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Blog Posts in March, 2017

  • Workers' Compensation and Franchises

    In December 2016, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court rejected an appeal in a decision that would have changed the way franchise business model looked in the state. An employee of G21, a franchise of the company Saladworks, twisted both his knees after slipping on the way out of the restaurant. He petitioned for worker’s compensation benefits from SaladWorks, later amending it to the particular ...
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  • 5 Most Dangerous Jobs in the United States

    In 2015, almost 5,000 workers were killed on the job. That boils down to about 13 deaths a day. While certain people work under the assumption that they may face a serious, life-threatening injury every day, such as police officers, they aren’t the group with the highest rate of fatality or hurt. Below is a list of the most dangerous jobs you could do in the United States. Logging Loggers have one ...
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  • Firefighters and Workers' Comp: The Basics

    Firefighting is one of the most dangerous occupations in the United States. In 2015, 68 firefighters died on the job, while another 68,085 were injured. About 29,130 of those injuries happened at the fireground, but the majority of the damage wasn’t caused by fire. The two most common injuries sustained by firefighters are falls/slips and overexertion or strain, followed by: Flying/falling objects ...
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  • Workers' Comp FAQ

    Seeking compensation for an injury you sustained on the job can be an intimidating process. Many people are worried about their employers’ reactions to their claim or feel like they can’t take time off of work to recover from an illness or wound. Here are a few frequently asked questions that may address some of your concerns. Is My Injury Covered? If you were harmed in the course of your job, ...
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  • My Workers' Comp Claim Was Denied. Is My Case Over?

    In 2015, more than 20,000 workers’ comp claims were rejected , but there were about 2.9 million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses that could have been covered by insurance. Companies have many reasons to reject claims, such as: Late filing Insufficient medical data Injury sustained off the clock Employer dispute Damage doesn’t fit long-term injury definition Errors in paperwork Sometimes ...
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