Work-related injuries can happen in an instant, or be the result of long term wear and tear on the body from work activities. The workers’ compensation system is complicated. It is important to talk to a lawyer about your rights.
The philosophy at Johnson // Becker puts our clients’ interest at the forefront of our case management. We tailor our litigation strategy to the facts of each individual client’s claim. At Johnson // Becker we do not sign up a client and have our staff handle the claim. Our lawyers direct each action taken on a claim and then involve themselves directly in not only contemplating and planning strategy, but in performing the work. We believe this direct involvement gives our lawyers the critical knowledge of the facts needed to successfully advocate for our clients.
Facts about Workers’ Compensation and Work Injuries:
- Failure to report a work injury to a supervisor within the proper amount of time can lead to denial or forfeiture of a workers’ compensation claim.
- The surviving dependent family members of a person who dies from their work injuries may be entitled to death and dependency benefits for financial support.
- Workers’ compensation benefits cover an injured employee’s lost income, medical bills, help with job searching or job retraining, or compensation for permanent injuries.
- An employee’s pre-injury wage often determines the value of a claim as well as benefits available. Insurers do not always accurately calculate that wage.