The process of receiving compensation or compensation for an accident at work involves an analysis of the situation and legal options, so it is essential to follow this procedure with the help of an attorney.
Recently, workers’ compensation laws have changed in several states, reducing the time one has after the accident to be able to file a lawsuit against an employer. If you or someone you love has been injured on the job, don’t hesitate to fill out our free form for a free legal consultation.
Getting help after a work accident is essential
We are proud to be able to protect the rights of our clients who have suffered an accident at work and to help them obtain compensation. Our are not intimidated by the cost-cutting strategies used by many employers and insurance companies. We have extensive experience earning benefits for injured employees through severance pay.
The laws are different in each state, but the time frame for an employee to inform his employer that his injury is always limited. After the initial report on the injury, there is another deadline to file a claim for compensation, so it is advisable to take action as soon as possible. After the accident, it is important to visit a doctor who is authorized by your employee and your insurance company, so that they carry out an examination. If you are not satisfied with this exam, you can appeal. If the insurance company refuses to offer you benefits, you have the right to appeal that decision.
We can guide you through the entire process. We are helping so that everything is done in the right time frame and with all the necessary information.
The work accident covered by the law
Workers’ compensation laws cover a wide variety of workplace injuries and accidents. In some states, a claim is invalid if the employee was under the influence of alcohol. Similarly, if the employee was under the influence of drugs at the time of the accident. The claim may also be rejected if the employee was missing an internal company policy or rule. Some of the most common injuries and accidents at work are:
- Muscle injuries
- Fractured bones
- Torn ligaments
- Ruptures of the rotator cuff
- Herniated discs from movements made at work
- Diseases from exposure to toxins, including occupational diseases such as mesothelioma or lung cancer
- Head injuries such as concussions or head trauma from falls or falling objects
- Tendonitis or other injuries due to repetitive movements
- Construction accidents
- Hearing loss or hearing damage
- Thermal stress or electrocution burns
- Back, spinal cord, shoulder, eye, and knee injuries
- Injuries to the neck, hip, lungs, ankles, wrists, feet, and hands
These injuries can be caused by accidents, a dangerous workplace, lack of proper training, or faulty machinery. Learn more about what to do immediately after workplace accidents and your right to a safe workplace.
Ask for legal help, make yourself respected, contact an attorney. If you work in a restaurant, on a construction site, in a beauty salon, in a hotel, in a family home, or in any other industry, and you had an accident, it is important to take immediate action.
We will be happy to hear your story and potentially help you make your voice heard and earn compensation.