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Can Stress Cause a Workplace Injury?

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Work-related stress is a major problem in the world that affects the health and safety of workers. Many companies subject their staff to stress, which affects their physical and mental health, in an effort to pull ahead of their competitors. When stress is overlooked, it can affect bodily functions such as the immune system, the […]

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Workers’ Compensation for Nursing Home Workers

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According to OSHA, more workers are injured in the healthcare and social assistance industries than in any other. The healthcare space carries a high risk of work-related illness and injury. If you’re injured while working in a nursing home, you may be eligible for workers’ compensation. Nursing home workers perform physical labor as part of […]

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What is Workers’ Compensation IME?

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Workers’ compensation insurance fraud in the United States is a $30 billion-a-year problem, according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB). People engage in this type of fraud to get time off work, monetary compensation, and other benefits. However, these acts could have some potentially severe consequences on taxpayers and other workers. For this reason, […]

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Workers Compensation For Corrections Officers

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When you work in a correctional facility, you are exposed to many different life-threatening situations. When a correctional officer suffers an injury in the line of duty, they may be entitled to receive workers’ compensation benefits for their medical expenses and lost wages due to injury. It is reported by the U.S. National Library of […]

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How to Check Your Social Security Disability Claim Status

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Social security has remained a valuable source of relief to people living with disabilities. The Social Security Administration (SSA) reported over 10 million Americans received disability claims as of 2016. The Social Security Disability application does take time to be processed and it must pass through various screening processes before a decision on the disability […]

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Workers Compensation For Warehouse Workers

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When warehouse employees go to work every day, they don’t anticipate being a victim of a workplace injury. However, employee injuries do frequently happen in the warehouse, whether you are operating heavy machine or a picker on the line. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were 3.4 workers comp claims being filed […]

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Workers’ Compensation for Neck Injuries In NY

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Neck injuries can be severely painful and debilitating to individuals suffering from this type of injury. A majority of people think that a neck injury most commonly occurs after a sudden accident. The truth is, this injury could have happened over years on the job. In a study published by the National Library of Medicine, […]

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Can You Receive Workers’ Compensation Benefits for Nerve Damage?

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Nerve damage is a serious injury that no one wants to encounter. Unfortunately, injuries do occur, and some can have devastating effects. Nerve injuries are in a class of their own because of their severity and complex nature. Nerve damage can have both short and long-term implications for the injured worker. Given the complex nature […]

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How is Schedule Loss of Use Calculated in New York State?

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No one hopes for mishaps at work, but accidents do happen on the job. Sometimes, this can change the course of a person’s life forever. In some cases, the worker may be eligible to receive a Schedule Loss-of-Use award (SLU). If you are wondering how the Workers’ Compensation Board of New York State pays this […]

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Winter Workers’ Compensation Claims

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In New York, we’re not unfamiliar with snow and ice. However, many workers don’t know their rights when it comes to injuries sustained due to the perilous conditions of New York winters. Workplace injuries should be a concern of any business, particularly in the winter. Data shows that nearly one-third of workers compensation claims in […]

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