Q. What if my employer tells me not to file a claim, or threatens to fire me if I do so?
A. This is illegal! If this happens, immediately report it to your local workers’ compensation office. Posted in: Workers' Compensation Continue Reading »
Q. What happens if I did have a pre-existing injury, and an accident at work aggravated my condition?
A. If a prior medical condition becomes aggravated, accelerated or exacerbated by a work accident, the workers’ compensation insurer is responsible for the increased disability, including medical treatment. Posted in: Workers' Compensation Continue Reading »
Q. Do I have to be injured at my workplace to be covered by workers’ compensation?
A. No. As long as your injury is job-related, it will be covered. For example, coverage exists if you are injured while traveling on business, doing a work-related errand, or even attending a business-related social function. Posted in: Workers' Compensation Continue Reading »
Q. If I’m initially treated by a company doctor, do I have the right to see my own doctor at some point?
A. Again, usually not. If the company doctor refers you to your doctor, then it will be accepted and you will continue to get benefits. You may, of course, at any time, get a second opinion, which you would have... Continue Reading »
WASHINGTON, February 19, 2017 – Perhaps because they make so much money than the rest of us, the rich and famous tend to find themselves in court much more often than those who are not quite so financially well-endowed. The…