Can Mental Health Issues Be Covered Under Workers Comp?

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Some level of job-related stress is normal and even expected. However, if a job leads to mental health issues like depression, anxiety, or post-traumatic stress, can those issues be covered under workers comp? Well, according to NYS Workers’ Compensation Laws, they might be. Jobs Causing The Most Stress As more and more members of our […]

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Workers’ Compensation for Law Enforcement Workers

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Working in law enforcement is a noble profession that has many rewards but performing the responsibilities that come with the job does come with a higher risk of injury than many other careers. The law enforcement space carries a high risk of work-related illness and injury, so if you’re injured while working in the line […]

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Workers’ Compensation for Builders & Contractors

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Construction is one of the most dangerous jobs because of the high risk for accidents among its builders and contractors. Building sites are often extremely busy with the potential to be exposed to hazardous working conditions. According to OSHA, an estimated 6.5 million Americans work at U.S. construction sites and that number continues to grow. […]

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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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