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THE CANCER PRESUMPTION IN WORKERS’ COMPENSATION
Posted by: Thomas Domer on Mar 22, 2017

What is a legal presumption? Can a legal presumption be rebutted by sufficient contrary evidence?Wisconsin workers’ compensation law contains many presumptions. For example, for firefighters, it is presumed that if a firefighter has cancer, the cancer is employment-related. The Statute applies to any State, County, or Municipal firefighter who has worked for ten years with at least two-thirds of the working hours as a firefighter who has cancer of the skin, breast, central nervous system, or lymphatic, digestive, hematological, urinary, skeletal, oral, or reproductive systems. 

AGE DISCRIMINATION CLAIMS IN WORKERS’ COMPENSATION SETTLEMENTS?
Posted by: Leonard Jernigan on Mar 15, 2017

When an employee settles a workers’ compensation claim, the employer often wants to terminate the employee and is cautious because of potential age discrimination.An individual who has been discriminated against because of his or her age may be entitled to back pay, reinstatement, hiring, promotion, front pay, liquidated damages, and court costs and attorney fees.

REMOVING THE SAFETY NET: A NATIONAL TREND OF BENEFIT REDUCTIONS FOR INJURED WORKERS
Posted by: Catherine Stanton on Mar 8, 2017

Benefits for injured workers continue to be under attack throughout the country. In New York, there have been a number of changes in the last decade, all in the name of reform. These reforms were encouraging at first as they increased the weekly benefits for some higher wage-earning injured workers for the first time in decades. They also created medical treatment guidelines under the guise of allowing injured workers to obtain pre-approval on certain medical treatments and procedures.  

CAN I GET FIRED AFTER I FILE A WORKERS’ COMPENSATION CLAIM?
Posted by: Mack Babcock on Mar 1, 2017

If you’ve been injured on the job in the state of Colorado, it is technically legal for an employer to fire you during the process of a workers’ compensation claim.  However, employers are not legally able to fire employees out of retaliation because of the claim. They must present valid reasons for the termination.

What to Do If Your Employer Does Not Have Workers’ Compensation Insurance
Posted by: Robert Younce on Feb 22, 2017

If you are injured at work, most companies have workers’ compensation insurance to help pay for your medical expenses. Workers’ compensation insurance may also provide disability payments for time you have to take off work (usually around two-thirds of your normal salary). It may also pay additional benefits like retraining and future medical expenses, including rehabilitation.

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