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Worker’s Compensation Claims

People trying to file a worker’s compensation claim or check on the status of a claim often do not know where to turn for information. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs administers the four major disability compensation programs, including the Federal Employees’ Compensation Program, Energy Employees’ Occupational Illness Compensation Program, Lungshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Program and Black Lung Benefits Program.

Leaving a job with benefits

Resigning, getting laid-off, or getting fired from a job can be extremely stressful. The benefits individuals and their families once relied upon may suddenly be gone and the loss of income alongside can drastically change a person or families situation. While some people will have the financial luxury of taking their time transitioning to a new job, the majority of people know that the loss of income and benefits will not be able to be continued without finding new work quickly.

Learning how to quit

Quitting a job can be a very awkward situation. In past generations, it was not rare for a person to have one job for the duration of their professional careers. This is no longer the case, as experts say people will have three to eight different careers and up to 25 different jobs in their work span. Still, learning how to say ‘goodbye’ and moving on can create feelings of disloyalty for employees that enjoy their jobs and environment but wish to pursue another avenue.