Workers’ compensation is a policy that protects corporations from being sued by their employees for injuries experienced on the job. Here’s what you need to know if you’ve been injured on the job.
- Both new injuries and pre-existing conditions aggravated by the job are covered by workers’ compensation during the hours you’re physically on the job, or when you’re performing tasks at your boss’ instruction.
- It’s often in the employee’s best interest to hire a lawyer, as lawyers can help guide your case and improve your chance of being awarded your claim.
- If you’re worried about being fired after filing a claim, it’s important to remember that not filing can also lead to loss of employment because you can no longer perform your job properly. Plus, it will be difficult to file a claim after the deadline has expired.
- While you can’t sue your boss for work-related injuries, you may be able to sue if your boss doesn’t cover workers’ compensation insurance.
If you’ve been injured or hurt while on the job, contact the Law Offices of David M. Benenfeld to find out about your legal rights.