How Long Do You Have to Report a Workplace Injury?
How Long Do You Have To Report a Workplace Injury?

That injury is taking up a lot of your time…

…How long do you have to report a workplace injury?

 

Injured on the job? One of the most important factors in your workers’ compensation case is the very first step: reporting the injury.

Many people are (unpleasantly) surprised to hear that they are not eligible for workers’ compensation benefits because they didn’t file a claim within the window.

Which begs the question: How long do you have to report a workplace injury?

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Workplace Injury Prevention Tips For 10 Common Injuries

As a business owner, you’ve spent years building a staff that does their work well and coordinates as a team. Anything that threatens that balance should be avoided, whether it’s a two-week notice or a workers’ comp claim.

Workplace accidents not only affect your insurance policy/premiums, they also affect your productivity. Workplace injury prevention is just good business practice.

Here are the 10 most common workplace injury examples plus some steps you can take as an employee or a supervisor to avoid tragedy and stay at the top of your game. Read more

How Does Workers Comp Work?

If you have been injured in a workplace accident, you have probably been told that you’re entitled to receive workers’ comp benefits. But compensation claims are complicated, and most people scratch their heads and wonder, “How does workers comp work?”

Whether you know it as workers’ compensation, workers’ comp, workman’s comp, or workmen’s comp (spoiler alert: they’re all the same thing), there is a lot you should be aware of before you navigate this often-confusing industry.

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Can I Sue My Employer After a Work Injury?

“I was injured at work…

…can I sue my employer?”

 

If you have a full-time job, it’s likely that you spend most of your waking hours at work every week. Therefore, it’s natural that you want to feel safe there—whether you’re in an office or a warehouse.

Yet despite all of the training and safety equipment that’s available (and even though you tried to be careful), you got injured. Isn’t there anything you can do to make sure it doesn’t happen again?

Yes, your employer has a responsibility to keep its workers safe, but there’s a lot you need to understand first if you’re asking, “Can I sue my employer?” Read more

Can You Be Fired While On Workers Comp?
Can You Be Fired While On Workers Comp?

It’s difficult to focus on recovery when your job is in jeopardy.

In this article, we answer the question, “Can you be fired while on workers comp?”

 

Many employees who become injured in a work related accident find themselves unable to complete their regular job duties. As a result, they are either put to work in a different capacity or forced to stay home until they have recovered.

But if this has happened to you, you know that sitting at home watching daytime television is not always the paradise it’s cracked up to be. In fact, you may be very busy asking yourself, “Am I going to be fired for this?”

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How Long Do Workers Comp Settlements Take?
How Long Do Workers Comp Settlements Take?

After an injury, you just want to get on with your life.

How long do workers comp settlements take and when will you get those funds?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employers reported 2.7 million injuries and illnesses in 2020. While some of these employees may have recovered quickly and had no issues, others had to fight for their workers’ comp benefits.

Pursuing a legal case against the workers’ comp insurance company is never a step that anyone wants to take, but it’s sometimes a necessity, especially if your case has been denied. You need funds to pay for medical bills, lost wages, and future healthcare expenses. So when your case finally comes to an end, you’re probably very anxious to know when you’re going to receive those funds. Read more

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