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Workers’ Compensation

What is SIRVA and How Does it Apply to Workers’ Compensation?

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What is SIRVA? How Does it Apply to Workers’ Compensation?   Vaccines are utilized as a mechanism to help protect people from various diseases and illnesses that have proven resistant to conventional treatment. The way a vaccine works is that a weaker version of the disease is injected into the body. After the immune system builds up a defense to the weaker version, it will be able to withstand the infection.     However, there may be some risks to taking a vaccine. One such risk is the development of SIRVA. This is an acronym for “Shoulder Injury Related to Vaccine Administration.”   What is SIRVA?   SIRVA...

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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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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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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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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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How to Find the Best Workers’ Compensation Lawyer in New Jersey

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A work injury can be classified as a sort of accident or occupational hazard that occurs at the professionalism. These sort of injuries can lead to physical and mental trauma. If you have suffered a serious work-related injury, then it is a good idea to hire a workers’ compensation lawyer to handle your case.   Workers’ compensation law is multifaceted and requires highly specialized attorneys who are experienced in the field. There are various lawyers who are not well-versed in workers’ compensation law, who would be willing to take a risk with your case. You must search out for an attorney who...

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What to Expect When You Go to a Workers’ Compensation Hearing

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What to Expect When You Go to a Workers' Compensation Hearing   If you've lost hope from your employer and the insurance company that was meant to cover you for job-related injuries it could really be heartbreaking. It is a sign of arrogance on part of your employer along with the insurance carrier and their team of lawyers. Do not fret though! The legal system will be able to provide you with justice once you claim workers’ compensation.   Unfortunately, it can be a long and tedious process with many negotiations and meetings undertaken for settling the issue. No worries if you cannot get...

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What Steps to Take After Your Workers’ Compensation Claim is Denied

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What Steps to Take After Your Workers’ Compensation Claim is Denied Was your workers’ compensation claim denied? You may be feeling disappointed but, there is legal recourse for this situation.   Filing an appeal for workers’ compensation denial can be rewarding but, it is a complicated legal process governed by state laws. An experienced workers’ compensation lawyer can guide you through the steps and help you fill out the documents required for the process and get you the compensation you are entitled to.   The first step to determine the future course of action is to understand the reasons for the denial of compensation....

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What You Should Do If You Have Suffered Back Pain From a Work Injury

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What You Should Do If You Have Suffered Back Pain From a Work Injury   After hand injuries, back injuries are supposed to be the most common workplace injury. Back injuries can include: Lower back strain Bulging, herniated, and slipped disks Fractured vertebrae Pinched nerves Spinal cord damage The lower spine and disks are extremely sensitive and prone to get injured while at work or while lifting heavy equipment. Loads that are too heavy to lift or improper or stooped posture can also increase a worker’s chances of suffering a back injury.   Most of those who suffer a back injury at the workplace are...

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When to File a Workers’ Compensation Claim vs. a Personal Injury Claim

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When to File a Workers’ Compensation Claim vs. a Personal Injury Claim Recently, an article came out talking about how a tower crane collapsed, injuring multiple workers. Workplace injuries are common, and thus it is important to be informed about the all the options you have if you are injured at your workplace. Usually, people see workers’ compensation claim as the only option; however, there are a lot of situations in which you can choose to file a personal injury claim. Let’s understand these claims in detail.   Workers’ Compensation Claim   This includes injuries at the workplace or outside while carrying out the work-related...

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