Workers Compensation Attorney
Workers Compensation Lawyer
Being injured at work can cause anxiety, stress, and confusion. You might wonder what will happen while you recover from your injuries? How will you cover your medical bills and expenses? What about your job; will you be fired?
As a workers compensation attorney, we understand your concerns and would like to explain your legal rights and options to you during a free and confidential consultation. Lawyers help injured workers get maximum compensation for claims including:
- Temporary disability
- Total permanent disability
- Loss of limb
- Loss of eyesight
- Loss of hearing
- Neck, spine, or back injuries
- Head injuries
- Broken bones
- Torn muscles and ligaments
- Wrongful death
- + More
We know that your job and injury could have you anxious, and you’re scared about what the future holds. Rest assured as a workers compensation lawyer, we will work tenaciously to ensure your claim gets approved and you receive compensation that covers your living and medical expenses.
Workers Compensation Benefits
Every state has workers compensation laws that allow workers who have been injured on the job to recover a certain amount of compensation regardless of who is at fault. This protects both the employer and employee. While on workers compensation, a workers can receive medical care, treatment, and rehabilitation. He or she is also compensated, up to a certain percentage, of their salary. In turn, the employer is protected from a lawsuit being filed against them. Benefits that may be available include:
Medical Care – Including surgery, hospital visits, doctors visits, medication, lab work, rehabilitation, etc.
Disability – Coverage for workers who are no longer able to work, or have been partially disabled.
Permanent Loss – Including loss of limb or one of the five senses.
Death – Benefits are paid to the surviving family members when a worker loses his or her life.
Not every employee will be able to claim workers compensation. For example independent contractors are generally not covered by these benefits. A workers compensation lawyer can discuss the qualification requirements in further detail.
Let a Workers Compensation Lawyer Review Your Case
The workers compensation process is not as straightforward as it might seem. It is very common for claims to be denied at first which not only delays you in getting the money you need, but also requires you to go through a tedious appeals process.
Furthermore, you have limited windows of time to initiate the process. If you miss this short deadline, you can be barred from collecting workers compensation. Finally, there is a chance that by filing workers compensation on your own, you could lose out on money that you need and deserve. For this reason you should ask a workers compensation lawyer to help you with the process. A work injury lawyer can ensure all documentation is correctly completed and filed in a timely manner. He or she can also maintain communication with your employer and their insurance company; thereby, protect your legal rights to the fullest.
Vehicle Crashes in the Workplace
Posted on June 27th, 2018 by Oddo & Babat, P.C.
Vehicle accidents are one of the most common types of workplace accidents and can result in serious injuries. The collisions can involve several types of vehicles, including passenger cars, delivery trucks and farm equipment. If you were hurt while driving a vehicle for work purposes, you may be entitled to compensation. It may be wise to talk to a qualified workers’ compensation lawyer about your case.
What Workers Are At Risk of Vehicle Accidents?
Professions that involve transporting goods or people by vehicle present an accident risk. Taxi drivers, police officers, truck drivers, laborers, sales people and construction workers are just some workers who have a higher risk of getting into a vehicle crash at work.
What Types of Injuries Can Result from Vehicle Accidents?
There are a wide range of injuries that can result from workplace vehicle accidents and some of them can be life-threatening. Here is a closer look:
- Traumatic Brain Injuries: Workers who hit their head on the windshield or somewhere else during a vehicle accident risk developing traumatic brain injuries. These injuries can be very serious and require surgery, physical therapy and other extensive treatments.
- Spinal Cord Injuries: Vehicle accidents can also sudden blows to the spine, which can severely damage the vertebrae. Symptoms of a spinal cord injury include loss of ability to move body parts, difficulty breathing, intense pain and loss of feeling. Severe spinal cord injuries can result in permanent disability.
- Broken Bones: Broken bones are another common injury that results from workplace vehicle accidents. While rarely life threatening, broken bones can cause severe pain and may even require surgery.
- Lacerations: If objects inside the vehicle, such as coffee cups or phones, hit workers during an accident, they can suffer lacerations. Lacerations might not seem as serious as the other injuries, but they can get infected and lead to permanent scarring if not treated promptly.
What Are Causes of Workplace Vehicle Accidents?
Workplace accidents are caused by a number of factors, including:
- Lack of Sleep: If a worker has not been getting a lot of sleep and gets behind the wheel at work, he or she may not be able to focus on the road and get into an accident.
- Distractions: Workers who are not completely focused on the road because they are look at their smartphones or distracted in some other way risk getting into an accident.
- Alcohol and Drugs: Unfortunately, some workers choose to use alcohol or drugs before getting behind the wheel at work and endangers their lives and other people’s lives.
- Speeding: Workers who drive above the speed limit won’t have as good of reactions times and can get into collisions with other vehicles.