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Misconceptions About Workers’ Compensation

In most states, small business owners are required to carry Workers’ Compensation insurance for their employees to cover medical care, rehabilitation and wage replacement costs in case an employee becomes injured or sick on the job. Specific rules can vary from state to state, but the following are the general questions most commonly asked by -->

Workers’ Compensation and Workplace Injuries

Workers’ Compensation is a type of insurance that is purchased by employers to cover employment-related illnesses and injuries. It is state-mandated and consists of payments required by law to employees who are injured or disabled resulting from their job. Every state has their own Workers’ Compensation insurance program. In many situations, employees that are injured -->

Employer’s Responsibilities If You Have a Job-Related Injury

Under the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), employers have a responsibility to provide a safe workplace. Some of these key employer responsibilities include: Providing a workplace free from serious hazards and compliance with the standards, rules and regulations issued by OSHA Making sure employees have access to and use safe equipment and tools Using -->

Have You Been Diagnosed With a Medical Issue as a Result of Living or Working in NYC During 9/11 Attacks?

Did you live or work in the World Trade Center area immediately after the 9/11 terrorist attacks? If so, you should be aware of valuable monetary and medical benefits that you may be entitled to receive. Those diagnosed with cancer or respiratory illnesses who were present at the 9/11 crash site at the time of the crash -->

Carpal Tunnel Disability and Workers’ Compensation

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is known as a repetitive stress injury and has become increasingly more common in people whose work is driven by computers. While there may be many underlying causes for these repetitive stress injuries, you may be entitled to compensation for this injury under the laws of workers’ compensation. If you or someone -->

Construction Site Accidents and Workers’ Compensation

Construction site accidents are common and can be catastrophic. If you have been injured on a construction site, depending on the circumstances of your accident and your employer’s insurance, you may be eligible to collect workers’ compensation benefits. To learn more about workers’ compensation benefits and the losses that are owed to you, contact the -->

A Warning for Women Seeking Workers’ Compensation

It is a widely recognized fact that women in the work world are commonly faced with added challenges due to gender. Their male counterparts are typically hired, paid, and promoted more frequently and at a greater rate. While employers and government officials have taken note of the inequalities and inconsistencies in these processes and have -->

The Workers’ Compensation Claim Process

When an individual becomes injured or ill at work, they may be entitled to file for Workers’ Compensation. This is a type of insurance that all employers should have, workers’ compensation pays for aspects of injured or ill employee’s ailments. For example, it may cover medical care expenses, some wage replacement and rehabilitation. In order -->

Creating a Safe Driving Program for Workers

Every year, motor vehicle accidents at work cost employers $60 billion in medical care, legal expenses, property damage and lost productivity. What’s worse is that our hard workers are seriously injured and unable to work as a result. The Network of Employers for Traffic Safety (NETS) lists the following steps employers can take to build -->

Help Keep Employees Safe from Asbestos

Asbestos is a natural fibrous material that can have devastating effects on workers if proper precautions aren’t taken. Exposure to asbestos can cause a variety of diseases, including asbestosis, a chronic lung disease resulting from prolonged exposure to asbestos dust; lung cancer and other cancers; and mesothelioma, an aggressive form of cancer than affects the -->