We are lawyers who help people find the right workers’ compensation attorney for their case. We have created a nation wide network of experienced work injury law firms that have a real track record of success in helping clients. We only recommend attorneys that we would suggest to a family member or friend and there is no fee for this service.
If you have been injured at work, you may be facing lost wages and medical bills, not to mention uncertainty. Maybe you are worried that you won’t be able to return to work because of permanent disability. Every state has different workers’ compensation laws, but all of them have the same purpose – to compensate workers who are hurt on the job.
Work injuries can be sudden accidents like slipping on a wet floor, disease caused by exposure to chemicals or fumes, or repetitive stress injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome. If you are injured at work, the most important thing to do is get the medical treatment you need. Other important steps are notifying your employer and filing a claim for benefits.
Benefits generally include payment of medical bills, payment for a portion of lost wages, and compensation if your injury is permanent. Benefits are usually paid by the employer’s insurance company. Many businesses are required by law to carry workers’ compensation insurance.
The workers’ compensation system is a trade-off. You can’t sue your employer, even if they were at fault. And you generally cannot recover for your pain and suffering. On the other hand, employees get compensation, regardless of fault in most cases, without having to go through a lengthy court battle. There are some situations in which you can file a lawsuit against a third party. For example, if you were injured on someone else’s property, you might be able to sue the property owner. If you were injured by a defective product, such as a machine, you may be able to sue the manufacturer.
An experienced work injury attorney can help you navigate the system and will know the best approach to take if your benefits are denied. The insurance company will deny your claim if they can. Sometimes, you have to fight to get your medical bills covered, or to be declared permanently disabled. An attorney will protect your interests, with the goal of getting you full benefits.
When hiring a workers’ compensation attorney, we recommend looking for someone who focuses their practice on helping injured workers. If possible, look for an attorney who has experience with your particular type of injury. Other important things to look for: many years of experience, a good reputation among judges and other attorneys, great customer service, and a history of past success in getting benefits for injured workers.
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Work injury attorneys get paid on a contingency basis, meaning they only get paid if you win. Initial consultations are always free. If you’ve been injured on the job, we can help by recommending an attorney. Feel free to call us at 800-807-9530 or fill out our contact form. Your calls and e-mails are completely confidential.