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Will There be a Shortage of Drivers During This Pandemic?

While most of the United States is on lockdown right now, grocery stores, hospitals, and other essential industries continue to operate, and the demand for essential products has increased.

Are Truck Drivers in Danger of Contracting COVID-19?

While stay-at-home orders have mandated many businesses to shut down and for workers to perform their jobs from the safe confines of their home, truck drivers are not part of a class of workers that has such protections during the COVID-19 pandemic.

New Workers’ Compensation Bill for First Responders with Mental Health Issues

Workers’ compensation is a type of mandatory insurance program that is designed to provide wage replacement coverage and medical benefits coverage to workers who are injured on the job in Nebraska, or who develop an occupational disease or illness as a direct result of their work.

When is it OK to Sue an Employer for a Work Injury in Nebraska?

Work related accidents can happen in any type of job. Injuries you suffer as a result can have major impacts on every area of your life. These injuries can keep you from working or enjoying your favorite activities while causing chronic health issues that demand ongoing medical care.

What You Need to Know About Marijuana When Filing for Workers’ Compensation

Although marijuana remains illegal in all forms in Nebraska, legislators continue to debate the idea of medical marijuana in the state’s legislature. For now, any bills on the issue are stalled but soon, medical marijuana may come to the state. While legislators continue to debate whether or not marijuana in its medicinal form can help with certain conditions, there is one thing that is certain. Even if marijuana was fully legal in the state, it would still cause big problems for people making workers’ compensation claims.

When do Workers’ Comp Benefits Start?

When on-the-job injuries happen, workers’ compensation benefits can help ensure you are compensated for your losses. In addition to covering your medical expenses, they can reimburse you for lost wages you suffer while offering ongoing compensation for temporary or permanent disabilities.

What are Some Common Workplace Safety Violations?

Employers are required to maintain a certain standard of safety in the workplace. When they fail to follow state and federal regulations, it increases the risk for potentially serious on-the-job accidents. Employees who suffer injuries may be entitled to workers’ compensation in Nebraska to help offset their medical costs, lost wages, and other expenses.

What if My Company Denied My Workers’ Compensation Claim?

Workers’ compensation benefits in Nebraska provide a safety net for injured employees. When on-the-job accidents or illnesses occur, benefits help cover your lost wages, medical expenses, and other costs. Unfortunately, in too many cases, claims end up being denied.

What is the Difference Between a Workers’ Comp and Personal Injury Claim?

When accidents and injuries occur on the job, it can have a dramatic impact on every area of your life. You may be unable to work or perform even simple tasks around your home, while requiring extensive and ongoing medical care.

Types of Health Risks That Truck Drivers Face

Those who work in the trucking industry and operate big rigs for hours a day, day after day, face certain health risks that those in other industries do not. Not only are truck drivers at a greater risk of being involved in a motor vehicle accident, which could result in mild or severe injuries, but they also are at risk of developing a number of adverse health conditions over the years.

Using Your Own Doctor for a Work Injury

When on-the-job accidents and injuries occur, it can reassuring to go to a medical provider you know and trust, rather than one you are referred to by your employer. Workers’ compensation benefits in Nebraska may cover these treatments, but there are certain factors you need to be aware of that could influence your eligibility.

Can a Pre-Existing Condition Affect My Workers Comp Claim?

On-the-job injuries and occupational illnesses can impact workers in a variety of occupations. If you have a pre-existing health condition, you could be at an even greater risk. Getting a workers’ compensation claim approved so that you can get the benefits you are entitled to while you recover can be challenging in any situation.

When Should you Report your Work Injury in Nebraska?

Work related injuries can occur suddenly, such as from an on-the-job accident. They can also happen over a period of time, such as from repetitive stress and strain, or in the event you are diagnosed with an occupational illness

What Kinds of Injuries are Covered by Workers Comp?

On-the-job injuries can happen in any occupation. Unfortunately, even otherwise minor injuries can require extensive medical care and treatment, while preventing you from working or performing certain tasks on your job.

Can You be Fired While Out on Workers’ Comp?

Workers who are injured on the job in Omaha and Nebraska in general have certain rights. One of the rights is to file a workers’ compensation claim for benefits. Another is to report the unsafe condition to the proper agency, such as OSHA, if appropriate and relevant.