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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Job Safety Rules For Teens

School is back in session in Florida. Teenagers who have worked summer jobs — hopefully without any injuries requiring a workers’ compensation case of any kind — are back in the classrooms, others are still working part time after school. Responsible employers know that there are special job safety rules for teens.

There are specific rules under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) when it comes to work in industries like construction, restaurants and grocery stores for teenagers. The rules are there to keep teens safe while at work. Under the rules, some tasks are completely prohibited altogether.

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Returning to work after workers' comp? Not so fast!
Returning to Work After Workers’ Comp? Not So Fast!

Every year over 2% of employees suffer a nonfatal injury in the workplace. Most of them are eager to get back to their daily schedule, but returning to work after a workers’ comp accident can inhibit or even worsen your condition if you go back too early.

Workers’ compensation insurance was designed to benefit injured employees just like you. But all too often, they feel pressure to go back to work as soon as possible after a workplace injury.

Don’t “suck it up” and don’t rush your recovery! If you’ve suffered a work injury, you need to understand your rights about returning to work after a workers’ comp claim.

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FMLA and Workers' Comp: What's the Difference?
FMLA and Workers’ Comp (What’s the Difference?)

In the United States, a workplace injury occurs approximately every 7 seconds. If you’re injured on the job, worker’s compensation insurance will likely provide you with some important benefits.

What happens, however, if you have to take some time away due to a serious illness or a family issue?

In this case, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) may protect you from losing your job. When both situations overlap, there’s always confusion about the difference between FMLA and workers’ comp benefits.

Keep reading to learn the basics of FMLA and workers’ comp, so you can more clearly understand your rights.

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How workers' comp fraud hurts us all
How Workers’ Comp Fraud Hurts Us All

For some people, the temptation of collecting a portion of their salary while not having to work is too great a temptation to pass up. They may reason that their employer (more accurately, the insurance company) has enough money to spare and that taking a little “vacation” isn’t really hurting anyone.

But workers’ comp fraud is far from a victimless crime.

In this article, I’ll discuss what workers’ comp fraud is and how it hurts everyone (not just the insurance companies).

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