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Some Workers Sickened by COVID-19 Face an Extra Challenge: Proving Where They Got It (NBC News, August 1, 2020)
Workers’ compensation laws differ in every State and United States Territory. There are even federal workers’ compensation laws for federal employees, which are different than…
Families File First Wave of COVID-19 Lawsuits Against Companies Over Workers Deaths (Wall Street Journal article, July 30, 2020)
On July 30, 2020, the Wall Street Journal published an article about employees (and their families) filing lawsuits against their employers for COVID-19 exposures. The…
Welcome to Our New Website and Blog
Welcome to the new website and blog for The Sumwalt Group. From time to time, we post articles that are of interest to the types…
Vernon Sumwalt speaks at the Southern Trial Lawyers Convention
Vernon Sumwalt speaks at the Southern Trial Lawyers Convention in New Orleans on new opportunities to get around the exclusive remedy shield of workers’ compensation.
Best Lawyers vs. Best Lawyering: When Listening Is Better Than Having the Answer
Cal called the first week of November and asked if we could meet at Starbucks. “Sure thing,” I said, without hesitation. Now, you have to…
Workers’ Compensation for Coronavirus
Can you get workers’ compensation for coronavirus? Not unless your job exposes you to a higher risk of contracting it compared to the general public.