Injuries that occur in the workplace can have a significant impact on a person's financial future and career.
Not surprisingly, employers and insurance companies try to limit the compensation to an injured worker. They may also choose to cover initial medical costs and lost time without filing a workers' compensation claim.
It is very important to understand your rights if you are injured while working and receive immediate medical evaluations to determine the severity of the injury.
Work related injuries often covered by workers' compensation insurance include:
Common issues that arise during workers' compensation claims include:
Consult an attorney before accepting an offer from an insurance company or employer.
What an attorney can do
An attorney will inform you exactly what your rights are and if any settlement offer is fair.
If a workers' compensation claim is denied, an attorney can handle the appeals process.