Commonly Used Statistics

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We think you may find the following data on occupational injuries and common safety violations from OSHA interesting… By OSHA.gov “Federal OSHA is a small agency; with our state partners we have approximately 2,100 inspectors responsible for the health and safety of 130 million workers, employed at more than 8 million worksites around the nation — which translates to about …

Stressed at Work? You Might Have a Workers Compensation Claim

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We think you may find this article on stress related workers’ compensation claims interesting… By Rolf C. Schuetz, Jr. Has the stress resulted in permanent impairment? Can it be proven that the cause of the stress was primarily work related? Was the stress above the normal level for the position? “Have you ever been stressed at work? In the legal …

Denied Workers’ Compensation Claims

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We think you may find this article discussing the potential reasons for why a workers’ compensation claim might be denied interesting… By Beth Laurence, J.D. “If you are injured on the job, whether in a work-related injury or by a cumulative trauma (like carpal tunnel) or occupational disease (like asbestosis), you most likely have a workers’ compensation claim in your …

4 Occupational Diseases and Prevention Tips

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We think you may find this article on some of the more common types of occupational diseases and tips for prevention interesting… By Eastern Kentucky University “In the early 1900s, public awareness toward work-related injuries and diseases increased as federal and state government began compensating civil employees for their health complications due to workplace hazards. Even with growing public awareness, the …

Resolution of Workers’ Compensation Cases Through Mediation

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We think you may find this article explaining the mediation process and its advantages useful… By Robert G. Heywood, Mediator and Arbitrator and Hon. Steven Siemers (Retired), Mediator and Arbitrator “For workers’ compensation cases that have been open for two or more years, that can’t seem to move to closure, that require extensive trial time, present complex legal, factual or …

Getting the Most from the Public Vocational Rehabilitation System

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Anyone with a disability who wants to work should be able to with adequate support and services.  We think you may find this publication by The Institute for Community Inclusion offering tips for navigating the vocational rehab process helpful… By Colleen Condon, Cecilia Gandolfo, Lora Brugnaro, Cindy Thomas & Pauline Donnelly “Every state has a vocational rehabilitation agency that is …

Returning to Work: Answering Your Top 5 Questions After You’ve Recovered

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We think you may find this article discussing a few of the main questions about the return to work process following a workers’ compensation claim and injury helpful… By Brian Mittman “There can be a lot of trepidation about returning to your job after filing a workers compensation claim against your employer but it is important for both the company …

What To Do After An Accident At Work

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We think you may find this article helpful…        By Anne Lane “If you are injured in an accident at work you are probably entitled to workers compensation. Nearly every employer is required by state law to provide workers compensation insurance coverage for it’s employees. If you suffer a job-related injury, here are a few important tips to …

How Do Disability Ratings Work for Workers Compensation?

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We think you may find this article helpful… By Sachi Barreiro    “A disability rating is one of the most important parts of your workers’ compensation case. It determines whether you’ll receive permanent disability benefits and in what amount. Permanent disability benefits usually make up the bulk of a workers’ comp settlement or award. When Are Disability Ratings Assigned? When …

What to Expect at the End of a Workers’ Comp Settlement

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We think you may find this article helpful… By Samantha Kemp “When a current or former employer wants to close his workers’ comp case to receive more upfront funds or take control of his own medical care, he may agree to settle his claim. A lawyer often helps with this process to ensure that his rights are carried out. Unfortunately, …