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Time limits for workers' compensation occupational illness claims

The last thing a sick worker has on his mind is money, but sooner or later reality comes knocking on your door. Maybe you've been laid out for a few weeks because you succumbed to occupational asthma -- after being exposed to bad air for years at Asheville construction sites. Perhaps you've been going to the doctor to get the treatments. However, you're too ill to work and haven't been getting paid any wages.

Get hurt at work? Here are the benefits of workers' compensation

It doesn't matter how your injury happened as long as it happened while you were on the job. Maybe you slipped on spilled coffee while you were in the office break room. Maybe you got hit by a piece of falling debris while you were painting a wall. Maybe you violated safety protocol by not wearing your harness and you fell off a scaffolding.

3 back pain myths every blue collar worker should know

You've been picking up paint cans on the job for 20 years. Sometimes, four or more at a time. This time, however, something went wrong. You were at a job site, repainting an Asheville home and happy to get the work through the remodeling company that hired you a couple of years ago.

When should you settle your workers' compensation case?

Getting injured at work can drastically change your life. Your injuries could prevent you from continuing your career path. They could result in a lot of medical expenses. Sometimes, work injuries can drastically affect your quality of life. Despite the seriousness of your medical issues, it's all too easy to receive less benefits than you deserve under the law. Injured workers should receive 2/3 of their wages untaxed while they are unable to work. If their injuries are severe, workers' compensation may pay for job retraining, as well as paying your medical costs that came from your work-relate injury.

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