What Is Workers’ Compensation (& How Does It 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 what is workers’ compensation and how does the process work?

Whether you know it as workers’ compensation, workers’ comp, or workman’s comp, there is a lot you should be aware of before you navigate this often-confusing industry.

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"Are My Workers' Comp Payments Correct?" Here's how to tell.
Are My Workers’ Comp Payments Correct?

“I’ve been receiving checks from the workers’ comp insurance company ever since my workplace injury, but these payments seem a little low. Are my workers’ comp payments correct?” 

In workers’ comp cases, the rate at which your compensation benefits are determined stems from first calculating your average weekly wage (AWW). But your AWW can be calculated in different ways, depending on the facts of your individual case.

Because there is more than one way to calculate your AWW, how do you know whether yours is being calculated correctly? In short, how do you know that your workers’ comp payments are correct? Read more

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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What does workers' comp cover?
What Does Workers’ Comp Cover?

No matter how diligent you might be about preventing workplace accidents, they sometimes happen anyway.

That’s the nature of accidental injuries: you don’t usually get a warning that your lifestyle and physical condition are about to drastically change. Which means, when you do get injured, you might be left with dozens of questions about the workers’ comp process.

One of the most important ones being, “What does workers’ comp cover?

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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