Some industries are considered more dangerous than others, such as construction sites, mining sites, oil and natural gas production. When employees sustain injuries which results in a temporary or permanent disability due to an accident at work, they are obligated to recover workers’ compensation.
Workers’ compensation covers the following:
- Medical care
- A portion of your wage loss
- Compensation for permanent injuries
- Vocational re-education and retraining expenses
- Death benefits given to family, if accident results in fatality
Unfortunately, your employer or insurance company may not provide you with the complete amount you deserve, or even blame you for your injuries and deny your deserved compensation. At Fischer & Associates, LLC Attorney At Law, our Birmingham workers’ compensation lawyer is committed to protecting the rights of our clients.
Filing a Workers’ Compensation Claim
If you are injured on the job, it’s imperative for you to report the accident to your employer immediately. It’s the worker’s obligation to report a workplace injury within 30 days of the incident and have two years to file a workers’ compensation claim.
The specific details you need to provide and accurately explain include:
- Cause of accident
- Time of day the accident occurred
- Type and seriousness of injury
- Names of witnesses
More Than $170 Million Won
Our Birmingham workers’ compensation attorneys understand that taking legal action as an injured employee can lead to trepidation and worry. With over $170 million recovered on behalf of our clients, we can provide you with the aggressive and relentless representation necessary to obtain your life back.