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Does the presence of a warning allow the manufacturer to escape liability for an injury caused by a defect?
Railroad workers, federal employers are covered under federal worker’s compensation law.
Important: There is a two-year statute of limitation. A formal Claim Petition must be filed within two years of the date of the injury or the last payment of compensation, whichever is later. Medical treatment authorized by the employer is considered a payment of compensation. In cases of occupational illness, the Claim Petition must be filed within two years from the date the worker first became aware of the condition and its relationship to employment. The statute of limitations applies to minors also. Â An injured worker may also file an application for informal hearing, before a Judge of Compensation. At the informal hearing, a representative of the employer or the employer’s insurance carrier is usually present. The suggestions made by the judge at an informal hearing are however, not binding on either party. The filing of an application for an informal hearing does not stop the two-year statute of limitations from running.
Within 21 days of receiving notice of the accident, the insurance carrier should file a First Report of Injury form with the Division. This form gives the Division initial information about the accident and injuries. Another form, called the Subsequent Report of Injury, must be filed with the Division within 26 weeks after the worker returns to work or has reached maximum medical improvement. At that time, the worker should receive a letter from the insurance carrier explaining the benefits paid to date on their claim. The information from these forms help the Division ensure that workers receive fair and timely benefits for work-related injuries.
If a family member was severely injured due to another’s negligence, how much compensation can he/she receive?
- Auto Accident
- Aviation Accident
- Boat Accident
- Motorcycle Accident
- Premises Liability
- Truck Accident