Independent Medical Examinations for Wear and Tear Injuries

Feb 28, 2019
One of the most difficult aspects of bringing a workers’ compensation claim for a WEAR and TEAR injury or a repetitive stress injury is establishing that your injury is the result of work you did on the job and not another activity you participated in or hobby you have. Frequently,...

Burn Injuries on the Job

Feb 20, 2019
In some workers’ compensation cases, determining the true cause of an injury can be difficult. The injury may have developed gradually over time, or it may be difficult to determine precisely what activity led to the injury. Burn injuries, by contrast, are usually not so complicated. Burns fall within the...

Surveillance by Workers’ Compensation Insurers

Feb 07, 2019
Employees who are hurt while they are working on the job face many hurdles when attempting to collect workers’ compensation benefits. The process of obtaining workers’ compensation benefits can be incredibly difficult and many workers will be forced to use the assistance of an attorney to fight against challenges from...

Common Wear and Tear Among Health Care Workers

Jan 31, 2019
The physical demands of working in the health care industry are frequently underappreciated and overlooked. Whether in a hospital setting, long term care center, or residential facility, health care workers are frequently responsible for lifting and moving patients and moving around heavy equipment (and, of course, spend virtually all of...

Rotator Cuff Wear and Tear Injuries

Jan 16, 2019
Repetitive stress injuries or WEAR and TEAR injuries can strike any part of the body that is regularly used while on the job. For desk workers, this often takes the form of carpal tunnel syndrome or tennis elbow.  For those in the construction industry or who regularly lift heavy items...

Social Media and Workers’ Compensation Claims

Dec 27, 2018
When you file a workers’ compensation claim, your claim will be sent to your employer’s workers’ compensation insurer. While some insurance companies tend to view most workers’ compensation claims as legitimate and will only investigate those for which there are significant indicators of fraud, others are extremely scrutinizing of all...

Degenerative Disc Disease Arising from the Workplace

Dec 13, 2018
Workplace injuries often take two forms: sudden injuries that arise immediately with sudden and severe damage, and repetitive stress injuries that are the result of the same types of actions being taken over time, causing long term stress and injury to the body. Often times, the two are very distinct....