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What Is Workers’ Compensation?
Workers’ compensation is a form of insurance that employers carry for their employees to cover workplace accidents. It is an agreement that employers will cover the medical costs associated with an on-site injury in exchange for an agreement that the worker who has been injured will not file a lawsuit against his or her employer.
If you have suffered an injury on the job but are finding it difficult to navigate the workers’ compensation process, getting legal support can make a tremendous assistance. The Cedar Rapids workers’ compensation lawyers at Leehey Olson Law, P.C., have the experience and compassion to help you seek the compensation you need. For more information or to get started on your case, contact us today at (319) 294-4424.
Common Workplace Injuries
Workers’ compensation exists for anyone who is at risk for getting injured on site. While almost any kind of injury can happen on the job, there are a few that are more likely to happen than others. These include:
- Slip, trip and fall injuries
- Head injuries
- Injuries from falling objects
- Machinery malfunction
- Overuse injuries, such as carpal tunnel syndrome
If you have suffered from any of these injuries or anything else while on the job site, you have a right to seek workers’ compensation for your medical bills, missed work, and other related expenses.
When you get injured on the job, medical costs and lost wages can add up to staggering amounts. That is why collecting workers’ compensation is so important. If you or someone you care about could use some assistance with filing for workers’ compensation, the Cedar Rapids personal injury attorneys of Leehey Olson Law, P.C., can help. Contact our offices today at (319) 294-4424 to get started on your case.