When Accidents Happen

When accidents happen, which are inevitable even in healthy and safe workplace, employees probably have the right to workers compensation payments.  Although you have a year to notify about a rob-related injury or illness, it is best to do it so as soon as possible.  Any medical expenses will be reimbursed and depending on the…

Benefits

As soon as you are injured on the job, you must fill out the claim form from your employer.  This starts the process for finding all benefits you may qualify for under state law.  Depending on the injury you may have up to $10,000 in medical treatment.  Workers compensation insurance provides five basic benefits.  The…

Your Employers Responsibilities

Before an injury even occurs, your employer must obtain workers’ compensation insurance or qualify to become self-insured.  Additionally, employers must provide workers a workers’ compensation pamphlet explaining the employee’s rights and responsibilities.  After an injury occurs, your employer must provide a workers’ compensation claim form to you within one working day.  He or she must…

A Systematic Approach to Clinical Determinations of Causation in Symptomatic Spinal Disk Injury Following Motor Vehicle Crash Trauma

Michael D. Freeman, PhD, MPH, DC, Christopher J. Centeno, MD, Sean S. Kohles, PhD Clinical determinations of causation in cases of intervertebral disk (IVD) injury after a motor vehicle crash (MVC) are often disputed in medicolegal settings. No published systematic guidelines exist for making such determinations, which has resulted in infringement by nonclinical personnel into…