You could be working in a factory, at a desk in an office, or out in the field. You could be a driver, laborer, or an office clerk. Regardless, you could get hurt on the job. In many cases, this means you’d need to file a workers’ compensation claim.
Workers’ compensation coverage is supposed to do the following: You get hurt on the job and can’t work, so you file a claim for benefits, and you get some level of compensation.
In exchange, your employer and coworkers are off-the-hook for liability for your on-the-job injury — you can’t sue them, in most cases, but you’re still getting something out of it. This is generally how workers’ compensation is supposed to function.
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However, it doesn’t always work like that. Insurance companies or employers sometimes try to deny and/or minimize the benefits paid out to employees injured on the job. They might allege that workers’ injuries developed while they weren’t on the job or that workers’ injuries aren’t as serious as the worker says.
The process of recovering workers’ compensation benefits can be time-consuming and frustrating, but an experienced workers’ compensation attorney could make it easier for you. If you or a loved one has been hurt on the job and your claim is denied, please fill out a free case evaluation form to learn more about how our workers’ compensation lawyers may be able to help you.