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Workers’ Compensation Benefits 101: Back Injury Information

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Back Injuries at Work: Info on Workers Comp Benefits Year after year, different studies indicate that a back injury is one of the most common injuries incurred in the workplace. Some experts have even stated that US workers are 50% more likely to develop back injuries in the course of their lifetime. Work-related back injuries are not only bad for the worker; they are bad for employers and the United States economy in general. Back injuries result in longer absences from work compared to other kinds of work injuries – a big blow to productivity. According to the Department of Labor, back injuries affect...

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Your Personal Injury Claim Has Been Denied. What is the Next Step?

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You were out biking, as usual on your day off, following all the rules of the road. Suddenly, a speeding car from runs into you from behind knocks you down, and you're left with multiple injuries. Fortunately, the injuries were not that severe. Yet, it took you weeks to recuperate.   Next, armed with all documents, you file the accident claim. You were pretty sure about getting the claim without any delay as it was entirely the fault of the car driver. You get the shock of your life when you hear that your claim was denied.   What do you do then? Just...

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Car Accident Lawyer: Rights if You Are a Passenger in a Car Accident

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Car Accident Lawyer: Rights if You Are a Passenger in a Car Accident   When we hire a cab, we expect a pleasant experience traveling to our destination and are confident of getting to our destination well within time. Unfortunately, in a stroke of bad luck, you may suddenly find yourself involved in a car accident and sustain several injuries.   Sure, it is going to be a trying time for you as you have to get treated for your personal injuries and have to even might have to deal with medical expenses in the process.   You were a mere passenger in the car...

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How Workers’ Compensation Law Applies to Nurses and Nurses Aides

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Nurses and Workers’ Compensation Since you were little, you knew that you wanted to be a nurse. You did not want just a job; you wanted a career that is highly rewarding. As a nurse, it is your job to provide comfort to those who are suffering. Your presence in the doctor’s office, hospital room, birthing room, emergency room, and others is calming. You are the one who provides those seemingly little “extras” that go a long way in bringing a person to recovery. It is an occupation that provides both expertise and compassion. Being a nurse or a nurse’s aide, like...

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Attorney at Law Highlights Bike Lanes and How to Reduce Accident Risk

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Attorney at Law Highlights Bike Lanes and How to Reduce Accident Risk   With more and more people riding a bike for both health and environment causes, the number of cyclists meeting with accidents has also increased. On many occasions, the fault isn't the riders. You can contact a automobile accident attorney at law if you meet with an accident while riding your bicycle.   Though cycle accidents are not as common as car accidents they can cause grave injuries. According to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation the common places and factors that lead to bike accidents are:   Age: Kids and young adults are...

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Workers’ Compensation Attorney: How to Calculate a Settlement

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How do You Calculate a Workers' Compensation Settlement? Under the standard workers’ compensation system, wage loss benefits will be paid out on a weekly basis and medical payments will be made as required by the injured employee. However, New Jersey law allows employees covered under the workers’ compensation laws to agree to a lump sum settlement. Under a lump sum settlement, the total amount of workers’ compensation will be reduced, but the payment will be received all at once rather than over a period. This type of arrangement may be attractive to certain injured employees who are concerned about major debt obligations...

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Personal Injury Lawyer Lists the Types of Damages Available in a Case

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Personal Injury Lawyer Lists the Types of Damages Available in a Case   Clint, 35, fractured his right leg and also suffered injuries on his hand and head when a car, coming the wrong way on the highway, hit his bike. He was out of work for three months and had to pay for his medical expenses on his own. If only he had known about personal injury claim and consulted an attorney.   Being aware of personal injury claims can help the claimant seek financial compensation or bring the perpetrator to book. If adversity strikes in the form of injuries resulting from another's’...

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Don’t Go On The Price Is Right During a Workers’ Compensation Claim

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Don't Go On The Price Is Right During a Workers' Compensation Claim   Cathy Wrench Cashwell learned this the hard way. The former Fayetteville post office carrier claimed to have got hurt on the job lifting mail trays and had been collecting workers’ compensation checks since 2004. She said the shoulder injury had left her so disabled that she was unable to stand, sit, kneel, squat, climb, bend, reach, or grasp. But her purported claim was busted when she appeared on a 2009 episode of the show The Price is Right and spun the “big wheel” not once but twice.   According to an...

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How to Determine if Your Car Accident Injury Claim is Strong Enough

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How to Determine if Your Car Accident Injury Claim is Strong Enough   No one expects their loved ones to get into a car accident, but the unexpected happens on the streets every day. Car accident injuries range from minor to fatal. Regardless of the type of injury, many auto accident victims find themselves unable to return to work and go about their daily lives. Once involved in an accident, the next question that arises is “Do I have a case, and how strong is it?”   There are three main factors in a personal injury (PI) case; liability, damages, and coverage. If a...

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When States Let Employees Opt Out of Paying Workers’ Compensation

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When States Let Employees Opt Out of Paying Workers’ Compensation   Getting hurt on the job is not an uncommon phenomenon. Employees who meet with any sort of injury at the workplace are liable to receive workers’ compensation. Workers’ compensation is defined as “remedial social legislation to ensure that employees hurt on the job will be paid without regard to fault.”   The workers’ compensation program was created to protect employees injured on the job. The benefits of this claim may include medical costs, lost wages, and rehabilitation costs. The workers’ compensation program is a state-mandated insurance program.   Many employees have no clue that...

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