Employers are obligated to provide safe working environments and conditions to their employees. However, even in the safest environments, injuries happen on the job and employers are usually required to compensate injured workers. Work injuries vary based on the type of work an injured person performs, but typically include:
- Repetitive movement injuries such as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome;
- Automobile or tractor-trailer collisions occurring on the job;
- Slip and fall accidents;
- Inhalation of harmful chemicals;
- Shoulder, neck, and back injuries;
- Traumatic brain injuries; and
- Paralysis and death.
With only a few exceptions, employers are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance to protect their employees in the event of a work-related injury. Workers’ compensation benefits can include:
- Past and future medical care;
- Past and future lost wages;
- Mileage reimbursement for doctor appointments.
Workers’ Compensation is a technical area of the law and navigating it alone, especially while recovering from your injuries, is extremely difficult. There are complicated forms to fill out and statutes and regulations to follow in order to succeed on your workers’ compensation claim. A viable claim can easily be ruined by not abiding by the various workers’ compensation laws. In every workers’ compensation claim, it is important to remember you must report your injury to your employer soon after the injury, or you may be time-barred from recovering benefits.
At Sansbury Law Firm, we believe it is important to have an experienced workers’ compensation attorney on your side to help ensure a successful claim. We represent all types of workers including truck drivers, line workers, police officers, teachers, healthcare workers, firefighters, food service workers, store clerks and retail employees, office staff, and construction workers.
Contact an experienced workers’ compensation attorney in our office today for a fee consultation to help you recover the benefits you need and are entitled to under the law.