Blog Posts in 2016

  • Maximum Medical Improvement (MMI) & Workers' Comp Claims

    Posted By Douglas F. Kaleita, P.C. || 30-Nov-2016

    A work injury that requires a fair amount of treatment will typically entitle the injured worker to weekly income benefits, if disabled from work, and also to medical benefits for treatment of the injury. Regarding medical benefits, there are two different types of medical costs that play out over time: upfront costs and ongoing costs. The upfront cost is what is necessary for initial treatments, ...
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  • Workers' Compensation Claims Involving Multiple States

    Posted By Douglas F. Kaleita, P.C. || 16-Nov-2016

    Most employees in the country work out of a single office, store, or premises. Some may be sent to various jobsites throughout a city, such as a subcontractor. And yet, there are a select few who actually travel in between states as part of their job duties. Many of these multistate workers are in the shipping and transportation industries, such as truck drivers and flight attendants, but there ...
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  • Child Support & Workers Comp: Will Overdue Support Payments Affect My Claim?

    Posted By Douglas F. Kaleita, P.C. || 26-Sep-2016

    In the event of a devastating work-related injury or other unforeseen circumstance, injured workers with children may sometimes find themselves in tough financial straits and fall behind on their obligation to pay child support. In fact, this scenario is not uncommon. In some cases, injured or ill workers who have fallen behind on child support may see their weekly workers’ compensation ...
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  • What You Can Expect Weekly from Your Workers' Comp Benefits

    Posted By Kaleita Law Firm || 28-Apr-2016

    If you have been injured on-the-job and are now receiving or are anticipating receiving weekly workers’ compensation benefits, it will help for you to know how much you should be receiving each week. But how is that determined? Does it depend on your injury, or is there a statute that sets how much an employee disabled from work should receive? If you are disabled from work and your injury ...
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  • Workers' Comp Opt-Out Policies Are Bad for Employees

    Posted By Douglas F. Kaleita, P.C. || 13-Apr-2016

    Every state has its own set of rules and regulations regarding workers’ compensation. While many states have slight variations, most workers’ compensation plans require employers to have a policy that covers medical expenses and a portion of lost wages – usually 2/3 - in the event that an employee should suffer a work-related injury or illness. In recent years, however, some ...
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