If you have been injured at work, then right after you inform your employer and get medical attention, you should also contact a Workers Compensation Lawyer Middletown. There are all kinds of injuries that can occur in the workplace. We commonly hear about construction workers either taking a fall or someone injuring their back lifting boxes in a warehouse. However, there are other injuries that happen due to requirements of your job.
For example, someone driving a delivery truck who is involved in an accident while driving the company vehicle may be able to file a worker’s compensation claim. Another example is someone who experiences a repetitive stress injury, like someone who has to use a keyboard all day long, or someone who performs the same motions on an assembly line all day.
Another valid worker’s compensation claim is an illness that occurred because of the job. For example, employees who spent years working in buildings with asbestos could develop a serious lung disease as a result. It isn’t just employees who can file a worker’s compensation claim. Families of those who lost their lives from an injury or disease that occurred because of their job can also file for compensation in the form of survivors’ benefits.
Worker’s compensation benefits may be an employee’s only resource for paying for their rent or mortgage, their car payment, groceries, insurance, gasoline, and all kinds of basic living expenses. The worker’s compensation insurance company may not come through right away, and claims can get held up while they investigate to make sure a claim is valid before they pay out. There are also legal requirements for deadlines involved, and if you’re off work due to pain or illness, you’re going to need to make sure your claim is filed on time, filed correctly, and followed up on correctly. If you have been injured, contact William D. McGillicuddy Law Office PC, where an attorney with over 30 years of experience in representing clients in worker’s compensation cases can sit down with you and evaluate your case. You’ll have an ally to help you and make sure your rights are protected.