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Every year, hundreds of thousands of workers are injured on the job. Some of the most frequent types of workplace injuries include:

  • Sprains and strains: Sprains and strains are muscle or ligament injuries that often result from overexertion or repetitive activities. Heavy lifting, awkward procedures, and falling can all cause sprains and strains.
  • Back or neck injury: Poor posture, improper lifting, and sitting for too long can all lead to chronic pain in the back or neck. These injuries may not be noticeable right away, but they can worsen over time and make it difficult for you to perform your regular work duties.
  • Repetitive strain injury: Repetitive tasks such as typing can lead to a chronic condition known as repetitive strain injury. The condition can cause pain and tingling in your hands, arms, neck, and shoulders.

Steps to Take After Your Injury

If you have been hurt on the job, don’t ignore it. Instead, take the following steps in order to protect yourself:

  • Tell your employer. Alert your employer as soon as possible after you have been injured. If the injury does not require immediate medical attention, you should file a report right away so that you do not risk losing your workers’ compensation benefits. Depending on the nature of your injury, you may need to take time off in order to recover.
  • Seek medical attention. Most worker’s compensation laws requires employers to pay for you to receive medical care for your injuries. All workplace injuries, even minor ones, should be attended to by a licensed medical professional.

Workers’ Compensation Overview

Workers’ compensation was one of the first forms of social insurance in the United States. As a mean of protection for both employers and employees, all states, work with the federal government to provide injured workers with financial assistance after an on-the-job injury or illness.

The main objectives of workers’ compensation include:

  • Providing benefits and medical care to employees who have suffered work-related injury or illness
  • Providing survivor benefits to those dependents of workers who injury resulted in death Collecting workers’ compensation payments is often not as simple as filling out the correct forms. Your employer, or your employer’s insurance company, may look for ways to avoid paying your claim. For example, your employer or their insurance company may argue that your injury was actually caused outside of working hours, or that your own conduct caused the accident. If this is the case, it may be more difficult to get your claim approved.

HURT611 can refer you to an attorney who handles workers’ compensation claims, as well as other employment law cases including wage and hour claims. A workers’ compensation attorney will work with you and your insurance company to recover the payments to which you are entitled.

If you or a loved one has been injured on the job, report the injury as soon as possible. According to most state laws, your employer must be notified about the accident and/or job-related injury within 30 days of its occurrence. In addition, your employer must notify its insurance company and arrange for your medical care.

Disability Benefits

If your on-the-job injury results in a disability (whether permanent or temporary), you will receive either weekly or monthly benefits while your disability exists, or a lump-sum payment for your permanent impairment.

The amount of money you will receive for your workers’ compensation benefits will depend on how your injury is classified. Your doctor will rate your level of impairment, and determine if you will be impaired permanently or on a temporary basis. How you are rated will determine the types of benefits you will receive.

Dependent upon your injury, the following types of disability benefits may apply to your injury:

  • Permanent Impairment Benefits: payments for permanent disabilities, like blindness, loss of limbs or digits, or disfigurement.
  • Permanent Total Benefits: payments made to people who are permanently and completely disabled, so much so that they can never return to work.
  • Supplemental Benefits: payment for disability with impairment rating of 20 percent or higher. In this regard, the employee either returned to work earning less than the pre-injury income or the employee cannot yet return to work and cannot find an appropriate job.
  • Temporary Partial Benefits:

    payments for disability where an employee continues to work, on a limited basis, during recovery.

  • Temporary Total Benefits: the payments associated with an employee who is prevented from working for a temporary period of time prior to achieving full medical progress.
  • Death Benefits: payments collected by the surviving dependents if an employee dies as a result of an accident within 1 year, or an accident occurring within 5 years if a continuous disability is present.

HURT611 can connect you with the best worker’s compensation attorneys in your state and get you the representation you need to protect your rights, recover lost wages and compensate you for your injuries. HURT611 can also get you to the medical care that you need to fully recover and properly document your injuries. We only connect you to attorneys who do not charge a fee unless they settle your case and we only connect you to doctors who will work with your insurance company and your attorney so you have no out of pocket medical cots. Our service is 100% FREE. No Fee. No Cost. No Obligation.

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