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How Does a Workers’ Compensation Settlement Work?

Every employer in the state of Delaware with one or more employees must carry Workers’ Compensation insurance. This insurance provides benefits to employees who become ill or injured because of their employment. The illness or injury must be directly related to the performance of the job.  Statistics reveal that nearly three million employees nationwide were[…] Read More

How Can Warehouse Accidents Be Prevented?

There is close to 1.5 million people employed in the warehousing and storage industry, including non-supervisory workers, those involved with production, and supervisors. Many of these individuals work at big-box warehouse stores, which also have customers shopping inside and out. Owing to the high number of employees and other reasons, busy warehouse worksites are known[…] Read More

What Should I Do if My Workers’ Compensation Benefits are Delayed?

Many injured or sick workers may not receive Workers’ Compensation within a reasonable amount of time. There could be several reasons for the delay, and not receiving those payments can be particularly stressful, especially for an injured employee who is disabled. In Delaware, companies who have one or more employees must carry Workers’ Compensation insurance,[…] Read More

Why Should I Hire a Workers’ Compensation Lawyer?

It is not always necessary to seek legal counsel for a Workers’ Compensation claim. Unlike personal injury claimants, injured employees do not need to prove fault in order to obtain compensation for their workplace injuries. Some injured workers can file a claim on their own, depending on the circumstances. However, most employees would benefit from[…] Read More

What Should I Do If I am Injured by a Co-Worker?

Every year, more than 4.6 million workplace injuries are reported across the United States. Slip and falls and other types of work accidents occur for a variety of reasons. Malfunctioning equipment, poor training, and a lack of proper protective equipment are just a few. However, a co-worker can even cause another employee’s injury. What recourse[…] Read More

Am I Eligible for Workers’ Compensation If a Gas Leak Caused My Injuries?  

When it is safely used and stored, natural gas does not pose a risk to people; however, a gas leak is a serious threat. Natural gas is highly flammable; the smallest spark or flame that comes in contact with it can cause an explosion or fire. Besides fire, exposure to toxic natural gas fumes can[…] Read More

Are Construction Workers Frequently Exposed to Toxic Chemicals?

Construction workers face a host of job-related risks, such as burn injuries, electrocutions, slip and falls, and heavy machinery accidents. While the work they perform is vital, it is also quite dangerous. In fact, in 2018, one in five private sector deaths occurred in the construction industry. Many hazards construction workers encounter is not always[…] Read More

Are Wear and Tear Injuries Compensable?

Most people associate Workers’ Compensation benefits with injuries that arise from workplace accidents. However, there are many injuries that develop gradually from repetitive tasks that produce wear and tear on the body. These wear and tear injuries are also compensable if it can be proven that they were directly related to your occupation. Repetitive Stress[…] Read More

White Collar Workers and Injuries

There is a common assumption that only factory or construction workers need Workers’ Compensation. However, this is not always the case. White collar workers tend to have their own set of injuries that call for Workers’ Compensation benefits. Therefore, it is important for white collar workers to stay informed about how to obtain Workers’ Compensation.[…] Read More

Will My Social Security Benefits Affect My Workers’ Compensation?

When workers get hurt on the job and they are disabled to the degree where they can not return to work, they may qualify for Workers’ Compensation and Social Security Disability (SSD) payments at the same time. People who receive Worker’s Compensation as a result of a work-related injury will not likely qualify for Supplemental[…] Read More