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Communicate Effectively With Your Employer After a Work Injury

Communicating issues to an employer is generally better than an employer only being informed through paperwork. Employers are required to maintain workers’ compensation insurance for their employees. They must do so not only to protect their employees in the event of injury, but also to protect themselves. Injured employees should receive medical care and potentially … Read more

Updated: October 10, 2013

Ways Employers May Commit Workers’ Compensation Fraud

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Workers’ compensation fraud perpetrated by employers is a big problem, both for injured workers, the state – who in many cases assumes the cost of care for workers, and for the employer. Workers’ compensation fraud also impacts other businesses that are not committing fraud, as their insurance costs will be raised to compensate for the … Read more

Updated: September 30, 2013

What Happens When The Workers’ Compensation System Does Not Work?

Workers’ compensation systems are intended to be efficient and keep injury cases out of the courts. States develop and implement their own systems, so the way that each state approaches and handles workers’ compensation injuries can vary significantly from state to state. Workers are generally supposed to be guaranteed benefits for injuries and medical treatment … Read more

Who Makes Workers Comp Decisions If an Employer Goes Out of Business?

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A recent legal case in Missouri has raised an interesting and relevant question: when an employer goes out of business, who then has the right to direct the injured employee’s medical care? With workers’ compensation cases employees are supplied medical care and benefits for injuries they sustain while on the job, but there are some … Read more

Updated: February 9, 2018

Oil and Gas Workers at an Increased Risk Of Injury

Workers in the oil and gas industry are exposed to some of the most hazardous workplace conditions in the United States. It is not uncommon for injuries sustained in workplace accidents in these injuries to result in very serious physical damage or even death. Oil and gas accidents can be extremely serious and can have … Read more

Updated: November 9, 2022

Financial Options for Injured Workers

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Because workers’ compensation insurance is mandatory for employers, most workplace accidents should be covered under workers’ compensation. This means that employees who are injured in the course of their employment are entitled to compensatory benefits for medical expenses, lost wages, and other financial losses that are experienced in relation to the work accident. While workers’ … Read more

Updated: April 12, 2017