Disability insurance policy definitions impact available benefits

Posted on January 1, 2019 in
Long-term disability insurance policies often vary in how they define disability. The distinction is between whether an individual can still work in his or her own occupation versus any occupation following an injury or illness. A policy definition can affect available benefits.If a surgeon loses the necessary use of his hands due to Parkinson's...
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Georgia Workers’ Compensation for Injured Truck Drivers

Posted on January 1, 2019 in
Drivers in the transportation industry have difficult jobs. Much of the job is sedentary, but for most drivers their jobs require some heavy lifting. Semi truck drivers may be required to unload deliveries when they arrive at their destination. UPS drivers on the other extreme are in and out of their trucks all day...
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Study suggests distraction is a serious issue for older drivers, too

Posted on January 1, 2019 in
A new study suggests that cell phone use isn’t just a problem among young drivers; a sizable proportion of older drivers also engage in this risky habit.Distracted driving is often seen as a habit that is widespread among young people and especially risky for these novice drivers. As a result, distracted driving laws and...
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Parents of Facebook Phony Can Be Liable for Defamation

Posted on January 1, 2019 in
Greg Land , Daily ReportThe parents of a teenager who created a Facebook page purporting to show a classmate making profane and racist comments can be held liable for defamation because they allowed the page to remain online for nearly a year after it was discovered, Georgia appeals judges have ruled.The Oct. 10 decision...
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Mandatory interlock device law may save lives in Georgia

Posted on January 1, 2019 in
Ignition interlock devices have proven to decrease the DUI fatality rate in other states, but Georgia has yet to strengthen IID laws.Although Georgia law enforces strict penalties for people who choose to drive while drunk, many people continue to get behind the wheel after drinking. In fact, research shows that before drunk drivers are...
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