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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…

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 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…

Workers' Comp After Company Vehicle Accidents

Published 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?

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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…

How OSHA's New Ruling Affects You

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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)…

Seeking Compensation for an Occupational Disease or Illness

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Seeking Compensation for an Occupational Disease or Illness

Many workers are exposed to dangerous substances, chemicals, and materials as part of their expected job duties. For employees in a medical field, they may spend the entirety of their work day around people who have contagious illnesses. When a…

How to Help Prevent Slip & Fall Accidents in Your Workplace

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How to Help Prevent Slip & Fall Accidents in Your Workplace

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) collects and records information and data related to workplace accidents all around the country. According to its findings slip and fall accidents are consistently the most common type of serious or fatal accident. In fact,…

Why Is My Workplace Injury Case Taking So Long?

Published by Brooks Law Firm
Why Is My Workplace Injury Case Taking So Long?

While many workers’ compensation claims are quickly resolved – typically within six months to two years – some may take longer. For example, if you suffered an injury requiring multiple surgeries over months or years, it is your lawyer’s job…

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