Blog Posts in 2022

  • Can a Debt Collector Garnish My Workers’ Compensation?

    Sometimes, when a person has financial obligations, an outside entity can garnish their wages. Essentially, this means the organization can automatically take a portion of someone’s income. Who Can Garnish My Wages? Normally, debt collectors have this authority. They cannot, however, simply start taking your money. First, they must get permission from either you or a court. When going through the ...
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  • Examples of an Unsafe Work Environment

    It isn’t always clear whether your management is creating an unsafe work environment. Some jobs are inherently dangerous, and you may see hazards as normal. In other situations, you can grow accustomed to unnecessary dangers, no longer questioning the appropriateness of your working conditions. If you are unsure of whether your employer is creating an unsafe work environment, here are some ...
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  • Common Workers’ Compensation Application Mistakes

    Workers’ comp is a type of insurance. As such, it is subject to the decisions of the insurer. We all know that insurance companies avoid paying out benefits whenever possible. Doing so is simply a part of their business model. These companies have many tricks they use to deny compensation. They can claim that your injury isn’t severe enough to warrant benefits. Companies might also use loopholes, ...
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  • What if I’m Injured at a Work-Sponsored Event?

    Team building has become an important part of the modern-day work culture. Companies and corporations see the value in letting employees get together, build relationships, blow off some steam, and simply have fun. These events sometimes involve physical activity. Your employer can throw a frisbee golf or kickball game. Sometimes, work events allow alcohol use. Either of these scenarios increases ...
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  • Workers’ Compensation for Business Trips

    These days, there are almost limitless places you can work. Some employees can work anywhere they choose. Others have home offices, and some fly all over the world for work. This raises questions about workers’ compensation. We’ve already covered ways you can be compensated while working from home. Now let’s discuss how workers’ compensation operates when you are hurt on a business trip. Whenever ...
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  • Liability and Workers’ Comp in Construction Vehicle Accidents

    Construction work is a high-risk job, and injuries are common. They can range from mild to severe, but when an injury involves a construction vehicle, it is almost always serious. Ideally, workers’ compensation helps people who are injured on the job, regardless of how that injury happened. You should be able to collect benefits if you trip on the way to the bathroom. Often, however, the insurer ...
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  • Can I Receive Workers’ Compensation if I Work from Home?

    Increasingly, people are working from home. The global pandemic has drastically changed how we do our jobs. Many workers discovered that they could perform their duties remotely, and companies adjusted accordingly. Many organizations began hiring more and more workers from outside their state, increasing their workforce and productivity while cutting the cost of office maintenance. As with any ...
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  • Can I Receive Workers’ Comp if I Have a Preexisting Condition?

    When everything runs smoothly, receiving workers’ compensation is easy. In the best-case scenarios, you file the paperwork, get your compensation, and move on. No big deal. This situation, of course, is not always the case. As an insurance benefit, workers’ comp filters through an insurer who always protects its bottom line. You can be denied for the smallest, most technical of reasons. This ...
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