Q: What advice can you give to an injured trucker who is about to go see a doctor?
You may have recently received a brochure from us and if you have secured other, competent counsel, we wish you nothing less than the best. Work with your lawyer to get the best result that you can. If you were offended by getting a brochure from a lawyer, let me be the first to apologize. But, I am not going to stop mailing my brochures to injured truckers. Here's why.
All workers' compensation claims are subject to a specific time limit on the filing of a lawsuit. This statute of limitations (SOL), which varies state by state, is to ensure cases are filed in a timely manner. If the SOL expires, no matter how legitimate the claim, it can be barred from ever being heard by the court.
In statehouses nationwide, corporate America is waging a robust campaign to pass legislation allowing companies to opt out of state workers' compensation laws and write their own rules.
A loading dock is a chaotic, dangerous place. On a typical work shift, dozens of semi-trucks come and go, various kinds of material-handling equipment move freight across the floor, and large numbers of employees work in and around the dock. To stay safe, you have to be acutely aware of your own actions, as well as the actions of others. Even then, you may be injured. You can fall off the dock, be run over by a truck, be pinned or crushed between a truck and the loading dock, or injure yourself while loading or unloading materials. Loading dock injuries run the gamut, from sprains and fractures, to amputations and crushing's to death.
You may be eligible for Workers' Compensation Benefits even as an employee of a temporary staffing agency.
Workers' compensation generally pays by the week, although it may be paid bi-weekly or monthly in some circumstances. The amount of the payment is established by state laws or statutes, regulation or court decision.
Can you receive workers' compensation benefits and unemployment at the same time? The answer, well that depends on what kind of benefits you are receiving from workers' comp.
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