What is Workers Compensation — and How can it Help an Injured Employee?
There’s no escaping it, workplace accidents happen every day. Whether you’ve been injured by equipment while performing your job or you’ve slipped and fallen at your work facility, you have certain rights; whether your employer accepts responsibility or not. A single accident can have devastating effects on your physical well-being and health and impact your ability to perform your job. A short term injury can ruin your finances and destroy many years of hard work, while a more significant injury can render you unable to perform your job at all.
What is Workers Compensation?
Workers Compensation is an insurance plan designed to protect workers from illness and injury on the job. When you have been injured or become sick because of your employer, your workplace or your actual job, worker’s compensation is designed to pay for your medical expenses and ensure that you continue to receive your paycheck, even if you can’t perform your actual job because of your injuries. Benefits can include recovery of lost wages, medical expenses, job retraining if needed and even permanent disability if warranted.
While this program is designed to protect employees, applying for benefits can be complex, and employers do not always accept responsibility for their worker’s injuries. If you’ve been injured, a Worker’s Compensation attorney can help you get all of the benefits you deserve from the program.
Worker compensation laws are designed to protect employees who have been injured on the job – but it is essential that you file your claim correctly and follow all of the proper legal procedures. Our skilled and experienced attorneys are here for you when you need us most, and understand the importance of expediting and resolving your worker’s compensation claim quickly.
Getting you the compensation and ability to get the treatment you need is our top priority and we are committed to being with you every step of the way. Contact us for help with your claim and to learn more about what worker’s compensation can do for you.