Workers' Compensation Blog Posts

U.S. Workplace Deaths Increase by Two Percent

In 2014, the total number of workplace deaths increased by two percent, most notably among contracted, self-employed, and aging workers. Preliminary numbers from the federal government put the 2014 total death toll at 4,679, whereas the 2013 death toll… Read More

New Mexico Court of Appeals Rules Workers' Compensation Must Cover Medical Marijuana

States around the country are grappling with changing legislation and social attitudes towards medical marijuana. In New Mexico, the states Court of Appeals added to the national conversation by decided that an injured employee was entitled to reimbursement… Read More

8 Common Workplace Violations

Employment laws can vary from state to state, but knowing what your legal rights are in the workplace can help you determine if your employer is violating the Fair Labor Standards Act. From overtime to vacation pay to bonuses, employers are known for… Read More

President Obama Seeks Broad Expansion of Overtime Pay

President Obama has announced that he will be seeking a broad expansion of overtime pay. The president will be ordering the Department of Labor to require that businesses pay more overtime to the millions of workers who clock in more than 40 hours a week. Workers… Read More

Palm Trimmer Dies After Being Caught Under Palm Fronds

A Mesa palm trimmer died on Wednesday afternoon after being caught under heavy palm fronds while on the job. Working as part of a landscape crew, the man was trimming palm trees in a private residential area using a belt and spikes to climb the tree.… Read More

Supplemental Benefits under Workers Compensation

When it comes to on-the-job accidents, if theres anything more frustrating than being unable to work, its receiving a reduced paycheck because of your injuries. If you were injured at the workplace and your weekly benefits arent enough, you may be eligible… Read More

Sustaining a Head Injury at Work

Head injuries can lead to life-changing damage, and can have far-reaching consequences. When a head injury leads to brain damage, the effects can be devastating to the victim and their family. Unfortunately, most head injuries lead to permanent impairment. Commonly,… Read More

Temporary Total Benefits

Workers compensation coverage provides security for employees who are injured on the job, or in a manner relating to tasks they have performed for their employer. Temporary or total disability benefits also known as temporary total benefits helps workers… Read More

Workers' Compensation Death Benefits

Workers compensation plans can protect employees from sickness or injuries that they experience while on the job. In addition, death benefits, or survivors benefits, are extended to the surviving dependents of the employee under certain circumstances.… Read More

Workers Compensation Back Injury

Many workers across America are at risk for injuries every day. While certain industries may be more prone to hazard, an injury is possible in almost any. In 2011, there were nearly 3 million cases of non fatal injuries and illnesses in private industries… Read More

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