When you’re on the job, you want to complete an honest day’s work – not become injured.
The workers’ compensation laws are here to provide help for those in need who have been hurt at work. You have a legal right to seek and obtain benefits for injuries sustained on the job. If your employer and/or their insurer seeks to blame your injury on another cause, experienced workers’ compensation attorneys can provide the legal help you need to secure your benefits. We are committed to getting you the compensation you deserve for your work-related injuries.
Immediately following the accident, your health and safety should be your first priority.
Obtain medical treatment as soon as the injury happens and inform your supervisor and Human Resources department immediately. It is also essential to contact a workers’ compensation lawyer to keep you informed of your rights as an injured worker. Workers’ compensation claims are often complicated, and we can ensure that you follow the correct procedure for filing your claim and receiving ongoing treatment.
Whether you have been injured on the job or are suffering a job-related illness, workers’ compensation benefits can be crucial in financing your medical expenses and the general care of you and your family while you’re out of work.
There are several different types of benefits that you may be entitled to receive, including medical care and temporary and permanent disability benefits. You may be able to recover benefits even if you are at fault for the injury.
There are complicated rules about the benefits you may receive and procedures for obtaining them. Vanover, Hall & Bartley has extensive experience in handling workers’ compensation claims, including those involving job-related accidents causing injuries, illnesses from repeated exposure to activities or substances at work, as well as claims for intentional misconduct on the part of the employer.