Employee compensation for injuries sustained on the job is an insurance program designed to provide benefits such as medical expenses, rehabilitation services, and lost wages to affected employees. Private industry employers reported 2.8 million nonfatal injuries and illnesses to the National Safety Council in 2019. It is important to note that workers' compensation laws differ by state, but they aim to protect both the employee and the employer when a workplace injury occurs. As an employee, you have the right to file a compensation claim. However, the process can be intricate and daunting. Our team of professionals can help you navigate through the workers' compensation system and ensure that you receive the benefits you are entitled to. If you have been injured on the job, do not hesitate to contact us. Our experienced attorneys can provide you with the necessary guidance and support to enable you to get back on your feet. We are committed to helping injured employees obtain the compensation they need to cover their medical expenses and lost wages. Allow us to assist you in securing the justice you deserve.
What is Covered Under Workers' Compensation?
If you are an employee, you can receive benefits for workers' compensation in the event of an injury or illness that occurs while you are performing your job duties. These benefits are designed to provide financial aid and medical care to help you recover and get back to work. Workers' compensation covers a wide range of injuries and illnesses, including broken bones, repetitive stress injuries, and occupational illnesses caused by exposure to chemicals or other hazardous materials.
Workers' compensation may also cover lost wages and disability benefits in addition to medical expenses if you are unable to work due to your injury or illness. According to the National Safety Council, a worker is injured on the job every seven seconds, emphasizing the importance of having workers' compensation coverage.
It is important to note that workers' compensation does not cover injuries or illnesses that occur outside of work or are self-inflicted. However, if you are injured while traveling for work or attending a work-related event, you may still be covered under workers' compensation. Our team of professionals can assist you in comprehending your rights and ensuring that you receive the benefits to which you are entitled under the law.
What Are the Benefits of Filing a Workers' Compensation Claim?
Employees who experience work-related injuries or illnesses can benefit from filing a workers' compensation claim. This process covers medical expenses such as hospital stays, rehabilitation costs, and doctor visits. The employee can also receive wage replacement benefits to compensate for lost income while unable to work. In some cases, workers' compensation may provide vocational rehabilitation to aid in the return to work. Additionally, filing a workers' compensation claim protects employees from retaliation by their employers for reporting workplace injuries or illnesses. Every year, approximately 4.6 million workplace injuries occur, making workers' compensation a necessary safety net for employees. Our team of professionals understands the intricate workers' compensation process and can assist employees in navigating the system to ensure they receive the benefits they are entitled to. We believe that every employee deserves protection and compensation for work-related injuries or illnesses.