Light Duty Pitfalls Demand Compliance

In workers’ compensation, we often hear the term “light duty.” This is also referred to as modified duty or limited duty. After you are injured at work, your doctor may give you a note letting your employer know you are to work light duty — modified duties of your original job.

But what does that mean, exactly?

And what should you know about it to protect your rights and avoid risking your workers’ compensation case?
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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 injuries 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

Unemployment and Worker’s Comp: Can You Get Money from Both?

While there are some cases where unemployment and workers’ comp benefits overlap, they are two very different programs for very different circumstances. Understanding which form of compensation pertains to your unique situation is crucial in knowing how much financial compensation you can receive.

Your workplace injury entitles you to financial compensation to cover lost wages and medical expenses. But losing your job through no fault of your own gives you a claim to state benefits as well. Your ability to claim both, however, is not as easily understood.

In this article, we will examine the overlap between unemployment and workers’ comp benefits to help you decide if you may be entitled to both. Read more

Pros and cons of workers' compensation settlements
Pros and Cons of Workers’ Compensation Settlements

Naturally, the most ideal situation after a workplace injury would be for your employer’s insurance company to pay your workers’ comp benefits without making a fuss. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case.

Many insurance companies instead offer workers’ compensation settlements as an alternative to making regular payments until you have recovered from your injuries. But just as no two work injuries are alike, there is no single settlement amount that works for everyone.

Before you accept any workers’ compensation settlement, there are many factors to consider. In this article, we’ll cover the pros and cons of settling so you can make a more informed decision.

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