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Blog Posts in 2018

  • What You Need to Watch Out for with Your Workers’ Comp Adjuster

    Working with a workers’ compensation adjuster can be a little overwhelming and, generally, their goal is to ensure they minimize the number of benefits you receive. They might even try to delay or outright deny your claim to save money for the insurance company they work for. One way to navigate this situation is to know exactly what kind of tactics you can expect from an insurance adjuster, so ...
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  • Common Mistakes Made in Workers’ Comp Claims

    After suffering an injury at work, it is important to follow through the workers’ compensation process to ensure you obtain the benefits you are entitled to. Unfortunately, many employees make a number of mistakes and missteps along the way that prevent them from receiving their workers’ compensation benefits. What kind of mistakes should you avoid and what can you do to prevent your claim from ...
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  • Why Did My Employer Deny My Workers' Compensation Claim?

    If you suffered a workplace injury and your claim was denied by your employer, you are likely stressed out and trying to decide how to cover the costs of your medical bills and missed time from work. However, you have the right to challenge a denial through the workers’ compensation appeals process. Make sure you understand the reasons why your employer denied your claim to begin with. Your ...
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  • Who is Covered by Workers’ Compensation Insurance?

    Generally, most workers who sustain injuries or develop occupational illnesses are able to recover workers’ compensation benefits. This applies to both full-time and part-time employees as long as the injury or illness was sustained during the course of their employment. That said, not all employees are eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. Do you know if you would be able to obtain ...
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  • Common Workplace Shoulder Injuries

    Many injuries that are acquired in the workplace are developed over a span of time rather than sustained in a one-time incident. Shoulder injuries are some of the most common injuries workers experience and tend to vary in severity, depending on the type of work that was performed and for how long the worker performed the tasks that led to the injury. Although many insurance companies attempt to ...
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  • Common Occupational Injuries for Healthcare Workers

    Healthcare workers have an incredibly important job. In fact, the healthcare industry is one of the fastest growing job markets. Unfortunately, the people whom we look to for help when it comes to caring for our wellbeing are also at a high risk for suffering a vast range of injuries on the job. The healthcare industry is physically demanding and often takes a toll on workers as a result. If you ...
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  • Can I Sue My Employer and File for Workers’ Compensation?

    Regardless of the injury or illness you developed on the job, you will likely have to file a workers’ compensation claim to recover benefits. However, this does not mean that there are never any occasions that call for a personal injury lawsuit, wherein an employee can recover damages. Generally, it is more beneficial for employees to file a workers’ compensation claim since it eliminates the ...
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  • Toxic Exposure and Workers’ Compensation Claims: What You Need to Know

    When we think of injuries that warrant workers’ compensation benefits, we tend to think of broken bones, back injuries, and severe lacerations sustained in accidents. For many, however, injuries and occupational illnesses come in an entirely different form. Exposure to toxic chemicals can result in serious conditions and injuries that could affect an individual for the rest of his or her life. If ...
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  • What You Need to Know About Workplace Violence Injuries

    In most cases, when an employee sustains an injury at work, it is the result of an accident. You might have smashed your hand while using dangerous machinery, or slipped and fell on a wet floor. However, sometimes your co-workers or customers could be a potential hazard in your work environment. In fact, according to the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), nearly 2 million ...
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  • Returning to Work After an Injury

    After being injured at work, you will want to begin your path toward recovery, so you can resume your job duties. Of course, no matter how eager you or your employer are for you to return to your job, it is critical not to do this before you are physically able to or you will only make your injuries worse. As such, there are some things you need to consider and think of before you begin to plan ...
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  • Your Rights as an Injured Worker

    Even when an employer provides a reasonably safe and healthy environment for employees, it is still possible to be injured or to develop a harmful condition due to performing job duties. However, to protect employees, every state has a system that assists employees when they suffer from work-related injuries and illnesses. If you are unsure of what your rights are in the event of sustaining an ...
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  • How Do Pre-Existing Conditions or Injuries Affect My Workers' Compensation Claim?

    Filing for workers’ compensation benefits can sometimes be a little complicated, especially since it is often a first-time experience for many. If you have a pre-existing condition, the process can get a little trickier, particularly if the pre-existing condition somehow relates to your claim. If your medical records show that you suffer from a herniated disk and you later injure your back while ...
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  • What Records Do I Need to Keep For My Claim?

    Organized and detailed record-keeping is critical in just about any legal matter, including workers’ compensation cases. In fact, doing so can increase your chances of receiving these important benefits and, if you end up in a dispute with the insurance company, you will have the proof you need to support your claim. Of course, if you have never dealt with this type of matter before, you might not ...
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  • Common Reasons Why Workers’ Compensation Claims Are Denied

    If you were injured at work and denied workers’ compensation benefits, leaving you to face the consequences of your work injury without any assistance, now is a good time to take a moment to understand why your claim might have been denied and what your course of action might be moving forward. In some cases, the denial might have been valid, but oftentimes, employers simply do not want their ...
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  • The Most Dangerous Occupations in America

    There are a vast number of jobs out there and while any one of them can become dangerous and cause injuries to workers, some are simply more hazardous than others by their very nature. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2014, there were 4,821 fatal occupational injuries, the majority of which occurred in just a handful of sectors. We have compiled a list of some of the most dangerous ...
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