Can I still receive workers’ compensation if the injury was my fault?

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Workers’ compensation is a benefit that employees are entitled to if they are injured while on the job, regardless of fault. If you are injured on the job and you are not sure whether you are entitled to workers’ compensation, consult with your employer to determine the benefits available to you. However, if your injury […]

What Does Workers’ Compensation pay if an employee dies on the job?

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Workers’ compensation benefits are designed to provide a financial safety net for employees, in addition to any other insurance that may be available. The state sets the parameters of these benefits, and the company is legally obligated to provide them. If an employee dies on the job, Workers’ Compensation can cover the funeral costs. They […]

Can I get Workers’ Compensation if my customer got me sick?

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Workers’ Compensation is a program that provides financial help to workers in the case of an injury or illness, and it is covered by insurance policies. If you are injured or get sick from a customer, you may be eligible for Workers’ Compensation. The question is whether the customer’s injury or sickness was caused by […]

How Should I inform my employer if I was injured?

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When you are injured, it is important to let your employer know immediately. If you do not inform your employer, they will be unaware of the injury and any subsequent treatment. It is also important to keep your employer informed of any changes in your condition so they can help you get back to work. […]

What if I was hurt during my break?

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Generally, injuries that occur during lunch breaks aren’t considered work-related. For example, you probably can’t claim workers’ comp for twisting your leg while going out to a coffee shop to get your breakfast. However, if you were picking up food for a work-related venue, that might be covered. That said, if you were eating on […]

How Long Do I Have to File My Workers’ Comp Claim?

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The time limit for filing a workers’ compensation claim varies from state to state, but the most common time limit is two years. Therefore, you must file your claim within two years of the date of your injury or you will lose your right to benefits.

Do I Need a lawyer for my Workers’ Compensation case?

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You might not need a lawyer for your Workers’ Compensation case. If you are injured on the job, and have not been paid what you think is fair for your injuries, or if you are not certain of the law, then you should talk to an attorney. If you work in construction or in a […]

Will I be able to return to my old job?

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Workers’ compensation benefits are designed to provide injured workers with a means of support for the necessities of life. However, many people are not aware that workers’ compensation does not cover the return to work. The return to work may be difficult for some people. For others, it may be too difficult or impossible to […]

When should I report a Workplace Injury?

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It is important to report your work injury as soon as possible. Your employer is required to report any work-related injuries in the workplace. It is also important to contact your employer if you suspect that your injury has become a more serious issue. If you are unsure if your injury should be reported, it […]

What is workers’ compensation?

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Workers’ compensation is a form of insurance that provides benefits to workers who have been injured or killed on the job. Workers’ compensation is regulated by the state and federal governments, and the specific details vary from state to state. The law requires employers to have workers’ compensation insurance, which means that your employer must […]