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Truckers continue to face high risk of workplace accidents

Jobs in the transportation industry are not easy. There are strict schedules, demanding routes and a physical toll that the occupation takes on workers. Truck drivers are especially familiar with these challenges. And unfortunately, these are not the worst risks truckers face. According to statistics, last year, truck drivers accounted for nearly 80 percent of fatalities among motor vehicle operators killed while working.

Who qualifies for permanent disability benefits?

We have discussed the timeline for temporary disability benefits, but some injuries are so severe that they make it impossible for you to continue working for the rest of your life. Temporary benefits don’t help when you will never reach maximum medical improvement (MMI) for your condition.

How long do temporary disability benefits for work injuries last?

When an injured worker suffers an illness or injury on the job, they are eligible to receive financial support if they temporarily cannot work. These are called  temporary  disability (TTD) benefits, and if you miss at least seven days of work you are entitled to collect them.

Three things to prioritize after a work-related accident

A serious workplace accident can turn your life upside down. In a matter of moments, your physical health, financial well-being, and job could be in jeopardy. This can certainly be stressful and overwhelming, which only makes the situation that much more upsetting.

Determining if an injury is work-related when it happens offsite

When people think of work-related accidents eligible for workers' compensation benefits, they often imagine a straightforward situation, like getting hit by a falling object in a supply closet. However, not all work-related accidents are this simple.

Injured workers cite multiple issues in claims against Amazon

Companies of all sizes face challenges when it comes to issues of worker safety. While it may be easier for larger companies to provide the resources for workers to stay safe on the job, accidents and injuries still occur at large businesses. 

Why are workers' compensation claims denied?

Imagine you are on the job, get hurt in an accident, and wind up at the doctor and in pain. You report the accident and pursue workers' compensation benefits to cover the cost of your injury and the wages you lost by not being able to work. Unfortunately, you learn that your employer or your employer's insurance carrier has denied your claim.

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