Category Archives: Workers Compensation

What to Do if You Are in an Accident in a Work Vehicle? Who Pays?

By | July 6, 2016

Auto accident cases hinge on determining who or what was responsible for an accident. Typically, the answer is a negligent driver, rough roadway conditions, or factors outside of your control. Accidents involving company or work vehicles, however, raise many questions regarding fault, responsibility, liability, insurance, and workers’ compensation. When you are involved in a car accident in a… Read More »

New Federal Recordkeeping Requirements for Workplace Injuries/Illnesses  

By | June 20, 2016

OSHA is ramping up its rules to bring injury data collection into the 21st century. The new rules are intended to apply insights of behavioral economics to improve workplace safety and to better avoid workplace injuries and illnesses. The new regulation will require more than 400,000 employers with 20 to 249 employees in high-risk industries and 34,000 workplaces… Read More »

Filing A Workers Compensation Claim In New York

By | April 6, 2016

Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) shows that more than 200,000 non-fatal injuries and illnesses are suffered on the job in New York each year. Furthermore, over half of all work-related injuries in New York require the injured worker to take time off from work in order to recover.

Workers’ Compensation Law: What Don’t You Know?

By | February 1, 2012

When it comes to workers’ compensation, a lot of us take it for granted. We expected workers’ compensation to be there almost as if granted by invisible forces of nature. But what we don’t take into account is that workers’ compensation is indeed paid for, and in some states the entire system of workers’ compensation is becoming an… Read More »

What Constitutes Workers’ Compensation Fraud?

By | January 20, 2012

Workers’ compensation insurance is one of the most useful benefits for employees around the country, because it protects not only against loss of income but helps ensure a peace of mind that many other job benefits do not.

How Workers’ Compensation Might Save Your Business

By | October 28, 2011

For most businesses, investments are made with an eye on generating results you can see. A business might launch an advertising campaign and then track the new sales made online. Or they might start a new hiring initiative for their sales department and hope their revenues grow. It can be a little trickier to invest in something you… Read More »

Why Your Business Might Legally Need Workers Compensation Insurance

By | October 17, 2011

An employee injury is a terrible thing – but it’s even more terrible if that injury sinks the business too. That’s the role “workers’ comp” insurance plays in our society. It can not only protect your employees from loss of income as a result of work injury, but it can protect a business that would otherwise be unable… Read More »

How Do I Know If I’ve Been Exposed to Asbestos?

By | May 4, 2011

Simply hearing the word “asbestos” can bring about a number of different reactions in people. Some believe that asbestos isn’t a threat where they live or work, so they don’t worry about it. Some people worry about asbestos because they should – even if they’re not at risk. Some people might have the risks of asbestos exposure and… Read More »

Texas Workplace Injury Claims 101

By | September 21, 2010

In Texas, there are two types of work place injury claims.   If the employer carries workers compensation insurance, then you should call 800-252-7031 and request paperwork to file a worker’s compensation claim.  You will need to file a Form DWC 041 with the Texas Department of Insurance: Division of Workers Compensation. If the employer makes a business decision… Read More »