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Workers’ Comp Claim Denied? Take These Next Steps

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Being injured on the job can be stressful. And if your claim for compensation for your injuries and lost wages is denied, your stress level can skyrocket. However, if your workers’ comp claim was denied, that isn’t necessarily the end of the road. Here’s what you need to know if your workers’ compensation claim was denied: Know the Reason for Denial Sometimes, employers or their insurance companies look for any possible reason to deny a workers’ comp claim. These reasons aren’t always valid under the law, and knowing the specific reason your claim was denied – as well as whether…

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How Will My Health Insurance Coverage Change with My Divorce?

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Divorce brings about a lot of potential issues and everyday worries that need to be resolved, such as who lives where and who gets the bank accounts. One of the biggest worries for many divorcing couples is what happens to their health insurance once a divorce is finalized. How your divorce impacts your health insurance coverage depends greatly on your individual insurance coverage situation prior to your divorce. Here are some common scenarios: You Are Covered by Your Spouse’s Employer If you have health insurance coverage through your spouse’s employer, either because you aren’t employed, your employer doesn’t offer insurance…

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Can I Get Terminated While Out on Workers’ Comp?

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No one relishes the idea of losing their job, but the fear of being terminated is one of the things that keeps many injured workers from pursuing a workers’ compensation case. While your employer can fire or lay you off while you’re out on workers’ comp, they cannot fire you for being injured. In other words, if you are fired or laid off from your job, your employer must be able to prove that your termination was due to some other reason, such as poor job performance or company downsizing. These reasons cannot have anything to do with your filing…

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How to Deal with False Allegations from Your Ex

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Divorce and child custody cases are full of emotional decisions and the potential for heartbreak. And these possibilities can make a parent desperate enough to make false allegations. While most instances of false allegations in a family court case resolve without much trouble, the emotional impact of the allegations remains long after the case is resolved. Here are some things you need to do if you’re facing false allegations in your divorce or custody case: Understand the Motivation It may feel as if your ex’s accusations are made out of malice and a desire to “ruin your life.” And they…

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Do I Need a Prenuptial Agreement?

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Your plans are well on their way to being finalized, with a date set, venue booked, and menu chosen. Congratulations! You’re getting married! And while you have all sorts of romantic visions in your head for what your day will be like, you probably also are thinking of practical matters, such as whether or not you need a prenuptial agreement. Although no one wants to think about getting divorced before they’re ever even married, many couples find prenuptial agreements to be helpful documents that make them feel secure in their new lives, knowing they’ll face fewer disagreements down the road….

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9 Tips for Preparing for Your Divorce Deposition

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In some divorce proceedings, especially those that have become contentious or that involve a large number of financial assets, you may be asked to sit for a deposition. A deposition is your sworn, recorded testimony in your divorce case. In other words, it’s similar to if you would testify in court – and the penalties for knowingly lying are similar – but you’re giving your testimony in a lawyer’s office or somewhere that isn’t a courtroom. Attorneys use depositions to predict how a testimony would proceed if you were to sit in front of a judge, so you want to…

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5 Types of Benefits You May Get in Your Workers’ Compensation Case

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Getting injured at work means you’re entitled to compensation for your injuries and work you miss as a result. But workers’ compensation benefits don’t stop just at paying for your medical bills and your wages. Here are 5 types of benefits you may qualify for in your workers’ compensation case: Lost Wages When you’re injured at work, you are still entitled to receive a portion of your base wages for the amount of time you are recuperating. The exact amount varies based on where you live and how much you make, but you can expect to receive a portion of…

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I’ve Lost My Job. What Does That Mean for Child Support?

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Losing your job is always stressful, as you’re left wondering what will happen to your planned expenses, your health care access, and more. But if you pay child support, it can add another layer of stress to losing your job. Here’s what you need to know about paying child support if you’ve lost your job: No, Your Obligation to Pay Doesn’t Stop the Minute You Lose Your Job Some people (wrongly) assume that their obligation to pay child support is solely tied to whether or not they have a job. That’s incorrect. You are obligated to pay child support because…

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Is an Independent Contractor Covered by Workers’ Compensation?

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With the gig economy in full swing, many workers are moonlighting – or even working full-time hours – as independent contractors. From driving for Doordash and Uber to working as independent home healthcare workers, independent contractors run just as much risk of getting injured or sick while they work. Whether you’re injured in a car accident, a fall at a client’s home, or get ill as the result of your working conditions, you may wonder if you’re entitled to workers’ compensation coverage. Unfortunately, independent contractors are not eligible for workers’ compensation coverage. In some cases, employers misclassify – either purposely…

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When Should I Pursue My Workers Compensation Case?

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If you’ve been hurt at work, chances are you’ve been faced with some medical bills for your care and lost wages. To help compensate you for these expenses, you are entitled to workers compensation. Workers compensation can pay you for any wages you lost because you missed work for an injury, pay for your treatment, and even give you compensation for retraining for a new job. But when should you pursue your workers compensation case? You don’t want to look as if you’re just out to get money from your injury, but you’re also staring at an ever-growing pile of…

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