Tom Jackson

Tom Jackson won dozens of national awards as a columnist for newspapers in Washington, D.C., Sacramento and Tampa. His writing has spread from business to politics to sports with an emphasis on community issues. Tom splits his time between Tampa and Cashiers, N.C. with his wife of 40 years, a college-age son and a yappy Shetland sheepdog named Spencer. Tom can be reached at [email protected].

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How Long Does Workers Comp Last?

If you have qualified for workers compensation benefits, you know how complicated the system can be. How to manage what you’ve earned is, in many ways, even more complex. How long will your workers comp benefits last? How long can you be on workers comp? How long does workers comp pay? The one-size-fits-all answer is probably the least helpful: It depends.
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Can I Get a New Job While on Workers Comp?

Employees who have qualified for workers compensation benefits can’t be faulted for thinking about a new line of work while they recover — or even when they’re back on the job. Maybe they want something safer, or less physically taxing. Perhaps they want to learn new skills, take their talents in a fresh direction, or experience a different set of
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