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Not All Vehicles Have Insurance

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Have you ever thought about drivers of forklifts, a Cushman cart, Zambonis, road smoothers (like the one pictured, left), or other vehicles ?  What would happen if these motorized vehicles were involved in an accident ? Would the driver’s own automobile insurance, purchased to protect him/her and his/her household in the event of a motor vehicle

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Use of Mediation in Workers’ Compensation Cases: Swift Solution and Fair Resolution

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Workers who are injured on the job and unable to continue their employment may be eligible to collect benefits under their employer’s workers’ compensation insurance (WC) policy.  Sometimes taking many months or even years to bring to closure, WC cases involving permanent injury, lengthy disability from work, or multiple injuries are complex, costly, and often

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Employer Fraud in the Context of Workers’ Compensation

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A recent story out of Miami, Florida highlights the need for closer monitoring of businesses for financial impropriety, including workers’ compensation fraud. In this case, the owners of two local businesses — a supermarket and a tax preparation company — were arrested for such crimes as money laundering, organized scheme to defraud (first-degree felonies), multiple

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How Much is a Permanency Rating (PPD Rating) Worth?

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In our last post, we explained what a permanency rating is (sometimes known as a Partial Permanent Disability or PPD rating). The next logical question is — How Much is it Worth? Let’s use an example of an injured worker who gets a PPD rating of 47% on his leg.  How will his award amount

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