Injuries in the workplace can happen suddenly and without warning. When they do, you have the right to receive workers’ compensation benefits. Your employer is required by law to have insurance for on-the-job injuries. This coverage includes payment for your doctor visits, medications and lost wages.
Work-related injuries or diseases can also happen over time. If you have become ill or developed a disease or condition as a result of the work you do, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation. Occupational diseases include loss of hearing due to harmful noise, chemical exposure, carpal tunnel syndrome, and joint conditions such as bursitis and synovitis/tenosynovitis.
If you have been injured at work or developed an occupational disease, contact our workers’ compensation lawyers today to understand your rights.