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

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

Workers’ Comp Benefits You May Not Be Aware Of

Workers’ compensation provides benefits for workers who are injured on the job. Not every Missouri worker understands the extent of his or her rights. However, there are several specific rules that workers should be aware of. In addition to medical treatment and disability benefits, injured workers may be entitled to other types of compensation. Scarring … Read more

Updated: August 16, 2016

What Are “Ghost” Insurance Policies?

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Without proof of workers’ compensation insurance, construction crews usually will not get hired.   Unfortunately, some in the construction industry illegally circumvent these laws in order to save money. For example, in North Carolina, construction employers with 3 or more employees are required to have workers’ comp insurance for those employees. One man was always … Read more

Updated: March 11, 2022

Why Attorneys Are Crucial When Negotiating A Workers’ Comp Settlement

When it comes to negotiating a workers’ compensation settlement, it can benefit you greatly to seek the advice of an attorney. Some workers think that after becoming injured they can reach a settlement with the employers insurance company on their own. And in some cases this may be true. However, it is inadvisable in many … Read more

Updated: August 21, 2013