Waited a Few Months to File Your Worker Comp Claim?

You may still be eligible for benefits. Let’s say that you and a co-worker are walking downstairs. You slip on a step and land on your backside. At the time, you don’t think you are injured, but you tell your boss about the incident and inform him that your coworker was with you. The boss offers to send you for medical treatment, but you decide not to go because you feel fine. However, over the next few weeks, you find it necessary to take off work due to back pain. This pattern has continued, and you now realize that it is likely related to the incident in the stairwell. Read More

Is There Job Security While On Worker Comp?

For those who are out on workers comp, the easiest way to have job security is to file paperwork under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). FMLA provides injured workers with compensatory benefits for up to 12 weeks per year without risk of losing your job while you recover. Federal law requires all employers to comply with this. Even if state law allows companies to fire someone while on workers comp, federal laws carry more weight. The employer is required to at least try to find a position for someone after he or she returns from disability leave. The only way a company can deny the person a position is if they cannot afford to pay the person to work in any position for the company. Read More

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