Most common workers comp claims
- There are four most common warehouse workplace injury lawyers that come across daily.
- Back injuries are one of the top injuries that a workers’ compensation attorney frequently handles.
- Head and brain injuries sustained in warehouses can cause some of the most serious, life-altering consequences for workers trying to earn a living.
- Unsafe work condition injuries are some of the most common warehouse worker injuries and catastrophic or fatal workplace accidents are some of the most heartbreaking.
Injured farm worker wants sanctions for non-payment
- A worker who was injured while cleaning a leaf trimmer at a cannabis farm claims the device maker has not paid her the negotiated settlement.
- She is asking Colorado federal judge to award attorney fees and other sanctions for the delay.
- The woman decided to settle because she is facing “extreme economic hardship.
- She wants sanctions against Keirton Inc. equal to her settlement, which would be split with nonprofit legal groups.
Georgia business owners arrested for fraud
- Two business owners pleaded guilty to multiple felony counts of insurance fraud and forgery as part of a $54 million workers’ compensation scheme.
- Wesley Owens was the owner and chief executive of Bison Workforce Solutions, a professional employer organization based outside of Atlanta.
- An investigation found the company failed to pay about $29 million in premiums and bilked customers out of $25.5 million in fees they thought they were paying for comp coverage.
- Owens would obtain workers’ compensation insurance for his company and then would use the documents provided to it by the insurance company to generate fraudulent certificates.
Research to help prevent workplace fatalities
- Workplace fatality rates increased in 2021, with more than 5,000 workers dying, according to the latest report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
- The National Safety Council released a new white paper to help keep workers safe.
- Rapidly summarizes written reports and extracts quantitative insights and sentiments, and may be used to enhance productivity and streamline safety.
- Predictive and prescriptive analytics engines can be configured to predict incidents before they occur and produce recommendations.