Workers’ Compensation, or workmans’ comp, is an insurance program that provides compensation to people who suffer injuries or illnesses on-the-job or as a result of job duties. Each state has its own set of workers’ comp laws and programs. For the most recent information on these laws in your state, get in touch with a local worker’s comp lawyer.
In most cases, an employee who suffered a work-related injury or illness can receive workers’ compensation benefits no matter who is at fault. Whether the incident was caused by the employee, employer, a coworker, a consumer, or another party, you are probably eligible for benefits. After receiving these benefits, employees generally agree to (or do not have the right to) sue the employer in a court of laws in relation to these injuries. You can file a workers’ compensation claim immediately after you are injured at work or develop an illness related to your job duties and it Â is best to file the claim as soon as you can. If you delay filing the claim, you may risk it being denied by the insurance company. A significant time gap between the injury and filed claim can cause insurance companies to doubt whether it is an honest and authentic claim. To file a workers’ comp claim, you should first contact an experienced attorney who can get you the money you deserve. Be sure to record the date, time, place, witnesses, and other important details surrounding the incident to share with your lawyer.
If you receive an injury or illness that developed over time (examples include mesothelioma and carpel tunnel syndrome), get in touch with a lawyer as soon as you suspect that this illness could have developed from work-related duties. Workers’ comp cases can be difficult because they can make it seem like it is you vs. your employer, even when it was an accident and no one was really at fault. That is why it is important to consult with an experience and successful Â lawyer who has plenty of experience dealing with these cases and will know how to best handle the situation. This is only general information on workers’ compensation that can be applied in most states. It is important to remember that every state holds different laws and every case is different. Always consult with a local attorney for advice on a specific incident. They Hayes Firm can get you in touch with a lawyer today. We will find you the best workers’ comp attorney in your area, completely free of charge. Â Simply describe your situation using the online form to the right of this screen or by callingÂ 1-800-603-6833Â and we will review your case as soon as possible.