What is workers' compensation?
Workers' compensation is a compromise system created to balance the interests of injured workers and employers.
It is paid for by employers, who may hold workers' compensation insured or self-insured.
The system provides assurance of compensation when workers are hurt on the job — but without subjecting employers to lawsuits.
It is a complex and sometimes contradictory system but it is the best we have for protecting workers.
What benefits does workers' compensation provide?
Workers' comp provides three kinds of benefits:
- It can pay for your medical expenses.
- It can compensate you for lost pay in three ways: partial, temporary or permanent.
- It can provide vocational rehabilitation when you are unable to return to your regular work.
One reason you need an experienced workers' comp lawyer is to identify the type of benefits you are entitled to, and to carefully build a case that cannot be denied.
How does Bashein & Bashein Company, L.P.A., charge for helping me obtain workers' comp benefits?
We don't get paid unless your claim is approved. So there is no risk in talking to our attorneys. We have helped thousands of individuals like yourself get through difficult periods of multiple medical bills and zero paychecks. We can help you, too.
Injured On The Job: Now What?
There are many more questions arising from this complex area of law, too many and too individualized to address in this space. Your best bet is to talk to one of the workers' compensation lawyers at Bashein & Bashein Company, L.P.A., in Cleveland, Ohio, at 216-539-8437. Or ask your question by email.