KJT Law Insights
Things to Know About Workers’ Compensation Mediation
If you filed your workers’ compensation claim, you may have questions regarding the process. Many believe that once they file a claim for an injury sustained at work, all that [...]
Is an Old Injury Still Eligible for Workers’ Compensation?
Whether your old injury will be eligible for workers’ compensation and how much you can receive in benefits depends on a few factors, such as: If the original injury resulted [...]
How Long Do You Have to Retain Workers’ Compensation Records?
How long you should retain your workers’ compensation records may depend on your state. However, you should always hold onto your records until your workers’ compensation claim settles. It could [...]
Does a Volunteer Have to Be Included on Workers’ Compensation?
Usually, a company does not need to include volunteers in its workers’ compensation program. Because there is no such requirement at the federal or state level in California, many companies [...]
Average Workers’ Compensation Settlement for a Shoulder Injury?
There is no average workers’ compensation settlement for a shoulder injury. The settlement you receive will depend on criteria that are very specific to your situation, such as: The extent [...]
How to Report a Fraud Workers’ Compensation Claim
If you suspect someone has inappropriately filed a claim for workers’ compensation benefits, you must report a fraud workers’ compensation claim. The steps to do so include: Collecting any evidence [...]
Do Seasonal Workers Qualify for Workers’ Compensation?
Seasonal workers do qualify for workers’ compensation, so long as they are classified as “employees” (as opposed to “independent contractors” or some other designation). If you meet this criterion, you [...]
What Are Rehabilitation Rights for Injured Workers?
Rehabilitation rights refer to the right of an injured worker to fully recover from a work-related injury. Such rights apply to both physical and vocational rehabilitation, which workers’ compensation benefits [...]
Ways to Prevent Eye Injuries at the Workplace
Eye injuries are a common occurrence in US workplaces. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 2,000 workers suffer eye-related injuries every day. Common [...]
Are Maritime Workers Eligible for Workers’Compensation
Maritime workers who are injured on the job are not entitled to the usual workers’ compensation most employees are used to. However, maritime workers do have other protections in place [...]
Why Do Workplace Injuries Increase Around Summer?
Increased product demand, excessive temperatures, and seasonal workers without proper training all contribute to why workplace injuries increase in the summer months. This isn’t just a theory either. The US [...]
What is Adjudication of Claim in a Workers Compensation Case
Suffering a workplace injury can be stressful and even life-altering. Depending on the nature of your injury, you may no longer be able to perform the work you previously could, [...]