Workers' compensation exists to provide benefits for employees who have been injured on the job. People that have suffered a work related injury might be entitled to receive workers' compensation for the injuries they have endured. The workers' compensation benefits may include payment of medical expenses; compensation for lost wages; and payment for a permanent injury. In addition, workers' compensation can be paid to an employee's dependents if they die from a work-related injury or disease.
Work related injuries typically covered by workers'
- Neck, back, and knee injuries
- Carpal tunnel/repetitive stress injuries
- Hearing problems
- Work-related emotional or psychological problems
- Work-induced heart attack or stroke
- Occupational diseases, such as cotton-dust disease, asbestosis and dermatitis
- Asthma, or other work related lung or breathing conditions
- Loss of use of limbs
- Reflex sympathetic dystrophy
- Chronic pain syndrome
- Eye injuries
- Accidental death
Never assume that the employer or the insurance company cares about your injury or if you receive fair compensation for it. The employer and the insurance company have many attorneys who know the workers' compensation system available to them who will work against you. Level the playing field by using the Overholt Law Firm, PC, which can help you get the medical care and compensation you deserve. Contact us today for a free consultation at 910-798-5900 or toll free at 800-381-9120 or by e-mail.