Also referred to as workman’s comp. worker’s compensation is a program, typically mandated state-to-state, that provides compensation to employees who are unable to work. However, the employee must be unable to work due to injuries or illnesses suffered because of job-related activities. The problem with worker’s compensation, however, is that it typically does not cover all of the damages incurred. Additionally, some employees refuse to pay worker’s compensation benefits even though they are required to by state law.
Typically, employees will recover quickly and are able to return to work. However, there are those that suffer from long-term illness that aren’t able to fully recuperate before their worker’s compensation benefits run out, and some have a hard time just getting worker’s compensation due to the severity of the illness. In other instances, an employer may live up the required worker’s compensation benefits, but may also insist than an employer return to work before allowing the proper time for him or her to heal. Unfortunately, a good majority of injured workers don’t understand their rights, and as a result, lose damages they are entitled to and end up returning to work much sooner than they should.
A worker’s compensation lawyer has experience in dealing with these types of issues, and will ensure that employee rights are not violated. Worker’s compensation attorneys understand the intricate details involved with these types of lawsuits, and typically know the administrative and hearing offices that preside over worker’s compensation cases. If you feel you’ve been denied your basic rights, or if you need help in any way with your worker’s compensation, it’s imperative to seek the assistance of an experienced worker’s compensation lawyer.
Here at Ledger & Associates, our top worker’s compensation attorneys have helped countless clients with their cases. Give us a call and let us help win the damages that you deserve.