Workers’ compensation claims arise as a result of work-related accidents and diseases. Unlike other personal injury cases, it is not necessary to prove that the injury resulted from the negligence of your employer or a co-worker. The key issue in workers’ compensation claims is to determine the extent of the injury so that the maximum benefits can be obtained.
While unable to work, injured workers are entitled to receive medical care and temporary benefits at their employer’s expense. Permanent disability compensation is also available to workers who have suffered such injuries. If you are injured and unable to return to work, or must seek lesser-paying employment due to your injuries, you are also entitled to compensation for lost wages and should consult with a top workers compensation attorney.
The attorneys at The Kollin Firm L.L.C. have an extensive background in handling workers’ compensation claims and work closely with physicians to determine the permanency and severity of injuries. Doing so ensures our clients are fully compensated. Also, we assist our clients in determining whether additional claims can be brought outside the workers’ compensation system against responsible parties who might have supplied defective equipment, or otherwise contributed to the accident.