Workers’ compensation is a type of insurance that replaces the wages and medical benefits of a person who has suffered an injury at work. This wage replacement allows you to pay your living expenses while you focus on your recovery.
These are benefits that are rightfully yours when injured on the job. Your employer carries workers’ compensation insurance for that very reason. If they don’t carry insurance, then you could file a lawsuit against them if the injury was their fault. Perhaps they did not have the proper safety equipment available or did not train you properly. Your attorney can advise you of the options that are available to you so that you can make the right decision in how you are compensated for your injuries.
Workers’ Compensation Benefits
Not only does workers’ compensation provide wage replacement and medical benefits, but individuals in Benton County have been able to take advantage of vocational rehabilitation. What this is, is a way in which a person can train for a new career. Unfortunately, there are many injuries that result in permanent disability. The good news is that there are many disabilities that simply require a career change. For example, an injured worker may not be able to work in a factory anymore, but they may be able to work a job in which they sit at a desk.
A person can also receive partial disability while working part-time. These are benefits that can be received until full-time employment can be acquired. This shows that there are various options and benefits when it comes to workers’ compensation, but it is a matter of having a Benton County workers’ compensation attorney who can help you get approved as soon as possible.
When helping you apply and receive your benefits, strategic representation is needed. The Walz Law Office knows how to create a strategy that will work for you so that the process can be as cut and dry as possible. If you have an employer attempting to block your chances of getting workers’ compensation or there are too many “gray areas” regarding how your injury occurred, a good attorney knows how to close the gaps and erase the doubts regarding the cause of your injury and the severity of it.
Contact A Benton County Workers’ Compensation Attorney
If an injury at work has left you unable to do your job, your degree of stress is most likely very high. You need to recover and you need money to pay for your cost of living. The Walz Law Office can help you file a workers’ compensation claim or appeal a denied claim so that you can get the money you need to pay your expenses as soon as possible. Call us today at (320) 251-5000 or toll-free at (888) 253-3922 and schedule your free consultation.