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, or workman’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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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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How Long Does Workers' Comp Last?
How Long Does Workers’ Comp Last?

Many employees rely on workers’ comp to provide them with assistance in the event they are hurt at work. While some injuries are relatively simple with no long-term side effects, others take years to recover from (if at all).

So how can you be sure that you will receive workers’ compensation benefits long enough to fully recover from your injuries? How long does workers’ comp last?

At The Law Office of Brian D. Tadros, it’s important to us that all injured workers are given accurate information regarding their workers’ compensation claim so they can make educated decisions.

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Is Workers' Comp Taxable?
Is Workers Compensation Taxable?

Your workers comp benefits are designed to replace your income…

…but is workers compensation taxable?

 

You already know that you have to pay taxes on most forms of income: salary, inheritance, lottery winnings, and even game show prizes. But where do your workers’ comp payments come in?

Workers’ compensation payments are designed to replace any wages you might have lost as a result of a workplace accident or illness, but these benefits are a significant reduction from your previous paycheck. Will you have to give Uncle Sam his cut and lose even more money?

In short, you want to know: “is workers compensation taxable?” Read more

Who Pays Workers Compensation?
Who Pays Workers Compensation?

As an injured worker, you get a lot out of the workers comp program.

But who pays workers compensation in the first place? 

 

There’s no two ways about it: workers compensation is an incredibly necessary program. And if you’re in recovery from a workplace injury, you have firsthand experience with its many benefits.

But for everything you get out of the workers compensation program, are you expected to put anything into it? Who pays workers compensation programs in the first place? Read more

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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