Injured on the Job?
Have you ever been injured on the job? Do you know the workers’ compensation benefits to which you are entitled? Workers Compensation is a specific area under the law that is meant to protect injured workers and compensate them for their loss. Workers Compensation or “work comp” is a state mandated insurance system that was designed to protect injured employees; however, many injured victims are frequently denied compensation and, therefore, require legal aid to recover compensation.
The attorneys at Farris, Riley & Pitt have handled numerous workers’ compensation claims for more than 15 years. Often a client’s claim for workers’ compensation involves other claims as well. Workers comp laws are different and constantly changing, so it is important to use a lawyer that is up to date on the changing laws. The attorneys at Farris, Riley & Pitt will fight to win your case, recover your lost wages, and secure your valuable medical treatment.
Compared to other areas of the law, workers comp is unique in Alabama because it does not require an employer to be entirely at fault. Therefore if the employee, employer or another party caused the accident, the injured employee may still be entitled to recover medical lost wages and receive medical benefits.
Workers Comp benefits include:
- Lost wages;
- Medical bills and expenses;
- Prescription benefits, and other related expenses;
- Mileage to and from all medical and physical therapy appointment;
- Vocational training; and
- Rehabilitation services.
Often injured workers do not always realize or ask for all the benefits to which they are entitled. Therefore it is extremely important to speak with a lawyer to make sure you are covered. People often try to settle their Workers Compensation cases without a lawyer and fail to get the maximum amount of money they deserve.
Workman’s Comp was initially created to keep work related injuries out the courtroom, and provide quick monetary aid to injured workers. However, with insurance costs at an all time high, companies large and small are now denying workers comp claims, making it harder and harder for the injured employee to recover lost wages and receive medical benefits.
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The worker’s compensation lawyers at Farris, Riley & Pitt want to help you with your claim. If you have been injured on the job, please call us today to schedule an appointment at 205–324–1212 or call us toll free at 1–888–580–5176 for your free consultation.