Michael Levin, Esq. | Attorney at Law

Workers’ Compensation and Disability Law

Workers’ Compensation

HAVE YOU EXPERIENCED A WORK RELATED INJURY?

Are you experiencing physical pain or psychological distress from a work-related event that is interfering with your ability to continue working? You should not hesitate to bring your claim forward.

200313493-001Workers’ compensation refers to a series of laws enacted to protect workers who are injured on the job. It is a system of no-fault insurance, meaning the employee is protected no matter who is at fault for the injury—including him or herself, faulty mechanical equipment, poor work environment, etc. It does not matter whether the injury was physical, mental, or both—if some sort of injury happened to you at work, workers’ compensation will cover a portion of your income and pay for your medicine, medical appointments, and any necessary surgery. It will even reimburse you for travel expenses to and from health care services for the short or long term.

IT IS YOUR RIGHT TO CLAIM COMPENSATION

In the event that you are injured at work, it is your right to seek protection through workers’ compensation. Many injured workers don’t bring their workers’ compensation claims against their employers for fear of losing their jobs or being retaliated against by their employers. Fortunately, you are protected from such actions. Employers cannot terminate employment simply because a claim was brought against them, and retaliation of any sort is strictly prohibited.

In addition to any physical pain you might be experiencing, you may find yourself up against an insurance company that dictates the terms of the services they provide. Complicating matters, insurance companies will often hire their own attorneys to counter the claim. Meanwhile, your day-to-day quality of life will most likely diminish due to lost income while you are unable to work. Combine this with increasing medical bills and no way to pay them, the situation quickly becomes dire.

Workers’ compensation is a complex system that can be daunting for those unfamiliar with it. It is entirely to your advantage to ask for assistance from an attorney.

There are no fees for legal representation when you hire an attorney to assist you with a workers’ compensation claim. Attorneys are only paid if they win a case in court and, even then, all fees are assessed against the insurance company. If the case is resolved by way of a settlement, the attorney will be paid on a contingent-fee basis. There is nothing to lose and everything to gain by contacting an attorney.

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