Workers’ Compensation Lawyer
A large portion of your life is spent on the job, earning and providing for your family. Between working long hours and laboring under strenuous conditions, injuries in the workplace are bound to happen. Fortunately for you, states have an insurance program called workers’ compensation that helps you in the event of an injury. When you sustain an injury on the job, you are entitled to compensation from your employer for lost wages, medical bills, and disability. This applies whether you’ve been disabled permanently or temporarily.
If you have previously applied for workers’ compensation and have been denied, you could greatly benefit from partnering with a workers’ compensation attorney to get the full benefits you need to keep going. If you have previously received workers’ compensation but the benefits ran out before you were able to fully recover, our workers’ compensation lawyers can defend you and help you claim your right to a full recovery before returning to work. In times of hardship, rightful compensation is often the only consolation. We work with you and any insurance companies involved to recover workers’ compensation benefits for you.
If you have been injured on the job, seek the services of our expert Alabama workers’ compensation lawyers here at the law office of Wettermark Keith.
What Does Workers’ Compensation Cover?
Some of the most common injuries sustained on the job that require employers to pay workers’ compensation are:
- Industrial accidents
- Machinery accidents
- Car accidents
- Construction accidents
- Repetitive stress injuries
- Back injuries
- Neck injuries
- Slip and fall injuries
- Exposure to toxic substances
In accordance with Alabama law, employers with more than 5 employees need to cover their employees with workers’ compensation insurance. Also, if you’re injured on the job, you don’t have to prove that the employer or any other employee was at fault in your personal injury case. The only condition that needs to be true is that you were injured on the job or in the workplace.
If you’ve suffered an on-the-job injury, contact our top workers’ compensation lawyers to pursue the compensation you deserve in this hard time. Our workers’ compensation lawyers have over three decades of litigation experience trying these cases in court and have the resources needed to try even the most challenging of cases.
Workers’ Compensation Payouts
In most cases, the recovery allotted via a claim of workers’ compensation simply doesn’t meet the needs of the victim. While the payout may come fairly quickly, in Alabama the amount paid is usually about 70% of the weekly wage of the person who was injured. After you are injured, you may be asked to see a specific physician, provided to you by your employer. These physicians all too often can release workers’ back to work too soon — before they have had time to properly and fully heal. Additionally, if you are severely injured and incur a high degree of disability, the payout provided by workers’ compensation just won’t suffice. This is why you need a compensation lawyer to fight your case and help you get the maximum compensation possible.
If the negligence of another person was the reason for your injury, a separate claim of personal injury may need to be filed in addition to the workers’ compensation claim, especially since workers’ compensation benefits are limited. However, workers’ compensation claims and personal injury claims have different conditions. To learn whether you have a workers’ compensation claim, a personal injury claim, or both, contact one of our workers’ compensation lawyers. We offer a free consultation for each person in need of a compensation lawyer so that you can learn more about your case with no financial risk involved.
Zero Tolerance for Retaliation
Many workers’ are initially afraid to file a claim for workers’ compensation against their employer because they are afraid it will cause them to lose their job. Alabama has strict laws against this type of retaliation, and our top workers’ compensation lawyers will make sure you are treated fairly and have a job to go back to once you have recovered. We don’t allow our clients to be intimidated by anyone.
Some workplaces and industries pose a hire risk for injury on the job, such as:
- Construction job sites
- Industrial manufacturing
- Commercial Truck Driving
- Oil and Gas industry positions
- Power Line/Utilities positions
Hiring a compensation attorney is your best bet for recovering fully and winning the full benefits you deserve.
Why Choose Wettermark Keith Compensation Lawyers?
Here at Wettermark Keith, no corporation or employer is too big for our expert workers’ compensation attorneys to take on. Our workers’ compensation lawyers represent each and every client with the utmost respect, compassion, and employ the thorough legal expertise needed to make their case a success. We realize that this is likely a difficult situation for you and possibly your family and are here for you.
If you have been injured at work, whether or not it is due to the negligence of another person, contact our seasoned compensation lawyers today for a free consultation. Together we can seek a financial compensation figure that meets your needs as a victim and will continue to provide for you, long after this ordeal is over.
Contact a Workers’ Compensation Attorney
When selecting clients to represent in court, our firm operates on a contingency fee basis. What this means to our clients is simple: if we don’t win your case, you won’t pay anything. And not only is there no financial risk involved in bringing the case to court, we also offer a free consultation when you bring your case to us. We choose to operate this way for the sole benefit of our clients, we want to see you obtain a successful recovery so that you can continue to carry on with your life.
Contact us today to schedule a free consultation with one of our compensation lawyers if you have been the victim of an on-the-job injury. We are honored to defend you and look forward to getting in touch.