Workers' compensation, also called workers' comp, is an insurance program that helps protect you from financial loss if you're hurt or become sick while on the job. Injuries and illnesses, either minor or major, may qualify for workers compensation meaning you should always report your illness or injury to your employer right away to see if you qualify.
Workers’ compensation covers employee injuries or illnesses that occur while on the job. The injuries can be major or minor, like broken bones or a muscle strain. Workers' comp covers illnesses only if you can prove that you became sick while at work. Conditions caused by your work environment, such as heatstroke, may also be covered. These are known as "occupational diseases." Common workers' comp benefits include medical expenses, ongoing care costs, and lost wages.
Workers compensation laws vary from state to state. Generally speaking, workers' comp only covers injuries that were the fault of the employer or the work environment. So, self-inflicted injuries are not covered. Injuries incurred during horseplay aren't covered either. In some cases, workers' compensation denies claims if the employee can't prove their illness or injury is related to work.
People who hire attorneys statistically receive more money in their injury settlement. Even after paying the lawyer's contingency fee, people still walk away with more money than they probably would have received without an attorney.
You do not have to pay your attorney unless you win. When you win, your lawyer is paid a percentage of your final settlement.
This means the better you do, the better your lawyer does. It’s a win-win.
Bankruptcy, divorce, criminal charges, etc, can all affect your injury case. Your personal injury lawyer is familiar with different areas of law and can work with other attorneys if needed. Your Accident.com lawyer will work with your other lawyer (from other practice areas) to reach a solution in your best interest. A personal injury lawyer can also handle the insurance company's lawyers if your case goes past negotiations.
1. Personal injury lawyers throughout the US tell us the types of cases they specialize in.
2. Claimants (like you) submit their case details. The closest attorney, who accepts your claim type, is immediately notified.
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Hiring a lawyer is an important decision if you have large medical bills, lost wages, or were injured due to negligence.
Accident.com connects you to a lawyer that makes sure you get paid everything you are entitled to. Your lawyer files your claim for you and then negotiates the amount of your settlement.
If the insurance company is believed to be acting in bad faith, your lawyer can request a trial and sue for a higher settlement.
Your lawyer will:
1) Request medical records for you.
2) Review police reports and medical charts.
3) Communicate back and forth with your insurance adjuster.
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