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Mental Health & Workers’ Compensation

Workers’ compensation is a no-fault insurance system used by employers nationwide to provide medical coverage and wage-replacement benefits for workers who suffer injuries or contract illnesses while on the job. Being no fault, neither employer nor employee can hold the other party legally responsible for the injuries or illnesses occurring at work.
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Common Misconceptions About Workers’ Compensation

Every state has adopted laws that require most employers to carry workers’ compensation insurance for their employees. This insurance protects workers if they’re injured on the job by covering medical expenses as well as replacing lost wages due to time off work. There remain many common misconceptions about workers’ compensation that every employee should understand.
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Light Duty Rights & Requirements

The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) reports that employees who are injured and out on leave are less likely to return to work the longer they’re out. In addition, the U.S. Census Bureau and Bureau of Labor Statistics estimate that employers lose upwards of $40 billion annually due to absenteeism.
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How Do Pre-Existing Conditions Affect My Claim?

Workers’ compensation has been created to protect workers in the case of an injury incurred at work. But if you already have a pre-existing condition, you may be wondering how workers’ compensation insurance affects you. Unfortunately, this can affect your settlement, as insurance companies tend to deny any claim they can, and they can use your pre-existing condition as a reason for denial.
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I Don't Like the Doctor They Sent Me To. What Can I Do?

When involved in a workplace accident or suffering a work-related illness, getting adequate medical treatment is important to help you recover fully. Your doctor will provide medical treatment, set work restrictions, recommend lifestyle changes, or refer you to a specialist if necessary. If you don't like the doctor you were referred to or if your health condition isn't improving, you may be eligible to change physicians.
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Are Remote Employees Covered Under Workers’ Compensation?

In the last couple of years, it’s become more and more common for people to work remotely. This could be an individual choice they’ve made in their career or a mandate by their employer or state. Whatever the reason, the number of remote workers is on the rise and many people are concerned about their eligibility for benefits like workers’ compensation.
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Am I Eligible for Workers’ Comp if I Catch COVID at Work?

In March 2020, the nation and the world began responding to the spread of a novel coronavirus that the World Health Organization (WHO) named COVID-19. As vaccines against the virus began appearing in November 2020, nations responded by urging citizens to be vaccinated. The United States was one of the quickest to implement free vaccinations for all.
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What Benefits Are Available Through Workers' Compensation?

Being involved in a work-related accident can be a difficult and unsettling experience for the victim and their loved ones. Such accidents can cause minor to serious injuries, temporary disability, missed time at work, loss of productivity, or sometimes death.
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