Category Archives: Workers’ Comp
WHEN SHOULD YOU CONTACT A WORKERS’ COMPENSATION ATTORNEY AFTER AN INJURY AT WORK?
Once you’re hurt at work, you should call a lawyer who focuses workers’ compensation claims right away. First get any emergency medical care you need because of your injury on the job. But as soon as you can, talk to a workers’ compensation attorney. Even after you start receiving medical care for your workplace injury—even
Workers’ Comp For Health Care Workers
If you work in health care and you’re injured on the job, you might think you’ve got an advantage securing workers’ compensation benefits. After all, you know the health care system. You might have treated other people with on-the-job injuries. But working in health care comes with complications when you’re seeking workers’ comp: Health care
Workers’ Compensation Benefits for Ages 55-64
You’ve worked hard your entire life, and even as you approach retirement age, you may find you want, or need, to continue working. You’re not alone. More than 64 percent of Americans between the ages of 55 and 64 are still in the workforce. If you’re a part of this group, make sure you understand
What Doctor Can You See for a Workers’ Comp Case?
If you’re in injured on the job, you have a right to seek medical treatment. Simple enough, right? But getting hurt on the job means filing a workers’ compensation claim. That can make things more complicated. Having a workers’ comp claim affects what doctor you can see for treatment. If you suffer a workplace injury
How To Make Ends Meet While Waiting for Disability Benefits
You’re not working due to an injury or illness, and you’ve applied for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits. Jumping through the hoops and completing all the paperwork took more time than you expected. Now you’re in a waiting mode while the Social Security Administration (SSA) reviews your application. Without income from a regular job or
What To Do if Your Long-Term Disability Benefits are Denied or Terminated
Whether you received long-term disability coverage as part of your employment benefits or purchased your own policy, you have the right to expect your policy to be honored if a disability keeps you from working. Unfortunately, the approval rates for disability claims are falling every year. If you are one of the growing percentage of Americans who weren’t approved, it isn’t the end of the road. LTD benefits denied or terminated by the insurance company are subject to appeal or legal action.
Costs to Hire a Workers’ Comp Attorney
Just like any other insurer, it’s the job of Workers’ Compensation claim adjusters to avoid paying what injured people deserve. This means it’s usually in your best interest to hire a Workers’ Comp lawyer to secure a fair settlement. One of the main concerns you likely have, however, is the cost to hire a Workers’ Comp attorney. Understanding these costs is essential, but in most cases, you’ll find it much more affordable than anticipated.
Should I Settle My Car Wreck Case?
After becoming the victim in a car wreck, you likely have many questions that need answers. One of the most common questions is whether you should accept a car wreck settlement from an insurance company. You probably have bills piling up, so taking a quick payment from an insurance adjuster might seem like the right answer. In many cases, though, this can do more harm than good.
Social Security Benefits After 50
Did you know that Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits are easier to win if you’re over age 50? That’s right, the Social Security Administration (SSA) lowers its disability standard for applicants over the age of 50. If you need to file for Social Security disability and your age could be a factor, there are some