Category: Workers’ Compensation Insurance


Does workers’ compensation pay more for medical care than group health insurance?

A recent report by the Workers Compensation Research Institute indicates that workers’ compensation plans have to pay out more on the whole for treatment than employer-sponsored group or private health plans. The independent think tank is based in Cambridge, Massachusetts and looked at sixteen states for this study. In over two-thirds of them, medical payouts on workers’  … Read more

The Price is Wrong for Gameshow Contestant Caught Committing Workers’ Comp Fraud

According to media spin, in more cases than not employees are out to get over on their bosses and workers’ comp insurers in whatever way they can. Mainstream media would have you believe that claimants are irresponsible, greedy, and looking for a ‘free ride.’ As an experienced Atlanta workers’ compensation attorney, I can assure you that this is  … Read more

If you’re going to get hurt at work in Georgia, do it before July 1, 2013

Starting Monday, July 1, 2013, workers’ compensation medical benefits will be drastically reduced for injured workers in Georgia. GA House Bill 154, passed by the Georgia General Assembly a few months ago, will be effective next week. One of its provisions is that medical benefits for injured workers will stop at 400 weeks (like income benefits  … Read more

Isn’t pain level important when evaluating a workers’ compensation claim? One state says “no.”

The North Dakota State Legislature is considering a bill that could dramatically alter how pain and its relation to pre-existing medical conditions are interpreted in future worker’s compensation decisions. House Bill 1163 would amend an existing law, adding language that says pain is only a symptom and not a sign that a pre-existing condition is worsening.  … Read more

Ohio employers win $860 million after overcharged by workers’ compensation insurer

A Cuyahoga County judge has awarded nearly $860 million in restitution to a group of Ohio employers involved in a class-action lawsuit that began in 2007. The suit claimed that the Ohio Bureau of Worker’s Compensation, which provides worker’s compensation benefits to about two-thirds of Ohio’s workforce, overcharged the more than 270,000 employers for worker’s compensation  … Read more

Back injuries are nothing to mess with….and neither is actress Sharon Stone!

Sharon Stone is apparently in need of sensitivity training and maybe a house manager so that she can be hands-off with the staff. Apparently she doesn’t know when enough’s enough, nor that back problems are legitimate work injuries and can be debilitating long-term if not headed off at the pass. Last month Angelica Castillo, former  … Read more

How workers’ compensation insurers manipulate data to raise premiums!

In New York state, there is a discussion going on regarding workers’ compensation and the high cost of doing business in New York. This is a result of a request by insurance carriers to increase workers’ compensation rates earlier this year. It was estimated that the proposed increase would cost $500 million to New York employers. Does  … Read more

If I’m receiving workers’ comp benefits in Georgia, can I still work?

In 2004, Garry McBee injured his right shoulder on the job. At the time, he was working for Blue Ribbon Rentals, Inc. in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. As a result of his injury, he received temporary total disability benefits from October 2004 to March 2006. That seems pretty straightforward, right? It is, until you get to  … Read more

Georgia’s cracking down on businesses who shuck their duty to provide workers’ compensation coverage for employees.

The state of Georgia requires most employers with three or more full-time, part-time or seasonal employees to offer workers’ comp benefits. Any business found in non-compliance with coverage requirements faces civil penalties of up to $5,000 per violation as well as possible prison time. Some companies in Georgia seem to think that workers’ compensation insurance  … Read more