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How Some Companies Avoid Having Their Employees Have Workers’ Compensation Cases – Gaming the System

With the dark clouds of an economic downturn seemingly on the horizon, companies are looking for ways to save money, and develop a cushion in case things really do get worse for them.  One of the most expensive parts of any company’s overhead is paying for workers’ compensation insurance.  The more workers’ compensation claims a company has in a given year, the higher…

How Do Workers’ Compensation Claims Get Settled?

Having an accepted workers’ compensation claim is a long and often physically and mentally demanding process.  Not only are you getting paid only 2/3 of your average weekly wage, but you also do not have a say so in selecting which doctor is coordinating your medical care, or doing surgery on you.  Quite often family relationships get strained due to money issues,…

I Hurt My Back on the Job – Is that Workers’ Compensation?

Worker's Compensation And Back Injuries  Hurting your back on the job if you work in a warehouse, factory, construction site, shipping and receiving, logistics, or retail is a very real possibility as most of the jobs in these places of employment involve heavy lifting.  The part of the body that people are most vulnerable to injuring on the job in…

Workers Compensation and Third Party Claims

Third-Party Liability in Worker's Compensation Cases If you are injured on the job, and your claim is accepted by your self-insured company, or your company’s workers’ compensation carrier, your employer is responsible for paying your medicals bills, time out of work, and possibly compensation for a permanent injury.  Of course, they are not doing all of these things because of…