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Blog Posts in June, 2017

  • Common Workplace Injuries for Truck Drivers

    Commercial truck drivers have an immensely difficult job. Not only are they responsible for a vehicle that ways dozens of tons, they also have to safely navigate it across our highways, manage the cargo, and continually stay focused mile after mile, day after day. As a result, commercial truck drivers actually have a pretty dangerous job. Drivers are injured in many different ways, whether it’s ...
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  • Five Common Workers' Comp Myths

    There’s no denying it: workers’ compensation law is complex. If you have been injured on the job, you may be considering filing a workers’ compensation claim, but you might not know where to begin. Some of the information we often hear people say they heard from friends and family or found online isn’t exactly helpful either. In fact, we’ve been presented with a number of these workers’ ...
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  • How to Document Your Workers' Comp Claim

    If you have been injured on the job, then you may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. However, they aren’t going to just be given to you as soon as you are injured—you’ll need to file a claim and then prove to your employer and their insurance company that you should receive these benefits. Insurance companies and employers have the right to investigate these claims in order to make ...
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  • Can I Claim Workers’ Compensation for Skin Problems?

    Skin conditions tend to happen gradually over a period of time, but that does not mean they are not covered by workers’ compensation. If you developed a skin condition or disease on the job, you might be entitled to workers’ compensation, depending on the specifics of your condition. To be eligible for benefits, you must prove you developed it as a direct result of your occupation. Conditions ...
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  • Understanding Maximum Medical Improvement

    When you are injured on the job and file a workers’ compensation claim, you’ll likely have to see a doctor periodically to get checkups and further treatment so your injury can heal. Over time, your condition will improve, but there may come a point where you stop improving without ever reaching full healing. This is known as “maximum medical improvement,” or MMI for short, and reaching this point ...
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