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Insurance Companies Do Not Exist To Pay Out Benefits! They exist to take in premiums.

I spend all day every day at work dealing with insurance companies. One thing I can tell you for sure is that insurance companies do not exist to pay out benefits. They exist to take in premiums and make money. Here is an example in two parts out of Florida. A
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Reports of the labor movement’s death! Greatly Exaggerated!

When I went to college at the University of Chicago, there was a professor of economics there who won the Nobel Prize, named Milton Friedman. Professor Friedman wrote a paper documenting that unions, in general, provided increased wages, not just for their employees and members, but for nearby employees who were not unionized. He argued
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I’m sure all of you have heard of workers’ compensation fraud! Here are the Facts!

I’m sure all of you have heard of workers’ compensation fraud. It is usually used in the context of working people attempting to steal money from employers and insurance companies. It was certainly a major part of the message that drove the changes in the law that occurred in 1990 and 1995. SAIF Corporation and
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Do Not Make This Mistake! Several Clients Have Made This Mistake

RRecently, I had the opportunity to meet with several clients who all made the same mistake. It is imperative when you meet with whatever medical professional you see for the first time on a claim, to tell that medical professional everything that you feel is wrong with you at that time. It is a
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An injured person is not in the best position to advocate for him or herself

I’m sure I’ve posted about this before, but the injured person is not in the best position to advocate for him or herself. Lawyers have an old joke which, unfortunately, is mostly correct: “A lawyer who represents himself (or herself) has a fool for a client.” I remember many, many years ago I was
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OSHA exists to promulgate regulations requiring workplaces be safe!

At the federal level, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) exists to promulgate regulations requiring workplaces be safe and to investigate when there are problems in a workplace to determine whether OSHA regulations were followed and whether the employer should be fined or required to change its way of doing business. States are allowed
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In our practice, we are fortunate to represent a number of healthcare employees!

In our practice, we are fortunate to represent a number of healthcare employees. Nursing and other healthcare occupations can be very dangerous. I represented a number of people who work for the Oregon State psychiatric hospitals, and they routinely get attacked by their patients.There are other safety hazards that nurses, CNAs, and so forth have
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Legislation is being introduced to prohibit forced arbitration clauses!

While it is always uncertain what legislation can get passed (particularly when you have shared control with the Democrats in control of the house and the Republicans in control of the Senate), it is good to see that there is now some push being made to restore some worker rights vis a vis their employers.
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