Here’s What to Do After a Work Injury
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by Matt Golitko
3M ago
It can be hard to know what to do after a work injury while experiencing a range of emotions: anger, stress, fear, depression, and overwhelm. Taking the right steps after a work injury can help reduce stress, improve your chances of recovery, and return to normal faster. Here are the five steps you should take after a work injury. What qualifies as a work injury? A work injury is any physical harm that occurs while performing work-related duties. Injuries range in severity and permanence and can occur in or out of the workplace. Hazardous working conditions, such as construction sites, can ca ..read more
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 Top 5 Mistakes to Avoid After a Work Injury
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by Matt Golitko
4M ago
Work injuries are overwhelming and emotional. People often wonder, “How will I pay my bills? When will I get back to work? Will my life change?” Remember, you are not alone, and you will get through this. To help you reduce stress and get back to normal faster after a work injury, we’ve outlined five common mistakes you should avoid.  What is a work injury? A work injury is any injury that occurs while performing work or work-related duties. Work injuries can occur on or off the job site, ranging in severity and permanence. While work injuries are most common in hazardous conditions like ..read more
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An Injured Employee’s Guide to Workers’ Compensation Terminology
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by Matt Golitko
5M ago
With any legal interaction comes jargon that can feel overwhelming and confusing. Sometimes, legal jargon deters an injured worker from filing a workers’ compensation claim. Understanding key workers’ compensation terminology can help you make more informed decisions. To help, we’ve compiled a list of the most common workers’ compensation terms that injured workers should know. Workers’ Compensation Terminology A Average Weekly Wage (AWW): The injured worker’s average weekly earnings used to calculate workers’ compensation benefits. C Claimant: The injured worker who files a workers’ compens ..read more
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Top 11 Most Common Workers’ Compensation Myths
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by Matt Golitko
6M ago
While most people have heard of workers’ compensation, many frequently misunderstand it. If you’ve been injured at work, you may wonder what’s next. Understanding your rights will help you navigate workers’ compensation and maximize your chance of recovery. In this article, we’ll break down some of the most common workers’ compensation myths from a lawyer’s perspective. Myth #1: You’ll only qualify for workers’ compensation if your job is dangerous. While people in hazardous jobs are more likely to be injured, all occupations qualify for workers’ compensation insurance. Even fully remote desk ..read more
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Navigating Workers’ Compensation: Quadriplegia vs. Paraplegia
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by Cassidy Belk
7M ago
Whether you’re navigating the challenges of paralysis or looking for legal recourse, understanding the difference between quadriplegia and paraplegia and their relationship to workers’ compensation is critical to rebuilding your life. Learn the difference between quadriplegia and paraplegia, their causes, side effects, treatments, and how workers’ compensation lawyers can help you get the support you need. What’s the Difference Between Quadriplegia and Paraplegia? Both quadriplegia and paraplegia are types of paralysis caused by spinal cord injury. While paraplegia only affects the lower half ..read more
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Navigating Paraplegia After a Workplace Injury
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by Matt Golitko
9M ago
Workplace injuries can be life-changing, and one of the most devastating consequences an individual can face is paralysis, specifically paraplegia. Paraplegia is when a person loses the ability to voluntarily move the lower parts of their body, often resulting from severe spinal cord injuries. There are many challenges faced by those who suffer from paraplegia due to a workplace injury, including their legal rights, and the recovery process. The Emotional and Physical Toll of Paraplegia Paraplegia is not just a physical disability; it also comes with a significant emotional toll. According to ..read more
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Five Common Reasons Why Workers’ Compensation is Denied
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by Matt Golitko
1y ago
An injury at the workplace can leave you unable to work for days, weeks, or even months after the accident. Fortunately, certain protections, including workers’ compensation benefits, are established just for situations like these. Workers’ compensation covers the medical costs of your injury, lost wages, and lost earning capacity. However, it isn’t as simple as filing a claim to receive these benefits. When filing a workers’ compensation claim, you must meet and prove specific requirements before receiving any benefits.  In the state of Indiana, employers are required by law to carry wo ..read more
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Spinal Cord Injuries in the Workplace: Seeking Justice and Compensation
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by Matt Golitko
1y ago
A workplace should be a safe environment for you to do your job without fear of suffering an injury. Unfortunately, accidents do occur, sometimes resulting in life-altering consequences. Some of the most impactful injuries are those to the spinal cord, as they can have devastating effects on the individual and their families. Those injuries can occur through workplace negligence, and you will need to find an appropriate workplace accident lawyer to work for you to receive appropriate compensation. Understanding Spinal Cord Injuries The spinal cord is vital in transmitting messages between the ..read more
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How to file a medical malpractice claim in Indiana
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by Matt Golitko
1y ago
When a doctor’s mistake results in injuries or death, they or their family may consider filing a medical malpractice claim against the healthcare professional. Filing a medical malpractice claim in Indiana follows a specific process and has time restrictions. How long does a patient have to file a medical malpractice claim? In Indiana, a person can file a malpractice suit up to two years after the date of injury or death. One exception to this rule is that children younger than six have until their eighth birthday to file. The state requires that all cases seeking damages above $15,000 go thro ..read more
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How families may cope with a medical misdiagnosis
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by Matt Golitko
1y ago
In the middle of the night, your spouse awakened in despair. The crackling noise when he exhaled signified wheezing. He was unable to sleep lying down or sitting up, and he was coughing up blood. You took him to an urgent care facility where the physician diagnosed acid reflux due to the food your spouse ate hours earlier. You were told to purchase over-the-counter medication. Within a week, your spouse died due to heart failure. This situation represents an obvious case of medical misdiagnosis. Now, you must cope with the anger, hurt, disbelief, confusion and guilt. 100,000 misdiagnosed annua ..read more
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