have an account set up you will be able to access information about your claim, including the dates and amounts of the most… Read More »

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Family Files Lawsuit After Worker Dies Of COVID

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The family of a worker who was employed by the state’s mental health department has filed a lawsuit against the government to gain access to records that they believe showed that the government was negligent. According to the complaint, the deceased worker was exposed to another employee who was showing signs of the virus… Read More »

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Deaths At Meat Plants Higher Than Previously Reported

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The poultry and meat industry is a big business in Georgia. It employs thousands of workers across over a dozen cities. These workers labor every day in challenging conditions, and during the Covid-19 pandemic they have continued to work as essential workers, despite the dangers posed by the Coronavirus. Now the Wall Street Journal… Read More »

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Federal Judge Upholds Vaccine Mandate For Employees

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The Biden Administration recently announced that all employers with more than 100 employees are required to ensure that their workers are vaccinated. This means that workers will no longer have a choice as to whether or not they get the vaccine. While several workers have filed lawsuits attempting to get around the new law,… Read More »

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Pandemic Wreaks Havoc On Workers’ Compensation Claims

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As the pandemic raged on, essential workers were required to show up for work and risk infection. Meanwhile, their workers’ compensation insurers were sweating over the possibility of paying out pandemic-related claims. This resulted in a situation where the insurers were denying these claims on the basis that the worker could not prove where… Read More »

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Liberty Mutual, Travelers, And Hartford Workers’ Compensation Cases In Georgia

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Every employer in Georgia that has at least three employees is required to purchase workers’ compensation insurance. This insurance is meant to provide medical treatment and possibly income benefits should one of the employer’s workers suffer an on-the-job injury. Most workers going about their daily job duties are not even aware of which company… Read More »

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Intel Settles Lawsuit After Contractor Is Killed

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Intel recently settled a lawsuit related to the 2017 death of a contractor who was crushed inside of a large machine that he was servicing. According to the lawsuit, another employee turned on the machine while the worker was inside. The contractor was performing routine maintenance at an Intel factory when the incident occurred…. Read More »

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Third Party Administrators (TPAs) And Georgia Workers’ Compensation Claims

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If your workers’ compensation claim is being managed by a third party administrator, like Gallagher Bassett, Sedgwick CMS, or Broadspire, you may be frustrated right now. Your weekly check may be late, or it may not have started at all. You may be waiting for the physical therapy or the MRI that your doctor… Read More »

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