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Long Trend of Declining Workplace Accident Rate Stalls in 2018

Published December 13, 2019 by Brooks Law Firm

For the past few years, the number of workplace accidents in the private sector had been dropping. However, that is no longer the case. In 2018, the rate of non-fatal illnesses and injuries remained stagnant, at 2.8 per 100 full-time…

Winter Driving Tips

Published November 26, 2019 by Brooks Law Firm
Winter Driving Tips

A New England winter wouldn’t be the same without freezing rain, icy roads, and heaps of snow. Even though the National Weather Service in Boston predicts warmer-than-average temperatures in late 2019 and early 2020, meteorologists tell The Boston Globe to…

Filing a Workers' Comp Case? Don't Make these Mistakes!

Published June 27, 2019 by Brooks Law Firm
Filing a Workers’ Comp Case? Don’t Make these Mistakes!

Workplace injuries can be devastating, especially if you are faced with severe life-altering injuries. It could be even more frustrating if your injury was a result of the negligence of your employer or coworker. If you are planning to file…

What if I Have a Pre-existing Condition?

Published June 27, 2018 by Brooks Law Firm
What if I Have a Pre-existing Condition?

Employees or workers who are injured on the job or is performing the duties of his or her job is eligible to receive workers’ compensation if the actions entailed in the job aggravate a pre-existing medical condition. Some employees, however, may not…

Should I Accept a Lump Sum Settlement for My Workers' Comp Case?

Published June 27, 2018 by Brooks Law Firm
Should I Accept a Lump Sum Settlement?

What typically occurs when an injured worker qualifies for workers’ compensation benefits is that the insurance company offers to settle the entire case with a “lump sum” payment which terminates the insurer’s responsibility to make weekly payments to the worker. If an injured worker…

Company Vehicle Accidents: Workers' Comp for Employees On-the-Go

Published June 27, 2018 by Brooks Law Firm

There are numerous fields of occupation that require an employee to travel regularly and in a company provided vehicle. Mail couriers, food delivery drivers, and even office clerks or interns are expected to hit the road every day. While out…

Independent Contractors Usually Do Not Get Workers' Comp - Why?

Published June 27, 2018 by Brooks Law Firm
Independent Contractors Usually Do Not Get Workers’ Comp – Why?

Workers’ compensation is a great way for most employees to gain benefits after being in a workplace accident. Liability is not a factor when filing a workers’ comp claim, so a hurt employee can still get financial aid even when they know their own mistake…

Can I Still Qualify for Disability with a Short Work History?

Published June 27, 2018 by Brooks Law Firm
Can I Still Qualify for Disability with a Short Work History?

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is provided to those who can no longer work because of a medical condition or another ailment that prevents them from continuing to work. The amount of insurance provided will depend on the individual’s work experience….

Ways You Can Help Prove You Were Not Liable for Your Car Accident

Published June 27, 2018 by Brooks Law Firm
Ways You Can Help Prove You Were Not Liable for Your Car Accident

Following any car accident, insurance companies are going to want to know who caused it so they can assign liability. Of course, you must assume that any company not representing you is looking for ways to pile liability for your crash…

How OSHA's New Ruling Affects You

Published June 27, 2018 by Brooks Law Firm
How OSHA’s New Ruling Affects You

Effective August 10, 2016, employers in the United States are required to have a “reasonable procedure” for workers to report workplace injuries and illnesses in both a prompt and accurate manner according to the Occupational Safety & Health Administration’s (OSHA)…

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