If I Caught COVID-19 on the Job, Can I Collect Workers’ Compensation Benefits?


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If I Caught COVID-19 on the Job, Can I Collect Workers’ Compensation Benefits?

The COVID-19 pandemic has opened up a whole new avenue of potential workers’ compensation claims. If you believe you were exposed to coronavirus and caught the virus while on the job, then you might be able to collect workers’ compensation benefits. As we’re still in the early stages of this healthcare crisis, pinning down exactly […]

Drop in Car Crashes, Spike in Bicycle Accidents Linked to Coronavirus

Once Americans came to understand how deadly the coronavirus can be and how easily it is passed from person to person, transportation habits changed. Not only did people drastically curtail business and personal travel, but many stopped going to their workplaces. That has led to a reduction in car accidents at the same time that […]

Can You Bring an Emotional Distress Claim Related to COVID-19?

The novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19 is not only potentially deadly, but can be transmitted by individuals who are not showing any symptoms, so people might fear that they’ve contracted the illness even if they feel fine. While the virus has existed in the United States for months, obtaining a test is still difficult in […]

Workers Compensation – Do I have to use the company doctor?

If you have been injured on the job, then your employer will normally send you to a doctor of their choice.  Under Arkansas Statute 11-9-514, if the employer selects the initial physician, the injured employee then has the right to petition the commission one time for a “change of physician.”  What this means is that if you are […]

Determining Fault in Arkansas Personal Injury Cases

After a car accident, truck wreck, fall or other Fayetteville area injury, you may be entitled to compensation. Arkansas law allows victims of accidents and injuries to recover damages when they can prove that the other party was negligent. Damages are awarded based on the circumstances of the case and the percentage of fault lying […]

Eligibility for Social Security SSDI and SSI Benefits

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) are government programs to provide injured or disabled Americans with income when they cannot work.  Both of these are administered by the Social Security Administration, which uses medical and nonmedical criteria to determine eligibility. The medical requirements for both programs are the same. Your claim […]

Understanding Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) Payments

For many people suffering from long-term injuries, their first question about Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is how much they will receive each month in benefits. The exact amount you will receive if you qualify is based on a few factors. Additionally, many applicants are eligible for back pay. The maximum SSDI benefit as of […]

Recovering Compensatory and Punitive Damages After an Arkansas Injury

After an accident in Fayetteville, you may wonder how you will pay for all your sudden costs. Arkansas law provides victims of negligence and malpractice with recourse in the form of personal injury lawsuit damages. There are two main types of damages available in Arkansas personal injury lawsuits. Compensatory damages are intended to repay you […]

What Rules Should I Set for My New Teen Driver?

You are proud of your teen for every accomplishment, but nothing quite matches the excitement, for him or her, and the nervousness, for you, of his or her attainment of a driver’s license. That first time your child pulls out of the driveway can be nerve-wracking and no parent wants to think about needing a […]

Keeping Records After Your Accident

You have a role to play in the success of your personal injury case, and that role often begins even before you have consulted with an Arkansas attorney. From the very first day after your accident, you need to keep track of records and information essential to preserving the integrity of your case. After you […]