Will My Worker’s Compensation Benefits Be Taxed?

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If you’ve ever been injured at work, you know the importance of workers’ compensation. An injury could result in expensive medical bills and even prevent you from working until you recover. Medical expenses and lost hours on the job resulting from something that your employer should have prevented is unfair and qualifies you for benefits. Sometimes, however, your employer will …

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I Got Hurt on the Job: What Do I Need to Know?

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It doesn’t matter what line of work you pursue, your employer has a legal and moral obligation to provide a safe and secure work environment where there are minimal opportunities for injury and illness. Even still, accidents do happen, whether it’s from lifting a heavy box, tripping on the way to the restroom or even getting into a car accident …

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I Was Hurt Driving a Commercial Vehicle: Who’s at Fault?

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If your job involves driving a commercial vehicle, then you’re probably vigilant about avoiding an accident. However, despite your best efforts, it’s entirely possible that an accident will eventually occur, which may have you wondering about who may be at fault in your wreck. While workers’ compensation will cover your injuries without consideration of fault, negligence and fault can be key …

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How Much in Workers’ Comp Benefits Can I Get?

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If you’ve been hurt on the job and are considering filing for workers’ comp benefits, then you probably have several questions about the process. However, the most common question people have when applying for workers’ comp is just how much their weekly benefits might be. If you’re not familiar with the workers’ comp system, then you might not know that …

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How to Make a Work Related Accident Report

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Work related accidents happen unexpectedly and are tremendously damaging. Fortunately, when your workplace injury prevents you from working for any length of time, you have the possibility of applying for workers’ compensation benefits. Workers’ comp benefits are meant to support an injured worker until their injury heals enough that they can resume working. If you want to make sure you …

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Can I Be Forced to Quit After a Work Injury?

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Being unable to work because of an on the job injury is one of the most stressful situations a person can find themselves in. Unfortunately, after you’ve been hurt at work, many unscrupulous will take this opportunity to try and force you out of your position. Not only can this increase your already high stress level, it can also leave …

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How to Make Sure You’re Not Denied Workers’ Comp

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For anyone injured on the job and facing an extended period without work, workers’ compensation is there for support. However, often through no fault of your own, your workers’ compensation benefits will be limited or denied, putting your long-term prospects at risk. Because insurance companies, including those that deal with workers’ compensation, will do anything to reduce their costs, it’s …

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What To Do If You’re Hurt by a Coworker

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There are several ways that a person could be injured while on the job, but one of the most legally complicated is suffering an injury due to the fault of one of your co-workers. Not every co-worker caused injury will be covered by workers’ compensation, which can leave you in a very vulnerable financial situation, especially if your injury causes …

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What You Need to Know About Scaffolding Accidents

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Construction is perhaps the most dangerous industry that there is, possessing countless hazards and thousands of annual injuries and, sadly, deaths. One of the leading causes of injury and death on a construction site is problems with scaffolding, and if you or a loved one has suffered a scaffolding related injury, then you may be considering a lawsuit to get …

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Hurt on a Construction Site? Here’s What You Need to Know

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One of the highest risk locations that exist today are construction sites. However, although you might not realize it, construction sites are as equally dangerous to the public as they are to the people working on them. A small mistake in construction or a lack of safety precautions can lead to falling debris and other dangerous scenarios that can cause …

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Why Are Personal Injury Claims Different From Work Injury Claims?

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After suffering an injury, you’re left trying to pick up the pieces of your life. Paying for medical bills and finding a way to support your family can be tough, meaning you should explore all of your legal options. However, before you can get the compensation you need to move on with your life, it’s important to ask what kind …

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Work Injuries Resulting in Nerve Damage: What You Need to Know

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Almost every work environment is stressful in one way or another, with some of them actually being quite dangerous. A common effect of working in an intense work environment is nerve damage. No matter if you’ve suffered nerve damage from an injury or as part of a repetitive stress condition, you might find it hard to work and live your …

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Work Injury Liability: Who Can You Sue?

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Being injured in the workplace is often a traumatic time that involves lots of factors. One of the main issues you may face is liability. Who is responsible for your injury and how can you receive compensation? Workers’ compensation typically prevents employees from going after employers in a court of law. However, you can still pursue litigation against other parties. …

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What To Do If You’re Injured by an Unsafe Working Environment

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Work-related injuries can be very stressful and scary to deal with. The forced time off work plus the loss of wages and increased medical care can take a toll on any worker. Tensions can also rise if your injuries or illness is caused by the negligent behavior of your employer. Although you cannot sue an employer through workers’ comp, you …

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Interesting Facts About Texas Workers’ Compensation

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Contrary to what many might think, workers’ compensation insurance has a very long and interesting history. Unlike normal workplace health insurance, which is often offered as a benefit of employment, workers’ compensation is insurance most employers are legally required to carry in order to cover employees who have been hurt on the job and find themselves unable to work for …

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What Injuries Are Covered by Workers’ Compensation?

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Most employers are required by law to carry some form of workers’ compensation insurance for their employees. You are immediately entered into the program once you start working there as an employee with benefits. You may be wondering what injuries are covered under workers’ comp. In this article, we will explain the injuries and illnesses you can receive compensation for. …

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Odessa Workers’ Comp: Is Your Injury Covered?

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When you have been hurt on the job, the last thing you will want to worry about is having to jump over any legal hurdles. Unfortunately, more often than not that is exactly what you have to do, but dealing with workers’ compensation cases on your own in Texas can be quite difficult, and when faced with mounting medical expenses, …

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How to Apply for Workers’ Comp in Odessa

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Getting hurt on the job is never fun and many people would rather just be working. However, when an accident does occur, you should apply for workers’ comp in order to make sure you are getting the benefits that you deserve. If you are facing resistance from an employer or other party regarding workers’ comp, you should get legal representation. …

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Why You Need a Workers’ Comp Attorney After a Medical Exam

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After you make the decision to pursue legal action against your employer, things can get messy. Employers are mandated by state-law to provide workers’ comp insurance, but some businesses slip through the cracks. There are also some exceptions to the rule, such as small businesses and independent contractors. However, the problems don’t end there. In the event that your company …

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What Happens When Your Employer Doesn’t Have Workers’ Comp

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Employers work their hardest to make their work environment as safe as possible, but no matter how careful they try to be, accidents do happen—and sometimes these accidents leave us with life-altering consequences. Workers’ compensation was designed to aid employees when they are faced with these challenges. Workers’ comp is a special type of insurance regulated by the government that …

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