If you are an Employee and are injured on the job you could be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. At our initial consultation, we will discuss how the Workers Compensation system works, we will answer all of your questions, and we will develop a plan together on how to navigate this system to achieve your goals. We will be available every step of the way to help you achieve a successful resolution, whether that be a settlement or a Court Award.
Workers’ Compensation benefits could include: Indemnity benefits (loss of earnings type benefits), Impairment Benefits (paid if permanent impairment is assigned by an authorized treating physician) and medical benefits. There is no requirement to prove that someone was negligent in causing the accident – this is a no-fault system.
The focus and purpose of the WORKERS’ COMPENSATION law is to help an injured worker recover, and get back to work if possible. Settlements may be available depending upon the facts of the case which includes the degree to which one physically/mentally recovers from the injuries suffered.
We work on WORKERS’ COMPENSATION cases on a “contingency basis” which means first, we win for you by obtaining a settlement or a favorable Court Award. Then we are paid a fixed percentage as the attorney fee based upon the size of the settlement or Court Award. So we are only paid if we win. Also, your workers compensation settlement monies are tax free.