The devastation that the last couple of months, with hurricane after hurricane plaguing our country has brought to light a potential type of Workers Comp claim that clients may need to consider. There are several different types of workers that may be called upon to respond to the aftermath of a hurricane-ravaged city or town. [ ] The post Potential Workers Comp Claims for Post-Hurricane Workers appeared first on Cottrell Law Office | Arkansas Personal Injury Attorney.
Most employees in our country are entitled to workers compensation benefits through their employers. With this program, employers are also protected from lawsuits involving an employee’s injury. As your Joplin Workers Comp lawyer will tell you, if you accept those benefits, you are required to waive your right to file a lawsuit. Essentially, workers compensation [ ] The post Joplin Workers Comp Lawyer Explains the Timeline for Your Claim appeared first on Cottrell Law Office | Arkansas Personal Injury Attorney.
According to reports, knee injuries are one of the most frequently reported workplace injuries. The U.S. Department of Labor Statistics in 2015, showed that nearly 100,000 workers comp claims were based on knee injuries. As a Rogers workers comp lawyer knows from experience handling these claims, knee injuries are not only painful but usually quite [ ] The post Rogers Workers Comp Lawyer Discusses Issues with Knee Replacements appeared first on Cottrell Law Office | Arkansas Personal Injury Attorney.
One problem some clients have, when dealing with Workers Comp, is dealing with retaliation from their employers after making a claim for benefits. Although you cannot be fired simply because you filed a workers compensation claim, it is possible to be terminated while you have an active worker’s compensation claim. Your Rogers Workers Comp lawyer [ ] The post Rogers Workers Comp Lawyer Can Help With Retaliation appeared first on Cottrell Law Office | Arkansas Personal Injury Attorney.
There are different reasons why an employer’s Worker’s Comp carrier might contest an employee’s claim for benefits. For example, if you filed your claim after the deadline or failed to provide the required notice, your claim could be contested. There may also be injury-related issues, such as, how and when the injury occurred. Those issues [ ] The post What Happens When your Worker’s Comp Claim is Challenged? appeared first on Cottrell Law Office | Arkansas Personal Injury Attorney.
The primary purpose of Workers Compensation benefits is to compensate employees for injuries they suffer while at work or performing a job-related activity, without needing to prove who was at fault for the injury. In exchange for these benefits, the covered employees agree not to file a lawsuit against their employer relating to those injuries. As useful as these benefits can be, if making a Workers Comp claim may lead to retaliation by your employer, the benefits may not seem worth the risk. What is Workers Comp Retaliation? The legal definition of retaliation (in the employment context) is basically taking an “adverse employment action” against an employee for “engaging in legally protected activity.” Filing a claim for a work-related injury, under the Worker’s Compensation Act, is considered a legally protected activity, because employees are legally authorized to file such claims. Therefore, the employee is protected from any negative consequences from his or her