If you have been injured in a construction, industrial, offshore or any other workplace incident such as timber mills, farming, power plants, shipyards, offshore oil rigs and manufacturing facilities and physically cannot perform your duties a personal injury or workers’ compensation case may be filed to help you recover money for medical expenses, lost earnings and other damages. Fighting with insurance companies and your employer to pay for your injuries can be stressful and time-consuming.
Workers’ compensation is a mandatory system to protect persons who are injured on the job. It covers lost wages up to a maximum depending on the average wage of the insured worker. The minimum and maximum benefits differ from state to state. The system is set up to take care of the financial and medical needs of the insured person. Workers’ compensation also provides for medical care, medications, vocational rehabilitation, and transportation for medically related visits. The compensation system may also provide for payment of permanent, temporary, partial, or total disability benefits.
Injuries sustained at the workplace can be extremely stressful. In today’s economy, it is common to fear losing one’s job even if one has been injured at work and physically cannot perform his or her duties. It is important to know that you have rights. Having a skilled lawyer at your side to protect you from any negative ramifications of your workers’-compensation claim is extremely important. Although workers’ compensation is extremely valuable, filing a claim can become a complex process. With the representation of a knowledgeable attorney, you can be confident that your rights will be protected and you will receive the best-possible settlement to cover the costs of your injury.
For more information on Workers’ Compensation Claims please contact Taylor Martino, P.C. at (251)433-3131.