Questions Regarding Occupational Disease and Workers Compensation

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What is an occupation illness? An occupational disease is an illness or health condition caused exposure to certain hazardous elements in the workplace. Although occupational illnesses are covered by workers compensation, in order to get the benefits the injured worker will need to prove that the illness is a result of occupational exposure and not … Read more

Updated: December 18, 2020

What are the Differences Between Workers’ Compensation and Personal Injury Cases?

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It is not easy for some people to tell the differences between workers’ compensation cases and personal injury lawsuits. The major difference between these two is that you need to prove fault in a personal injury lawsuit, but the same is not required in a worker’s compensation case. Workers’ compensation and personal injury cases may … Read more

Updated: August 23, 2019

Third Party Awards Applied to Workers’ Compensation Claims

Third party injuries on the job result when an accident or injury is caused by someone from outside of your workplace. It may be a vendor or repair person’s negligence which you caused you bodily harm. In these instances, you may be entitled to additional compensation outside of your workers’ compensation claim. The best way to … Read more

Updated: January 14, 2019

When a Work-Related Injury Hinders Your Chances of Employment

There are circumstances when a work-related injury could leave an employee unfairly unemployed. In cases like this, it is up to the employee to seek another opinion as to the extent of the injury in hopes that they can receive wage compensation. If you are having trouble getting a job in the months following a work-related injury, a … Read more

Updated: August 20, 2021

How a Pre-Existing Condition Affects Your Workers’ Compensation Claim

If your workers’ compensation claim is denied because of a pre-existing condition, seek the help of a Kansas City workers’ compensation attorney. You may hear a lot about the importance of pre-existing conditions during health care coverage debates. These are medical conditions or illnesses that you have been previously diagnosed with and treated for. When … Read more

Updated: August 20, 2021

Nine Tips For Getting Your Workers’ Compensation Claim Paid

Follow these tips to help you get your workers’ compensation claim paid. Sometimes it is taken for granted that insurance companies are in business to make a profit. This fact should explain why insurers often try to keep amounts paid in claims down, possibly leading to a denial of benefits. However, injured workers are supposed to … Read more

Updated: August 23, 2019