Have you been injured during working hours? Is your back blown out from heavy lifting and you can not work but need the money? Attorneys that specialize in this field can help you to conquer all situations and people working against your favor to look out for themselves.
The truth is, if you have been injured at work that is not part of the criteria for your job title. If you have been put in a situation where your physical being has been compromised because of a job then you are entitled compensation.
Workers comp started in 1929 and has become mandatory for people to be able to receive it ever since. Generally businesses with more than three employees have to be covered by worker's compensation insurance. This will allow you to live and pay your bills even when you are unable to work.
You do have to give notice to your employer of an injury that occurred on the job by filing a written notice first. That will cover you to qualify for workers comp as long as it is within 30 days from the incident. If you can not, two years is the absolute limit. But the longer that time goes on, the less of a chance you have to receive your workers comp.
If your injury is because of negligence of the company and you are not at fault then there will be no question of you getting your compensation. The more material you have, the more points you have against them and for your case. This will make the lawyer's job easier and quicker to bring you justice. In exchange for the ease of liability of your employer, the legislature has limited the benefits that you are entitled to receiving in the current system.
You may even be able to get disability from your insurance. They will calculate what you will get from your average weekly wage. Of course it will not be as much as your regular pay but it is also nottaxable. If you are out of work due to an injury for a week or more, then your insurance company will take over with payments temporarily.
The option of hiring a lawyer to make sure that you get what you deserve is the right thing to do. Not only will you be compensated for your losses, but it will take away the possibility of stress from financial woes.