Hidden Office Injury Risks: an Office Safety Guide
Hidden Injury Risks at the Office: An Office Safety Guide

It isn’t only construction workers that can suffer a workplace injury.

Learn about the most common injury risks that threaten office safety.

When it comes to workers’ compensation claims, many are under the impression that, because they work in an office rather than a construction site, they are removed from danger.

Although most office environments lack the heavy machinery and sharp tools that can make a builder’s job site so hazardous, office injuries are actually quite common.

Keep reading for some of the most common injuries that threaten office safety. Read more

Can you be terminated while on workers' comp?
Can You Be Terminated While On Workers’ Comp?

Have you been injured on the job? If so, you’re not alone. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were 2.8 million non-fatal workplace injuries and illnesses reported in 2018.

Unfortunately, it’s likely that many more occurred but weren’t reported. Many people don’t inform their employers of workplace injuries or file for worker’s compensation benefits because they’re afraid of losing their jobs.

This begs the question: Can you be terminated while on workers’ comp? Stick with us as we explore the answer. Read more

I Was Injured At Work...What Are My Rights?
I Was Injured at Work, What Are My Rights?

If you’ve suffered from a major injury or even something like carpal tunnel syndrome, you may be asking yourself, “I was injured at work, what are my rights?”

There’s a reason this question is so important.

The average payout for workers’ compensation claims ranges from $30,000 to $100,000. If you’re injured on the job and you don’t understand how to get what’s legally owed to you, you could miss out on the benefits you deserve.

Workers’ compensation laws generally vary from state to state. Following are the most important rights that injured workers have in the state of Florida.

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When To Hire a Workers’ Comp Lawyer

The workers’ compensation system is in place to protect workers via employer-paid insurance policies to ensure payment of lost wages and medical bills for injured employees. The concept is straightforward, but the wide variety of injuries and circumstances create a complicated field of options for anyone to wrap their head around. 

In some cases, you may not even need a work injury lawyer because the insurance company will simply pay appropriately. For example, if your injuries were clearly work-related, don’t require extensive medical treatment, or don’t require extended periods of time off work, you may not need the help of a workers’ comp attorney. 

However, if there is ever a dispute with the insurance company, a workers’ comp lawyer is going to become your newest, best friend.

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Why Was My Workers’ Comp Claim Denied? (10 Reasons)

You got hurt at work and the doctor told you to stay home so you could recover. Time to sit back and let those workers’ comp checks come in!

In some cases, this is exactly how workers’ compensation works. But for some, their case ends in a workers’ compensation denial.

Why was your workers’ comp claim denied? Every situation, employer, injury, and insurance company are different, but here are 10 common reasons why your workers’ comp claim may have been denied.

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Staffing Agencies Key In Temporary Workers Safety

Temporary workers need to stay safe, too

The holidays are a key time for retailers and other businesses — such as delivery companies — to employ temporary workers. Sure, these employees may be new on the job and require quicker training in order to serve hordes of holiday shoppers as soon as possible. But these seasonal employees are still entitled to compensation if injured at work, as is a permanent worker.

That’s where staffing agencies come in. Read more

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