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Work Injuries

Immediate vs. Long-Term Workplace Injuries

When you suffer an injury at work, filing a worker’s compensation claim can help you supplement your income while you recover. However, not all injuries are created equal. Under the law and according to the insurance company, a large difference exists between immediate and long-term workplace injuries when it relates to worker’s compensation claims. Worker’s compensation can pay for lost wages and medical bills, but workers’ compensation will pay permanent disability benefits when the injury is permanent. What’s The Difference Between Immediate Vs. Long-Term Workplace Injuries? To have your injury deemed a long-term or “residual injury,(1)” you must document why the injury causes permanent...

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Common Reasons For Being Denied a Worker’s Compensation Claim

If you injured yourself while at work, you’re probably hoping your company's insurance will approve your worker’s compensation claim to supplement your income and pay for any medical bills. However, insurance companies frequently deny worker’s compensation claims for a variety of common reasons. If you learn those reasons and work with a personal injury attorney before submitting your claim, you’ll increase your chances of having your claim approved. What Are Some Common Reasons Insurance Companies Deny A Worker’s Compensation Claim? Worker’s compensation claims frequently get denied for many reasons that you can altogether avoid. Some common reasons insurance companies deny a worker’s compensation claim...

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What to Do When a Repetitive Stress Injury Leads to Disability

It's common to equate workplace injuries with a single catastrophic injury that leads to disability and needing time off. However, too many workers often need to utilize disability because of a repetitive stress injury caused by their work duties. Workers executing repetitive motions, such as holding a jackhammer or even typing, can cause repetitive stress injuries (RSIs). Those workers are entitled to workers' compensation benefits to prove their work duties are to blame for their injuries. What Is A Repetitive Stress Workplace Injury? Repetitive stress injuries (RSIs) present as: pain, which can range from tenderness, a dull ache, throbbing to acute pain tingling numbness ...

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