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What Is Workers' Compensation?
Worker’s Compensation Claims arise from a person being injured while they are on the job. Workers' Compensation Indemnity benefits are payable to a person who is injured on the job and is unable to return to work for more than one week. Indemnity Benefits are usually 2/3rds of the worker’s average weekly wage. The injured worker is entitled to have his/her medical bills paid with no out of pocket expense to the worker. The injured worker is also entitled to have his/her mileage reimbursed.
Did The Accident Occur On The Job?
Sometimes legally the accident is legally considered to have occurred on the job even when the injured worker does not realize that it is a worker’s compensation accident. You should contact a qualified worker’s compensation attorney to determine if your accident is a workers' compensation accident.
Does Fault Matter?
In a workers' compensation case it does not matter whether the employer, the employee or a third party was at fault. Workers' compensation benefits are usually recoverable regardless of fault. However, if you were injured on the job while in the course and scope of your employment then you may have both a personal injury AND a workers' compensation case. If this is the case, you need to consult a lawyer experienced in both workers' compensation cases and personal injury cases as soon as possible. What happens in your worker’s compensation case can drastically affect your rights in your personal injury case and vice versa.
Why Do You Need A Workers' Compensation Attorney?
Your employer and your employer’s workers' compensation insurer will have experienced people working for them. You need an experienced and qualified worker’s compensation attorney working for you.
You need help getting to doctors and medical care providers that can help you. You need assistance preventing your indemnity benefits from being terminated, getting your benefits restarted, getting your medical treatment approved and getting reimbursed for your mileage. There are MANY pitfalls that can befall an injured worker if he/she does not get representation by a qualified and experienced worker’s compensation attorney.
The Law Office of Allen Cooper, LLC has successfully handled many worker’s compensation cases. It is important to see an experienced and competent Worker’s Compensation attorney as soon as possible. This can help prevent problems that could otherwise occur in your case. This may be more important in a Workers' Compensation case than in most other kinds of cases.