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Workers’ compensation is a form of insurance providing wage replacement and benefits to employees that have been injured or become ill on the job. Beneficial to both employees and employers, workers’ comp can provide medical care to the injured and also works an incentive to reduce workplace accidents. There can be devastating costs in on the job injuries so it’s important to make sure you’re covered. However, we know that compensation does not always happen, which is why we’re here to help!
Some of the most common work-related accidents include lifting, pushing, and pulling injuries, slip and fall, lacerations, and burns. A lot of these injuries occur due to repetitive movements, overexertion, cluttered work areas, poor conditions, and the list goes on. Workers’ compensation laws and what they cover vary from state to state, but most have the same basic coverage and rights for employees. Injuries that would not be covered include self-inflicted injuries, if the employee was violating a law or company policy, if the employee was under the influence at the time of the injury, etc.
What is a Workers’ Comp Claim?
When an injury on the job occurs, two types of workers’ compensation data are filed. Claims information is filed immediately after a worker is injured and includes how, what, where, and when the accident happened. Second is the employer information that the insurers and employers collect. This data states types of hazards that are present in the workplace. If the employer or insurance carrier agrees that the injury or illness was work-related, then the claim will be approved and paid.
Do I Have a Case?
If you have been hurt on the job, you deserve to be compensated for lost wages and needed medical care. Also, if you filed a claim and it has been denied, you may appeal the decision. In either case, our expert personal injury attorneys can step in and guide you through the process. Your attorney will step in and guide you through the process of obtaining the benefits you deserve. We will fight for the maximum workers’ compensation benefits for you.
If you have suffered an on the job injury, call Philpot Law Firm for dedicated and personalized support through the settlement of your claim. We offer free consultations and will help you get the compensation you deserve.
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