If you’ve been injured at work, your employer could be responsible in helping you with lost wages or other forms of compensation. The majority of companies are required by law to carry workers compensation insurance, which pays for a portion of its employee’s regular wages while they’re recovering from a work-related injury or illness.
Injured While on The Job
Contact Bernard M. Tully if you have been injured while on the job. We will represent you through this difficult time. Before you file a claim for workers’ compensation, make sure your injury is work-related, which generally means it happened while you were doing your work duties or something else on behalf of your employer. This may also could include company parties, picnics, or other social events sponsored by your employer but not necessarily on company-owned property.
How Workers Compensation Differs in Each State?
In most states employers are required to have workers compensation insurance, but only employees are protected while independent contractors are not. Certain states including Idaho and Wyoming do not require coverage of workers who are undocumented. In the south west, Arizona, California, and Texas include illegal immigrant workers in workers compensation coverage.
Depending on the state, certain workers may not be covered by workers compensation requirements. Some examples are listed below:
- Agricultural workers
- Seasonal workers
- Undocumented workers
- Domestic workers (housekeepers, nannies, babysitters)
If you’re eligible for workers compensation, you can file a claim for benefits however, you aren’t entitled to sue your employer for those same injuries in court. But, if your employer fails to provide coverage that’s mandated by state law, they may be subject to fines, criminal charges, and/or lawsuits.
Before you file a claim, contact Bernard M. Tully today for a free evaluation. This will allow our experts to evaluate your claim and determine exactly what the most beneficial steps will be to get you the money you deserve. Contact our firm today!