People are injured on the job every day, in everything from worksite accidents such as falls and other injuries, to long-term conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome.
If you've been injured or become ill as a result of your job, you may find that the system for receiving compensation can be complicated and difficult to navigate, particularly if your worker's compensation claim is initially denied.
Some of the more common types of job injury cases we handle are:
At Long & Waite, we know how the system works. We have the experience and the expertise to get you the compensation you need to get you back on your feet. If you've been injured on the job, call us to schedule your free consultation with one of our attorneys.
Frequently Asked Questions: Job Injuries
What are my rights if I am injured on the job?
If you suffer a job-related injury, your employer is responsible for covering your medical expenses and lost wages while you are out of work (if off work more than 3 days). If your doctor has ordered you off of work, you should be paid 2/3 of your average weekly wage during the time you are not working. You are also entitled to a second opinion from a medical doctor if you do not like the treatment you are receiving from the "company" doctor.
Your employer should cover all medical expenses related to your job injury. If you suffer a disability from your job injury, you may also be eligible to recover a settlement for your disability.
Is everyone covered by state-mandated Workers' Compensation?
No. Most employees are protected by Workers' Compensation, but there are some exceptions, including maritime and railroad employees, who are covered for job injuries under different programs. See our topic pages for detailed information about Workers' Compensation and similar programs that cover maritime and railroad accidents.
Any other questions?
If you have questions about your case not answered here, call us to schedule your free consultation with one of our qualified, licensed attorneys. They can answer all of your questions personally.
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