Getting hurt on the job is one of the worst things that can happen to an individual. Not only does the injury cause pain and restrictions which may last for the rest of the workers' life, but the injury may leave the employee unable to work for a short period of time or for the rest of his or her life. Worse yet, the insurance company will use their doctor and their powerful tactics to deprive an injured individual of what he or she rightly deserves.
Workers' Compensation is insurance maintained by an employer to cover medical care and benefits for employees who are injured or disabled because of their job. Common kinds of workplace injuries covered include:
- Slips & Falls
- Back Injuries
- Fallen Object Injuries
- Cuts / Lacerations
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Repetitive Stress Injuries
- Broken Bones
Workers' Compensation injuries can also include serious illnesses or diseases contracted while on the job, especially for high-risk professions like firefighters and police officers.
Many employees are unaware that, in addition to having their medical care paid for, the employee is also entitled to a lump sum for his or her injury. This is where a skilled lawyer will help to get everything you deserve from the insurance company for your work-related injury or illness.
At Reinoehl Kehlenbrink, LLC, our trial lawyers have helped many injured workers recover what they truly deserve from the employer's insurance company.