Category: Workers’ Compensation

Under state workers’ compensation laws, employees who are injured at work are barred from suing their employers for compensation for their injuries. Workers are limited to the compensation that is available under the workers’ compensation system. If, however, a third-party shares responsibility for a work-related accident, the injured party may be able to bring a

Repetitive trauma injuries are known by many names including repetitive stress injuries, repetitive strain injuries, repetitive motion injuries, cumulative trauma disorders and regional musculoskeletal disorders among others. All of these terms describe the same type of condition. A repetitive trauma injury is one that is caused by the repetition of a specific action or task.

When most people think of workers’ compensation claims, they don’t think of office worker injuries. Because office workers typically sit at their desks throughout the day, they are perceived to be at very little risk of injury. Construction worker injuries are expected because working at a construction site seems dangerous. On the other hand, an office does not seem

Did You Know?
  • If you are injured at work you may be able to recover compensation through a workers’ compensation claim as well as by filing a personal injury claim against responsible third parties.
  • A signed liability waiver may not be enough to bar your personal injury claim if willful acts or negligence caused your injuries.
  • Some SSDI claims qualify for expedited processing, allowing claimants to obtain approval in a matter of days or weeks.

The symptoms of Legionnaires’ disease are similar to lung infections like pneumonia. You may experience a headache, fever, shortness of breath, diarrhea, or muscle aches. The disease spreads through water from hot tubs, spa pools, showers, taps, and humidifiers. You may catch it from inhaling contaminated water droplets.  Legionnaires’ disease currently has no vaccine. Constructing

When injured on the job as an employee, you will rely on workers’ compensation insurance to cover damages, such as your medical bills. However, the insurance company may not make this process easy for you. It may use several workers’ comp delay tactics to deny or reduce your claim. These tactics include a lack of communication,

Taking the right steps with the help of a workers’ compensation claim checklist may help you successfully recover compensation after sustaining a work injury. Here, you’ll learn about the process and what you can expect when filing a claim with workers’ comp insurance companies. What Types of Workers’ Comp Benefits Can You Recover? If you

Across the U.S., Amazon warehouses are putting workers at risk of injuries in the workplace. These warehouses comprise fulfillment centers that ship and receive goods, pack and unpack them, and serve other purposes in Amazon’s global operations. As the world’s largest online retailer, Amazon has set up many warehouses across the country, and workers have complained

Accident victims may be able to get a back injury settlement without surgery. The value of the settlement, however, will depend on the severity of the back injury. Apart from surgery, other factors may increase the amount of compensation you’re able to recover in a negligence case involving a back injury.  You should understand what goes