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What Is My Workers’ Compensation Case Worth?

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A client seeking representation for a workers’ compensation injury often has a long list of questions for a potential attorney. Do I really need a lawyer to represent me in my case? How long will it take to see resolution? And above all, what kind of compensation can I expect to receive as a… Read More »

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According To The Workers’ Compensation Commission, Not Everyone Who Gets A 1099 Is An Independent Contractor

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The percentage of employees who get health insurance benefits and the other legal protections afforded to full-time employees is getting smaller and smaller, even as Americans work more and more hours per week.  One of the strategies employers use to reduce costs is to classify as many workers as possible as independent contractors, even… Read More »

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Injuries To Baggage Handlers

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When you look out the window of an airplane as it is ready to take off, you see members of the tarmac fleet in their brightly colored vests, loading and moving baggage carts and otherwise skillfully staying out of the way of the enormous airplanes.  Tarmac workers make their jobs look easy, but working… Read More »

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Work Injuries To Delivery Drivers

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If you have bought anything from a store or had any purchases delivered to your home, you can thank a truck driver.  Driving a truck requires skill and constant attention to the truck and the road, but even the most cautious drivers who manage to avoid accidents are still vulnerable to work injuries.  Anyone… Read More »

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How Many Job Applications Have To Get Rejected Before Workers’ Compensation Is Convinced That You Are Unemployable?

By Connolly Injury Law |

Getting your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance to pay for the treatment of your work-related injuries is the easy part.  Sometimes the biggest disputes arise when injured workers and their employers disagree about the worker’s capacity for work after the injury after the worker reaches maximum medical improvement.  Some work injuries permanently affect one or… Read More »

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Will Workers’ Compensation Pay For Treatment Of Your Work Injury Even If Your Employer Pays You On A 1099 Basis?

By Connolly Injury Law |

Misclassification of employees is a serious issue in employment law.  Employers avoid formally hiring workers as employees, because then they become responsible for payroll taxes, Social Security, and Medicare for those workers, to say nothing of overtime pay and health insurance benefits.  Whenever possible, employers will call you an independent contractor and hand you… Read More »

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Getting A New Job After A Work Injury Is Easier Said Than Done

By Connolly Injury Law |

Workers’ compensation benefits must make accommodations for workers whose injuries are so severe that they will never again be able to perform the physically demanding jobs they were doing when they got injured.  When the worker is able to do sedentary or light duty work, workers’ comp will provide vocational counseling and, if appropriate,… Read More »

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Can Workers’ Compensation Pay For Knee Replacement Surgery?

By Connolly Injury Law |

Workers’ compensation is supposed to pay for all treatment of work-related injuries, even if the treatment is costly and complex, such as injuries that require surgery.  The injured worker does not need to demonstrate negligence on the part of the employer; your employer is responsible for your injury-related medical expenses as long as the… Read More »

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When Training For A New Job Is As Much Work As The Job You Held Before Your Injury

By Connolly Injury Law |

As the most honest retirement planners will tell you, most of retirement planning is wishful thinking.  If you sustain a work injury decades into your professional life, your ability to work can be limited sooner and more severely than you anticipated.  Looking for a new job isn’t easy even under the best of circumstances,… Read More »

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Spinal Cord Stimulators And Work Injuries

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Spinal cord stimulators are an effective method of managing chronic pain in certain medical conditions when less invasive treatments such as physical therapy, oral medications, and injections have failed to manage the pain.  A spinal cord stimulator is a device surgically implanted near the spinal cord that sends electrical signals to the affected nerves… Read More »

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