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Utah Workers Compensation Dependents Now Get 4x as Much Per Week

For roughly 30 years, Utah workers compensation dependents have only been eligible to receive $5 per week. That adds up to just $25 per week for a family of 6, and while that might have been OK in 1988, the cost of living has skyrocketed since then. We at Davis & Sanchez know all too […]

Can I Get Reimbursement for Travel Expenses in a Utah Workers Comp Claim?

Utah workers compensation travel law

Not everyone has the luxury of living close to their doctor, and nobody wants to feel stuck or forced to choose a different medical expert after suffering a work-related injury. But when you’re hurt at work and you’re faced with frequent trips to an out-of-town office, those gas bills can really add up over time. […]

Can I Get Workers Compensation for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

When most people think of workplace injuries, they think of big accidents with one-time effects. While these types of injuries tend to make the headlines, they only make a portion of the workers compensation claims filed in Utah, Idaho and beyond. The reality is that many, many kinds of injuries and illnesses develop over months […]

What’s the Difference Between a Workers Compensation Claim and a Personal Injury Claim?

While some lawyers practice both personal injury law and workers compensation law, there’s a huge distinction to be made between the two. Except for rare cases, it is not possible for an injured worker to file a personal injury claim against an employer. In general, when employees are hurt on the job or while performing […]

What is a Repetitive Stress Injury?

What is a repetitive stress injury? Repetitive stress injuries (RSI) affect millions of Americans every year. Office staff, supermarket checkout clerks, and construction workers can all fall victim to repetitive stress. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) reported that RSI’s are one of the fastest growing occupational injuries. Almost 1 in 3 injuries are […]

What if My Employer Won’t Report My Injury?

You don’t have to report this injury. The insurance company won’t cover it anyway, so why don’t you just put it on your own insurance? We’ve seen this time and time again, and it’s still just as dishonest as ever. Cases like this happen in many different industries, but it’s especially common in construction and […]

18 Common Workers Comp Abbreviations You Should Know

The legal system is full of complicated abbreviations and “legalese” that make it tough for the average person to navigate. Workers comp is no different, with certain terms looking more complicated than they need to be. Let’s take a look at some of the most common abbreviations you could see as you work through your […]

How to File a Workers Comp Claim in Utah

Hurt at work? Sick on the job? If you’ve never filed a workers compensation claim before, you might feel like it’s too complicated or not worth the time. You might even think you’ll get better on your own and pay out of pocket without dealing with the headache. Don’t make the same mistake so many […]

What Is An Independent Medical Evaluation?

In a Utah workers comp claim, a doctor’s opinion can be even more important than a judge’s. Doctors hold the key to opening or slamming shut the door on your claim, and insurance companies know this. When you’re hurt at work, your insurer will try to do two things to save a little money. First, […]

5 Things A Workers Comp Attorney Can Do for You

Workers comp is a system devised to compensate people who were hurt on the job without becoming tangled up in a personal injury lawsuit. Deciding whether or not you need a lawyer to navigate the workers comp process is one of the first decisions you’ll have to make on the path to getting the compensation […]