Workplace injuries can happen in any occupation and in any industry. Some industries are more prone to on-the-job injuries due to the dangers inherent in them, such as mining, oil and natural gas production, and construction sites. Employees in any situation, however, from warehouse workers to office workers can find themselves temporarily or even permanently disabled through occupational diseases or accidents. When such a situation arises, who can you turn to so that your best interests are secured?
The insurance company and your employer may have little real interest in seeing that you get every dollar in workers’ compensation that you deserve. At LongoBiggs, LC, our workers’ compensation lawyers have seen this firsthand. We know how difficult it can be to obtain the benefits you are entitled to under law. That is why we are totally committed to helping you recover those benefits so that you can heal and your family can move forward without financial jeopardy.
Look to an Honest Legal Team
At our firm, we take pride in the legal services we provide to our injured clients and their families. We know that obtaining full compensation after an on-the-job injury or illness is vital. Our workers’ compensation attorneys fully understand the claims process and the tactics that employers or insurance companies may use to deny or discount your claim.
We can help simplify and facilitate the claims process as well as fight denied claims through appropriate legal action. Throughout the entire process, you will have a knowledgeable, skilled, and dedicated legal representative working vigorously on your behalf.
Benefits under Workers’ Compensation Law
Workers’ compensation benefits include:
- Medical care, such as doctors’ visits, medical tests, physical therapy, prescription drugs, medical treatments, and hospitalization
- Temporary disability benefits, including temporary total disability and temporary partial disability
- Impairment benefits
- Permanent total disability benefits
- Death benefits
Per workers’ compensation law, you may be eligible for up to 104 weeks of temporary disability benefits. If you are left permanently unable to work after reaching a maximum medical improvement, you may be eligible for permanent total disability benefits. On-the-job injuries can include injuries from accidents or from repetitive motion trauma as well as illnesses caused by the nature of your work or work environment. You have only 30 days to report your injury to your employer and a two-year period in which to file your claim.
Talk to a Workers’ Compensation Lawyer
To thoroughly understand all of your rights and how the law applies to you, talk to an experienced attorney at LongoBiggs, LC, about the specifics of your case in a free consultation. You will pay nothing for our professional help until we recover compensation benefits on your behalf.