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- U.S. Workers' Compensation Laws - Do They Really Protect Workers from Serious Work Accidents?
Each year, over 4,500 workers are killed in this country. While the number has decreased since the 1970s, the annual number has remained steady for the last decade. Workers' compensation laws often fail to protect workers from serious work hazards. The exclusivity provision of workers' compensation laws in most states prevents injured workers from bringing lawsuits against their employers. This tends to create a situation in which employers often ignore critical safety regulations.
- New Ruling on Impairment Rating Evaluation
A September, 2015 ruling by the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court has changed the ways an Impairment Rating Evaluation (IRE) will be used in Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation cases.
- Do Injured Workers Have to Be Treated the Same?
Sometimes two employees may suffer similar injuries but may be treated differently. This may make the worker who appears to receive less favorable treatment believe that he or she is being treated unfairly. However, there are several legitimate reasons why such differences may emerge. Discuss the following issues with an employment law attorney if you would like to know more about your rights.
- Calculating the Value of a California Workers' Compensation Injury Claim
California workers' compensation makes available to the injured worker a bundle of insurance benefits. The purpose of those benefits is to help the hurt employee recover from their injury by providing medical care as well as financial benefits to offset temporary and permanent earning loss that results from a work related accident injury. This article outlines the different benefits that are potentially available to the injured worker under California law.
- Workers’ Compensation Claims in Nevada
Workers’ Compensation is a statutory system of providing benefits for physical harm that arises in the course and scope of (i.e., during) employment.
- Work Injury Compensation: Everything You Need to Know
What is the one place most people spend more time in than even their own homes? Even if you discount all those hours staying late at the office when you need to meet deadlines, and consider only the typical 9 to 5 workday, you still spend nearly one-third of your adult life in your workplace.
- New Guidelines Address Misclassification of Workers
Debate over whether certain workers qualify as employees or independent contractors is nothing new.
- Workman’s Comp: Electrical Injuries
More than half of annual construction worker deaths are caused by falling, being struck by an object, electrocution, or being caught in or in between objects. While falls are by far the most deadly injury in construction work (34.6%), electrocution deaths and injuries are not a statistic to be ignored.
- Disputed Workers' Compensation Claims
The Workers’ Compensation Act was established to ensure injured workers receive compensation such as wage loss benefits and medical benefits to supplement their income when they are unable to work because of an injury on the job.
- The First Thing You Should Do when You Are Injured at Work
Companies throughout different states provide workers compensation benefits for injured workers. This is a way of protecting workers rights, as designed by state law.