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Accidents caused by other workers
Workers' compensation is designed to provide help to employees injured in the course of their employment. Generally, state workers' compensation laws provide benefits to the injured worker regardless of whether the worker or a co-worker was at fault for the injury.
Asbestos exposure at work
If you live or work in a place that contains materials made of asbestos, you may be able to recover for your injuries caused by exposure to asbestos. Certain kinds of asbestos-based chemicals, paints and products may contain cancer causing materials.
Can I settle my case?
An injured worker who is entitled to workers' compensation benefits may settle his or her case. As an injured worker, you should not agree to settle or compromise your workers' compensation claim if you have not received an impairment rating from your doctor.
Claims against your employer
If an employee is injured at work, there are two main steps which should be followed. First, the worker should notify the employer and request treatment as soon as possible after the injury occurs.
Defective equipment
The equipment used on work sites is governed by laws and regulations designed to protect workers and others at the site. These laws require certain steps to be followed to prevent or lessen injury on equipment such as ladders, scaffolds, and support equipment.
Delay or absence of benefits check
If you are injured in a work-related accident and are temporarily disabled from working, you should receive weekly workers' compensation benefits. Many states' workers' compensation laws provide that injured employees be compensated for two-thirds of their average weekly wages, up to their maximum weekly wage.
FELA/Railroad employee protection
Work related injuries to railroad workers are governed by a law originally passed by congress in 1908 called the federal employers' liability act (fela).
Heavy equipment accidents
Those who operate heavy construction or farm equipment should possess the skill and experience to safely operate the equipment so as to not endanger others.
I was hurt on the job
Employers in every state are required to provide worker's compensation to cover the medical expenses of injured workers and to replace lost income until the employee returns to the job.
Medical care rights
An injured worker is entitled to all reasonable and necessary medical care resulting from his or her work-related injury. Although workers' compensation laws vary state to state, covered medical care generally includes: medical, surgical and hospital services, dental services, crutches, hearing aids, chiropractic treatment, physical therapy, nursing care, and prescribed medications.
Protecting yourself in a work-related accident
Workers' Compensation laws are generally a comprehensive system for employees whose employers carry and are covered under workers' compensation insurance.
Value of your work-related claim
The value of your claim, if you have been injured in the course of your employment, is defined by the workers' compensation law of the state in which you are employed.
What about work-related injuries?
If you're injured on the job and are covered by worker's compensation, you need to file a claim with your employer. If you don't give proper notice of your accident and injury, then you might not be able to claim worker's compensation benefits.
What if I'm injured on the job, but I'm not here legally?
If you're injured on the job and are here illegally, you might not think you can receive any benefits from your employer. That's not true. You're entitled to medical treatment at the expense of your employer and its insurance company.
What if my spouse was injured on the job and thereafter died as a result?
If you were dependent on your spouse for economic support, you're entitled to death benefits from Workers' Compensation. Death benefits may be available his or her children if they were economically dependent on your spouse at the time of death.
When is the right time to settle my claim?
Ideally, the right time to settle your claim is when you receive notification that the claim form you submitted has been accepted. However, if your claim has been accepted but you believe you will not receive the correct amount of compensation, you may choose to enter into negotiations.
Workers' compensation
Operating a business is a tough job, but operating without the proper insurance coverage could be risky, and it could also be against the law. Worker's compensation provides payment for medical treatment costs and partial lost wages to your employees if injured on the job.
Workers' compensation benefits
If you are injured at work, you should be entitled to workers' compensation under the law of the state where you are employed. Benefits vary by state but generally include wage loss, medical benefits, and rehabilitation.
Work-induced carpal tunnel syndrome
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is the descriptive diagnosis given by medical doctors for injury to that portion of the wrist and lower arm where the carpal tunnel is situated.
Work-induced physical ailments
Workers' compensation laws are designed to protect employees who are injured in an accident or contract a disease on the job. The laws of most states require that the employer compensate employees for medical expenses, time missed from work and permanent impairment caused by the work-related injury.
Work-related wrongful death
Workers' compensation laws are designed to provide a way of compensating an employee who is injured, or the family of an employee killed, in a work-related accident.

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