In 2020, private industry employers reported 2.7 million workplace injuries and illnesses, according to a news release by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. That’s 2.7 cases per 100 full-time employees. In 2019, there were 5,333 fatal work injuries. On-the-job injuries take a devastating toll on workers and their families because it impacts every facet of life, physical, emotional, and of course, financial. However, most employers are mandated by law to carry workers’ compensation insurance which is designed to provide immediate relief for medical costs, vocational rehabilitation, and wage replacement benefits.
Unfortunately, it’s not an easy process, and complications usually don’t benefit the injured party. These complications typically occur when you’ve been injured severely or have preexisting conditions that were exacerbated by the injury. That’s where we can help. If you’ve been injured at work and have difficulty getting the compensation you deserve, contact us for a free case evaluation. Our workers’ compensation lawyers can define, “what are your rights if you get injured at work” and develop a strategy to fight back.