Can I quit while on workers’ comp? What will happen to my benefits if I do? These are common questions we hear as workers’ compensation attorneys.
Like many questions involving workers’ comp law, the answer is complicated. Let’s break it down.
Keep reading to learn how quitting your job while on workers’ comp could affect your benefits.
Workers’ compensation seems simple on the surface: you receive benefits from workers’ compensation after a work-related injury (instead of having to sue your employer or use your own health care).
However, there are many exceptions, exemptions, and irregularities to workers’ compensation law—making it confusing to the average worker. How do you know if your injury is covered or not?
We’ve written quite a few blog posts explaining workers’ compensation—including how it works for volunteers, interns, freelance workers, remote workers, and more.
Today, we’re tackling another important workers’ comp issue: are business trip injuries covered by workers’ compensation?
What happens if you contract COVID-19 while on the job? Can you get workers’ compensation benefits?
As the COVID-19 pandemic extends, these questions continue to be important ones for many Ohio workers—particularly frontline and other essential workers, who’ve been at increased risk of contracting the disease.
Today, we’re discussing COVID-19 and workers’ compensation. Keep reading to learn what you need to know about this topic, including whether COVID is covered, what your rights are as a worker, and when to speak to an attorney.
Many people seeking to file for workman’s comp are nervous about the reaction from their employer. They’re concerned that their employer will fight the workman’s comp claim. They’re also worried about being fired or demoted for filing.
Can you be fired while on workers’ comp? This is an important—and common—question. Keep reading to find out the answer! Today, we’re discussing everything you need to know.
If you get sick on the job, can you file for workers compensation?
This is a great question. Most people know that if they are injured at work—say, by falling off a ladder—workers’ comp will cover them. But what if the work injury isn’t an injury at all, but an illness? Does workers’ comp cover illness? If it doesn’t, are there other options?
As with many legal issues, the answer is: it depends. Keep reading to learn when an illness might be covered by workers’ compensation.
You’ve been injured at work, and you now need workers’ compensation to cover your medical bills and lost wages. You do everything you think you’re supposed to do: you notify your employer, and you start your workers’ comp claim. But then, the unthinkable happens: you find out your employer is denying your claim! How could this be? Today, we’re discussing when employers deny workers’ compensation claims—including why this happens and what to do about it. Keep reading to find out what you need to know!
If you are applying for workers’ comp benefits, or facing an investigation, you need to know what workers’ compensation investigations look for. That’s because even truly injured workers can make mistakes that look like fraud—accidentally sabotaging a very real claim. You don’t want to get caught in the net that’s meant for fraudsters and scammers! Let’s look at workers’ compensation investigations: what they look for, how long they take, and when to call an attorney.
Gigs are popular because of the freedom and flexibility they offer. However, there are some downsides. The specific downside we’re talking about today is a lack of workers’ comp. What happens if you are injured as a freelance worker? Keep reading to learn more about this important issue.
Today, we’re talking about workplace retaliation. What is it? What should you do if your employer retaliates against you for filing a workers’ comp claim? Keep reading to find out.