What Is Worker’s Compensation?

 In Law, Workers' Compensation Law

Have you recently sustained an injury while on the job? Here is our guide on navigating worker’s compensation!

What Is Worker’s Comp?

Worker’s compensation is a type of insurance provided to employees by their employers. It is insurance for any work-related accidents, disabilities, or injuries that happen on the job. Worker’s comp allows employees to receive proper treatment for their injuries but waives their right to sue their employer. Due to the circumstances, it is important to have someone on your side. This is why many people hire a lawyer to help with their worker’s compensation claims.

How Does A Lawyer Help?

Lawyers go to school for many years to learn the ins and outs of the law. Worker’s compensation is something many lawyers have experience with. Now you may think it is easier to deal with the issue on your own, but a lawyer can play a big part in this. No matter your relationship with your boss, their job is to, unfortunately, protect the company. If you are injuries on the job, the employer’s role is to make sure the company comes out unscathed. It is nothing personal against you, but that is typically the role they assume in these situations. As a result, you might begin to feel alone when navigating the situation. A lawyer will be the person you can lean and rely on to help you get the best deal. A lawyer will be there to make sure you understand every part of the situation and help you get what you need in return. In addition, paperwork can become a big hassle and that’s where they come in. They have the resources, knowledge, and ability to make sure everything is filed correctly. Your lawyer will have your back through the entire process.

If you recently suffered an injury at work and are looking for aid, contact Slaughter Law Firm. Here at Slaughter Law, our lawyer Frankie Slaughter Jr. has over 21 years of law experience. Some of the specific areas he practices include worker’s compensation, criminal law, employment law, divorce, wills, personal injury, and more. You can find more information on our services online here or call us at (423) 844-0560 today!