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More than 3,300 workers at Tyson Foods plants will split $2.9 million in back pay to compensate them for time it took them to put on and take off protective gear. The decision came Tuesday from the U.S. Supreme Court, in a case that revolved around the question of whether the workers could band together…

Kim Kardashian was sued Tuesday by the workers’ compensation carrier, Applied Risk Services, for a company that employed a man who says he was injured in a 2014 Beverly Hills collision involving a car driven by the reality star. Applied Risk Services Inc. filed the lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court, seeking unspecified damages. Linares sued…

House Representative Jason Shaw and Chad Nimmer are leading the charge in a bill introduced, as it states in the summary, ” A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Chapter 9 of Title 34 of the O.C.G.A., relating to workers’ compensation, so as to change certain provisions relating to workers’ compensation insurance, awards, benefits,…

Death benefits are available to the dependent spouse and minor children of an employee who has died due to on-the-job injuries. This workers’ compensation benefit is payable at the rate of two-thirds of the deceased employee’s average weekly wage at the time of the accident, up to a maximum of $550 per week. In addition,…

Workers’ compensation insurance carriers frequently request that an injured worker give a recorded statement by telephone prior to accepting his claim. It is inadvisable to consent to a recorded statement without first obtaining the services of a workers’ compensation attorney. A workers’ compensation attorney can best prepare you for the sorts of questions that will…

YES, an injured worker entitled to out-of-pocket expenses. Any out of pocket expenses that an injured worker incurs throughout the course of his workers comp claim may be submitted to the insurance adjuster for reimbursement. These expenses include but not limited to, mileage to and from medical appointments, prescription medicine refills, and costs of an…

Not all workers’ compensation claims can be successfully resolved without going through the litigation process. A key component of the litigation process is your deposition. Most workers’ compensation depositions of an injured worker follow a similar pattern and cover similar topics. The following list includes questions an injured workers is ordinary asked. Personal Information About…

Injured workers cannot receive any compensation for pain and suffering for their workers compensation claim in the state of Georgia While injured parties are entitled to receive awards for pain and suffering in other types of cases, Georgia Workers’ Compensation law expressly prohibits this. This is so because, in Georgia, workers’ compensation is a no…

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