Individuals are entitled to workers' compensation benefits when they are injured on the job or become ill as a result of their job. These benefits include medical care and wage loss benefits. In addition, injured workers may be eligible to receive benefits as a result of scars or the loss of use of a part of their body. The survivors of workers who die as a result of their work-place injuries are entitled to benefits.
If you have a pre-existing condition that is made worse as a result of your employment, you are entitled to workers' compensation benefits. Workers' compensation claims are often heavily contested. Moreover, even if their employers initially accept their claim, injured workers can look forward to harassment from insurance companies looking to save money. While workers' compensation was enacted to protect injured workers, the insurance companies have lobbied for and received numerous statutory advantages. Workers' compensation has become an administrative system filled with procedural complexity. Kobylinski + Kobylinski strongly urges injured workers to seek legal representation. Injured workers can lose substantial legal rights and monetary benefits by not acting to protect their rights.
If you or a loved one is suffering from or have recently suffered from a workplace injury, please call Kobylinski + Kobylinski if you have any questions or concerns. We never charge a fee for initial consultations.