After 8 Years A Jury Awards Planned Parenthood Employee In Workers’ Comp

After eight years a Washington woman has finally obtained compensation from a former employer for back and neck injuries. The woman worked for Planned Parenthood of Central Washington as a regional manager. She developed pain in her neck and back and was eventually diagnosed with degenerative arthritis, a condition unrelated to her job. The pain … Read more

Updated: October 25, 2013

Children Of Murdered Woman Denied Workers’ Comp Benefits Because Of Lapsed Policy

Workers’ compensation insurance is meant to protect both employers and their employees. In the event of a workplace injury, employees receive benefits that cover the cost of medical expenses and any lost wages during the recovery period. In return for workers’ comp benefits, employers get immunity from workers filing any civil lawsuits. But what if … Read more

Updated: August 16, 2016

Receiving Compensation For A Slip And Fall Injury

A slip and can happen anywhere, but a slip and fall at work can impede your ability to do your job. Even if your employer was not negligent, you can still recover compensation for your injuries. Workers’ comp is a no-fault system, which means that any workplace injury is compensable, as long as you were … Read more

Updated: October 13, 2022

When Are Mental Injuries Compensable?

Mental illness can often be compensable when there is an accompanying physical injury. Mental illness caused by conditions at work or a workplace incident can sometimes be compensable under workers’ compensation, but oftentimes are not. It depends on your jurisdiction and the laws in your state. Most states do not allow employees to file for … Read more

Updated: February 9, 2018

What Does Workers’ Compensation Cover?

  Workers’ compensation benefits can be confusing. Laws vary from state to state, so in addition to learning company policy, you should also learn about your rights and the workers’ comp system in your state. Workers’ compensation benefits should cover your medical bills relating to diagnosis of your injury and the prescribed treatment. It will … Read more

Updated: November 30, 2019

Paid Sick Leave Might Mean Less Workers Comp Injuries

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Employers and their insurance companies can be reticent to pay workers’ compensation claims. A study published online in the American Journal of Public Health, called Paid Sick Leave and Nonfatal Occupational Injuries, conducted by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, suggests that offering paid sick leave to employees might be beneficial to employers as … Read more

Updated: November 11, 2019