Navigating Workers Compensation Claims After an Injury

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The post Navigating Workers Compensation Claims After an Injury appeared first on Ms. While you should do what you can to avoid injury, it would be in your best interest to know about the workers compensation process before the injury occurs.

Workers Compensation Bureau and Resources by State


Workers Compensation Definition. Every state has a Workers Compensation Division that is responsible for the administration of the state WorkersCompensation Law to ensure proper payment of benefits to employees injured on the job and encourage safety in the work place.

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6 Skills Recent Graduates gain working in Insurance.

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No matter what role you have within the insurance industry you will have to interact with other people. You will have to interact both in person and over the phone with customers looking for different types of insurance. Critical-thinking skills are crucial in the insurance industry.

“Can my employer reduce benefits without any limit?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Question: About ten days ago, without notice, my employer sent out an email to all employees telling us that, effective immediately, our health insurance will cost us more, our 401k contributions will be cut in half, and if we are laid off, our severance will be eliminated – entirely. Regarding employers and employees, and employment benefits, this is how it goes: 1. The law requires that employers provide their employers with only certain, limited benefits.

Are You Committing Unemployment Insurance Fraud By Accident?

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Sklover Working Wisdom

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“After severance, can I sue my employer for workplace stress?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

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4 Essential Steps To Take When An Injury Happens In The Workplace


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Workplace Injury? What to Do If You’re Hurt at Work

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If you’re hurt at work, you’re probably entitled to workerscompensation benefits. Workerscompensation is insurance provided by your employer to cover any work-related injuries. Be Sure Your Employer Completes a First Report of Injury.

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How to Bounce Back from Stress at Work

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There are a lot of variables in terms of work injuries due to differing company policies, insurance types, workers compensation, and the nature of different injuries, but any of them can be stressful. Talk to your employer about your options and work on recovering quickly.

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HireCentrix Forum :: Topic: Employers and Workers Comp: The Real.


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What You’re Entitled To After Being Hurt On The Job

Career Realism

Simply put, workerscompensation is a type of legally mandated insurance that covers employees who are hurt on the job. It’s generally paid for by employers, and the funds and recovery process are then administered by specialized entities.

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“Does an independent contractor have a duty of loyalty?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Unlike an employee, who has an implied duty of loyalty to his or her employer, an independent contractor has no duty of loyalty under the law to the other party, unless that independent contractor has agreed to such a duty in an agreement. Employment Info and Insight Q & A The Employment RelationQuestion : If an independent contractor is a subcontractor to a business, can the independent contractor bid against that business on a totally unrelated project?

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“I fear workplace violence; what should I do?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Question : I’ve been a victim of a physical altercation with a co-worker. Answer: Dear Bill: Workplace violence is a very, very serious subject, and one that all employees and employers, and all others, really need to treat in a serious fashion. If you would like a list of experienced employment attorneys in Portland, Oregon, you can obtain one by simply [ clicking here. ]. employer lawsuits from clogging our courts. What if an employee is beaten up by a co-worker?

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Exempt vs. Non-Exempt Time Off Requests

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Paid time off is one of the major benefits an employer can offer their employees and staff and providing accurate time off is essential to establishing yourself as a fair and honest employer. An exempt employee is employed in direct contrast to a non-exempt employee.

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Understanding Comprehensive Benefits Before Taking A Job

Career Realism

What looks like a high-paying job might not be so stellar, especially if competitors offer stock options, employee discounts, education credits, a 401K, vacation, and detailed health insurance plans. Here are some benefits to watch out for during your search for employment.

Single Disengaged Worker Costs Company $4,621 in Lost Revenue in 2014


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Is Your Small Business Breaking Labor Laws? 5 Mistakes to Avoid


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2019 141

What the Heck is FMLA Leave?!


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2013 Holiday Season Pay Practices

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Holiday pitfalls for employers: Gift cards and bonuses. Many employers offer their employees holiday bonuses. This is a generous gift for employees, but employers are often confused if this additional money needs to be included when calculating overtime for nonexempt employees.

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Creating a Company “Bible” Can Save Time and Attorney’s Fees


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“Due to anxiety attacks, I am on FMLA leave; will I be fired when I return?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

It seems to me that your employer’s Human Resources Department agrees with me, as they see your having repeated anxiety attacks as qualifying you for the federal Family Medical Leave Act, or “FMLA.” . If you believe that your anxiety attacks may be caused by something or someone at work, you may qualify for Workers Compensation that could be lost if you simply resign. When an employee resigns from his or her job, that ends the employment relation.

2013 116

Self-Help Action Plan 1: “Totally Frazzled from Work? Here’s What You Can Do”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Make sure your health care professional receives and returns the required “FMLA Certification” forms that your employer may require. If you have a copy of your employer’s Employee Handbook, review any policies and procedures your employer may have for taking a FMLA Leave of Absence and Short Term Disability. Larger employers often require their FMLA-leave employees to apply for “Short Term Disability.” A few employers even pay salary or part salary during this time.

2015 100

Don’t Believe “The Big ‘At Will’ Lie”: 117 Reasons an “At Will” Employee Cannot Be Fired, and There’s Plenty More

Sklover Working Wisdom

ACTUAL CASE HISTORY* : We hear it, see it, read it and are told it nearly every day: “At will employment means that you can be fired at any time for any reason.” At will employment means that an employee can be fired (i) when the law says you can be fired, but not at other times, and (ii) for the reasons the law says you can be fired, and not for reasons the law deems improper.”. Because the employee has filed a claim for Worker’s Compensation.

2011 157

Graduate to Moving Faster on Your Job Hunt

Resume Bear

So there I was, at an age where some employers would rather push aside experience for someone just out of college that they can pay next to nothing for. Many of those I chatted with said that they were not taking a chance to wait until after graduation in six months to meet with employers.

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With Big Data Comes Big Responsibility: Protect Data on Your HRIS #BigDataHR


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2014 132

Independent Contractor or Employee? The Basics

Sklover Working Wisdom

Can an employer use your services, and pay you for them, and still say you are not “employed?” An employee is under the “control” of his or her employer. That list of “control factors” is not exhaustive: in general, the employer “controls” all aspects of the employee’s work. Also, an employee is generally provided by the employer the tools, equipment and supplies necessary to accomplish a task, whereas an independent contractor generally provides his or her own.

“Can an employee rescind a resignation?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

My current employer’s health benefits are much better than the health benefits offered by the employer who has hired me where I am moving to. Whether you can rescind a resignation depends, first, on whether you have any kind of contract or agreement with your employer. Most employees have no kind of employment contract, and so the “rules” of their employment relation are not as easy to determine. Hey, I’m an employer, myself!!! .

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Seven Short Q & A’s on Sunday

Sklover Working Wisdom

Question 1: I am currently employed by a Fortune 100 company and considering resigning to take on a career development opportunity at another company in the same area. When resigning should I say where I am going to my co-workers? The Short Answer is “My new employer asked me to wait.”

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“I experienced workplace violence, left early, and was suspended.

Sklover Working Wisdom

That could cause a problem. • Perhaps the General Manager and your direct Supervisor had to, due to insurance requirements, ask whether you had seen any weapons, but you had already left work. Employment Info and Insight B. Salary, Raise, Bonus, Compensation G.

2010 141

“Not Feeling Well Enough to Work? – 13 Workplace Options (Part 1 of 2)”

Sklover Working Wisdom

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“Vacation and Vacation Pay – 50 Frequently Asked Questions”

Sklover Working Wisdom

LESSON TO LEARN : As it is with every other aspect of the employment relation, it pays to know “the rules” of your workplace related to vacation rights and vacation pay, so that you don’t unknowingly violate them, but instead follow them, and make sure others follow them, as well, to your best advantage. . Is everyone entitled to paid vacation from their employers? So, why do employers usually provide their employees with paid vacation days? owed you by former employer?

2014 125

“Not Feeling Well Enough to Work? – 13 Workplace Options (Part 2 of 2)”

Sklover Working Wisdom

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2014 151

I found an ad for my own job, my manager tells us to bill for hours we didn’t work, and more

Ask A Manager

While employers do sometimes seek to replace someone who doesn’t know it yet (although it’s generally a pretty crappy thing to do), they generally don’t do it by openly advertising the role on the company jobs page. My manager says that this is to compensate for low hourly wages and vastly varying workloads, and to make everything stay under the radar–if everyone gets the benefit, no one will rat him out. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go….

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tiny answer Tuesday — 7 short answers to 7 short questions

Ask A Manager

For instance, New York requires employers who have any employees based there to establish a workers compensation insurance account and a disability insurance account with the state and to make ongoing payments into them, among other statutory requirements. Plus, adding employees in new states means keeping up with (and complying with) employment laws in those states — which can be a not insignificant burden, particularly for a smaller company.

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my boss asks us to pick up his lunch for him — Ask a Manager

Ask A Manager

I asked where he wanted to go, and he named a place that is easily 2-3 miles away from our place of employment (and can have prices anywhere from $5-15.00!) Also, check with your own insurance representative about coverage on your vehicle if it’s being used for corporate business.

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