Unfortunately, it’s just not possible to avoid all injuries or illnesses related to your working environment. If you have fallen sick or been in an accident in your workplace, you are most likely eligible for worker’s compensation benefits. However, that doesn’t mean you will necessarily receive them easily. If you are having trouble getting your benefits and need the help of reputable worker’s compensation attorneys, all you have to do is call today.
How Does Worker’s Compensation Work?
If you become sick or harmed at work, workers’ compensation insurance is supposed to step in and cover medical costs and lost wages while you heal, or for a longer amount of time if you cannot return to work at all. When you sign up for workers’ compensation insurance, you waive your right to sue your employer for negligence. This means that it is vital that you receive your benefits because you cannot obtain them through a lawsuit.
Plans differ depending on your state and jurisdiction, but workers’ compensation generally comes in a variety of forms:
- Weekly payments in the place of wages you would have earned
- Compensation for past and future financial losses
- Reimbursement of medical expenses
- Benefits for the family of workers killed on the job
The most important issue, however, is whether or not you are eligible for workers’ compensation benefits, and how you will get them if you are.
Are You Eligible for Worker’s Compensation?
To receive workers’ comp, you must have three factors in place. First of all, the company you work for either has to have workers’ comp insurance or they must be legally expected to have it (in which case, if they do not, they are liable). Second, you must work for that company. And third, your injury or illness must be related to working at that company, and not an external situation.
Rules do vary for some people, such as domestic workers, farm workers, leased workers, seasonal workers and undocumented persons. If none of these describes you and you meet the above three criteria, chances are you are eligible.
Finding Worker’s Compensation Attorneys
If you are owed workers’ comp benefits and are having trouble getting them, an attorney help you cut through the red tape and receive the compensation you’re owed for your injury or illness. You don’t deserve to go uncompensated for your loss, so talk to an attorney today.
If you would like to learn more about your worker’s compensation, and whether you are eligible to receive workers’ comp pay, get in touch with Williams and Williams Law Firm, LLC. You can call us at (770) 823-2711 or email us through our contact page. We want to help you get what you deserve today.