Workers Compensation

Most Common Accidents in Construction

Unfortunately, construction jobs are considered high risk because of the likelihood of accidents among workers. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, over 25% of construction workers have been injured while at work, while one out of every five workplace fatalities were caused by construction accidents. Along with the higher likelihood of being injured, the […]

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Workers’ Compensation for Undocumented Workers

If you are an undocumented worker, you have rights when it comes to your employment, regardless of whether you are a U.S. citizen or not. When it comes to legally living and working in the U.S., workers are required to have a visa, green card, or other form of permission that allows this. A worker […]

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The 3 Steps You Should Take After a Workplace Accident

Workplace accidents can happen at any job in any industry, but unfortunately, there are certain jobs at higher risk. If you work in a field that consists of more manual labor then you are more likely to suffer an injury from a workplace accident. A workplace accident is any event that leads to an employee’s […]

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Workers’ Compensation Cases for Union and Non-Union Workers

Being part of a labor union provides workers with advocacy and benefits within their job field, and can create a better work environment for the union workers. Union workers pay a fee to be a member of the union organization, and in exchange the union works as a middle man between the employee and the […]

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Benefits After a Work Accident

If you have been injured on the job as a result of a workplace accident, you probably have a lot of questions going through your mind. What are the available benefits in the event of a work accident? Would my injury even qualify me for work accident benefits? How will I provide for my family […]

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Is a Doctor Actually Necessary for Workers’ Compensation?

A lot of people in the midst of a workers’ compensation case wonder if a workers’ comp doctor is actually necessary for their claim, and the answer to that depends on whether or not you want to achieve the maximum amount of benefits you are entitled to. In short, the value of a doctor for […]

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Is Settling My Workers’ Compensation Case the Right Choice?

Fighting a workers’ compensation case can be a long, stressful and exhausting process. It is easy to jump on the first decent offer that is promised in a settlement in order to have the whole process end sooner rather than later. However, it is crucial for you to weigh all of your options before you […]

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Does Workers’ Compensation Cover Repetitive Stress Injuries?

A repetitive stress injury, also referred to as an RSI, is an injury that occurs due to repetitive movement and overuse of a part of the body. Like the name suggests, a repetitive stress injury puts too much stress on the muscles or tendons causing inflammation, pain, muscle strain and tissue damage. Repetitive stress injuries […]

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Do You Qualify for Workers’ Compensation After Contracting COVID-19 at Work?

Although there have been several outbreaks of serious diseases in the last few decades, most of the population has never lived through, much less worked during, an extreme global pandemic like COVID-19. There have been serious outbreaks of dangerous diseases, like SARS in 2002 or H1N1 in 2009, but COVID-19 was unlike any other. Everyone […]

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Employee vs. Independent Contractor Under Workers’ Comp Laws

An independent contractor is different from a full-time, part-time or seasonal employee. While contractors tend to have more independence when it comes to the work they do, being an independent contractor also comes with a few risks. One of them is that you are not guaranteed workers’ compensation paid by the employer. At Cruz & […]

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