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Workers Compensation Claim Time Limit to File

By | 2018-10-24T21:45:40+00:00 October 24th, 2018|Workers' Comp Claims|

People get hurt on the job in a lot of different ways. The workers’ comp claim time limit is the same regardless of the severity of your injuries. The time limit, called the ‘statute of limitations,’ is different in every state. If you fail to file a claim during the allotted time frame, you could

Maximum Medical Improvement (MMI) and Workers Compensation

By | 2018-10-11T21:51:13+00:00 October 11th, 2018|Worker's Compensation|

Getting injured at work and filing a workers’ compensation claim is an introduction to a lot of legal terms and jargon. One of the most controversial terms related to workers’ comp is that of maximum medical improvement, or MMI. Initially, the injured employee wants to get the needed medical treatment for their injuries. Their concern

Are Fall Injuries Covered by Workers Compensation?

By | 2018-10-02T15:57:50+00:00 September 24th, 2018|Worker's Compensation|

Fall injuries are one of the most common types of injuries that happen in the workplace. The most serious types of falls take place from heights, but just tripping over something or slipping on the floor can result in serious injuries, too. Twenty percent of all falls result in serious injuries. Some possible types of

Uber Workers Compensation – Do I Get It?

By | 2018-09-18T22:56:12+00:00 September 18th, 2018|Worker's Compensation|

The idea of Uber workers’ compensation has been a topic of debate almost from the beginning. It wasn’t long after the rideshare company was founded in 2009 that accidents and injuries became an issue. Normally, employers who have five or more employees must carry workers’ compensation insurance. The coverage pays their workers with work-related injuries

Medical Errors Are the 3rd Leading Cause of Death in the US

By | 2018-08-28T21:38:21+00:00 August 28th, 2018|News, Worker's Compensation|

Hospital medical errors are now the 3rd leading cause of death in this country. That statistic makes it hard to ignore the very real risk you face when you go to the hospital. If you’re injured on the job, getting quality medical care is one more thing you have to worry about. What Is a

Why You Should Keep Your Medical Records

By | 2018-08-13T21:09:19+00:00 August 13th, 2018|Worker's Compensation|

When a serious injury happens to you at work, having access to your medical records might be the last thing on your mind. You trust the medical professionals to provide the best possible care every step of the way. But medical errors happen every day. When an injury is serious enough to require surgery, the

What is Workers Compensation Fraud?

By | 2018-07-30T18:42:58+00:00 July 30th, 2018|Worker's Compensation|

Workers compensation comes in handy when you are injured at work and need time to heal. When other people commit workers compensation fraud, it can have a negative impact on the entire system. Workers comp is insurance that your employer purchases to protect you in case of a work-related injury or illness. It also protects

What Is Cryptosporidium (Crypto Parasite)?

By | 2018-07-29T23:09:03+00:00 July 21st, 2018|Work Related Illness|

Cryptosporidium is a diarrheal disease caused by the crypto parasite. This single-cell organism is found in all areas of this country and around the globe. It exists in soil, food, and water. You can get infected by swallowing uncooked food or water that contains the parasite. Once inside your body, crypto lives in your intestine.

Hernia Workers Comp Settlements and Claims

By | 2018-06-26T17:02:09+00:00 June 26th, 2018|Worker's Compensation|

Any worker's injury can be challenging to prove. Hernia workers’ comp settlements and claims tend to pose an even greater burden of proof for the injured employee. In most cases, the employee fails to report the accident that caused the hernia to occur. One of the primary responsibilities of a workers’ comp attorney is to

Functional Capacity Evaluation and What It Means to You

By | 2018-06-21T21:38:30+00:00 June 21st, 2018|Worker's Compensation|

The amount of workers’ compensation benefits an employee receives depends on a number of factors. A functional capacity evaluation (FCE) is a series of tests used to determine an injured worker’s ability to perform the duties of their job. It ‘evaluates’ how well their health status, bodily functions, and structures of the body compared to