Workers’ Compensation Blog

Women At  Work: 3 Key Things To Know About Workers Comp

Women At Work: 3 Key Things To Know About Workers Comp

In the past 10 years, the number of women entering the workforce in traditionally male-dominated jobs has increased by nearly 30%. More and more women are working as trade laborers, warehouse workers, equipment operators and such. It’s important that all employees,...

My workers comp claim was denied. What do I do now?

My workers comp claim was denied. What do I do now?

After a workplace injury, you’re counting on your workers’ comp benefits to help pay your medical bills and help you get by financially until you’re able to return to work. Unfortunately, your employer (or the workers’ compensation insurance carrier) had different...

Alternative methods of pain relief: What injured workers should know

Alternative methods of pain relief: What injured workers should know

By now, we’re all aware of the ever worsening opioid crisis in America, and the use of medical marijuana and CBD oil as an alternative treatment for pain. But, do you know how these alternative methods will affect your workers' comp?   The common choice for acute pain...

Can I get workers’ comp for a dog bite?

Can I get workers’ comp for a dog bite?

If you get attacked by a dog during the course of employment, you may have two causes of action; workers comp and a dog bite lawsuit. When people think about workers’ comp claims, the most common injuries that come to mind are injuries like broken bones, machinery...

Should you be compensated for Carpal Tunnel?

Should you be compensated for Carpal Tunnel?

RSI’s or “Repetitive Stress Injuries” like carpal tunnel are becoming increasingly common as more and more workers are restricted to their desks to perform their job over a keyboard. While the work is most likely the cause of the injury, you can't sue your employer...

Fake work injuries can equal big fines and jail time.

Fake work injuries can equal big fines and jail time.

The Crime - A Columbus, Ohio mobile home maintenance worker now owes his former employer, TS Tech USA Corporation, more than $41,000. 35 year old Jason C. Smith, plead guilty to a felony count of workers’ compensation fraud this past Tuesday (August 14, 2018)....

How Will Legal Marijuana Impact Workers Comp?

How Will Legal Marijuana Impact Workers Comp?

States Rights vs. Feds As of 2018, medical marijuana is legal in 29 U.S. states and recreational is legal in 7 states... And there’s no end in sight. The opioid crisis continually makes headlines, and some doctors are already prescribing marijuana as an alternative to...

Top 5 most common workplace injuries and how to avoid them.

Top 5 most common workplace injuries and how to avoid them.

All kinds of injuries can occur in the workplace, which can cost both the employer and the employee valuable time and money. ​Today, we’re going to take a look at the 5 most common workplace injuries and offer some safety tips to help you prevent them from occurring....

What is the difference between a slip & fall and a trip & fall?

What is the difference between a slip & fall and a trip & fall?

Knowing the difference between a slip and fall and a trip and fall. ​Maybe it seems like splitting hairs, but there are big differences between a SLIP and fall and a TRIP and fall, and the difference can mean a lot when it comes to the legal side of things. ​Most...