Does Workers' Comp Cover COVID-19?
Does Workers’ Comp Cover COVID-19?

Workers’ comp was designed to provide reimbursement for injury and illness

So where does COVID-19 fit in?

 

You probably already know that the workers’ compensation system was designed to compensate workers who fall ill or become injured as a result of their employment.

But as a global pandemic still looms, it’s worth asking: “What happens if I contract the virus at work? Will I be compensated?”

Given the novelty of the virus, the relationship between workers’ compensation and COVID-19 is not well-established. But Florida law and recent memorandums can give us a clue as to how COVID-19 workers’ comp claims are likely to be handled in the future.

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Maximum Medical Improvement: What Does That Mean?
Maximum Medical Improvement: What Does That Mean?

You’ve reached MMI…but what does that mean?

Here’s an explanation of Maximum Medical Improvement and what it means for your case.

 

If you were injured in a workplace accident, you’ve probably heard your doctor talk about MMI or Maximum Medical Improvement. Like so much in the workers’ comp world, you might have been completely lost as to what this term means.

But your MMI is an important factor in understanding your injury and its effects on your life.

In this article, we’ll answer the following questions:

  • What is Maximum Medical Improvement?
  • What happens after you reach Maximum Medical Improvement?
  • Can my condition change later?
  • Should I settle my case?
  • What rights am I entitled to?

As always, if you have questions regarding your specific case, contact an attorney.

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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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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

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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Pros and cons of workers' compensation settlements
Pros and Cons of Workers’ Compensation Settlements

Naturally, the most ideal situation after a workplace injury would be for your employer’s insurance company to pay your workers’ comp benefits without making a fuss. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case.

Many insurance companies instead offer workers’ compensation settlements as an alternative to making regular payments until you have recovered from your injuries. But just as no two work injuries are alike, there is no single settlement amount that works for everyone.

Before you accept any workers’ compensation settlement, there are many factors to consider. In this article, we’ll cover the pros and cons of settling so you can make a more informed decision.

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