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Which Illnesses Qualify For Workers’ Compensation?

Author: Mike Lewis, Esq., Mike Lewis Attorneys Workers’ compensation is an essential system that allows workers who are injured on the job to recover without having to worry about crippling medical costs and loss of wages. Qualifying for workers’ compensation isn’t always so easy, however, especially since employers and insurance companies benefit from offering you…

Can Workers’ Compensation Benefits Be Taxed?

When a person starts receiving workers’ comp benefits, there are a lot of questions that come to mind. However, one of the most important is if your benefits can be taxed. While workers’ comp benefits are generally tax-free, there are certain circumstances where a tax may be levied, making it a good idea to examine…

What If I Get Hurt On The Job?

When you’re hurt on the job or sustain an illness due to work-related activities, there are important steps that you need to take in order to protect your rights and ensure that you receive appropriate compensation for your losses. It’s important to understand what these steps are and what rights you have as an injured…

How Much In Workers’ Compensation Benefits Am I Eligible For?

When you sustain an injury on the job, you are usually entitled to workers’ comp benefits from the state. Let’s take a look at how much you can get and the kinds of benefits you can receive. Weekly Workers’ Compensation Benefits Workers’ compensation benefits for disabled employees provide weekly compensation for injuries that result in…

Can I Be Forced To Quit After Being Hurt In A Work Accident?

Your employer may attempt to force you to resign after you sustain a work injury for a variety of reasons. Regardless of their reasons, however, the law views forced resignation the same as a termination. Firing an employee for receiving an injury on the job is unlawful, so you may be eligible to take legal…

How To Make A Work Injury Accident Report

If you experience a work-related accident, it’s vital that you accurately and thoroughly report your condition to your supervisor and fill out a claim as soon as possible. Workers’ compensation benefits are likely the only way you’ll be able to receive compensation for your injuries, so it’s important that you understand this process. When to…

Injured On A Construction Site? Here’s What You Need To Know

If you are hurt at a construction site as a pedestrian or other type of non-employee, then you could have legal recourse to recover damages for your injury. Medical costs, lost wages, pain & suffering and an inability to do what you once did can all arise from a serious construction site injury, so recovering…

If You’re Injured By A Coworker, Do You Have Legal Options?

Workers’ compensation insurance can typically pay for injuries caused by coworkers, but there are many factors at play. The context of the moment before the injury, the exact nature of the coworker’s behavior, the conditions of the workplace itself and other elements can all affect whether workers’ compensation is available or if another source of…

Make Sure You’re Paid Workers’ Compensation With These Tips

Filing your workers’ compensation claim the correct way can greatly increase your odds of obtaining all of the coverage that you expected. Insurers have a strong financial and professional motivation to limit the amount of coverage paid out for a claim, possibly even denying a claim outright. Even without this motivation, they are ethically required…

Scaffolding Accidents: What You Ought To Know

Construction scaffolds provide many critical uses on a job site, so when they fail to provide the expected safety, severe injuries or death can occur. Falls, the leading cause of injury and death on construction sites, are one such worry, but structural collapses, tools falling from scaffolds and other scenarios can all lead to injury.…

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