Workers’ compensation benefits are provided through laws enacted to
speed the money to those who have been injured on the job, rather than
delaying each case through court. When both sides of the claim
cooperate, this system enables you get the compensation you are due
quickly and without complication. Unfortunately this isn’t always the case.
Disabilities acquired over time may be covered. For
example, if you have a pinched nerve or chronic pain due to maintaining
a certain position at work over the course of several years, you may be
able to collect compensation for treatment. Treatment for diseases, which working
conditions have left you more suseptable to, are also covered by Workers Comp. Applicable benefits cover a
wide range of disabilities acquired on the job, both short and
There are three types of benefits: lost wages, medical fees, and
vocational rehabilitation or retraining. In general, you will receive
compensation for lost wages equal to roughly two-thirds of your gross
wages, averaged from a period just before your injury or illness.
Customary and reasonable medical fees are also covered.
Even if a workers’ compensation case does not involve a lawsuit, you
may still need solid advice regarding your rights. If yours is a simple,
cut-and-dry case of a couple weeks’ missed work due to a minor injury,
your claim could proceed smoothly. When disputes arise regarding your
claim or the money you are due, you need an experienced lawyer on your
side. At Upstate Law Group, LLC, our experience in employment law and
workers’ compensation cases will ensure you get the maximum benefits.
Upstate Law Group, LLC is there to help injured workers and their
families. Your family’s needs don't stop just because you can' t work,
and you shouldn't have to wait for the compensation you
need and deserve. When your employer or its insurance carrier doesn’t play fair,
it's time to level the playing field. Call our office for an inexpensive
consultation with an attorney.
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