If an incident at work has caused physical injuries to you and the effects appear to be long-lasting, the workers’ compensation insurer at your workplace can provide you with permanent disability benefits. In case you do not agree with what the insurance company has decided to pay you, you can opt to either go for … Continue reading How Does Workers’ Compensation Settlement Benefit the Employee?
Many people have lived with chronic back pain for years. Whether merely a nagging inconvenience or a debilitating pain, chronic back pain at its least decreases quality of life and at its worse can be disabling. In fact, some impressive statistics concerning lower back pain include that it is the most significant cause of disability … Continue reading Are Your SI Joints Causing Your Chronic Low Back Pain? →
Before any discussion of workers’ compensation benefits can be meaningful, it is essential to understand the concept of the Average Weekly Wage (AWW). The AWW forms the basis for most benefits a worker will receive during the course of a workers’ compensation claim. Because the Average Weekly Wage directly affects how much compensation a … Continue reading Average Weekly Wage (AWW) – The Basis for Workers’ Compensation Benefits →
Nothing seems to irritate people more than to see someone drawing workers’ compensation benefits and still getting some enjoyment out of life. We consistently hear about employers and insurance carriers having videotape evidence that a client went fishing, hunting, was doing yard work, or grocery shopping with their spouse. Normally these activities aren’t really significant, … Continue reading Why is my neighbor going fishing when he is off on workers’ compensation? →
We’ve been getting calls lately from people who have received workers compensation settlement offers from the insurance company for only a small fraction of what their coworkers got six months ago. Most often, the insurance company told them they had to accept a settlement because a doctor gave them a disability rating under the American … Continue reading Injured Workers – You Don’t Have to Accept an AMA Guide Settlement – Just Say No! →