Workers’ Compensation Discrimination or Wrongful Termination?

Workers’ Compensation Discrimination or Wrongful Termination

You got hurt at work, filed a workers’ compensation claim and were later fired. Depending on the circumstances of your termination, there may be situations when your workers’ compensation claim didn’t affect your employer’s decision to let you go. So, it’s an attorney’s job to find out if your case is a matter of wrongful…

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The Top 4 Workers’ Compensation Questions Answered

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Each day, employees are in danger of being impacted by variety of workplace accidents. No worker is immune from a workplace injury – whether it is in an industrial, office or retail setting. Workers dealing with the workers’ compensation system are often overwhelmed by the complexities of the process. Workers often have many questions about how…

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The Top 4 Questions People Have About Workers’ Compensation

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When a work-related injury occurs and disrupts your daily life and routine, you may find yourself in an overwhelmed state of mind. Suddenly, you are facing potential lost income, days or weeks away from your job, doctor appointments, medical claims, and piles of paperwork. Workers’ compensation, while designed to protect employees, can often be an…

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3 of the Most Common Workers Compensation Claims

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When you are injured at work, you may feel overwhelmed or confused about your next steps. It’s likely you haven’t faced this type of situation before and that can lead to additional stress. Further complicating matters is the fact that workers compensation claims can vary widely in severity and complexity, meaning there are rarely cut…

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The insurance company offered me a workers’ compensation settlement after I got hurt. Should I accept it?

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It is important to talk with an experienced employment law attorney before accepting a settlement offer from an insurance company. The insurance company had a team of lawyers draft that settlement agreement so that it favors your employer. It is prudent to have your own lawyer, who is looking out for your interests, to review…

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I got injured at work and don’t know what to do next. Can you help?

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When you are injured at work, it can be overwhelming. Not only are you worried about your health and wellbeing, but you are also thrown into financial uncertainty as you look for compensation for the injury. Fortunately, you do not have to go through this alone. The experienced attorneys at SeiferFlatow can assist you as…

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I need legal help for an employment law issue but I don’t want to sue my employer. What are my options?

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If you’ve been hurt at work, you’re entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. You don’t have to sue your employer to get payment for your medical bills and other expenses. In most cases, your employer will have workers’ compensation insurance to cover the expense of work-related injuries. You don’t need to worry about your job, either.…

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What is a disability rating?

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You were injured at work. You went through all the medical treatments you need, but you will never fully recover. How will you be compensated for your permanent injuries? The answer depends on your disability rating, also called an “injury rating.” When do I get a disability rating? Workers’ compensation laws ensure that you get…

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What compensation are injured employees entitled to under North Carolina workers’ compensation law?

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If you get hurt on the job in North Carolina, you’re not just left out in the cold. Workers’ compensation laws make sure you get the medical care you need. These laws also entitle you to compensation for the wages you would have earned were you not injured and out of work. Am I entitled…

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My employer wants me to return to work but my doctor has given me restrictions. What should I do?

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This post was updated August 2020 to include information about returning to work during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your job is important. When you get hurt and can’t work, your employer wants you to return and fill that position as soon as possible. Your doctor wants you to rest and recover from your injuries. Can your…

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