Workers' Compensation News

Older Workers Face a Greater Risk of Death in Workplace Accidents

An analysis of federal data shows that workers ages 55 and older are at a greater risk of dying in workplace accidents than workers in other age groups, according to the Associated Press (AP). During its research, the AP found that approximately 35 percent… Read More

Are Car Accidents Covered by Workers’ Compensation?

A car accidents may not be the first thing that comes to mind as a reason to receive workers’ compensation benefits. However, if you were injured in a car accident while you were driving or riding in a vehicle for a work-related reason, you may be able… Read More

Is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Covered by Workers’ Compensation?

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a painful condition that develops in your hand, wrist and fingers after regularly performing repetitive tasks. Each year, more than three million workers are diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome, making it an all-too-common… Read More

Filing a Workers’ Compensation Claim After Suffering Heat Stroke

Long-term exposure to high temperatures can leave you susceptible to heat stroke and other heat-related illnesses, especially if you are an outdoor worker. Heat stroke can have a severe physical effect on your body and increases the chances of a dangerous… Read More

When Will My Workers’ Compensation Benefits Begin?

One of the most important rights you have in the workplace are the benefits you are entitled through your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance. Workers’ compensation is designed to provide you financial relief for any medical expenses and partial… Read More

What Does Workers’ Compensation Pay For?

Workplace injuries and illnesses pose a dangerous hazard to your health and can have a significant impact on your finances. Because of this, workers’ compensation was created to provide compensation for workers who suffer injuries at work. Since each… Read More

Independent Contractors are Not Eligible for Workers’ Compensation

The modern workforce is shifting from the traditional employer-employee relationship as more companies are hiring independent contractors for specific jobs or periods of employment. Although working as an independent contractor has its advantages, contractors… Read More

Can I Lose My Job While Collecting Workers’ Compensation?

Filling a workers’ compensation claim after sustaining a serious injury can be a stressful time for an employee. One of the main concerns that often arises during this situation is whether your job security can be jeopardized for filing a claim. Reasons… Read More

Steps to Take if Your Workers’ Compensation Claim is Denied

Having a workers’ compensation claim denied for a work-related injury or illness can create unnecessary difficulties and prevent an individual from fully recovering. Should your claim be denied, or if you dispute the benefits offered by the insurance… Read More

U.S. Workplace Fatalities Rose in 2015

The number of workplace deaths caused by an occupational injury rose to 4,836 fatalities in 2015, a slight increase from the previous year. According to the annual Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) issued by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics: Heavy… Read More