Workers' compensation exists to help defray medical and other expenses when people are injured on the job. Typically, worker's compensation picks up where the individual's insurance leaves off, paying for expenses that aren't otherwise covered.
If you're injured on the job, you may be entitled to one or more types of compensation. Common types of workers’ compensation include:
- Medical payments – compensation for medical bills incurred due to your injuries
- Disability payments – reimbursement of two-thirds of your average salary for the amount of time you're unable to work, whether it's short-term, long-term, or permanent
- Death benefits – benefits paid to the surviving family if an employee is killed on the job
Claiming worker's compensation benefits can sometimes be difficult, particularly if a large company is reluctant to make the reparations due to you. Retaining the services of an experienced worker's compensation attorney can help you handle the complicated issues involved in dealing with a corporation.
Nashville, Tennessee workers' compensation lawyers at James R. Omer & Associates have extensive experiences securing compensation for their clients. If you've been injured on the job and need an attorney to help you secure the benefits you need to keep yourself and your family financially afloat, please contact James R. Omer & Associates for an evaluation of your case.