Overexertion Symptoms to Watch For
Overexertion Symptoms To Watch For

Give it all you’ve got. Shoot for the moon. Push yourself.

These are all common motivational encouragements that we say to others and ourselves to reach the best results, either at the gym or the workplace.

But there are a few reasons that it might not be the best advice after all. Read more

My Workers Comp Doctor Sent Me Back to Work...But I'm Still Injured
My Workers Comp Doctor Sent Me Back to Work, But I’m Still Injured

Q: My workers comp doctor sent me back to work, but I’m still injured. What can I do?”

There are few things more anxiety-inducing than a work-related accident…but one of them is being sent back to work after your injury.

Your workers compensation doctor has a responsibility to oversee your medical care and make decisions in your best interest. For better or worse, your authorized treating physician has the final say on whether you can return to work or not. But what can you do if their professional opinion seems to be contrary to how you’re actually feeling?

We’ve spoken before about the dangers of returning to work too quickly (against doctor’s orders). Today, we’re going to discuss what your options are if you feel that your workers comp doctor is sending you back to work too quickly.

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5 Mistakes to Avoid After an Injury At Work
5 Mistakes To Avoid After an Injury at Work

Your worker’s comp claim should never be taken lightly

Here are 5 common mistakes to avoid after an injury at work.


An accidental misstep near a large gap. A dangling light everyone thought would never fall. The creaky elevator that always pulled through…until it didn’t.

These and other safety risks can lead to a serious injury at work. And when that occurs, you’re entitled to certain benefits. The problem is, injured workers often make mistakes that can jeopardize their workers’ comp claims or even cause them more injury in the long run.

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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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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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Can't return to work after an injury? Here's what to expect.
Can’t Return to Work After An Injury? What To Expect

If you’ve filed a workers’ comp claim, it can be difficult to know what to do next. Especially if you have been told that you can’t return to work after an injury or illness.

In workers’ compensation cases, everything rests on the opinion of your medical provider. Whether or not you receive any benefits all depends on whether the doctor says you can return to work and, if so, what restrictions you have.

Workers’ Comp Doctors

There are three types of doctors you might see after a workers’ comp claim: an authorized treating physician (selected by the insurance company), either party’s one-time expert (an independent medical examiner), and a court-appointed expert known as an expert medical advisor. Read more


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