Even if the law and the evidence are on your side, and you are working with a great work injury attorney, you may still go head to head with the insurance company and not reach a conclusion.
In workers’ comp claims, even if you are legally entitled to the benefits, it doesn’t mean you’ll have an easy time accessing them. The insurance company will often try to make sure of it. So what happens when neither party agrees to the terms on the table? You enter the mediation process.
Worker’s comp mediation is a process injured workers and the insurance company enter when there is a dispute regarding the claim they cannot solve on their own. When you cannot agree on something with the insurance company, you have the right to appeal their decision with the Missouri Division for Worker’s comp. The last stage here is to take your case before an administrative judge, but first, you may go through what’s called mediation. …
Working from home is now a much more common thing because of the COVID-19 pandemic. While it may be difficult for some to keep themselves motivated and get into a work mindset from home, there is another issue that understandably worries some people.
If you get injured while working from home, can you still get compensated? How can you prove your injury is work-related?
Workers’ compensation is a no-fault system, which means that as long as you’re injured within the scope of employment, then it does not matter who is to blame. …
For a long time, people assumed they knew what dangerous jobs are: manufacturing, construction, first responders, police, or firefighters. These are the jobs where you can sit and imagine virtually most scenarios where the worker might get injured, so of course, you assume they are the riskiest.
That is why it’s so surprising to see the following data.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the retail industry is among one of the most dangerous job, accounting for 14% of all work-related injuries in the private industry in 2018, with 3.5 …