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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Workers Compensation, Pensions and Bankruptcy

The rush to offset everything from workers compensation awards, including pensions, may cause some injured workers, to their longterm detriment, not to pursue a compensation claim. Should the pension be compromised in the future for lack of funding, as what is happening in a municipality in Rhode Island, then the injured worker maybe unable to seek workers' compensation because of a waiver for failing to file a claim originally. Injured workers and the attorneys may need to rethink their strategy for workers compensation.