Every company in the United States is required to maintain an insurance policy that will protect its employees in any accident that may occur. By law, all employees are entitled to monetary compensation in the event of a workplace accident. It doesn’t matter if it is a minor injury or just a physical discomfort; it’s vital that any irregularity you feel be reported. It’s important for the person affected to contact an attorney who can give instructions for the insurance claim process.
If you are a worker, responsibility for the accident may fall on you, but that doesn’t matter. If the incident happened during work hours, you have workers’ insurance which protects you.
Representing yourself in court would be a serious mistake. The best thing to do is to hire someone you can trust who has the necessary experience. Workers’ compensation cases can be decided by the Appeals Council by a workers’ compensation judge.
If regulations are met, the worker may receive not only financial compensation, but may also be entitled to receive disability from work and total coverage of expenses resulting from the accident, such as doctor visits, medications, and surgeries of any kind. Remember that each state has its own standards and regulations.
Accidents with Work Machinery
In Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on February 26, 2013, while cutting some cables, a demolition worker injured his right eye and nose when the cables he was cutting swung back and hit his face. He immediately reported the injury and contacted our services.
Deaths in the Workplace
On May 19, 2010, a machine operator was working on a construction site. At an adjacent lot, a crane detached from its base and fell on top of the worker. Unfortunately, the worker passed away and the distressed family decided to seek legal aid. The case was successfully represented by our participating lawyers, achieving a workers’ compensation payment for the victim’s family, as well as the assurance of being able to continue with the lifestyle they had prior to this terrible accident.
Slips and Falls in the Workplace
On March 11, 2015, a fumigation worker in Chicago injured his hand, wrist, arm, and left elbow upon slipping on oil and falling at one of the sites where his services had been contracted. He reported his accident and was sent to the doctor, but after two months of treatment without seeing any improvement, he decided to seek legal assistance. The case was handled professionally by our participating lawyers, achieving the client’s complete satisfaction and recovery.
Workplace Harassment and Discrimination
In 2014, an undocumented worker was unfairly fired from the restaurant where he worked. He didn’t know anything about US law and thought that since he was not a resident, he could never obtain compensation. A short time later, he contacted us. Our participating attorneys were able to prove that the dismissal was completely without justification; therefore, the worker received financial compensation.
Injuries from Toxic and Dangerous Jobs
On December 21, 2012, while cleaning with a very strong chemical, an employee from Los Angeles, California suffered severe burns on her right arm and hand. The lack of training and protection on the part of the company helped to make a case for our participating lawyers, achieving a financial payout and medical treatment at absolutely no charge.
Injuries from Noisy Jobs
If you are a worker and you suffered some type of accident while working and would like to successfully resolve your case like the ones above, Grupo MedLegal® connects consumers with participating lawyers and doctors for free.
You may use the contact form on our website, our telephone numbers, or contact us through our social media.