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Fault in a Workers’ Compensation Case

Unlike other accidents, when it comes to workers’ compensation cases, no one party is at fault, due to the way the workers’ compensation laws were designed. The only thing that matters in these cases are that the employee was injured at their workplace, or became ill due to their workplace. However, there are exceptions to […]

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Must an Injured Worker Submit to a Medical Examination?

If you’ve filed for workers’ compensation, must you submit to a medical examination that has been requested by your employer or insurance carrier? The short answer is, yes . Think about it – is it very unlikely that you will be taken at your word when you file a claim that says you’ve been injured […]

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Are My Prescriptions Covered Under Worker’s Compensation?

Many questions that we get about workers’ compensation insurance revolves around prescriptions. These questions include: Are my prescriptions covered under my workers’ compensation insurance? Yes, to the relief of many, you will be entitled to your prescriptions under your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance. Why does my insurance company tell me I can only get my […]

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The 3 Factors That Make Up a Strong Initial Claim

A strong initial claim is crucial in a workplace injury case. As a plaintiff, you will want to come out of the gate very strong. The longer a case goes on, the more steam it will lose, and if you don’t have all of your evidence up front, you might not be able to successfully […]

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OSHA Penalties Got a Major Increase This Summer

Starting in August, the Department of Labor increased the maximum penalties for violations of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Citations issued by OSHA on or after the date of August 1st, 2016 are subject to the new penalties, provided that the cited violations occurred after November 2, 2015. Additionally, OSHA penalties will adjust […]

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Can I Receive Both Workers’ Comp and Social Security Disability Benefits?

Is it possible to receive Workers’ Compensation and Social Security Disability Benefits simultaneously? In a word, yes. Workers’ Compensation programs are run on a state-by-state basis, whereas SSDI is a federal program run by the Social Security Administration (SSA). However, many factors go into the eligibility of these programs, making it entirely possible that someone […]

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Are You In Danger At Your Workplace? The Top 3 Work Hazards

Any environment can easily turn into a dangerous one if not properly maintained. These are some of most common work hazards we see complaints from: Slips, Trips, and Falls The most common cause of injury at work is inarguably this one. If there’s a spill that is not cleaned up, cables left lying on the […]

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VIDEO: Workers’ Compensation Settlements

Erwin, McCane and Daly deals solely with providing injured workers with the justice they deserve. When pursuing a workers’ compensation settlement, there are different types of settlements that apply to different types of injuries. Schedule Loss of Use: This type of settlement usually results from a claim regarding an injury to an extremity. For example, […]

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