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Are Workers’ Comp Checks Taxed?

Are Workers' Comp Checks Taxed?

Question

Can workers’ compensation checks be taxed?

Answer

No, the money from indemnity is not taxed. 

checks taxed

Are Workers' Comp Checks Taxed?

No. Taxes are not withheld from your workers’ compensation check, and this money (“indemnity”) is not taxed

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Can Workers’ Comp Deny A Second Opinion?

Can Workers' Comp Deny A Second Opinion?

Question

Can a second opinion about my claim be denied by the workers’ comp?

Answer

You can ask for a second opinion and get a court order to authorize it in the event it is not authorized by the insurance carrier.

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Second Opinion Authorized for Workers' Comp

While the worker’s compensation insurance company can certainly deny/refuse to pay for a second opinion, that doesn’t mean you are not entitled to one.  

We often have client’s who would like a second opinion, and if the insurance company won’t authorize it, we go to court and get a court order authorizing the second opinion/evaluation and compelling the insurance company to pay for the same.

 

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Will Workers’ Comp Settle?

Will Workers' Comp Settle?

Question

Is it usual for workers’ comp to settle injured claims?

Answer

Sometimes they are interested in settling the claims, however requires both parts to agree to the terms of settlement.

Settle

It Requires Both Sides to Agree to the Terms

Sometimes, but not always.  Settling a workers’ compensation case requires both sides to agree to the terms of settlement.  In many situations, the worker’s compensation insurance company will not be interested in settling.  In other cases, they may be very interested in settling. It depends on many factors.

 

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Will Workers’ Compensation Pay If I Quit?

Will Workers' Compensation Pay If I Quit?

Question

If I quit from my job, do I still receive workers’ comp benefits?

Answer

Yes, when it is during the time of the incapacity, however ask a lawyer before taking any decision.

Quit

Factors Like Time of Quitting Could Affect The Result

The act of quitting your job does not necessarily have any effect on your right to receive workers’ compensation benefits in Rhode Island, but you absolutely should talk to your lawyer before making a decision like that, as depending on the timing and other factors, there could be issues that come up as a result.

Benefits Keep For The Time Of Incapacity

Generally speaking, however, if you are already receiving worker’s compensation benefits for a recognized claim/injury and quit your job, you may continue to receive it until such time as your incapacity to do that job (even though you no longer have it) ends.

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Will Workers’ Compensation Pay For Chiropractic?​

Will Workers' Compensation Pay For Chiropractic?

Question

If I got injured at job, is chiropractic covered by the workers’ compensation? 

Answer

Yes, you can receive chiropractic attention paid by the workers’ comp insurance. 

Chiropractic

Will Workers' Compensation Pay For Chiropractic?​

Yes. You may receive chiropractic care and have it paid for by the workers’ compensation insurance carrier, provide the treatment is reasonable and necessary to treat your work injury. 

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Can I File Workers’ Compensation For Stress?

Can I File Workers' Compensation For Stress?

Question

Can I make a workers’ compensation claim for stress?

Answer

Yes, but it’s difficult to get the claim so it’s recommendable to have an expert by your side. 

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Can I File Workers' Compensation For Stress?

Yes, however, pure stress claims are very difficult in the workers’ compensation arena, and you should hire a lawyer and expect the matter to be contested.

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Who Is Esis Workers’ Compensation?

Who Is Esis Workers' Compensation?

Question

Who Is Esis Workers’ Compensation?

Answer

This is a company that manages the workers’ comp claims for the employer or the insurance company.

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Third party company that handles workers' comp

ESIS is a third party company who often administers (i.e. handles) workers’ compensation claims on behalf of the insurance company (or employer) providing the workers’ compensation insurance coverage itself.  

 

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Can a Workers’ Compensation Claim Be Reopened?

Can a Workers' Compensation Claim Be Reopened?

Question

Can I reopen my workers’ compensation claim?

Answer

It depends if you received any settlement to end the workers’ compensation case or if you get injured again while you are working.

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When can the claim be reopened?

It depends on how it was “closed,” so to speak.  If you received any type of “settlement” to end your workers’ compensation case (i.e. a lump sum commutation or a denial and dismissal), then the answer is no, you cannot reopen your case, and indeed you would have had to have stated to a judge at the settlement hearing that you understand the case is over forever and all time and that you can never come back to reopen it.  

If on the other hand, you returned to work and began having problems again or you injury reappeared or worsened and you have to come out of work again, then yes, you may “reopen” your case in that sense.

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Can Workers’ Compensation Be Retroactive?

Can Workers' Compensation Be Retroactive?

Question

If I was injured at work, Can my workers’ compensation benefits be reatroactive?

Answer

Yes, you will receive benefits retroactive to your first date of disability.

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Can workers' compensation be retroactive?

Yes, once your work injury is accepted and/or memorialized as entitling you to workers’ compensation benefits, you will receive benefits retroactive to your first date of disability, minus any amounts you may have received in TDI or other wages.  

Keep in mind, however, that there is a statute of limitaitons in Rhode Island that provides you must file your case no later than two (2) years from the date of injury. If your date of injury and first date of lost time are different, consult with a lawyer regarding any questions you have regarding the statute of limitations.

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Can Workers’ Compensation Be Taxed?

Can Workers' Compensation Be Taxed?

Question

Are my workers’ compensation benefits taxed?

Answer

No, however it is important to consult with an accountant.

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Consult an accountant for taxes topics

You should always consult with an accountant for this and any question regarding taxes.  However, workers’ compensation benefits are not taxable.

Win Your Workers' Comp or Personal Injury Case

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Are Workers’ Comp Checks Taxed?

Are Workers' Comp Checks Taxed?

Question

Can workers’ compensation checks be taxed?

Answer

No, the money from indemnity is not taxed. 

checks taxed

Are Workers' Comp Checks Taxed?

No. Taxes are not withheld from your workers’ compensation check, and this money (“indemnity”) is not taxed

Win Your Workers' Comp or Personal Injury Case

Can Workers’ Comp Deny A Second Opinion?

Can Workers' Comp Deny A Second Opinion?

Question

Can a second opinion about my claim be denied by the workers’ comp?

Answer

You can ask for a second opinion and get a court order to authorize it in the event it is not authorized by the insurance carrier.

Deny

Second Opinion Authorized for Workers' Comp

While the worker’s compensation insurance company can certainly deny/refuse to pay for a second opinion, that doesn’t mean you are not entitled to one.  

We often have client’s who would like a second opinion, and if the insurance company won’t authorize it, we go to court and get a court order authorizing the second opinion/evaluation and compelling the insurance company to pay for the same.

 

Win Your Workers' Comp or Personal Injury Case

Will Workers’ Comp Settle?

Will Workers' Comp Settle?

Question

Is it usual for workers’ comp to settle injured claims?

Answer

Sometimes they are interested in settling the claims, however requires both parts to agree to the terms of settlement.

Settle

It Requires Both Sides to Agree to the Terms

Sometimes, but not always.  Settling a workers’ compensation case requires both sides to agree to the terms of settlement.  In many situations, the worker’s compensation insurance company will not be interested in settling.  In other cases, they may be very interested in settling. It depends on many factors.

 

Win Your Workers' Comp or Personal Injury Case

Will Workers’ Compensation Pay If I Quit?

Will Workers' Compensation Pay If I Quit?

Question

If I quit from my job, do I still receive workers’ comp benefits?

Answer

Yes, when it is during the time of the incapacity, however ask a lawyer before taking any decision.

Quit

Factors Like Time of Quitting Could Affect The Result

The act of quitting your job does not necessarily have any effect on your right to receive workers’ compensation benefits in Rhode Island, but you absolutely should talk to your lawyer before making a decision like that, as depending on the timing and other factors, there could be issues that come up as a result.

Benefits Keep For The Time Of Incapacity

Generally speaking, however, if you are already receiving worker’s compensation benefits for a recognized claim/injury and quit your job, you may continue to receive it until such time as your incapacity to do that job (even though you no longer have it) ends.

Win Your Workers' Comp or Personal Injury Case

Will Workers’ Compensation Pay For Chiropractic?​

Will Workers' Compensation Pay For Chiropractic?

Question

If I got injured at job, is chiropractic covered by the workers’ compensation? 

Answer

Yes, you can receive chiropractic attention paid by the workers’ comp insurance. 

Chiropractic

Will Workers' Compensation Pay For Chiropractic?​

Yes. You may receive chiropractic care and have it paid for by the workers’ compensation insurance carrier, provide the treatment is reasonable and necessary to treat your work injury. 

Win Your Workers' Comp or Personal Injury Case

Can I File Workers’ Compensation For Stress?

Can I File Workers' Compensation For Stress?

Question

Can I make a workers’ compensation claim for stress?

Answer

Yes, but it’s difficult to get the claim so it’s recommendable to have an expert by your side. 

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Can I File Workers' Compensation For Stress?

Yes, however, pure stress claims are very difficult in the workers’ compensation arena, and you should hire a lawyer and expect the matter to be contested.

Win Your Workers' Comp or Personal Injury Case

Who Is Esis Workers’ Compensation?

Who Is Esis Workers' Compensation?

Question

Who Is Esis Workers’ Compensation?

Answer

This is a company that manages the workers’ comp claims for the employer or the insurance company.

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Third party company that handles workers' comp

ESIS is a third party company who often administers (i.e. handles) workers’ compensation claims on behalf of the insurance company (or employer) providing the workers’ compensation insurance coverage itself.  

 

Win Your Workers' Comp or Personal Injury Case

Can a Workers’ Compensation Claim Be Reopened?

Can a Workers' Compensation Claim Be Reopened?

Question

Can I reopen my workers’ compensation claim?

Answer

It depends if you received any settlement to end the workers’ compensation case or if you get injured again while you are working.

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When can the claim be reopened?

It depends on how it was “closed,” so to speak.  If you received any type of “settlement” to end your workers’ compensation case (i.e. a lump sum commutation or a denial and dismissal), then the answer is no, you cannot reopen your case, and indeed you would have had to have stated to a judge at the settlement hearing that you understand the case is over forever and all time and that you can never come back to reopen it.  

If on the other hand, you returned to work and began having problems again or you injury reappeared or worsened and you have to come out of work again, then yes, you may “reopen” your case in that sense.

Win Your Workers' Comp or Personal Injury Case

Can Workers’ Compensation Be Retroactive?

Can Workers' Compensation Be Retroactive?

Question

If I was injured at work, Can my workers’ compensation benefits be reatroactive?

Answer

Yes, you will receive benefits retroactive to your first date of disability.

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Can workers' compensation be retroactive?

Yes, once your work injury is accepted and/or memorialized as entitling you to workers’ compensation benefits, you will receive benefits retroactive to your first date of disability, minus any amounts you may have received in TDI or other wages.  

Keep in mind, however, that there is a statute of limitaitons in Rhode Island that provides you must file your case no later than two (2) years from the date of injury. If your date of injury and first date of lost time are different, consult with a lawyer regarding any questions you have regarding the statute of limitations.

Win Your Workers' Comp or Personal Injury Case

Can Workers’ Compensation Be Taxed?

Can Workers' Compensation Be Taxed?

Question

Are my workers’ compensation benefits taxed?

Answer

No, however it is important to consult with an accountant.

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Consult an accountant for taxes topics

You should always consult with an accountant for this and any question regarding taxes.  However, workers’ compensation benefits are not taxable.

Win Your Workers' Comp or Personal Injury Case

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