Category Archive for: Workers’ Compensation

Retired NFL Players Eligible for Workers Comp in California

It might seem odd that NFL players would file for workers’ compensation benefits, but their jobs are some of the most dangerous around. Whenever an NFL player goes to work — whether it’s a practice or a game – he is susceptible to an injury. A busted knee, a torn tendon, a ruptured disc, a […]

Top 3 Types of Construction Accidents

If you work in construction, you understand that getting hurt goes with the territory. According to OSHA, four types of work accidents were responsible for the majority of construction-related deaths in 2011: falls, electrocutions, being struck by an object and getting caught in between machinery. Construction accidents don’t always result in fatalities, however. There are […]

Workers Comp Laws May Protect Undocumented Workers

Workers Comp Laws: Employers Can’t Escape Liability Workers comp laws vary from state-to-state, but a recent case in Nebraska could be a sign that undocumented workers could be eligible for temporary or permanent workers comp benefits. Here’s what happened in Nebraska. A man was working at a meatpacker company when his right foot was run […]

“My workman’s comp claim was denied! Now what?”

It’s easy to panic if you receive a letter that your workman’s comp claim has been denied. Don’t – there’s a good chance you’ll still get benefits. When your workman’s comp claim is denied, you usually have three options: submit it for reconsideration, request a hearing, or file an appeal. Consider the first two options […]

How to Choose the Best Workers Compensation Attorney

People sometimes ask us why get a workers’ compensation attorney if my employer has insurance? The answer is simple. The insurance companies are interested in one thing: settling for the least amount possible. You could be eligible for so much more, and a workers’ comp attorney can help you get it. When looking for the […]

Hiring a Workers’ Compensation Lawyer Made Easy

Hiring a Workers’ Compensation Lawyer When should you get a lawyer after you’ve been hurt at work? The answer is simple: As soon as possible! The sooner you get a workers’ compensation lawyer, the better he or she can help protect your legal rights, help you receive proper medical care, make sure your accident is […]

Tips If You’ve Been Hurt at Work.

Recently, I posted a series of tips that can help you if you’ve been in an auto accident. In this post, I’m providing a list of what to do and not to do if you’ve had an injury on the job and/or in the workplace. Hire an Attorney: The workers’ compensation system can be very confusing […]

Big Wins for Injured Workers

Over the past year, I’ve written a number of blogs on the workers’ compensation system and what to do if you’re hurt at work. When I speak with people hurt at work, one of the biggest concerns they share is that in this tight economy, they’re afraid to file a workers’ compensation complaint against their […]