A workplace injury can turn your life upside down. You may be out of work for weeks or months while receiving medical treatment and recovering from the accident. Some workers may sustain permanent impairments because of a workplace injury that could impact their ability to work for the rest of their lives.
If you are injured on the job, know that you have the right to legal counsel. The London workers’ compensation attorneys at Baird, Blevins, & Lowe Law Offices, PLLC, assist injured workers as they file claims seeking workers’ compensation benefits. We also handle third-party claims related to workplace accidents. Our legal team will help you navigate the worker’s compensation system, ensuring you receive the benefits and compensation you deserve. Don’t delay, as there are strict filing deadlines that you must adhere to in order for your claim to be processed. Contact our law offices today for a free case evaluation.
Workplace Injuries and Accidents
A worker can be injured in numerous ways on the job. In addition to accidents in the workplace, workers may also be exposed to toxic chemicals or other hazards. Some workers can develop repetitive stress injuries because of their job duties.
Commons workplace injuries and accidents include:
Carpal tunnel syndrome
Slips, trips, and falls
Construction site accidents
Repetitive stress injuries
Workers’ compensation covers most workplace injuries, if the injury occurred when the employee was performing duties within the ordinary course of employment.
What Workers’ Comp Benefits Can I Receive if I am Injured at Work?
The workers’ compensation benefits you might be entitled to receive depend on the facts in your case. Employees are entitled to receive necessary and reasonable medical care for their injuries. Workers’ comp should cover all medical bills.
If you are unable to work because of your injury, you might also receive wage benefits, though wage benefits do not reimburse you for all loss of income because of a work injury. You could also receive disability benefits or vocational rehabilitation, depending on the type and severity of your injury.
If a worker dies from injuries sustained on the job, the family members may receive death benefits and compensation for funeral expenses.
Should I Hire a Workers’ Compensation Attorney?
While you are not required to hire a lawyer to file a workers’ comp claim, having an experienced London workers’ compensation attorney on your side can help you receive the benefits you deserve. Your employer and its insurance company may not have your best interests in mind when processing a workers’ compensation claim. The insurance company may deny your claim for simple mistakes or errors to avoid paying the claim. It may undervalue a disability claim, refuse to pay reasonable medical expenses, or underpay you for wage benefits.
Our legal team handles all paperwork required for your claim, monitors deadlines, gathers evidence, and files appeals of denials of workers’ comp claims. We handle the legal issues while you focus on healing from your injuries.
Contact Our London Workers’ Compensation Attorneys for More Information
Workers’ compensation laws are complicated and the process of filing a workers’ compensation can be confusing. We are here to help.