5 Things Every Injured Worker Should Know About Workers' Comp

Posted by Kellie Collier on Apr 17, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Unfortunately, there is no handbook for workers who have been injured on the job. No playbook that tells you who to call, what to do, or which questions to ask. And, given that each workers’ comp claim is different, it’s difficult to compare your work injury to that of a friend or family members.

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Topics: Workers' Compensation

Meet Our Team: Yarimar Feliciano-Rivera

Posted by Kellie Collier on Apr 4, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Meet Yarimar Feliciano-Rivera. You may not recognize her face, but Yarimar is the voice behind many of the phone calls made to our patients – you may have even spoken to her yourself!

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Topics: Workers' Compensation

First Responder Coverage Becoming a Hot Topic in 2019

Posted by Danielle Jaffee on Mar 12, 2019 12:25:33 PM

With the 2019 legislative session well under way across the country, a flurry of first responder bills have been introduced from Connecticut to Montana.  When it comes to first responder legislation, the focus is on two areas: cancer presumptions and mental health coverage. 

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Topics: Workers' Compensation

How 2019 Legislative Trends Will Impact Injured Workers

Posted by Danielle Jaffee on Feb 7, 2019 9:05:18 AM

We’ve officially closed out the first month of the year, and the first month of many legislative sessions.  Forty-five states are currently in session and thousands of bills have been introduced across the country. While we can never predict how a legislative session will play out and which bills will cross the finish line, we can start to discuss the 2019 legislative trends.

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Topics: Legislative, Workers' Compensation

Will Workers' Comp Cover My Pre-Existing Condition?

Posted by Gregory Zaparyniuk, ARM on Jan 16, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Doesn’t the Affordable Care Act (ACA) cover all pre-existing conditions?  In short, the answer is, no, not for workers’ compensation injuries. Workers' Comp

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Topics: Workers' Compensation

The Ultimate Guide to Drug Formularies

Posted by Kellie Collier on Jan 2, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Drug formularies aren't a new concept in the world of workers' compensation. Since 2011, when Texas introduced their closed drug formulary, states have been lining up to start discussions around whether a formulary was right for them. 

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Topics: Workers' Compensation

Looking Back at the Biggest Workers' Comp Conference of the Year

Posted by Pam Rippens, ARM on Dec 12, 2018 1:48:15 PM

Last week, I attended the National Workers’ Compensation and Disability Conference & Expo in Las Vegas.  To be completely honest, I have attended this conference for over 20 years while working for IWP and a major insurance and claim service provider, and I am amazed at how the underlying conversations are the same - albeit wrapped up in different buzz words. 

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Topics: Workers' Compensation

Occupational Cancer: Improving Safety for Firefighters

Posted by Kellie Collier on Dec 4, 2018 9:16:12 AM

Each state has its own set of workers’ compensation rules and regulations. And within the state, some occupations, like police officers and firefighters, have restrictions on how their injuries are covered under workers’ comp insurance.

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Topics: Workers' Compensation, Workplace Wellness

Injured On The Job? Here's What You Should Know.

Posted by Kopelman Sitton Law Group, LLC on Nov 28, 2018 8:00:00 AM

As an employee, you get up every day expecting to be safe and taken care of while on the job. So, when you are hurt on the job, it can cause much more harm than just a physical injury. Job injuries are occasionally horrible experiences and you may feel a combination of shame and embarrassment, along with the pain of your injury. 

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Topics: Workers' Compensation, Guest Blogger

Midterm Elections Could Bring Changes to Workers' Compensation

Posted by Danielle Jaffee on Oct 17, 2018 9:55:59 AM

If you’ve turned on the news, read the paper, or even gone on Facebook, you know elections are right around the corner.  Normally, midterm elections, or those elections that fall on years without a presidential election, are minor blips on most people’s radars. 

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Topics: Workers' Compensation

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