Dangers of Social Media after Injury at Work

    You get hurt at work and everyone is worried about you. You have an urge to pop online to Facebook just to let everyone know you’re okay. You can’t help feeling rather frustrated at the insurance company that is handling the workers’ comp. They are taking forever and they don’t seem to want to help you – only hinder you. […]

    Requesting a Second Opinion

    Getting hurt at work can be a pain at times. You know that it will be a long process to get the money you deserve. You won’t be able to work and you need the money to pay bills. You know you need to get workers’ compensation but you aren’t sure about the doctor’s ruling on the matter. You aren’t […]

    Do You Have The Choice To Refuse Doctor Treatment?

    Getting injured at work can be frightening enough of an experience for you. What if the doctor tells you that you need to have surgery to treat the injury? You don’t trust this doctor’s judgment and do not want to go through with the surgery. Do you have the choice to refuse that treatment? What happens to your workers’ comp […]

    What Happens If My Employer Fires Me?

    Getting fired from your job can be a frightening thing. What are you going to do about new employment? Why were you fired when you thought you were doing so well? Getting an answer to why your employer fired you can be a tough battle. Coming out of that battle can be as difficult as entering it in the first […]

    How Long Do I Have to Report a Workplace Injury?

    Imagine the following scenario. You fall off a forklift while at work and suffer a broken ankle, preventing you from walking. Since you’re on the other side of the building, you shout out for help until someone else calls 9-1-1 for you. While waiting for assistance, you realize that the reason you fell off the forklift at all is due […]

    First Responders’ Month

    Did you know that September is First Responders’ Month? As member of the community, we have a lot to thank them for these days, as they are always on high alert for things that could go wrong. Police officers make sure our community is safe from harm, paramedics make sure we get to the hospital if necessary, and firemen put […]

    What Happens if My Employer Fires Me

    You get hurt on the job due to circumstances out of your control along with faulty equipment. You don’t know what you should do first and it almost shows in the way you act. You’re taken to the hospital, where a doctor treats you for a broken left leg. The doctor suggests you file for workers’ compensation since you will […]

    Compensation for Forklift Accidents and Injuries at Work

    Working with or around heavy equipment presents a challenge to worker safety. Even though heavy equipment operators are usually highly trained and have plenty of experience, accidents can and do occur. Forklift injuries are among the most common type of heavy equipment injuries, due in part to the fact that forklifts are used in so many different settings. From constructions […]