If you’re injured on the job, it puts you in a serious bind. Not only are you injured as a result of your work, but you’re also likely facing the inability to return to work for some time. Serious accidents on the job are far more common than you probably realize. In fact, even employees with desk jobs are not immune to dangerous accidents on the job, and those who work in fields like construction and manufacturing are especially vulnerable. If an accident on the job leaves you injured, it’s time to consult with an experienced Decatur workers’ compensation attorney.
The National Safety Council (NSC) shares some staggering statistics related to injuries on the job, including:
NSC reminds all employers to take careful action to help spare employees from suffering needless pain and injury and shares that accidents on the job are 100 percent preventable.
Workers’ compensation insurance coverage is mandated by the State of Illinois, and if an employee is injured on the job or acquires an injury or illness that is job-related, that employee is entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. This is true, regardless of who is at fault for the injuries sustained. Unlike the employee’s wages, however, workers’ compensation benefits are not taxed. Workers’ comp typically covers any injury that is wholly or partially related to one’s job, and this includes the exacerbation of pre-existing conditions and injuries that are work-related but that are sustained elsewhere (such as in a car accident while driving a company vehicle).
Workers’ compensation coverage does have limitations and will not cover any of the following:
Your employer is required by law to carry workers’ compensation, and this requirement extends to the following benefits:
While every workers’ comp claim is specific to the incident involved, there are some basic steps you should take if you are ever injured on the job, including:
Being injured on the job can be especially difficult, and obtaining the compensation you need from your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance can be an arduous process. If you’ve been so injured, the formidable Decatur workers’ compensation attorneys at Malman Law have considerable experience guiding claims like yours toward just resolutions. Our dedicated legal team is well prepared to help, so please don’t hesitate to contact us for more information today.
2 years ago I was involved in a trucking accident involving a 14-wheeler truck that nearly disabled me for life. Steve fought to make sure that I received the most possible compensation for my injuries. I was about to take the insurance company’s lowball offer, but decided to call Steve first – it was the best decision I’ve made yet
NOAH TAFFELPersonal Injury Victim