Compensation for Work-Related Injuries
Posted July 12th, 2021 by Anthony Carbone.
Categories: Workers Compensation.
The chances of getting hurt while at work are pretty high. The types of work-related injuries vary from head injuries, broken limbs, and sometimes even paralysis. Insurance provides cover for such matters, but will you be compensated? If you would like to, Union City Personal Injury Attorney provides attorneys who will represent you when you want to file for worker compensation.
What is Workers’ Compensation?
Workers’ compensation, in law, is insurance given to workers for the damage done and injuries sustained, providing medical cover and replacement of wages. Injuries suffered by workers, in law, are referred to as personal injury.
The type and amount of compensation you might be entitled to will depend on the nature of your case. When you go to court, it determines that you will receive compensation if the accused had malicious intentions. You will be paid for:
- Emergency treatment, rehabilitation, home care
- Lost wage
- Destruction of property
If the court determines that the party’s negligent activities were particularly vicious, you might be awarded corrective damages.
Head Injuries in Construction Work
Head injuries are severe and are often expensive to treat. Some measures are put in place to ensure the safety of workers at work; this is inclusive of construction sites. Construction workers are often in danger due to the nature of their work; Head injuries occur due to negligence, carelessness, incompetence, and poor working conditions.
What is a Head Injury?
A head injury is an injury in or on your head; it is an injury to your scalp, brain, or skull. Construction workers specialize in different areas when it comes to the building; most of those who suffer head injuries are metalwork employees as they work high up, and falls lead to head injuries.
There are two types of head injuries; open head injuries and closed head injuries. Open head injuries are injuries that crack your skull and are often quite severe, while closed head injuries are injuries that do not crack open your skull.
Treatment of head injuries varies from the type of head injury to the extremity of the head injuries. All head injuries are treated as seriously as they could lead to severe damages; you could see bumps on your head while others are not visible such as internal bleeding.
What to do When Your Workers’ Compensation is Denied
Workers’ compensation claims are denied for different reasons by insurance companies, some of the reasons being; missing the appropriate paperwork, complicated insurance companies, and lack of proper representation. If your workers’ compensation is denied, here are the steps you should take:
- Contact your injury lawyer
- Your lawyer will attempt to contact your employer or insurance company to find out what is wrong
- Discuss your options once they find out the reason for denial
- They will file an appeal
At the hearing, you will have to present evidence to support your charge and medical information.
The law offices of Anthony Carbone are located in Newark and New Jersey. They have the best lawyers and an aggressive, legal relentless style, and it is a team of highly experienced lawyers who will represent you. They will ensure you get the justice you deserve and that you are certified with their services.