When you go to work, you don’t expect to get hurt on the job. Work injuries can happen even with the most careful and cautious employees. Yet, even with the right non-slip shoes, slip and falls still happen in restaurants and retail environments. Professional cooks and servers still suffer from burns and cuts while on the job. Construction workers still face danger every day on the job site. Regardless of your industry, the possibility of you getting injured at work is very, very real.
If you’re hurt on the job, you need a workers’ compensation attorney to help you seek compensation for your injuries. An attorney can help answer your questions and review your case to help you determine what you’re entitled to receive under the law.
Workers’ compensation is a form of insurance that is provided to workers at no charge. It is required by every state for most employers. Workers who are injured on the job file a claim and they are entitled to benefits within the program. It is important to note that not all workers will qualify for every benefit.
Common benefits include:
If you’re seeking compensation through workers’ compensation, there are some things you should know. Workers’ compensation is different in each state. This is one reason why you need to rely on a workers’ compensation attorney. You may be entitled to more than just having your medical bills paid. You may also be entitled to lost wages.
If you are hurt at work, do not continue to work even if you believe that your injury is minor. Continuing to work can make your injury much worse. If you have a medical emergency, you need to call 911. You are entitled to emergency medical care. Consider filing a workers’ compensation claim right away. Your Human Resources advisor or manager can help you. They can also provide you with a list of medical facilities that can treat you for no charge.
It’s of vital importance that you do not sign anything that is given to you by your employer or by their workers’ compensation adjuster without first calling Malman Law. The document could be a settlement agreement. You should get a workers’ compensation attorney who can look at it and let you know whether or not you’re getting everything that you deserve. You don’t want to sign away your rights.