Emerging laws protect the internet privacy of employees and students

Way back in 1970, futurist and science fiction author Arthur C. Clarke effectively predicted the Internet, describing it as a synchronous system of satellites. In 1995 that prediction came true for the layperson when restrictions on Internet use to carry commercial traffic were lifted. The Internet as we know it is no longer in its infancy,  … Read more

Can I receive workers’ comp benefits in Georgia for a mental injury?

In the ongoing series where I discuss injuries that may or may not be covered by workers’ compensation benefits, so far I’ve discussed burn injuries and slip and fall injuries. Among the injuries listed on our firm’s website are psychiatric and psychological injuries, and I’ll address those today. Most people equate on the job injuries with the physical, but  … Read more

Italian Supreme Court rules brain tumor + work-related cellphone usage = a valid workers’ compensation claim!

We’ve all heard the speculation about the potential harm common modern conveniences like cell phones and laptops can do to our bodies, but a landmark case in Italy may be a game-changer legally. Italian businessman Innocenzo Marcolini is the director of a company who reportedly used a mobile phone for at least five to six hours a  … Read more

N.Y. court finds rape victim’s settlement subject to subrogation

Last week a New York appellate court ruled that a civil settlement received by a New York rape victim can be subrogated by the workers’ compensation insurer covering her injuries. Subrogation is the practice of substituting one party for another where a claim or right is concerned. As a result of this decision, the victim’s insurer can  … Read more

Study shows that insomnia responsible for costly errors and accidents on the job

It’s well-known that people who suffer insomnia have more health issues overall, but now studies show that they have a higher incidence of accidents and errors on the job. As a result, insomniacs cost employers more in errors and injuries. A team of researchers led by Harvard PhD Ronald C. Kessler found that insomnia was  … Read more

Meningitis outbreak could be of concern to workers with injured backs

It’s not terribly uncommon for workers with back injuries to receive steroid injections for relief as part of their treatment under their workers’ compensation benefits. What is uncommon is workers getting sick and even dying as a result of being given these injections. In an alarming turn, that’s what’s occurring in several states. Five people  … Read more

New WCRI study shows some services underutilized by workers’ comp doctors

According to the just-released results of a study by the Workers’ Compensation Research Institute, nearly one in twelve workers injured on the job and given narcotics are still on them three to six months later. The report released on the study, ‘Longer-Term Use of Opioids,’ asserts that this is a result of few doctors following recommended  … Read more

How long will it take my Atlanta injury attorney to handle my car accident case?

Most people who suffer injuries as a result of a Georgia car accident aren’t really familiar with how their case may unfold. A frequent question is, “How long will it take you to handle my case?” Cases can generally be classified into three categories: Class I, Class II, and Class III. According to these classifications,  … Read more