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Workers' Compensation

Workers' Compensation is an insurance that employers are required to maintain to protect employees that are injured at work.  Worker's compensation pays for medical care, lost wages and death benefits to workers injured on the job or to their families in the event of a worker's death from an on the job injury.

Worker's compensation laws are administered by the individual States under the guidelines of federal law.  Almost all workers in the United States are covered under workers' compensation insurance.

Workers' compensation insurance was created to help workers and employers deal with injuries on the job.  Prior to workers' comp injured employees in most cases had to sue the employer to attempt to recover medical costs and lost wages.  Even in successful cases, workers seldom recovered their full losses.

Workers' compensation laws moved the compensation of injured workers out of the court room.  The huge costs of litigation were saved by both workers and employers and both gained more peace of mind.  Most States also have a fund to cover workers whose employer failed to maintain the required workers' compensation insurance.  Penalties for such employers are very stiff.

Employers are not allowed to discriminate against employees or job applicants because of a history of filing worker's compensation claims.  Some employers contest most worker's comp claims.  Others use investigators to determine if claims are legitimate.  Workers with serious injuries who have their claim contested should seek legal help to defend their workers' compensation claim.


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Ruling On Workersapos Comp Opens Up Benefits To Injured Workers In Pennsylvan...
Pittsburgh Post Gazette Ruling on workers39 comp opens up benefits to injured workers in Pennsylvania Pittsburgh Post Gazette Thousands of injured workers statewide could receive more benefits after the Pennsylvania Supreme Court struck down a key part of the workers39 compensation law that has governed how the state assesses workplace injuries for the past 20 years. The 6 1

New Jersey Workersapos Compensation Benefits Unraveled Part 3 The National ...
New Jersey Workers39 Compensation Benefits Unraveled Part 3 The National Law Review New Jersey workers39 compensation benefits are governed under N.J.S.A. 34:15 et seq. There are three benefits you are entitled to when you get hurt at work in New Jersey: payment of medical bills, payment of temporary disability benefits or wage

Number Of Compound Drug Prescriptions Falling In Texas Workersapos Comp Syste...
Number of Compound Drug Prescriptions Falling in Texas Workers39 Comp System Insurance Journal A report released in May by the Texas Department of Insurance Division of Workers39 Compensation shows that while the number of compounded drug prescriptions in the workers39 comp system grew between 2010 and 2014, there was a steady decrease in

Prison Guard Indicted For Collecting Workersapos Comp Benefits Banker Amp T...
Prison Guard Indicted For Collecting Workers39 Comp Benefits Banker Tradesman A former corrections officer at the Worcester County sheriff39s office has been indicted on larceny and workers39 compensation fraud charges in connection with and more raquo

Lawmakers Debate Competing Workers Comp Measures During Special Session Illi...
Illinois News Network Lawmakers debate competing workers comp measures during special session Illinois News Network Illinois manufacturers and other businesses pay the highest workers39 compensation costs in the Midwest and the eighth highest in the country. Gov. Bruce Rauner and manufacturing groups say that39s one of the reasons why the state has lost 300,000 House Democrats close on spending plan, property tax reliefPeoria Journal Star Madigan: Democrats draft budget with 4 days left in sessionDanbury News Times Madigan to outline budget plan Tuesday, urges Rauner to be 39reasonable39Chicago Tribune WREX TV eNews Park Forest all 256 news articles raquo

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