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What Wages Are Included Under Workers’ Compensation Laws

Included Under Workers’ Compensation Laws

Depending on which state you live in, some wages you could receive under workers’ compensation laws include your traditional wages or salary, as well as commissions, bonuses, holiday pay, and extra overtime pay. The U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) puts laws in place requiring employers to provide workers’ compensation benefits for injured employees. A workers’ […]

What to Know About Stress Claims in Workers’ Compensation

Stress Claims in Workers’ Compensation

When someone sustains an injury while at work, they can file a claim to receive workers’ compensation benefits. Many people don’t realize they can also receive workers’ compensation benefits for mental health issues, such as stress or anxiety. If you have stress because of issues or conditions in your workplace, you could get benefits through […]

What is the Exclusivity Provision in Workers’ Compensation?

Exclusivity Provision in Workers’ Compensation

If you sustained an injury on the job, the exclusive remedy for your job-related injuries would typically include workers’ compensation benefits. When an employer offers these benefits, they have immunity from being sued by their injured employees. The exclusivity provision is what protects employers from facing these personal injury claims. When your employer offers workers’ compensation […]

What Do You Need to Know About Filing a Catastrophic Injury Claim?

Know About Filing a Catastrophic Injury Claim

Catastrophic injuries are severe and often require extensive medical attention. When you hire a personal injury attorney, they can provide information on exactly what you need to know when filing a catastrophic injury claim.  One important thing to know about catastrophic injury claims is that you could recover more in damages. A catastrophic injury could […]

Steps to Prove Your Cumulative Trauma Injuries at the Workplace

Cumulative Trauma Injury at the Workplace

There are several steps you can take to prove your cumulative trauma injury at the workplace. These steps include gathering your medical and employment records, identifying your employer’s insurer, documenting issues at work, and hiring a workers’ compensation attorney. By following these steps, you could have a better chance of receiving the workers’ compensation benefits you […]

How Do Physicians Calculate Worker Impairment Ratings?

Physicians Calculate Worker Impairment Ratings

Physicians calculate worker impairment ratings by considering the following factors: What type of disability the worker has suffered (partial versus total) What kind of job the disabled worker had before they were injured How old the worker was at the time of injury How much pain the injury will continue to cause the disabled worker […]

What Is Apportionment in Workers’ Compensation?

Apportionment in Workers’ Compensation

Apportionment in workers’ compensation is when an insurance company tries to blame at least part of your injuries on something other than a workplace incident, for example, a pre-existing condition. If they are successful, you could receive fewer workers’ compensation benefits than you deserve.   How Apportionment in Workers’ Compensation Works LAB § 4663(a) states […]

Workers Compensation For Occupational Injuries & Diseases

Compensation For Occupational Injuries & Diseases

After a workplace accident or incident, you could qualify for workers’ compensation for occupational injuries & diseases. This money could help you receive necessary medical care and support yourself and your family until you can return to work. You should qualify whether your injury or illness was caused by a single event or if you […]

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