Work Injuries and Workers’ Compensation
A workplace injury can happen anywhere – from an office setting to a construction site – and it can result in more than just medical bills and temporary lost wages. An on the job injury can seriously affect you and your family for years. The lawyers at Conchin, Cloud & Cole are experienced in worker’s compensation law and understand how a workplace injury can be a life changing event.
Generally, workers’ compensation benefits will cover an employee’s wages, medical benefits, and vocational retraining needs. In many cases, employees are able to temporarily receive a portion of their wages until they heal, 100% of medical coverage for treatments related to their work-related injury, and retraining benefits if they are unable to return to their previous jobs. For injured employees who may never be able to return to work after severe injuries, permanent disability benefits can ensure that they receive some portion of their wages on a permanent basis. Depending on the severity and the nature of the injuries that an employee experiences, an injured worker can receive benefits for:
- Permanent Disability
- Temporary Disability
- Medical benefits
- Retraining for another job or in another field
- Death benefits
- Lost limbs
The exact amount of the benefits and the length of the benefits will all depend on how successfully an injured employee is able to demonstrate their injuries and their financial consequences. This can often be a complex road, and the attorneys at Conchin, Cloud & Cole have extensive experience in helping injured workers get the compensation they need. If you need help reviewing a compensation claim, our team is available and ready to explain your legal options.
Our team will also investigate the circumstances of your injuries because you may be entitled to more than just workers’ compensation benefits. Your injuries can also be the result of another’s wrongful conduct. If this is so, the experienced attorneys at Conchin, Cloud & Cole can help you in a possible claim against any liable third-parties.
The benefits of third-party actions would allow you to be fully compensated for your injuries, which is not often done through workers’ compensation benefits alone. For example, damages for pain and suffering, the full amount of lost wages, and other damages are available to injured workers who were hurt:
- Due to unsafe or defective equipment
- Because of the actions of property owners that are not your employer
- Because of the action or lack of action of your co-employee or another company’s employee
The attorneys at Conchin, Cloud & Cole are here to help you in your recovery and get you the compensation that you need while you are out of work. If you or a loved one has suffered a serious personal injury at work, contact us today and tell us your story so we can get to work for you.