Can You Collect Unemployment and Workers’ Comp?

While there are some cases where unemployment and workers’ compensation 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 answer the question ‘Can you collect unemployment and workers’ comp?’ and help you decide if you may be entitled to both. Read more

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

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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