Workers’ compensation, often called “workers comp”, provides medical expenses, lost wages, and rehabilitation costs to employees who are injured or become ill during the course of their work. Workers’ compensation acts as a type of insurance and prevents the employee from suing his or her employer for the injury; however, an employee can waive their right to it. In that case, the employee would be eligible to sue their employer for any reckless or intentional action that caused them injury.
In most situations, workers’ compensation is provided to an injured employee, regardless of who is at fault for the injury. However, there are times when you might need a personal injury lawyer. The most common reason is because your employer has denied your claim. Unfortunately, this is an unethical tactic used far too often by businesses who hope you do not appeal your case. You should also hire an attorney when:
- Your employer does not pay your benefits promptly.
- Your employer’s settlement offer does not cover all of your lost wages or medical bills.
- You have suffered permanent—whether partial or total—disability.
- Your claim involves a third party who contributed to your injury.
- Your employer does not have workers’ compensation insurance.
- Your employer retaliates against you for filing a claim.
- Your employer intentionally caused your injury.
In general, you should consult legal guidance from an experienced personal injury lawyer the moment your workers’ compensation claim becomes complex. The program covers a broad range of injuries and the vast majority of people are eligible.
Don’t suffer a single day. You are entitled to compensation for your medical expenses and lost income.
If you have a claim, contact Tomas Tatarunas as soon as possible. Statutes of limitations limit the time you have to claim workers’ compensation. Have one of Cleveland’s most capable personal injury lawyers at your side. Contact Tomas Tatarunas at 440-290-5570.