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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settling your workers' compensation case
Settling Your Workers’ Compensation Case

Whether you work in a warehouse or an office on the 87th floor, we all run the risk of suffering an on-the-job injury or illness. Some professions carry higher risk compared to others, but that doesn’t mean employees in “less” risky jobs should face neglect in their workers’ compensation case.

In case of an injury at work, you’re entitled to certain benefits to cover your medical care expenses and lost wages. Sometimes, these benefits come in the form of regular workers’ compensation benefits paid through your employer’s insurance company. But what happens if you are offered a lump sum settlement instead?

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Workplace Violence & Workman’s Compensation

We tend to think of workers’ compensation cases as accidents, But what about workman’s compensation and violence?

There are four generally recognized areas of workplace violence, according to Criminal intent is when the perpetrator isn’t necessarily connected with the company or employees, but is violent and commits a crime. In some situations, a customer or client is the perpetrator. The third type is when an employee attacks another at work; and lastly, when the perpetrator has a relationship with an employee, but not the business.

Reports show that professions like law enforcement and healthcare have higher numbers of workplace violence.
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