If you've been hurt while at work and have filed for workers' comp benefits, you are likely anxious for an approval. Your employer is supposed to provide this valuable insurance coverage to you at no charge, and if approved, you can expect to have your medical expenses and a portion of your wages paid to you while you get better from your injuries. Sometimes, however, workers' comp claims are denied. Read on to find out some common denial reasons and how to deal with them.
27 July 2016
You should get workers' compensation benefits for all your work-related injuries, including back pain. However, you have to prove that your injury is work-related before you can receive the benefits. Unfortunately, this isn't easy to do in the case of back pain because of the following. There are Many Alternative Causes of the Pain It is not easy to pinpoint your work as the sole cause of your back pain; it can originate from many other places and often occurs over time.
14 July 2016
Imagine for a second that you are driving. Your phone dings and you pick it up to take a look. Those three to four seconds that you took your eyes off of the road can become a life-altering moment for you and someone else. The government and other agencies have recognized texting as a dangerous driving distraction. An Israeli technology firm has developed a new device called a textalyzer, and there are a few facts that you should know about it.
27 June 2016
If you have been injured in a car wreck that was not your fault, you should know that you are entitled to be fairly compensated for your damages. Damages can include everything from your medical bills and car repair or replacement to lost wages and pain and suffering compensation. A very powerful weapon exists to help you get what you deserve from the at-fault driver, and you may not even need to go to court to get compensation.
27 May 2016
When the braking system of a commercial truck fails, an accident can occur. But who is ultimately responsible for the accident depends on several factors. If you were involved in an accident with a truck with defective brakes, here is what you need to know. Is the Brake Manufacturer to Blame? Determining who is responsible for the failure of a braking system depends on several factors. One consideration is whether or not any component of the system was under recall at the time of the accident.
16 May 2016
After you get into a car accident and file the accident with your insurance company, the adjuster is often one of the first people you deal with. This is the person that will consider the damage and injuries and decide how much to give you during a settlement. It is important that you know the proper way of dealing with an adjuster in order to get the money you deserve during the settlement.
3 May 2016
While it's true an attorney can help you successfully settle an accident claim, it's equally true not all cases require a lawyer's assistance. Sometimes it's possible to get a fair settlement from the insurance company on your own; however, determining if that's the case in your current claim can be a challenge. Here are two things to consider to help you decide if you can resolve your claim yourself or you need an attorney's assistance.
19 April 2016
There are many different things that can happen throughout a workday, and unfortunately injury can be one of them. In fact there are approximately 90 work related deaths in the United States each week. That translates into almost 13 a day, and that is only the work-related deaths. There are many more injuries that occur each day. For this reason there are personal injury attorneys that are available to help you.
11 April 2016
If you have been injured in the workplace, you may be wondering whether to pursue a worker's compensation or personal injury claim. This is a valid worry because it determines different aspects of your settlement, including how much you will get. Here are four questions to help you make the decision: Do You Have the Option? The first thing to find out is whether you can pursue both a personal injury claim against the employer and a workers' compensation claim because you do not always have the choice.
29 March 2016
When a person is injured in an automobile accident, the first thing the courts are mandated to do is to determine who is at fault and to what degree. Individual states vary in how fault is determined, so it is important to understand the laws so that you know both your rights and your responsibilities if injured in an accident. Although individual states may vary in how fault is determined, they generally follow one of four different methods for assigning blame in an automobile accident:
16 March 2016