Federal and State Workers’ Compensation
Reparation for work related Injuries
While on the job, you have the right to function in a safe work environment.
Federal and state workers’ compensation, (sometimes called workers comp, workman’s comp or workmen’s compensation) laws were created to ensure that employees who are injured on-the-job are provided with fixed monetary awards. This eliminates the need for litigation and creates an easier process for the employee. It also helps control the financial risks for employers since many states limit the amount an injured employee can recover from an employer. Specifically, workers’ compensation is insurance that the employer is required by law to carry in case an employee is injured on-the-job. This includes becoming ill due to circumstances surrounding their job, becomes temporarily or permanently disabled, or even if death results from their job. It is the law in all 50 states that all employers who have 4 or more part-time or full-time employees are required to provide workers’ compensation insurance.
Although workers’ compensation laws vary by state, covered medical care generally includes medical, surgical and hospital services, dental services, crutches, hearing aids, chiropractic treatment, physical therapy, nursing care, and prescribed medications. As an injured employee, you may also be eligible for additional monetary compensation if you are temporarily unable to work for more than a certain number of calendar days set by state law, hospitalized as an in-patient, or become permanently disabled due to a job-related injury or illness. The right to receive medical treatment at the employer’s expense typically continues as long as treatment is reasonable and necessary to treat the injury.
Joynes & Gaidies will fight for your legal rights
Never assume that an employer or their insurance company cares about your injury or that you will receive fair compensation for it. The playing field is NOT level. Employers and their insurance companies have many attorneys who know the workers’ compensation system available to them and will work against you. You CAN level the playing field by securing the qualified legal counsel of the experienced workers’ compensation attorney’s at Joynes & Gaidies. They will fight for your legal rights and help you get the medical care and compensation you deserve.Free case evaluation