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March 19, 2020

Workers’ compensation for Delaware  is defined as a system, created by the Delaware Legislature, which provides benefits to workers who are injured or who contract an occupational disease while working.

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In general, workers’ compensation provides benefits to employees who are injured during the course and scope of their em...

August 3, 2018

With over 20,000 undocumented immigrants in Delaware's workforce. It is inevitable that some will get hurt at work. This presents the question: Can undocumented workers receive workers' compensation?

June 18, 2018

Attorney O’Neill goes on to explain the sacrifice of commuting a case. Delaware’s injured workers’ are entitled to seven basic rights under the Workers’ Compensation law. Medical expenses, temporary total wage disability (TTD), mileage reimbursement, scarring and disfigurement benefits, permanent impairment benefits, partial disability benefit, or potentially permanent total disability benefit. Co...

June 13, 2018

A DME can significantly affect your workers’ compensation case. The physician appointed to perform your Defense Medical Examination is NOT a neutral medical provider. This provider is being paid for his/her time by the insurance company. Do not expect the physician to have the same bedside manner that your treating doctor may have. Physicians are being paid by insurance companies, often times givi...

April 28, 2018

For years, hardworking Americans have worked in high stress and high-risk environments — from correctional officers and construction workers to machinists, nurses, and warehouse employees. When these workers are injured, they may never be the same again. Insurance companies are businesses who understand profits, not people, and may not fully understand how a work accident can derail your life. You...

January 18, 2018

            Have you ever had the feeling you were being watched or followed?  If you are an injured worker, receiving workers’ compensation benefits, that odd feeling you get may not be far-fetched.  As an injured worker receiving workers’ compensation benefits, insurance companies are entitled to conduct surveillance and possibly use it as evidence against you.  If unprepared of the typical proc...

August 14, 2017

Knowing Your Case: Third Party Claims in Construction Accidents

As a construction worker, OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration), sets the standard on construction site safety. Even if your company adheres to OSHA standards, there are dangerous conditions on a construction site. Workers’ compensation may cover your medical expenses and a portion of your lost income if you are injured...

June 9, 2017

“Knowledge is power”
is an old adage that is especially significant if you are involved in a workplace injury. All too often, injured employees attempt to navigate the murky waters of their work injury claim on their own, without the critical knowledge necessary to protect their rights. It goes without saying that your health is the most important thing to protect. Understanding your rights will h...

May 11, 2017

If you are injured on the job, there are certain steps you should take to ensure you are properly cared for and to receive the compensation you deserve. Partner Heather Long discusses these steps and explains how you can get on the right track to getting better after a work injury.

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