Google’s “driverless” car is safer and less accident-prone than you are!

Several movies have depicted a driverless car as an everyday convenience that we’ll experience in the future. Remember Johnny Cab from ‘Total Recall’, anyone? Welcome to the future! Wait, you didn’t know that we’re in the future? Well, we are, except this future features no annoying animatronic cabbie. Instead, we can boast a driverless car  … Read more

I believe bullying at work led to my injury. Am I entitled to Georgia workers’ comp benefits?

Back in February, the state of Hawaii introduced a bill that, had it passed, would have made workplace bullying an occupational safety violation. Ultimately that meant that Senate Bill 2487 proposed to make victims of workplace bullying and harassment eligible for workers’ compensation. We’re in a time when jobs are hard to come by and where workers  … Read more

I burned myself at work. Can I get workers’ comp benefits in Georgia?

Sometimes people who need the services of an Atlanta workers’ compensation lawyer don’t have a firm idea about what constitutes an actionable injury, or what injuries are covered. I’d like to begin addressing that. To help educate the people of our community who are seeking information, from time to time I’m going to discuss one of the injuries  … Read more

Chicago workers’ compensation case not so cut and dry for widow seeking restitution

In an interesting case from Illinois, workers’ compensation was found as an exclusive remedy for the widow of a man killed on the job. The term ‘exclusive remedy’ means that any benefits provided under workers’ compensation are the only remedy (or, in simpler language, ‘monetary award’) available to injured employees or, as in this case,  … Read more

If a restaurant employee chokes on the restaurant’s food, is that a workers’ comp claim?

If I said to you, “Off the top of your head, name three workers’ comp-related things that could happen to a waiter in a restaurant,” what might come to mind? A slip and fall, a burn, trauma from a robbery, even. Out of all the negative things that could happen to a restaurant worker in  … Read more

South Carolina limits workers’ compensation benefits for law enforcment

The South Carolina Supreme Court may have forgotten one important detail when they handed down recent decision regarding workers’ comp and police officers: When a police officer has to shoot (and possibly kill) a suspect in the line of duty, he is working. When you work, you are supposed to be entitled to workers’ compensation  … Read more

Proposed changes to workers’ compensation insurance for military contractors could save taxpayers a bundle

“There is absolutely no reason American taxpayers should be lining the pockets of private insurance companies.” That’s the opinion of Representative Elijah Cummings, a Maryland Democrat who is seeking change to current laws for the insuring of civilian military contractors working here in the States and abroad. Cummings is the ranking member of the House  … Read more

What are the benefits of camera technology for the Georgia car accident victim?

The average Georgia citizen may not realize this, but video cameras are quite prevalent around Atlanta.  There are a series of them covering all major highways, and more and more are at major intersections. Most law enforcement personnel now have video and audio recording devices as standard equipment in cruisers, where they are set to  … Read more