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Workers’ compensation laws can be difficult to understand for an injured worker without the help of an experienced attorney. If you’ve sustained an on-the-job injury, it is essential to contact an experienced workers’ compensation attorney for legal advice before trying to proceed on your own.
At The Brown Firm, our workers’ compensation attorneys are dedicated to making sure your case receives the proper amount of time and care that it deserves. We have over 30 years of experience representing the victims of workplace accidents, so we have what it takes to file your lawsuit and help you receive the worker’s comp benefits you deserve for the injuries you suffered.
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Injured at Work?
A workplace injury can range from minor cuts that heal in a few days to significant brain injuries that may never fully recover and require lifelong medical care. It may be crucial for you and your dependents to secure enough money to meet your needs.
Worker’s compensation law is confusing, and injured workers face a complex process. Someone injured at work may have to deal with the denial of workers’ comp claims, low settlement offers, and delayed payments, even when employers have workers’ compensation insurance with a reputable insurance company. They also need to act fast because there is a deadline to file all personal injury claims.
Contact a personal injury lawyer at The Brown Firm to review your case, protect your rights, and get you the compensation you deserve.
The Top Causes of Workplace Injuries
Every worker has the right to a safe working environment. When a safe working environment isn’t provided, accidents are more common.
Accidents are usually the result of a breach of safety regulations, the negligence of an employer or other workers, or property or equipment defects.
When a failure to prioritize safety on the job or act with the required duty of care occurs, the following workplace accidents can happen:
- Slips, trips, and falls
- Falls from dangerous heights
- Falling objects
- Defective products
- Transportation accidents
- Equipment and machinery accidents, including getting caught in or in-between equipment
- Building collapses
- Trench collapses
Regardless of the industry in which they happen, these accident types can be extremely serious. You could suffer everything from a minor injury like a cut or abrasion to permanent injuries like a spinal cord injury or traumatic brain injury.
Different Types of Work Injuries
Workers may be left with debilitating or even fatal injuries if a severe workplace accident occurs.
Some of the most common serious workplace injuries are:
- Crush injuries
- Back and neck injuries
- Soft tissue injuries
- Repetitive stress injuries
- Head and traumatic brain injuries
- Burn injuries
- Electrocution injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Loss of limb/amputations
- Bone fracture injuries
- Internal injuries
- Mental anguish/emotional distress
- Occupational diseases
If you have experienced any of these issues on the job, you are entitled to compensation. When you are the victim of a workplace accident and suffer a severe injury, or when you suffer from an occupational disease, you need the best workplace injury attorneys available.
What To Do After a Work-Related Injury
You should do a few things immediately after your accident to protect your physical and financial health.
Report Your Injury: You should report your workplace injury to your employer immediately. Fill out the paperwork required by your company and forward it to the appropriate organization for processing. Be as specific as possible when reporting your injury to ensure you receive worker’s compensation coverage.
Fill Out an Injury or Illness Claim Form: Employers should have you complete a claim form regardless of whether you have already reported the accident. Submit a complete form as soon as possible after you’ve been injured. Quickly reporting the matter helps you obtain workers’ compensation benefits sooner and helps to verify that you are doing your part in the process.
Seek Medical Help Immediately: No matter how you feel after your accident, you need to seek medical care. Some injuries don’t present symptoms right away, but they can result in chronic issues if they aren’t treated. Make every effort to follow the doctor’s advice, and hang on to your medical bills for your case. Tell the doctor that the injury or illness was due to a workplace incident and explain exactly how it happened. If the doctor doesn’t feel that you can return to work because of your injury, ask for an “off work slip.”
Get a Free Case Evaluation With a Qualified Workers’ Compensation Attorney: The workers’ compensation attorneys at our law firm are skilled in pursuing all the benefits that injured workers can receive to improve their health and well-being. The sooner you contact a personal injury lawyer after your injury, the sooner they can start working on your personal injury lawsuit against the negligent party.
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When to File a Work-Related Injury Claim
A workplace injury lawyer will help you determine whether you have a compensable claim. Your personal injury attorney will also protect your rights, assist you in getting appropriate medical treatment, and secure the compensation you deserve.
It is essential to file a claim for workers’ compensation benefits as soon as the work injury occurs so you can receive maximum compensation. If you wait too long to report a claim after your work injury, you may be denied coverage because the insurance company may view your claim as illegitimate.
You must notify your employer of your injury immediately and file a formal workers’ compensation claim. You should include any pertinent details such as:
- Place of injury
- Date and time
- How the injury occurred
If applicable, you may include a list of witnesses who can attest to the work-related injury on your behalf.
Obtaining immediate medical care is also critical to this process. So take the time to make all of your follow-up appointments as well.
After treatment, obtain all medical records affiliated with your workers’ compensation case because your worker’s comp lawyer will need these records to include in the negotiation process.
What Are the Benefits Available to Workplace Accident Victims?
If you are injured while working, you can file a workers’ compensation claim for certain benefit types. Benefits provided under workers’ compensation can include:
- Medical Benefits: The one type of expense that worker’s compensation will pay in full is your medical expenses. You are entitled to coverage for all necessary and reasonable medical expenses following a workplace accident. This can include hospital stays, physical therapy, tests, surgeries, imaging services, equipment, health-related travel costs, prescription drugs, and doctor’s visits.
- Death Benefits: Fortunately, most workplace accidents aren’t fatal. But if an accident does lead to a worker’s death, a surviving spouse or child, or other beneficiaries, may seek death benefits via workers’ compensation insurance.
- Temporary or Permanent Disability Benefits: Catastrophic injuries can occur at work. You may be entitled to temporary or permanent disability benefits if you suffer debilitating injuries. These benefits are available if you miss work for a certain period. You’ll be offered a percentage of your wage before your physical injury.
- Supplemental Job Displacement Benefits: If you suffer a permanent disability and don’t return to work for your same employer, you may be entitled to supplemental job displacement benefits.
Contact The Brown Firm Today
If you were injured at work, you must get in touch with an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer as soon as possible to help with your case.
Even if you are eligible for worker’s compensation payments, you may qualify for additional compensation. You are entitled to obtain an attorney after being injured on the job, and our experienced injury lawyers have the experience and skills to help you receive the compensation you deserve.
The attorneys at The Brown Firm have represented work injury victims for over 30 years. We know the workers’ comp system and the training to be able to win your case.
If you or a loved one are suffering from a work-related injury, our skilled personal injury lawyers will be at your side every step of the way.
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