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Workers' comp claim: Is retaliation possible?

While worksite accidents are still common throughout the United States, the numbers are going down. According to data collected by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, there were three illnesses or injuries for every 100 workers in the year 2015. That is down substantially from data collected in 1972. 

Workers compensation is not a bar to a social security claim

Injured workers in North Carolina often have a pending workers' compensation claim or had one in the past. It is also common for such workers, even when fully unable work, to hesitate to file for Social Security disability benefits. This is due, at times, due to concern about an offset. However, delays in filing for SSD can cause workers to lose some or all of their Social Security benefits. An explanation of the offset related to WC and SSD may clear things up.

What does scope of employment mean for workplace injuries?

It is an unfortunate reality that many employees sustain injuries on the job. However, it is not as common as it used to be. Thanks to efforts by federal agencies such as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, workplace injuries have decreased significantly over the last few decades. 

3 major misconceptions about workers' comp

Nobody wants to be in a situation where they are unable to do their job. This is exactly what many people face, however, and what motivates them to file workers' compensation claims. According to Employers.com, as many as three million nonfatal workplace accidents can occur in a single year, and these injuries are often serious enough to necessitate medical treatment and time away from work.

Hospital nurses: the dedicated workforce surviving on fatigue

There is no question. When you get home from your shift at the hospital, you are absolutely exhausted, but satisfied. You helped your patients work through their medical problems and hope that you have helped them on the road to recovery.

Can I choose my own doctor for a workers' comp injury?

It's a big deal when you can't work because of a job-related injury. Your ability to recover quickly and fully may depend on quality medical treatment. Your first instinct might be to see your regular family doctor or to ask around for referrals to a good specialist.

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