Each year, many workers are injured in workplace accidents, and others develop conditions because of the conditions at their jobs. If you have been injured at work, our highly skilled workers’ compensation attorneys may help you to recover the benefits that you need so that you can pay for your expenses after your injury. We are able to help you with filing your claim for workers’ compensation benefits and to figure out whether or not you may be entitled to additional compensation. To learn more about how we might be able to help you, contact Roach Leite today.
Who Qualifies For Workers’ Compensation Benefits?
All employers are required to carry workers’ compensation benefits to protect their employees. Not everyone is eligible for workers’ compensation benefits, however. Independent contractors and self-employed people are not considered to be employees and are not eligible for coverage. Some employers misclassify workers as independent contractors when they should be classified as statutory employees.
If you are not certain, we can assess your work duties in order to determine whether or not you should be eligible for workers compensation benefits. The benefits are available to workers who are injured while working on the job. They are also available to workers who develop conditions or illnesses because of the environment at their workplaces.
Understanding Workers’ Compensation Claims
Workers compensation law protects employees who have been injured or made ill because of their work-related activities. If you have been injured, you should seek treatment immediately and notify your supervisor as soon as possible about your work-related injury or illness.
Your employer may require you to see a specific doctor. You will file your claim with your employer who will submit it to the workers’ compensation insurance carrier. The claim may be approved or disputed. In exchange for getting benefits from workers’ compensation, you are not allowed to sue your employer for your accident. However, some cases may also involve negligent third parties. If that occurs, you may be able to file a workers’ compensation claim with your employer and file a lawsuit against the negligent third party.
What Does Workers’ Compensation Cover?
Workers’ compensation may cover all of your related expenses for your work injury or illness. This may include your medical expenses, prescription costs, rehabilitation costs and prosthetic devices. When you have workers’ compensation, you will not have to pay any copays or use your own medical insurance. Other benefits may also be available to you if your injury or illness left you with a disability.
- Repetitive movement injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome
- Cancer caused by exposure to toxic substances
- Physical injury due to falls, being struck by objects or other accidents in the workplace
- Injuries sustained in an automobile accident while performing regular duties of your job
- Faulty machinery or equipment that has not been properly maintained that led to injury
What Types Of Benefits Can I Recover?
Workers’ compensation may offer you medical benefits. In addition, you may be eligible for monthly disability payments if your injury or illness left you disabled and unable to return to your former work. Disability payments may be available if you are permanently or temporarily partially or totally disabled.
- Medical Care
- Temporary Disability
- Permanent Disability
- Vocational Rehabilitation
- Wage Loss Benefits
How Our Workers’ Compensation Attorneys Can Help You
The experienced workers’ compensation lawyers at Roach Leite can help you with gathering the needed documentation and submitting your claim. If your employer disputes it, we can help you by litigating the matter through an administrative hearing. We may also be able to secure disability benefits in addition to your medical benefits. To learn more about your rights, contact Roach Leite today to schedule your consultation.
No Matter The Circumstances We Can Help
We handle a variety of workers compensation cases. Some of the more common matters that we help our clients with include the following:
Types Of Workplace Injuries
Asbestos Work Injury
Building Collapse Accidents
Car Accident on the Job
Caught In Between Accident
Chemical Burn Accidents
Fatal Workplace Accident
HAZMAT Work Injury
Heavy Machinery Accidents
Ladder or Scaffolding Accidents
Power Tool Accidents
Refinery Fire Attorneys
Workplace Blunt Force Trauma
Workplace Brain Injury
Work Zone Accidents
Injured Workers We Represent
City and State Employees
Food Packaging Workers
Food Service Workers
Industrial Lathe Accident
Longshoreman and Harbor Worker
Oil and Gas Drillers
Plant Worker Injury
Railroad Worker Injury Attorneys
Restaurant and Service Workers
Types Of Workplace Injuries
Blindness Work Injury
Carpal Tunnel Work Injury
Disfigurement Work Injury
Electric Shock Injury
Foot and Ankle Work Injury
Injuries Caused by Co-Workers
Loss Of Limb
Muscle and Joint
Work Related Heart Attack
Slip and Fall Work Injury
Spinal Cord Injury
Workplace Neck Injury
Work-Related Back Injury
Work-Related Knee Injury
Work-Related MRSA Infections
Work-Related Nerve Damage Injury
Repetitive Trauma Injury