Generally, when you have been injured in an accident and want to secure financial compensation by filing a personal injury claim, it is necessary to prove that the accident was caused by the negligence or wrongful actions of another person. If you have been injured on the job, however, this is not the case.
All businesses are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance, either by purchasing a policy or through self-insurance. In workers’ compensation claims, an injured worker is not required to demonstrate that another person caused the injury. An experienced workers compensation lawyer from Szaferman Lakind can help make a difference in the outcome of your case by preparing your claim and representing you throughout the process.
What Benefits Does Workers’ Compensation Cover?
When your claim for workers’ compensation is approved, your employer is required to provide you with all of the medical treatment necessary to cure and relieve you from the effects of your injuries until you achieve “maximum medical improvement”: the point at which your work-related injury has healed to a degree that it is unlikely to heal any further.
If you are temporarily or totally disabled as a result of a work accident, you may also be entitled to receive monetary compensation to replace lost wages and help you support your family. Additionally, if your injury does not heal to the pre-injury state and you suffer a permanent loss of function as a result, you may also be entitled to receive additional monetary compensation for your injury.
There are different types of disability benefits, depending on whether you are temporarily or permanently disabled and whether you are totally or partially disabled.
We can also investigate the accident to determine whether you have grounds to file a personal injury or wrongful death claim, such as if a third party caused or contributed to your accident or if the injury was the result of defective machinery or equipment.
How Szaferman Lakind Can Help
A workers compensation lawyer can guide you through the process, examine your situation and the incident in question to determine the best course of action to provide a result that you’re happy with. If your life has been forever altered due to a workplace injury, you’re entitled to compensation to cover not only the cost of medical expenses, but also to cover any wages you would’ve incurred if the accident didn’t occur.
Our team of workers compensation lawyers are familiar with personal injury laws and workers comp to provide you with valuable insight and a detailed plan to help you move forward with your claim.
If you or a family member was involved in a workplace injury, you may be entitled to workers compensation. Our team of workers compensation lawyers are here to assist you every step of the way with filing your claim and representing you in the event that there’s a dispute with your employer.
Contact us at Szaferman Lakind to get started on your worker’s compensation claim to receive monetary compensation for your workplace accident.