Can working from home cause a repetitive stress injury?

Can working from home cause a repetitive stress injury?

When you think of work-related injuries, you probably think of visible traumatic incidents that cause injuries like broken bones, brain injuries, or spinal cord trauma. What you probably don’t think of, are repetitive stress injuries. What is a repetitive stress...

What you need to know about workers comp and Telehealth.

What you need to know about workers comp and Telehealth.

There’s no doubt, life has dramatically changed since the beginning of the pandemic. Businesses have been forced to change the way that they operate, some restaurants are relying solely on take-out and curbside service, there’s now a limit on the number people allowed...

Critical Steps to Take After a Workplace Injury

Critical Steps to Take After a Workplace Injury

A workplace injury can have devastating consequences for you and your family, not only in lost wages but depending on the severity, an injury at work could result in expensive medical bills, lengthy recovery times, physical therapy, and even emotional distress. That...

How Social Media Can Negatively Impact Your Workers’ Comp Claim

How Social Media Can Negatively Impact Your Workers’ Comp Claim

In this time of social isolation, staying connected is more important than ever. The New York Times reported that Facebook and Instagram have enjoyed a 50% increase in usage as a direct result of the coronavirus. The average user spends 58 minutes per day on social....

9 Reasons why your workers comp claim could be denied.

9 Reasons why your workers comp claim could be denied.

If your workers comp claim was denied, you should know you don’t have to take no for an answer. The Workers’ Compensation system is complex, and your claim could be turned down for any number of reasons, but what you may not know is that if your claim is denied, you...

If you’re in pain now, wait until the paperwork starts.

If you’re in pain now, wait until the paperwork starts.

According to the National Safety Council, every 7 seconds, someone gets hurt while on the job. Not every injury will result in serious health problems or missed work, but any injury can cause health issues over time. If you’re one of the unlucky workers who have...

Can I still get workers comp if I quit my job after getting hurt?

Can I still get workers comp if I quit my job after getting hurt?

Let’s take a look at a hypothetical situation. Let’s say you’re having a bad week. You’re carrying your piping hot coffee through the warehouse when you trip over some cables that were being improperly stored. You fall, hot coffee burns your hands, ruins your shirt...

I had a fall at work. Should I file for workers comp?

I had a fall at work. Should I file for workers comp?

When it comes to falls, the Bureau of Workers Compensation (BWC) has requirements that have to be met in order for the accident to qualify for coverage. Just being on the clock or at your employer’s location is not enough. Trip and Fall Injury Trip and fall injuries...

LESSON LEARNED: If you are injured at work; don’t wait to file.

LESSON LEARNED: If you are injured at work; don’t wait to file.

Former Minnesota Vikings defensive lineman, Alapati “Al” Noga, 53, is not eligible for workers’ compensation benefits according to the state’s top court, following repeated head trauma that he claims caused a dementia diagnosis. The Minnesota Supreme Court filed an...

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