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  • I Was Injured at Work During a Probationary Period — Am I Entitled to Workers’ Compensation Benefits?

    Starting a new job is an exciting time, but in some roles, recently-hired employees are not entitled to some of the same benefits as their coworkers. During a “probationary period” — typically the first 30, 60, or 90 days of employment — a worker may not be considered “fully” employed. This status denies new employees the right to receive some benefits, such as health insurance or vacation time. ...
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  • Can I Get Workers’ Compensation if the Injury was my Fault?

    Workers’ compensation insurance is a no-fault system that does not require a determination of liability in order to recover benefits. An employee who is injured on the job can usually receive funds from their company’s workers’ compensation insurance, regardless of whether or not their employer caused the accident. Many employees feel that they do not qualify for workers’ compensation benefits if ...
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  • Filing a Claim for a Death Caused by a Work-Related Incident

    It is an unfortunate fact that severe injury and death are occupational hazards in some industries. Equipment accidents, chemical exposure, and vehicle collisions are work-related conditions that can result in death. In these cases, the victim’s family members may be able to recover benefits through the employer’s workers’ compensation insurance policy. Who Qualifies for Workers’ Compensation ...
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  • Navigating a Workers’ Compensation Claim if You Have More Than One Job

    Workers’ compensation insurance provides benefits to employees who are injured on the job, so the injury victim is able to pay for their injury-related expenses and maintain a steady source of income while they are unable to work. The workers’ compensation system helps many people in situations that may have left them without financial support. If you have more than one job, you may wonder how ...
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