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Weight Limits Imposed on Tractor Trailers

There is a weight limit imposed on large tractor trailers of 40 tons, or 80,000 pounds. Anything over that and the truck becomes more difficult to handle and could cause more serious injury in an accident. Major highways are set up with weight checking stations to ensure that trucks are within their weight limit. Unfortunately … Read more

Updated: December 5, 2013

An Overview of Workers’ Compensation

According to OSHA, 6 million workers suffer non-fatal workplace injuries each year. It is important that employees familiarize themselves with the basics of workers’ compensation and understand their rights. It will help them decide the best course of action in case they experience a workplace injury or disease. Here are some answers to a few … Read more

Updated: October 13, 2022

Proving Mental Disability in a Workers Compensation Claim

The effects of psychological disorders on an employees’ ability to work are often disregarded. Workers compensation generally only covers the physical injury caused by an accident, not the mental distress that may follow as a result. In some cases, the psychological ailment could lead to the physical one like a heart attack brought on by … Read more

Updated: December 2, 2013

When Growing Older is a Factor in Your Claim

Any injury to your body that occurs as a result of your work should be covered by workers compensation. A work injury need not be caused by a sudden accident on the job, in fact nearly 2/3rds of all claims involve a repetitive strain injury, or RSI. The symptoms of some RSI’s mimic symptoms that … Read more

Updated: October 14, 2022

When MMI is Wrongfully Declared: How to Continue Your Medical Coverage

When you are hurt in an accident at work, the medical treatment you receive is paid for by your employers’ workers compensation insurance. Your personal health insurance policy is not obligated to pay for work injuries, even if it is health insurance through your job. If you have been injured at work and you feel … Read more

Updated: November 11, 2019

What to Do If Your Employer Denies Total Permanent Disability

If you can no longer earn a living because of an accident at work, you may be entitled to total permanent disability benefits. There are many different types of injuries sustained while on the job that may qualify you to receive workers’ compensation. Fortunately for most, they are not accident-related and after medical care, the … Read more

Updated: September 15, 2020