Suffering injuries at work might mean that you can qualify for workers’ compensation. Some people think that workers’ compensation is only suitable for people who were injured in a serious accident; however, workers’ compensation is also meant for workers who suffer degenerative injuries because of their workplace activities.
Injuries like degenerative injuries might qualify you for workers’ compensation. An example of this would be a worker who is diagnosed with mesothelioma because of a job that required him or her to work around asbestos. Spinal issues are another example of degenerative injuries that can occur.
We know that the thought of having to deal with workers’ compensation might not be a pleasant one. We can help you learn your options for seeking compensation when you are injured at work, whether that injury is one that occurred all of a sudden or one that occurs slowly over time.
Workers’ compensation does a lot more than just cover part of the wages you miss and the medical bills. It also helps to cover costs for retraining you. It can also provide survivor benefits for people who are left behind because a loved one died due to a workplace injury. It also covers disability payments if you are temporarily or permanently disabled.
Learning how to seek workers’ compensation and knowing your rights can help you along the way. We can help you on both of these aspects. Since it is illegal for an employer to fire you just because you filed for workers’ compensation, you can rest assured that you can make a claim when you are injured at work.