Workers’ Compensation is a statutory remedy for employees who are injured by accident while in the course of their employment. It is a no-fault remedy where the employee is not required to prove fault to receive benefits and the employer is not allowed to deny liability. All that is required for a Workers’ Compensation claim is an on the job injury, by accident, that arises out of the job and is due to the fact that the worker was carrying on the business of the employer.
Workers’ Compensation covers just about any on the job injury or disease. However, Workers’ Compensation will not cover a pre-existing injury unless the injury was aggravated or made worse due to the worker’s employment.
In addition, you can receive payment of medical bills that are related to your injury and you may be able to collect compensation for your lost wages up to a certain amount. Most employers with three or more employees are required by law to have some form of Workers’ Compensation. Either they must carry Workers’ Compensation insurance or are required to be self-insured.
If you have been injured on the job, by accident, while carrying out the business of your employer, you may be entitled to receive compensation for your injuries. An experienced attorney can help you protect your right to receive fair compensation and make sure you have no missed opportunities.
If you would like to talk with an experienced and caring workers’ compensation attorney, please contact us.