Legal Articles, Occupational Safety & Health

Occupational Diseases vs. Occupational Injuries – Understanding The Difference

When it comes to filing a workers’ compensation claim in Missouri, it’s important to understand the difference between an occupational disease and an occupational injury.

Ohio Workers' Compensation Law

Describes the Ohio Workers' Compensation system. Used by attorneys, BWC and Industrial Commission

Common Workers’ Compensation Definitions

Here’s a list of many of the worker’s compensation terms used in North Carolina and Virginia work Injury cases. The definitions may vary Depending on the state and the Issues at Hand.

Common Mistakes that Can damage Your North Carolina or Virginia Workers’ Compensation Case

Workers have the right to file for workers’ compensation if they are an employee if they are hurt on the job, and if the injuries they suffer stop them from working. Workers may also be entitled to work injury benefits if they suffer an occupational illness due to their job. There is no requirement to prove the employer was at fault. The claims process is normally easier than in a personal injury case. Still, there are many mistakes employees can make that can hurt their case. Just one key mistake can affect your entire claim or your ability to get all the compensation you deserve.

What is Maximum Medical Improvement?

When you’ve been hurt at work, there comes a time when continuing to treat with your doctors doesn’t improve your medical condition. When additional medical treatments won’t improve your medical condition and the healing process is stopped – you’ve reached the point of Maximum Medical Improvement (MMI). 

What Workplace Rules Apply to COVID Vaccines?

​There’s good news finally about the COVID-19 pandemic which has affected workers and everyone in numerous ways. More than 350,000 Americans have died due to the disease and nearly 20 million Americans have become infected.

Hand Injuries and Workers’ Compensation

Hand injuries are common in many different types of jobs. Workers who do outside labor such as construction or agricultural work often suffer injuries due to the machines/tools they work with and thy types of tasks they do. Workers who work inside can suffer injuries due to repetitive use. Workers in almost every field from industrial workers to healthcare workers at some point in their career are likely to injure their hand – often severe enough that they can’t work until (and if) their hand mends. Some of the machines that can cause severe hand injuries to include saws, hammers, and assembly equipment.

Light-Duty After a St. Louis Work Injury: Understanding Your Rights

What happens if you return to work and are put on light-duty because of your injuries? Do you know your rights under these circumstances?

Capitol Hill Rioters Hear 'You're Fired!' – But Is That Legal in Maryland?

The Capitol Hill Riots on January 6, 2021 led to dozens of private companies firing employees they believe attended. But, is that legal? Yes -- here's why.

Can You Get Workers’ Compensation for COVID-19?

Are you entitled to receiving workers’ compensation in this situation, and what do you have to do for it?

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