If you are injured on the job, you are entitled to worker’s compensation. The types of benefits available to claimants include payment for all medical treatment (prescriptions, supplies, equipment, hospital costs, doctor bills) and a portion of your weekly wages. Benefits for lost wages will vary depending on whether your injury is considered a temporary total disability or a permanent disability. Compensation is based on your average weekly wage (gross earnings before the accident or disease, usually during the preceding 52 weeks, and includes overtime and other benefits provided by the employer such as meals, uniform, car and housing allowances).
If you have been injured while working, you should contact an experienced workers compensation attorney who is familiar with the Worker’s Compensation Act. Do not accept the insurance companies low ball offer. If you have been injured in a work related accident, call Steele Law for a free case evaluation. Workers’ compensation laws vary from state to state, as do the statutes of limitation for filing a claim. Consequently, it’s crucial that those filing a workers’ compensation claim work with experienced workers’ compensation attorneys for the best possible outcomes. Our Alabama workers compensation attorney can help you get the compensation you deserve.