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What Is Included in A Severance Package?

What Is Included in A Severance Package?

If you are in the process of ending an employment relationship, you may have questions about the value of the severance payment or package you are being offered. While this can be confusing, there are a few parts of the packages you should look at to determine if it...

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‘Any Occupation’ Test for Long Term Disability Benefits

‘Any Occupation’ Test for Long Term Disability Benefits

If you are applying for workers’ compensation benefits, it is recommended that you use the services of a South Dakota workers’ compensation lawyer. However, it’s also important to learn about various topics, including the “any occupation” test.  The “any...

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Is Workers’ Compensation Considered Income When Filing Taxes?

Is Workers’ Compensation Considered Income When Filing Taxes?

In most cases, workers’ compensation benefits aren’t viewed as income. Because of this, they are not taxed.  While the benefits you receive must be reported on your 1040, based on workers’ compensation law, they will be subtracted from the injured worker’s total...

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Average Workers’ Compensation in 2022

Average Workers’ Compensation in 2022

Workplace injuries are more common than some people realize. Unfortunately, most work-related injuries that occur are preventable.  While this is true, there were still over 2.6 million workplace injuries across the U.S. in 2020, with 4,764 being fatal. ...

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How do Workers Comp Settlements Work

How do Workers Comp Settlements Work

Workers’ compensation, often known as workman’s comp, is an insurance policy that offers health and financial compensation for employees due to work-based injuries. The program shields the company from legal action while also guaranteeing that injured employees...

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Can Workers’ Comp Deny a Claim?

Can Workers’ Comp Deny a Claim?

If your compensation claim has ever been denied, you should know that you don’t have to accept it and do nothing about it. While the Worker’s Compensation system is a bit complex, making an appeal about this decision is within your rights. You deserve to know if your...

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How Much Does Workers Comp Pay?

How Much Does Workers Comp Pay?

Workers’ compensation insurance is an insurance coverage paid by employers, which covers their employees if they suffer any work-related illness or injury. It helps to cover medical costs, and salary/wages lost in the time. But workers’ compensation differs by state....

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Dangers of Not Hiring a Lawyer After a Workplace Accident

Dangers of Not Hiring a Lawyer After a Workplace Accident

Workplace accidents leave injury victims in a terrible position. Not only are you trying to recover, but you’re also missing time (and money) from work. You’re probably scared and unsure of your legal rights as well. Traumatic injuries are expensive to treat,...

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What is Workers Compensation?

What is Workers Compensation?

Developed countries around the world demand that all business owners subscribe to a workers’ compensation scheme to ensure that any worker who suffers at the hands of their job gets adequate compensation and care for it. At times, these cases get complicated and a...

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How does workers compensation work?

How does workers compensation work?

If you’re injured during work, your employer is generally responsible for taking care of your medical needs. They do this using a type of insurance coverage called workers’ compensation. When workers’ comp is done right, it can do a lot to help you heal and get you...

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Do I Really Need a Lawyer?

Do I Really Need a Lawyer?

I’ve often been asked, if I’ve been injured in an accident, do I really need an experienced personal injury lawyer to represent my interest? My answer to that is always yes, yes you do. Insurance companies have attorneys working hard for them, to protect their interest, and so should you.

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Do I have to use the company doctor?

Do I have to use the company doctor?

We frequently get contacted by injured workers telling us that their company wants to send them to the company’s doctor. The answer is generally no. The injured employee has the right to select their physician. We normally recommend that you go to your...

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Who pays medical bills after a serious accident?

Who pays medical bills after a serious accident?

One question we get all the time is who pays the medical bills following a serious accident and before the case is settled? Following an accident where you’ve been seriously injured, your own automobile policy has to pay the medical bills up to a certain amount. This...

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Why hire Alvine Weidenaar?

Why hire Alvine Weidenaar?

If you’ve been seriously injured in an accident, not all attorneys have the same success and experience in representing injured parties. At Alvine Weidenaar, that’s all we do is represent injured parties who’ve been seriously injured in motorcycle accidents, motor...

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When does an injured worker need a lawyer?

When does an injured worker need a lawyer?

Hi, I’m Bram Weidenaar with Alvine Weidenaar. I’ve been representing injured workers for over 25 years. Frequently I’m asked, “When does an injured worker need a lawyer?” There are three situations in which an injured worker should hire an experienced workers’...

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What kind of legal work does Alvine Weidenaar do?

What kind of legal work does Alvine Weidenaar do?

One of the most common questions we get asked is what kind of legal work do you guys do? We are primarily an injury law firm. We have offices in Sioux Fall and Mitchell, South Dakota that handle all types of injury cases. Some of the most common types of injury...

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What Happens After Reporting a Work Injury?

What Happens After Reporting a Work Injury?

In a previous blog posting, I wrote about reporting a work injury to the employer.  In this blog, I want to discuss what happens in a worker’s compensation claim immediately after the injured worker reports the injury to the employer. In South Dakota, the...

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Subrogation – Personal Injury Attorney Help

Subrogation – Personal Injury Attorney Help

If my insurance company pays for my medical bills after I have been injured, do I still have to pay back my insurance after I settle my bodily injury claim? Following your injury, your automobile insurance and/or your health insurance carrier may have paid medical...

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