Top 5 Workers' Compensation Blog Posts of 2014
Although employers and regulators are constantly finding ways to make the workplace safer in general, the unfortunate reality is that on-the-job injuries still do occur and workers' compensation is as necessary as ever.
When a worker is injured on the job or in the course of employment, that worker may be eligible for workers' compensation, the insurance system that provides benefits to injured workers. Though this may seem relatively straightforward, there are an array of issues and important questions that accompany every potential workers' compensation claim.
What were some of 2014's most popular blog posts about workers' compensation? Here are the Top 5:
- Denied Workers' Comp? 5 First Steps to Appeal -- Though the process varies by state, there are some general first steps that can be taken to appeal a denied workers' compensation claim.
- Can You Get Workers' Comp for Depression? -- When you picture "on-the-job" injuries, you don't always consider mental injuries such as depression. But depression may lead to workers' compensation benefits if it is shown to be work-related.
- Workers' Comp or Lawsuit? 3 Considerations -- Under some circumstances, an injured worker may choose to pursue a lawsuit instead of a claim for workers' compensation benefits.
- Can You Get Workers' Comp for PTSD? -- Like depression, workers who suffer from PTSD may be awarded workers' compensation benefits if it can be shown that the PTSD is sufficiently work-related.
- 5 Things a Workers' Comp Lawyer Can Do (That You Probably Can't) -- There are a number of reasons why you may want to work with an experienced workers' compensation attorney on your workers' comp claim. These include making sure your claim gets filed properly and being aware of other sorts of benefits you may collect, such as disability.
Learn more about benefits for on-the-job injuries at FindLaw's section on Workers' Compensation.