Bursitis and Workers’ Compensation

Bursitis may be covered under Workers’ Compensation. Bursitis is a painful condition that develops when the bursa, a lubricating sac located between joints, tendons, muscles, and even skin, becomes inflamed. When the bursa becomes inflamed or irritated, it can cause swelling and pain in the area. The bursal sac reduces friction by lubricating spaces between … Read more

Updated: February 6, 2022

Results of Failing To Maintain Workers’ Comp Insurance

Nearly every employer is required to have workers’ compensation insurance. In the event of a workplace injury, employees are entitled to medical treatment and wage loss benefits regardless of whose fault the injury is. Obviously this benefits injured employees, but it also serves to protect employers from injured workers taking civil action against them. An … Read more

Updated: February 8, 2017

Is A Fetus Entitled To Workers’ Compensation Benefits?

Workers’ compensation laws differ from state to state. One interesting issue that is currently being debated in several states is whether or not a child has the right to sue the mother’s employer if she was pregnant and she and her fetus were injured. If a mother is injured when she is pregnant, and the … Read more

Updated: August 30, 2016

Workers Accused Of Fraudulent Workers’ Compensation Claims

Three workers in have been accused of workers’ compensation fraud after they apparently lied about their injuries. The three workers filed for workers’ compensation benefits when they became injured at the metal fabrication company, L.E.F. Inc., in November of 2011. They claimed that the facial burns they received were caused by a welding torch that … Read more

Updated: October 25, 2013

Former State Employee Defrauds The State In Workers’ Comp Benefits

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A man and woman, are being charged with 93 counts that include theft, perjury, and falsification of business records. While the pair currently reside in Wisconsin, the fraud that they are being charged with occurred in Alaska, where the man was a state employee and the woman was supposedly his masseuse. Prosecutors for this case … Read more

Updated: January 26, 2016

MO Lawmakers to Temporarily Double Fees for Workers Injured on the Job

With over 30,000 claims pending against Missouri’s worker compensation fund, the legislature and Governor are trying desperately to find the money to pay some of these disenfranchised workers. The funds to pay injured Missouri workers have dropped to a trickle, and the total amount owed to injured workers is three times greater than available in … Read more

Updated: July 27, 2021