It doesn’t matter if you work on a construction site or in the office, injuries at work happen every single day in all types of places where people work. Because of this, most employers are required to have insurance for these types of claims. That is why there is Worker’s compensation insurance. This insurance is there to protect workers against injuries and wage loss.
Under the Worker’s Compensation Statute when the incapacity for work resulting from an injury is total, the employer shall pay, or cause to be paid, as provided by the law, to the injured employee during the total disability a weekly compensation equal to sixty-six and two-thirds percent of his average weekly wages, but not less than seventy-five dollars a week so long as this amount does not exceed his average weekly salary.
Under the Worker’s compensation statute the loss of both hands, arms, shoulders, feet, legs, hips, or vision in both eyes, or any two thereof, constitutes total and permanent disability to be compensated according to the provisions of this section.
Under the Worker’s Compensation statute when the incapacity for work resulting from the injury is partial, the employer shall pay, or cause to be paid, as provided in this chapter, to the injured employee during such disability a weekly compensation equal to sixty-six and two-thirds percent of the difference between his average weekly wages before the injury and the average weekly wages which he is able to earn thereafter, but not more than the average weekly wage in this State for the preceding fiscal year.
When injured at work, let our law firm guide you through the process of worker’s compensation, so that you will not be led astray by the insurance company. The insurance company most often only has their interests in mind, which is not paying you for the treatment you need to get better and/or paying you the fair value of your claim for your permanent impairment.
We have handled numerous claims over the years and know how to aggressively assert our client’s rights in Workers’ Compensation claims. Contact us today for a FREE, no obligation consultation regarding your claim!