Recent Posts in Workplace Injuries Category

  • What Does Workers’ Compensation Insurance Cover?

    Most of us have heard of workers’ compensation, but if you have never had been injured on the job and had a reason to file a workers’ compensation claim, chances are you might not be too familiar with what it covers. If you have recently suffered a workplace injury and are now wondering what workers’ compensation will cover during this difficult time, we have broken down a list of what these ...
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  • What the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Company Knows About You

    Once you file your workers’ compensation claim, you can expect that the insurance company handling your claim will begin gathering background information about you. In fact, they can learn quite a bit about you without ever having to contact you. Insurance companies generally conduct these types of investigations to expose any falsities, inaccuracies, or contradictory information to prevent ...
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  • Most Common Construction Site Accidents

    Accidents can happen in any work environment, but some jobs are more inherently dangerous than others, causing employees to suffer more injuries, some of which might even be fatal, while on the job. In fact, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2010, there were 774 deaths that occurred due to an accident on a construction site. To put this in perspective, construction site accidents ...
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  • Why Was My Workers’ Compensation Claim Denied?

    Your employer has an obligation to provide a safe work environment to ensure no employee is injured while performing his or her duties. Unfortunately, some employers fail to do so and, as a result, injuries happen. If you were injured on the job and pursued a workers’ compensation claim that was denied, you do not have to accept this as the final word on this matter. The workers’ compensation ...
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  • Common Workers' Compensation Terms Defined

    Before you file a claim for workers’ compensation, it’s important to familiarize yourself with the common terms you’ll come across as you complete the process. Knowing what these terms mean, and how they’re defined, can significantly help you understand the claims-filing process as a whole; it could even help improve your chances of getting your claim approved. Below, we define 10 of the most ...
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  • How Preexisting Injuries Affect Workers' Compensation

    Even if you have preexisting conditions, it does not mean that you are ineligible for workers’ compensation benefits . Employers are required to take a worker “as they are” and not discriminate between a healthy employee and one who is vulnerable to injuries. Any work-related injuries , whether they are old or new, may be eligible for workers’ comp benefits. You can find out if your condition ...
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  • Common Occupational Illnesses

    No matter how safe we all try to be, we are often unable to anticipate an injury. In many cases, workers’ compensation claims may not arise from a one-time accident. Rather, it can be caused by years of physical stress on the body and joints. Below are some of the most common types of occupational illnesses that may be eligible for workers’ compensation. Workers’ compensation can provide benefits ...
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  • The Top 5 Causes of Workplace Injuries

    The Travelers Companies recently conducted a study of more than 1.5 million workers’ compensation claims filed from 2010 to 2014 analyzing the most frequent causes of workplace injuries. According to the results, most workplace injuries stem from the following causes: Material handling – 32% of claims Slips, trips, and falls – 16% of claims Being struck or colliding with objects – 10% of claims ...
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