Workers compensation laws have been established to provide quick and hassle free compensation for injured employees without overcrowding our courtrooms. Workers compensation law prohibits someone from filing a lawsuit against their employer due to an injury or disability they have received. In return, the employer or its insurance company must pay benefits to the employee without involving a complicated legal battle that will need to go over every aspect and detail of the injury claim. However, this does not always happen. If you find yourself in a workers compensation situation where a company is not paying you benefits, hiring an experienced workers compensation attorney can help you get the fair compensation that you deserve.
The most important factor for workers compensation law is that it only works if the injury took place on the job site or in the course of performing one’s duty that is job-related. If someone gets hurt over the weekend while participating in sports or is in a car accident, they are not entitled to this assistance. In this case, disability insurance would be more of a solution if the employee purchased it. Litigation takes place when there is a disagreement over whether or not the incident happened at work, in the course of performing work or the length of time that an injury keeps someone away from their job.
Under workers compensation law, an employee is given monetary assistance as well as medical benefits during the time in which they are recovering from a job-related injury. For most people, this can be a lifesaver for them and their family. No one likes to think about being away from work and what that would mean to his or her family financially. So when something does happen, they may feel comforted knowing that some things are going to be taken care of while they are unable to take care of things themselves. While workers compensation law does cover a work-related accident, it doesn’t necessarily apply when either the employer or employee has been negligent. These cases typically end up in court with one side of the argument looking to prove that negligence caused the accident. Attorneys also look into whether or not a company’s protocols were followed and how this affected the situation.
Smart employers will have some type of insurance that will give them financial assistance in any situations that might revolve around workers compensation law. That way if an accident happens, they will not have to pay all of the expenses themselves. Also, if an employee takes the money and benefits, they are then not able to seek out more damages with a lawsuit. Workers compensation laws are considered to be quite complex, and in addition, they are different in each state. If you are eligible for compensation, income or death benefits and you have not received what is due to you, you can easily approach an attorney who specializes in workers compensation to help you with your workers compensation claim.
If you or a loved one is in need of legal representation or counsel in a workers compensation lawsuit, please call the Curry Law Group. Our firm services the entire Tampa Bay Area and would like the chance to represent you. Please fill out the form on this page or contact our office today.