Repetitive Motion Injuries, Common Work Related Injuries

Do you ever feel like you do the same thing over and over every day at work? Surprisingly, most of us do the same things day after day. However, even more, shocking than that is the fact that a good majority of us will cause damage to our bodies in doing daily activities time and…

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Exclusive Remedy For On-The-Job Injuries

Workers’ compensation is the exclusive remedy for on the job injuries to employees; don’t bet on it. Since 1935, employers who have insured against workers’ compensation claims by employee shave enjoyed being immune from tort actions. Nevertheless, the workers’ compensation and employer liability insurance policy has coverage under Part II for lawsuits by employees against employers…

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What are Temporary Total Disability Benefits?

The information below only applies to injuries occurring before February 1, 2014.  You may receive Temporary Total Disability (TTD) TTD benefits if you have a work-related injury, but you expect to be able to go back to work. TTD is intended to replace part of your lost wages, with benefits based on a percentage of…

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Filing a Workers’ Compensation Claim

The information below only applies to injuries occurring before February 1, 2014. If you are hurt or injured while working and learn from a physician that you are unable to return to work, you should reach out to your employer or employer’s insurance carrier as soon as possible to ask if benefits will be provided…

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Workers Compensation Tips and To Do’s

If you think about it, a Workers’ Compensation Claim usually places the interests of an employee up against the interests of an employer. The employee wants to be compensated for pain, lost wages, etcetera, while the employer does not want to have a big claim – does not want their cost of compensation insurance to…

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Common Questions About Worker Injuries & Claims

Do the terms “wage replacement” and “medical coverage” sound familiar? These are terms you might hear in the workplace because they relate to Workers’ Compensation. Workers’ Compensation is provided by an employer to cover their employees. It is an insurance program to promise employees help when and if there is an accident or injury on…

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HISTORY AND EXPLANATION OF WORKERS COMPENSATION

ABOUT WORKERS COMPENSATION COVERAGE Worker’s Compensation is insurance for employees injured during the course of their work. It provides wages and medical care in exchange for mandatory relinquishment of the employee’s right to sue his/her employer for any tort of negligence.  This tradeoff is known as “the compensation bargain”. Plans vary among jurisdictions, and in…

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Property Owner Responsibility

Becoming a property owner comes with certain responsibilities. Property owners have expenses and are aware of the need for maintenance, but also there is a legal element to owning a property – specifically, commercial property/businesses that the public utilizes. Both local and federal governments have laws in place to hold property owners liable for the…

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Elements of a Worker’s Compensation Case

Worker’s Compensation is designed to assist those employees who are injured on the job regardless of who is at fault. However, the employee does have the “burden of proof.” Or, in other words, has to prove certain work-related activities or conditions contributed to the accident. Although navigating Worker’s Compensation cases today can get very complicated due to…

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