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Taking the First Steps in a Workers’ Compensation Claim

Workers’ Compensation is designed to provide benefits to those who suffer a work-related injury or disease without the need for litigation. The injured worker does not need to prove the employer was negligent and the employer cannot avoid paying benefits by claiming the injury was the fault of the employee. But, there are steps that Read More Taking the First Steps in a Workers’ Compensation Claim

Most Common Workers’ Compensation Questions

Workers’ compensation is designed for workers who suffer from job-related injuries to receive medical care and other benefits without having to prove their employer was negligent. In exchange, employers may not claim the injury was the fault of the worker. It sounds simple enough, but it can be a complicated issue and many questions often Read More Most Common Workers’ Compensation Questions

Common Workers’ Compensation Injuries

Workers’ compensation is a no-fault insurance plan provided by employers to compensate employees for injuries they receive in the workplace. It was designed to allow workers to collect damages without having to file a lawsuit to prove their employer was negligent. In turn, employers cannot avoid liability by claiming employees were responsible for their own Read More Common Workers’ Compensation Injuries

The Difference Between Personal Injury and Workers’ Compensation Claims

Although personal injury cases and workers’ compensation claims both involve people who are injured, incur medical expenses and lose wages due to time off work, there are two major differences in how they are resolved: 1) personal injury claims require proof that the person who caused the injury was negligent. Workers’ compensation claims do no Read More The Difference Between Personal Injury and Workers’ Compensation Claims

Types of Benefits in Workers’ Compensation Settlements

If you are thinking about settling your workers’ compensation claim, there are some important things to consider. You want to have enough information so that you do not sign a document that does not adequately provide you compensation and prevents you from ever reopening your claim if you later discover you still need medical treatment Read More Types of Benefits in Workers’ Compensation Settlements

Pros and Cons of Accepting a Workers’ Comp Settlement

Being injured in any type of accident is stressful. Medical expenses pile up and you lose wages due to your inability to work. Workers’ compensation insurers often make an early settlement offer, knowing you will be tempted to accept it since you need the money. Before you do, you need to consult an experienced workers’ Read More Pros and Cons of Accepting a Workers’ Comp Settlement

Legal Options After a Construction Injury

Construction work is inherently dangerous, however, this danger doesn’t prevent an individual from legal remedies. Due to the dangerous nature of work involved not only with the process involved with construction, but also with construction sites, there a multiple options available to an individual that finds his or herself injured as a result of construction. Read More Legal Options After a Construction Injury

Unpaid Workers’ Compensation Medical Bills & Collections

Unpaid Medical Bills & Collections in Workers’ Compensation In an accepted workers’ compensation case, all related medical bills should be paid by the employer’s workers’ compensation insurance carrier.  In theory, an injured worker should never see a medical bill much less hear from a collection agency chasing down an unpaid medical bill.  Unfortunately, in the Read More Unpaid Workers’ Compensation Medical Bills & Collections

blood tube collection, occupational disease risks

Occupational Diseases

Occupational Diseases and Workers’ Compensation With all of the buzz in the media about the threat of Ebola, a rare and deadly disease with a fatality rate of up to 90%, it leads me to question what exactly is considered an occupational disease and whether it is compensable under workers’ compensation. Firstly, in order for Read More Occupational Diseases

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Injured At Work? How Do I Pay My Bills?

If You’re Injured At Work How Do I Pay My Bills? If you have been injured on the job and your claim has been accepted by the insurance carrier, then you are entitled to receive a weekly check when your doctor has written you out of work due to your injury or given you work restrictions Read More Injured At Work? How Do I Pay My Bills?