Workers’ Compensation Law 101: The Basics

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Robert Golan


Workers’ Compensation was instituted to help a person who has been injured on the job. The employer is liable by law to carry Workers’ Compensation for just that purpose. You may receive benefits for medical expenses, lost work hours and wages, and if you require any type of rehabilitation, that is also covered.

Most workers that have been injured will qualify for benefits. However, there are exceptions where a person may be denied. If this is the case, most of these workers will contact a personal injury attorney to help with his or her case.

Know What Workers’ Compensation Is Available For Your State

There are so many legal terms that people, in general, do not understand nor do they have a need to understand them. What you do need to be aware of is the laws for your state as they can vary from state to state. It may be to your advantage to know what Workers’ Comp in your state entails. You may, in a case of a serious injury or accident on the job, need to know what to do.

If you have to hire an attorney, you want to make sure that they are well versed in Workers’ Compensation law. Our firm handles Workers’ Compensation cases in Suffolk County and works with the court system. They are up to date as to who is presiding over the case, and know how the process works.

How a Work Injury Lawyer Can Help Your Case

A work injury lawyer will work on what is known as a contingency basis, which simply means that if you do not win your case they do not get paid. Law firms are usually limited as to how much of a percentage they may receive in fees in a workers’ compensation case.

By all means, if you are seriously injured on the job site, and are not getting any satisfaction in regards to the case, hire an attorney to help.

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