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Workers’ Compensation

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.

Workers’ Compensation provides monetary awards for specific injuries

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.

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Oliver and Sherrie M. – Car Accident

“We were hit head-on by someone who run a red light. I got bruised up real bad inside and I had just had shoulder surgery and it inflamed that. My wife was hurt the worst. It disfigured her right arm. We were referred to Mr. West through our son-in-law so we went up and set an appointment with him. We went in and met him for the first time and he is a very nice gentleman to say the least. He took over the case and found out who the [driver] was. It had totaled the car and I had just gotten it paid off. They didn’t even get hurt. Mr. West took the case and went way out of his way to help. The lady who hit us … they had only the cheapest insurance to get the car on the road … so he helped us get more money to help us pay the bills. We are very happy with how it turned out. Kelly and West, they’re good people. You can talk to them and they’re down home people.”