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Monthly Archives: March 2024


Medical Bill Payment Ambushes

By Kobal Law |

Legally, workers’ compensation insurers must directly pay all job injury-related medical bills. Unfortunately for victims, insurance companies don’t always follow these requirements. They’re determined to cut benefits and pad their profits, even though these companies already earn more than $1 trillion a year. Furthermore, under the law, injured workers aren’t financially responsible for any… Read More »

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Determining the AWW in a Workers’ Compensation Matter

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In 1973, the Average Weekly Wage in America was $132. By 2024, the AWW had increased to $960. Obviously, individual wages among injured workers vary significantly. Additionally, the composition of the AWW varies significantly. Wage income is not always the same thing as cash income. More on that below. Maximum lost wage replacement benefits… Read More »

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Mental Stress is Now the #1 Job Injury

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Anxiety, stress, and related mental illness now account for 52 percent of all job-related injuries, according to a recent study. A new Atticus study found that mental health issues such as stress and anxiety are now the number one most common workplace injury, making up most of all workplace injury cases. Google searches for… Read More »

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Am I Disabled?

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Over 13 percent of the U.S. population, or some 42 million people, is disabled. In the everyday world, “disability” basically means a physical, emotional, or other impairment that significantly impairs at least one daily function, such as concentrating at work or walking up stairs. Usually, we associate disabilities with permanent conditions. Recovering surgical patients… Read More »

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