Accidents happen in the workplace. Despite taking safety precautions, employees may still get injured while on the job. This is why it’s important to understand your benefits and privileges as a worker in case you get hurt at work.
What is workers’ compensation?
Workers’ compensation is a publicly-sponsored labor protection measure that pays out financial benefits to workers who become injured or disabled during their employment. Accidents happen, even in relatively low-risk workplaces like any regular office. This is why the government implemented a program that protects employees from unforeseen events at work.
Injured employees should note that by agreeing to receive workers’ compensation, they effectively waive their right to sue the employer for negligence. Basically, the injured person will get to claim a set amount of money more quickly and with less complications by accepting that the company is not at fault.
What type of injuries does it cover?
Most compensation plans offer medical coverage with pre-selected clinics or reimbursement of paid-out medical fees. This depends from state to state and on the specific nature of the claim.
Coverage isn’t particularly straight-cut, as there are several factors to consider. For instance, an employee may be asked to go through an alcohol test after an incident when determining fault. In other words, it isn’t always clear whether an employer is liable for the injury, which is why it always pays to seek assistance from experienced workers’ compensation lawyers.
Will a lawyer make making a claim easier?
Absolutely. Especially if you seek assistance from an experienced labor law specialist. A good labor law attorney should be able to let you know whether you can make a workers’ compensation claim. They should also be able to properly inform you about pertinent matters regarding disability insurance and unemployment income.
Most importantly, a good labor law attorney should be able to thoroughly assess your case, fill out the correct paperwork, negotiate with your employer, and get you the compensation you deserve.
KMH&L Lawyers are intimately familiar with personal injury law and workers’ compensation claims. We have in-depth understanding of what injuries can be categorized as workplace injuries and the corresponding benefits an injured worker is entitled to. We’ll fight zealously to get you the compensation you deserve.
KMH&L Lawyers are expert at labor laws. We’ll personally walk you through the bureaucratic hoops and deal with the technical work so you can rest easy as you make a full recovery. Contact us today.