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- Common Mistakes to Avoid When Filing a Workers' Compensation Claim
No one goes to work expecting to become seriously injured while performing their regular job responsibilities.
- Ten of the most dangerous jobs for Workers Compensation
Are you one of the many Americans working at high risk job on a daily basis for the sake of a paycheck? For a lot of you, avoiding imminent danger is just part of the job. Some of the most fundamentally important careers to our society are among the most dangerous.
- Lump Sum Settlements in Workers' Compensation Cases
Workers’ Compensation benefits are designed to provide financial relief for someone who has been injured on the job. This includes the cost of medical treatment, lost wages, job training, disability payments, and other costs that are directly related to the injury. In most cases, injured employees receive weekly payments based on the severity of the injury.
- Employees Terminated for Workers’ Compensation Claims
Many injured workers decide not to file Workers’ Compensation claims out of fear they will be terminated for doing so. It is illegal for an employer to fire a worker because they filed a Workers’ Compensation claim. However, an employer can fire an injured worker while they are receiving benefits if they can prove there are legitimate reasons for a layoff or termination.
- Workers’ Compensation Benefits after Getting Fired
Workers’ Compensation laws are tricky for the average person to navigate. After sustaining a workplace injury, many employees question their job security. If an injured worker is out of work, an employer typically must fill the vacant position to keep things running smoothly.
- Victory for Injured Workers in Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania’s workers’ compensation law changed significantly last month. In the landmark case, Protz v. Derry Area School District, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court declared a major section of workers’ compensation law to be unconstitutional.
- Explosions in the Workplace
Explosions in the workplace are very serious accidents that can cause extensive injuries to those within the radius of the blast. They often trigger other accidents such as secondary explosions, fires, or structural damage that can harm other workers who were not near the original explosion.
- Pennsylvania's Ruling on the Impairment Evaluation Process for Workers' Compensation Claims
Last month, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled that the state’s current impairment rating process used to gauge injuries for Workers’ Compensation claims is unconstitutional. The ruling came after a worker who suffered a knee injury in 2007 appealed the original evaluation of her claim.
- Illinois Receives High Workplace Safety Score from National Safety Council
While workplace injuries remain a serious problem in Illinois, the state scored the highest in measures of workplace safety by the National Safety Council as compared to other states. The rating was derived from data about worker health, workers' compensation, accident prevention programs, regulatory enforcement, and preparedness.
- Long-term Impact of Workplace Injuries
When an employee suffers from an injury at work, in most cases, that employee is eligible for Workers’ Compensation through their employee. Workers’ Compensation benefits cover lost wages, medical bills, physical therapy, and other costs related to the injury.