Sunday, January 4, 2009

Hurt on the Job?

Worker’s Compensation protects businesses if an employee is hurt on the job. In most instances if an employee is injured at work, the employer is responsible for paying medical expenses, temporary weekly compensation benefits, and compensation for permanent impairment. In most situations, Workers Compensation is the exclusive legal remedy for the employee. In the event of a work related injury, whether driving to a meeting, a slip and fall, sprained back, etc., the assistance of an experienced Worker’s Compensation attorney can help you get the benefits and financial compensation you are entitled to.

Worker’s Compensation attorneys are an important and critical investment for job related injury claims, for both employers and employees. For employers, a lawyer can help insure that the claim is legitimate and that fair compensation is given. For employes, an experienced worker’s compensation lawyer can help get the maximum benefits and financial compensation the employee is entitled to. The laws involving Worker's Compensation can be complicated and difficult to interpret, so it is important to find an attorney that you feel can give you what you need, i.e. legal advise, a shoulder to lean on, someone who cares about the outcome of your case, paying attention to detail, high level of dedication, years of experience, etc. Decide the qualities that are important to you.

The information is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. You should consult an attorney for individual advice regarding your own situation.

4 comments:

  1. I talked to a few attorneys when I broke my collarbone at work. none of them charged for the talk. My opinion is to talk to someone to know what you should get.

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  2. Attorney M. Rita MettsFebruary 2, 2009 at 6:50 PM

    Call our firm for a free consultation regarding your personal injury.

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  3. Work places can be dangerous. Whilst factories, warehouses, laboratories and other industrial settings with dangerous substances, heavy plant or working heights may seem like obviously risky environments, other more benign looking work spaces such as offices or showrooms conceal many a hidden danger. Just because the chances of a construction worker or miner having a work related injury are higher than an office worker or retailer doesn't mean that jobs in professions largely perceived as risk averse are risk free. All jobs pose some form of threat. Accidents happen; working injuries are an occupational hazard and need to be accepted as part and parcel of daily working life. What shouldn't be regarded as acceptable though are avoidable accidents or injuries, injuries that with the right kind of training or suitable equipment, information, supervision or materials are wholly preventable. for more details do visit us at professional negligence solicitor./

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  4. Hi Rita:

    I was wondering if there is something under workers compensation laws that would help me get more? You see, I fell from a ladder at work, and I am the third one who had been seriously hurt in our office during the year.

    The other two were unrelated and their injuries are caused by different causes.

    But I was wondering, would this somehow bolster my case that the company I work for is much more unsafe?

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