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October 2016 Archives

How social media could ruin your workers' compensation claim

You were injured on the job and filed a workers' compensation claim. The company you filed against will undoubtedly launch an investigation into your claim and, whether you know it or not, you are now living under a microscope. At this time your behavior is more important than ever, especially your social media presence. Companies retain attorneys and insurance adjusters to work on their behalf for these specific issues. Their job is to work against you in an effort to get the claim dismissed or limit the payout as much as possible. Follow these quick tips to help solidify the validity of your claim.

Uncommon construction injuries can still hurt you and your wallet

In the past we've blogged several times on the common risks and injuries related to construction work, but an accident doesn't have to be common to lead to injury and loss on your part. Sometimes, so called freak accidents actually cause the most damage.

Is your on-the-job injury related to work?

We talk a lot about how you can file a workers' compensation claim if you are injured on the job. Workers' compensation insurance kicks in to cover medical expenses as you are treated for and recover from such injuries. It can also help cover lost wages and other damages associated with an on-the-job injury. However, just because you are injured in an accident on the job site doesn't mean you're automatically covered by workers' compensation.

Georgia business faces more safety fines

A business in Georgia is under fire from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration after an investigation uncovered numerous safety violations. It's not the first time this business -- Columbia Recycling Corp. -- has faced OSHA or its fines. The recent fines total over $300,000.

Seeking Social Security benefits after a workplace injury

One of the first places most people turn after they have been injured in a workplace accident is workers' compensation. Workers' compensation is an insurance plan that is designed to help you cover the costs of medical bills and living following an accident that was related to your job. While workers' compensation benefits can be critical to your recovery success, it doesn't always cover a long-term need even if that need was created by a work accident.