Frequently Asked Questions
Answers to Common Workers' Compensation Questions
At the Swartz Fogy Law Group, our
workers’ compensation attorneys have 30 years of experience helping accident victims seek compensation
for their injuries. We have seen many different injuries and have assisted
a number of different cases.
Put this experience to use in your case by reading some of our answers
to frequently asked questions or fill out a
free online evaluation for help in your particular case.
What types of accidents can be included in a workers' compensation claim?
There are a wide range of
accidents which may be covered by workers' compensation, including slip and
falls, machinery accidents, and repetitive strain injuries. The main purpose
of a claim is that if you have been injured on the job as a result of
an irresponsible employer or manager, and that the responsible party should
be held accountable for your injuries.
What types of injuries are covered by workers' compensation?
Injuries which are incurred on the job because of insufficient safety protocols
are covered under your claim. This consist of a wide range of potential
harm, including asbestos exposure, chemical explosion, burns, fractures,
gunshot wounds, and traumatic brain injuries.
Are there different types of workers' compensation claims?
Yes. The type of claim you file depends on the severity of your injuries.
For example, if you suffer a temporary injury and are unable to work for
a short period of time, you can receive a specific type of compensation
based on the fact that you may one day return to work. If you suffer an
injury which will affect your ability to do your job on a long-term basis,
you may be eligible for permanent disability through Social Security.
What can I do if my claim is denied?
If your workers' compensation claim has been
denied, it is important not to give up hope. A skilled attorney from the Swartz
Fogy Law Group, can help investigate your case and assist you in pursuing
the compensation which you may be entitled to after suffering serious
injuries in a workplace accident.
What if my employer tries to get me to accept a settlement?
You are technically allowed to accept any type of settlement which you
are offered, but it is not advisable. Insurance agencies will often try
to persuade you to accept a lower offer, as it saves them money. It is
highly recommended that you
retain a skilled Fair Oaks workers' compensation attorney to represent you in order to ensure that you receive a fair amount of
compensation for your injuries.