If you were injured at work or became ill because of your job, workers compensation insurance is there to protect you. Benefits include payment of medical bills without copays, lost wages paid by temporary total disability benefits (2/3 of your average weekly salary), and if you can no longer perform your prior job, vocational retraining to help you find a new job. At the end of your case, when you have reached maximum medical improvement (MMI), you are entitled to permanent partial or total disability award or settlement. In the unfortunate incident where your loved one died as a result of a work injury, death benefits are collectable.
Michael has been successfully litigating workers compensation cases for over 25 years for injured workers. Often times, clients are worried that by hiring an attorney, their employers will retaliate, or their benefits may end. Whether you simply file a claim with your employer's insurer, or whether you hire an attorney to file a formal claim, your rights are protected. It is illegal for an employer to retaliate against an employee who files a workers compensation claim.
Also, injuries which aggravate pre-existing conditions or that were caused by repetitive stress (such as carpal tunnel syndrome) are covered. In addition, when a party that is not the employer causes the workplace injury, an injured workers may be able to file a separate lawsuit against this party to collect additional damages. Often times, claims are denied by the insurance company. At Rothmann Law, we have the experience to get you the benefits you deserve.