Injured at Work - Workers Compensation
 
If you have been injured while on the job, or you have been told by a doctor that you cannot return to work, or that you can only work under certain limitations, you may qualify for workers compensation benefits.
  • Workers compensation is the common term for an employer's insurance that provides benefits to employees who have been injured on the job.
  • These injuries can range from less serious repetitive use injuries - such as carpal tunnel syndrome - to very serious injuries like a brain injury or spinal cord damage.
  • In certain instances, there may be a separate but related case against a third party, where you may be eligible to submit a separate civil claim against this third party in addition to the workers compensation claim submitted with your employer.
  • If you have a permanent injury from a work-related event, you will be entitled to money for your permanent disability.
  • Even where you are working, but earning less money because you were only able to return to work on "light duty", you may be entitled to partial disability benefits.
  • In certain instances, people may also seek workers compensation benefits for the death of an income-earning family member.
When a work injury is involved, finding out which benefits are available in a specific circumstance can be difficult and complex. Furthermore, if you have been injured on the job but have not sought the assistance of an attorney, you may have found that the workers compensation insurance companies that are supposed to provide vital benefits, such as wage replacement and medical treatment, often resist their responsibilities and look for reasons to deny you the benefits to which you are entitled.

Contact us today for your free consultation regarding your on-the-job injury. If it looks like you will qualify for benefits, we will put together a claim that demonstrates the extent of your injury and clearly outlines why you should have such a claim. If a benefits claim was denied, we can also help you challenge that decision and recover the compensation to which you are entitled.

 
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