Receiving a worker’s compensation may lead to litigation that requires you to give a deposition that explains your side of the story. A legal deposition is just one way for you to give your statement. Depositions can be used to help establish a case or they can be used in court proceedings if necessary.
When a family member dies in a work-related accident, the actual loss is devastating. It can also cause extreme financial hardship for the family members who have been left behind. Even though Worker’s Compensation and survivor benefits are available, the family may not be able to get the compensation they deserve on their own.
Receiving an injury while on the job can be financially devastating. In some cases, if your injury is severe enough, you may not be able to return to your old job. This can mean limited financial resources long after your Workers’ Compensation benefits run out. When this happens, the first thing many people want to do is sue their employer. While this is an option, it is only acceptable if your employer was intentionally negligible and that their actions were the direct cause of your injury.
Whether you are injured on the job or on company property, your employer will most likely be required to pay for at least a portion of your medical bills. The amount of their liability will be determined by several factors, including whether you were injured during your shift or after you clocked out and left. If you were injured on the property after hours, you may have to prove their liability.
An injury received while on the job can cause either temporary or permanent disability making it difficult for you to support and care for your family. While most companies have workers’ compensation insurance, they don’t always help the employee get the help they need to make it through this difficult time.
When an employee is injured on the job and can no longer perform their duties, they have the right to receive rehabilitation. In most cases, an employer will offer the employee a job doing a different type of work that is within their physical limits and provides them the on-the-job training they need. If this is not an option, their Worker’s Compensation insurance carrier will pay for the employee to learn a new trade or skill in another area that interests them.
If you work in an environment where you are constantly being exposed to loud noises, you may be risking your hearing. According to the law, an employer must provide you with some type of ear protection, such as earplugs or sound-blocking headphones. Once you leave your job and have been diagnosed with the job-related hearing loss, you may be entitled to some degree of compensation.
Hearing loss is often permanent. In most cases, there is no way to reverse the damage and the only real options for treatment are a hearing aid or cochlear implant. Companies are required by law to provide employees with the safety equipment they need to protect themselves from injury and disease. This includes earplugs or headphones. If a company doesn’t abide by this law and you lose a portion of all of your hearing, you are entitled to compensation.
Many people have jobs where driving is one of their mandatory duties. Whether you drive a semi-tractor/trailer or a smaller, company car, the most important thing for you to do is to observe the rules of the road and be considerate of others. The following safety tips can be useful in helping you avoid work-related accidents while on company time.
Worker’s Compensation is designed to help an injured worker regain their health so they can return to the workplace. For many years, the course of action was to treat the injury in a timely fashion and get the employee back on the job as soon as possible. While this was the desired outcome, it was often hampered by what is now referred to as psychosocial barriers. Instead of the physical injury keeping the employee out of the workplace, it is often times their psychological recovery that takes the longest.