Workers’ Compensation serves as a type of insurance that can protect employees if they are ever harmed while on the job. Whenever an employee is injured while performing a job-related task, he/she is entitled to workers’ compensation. Worker’s compensation can include lost wages, medical care, and disability payments.
Each state differs in what workers’ compensation laws they have passed. These differences translate into different forms of coverage and how much a worker can qualify for when injured. In most states, workers’ compensation benefits are offered through private companies only. Unfortunately, as with other insurance claims, these private companies regularly dispute the severity of the injury and its coverage. In these cases, an employee can protect his/her interests and rights by hiring an attorney to fight on their behalf. These types of cases can be challenging because employees can be left in precarious situations if they are unable to gain access to their benefits.
Occasionally, we are asked if we handle workers’ compensation or workers’ compensation cases. Unfortunately, our firm focuses on personal injury cases. We would be more than happy to recommend a competent workers’ compensation attorney. However, as mentioned, because so many workers’ compensation claims can depend specifically on the individual states, it is vital that you speak with an attorney from the state in which you reside.