Introduction & Overview
Introduction & Overview
Difference Between a Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation Claim
The biggest and most important difference between a personal injury claim and a workers' compensation claim is that a personal injury claim is based on fault while a workers’ comp case is not.
Eligibility for Workers' Compensation After a Job-Related Accident
Every state, plus the federal government, has a workers’ compensation law that requires employers to provide certain types of insurance benefits for employees who were injured in the course of their employment. Workers’ compensation laws
Workers' Comp Claim Time Limits: Filing Deadlines and Exceptions
If you miss your state's deadline for reporting a workplace injury or filing a workers' comp claim, you probably won't be eligible for benefits—but there are a few exceptions.
Frequently Asked Questions About Workers Compensation
Injured workers have a right to benefits under the workers compensation system. Learn the basics here.
Injury Liability for Workplace Accidents
If you suffer an injury at work, chances are you would turn to a workers' compensation insurer to recoup your losses.
Can You Reopen a Closed Workers' Compensation Case If Your Injury Gets Worse?
Whether you can reopen your workers’ comp claim depends on the laws in your state, how much time has passed, and how you resolved your case.
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Workers' Compensation Benefits and Laws in Your State
Workers' Compensation Benefits and Laws in Your State
How to File a Workers' Comp Claim in California
What you need to do to ensure that you recover workers’ comp benefits in the Golden State.
Workers' Compensation in Florida: Eligibility and Benefit Amounts
Few things in life are more difficult than when a serious injury or illness prevents you from doing your job. It’s even more stressful when your disability is work-related, and you must navigate the complex workers' compensation system to make ends meet.
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First Steps After a Workplace Injury
What To Do After An Accident At Work
If you're injured in an accident at work, you'll probably be entitled to workers' compensation benefits. Nearly every employer is required by state law to provide workers' compensation insurance coverage for its employees.
Procedures for Filing a Workers' Compensation Claim
Workers’ compensation procedures differ from state to state, but the general concepts are similar. Most states’ workers’ compensation procedures involve the steps we'll describe in this article.
How to Win Your Workers' Compensation Claim
Workers’ compensation insurance companies don’t like to pay on claims any more than they have to, and they are always coming up with new reasons to deny solid claims.
Making a Work-Related Accident Report
If you get hurt on the job, it's important that you understand your state’s workers’ compensation insurance system, since it may be your only means of receiving compensation. In this article, we'll explain the details of reporting an on-the-job injury, which is typically a prerequisite to filing a workers' compensation claim.
Why Your Workers' Compensation Claim Could Be Denied
Workers’ compensation insurers deny many legitimate claims, forcing honest and innocent employees to hire a lawyer and navigate the workers’ compensation system to secure their benefits.
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Workers' Compensation Lawyers
When To Lawyer Up - Workers' Compensation
If your injuries are not clearly work-related, require extensive medical treatment, involve long periods of time off work, or result in permanent disability, you should call a workers' compensation lawyer.
How Much Will a Workers' Compensation Lawyer Cost?
You might be concerned about hiring a lawyer in your workers’ compensation case because you’ve heard how expensive lawyers can be. While this is true in many other areas of law, it’s actually much more affordable to hire a workers’ comp lawyer.
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Workers' Compensation Benefits
How Does a Workers' Compensation Settlement Work?
A workers' compensation settlement may provide a large sum of money up front, but be sure you understand what you may be missing.
How Much Do Workers' Compensation Benefits Pay?
If you've been injured on the job, you're probably wondering what kind of benefits you'll receive.
How Do Disability Ratings Work for Workers' Compensation?
In a workers' compensation case, your disability rating determines whether you’ll receive permanent disability benefits and in what amount. Here's how it works.
Workers' Compensation Claims for Long-Term or Permanent Injuries
Many employees who are injured at work get immediate medical treatment and go on to fully recover. Workers' comp will cover their medical bills and perhaps pay for a few days or weeks off work.
Specific Workers' Compensation InjuriesMore
Specific Workers' Compensation Injuries
Forced To Resign Due to Work-Related Injury?
If you've been forced to quit because of an on-the-job injury, you should consider your legal options.
Workers' Compensation Coverage for Nerve Damage
All types of work environments can lead to nerve damage and other nerve injuries. Some of these cases stem from falls or other sudden traumatic injuries, while others arise because of repetitive stress.
Can You Receive Workers' Comp for Stress or Anxiety?
The legal options you have to make a claim for work related stress depends largely on whether it's a physical or mental injury.
Employer Liability for Asbestos Exposure
Workers injured by on-the-job asbestos exposure can typically get workers’ compensation. They might also be able to sue asbestos manufacturers and others.
Making a Workers Compensation Claim for Wrist Tendonitis
Wrist tendonitis accounts for a significant percentage of workplace injury claims. Because workers' compensation laws vary by jurisdiction, it may or may not be compensable under the workers' comp system in place where you live and work.
Filing a Workers' Compensation Claim for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Repetitive stress injuries like carpal tunnel syndrome are becoming increasingly common as more and more workers' main tools are a keyboard and mouse.
Workers' Compensation and Employment Lawsuits Related to COVID-19 ExposureMore
Workers' Compensation and Employment Lawsuits Related to COVID-19 Exposure
Were You Fired Illegally During the COVID-19 Pandemic?
Learn whether you might have a claim for wrongful termination after being fired for taking medical leave, speaking up about safety hazards at the workplace, or another reason related to the coronavirus pandemic.
Can You Sue Your Employer If You Were Exposed to COVID-19 at Work?
If you get COVID-19 on the job—and believe it was your employer’s fault—you might be wondering if you can sue for compensation. Most of the time, you’ll be limited to filing a workers’ compensation claim rather than a personal injury lawsuit. But you might have other legal options in some circumstances.
Can I Sue My Employer for Not Providing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)?
In response to the coronavirus pandemic, public health officials have advised people to use PPE in nearly every area of life to try to prevent the spread of the virus. That includes in the workplace.
PPE FAQs: What Are Your Rights in the Workplace?
If you're returning to work in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic and have questions about your rights, you're not alone. Millions of Americans are wondering whether they're entitled to wear PPE, whether they can stay home from work if they feel unsafe, and whether their employer is allowed to take their temperature or inquire about their medical condition.