Workers’ Compensation Claims

Workers’ Compensation Attorney

Workers’ Compensation benefits are available to most workers who are injured on the job or contract a work-related illness. You have a limited amount of time to file for your Workers’ Compensation, so you must act quickly. The sooner you file, the sooner you can start receiving payments. Although it is a no-fault system, you may have to fight to start receiving benefits or if your benefits are cut off before they should be. Workers’ Compensation attorney Fred J. Fleming can help.

Workers’ Compensation Eligibility

Workers’ Compensation laws were created to ensure that injured workers have immediate access to medical care and can receive a portion of their lost income while they recover from work-related injuries without having to prove fault on the part of the employer. Employers are required to carry Workers’ Compensation insurance to accomplish this.

Most employees are covered under Workers’ Compensation laws. There are a few exceptions. Workers who are not employees are not protected by Workers’ Compensation laws. However, there are some grey areas. Our Workers’ Compensation attorney can help you determine if you are entitled to Workers’ Compensation benefits, even if your employer claims that you are not.

Workers’ Compensation Benefits

Workers’ Compensation benefits are limited, but they can be a big help to you and your family. Workers’ Compensation will cover your medical expenses and replace two-thirds of your lost weekly wage for up to two years, if you are certified as unable to work. You may be able to receive payments for permanent disability, and Workers’ Compensation can provide vouchers to pay for retraining.

If you are eligible for Workers’ Compensation you are barred from suing your employer, except in extreme cases. You may still be able to file a third-party lawsuit, depending on the circumstances which led to your injury. A third party lawsuit is against someone other than your employer. This often applies when a defective product causes an on-the-job injury.

If you think you may have third party lawsuit, you should go ahead and file your Workers’ Compensation claim. Attorney Fred J. Fleming can help you with your Workers’ Compensation claim and with any other legal action you wish to pursue in an effort to collect full compensation for your injuries.

If you have been injured on the job, or suffered a work-related illness, please call a Workers’ Compensation attorney at 1-800-882-5500 or contact us online. The initial consultation with Workers’ Compensation attorney Fred J. Fleming is free of charge, and if we agree to handle your case, in most cases we will work on a contingency fee basis, which means we get paid for our services only if there is a monetary recovery of funds. In many cases, a personal injury lawsuit must be filed before an applicable expiration date, known as a statute of limitations. Please call right away to ensure that you do not waive your right to possible compensation.