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Workers’ Compensation Discrimination or Wrongful Termination?

Posted by Mathew Flatow on May 23, 2016 3:12:05 PM

You got hurt at work, filed a workers’ compensation claim and were later fired. Depending on the circumstances of your termination, there may be situations when your workers’ compensation claim didn’t affect your employer’s decision to let you go. So, it’s an attorney’s job to find out if your case is a matter of wrongful termination or if you were fired because of your workers’ compensation claim.

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The Top 4 Workers' Compensation Questions Answered

Posted by Mathew Flatow on Apr 12, 2016 3:18:22 PM

Each day, employees are in danger of being impacted by variety of workplace accidents. No worker is immune from a workplace injury – whether it is in an industrial, office or retail setting. Workers dealing with the workers’ compensation system are often overwhelmed by the complexities of the process. Workers often have many questions about how to start a claim, the steps (and timeframes) they need to be aware of and what compensation they should be getting to help with their work-related injury. Below are some of the most common questions people have regarding workers’ compensation in North Carolina.

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The Top 4 Questions People Have About Workers Compensation

Posted by Mathew Flatow on Mar 19, 2016 12:01:33 PM

When a work-related injury occurs and disrupts your daily life and routine, you may find yourself in an overwhelmed state of mind. Suddenly, you are facing potential lost income, days or weeks away from your job, doctor appointments, medical claims, and piles of paperwork. Workers compensation, while designed to protect employees, can often be an additional source of confusion, disruption, and anxiety. The system can be complex, especially for someone who has never faced this type of situation. While figuring out the next steps and how to financially cope, workers are also attempting to recover physically. This is why many people reach out to a qualified workers compensation attorney. Since these attorneys have dealt with a wide variety of workers compensation situations, they are able to quickly provide answers to overwhelmed employees, offer advice on the next steps, help to simplify the paperwork process, and ensure that fair compensation is secured.

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3 of the Most Common Workers Compensation Claims

Posted by Mathew Flatow on Mar 8, 2016 11:06:38 AM
When you are injured at work, you may feel overwhelmed or confused about your next steps. It's likely you haven't faced this type of situation before and that can lead to additional stress. Further complicating matters is the fact that workers compensation claims can vary widely in severity and complexity, meaning there are rarely cut and dry scenarios. However, there are a few common categories in which many of the claims fall. Below are three of the most common types of workers compensation claims.

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Topics: Workers' Compensation