HIPAA and Workers Comp: What You Need To Know
HIPAA and Workers Comp: What You Need To Know

Are work injuries protected by privacy laws?

Here’s everything you need to know about HIPAA and workers comp.

 

If you have been injured on the job and are being treated through workers compensation, you may have questions about the privacy of your medical treatment as you recover. How much will the insurance company know about your injury? How much will your employer know? Is there any way to keep your health condition between you and your doctor?

Regardless of the extent or severity of your injury, these concerns are valid and it’s important to understand the relationship between HIPAA and workers comp. Read more

How Does Workers Comp Work?
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, workman’s comp, or workmen’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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Can You Be Fired While On Workers Comp?
Can You Be Fired While On Workers Comp?

It’s difficult to focus on recovery when your job is in jeopardy.

In this article, we answer the question, “Can you be fired while on workers comp?”

 

Many employees who become injured in a work related accident find themselves unable to complete their regular job duties. As a result, they are either put to work in a different capacity or forced to stay home until they have recovered.

But if this has happened to you, you know that sitting at home watching daytime television is not always the paradise it’s cracked up to be. Mounting bills, difficulty getting around, and a heavy dose of stress may even have you itching to get back to work again.

In fact, you may be very busy asking yourself, “Am I going to be fired for this?”

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Can You Collect Unemployment and Workers’ Comp?

While there are some cases where unemployment and workers’ compensation benefits overlap, they are two very different programs for very different circumstances. Understanding which form of compensation pertains to your unique situation is crucial in knowing how much financial compensation you can receive.

Your workplace injury entitles you to financial compensation to cover lost wages and medical expenses. But losing your job through no fault of your own gives you a claim to state benefits as well. Your ability to claim both, however, is not as easily understood.

In this article, we will answer the question ‘Can you collect unemployment and workers’ comp?’ and help you decide if you may be entitled to both. Read more

Does Workers' Comp Cover a Car Accident While On the Job?
Does Workers’ Comp Cover a Car Accident While On the Job?

Car accidents happen to everyone.

But what happens if you get into a car accident while on the job?

 

There are a lot of ways to get injured at work: a forgotten hard hat, an unsecured rug, or even overexertion. But one that’s most consistently overlooked is one of the most common causes of injury out of work: car accidents.

Even during the entirety of 2020 (a year when many people were staying home), there were more than 140,000 crashes that caused injury to drivers and their passengers.

While you might be aware of the steps to take following a crash, do you know how it affects you if you get in a car accident while on the job? Read more

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

If you’ve been injured in a work-related accident, you probably have several questions…

The most important of which is: “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?Read more

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