Workplace Accidents and Injuries
Types of Accidents and Injuries
Workers' Rights Under the Law
Workers’ compensation insurance is not a welfare program. Workers are entitled to receive compensation for medical treatment and monetary benefits to cover past, current, and future medical expenses, lost earnings, and lost earning capacity.
However, the workers’ compensation system is intricate and involved, and legitimate claims are often denied. If you are just starting the process, have been denied, or are being told that your benefits are ending, talk to an attorney as soon as possible.
Plus, although workers’ compensation insurance can provide money and benefits to an injured employee, temporary and permanent disability payments are generally quite low and don’t compensate the worker for issues like pain and suffering. Workers’ compensation also does not provide for punitive damages, meaning an employer isn’t punished for poor safety controls or dangerous working conditions. That’s why it’s essential for injured workers to understand their rights, and may be better served by bringing a lawsuit for personal injury outside of the workers’ compensation system. An experienced, knowledgeable, and educated attorney can explain your available options.
If you need legal counsel, arrange a consultation with a qualified and credentialed attorney today. A lawyer will help you weigh your options and help you determine the best way to proceed. Remember, the right lawyer can make all the difference in achieving a favorable outcome.