A. Employers are required to purchase insurance for their employees from a workers’ compensation insurance company. In some instances larger employers who are clearly solvent are allowed to self-insure or act as their own insurance company. Some smaller companies (fewer... Continue Reading »
Q. What kind of benefits will I receive?
A. You are entitled to receive replacement income, medical expenses and vocational rehabilitation benefits, if appropriate. The rehabilitation benefits can include on the job training, schooling, or job placement assistance. Disability compensation is typically paid at a rate of two-thirds... Continue Reading »
Q. My employer has a small business and all employees are key. Can I be let go if he has to fill my position because I can’t come back in a timely manner?
A. Yes. The law does not require an employer to hold a job for any length of time. When the time comes and you are able to return, if there is no job available, you are entitled to continuing benefits. Continue Reading »
Q. Can I bring a claim against anyone else, in addition to the workers’ compensation claim?
A. Yes. In many instances, you may bring a claim against the ultimate wrongdoer. This is called a third-party action. Sometimes the claim is against the premises owner or the manufacturer of a defective product. There may be claims against... Continue Reading »
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