Many of us have heard the term: workers’ compensation. But do we really know what workers’ compensation entails? To make a workers’ compensation claim, the following must hold true:
- The victim must be considered an employee of the company.
- The victim must have suffered an injury while doing their job.
- The injury must have been the result of an accident or other unforeseen circumstance. (If the employer was at fault, you will need to pursue legal action against them instead of filing a worker’s compensation claim.)
If all of the above hold true, then you may have a workers’ compensation claim on your hands. When it comes to workers’ compensation claims, there are multiple components that must be considered. It is important to look at all of the following areas to maximize your benefit:
If an injury results in time off work, you have the right to pursue reimbursement for that lost income. Whether it’s a few days or a few months will depend upon your injury, but either way it’s money that you would have rightfully earned had you not been injured.
Doctor’s visits, surgeries, physical therapy, and more can all add up. If an injury occurs while you are at work and you are considered an employee of the company, then workers compensation can cover your injury-related expenses.
Pain & Suffering
Sometimes the effects of an injury are not as tangible. In these cases, it can become complex as you attempt to make your case for additional funds. Maybe the circumstances of your accident were extremely traumatic to you both emotionally and physically or maybe there were additional consequences that resulted from your injury beyond the immediate physical effects. These are all things that need to be taken into consideration if you are to receive the full compensation that you deserve.
Still other injuries have permanent or long-lasting consequences. You may no longer be able to fulfill the roles of your job, or the injury may have resulted in a lifelong disability. Effects like these are difficult to put a monetary value on. They impact your entire life, not just the present moment. For claims with longterm effects, it is even more critical to have the assistance of skilled workers' compensation attorneys, like our team at Boughter Sinak LLC.
Workers’ compensation claims are very time sensitive. If you think you may have a workers’ compensation claim, but don’t know where to start, contact the workers’ compensation attorneys at Boughter Sinak, LLC for a free evaluation.