If you are injured on the job, you could be entitled to worker's compensation benefits from your employer. Depending on your state’s laws, you can recover compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and rehabilitation costs associated with your workplace accident injuries. It can be confusing to figure out your state’s worker's compensation laws and determine what damages you are eligible to recover, but with an experienced lawyer by your side, the chances of recovering a significant amount of damages for your workers’ compensation case are significantly increased.
How Are Workers Compensation Benefits Decided?
Worker's compensation requirements vary from state to state. In some states, worker's compensation benefits are capped, but in others, an injured employee is eligible to recover up to 2/3 of their average weekly wages. Factors that are considered when determining how much compensation an injured employee should receive for workers compensation include:
- If the employer is required by their state to have workers compensation insurance
- Proof of the employee’s eligibility to recover workers compensation – some jobs are exempt from obtaining workers compensation
- Evidence that the employee was on the clock at the time of the accident
- The type of disability the employee suffered – temporary partial, temporary total, permanent partial, and permanent total
- The cost of your medical care, including hospital bills, medication, and medical accessories
There are a number of other factors to keep in mind when determining how much you can recover for your injuries, such as whether you have other options for recovering compensation, like seeking damages through the Federal Employees’ Compensation Act. Hiring an experienced lawyer to represent your case ensures that the best option is chosen for your case, and offers support during this challenging time.
How Can I Get the Most Workers Compensation Benefits?
In most states, if you are injured while at work, you can file a workers compensation claim to recover damages. It’s important to keep in mind that workers’ compensation laws vary in each state, and certain employees are exempt from recovering worker's compensation benefits. However, if you meet your state’s requirements for receiving workers’ compensation, you can submit the necessary forms via your employer, or by contacting your state’s Department of Labor.
Before filing a worker's compensation claim, it’s essential to consult an experienced lawyer to determine your eligibility to receive benefits for your workplace injuries. Lawyers have access to hard to get evidence, such as records of your time card and information on your employer to prove their liability, and can offer support during this trying time.
How Can a Workers Compensation Lawyer Increase the Odds of Recovering a High Settlement?
If you have been injured on the job, you need an experienced lawyer to represent your case. A lawyer has your case’s best interests at heart, knows your state’s workers compensation laws better than anyone, and can fight for the most compensation for your workplace injuries.
Christopher Dixon and the Workers Compensation Lawyers at the Dixon Injury Firm are ready 24/7 to discuss your case, and are committed to helping you in any way that they can. Chris Dixon is one of the leading personal injury lawyers in St. Louis and knows what it takes to recover the most damages for your workers’ compensation injuries. To date, Chris and the Dixon Injury Firm Attorneys have recovered more than $35,000,000 in settlements for clients and will demand compensation for your harm and losses with the same drive and dedication.
If you are ready to recover compensation for your workplace injuries, don’t hesitate to call (314) 208-2808, or contact the Dixon Injury Firm today to schedule a free consultation with our Workers Compensation Lawyers.