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Workers’ Compensation Timeline

Employees that experience workplace injuries or illnesses may qualify for Workers’ Compensation benefits. Workers’ Compensation generally provides for medical care, prescription medications, and equipment that is needed for treatment, and beneficiaries can choose their physicians if they inform their employer within 30 days of the initial treatment. Eligibility and Ineligibility Most Delaware workers are covered[…] Read More

Understanding Delaware Workers’ Compensation Law

Most employees are aware that they are entitled to Workers’ Compensation if they are injured on the job, but many people are not aware of the exact parameters of what the law covered and the timelines in the law. First, most Delaware employees are covered under the state’s Workers’ Compensation law. Employees who may not[…] Read More

How Can I Appeal a Denial of Benefits?

Many employees across the country are suffering from work-related injuries or illnesses. These injuries or illnesses lead to pain and suffering, loss of wages, and high medical bills. This tends to be a financial burden for employees. Therefore, when an employee receives a denial of benefits, it can negatively impact their finances further. When an[…] Read More

Avoiding Injuries Due to Prolonged Standing at Work

Anyone who has spent the day walking around a regional amusement park or taking their family to the Delaware Children’s Museum knows how taxing the experience can be. Just a few hours’ standing can lead to cardiovascular exertion, aches, fatigue, and in some cases, repetitive stress injuries. For hairdressers, manufacturing plant workers, health industry employees,[…] Read More

Toxic Gas Leak Leads to OSHA Fines

Croda International, a British-based chemicals company, has again been fined by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for a toxic gas leak near New Castle in November 2018. The most recent fine of $260,000 by OSHA related to what authorities say was a preventable leak brings the total fines levied[…] Read More

Know the Facts: How to Prevent Cave-Ins

Cave-ins, known as trench collapses, are all too common in the underground utility and site-work construction industry. Trenching and excavation accidents often result in death or serious injury, with an individual being crushed by the soil. One cubic yard of soil can weigh nearly the same as a car. Other potentially fatal incidents that result[…] Read More

Women Are Three Times as Likely to Develop Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is an injury that causes an array of problems, including loss of strength, pain, swelling, and tingling in the wrist and hand. The carpal tunnel is a narrow groove of small bones in the wrist. Tendons and the median nerve pass through the carpal tunnel from the forearm to the hand.[…] Read More

Can You Be Compensated for Workplace Hearing Loss?

The short answer to this question is Yes. Compensation for hearing loss has been a part of Workers’ Compensation from its earliest days. But the definition of hearing loss and the methods used to assess its severity, and then compensate for it, are different in every state. Common Noise Levels Noises can be damaging to[…] Read More