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How to File an Incident Report After a Work Accident

When you get injured on the job, worker’s compensation is there to protect you. It exists as a form of no-fault insurance to make sure that your medical bills are paid for and that you can make ends meet while you recover, or that you can retrain for a new job if possible, provided you can no longer perform your …

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Workers’ Compensation: How Much Can I Get?

When you get hurt on the job, no matter what the circumstances, you’re covered by workers’ compensation insurance. This insurance is a no-fault system that’s in place to make sure that your medical bills are paid for when you’re hurt, and that you can make ends meet during your recovery. Many people faced with the need to collect benefits wonder …

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Can My Employer Force Me to Quit After an Injury?

It’s a frighteningly common story: someone gets hurt at work, be it a trip and fall or for any other reason, and files for workers’ compensation. After that, their employer becomes hostile, making their life miserable in an attempt to make them quit, or actively requests that they resign or else they’ll be let go. This can be a scary …

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What to Do If You’re in a Scaffolding Accident

Working in the construction industry is full of dangers. In fact, this career carries more of a chance of death or serious injury than almost any other in the United States. Among the leading causes of major injury and death are falling accidents, many of which occur from scaffolding. In general, accidents at the workplace are covered by workers’ compensation, …

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What To Do If You’re Injured by a Coworker

When you’re hurt on the job, in the vast majority of cases workers’ compensation will kick in to cover your injuries. This is the case, in general, no matter what your injuries are or what the circumstances were that caused them. But what if you’re hurt because one of your coworkers did something irresponsible, and your injuries go beyond what …

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Why You Need a Workers’ Comp Attorney After a Medical Exam

Sometimes accidents happen and, when they happen in your workplace, there are certain steps that need to be taken to ensure that you are fully covered and compensated. If there is any disagreement about your medical condition in your workers’ comp case, you may be asked by the insurance company to receive an independent medical examination, or IME. The results …

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What Happens When Your Employer Doesn’t Have Workers’ Comp

Workers’ compensation insurance exists so that if and when an employee is injured while on the job while performing their job duties, their medical expenses and lost wages are covered. Besides Texas, every state requires that employers of a certain size to carry workers’ compensation insurance. They can generally get third-party workers’ compensation insurance or set up a self-insured plan. …