When Your Job Costs You an Arm or a Leg: Differences in Workers’ Compensation Benefits

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If you had to put a price tag on one of your limbs – your arm or leg – how much would you say? While it may be an odd subject to think about, ProPublica—a group of independent journalists working to report on various topics in the best interest of the public—has worked to calculate a compensation figure for losing body parts while on the job. These calculations, though a bit morbid, convey the surprising differences in compensation of a lost body part across the state lines. Why is... Read More

Tips on Reporting a Work Related Injury

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Workers’ compensation, also known as workers’ comp, is designed to protect the injured worker.  Medical expenses, lost wages and, if necessary, training or rehab for a new type of job are some of the remunerations made available by workers’ comp coverage. However, in order to earn these benefits, first you must make sure to follow some important guidelines when reporting your injury. Below are just a few basics to consider: Always report your injury in writing. This is a very... Read More

Understanding the Pain of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

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In terms of occupational injuries, carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) leads the pack. What’s more, it is unique because it’s not caused by a single event, but rather it is a progressive condition. CTS is named for the “tunnel” of tendons and ligaments running through the wrist. According to Whole Health MD, carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition caused when too much pressure is put on the median nerve, which is responsible for controlling feeling and movement in the hand. People who suffer... Read More

Workers’ Comp Claims and Pre-Existing Conditions

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It is an unfortunate fact that some insurance companies will try to deny an employee workers’ compensation benefits due to a pre-existing condition.  These types of situations are never easy for the injured worker. If it happens to you, chances are you will need an experienced workers’ comp attorney to assist you in receiving any compensation that you are owed. There are many kinds of injuries that can qualify as being “pre-existing.”  An old back injury, for instance, is the most... Read More