Injuries can happen in virtually any line of work. While some injuries are treatable, others can keep you out of work for weeks, months, or even permanently. At Dyer Law, we understand that it can be confusing to navigate a worker’s compensation claim, which is why we won’t let you go through it alone. If you need any legal help or simply want somebody to talk to, give our team a call today for a free, no-pressure consultation.
Understanding Workers’ Compensation
It can be confusing to understand all of your options when you file a worker’s compensation claim on your own. That’s why working with an attorney can help ensure that you receive fair compensation and that your rights are protected. Depending on your injury, you may be entitled to benefits including:
Payment of medical and hospital bills.
Payment of your mileage incurred for medical appointments.
Payment of weekly income while you are out of work.
Payment for temporary and permanent disability.
Vocational rehabilitation (consisting of job placement, training, or education).
Third-Party Personal Injury Claims
If your injury was caused by third-party negligence, you’re able to file claims for workers’ compensation and against that third party. This option can be extremely helpful in securing the best possible compensation for your injuries in a timely manner.
Third-party claims, just like other lawsuits, can take months to resolve – and meanwhile, you have medical bills and treatment needs. Workers’ compensation can actually provide you with benefits sooner, even though the damages may be more limited than those involved in a third-party claim.
The Dyer Law Process
We know that it can be difficult to experience legal issues. Dyer Law will simplify the confusing legal process for you so you are able to focus on what truly matters in your life. Here’s what you can do to make the first step:
Contact our team to set up your free consultation.
A member of our team will meet with you in person or on the phone to learn more about your situation.
We’ll help you to understand your rights while providing professional advice on how you should move forward.
If we mutually decide to move forward with your case, we will get started and work towards getting you the compensation you deserve.
Workers’ Compensation FAQs
Do you still have questions regarding workers’ compensation? Learn more from our frequently asked questions.
How Should I Inform My Employer if I’m Injured?
If you’ve been injured at work, you’ll want to go directly to your boss or supervisor. You’ll then begin filling out a workers’ compensation form and start the claims process. Be sure to tell them the order of events and anyone who saw the injury occur.
How Long Do I Have to Pursue My Claim?
In most cases in Nebraska, you have two years from the date of your injury or the Workers’ Compensation insurance company makes its last payment to begin a court proceeding in the Workers’ Compensation Court. This time limit may be extended if your employer has paid any of the bills associated with your injury. For a specific analysis of the time you have to file your claim, it is important to contact an attorney immediately.
What Losses Can I Be Compensated For?
Depending on your particular injury, you may be entitled to the following losses:
- Medical and hospital bills
- Weekly income for the time you missed from work
- Temporary or permanent disability
Insurance companies have professional adjusters and attorneys working to represent their interests and to save the insurance company money. That’s why it’s best to work with a trusted attorney to make sure you are fairly represented and that you are not dealing with the insurance company at an unfair advantage.
Contact Dyer Law
If you’ve experienced an injury at work and need help filing a workers’ compensation case, Dyer Law can help you. Our team will work alongside you to make sure you’re represented by people who care about your issues and want to see that you’re compensated fairly. Dyer Law will always be here for you, even if you just have questions and want to discuss the details of your claim. Call us today for a no-pressure, free consultation.
The Ultimate Guides
Dyer Law attorneys have authored two books to provide you helpful information when you are involved in an accident or workers’ compensation situation. Both are available free from Dyer Law.