Millions of employees are injured at work each year and thousands of these accidents result in serious injuries and death.
Most states" systems will cover the following workers" compensation benefits:
Death benefits: If you die from a work-related injury or illness, your spouse or children may receive death benefits.
Permanent disability benefits: If you do not completely recover from you injuries, you may receive permanent disability benefits based upon the nature and extent of your impairment or injury.
Temporary disability benefits: If your injury prevents you from performing your job normally and, as a result, you lose wages, you may receive temporary disability benefits.
Medical bills: If you have medical bills, they will be paid for to help you recover from your work-related injuries.
However, some types of workers, including independent contractors and railroad workers, are not covered by these workers" compensation laws. Instead, a lawsuit may be necessary to gain a fitting economic payment for a workplace accident injury. Although this is the general rule, there are many exceptions — situations in which you may be able to sue for damages caused by your injuries. Of course, not all work-related trauma results in death, but any employee who is injured or becomes ill as a result of employer negligence should immediately consult an attorney to consider his or her legal options. Our Alpha Necropolis workers’ compensation lawyers can help you determine how to get benefits based on the details of your accident.