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June 2019 Archives

Insurer ordered to cover cost of Georgia employee’s injuries

A Georgia construction company that does greenhouse repair and maintenance apparently inaccurately filled out an application for a workers’ compensation insurance policy. The insurance agent indicated on the new policy that the company only did work here in Georgia, but the reality was that it did much of its business outside of the state.

Can I be fired for filing a workers’ compensation claim?

When someone sustains an injury at work, it is common for them to worry about how their employer will react to them filing a workers’ compensation claim. They might fear getting fired, having their hours cut, or losing their employer’s respect. Add this anxiety to medical bills already adding up and time missed from work, and it is easy to become overwhelmed.

The significant safety risks to Georgia's public workers

At the end of last month, Georgia media outlets delivered the shocking and tragic news that a Virginia Beach city worker quit his job and then a few hours later opened fire on coworkers. He killed 11 city employees and wounded four others, as well as a police officer, in one of the deadliest cases of workplace violence in recent history.

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