Helping Injured Workers Obtain Compensation
Workers form the backbone of the Beloit economy. When those workers are injured, they should not be left to fend for themselves.
Fortunately, most employers are required to purchase workers’ compensation insurance. These policies will pay benefits to workers who are injured on the job. If you were hurt in an explosion, fire, fall, or other accident, you should qualify for benefits.
As our lawyers know, however, obtaining benefits is often easier said than done. Many insurers reject clearly-valid claims, often on superficial grounds. When you need benefits because of a workplace injury, contact Tuite Law for assistance.
Injuries & Accidents
Our firm has decades of experience assisting workers who are injured. We have represented men and women who work in all sorts of industries, including construction, clerical, medical services, and education.
Workers can be injured in a variety of ways. Some fall from great heights, while others are injured by faulty equipment at work. If you must travel for your job, you could be injured while driving or when staying in a hotel. Other workers are injured because they perform repetitive tasks that slowly stress their bodies.
We can help workers who are suffering from any of the following:
- Traumatic brain injuries and concussions
- Neck injuries
- Ruptured discs and other back injuries
- Carpal tunnel
- Knee injuries
- Tennis elbow
- Rotator cuff injuries
- Soft-tissue sprains and strains
- Occupational illnesses
- Asbestosis and silicosis
If you were hurt while working, please contact a Beloit workers’ compensation lawyer today.
Eligibility for Benefits
As mentioned above, a worker must be injured on the job. However, this does not mean you must be at work. If you travel for your job, then you could be injured away from the office and still qualify. You might also qualify if you are injured while running required errands for your employer.
Workers’ compensation benefits are no-fault, which should ease the process considerably. Even if your own negligence is to blame for an accident, you can still request benefits. Nevertheless, injuries sustained while not working are not covered.
If eligible, you might receive:
- Medical care to treat your injuries
- Disability benefits, to replace lost wages
- Permanent disability benefits, if you cannot work at all
- Vocational training
If a loved one died, then surviving family members should qualify for a death benefit and assistance with the cost of a funeral and burial. Workers’ compensation benefits are substantial, so promptly contact an attorney.
Appealing a Denial
It is not unusual for people with valid claims to see their application denied. This happens for many reasons. Fortunately, the workers’ comp system provides rejected applicants with an appeals process, but workers must move quickly.
At our firm, we will review the reason for your denial and gather evidence to rebut it. For example, an insurer might claim you were injured outside work. We can find witnesses who bolster your claim that a workplace accident injured you. In other cases, an insurer might allege that your injury isn’t serious. We can gather the necessary medical records to show that it is.
At Tuite Law, we represent clients “on contingency.” We never charge an up-front legal fee, and we only get paid if you win your case. This approach to helping clients works for everyone’s benefit.