Work Injuries and Workers’ Compensation Claims: Guidance from The Levensten Law Firm
The Levensten Law Firm offers comprehensive legal services in the complex fields of work injuries and workers’ compensation claims, focusing on detailed guidance and strong advocacy for clients affected by workplace incidents.
Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses
Complex Nature of Cases: Work-related injuries or illnesses often lead to intricate legal cases, which may encompass workers’ compensation or personal injury claims.
Common Challenges: Issues such as the employer’s acknowledgment of the injury occurring at work, pre-existing conditions, and the severity of the injury are typical in these cases.
Protecting Your Rights in Workers’ Compensation Claims
- Dealing with Employer Denials: If your employer denies your claim or delays benefits, it’s crucial to protect your rights through appeals, aiming for a fair settlement or award.
- Permanent Disabilities: In cases where the injury prevents a return to work and results in permanent disability, you may be entitled to ongoing payments or a lump sum to compensate for lost wages.
- Impact on Social Security Benefits: The outcome of your settlement can also affect your Social Security disability benefits, requiring careful consideration in the settlement agreement.
Retaliation and Third-Party Claims
- Risk of Employer Retaliation: Filing a workers’ compensation claim can sometimes lead to retaliation from an employer, making legal guidance essential.
- Third-Party Claims: Work-related injuries might also give rise to personal injury claims against parties other than your employer, known as third-party claims.
Seeking Legal Assistance for Work-Related Injuries
If you have suffered a work-related injury, The Levensten Law Firm is ready to provide you with comprehensive legal support. We encourage you to contact us to learn more about your rights to compensation and the various issues you may face in your claim.