If you have been injured at work, you are entitled to claim workers' compensation. Workers' compensation is a compulsory insurance that employers must take out in order to cover their workers in the event of an accident or injury at work. The workers' compensation law means that an injured employee can claim benefits to cover a range of financial demands including:
- Lost wages
- Hospital stays or doctors visits
- Medical treatment or procedures
- Payments for temporary or long term disability
- Costs of rehabilitation or retraining
Workers' compensation payments can help support you and your family through a difficult time when you may have to take time off from work or even leave your job while you recover from your accident.
The workers' compensation law states that no one has to prove fault for the accident, which was intended to make it easier for workers to claim compensation. In practice however, your employer may try to stall your payments or reject your claim. Some employers may offer you a revised position and then remove it later, meaning you will no longer be entitled to workers' compensation, or will try to insist you are ready for work long before you actually are. Hiring an experienced lawyer who understands workers' compensation laws will protect you – we know the workers' compensation law inside out and will use our knowledge of it to make sure you get what you are entitled to.
As well as putting together your case, we can talk to witnesses, keep records of the effects on the accident upon you, and communicate with your employer and their lawyers on your behalf, reducing the stress on you so you can focus your time and energy on recovering and moving forward with your life.
When it comes to workers' compensation, it's vital that you act as quickly as possible. You should report your accident to your employer in writing as soon as possible. Keeping good records is also helpful in claiming workers' compensation, so make sure you keep a copy of your letter and a note of when and where the accident occurred and what took place. Getting legal help sooner rather than later means our experienced team can start working on your behalf straight away. If you have been injured at work get in touch today so we can help you.