December 2016 Archives

Personal vehicles and workers' comp

We all drive a lot, and it's not just for personal trips to the grocery store, the gym and to day care. Sometimes we drive for work. Not to and from work, but on-the-job work. Even if you're not a delivery driver or salesman, sometimes you need to run to the store for office supplies, to get to a meeting held away from HQ or to visit a client.

5 surefire ways to get a workers' compensation claim denied

If you think that getting injured at work will guarantee you benefits then think again. Workers' compensation claims get denied more often than you might realize. It is easy to make one small mistake that can affect an insurance company's decision to give you benefits from an on-the-job-injury. If you mix up a few details about the accident or miss a deadline then you could end up without any benefits at all. Never do the following five things if you end up getting injured at work.

Home visit nurses at risk for car accident, traumatic brain injury

As an in-home nurse or nursing assistant, you do a lot of driving to patient's houses for home visits. As you drive, you are likely thinking about your next case, how your patient is doing and how you can help them at the visit. But one day, while you're thinking about your work for the day, you get into a car accident. Someone hits your car on the way to your next patient, leaving you severely injured. One minute your day revolved around your patient's medical needs - and the next, you're worrying about your own health.

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