Workers’ compensation is a tricky part of the law. Designed to protect both employers and employees from the hassle of litigation, this special type of insurance leaves employers on the hook for workplace injuries, even if they are not at fault. In exchange, they cannot be sued by the injured party in most cases.
On the face of it, it might seem simple: if you’re injured on the job, you file a workers’ compensation claim like any other kind of insurance. Your employer covers the cost of treatment, and, up to a point, lost wages. This is your legal right as an employee.
Where things go wrong.
Sadly, collecting workers’ compensation can be fraught with complications. Many employees who are injured on the job find themselves jumping through hoops to get any compensation at all. When a claim is denied, the employee can expect a lengthy appeals process before a lawsuit is even an option.
Fortunately, legal counsel is an option at any point, even before you’ve filed a claim. A workers’ compensation attorney can help you understand your rights as well as your options, and can represent you in court if it comes to that. The advice of a seasoned lawyer will strengthen your case and make the process much smoother.
Katherine will fight for you!
Katherine is a seasoned worker’s advocate. She has fought for the rights of injured workers all across the state, and she’ll do the same for you. The last thing you deserve is another injury, in the form of a wrongful denial, delay, or retaliation. Compensation is your right.
Whether you need a legal representative, counselor, or teacher, Katherine will work for you and with you.
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