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Consequences for Pleading the Fifth Amendment in a Workers’ Compensation Case
Consequences of Filing a Fifth Amendment Petition in a Workers' Compensation Case The Fifth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution allows people to avoid giving self-incriminating testimony in a legal case. [...]
Do HIPAA Laws Apply to Workers’ Compensation?
Do HIPAA Regulations Apply to Workers' Compensation? The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) creates specific privacy guidelines that govern the disclosure and use of sensitive health [...]
What Is Subrogation in Workers’ Compensation?
What Is Workers' Compensation Subrogation? Subrogation in a workers’ compensation case occurs when another party can secure a portion of your workers’ compensation benefits. Usually, it comes about in a [...]
What Are the Top Causes of Work-Related Back Injuries?
What Are the Most Common Causes of Back Injuries at Work? According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), some of the top causes of work-related back injuries include [...]
What Is a Global Settlement in Workers’ Compensation?
What Is a Workers' Compensation Global Settlement? A global settlement in workers’ compensation is a lump sum settlement paid to the claimant in exchange for closing their case. They are [...]
What Is a Ghost Workers Compensation Policy
What Is a Ghost Workers Comp Policy? A ghost workers’ compensation policy is cost-effective and does not offer any real insurance benefits. It exists only so that businesses or contractors [...]
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 [...]