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Are you frustrated with your work injury? How do you feel about the workers' compensation process, with its seemingly-endless requirements and consultative exams?
One of the most perplexing things that an injured employee has to figure out is what type of workers' compensation he or she is due for an injury.
It's one of the favorite scams unethical companies use to reduce costs, make more money and gamble needlessly with the lives of workers -- and a Florida construction company owner just got caught doing it.
Workers' compensation is supposed to make it easier for the American workforce. The system is designed to be a no-hassle alternative to time-consuming and costly court fights. That often leads injured workers to believe that all they have to do is file their claim in order for their employer's insurer to kick into gear and start taking care of their medical bills and lost wages.
One of the most ordinary workers' compensation scams doesn't involve workers trying to get something for nothing.
Everyone knows, or at least should know, that prolonged exposure to loud noises can damage your hearing. Anyone who has attended a rock concert without some form of ear protection has probably experienced a ringing in the ears for days afterward. If you paid the price for the ticket, that damage is a risk you chose to face and you can't expect someone else to cover the cost of your recovery.
Among the different benefits that workers' compensation offers, cash payments are an important consideration.
A study recently published in Arthritis Care & Research suggests that workers in certain industries may be more susceptible to being diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) than others.