When to report an injury due to an occupational disease?
In the event that the injury is the result of an occupational disease, the employee has 90 days from the first sign of illness. While some exceptions do exist, it isn’t worth suffering the injury and then having to fight for compensation and defend your delayed report.
When to report a work-related injury to your employer?
Given the large number of claims that arise at the workplace, employers are already suspicious of any sort of work-related injury claim. By waiting longer than you should to report that you’ve been hurt, you run the risk of having your injury’s integrity called into question.
Which is the third most common mistake made after a job injury?
This is referred to as a Major Contributing Cause (MCC) and it is a common objection. However, arguing about an MCC and whether or not it was work related is much easier than fighting worker’s compensation fraud. The third most common mistake is failing to report the total extent of your injuries to your doctor.
When to claim wage loss after job injury?
Only when you show that the duties of the job are beyond your restrictions can you make a claim that you are unable to follow through with the new position. In the event that the position offered by your employer pays less than 80% of your pre-injury income, you are entitled to a wage loss benefit by your insurance carrier.
What happens when a doctor releases an injured worker?
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Can a workers comp Doctor release you to full duty?
There are steps you can take to keep your workers compensation benefits. The purpose of this article is to discuss your options when your workers comp doctor releases you to full duty work even though you continue to have pain, reduced range of motion, or limited function because of your work-related injury.
How many workers have been injured at work?
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When to seek medical treatment for a work-related injury?
Getting prompt treatment serves two important purposes: First, early treatment makes it more likely that you’ll recover from your injuries faster. Second, the closer in time to your accident that you receive treatment, the less room it gives your employer (or its insurance company) to argue that your medical condition isn’t related to your work.