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What is a Permanent Partial Disability Rating?

There are many confusing concepts in the workers’ compensation laws, none more confusing than Permanent Partial Disability ratings. Today’s article will hopefully provide some insight on this topic and avoid some uncertainty and anxiety if you are currently dealing with a work injury and will... continue reading »

The Importance of Reports of Workability

“No work restrictions, no work comp.” Those are the wise words I first heard from my mentor John Person and the words I’ve been relaying to my clients. It sounds so simple, but it’s often an area that generates a lot of conflict between the employee and emp... continue reading »

Social Security Disability-Overview

I field many calls regarding Social Security Disability and many of these calls surround what is required in order to get approved for benefits. That is somewhat of a loaded question, as there are a lot of factors that go into answering, so this article will serve as an overview in order to hopef... continue reading »

A Workers’ Compensation Roadmap

I often get questions from injured workers wanting me to give them an overview of how workers’ compensation works. In its most basic sense, workers’ compensation is when an employee gets hurt on the job and the employer’s insurance company pays for the injured workers’ medical bills and l... continue reading »

Accepted v. Denied Claims-Workers’ Compensation

I typically get a lot of clients who are confused when it comes to workers’ compensation claims and what it means if the claim is accepted or if it’s denied. This may sound like an easy distinction, but in the world of workers’ compensation, it is not always abundantly clear. This article w... continue reading »

What are Temporary Total Disability Benefits?

When a person experiences a work place injury they are often confused as to what types of benefits they may be entitled to. Quite often I get phone calls and walk-ins wanting some guidance on what an accepted workers’ compensation claim entitles the injured worker to. Given the complexity of te... continue reading »

What are Temporary Partial Disability Benefits?

When a person experiences a work place injury they are often confused as to what types of benefits they may be entitled to. Quite often I get phone calls and walk-ins wanting some guidance on what an accepted workers’ compensation claim entitles the injured worker to. This article will focus so... continue reading »

Workers’ Compensation: What is Retraining?

Retraining is a formal course of study in a school setting that is designed to train an employee to return to suitable gainful employment. Retraining is different from other forms vocational rehab assistance in that when an injured worker is granted retraining, they are also entitled to compensat... continue reading »

Preexisting Injuries & Work Related Injuries

One of the most common questions I ask during an initial consultation with an injured worker is whether they have had preexisting injuries to the same body part they injured at work. Many injured workers that come into my office are under the impression that because they suffered an injury to the... continue reading »

Repetitive Use Work Injuries

Does your employment require repetitive lifting, bending, stooping, or twisting? Do these repetitive tasks from your work cause pain and result in an injury over time? If you answered yes to the previous two questions, you may have suffered what is known in the world of Workers’ Compensation as... continue reading »