Protecting The Rights Of Workers Injured On The Job
A work injury can cause a great deal of pain as well as financial issues if you are unable to work. Workers’ compensation benefits are designed to help you in the aftermath of a workplace accident.
If you have been injured at work, I am here to help. At the Law Offices of Beth White, I pride myself on offering injured clients and their families experienced and compassionate representation. As an experienced Cumberland County lawyer, I am a dedicated advocate, working to help you obtain the workers’ comp benefits to which you are entitled after your accident. I take the time to explain the process of seeking benefits, what to do if your benefit request is denied and how workers’ compensation cases are different from any standard personal injury cases.
Types Of Workers’ Compensation Cases
While on-the-job accidents may be more common in certain industries, such as construction work and factories, any worker can sustain injuries in the workplace. I confidently represent injured workers in cases involving accidents and injuries such as:
In these situations, we take action to ensure you obtain benefits from your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance provider, whether the employer was negligent, or it was simply a pure accident. This differs from a personal injury case, where compensation is sought from the negligent party’s insurer.
The Workers’ Comp Process
The first step to take after being injured at work is to report the injury to your employer. Then, you should be evaluated by a medical professional to ensure you receive the proper treatment. Then it is time to talk to an attorney about workers’ compensation benefits.
I will walk you through all the steps that take place during the process of seeking benefits, from the independent medical exam that may be requested by your employer’s insurer to ensuring you receive all of the benefits to which you are entitled. There is an abundance of documentation needed at each stage of the process, and I am here to help you gather everything we need for your case.
In the event your workers’ compensation claim is denied, do not despair. It may be possible to file an appeal and still potentially obtain your benefits.