Work Injury Lawyer
No matter what you do, work can be one of the scariest places to be injured. In fact, thousands of people are injured while on the job every single day – in every type of working environment. Some of these injuries occur because of mechanical failure while others are due to simple human error. If you or a loved one has been injured on the job, you are entitled to workers compensation. Sometimes, in addition to the worker’s compensation insurance, you are entitled to compensation from the negligent party. Jackson Law Office can help you obtain those benefits.
What is Workers’ Compensation?
Workers’ compensation laws have been in existence in the US for about 100 years. Created by the federal government as well as individual state legislatures, the laws are in place to ensure workers receive payment for medical treatment as well as lost wages in the event of an injury while at their place of employment. However, accepting workers’ compensation, workers’ comp, or workmans’ comp, means the employee waives the right to sue their employer in exchange for benefits that could include temporary total disability benefits, permanent partial disability benefits, total disability benefits, payment or reimbursement of medical expenses, and/or death benefits.
Although the employee may not be able to sue their employer, they are given the security of knowing that they can be compensated for their injuries. Before workman’s compensation laws were established, employees were able to sue their employers but ran the risk of losing their case in court. What workers’ comp does is ensure that both the worker and the employer reach a mutual accord and take care of all injuries fully.
Who is Eligible to Receive Benefits?
Any employee can apply to receive workers’ comp coverage if:
1: The employee was injured at work – either as a result of their own actions, or the actions of a co-worker
2: An occupational disease has developed as a result of workplace conditions or through the act of performing the specific job.
What if I was injured because of someone else’s negligence?
If you were injured because of a person’s negligence who was not an employer, then you may also have a claim against that person. That claim is both helped and hurt by the existence of a worker’s compensation case, and the evaluation of the claim can be tricky. It is important to note that you have some requirements with the worker’s compensation carrier that you need to immediately meet in order to protect your claim against that third-party.
It is in these situations that Jackson Law Office works with its client’s in the negotiation and evaluation of their claims.
Jackson Law Office diligently takes all steps to ensure that in these situations, its client’s workers’ compensation case ends in the client’s best interests – getting each client the best possible outcome and compensation for their injuries.
Concentrate on your road to recovery, and let Jackson Law Office concentrate on getting you just compensation. Call The Jackson Law Office today to schedule your free initial appointment with leading Eugene workers’ compensation lawyer Isaac Jackson.
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