Workers’ Compensation is payment to an individual due to an illness or injury sustained while at work. Workers’ compensation helps to cover medical expenses, lost wages, ongoing care and even funeral expenses.
Every industry is susceptible to health and safety risk. Whether you work in an office building or a construction site, there is still risk involved. If you are the victim of an unexpected work related accident, don’t guess at your rights or let your employer make the decisions for you. Workers’ compensation can vary depending on injury – and extent of injury.
In Nebraska, there are four types of workers’ compensation benefits:
Medical expenses: Injured workers are entitled to have 100 percent of their medical expenses covered under most circumstances, including mileage to and from the care facility.
Temporary disability: If you miss time from work while recovering from the injury, you are entitled to a percentage of the wages you’re missing out on.
Permanent disability: If you wind up with some kind of permanent injury after your recovering is complete, you may be entitled to compensation for the extent of the permanent injury.
Vocational rehabilitation: If your injury prevents you from performing the work you did before the injury, your employer has a duty to help put you back to work. As such, it carries the responsibility of paying your disability benefits while you’re going through rehabilitation or re-education.
If you’re being denied a workers’ compensation claim, call our office TODAY! We will do everything in our power to ensure you receive the maximum benefits, including those for aggravation of a pre-existing condition.
In the state of Nebraska, a workers’ compensation claim can be filed up to two years after the accident. Contact us as soon as possible so we can get you the compensation you and your family deserve. To read the workers’ compensation legislature, visit the Nebraska Legislature website here!
An initial consultation is free, and we work on a contingency basis, meaning we only get paid if you get paid. This helps take the already insurmountable stress off you and your family.
Phone Number: 800-876-1093