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How To Get Mileage Reimbursement

You are entitled to reimbursement from your workers’ compensation insurance carrier for travel to and from the following: All of your workers’ compensation doctor’s appointments. This includes specialty provider appointments and QME/AME doctor’s appointments. Your pharmacy when you pick up medications prescribed by your workers’ compensation providers. Toll fare and parking expenses related to the […]

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I’ve been hurt on the job. Do I have a Workers’ Compensation case?

Workers compensation is a no fault system which provides benefits for injuries at work. This means that so long as you suffered an injury at work, we don’t care whose fault it was: the employers, your own fault, a co-workers, someone other than your employer. If your injury happened at work, you should get workers […]

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The Claims Adjuster will not return my phone calls

This is a very common complaint. Insurance adjusters are either overworked, uncaring or individuals who have no idea what they are doing. Many times they are all three. They get changed on your case frequently. Their job is to close your case for the least amount of money possible. Adjusters are regulated by the state. […]

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I Don’t Understand The Letters I Get From The Insurance Company

Workers’ Compensation Insurance companies re-use the same letters over and over, often to address different situations and to satisfy certain legal requirements. They may send out the same letter in every case; they may send you same letter numerous times. They have developed “boilerplate” letters that are confusing and borderline unintelligible. Often the letters are […]

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Is The Insurance Company Paying Me The Correct Amount?

Most benefits are based on your weekly earnings on the date of injury. Temporary disability is paid at two-thirds of your average weekly wage. So, if you earned $900 per week, your temporary disability rate would be $600 per week. The maximum temporary disability rate will depend on the date of injury. It is important […]

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Do I Need An Attorney, Should He/She Be Local, And How Do I Pick One?

Not everyone who gets injured at work needs an attorney. However, it is free to consult with a workers’ compensation attorney about your case. We recommend that you consult with a workers’ compensation attorney as soon as possible to educate yourself about the system, strategize and protect your rights in this system that continues to […]

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What Benefits Am I Entitled?

There are generally four workers’ compensation benefits: Temporary Disability Temporary total disability is wage replacement tax free amount paid at a rate of 2/3 of your average weekly wage. This amount is calculated by looking at the past 52 weeks of earnings and dividing by 52 weeks.  There are arguments to be made for an […]

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