How Covid Is impacting Workers’ Compensation
Post-Covid, we’ve entered a “new normal.” Venues have re-opened their doors, many people have returned to work in person, and most families and friends are socializing sans-mask again. However, that doesn’t mean that Covid is no longer making an impact. In our line of work, we see the impact Covid still has on people and workers’ compensation.
Today, we’re tackling this important topic. Keep reading to learn how COVID is impacting workers’ compensation—and what your options are if you become sick at work.
How Does Workers Compensation Work for Independent Contractors?
How does workers’ compensation work for independent contractors? What happens if you’re hurt on the job?
If you’re classified as an independent contractor, you need to know the answer to this question.
Today, the lawyers at Casper & Casper are going over workers’ comp for independent contractors. Keep reading to learn everything you need to know!
What to Expect at Your Workers’ Compensation Hearing
Workers’ compensation hearings occur when a claim is in dispute—whether an employee or employer appeals the decision.
Why might you have to go through a workers’ comp hearing? What should you expect during the process?
We answer these important questions, and more, in this post. Learn everything you need to know about workers’ compensation hearings today!
New Workers’ Compensation Law: What You Need to Know
Workers’ compensation law is complex and frequently changing. It’s next to impossible for the average person to keep up with it all.
Fortunately, that’s where we come in. The attorneys at Casper & Casper are here to walk you through everything you need to know about workers’ compensation law.
Recently, House Bill 81 made changes to several important areas of workers’ comp law. Keep reading to learn the highlights and how these changes might affect your case.
Can I Quit While On Workers’ Comp?
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’ Comp & Suing for Emotional Distress
It has been well established that working day in and day out can result in physical injuries—whether from an unexpected accident or the repetitive motions of the job.
Can I Get Workers’ Comp for Business Trip Injuries?
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?
Can I Get Workers’ Comp for COVID-19?
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.
Can You Be Fired While On Workmans Comp?
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.
Does Workers’ Comp Cover Illness?
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.