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Blog Posts in 2018

  • 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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  • What You Should Know About Light Duty Work

    For injured employees, the ultimate goal of workers’ compensation is to help make life easier for them, allowing them the time to recover from their injuries before returning to work. However, in cases when an employee’s doctor places light duty restrictions on his or her return to work or an employer offers a worker the chance to return and perform light duty work while he or she is still ...
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  • Most Common Occupational Illnesses

    Every year, thousands of workers file claims after sustaining an injury or illness at work caused by a variety of factors, including the demands of the occupation itself. These claims do not necessarily have to involve a one-time accident that results in harm to the employee. In fact, they often include injuries and illnesses that develop over a greater span of time. If you developed an ...
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  • Most Common Construction Site Accidents

    It is no secret that construction work is one of the most dangerous occupations, yet also one of the most vital to a functioning society. We rely on construction workers to build the homes we live in and pave the roads we commute on. However, given all of the heavy machinery and power tools that are generally necessary for this industry, it is incredibly easy for these workers to be injured on the ...
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  • What Workers’ Compensation Insurance Companies Know About You

    Once you take the crucial step of filing your workers’ compensation claim, the insurance company handling your claim will begin obtaining background information about you. This is something that can be accomplished without ever having to contact our even question you, so whatever you do, make sure you never provide false or inaccurate information since they will easily be able to disprove this ...
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  • How the Workers’ Comp Appeals Process Works

    If your workers’ compensation claim was denied, this is not the end of the road for you. The next step would be to move forward with the appeals process. For many, this is likely a first-time experience, which means you might be unclear about how to process works. First, it is vital that you seek the assistance of a skilled legal professional who is experienced in handling such cases. He or she ...
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  • How to Move Your Workers’ Comp Claim Case Along

    Workers’ compensation cases can take quite some time and, if this is the first time you have ever filed one, you might feel like it is taking forever. While it is important to have patience and to keep in mind that it can be several months or years before an insurance company reaches a resolution, there are a few ways to speed things along. Here are some tips to help you pick up the pace on your ...
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  • Things to Know Before Settling Your Claim

    When you receive a lump sum settlement offer for your workers’ compensation claim, chances are you might be tempted to take it, especially if you are facing some serious medical expenses, but you need to think carefully before you decide whether or not this is the best decision for you and your future. Taking the time to weigh the pros and cons of this option can help ensure that you are not taken ...
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  • How Long Do I Have to File a Workers’ Compensation Claim?

    When you sustain an injury in your place of work, it is imperative that you understand what is required of you to ensure you receive the workers’ compensation benefits you are entitled to. Failing to do so might result in your inability to receive any of these vital benefits, which is absolutely the last thing you want or need. Meeting certain deadlines for submitting necessary paperwork is among ...
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  • Brain Injuries Are Common in Many Occupations

    Employers are obligated to provide a safe work environment for their employees to prevent them from sustaining avoidable injuries. Unfortunately, not all employers take this responsibility seriously and, as a result, workers are harmed. Some of the most common accidents that occur in the workplace lead to brain injuries, which can be mild or incredibly severe and life-altering. Whether you work in ...
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