Workers’ compensation is a form of insurance that is intended to provide those who are injured while working, or who suffer from a work-related illness, to be compensated for their medical expenses and lost wages without having to go through protracted and difficult legal action. The worker does not have to prove the employer was negligent, and the employer cannot claim the worker’s negligence caused the injury.
This seems like an ideal system. Unfortunately, there are many issues that often prevent workers from collecting the damages to which they are entitled. There are hurdles to overcome which often require the assistance of experienced workers’ compensation attorneys.
Martin Law Group Can Help You Collect on your Claim
Some of the ways in which employers may try to block you from collecting include, but are not limited to:
- Your employer argues that you failed to comply with the workers’ compensation reporting requirements.
- Your employer and/or the insurer asserts the injury or illness is not really work-related.
- The insurer argues that you have a pre-existing condition that is the cause of your injury or illness, not anything work-related.
Third Party Claims
There are times when, in addition to workers’ compensation benefits, you may also be able to file a negligence claim against a third party.
At the Martin Law Group, we are committed to pursuing your workers’ compensation claim and possible third party law suit in order to ensure you collect all the legally available damages. We are located in Jackson, Mississippi, and serve all those throughout both Mississippi and Texas.