Types of Workers’ Compensation Claims
Protecting The Rights of Injured Workers
What Is Workers’ Compensation?
Workers’ compensation is a state-mandated insurance program that provides compensation to employees who suffer job-related injuries and illnesses. When you are injured at work, you are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits regardless of fault. The workers’ compensation system was designed to make sure workers are protected financially in the event of a workplace injury. In exchange, the employee is generally not permitted to sue the employer in court for damages related to those injuries. Benefits are paid by your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance.
Workers’ compensation generally covers all injuries that are caused – in whole or in part – by the employee’s work. Workers’ compensation even covers pre-existing conditions if the employee’s job exacerbated the condition. Injuries sustained at an employer-sponsored recreational activity, such as an employee picnic or company softball league, are not covered unless the employee is required to participate in the activity.
What Should I do If I’ve Been Injured at Work?
Following an injury, the insurance company will usually try to settle quickly to minimize its costs. It is in an injured worker’s best interest to hire a worker’s compensation attorney. The lawyers at Ankin Law Office are highly experienced in negotiating and litigating workers’ compensation claims. With the help of our attorneys, you are more likely to get the settlement you deserve.
If you have been injured in the workplace, contact us today to discuss your workers’ compensation claim.